Best hotels and hostels in Easter Island (Rapa Nui)

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Hanga Roa

    Cabañas Christophe

    The best-value option in Hanga Roa, this charming venue seduces those seeking character and comfort with four handsomely designed bungalows that blend hardwoods and volcanic stones. They're spacious, well appointed – think king-size beds, kitchen facilities and a private terrace – and inundated with natural light. It's at the start of the Orongo trail, about 1.5km from the center. Reserve well in advance.

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    Lemu Lodge Vaihu

    The clubhouse at this new 'lodge' in the remote Caleta Vaihu sector is a stunner with wood-carved columns, stone walls and tree trunks for tables. Comprising six ecofriendly tent-cabins (two of which boast panoramic sea views), this luxe property offers a chance to reconnect with nature without sacrificing any comfort. You'll need a car as it's about 20 minutes' drive from Hanga Roa.

  • Lodging in Hanga Roa

    Hotel Hare Boutik

    A top-drawer hotel, without the stiff upper lips. Digs are in wood and stone bungalows dotted on an alluring property not far from the airport. Rooms are spacious, light-filled and judiciously laid out, with elegant furnishings, solid amenities and a private terrace. It's quite spread out so you can get a decent dose of privacy, and it features an excellent on-site restaurant.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Hanga Roa

    Explora Rapa Nui

    Rapa Nui's most luxurious establishment, this property blends into a forested patch of volcano-singed countryside. Rooms, all overlooking the Pacific and fiery sunsets, are abundant with indigenous materials (local Rauli wood, volcanic stone) that instill a sense of place. Prices include meals, drinks and top-quality excursions.

  • Lodging in Hanga Roa

    Hanga Roa Eco Village & Spa

    This sprawling establishment is one of the best hotels on the island, with an array of creatively designed rooms and suites facing the sea. All units are built of natural materials and their layout is inspired by Orongo Ceremonial Village, with curving lines and shapes. The on-site restaurants serve refined food and the spa is a stunner.

  • Top ChoiceLodging in Hanga Roa

    Pikera Uri

    A spiffing location plus decorative touches make this venture one of Hanga Roa's best retreats. Digs are in cute-as-can-be bungalows perched on a gentle slope overlooking the ocean; the Rito Mata and Uri offer the best sea views. They're all commodious, luminous and beautifully attired, and open onto a small corral where the owner, Pantu, gathers his horses every morning.

  • Lodging in Hanga Roa

    Hare Swiss

    Run by a lovely Rapanui-Swiss couple, this venture is a great option, with three immaculate cottages perched on a slope overlooking the ocean. They come equipped with sparkling bathrooms, king-size beds, tiled floors, kitchen facilities and a terrace with sea views. It's a bit of a schlep from the town center (you'll need a bike).

  • Lodging in Hanga Roa

    Mamma Nui

    Glamping at its finest, Mamma Nui has stilted domes that sleep up to four people and offer unforgettable sea views. There's also a small pool, and rest areas under the domes with hammocks and chairs in a white-sand pit. Even if you don't stay here, come to sample the ceviches, pastas and seafood pizzas of the on-site restaurant.

  • Lodging in Hanga Roa

    Aukara Lodge

    A good pick, though the 'Lodge' bit is a gross misnomer. Where else could you find an establishment with an art gallery featuring various paintings and woodcarvings by Bene Tuki, the proprietor? The rooms themselves are nothing outstanding but spruce enough, and the shady garden is a great place to chill out. It's easy walking distance from the action.

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    Camping Sustentable Ana Tekena

    It may be the priciest camping ground on this pricey island, but you can't beat the location right above Anakena Beach. This off-the-grid spot boasts solar-powered hot showers and a wood-fired stove. There's also a hammock big enough to fit an entire fútbol team! One warning: it can get a bit buggy here at night.

  • Lodging in Hanga Roa

    Altiplanico

    The best thing about this well-run venture with a boutique feel is its excellent location on a gentle slope in Tahai. Try for bungalows 1, 2, 3, 10, 11 or 17, which have panoramic sea views. The 17 units are all sparkling clean and quirkily decorated, but they're fairly packed together and we found the rack rates somewhat inflated.

  • Lodging in Hanga Roa

    Camping Mihinoa

    You have options here: a clutch of well-scrubbed rooms (the dearer ones offer more privacy), several two- to five-bed dorms, some with their own bathroom, or a campsite on a grassy plot (no shade). The ablution block has hot showers. Perks include tent hire, wi-fi, well-equipped communal kitchens and laundry service. Location is ace; you're just a pebble's throw from the seashore.

  • Lodging in Hanga Roa

    Cabañas Morerava

    There’s not much in the way of a view here as this establishment is located inland, but there’s nothing to disturb your dreams on this bucolic property. The four cottages are stylishly built with natural materials – it helps that the owners are architects – and can sleep up to six people. It's on the outskirts of town, but bikes are provided.

  • Lodging in Hanga Roa

    Aloha Nui

    This agreeable place features six well-organized rooms and a vast, shared living room that opens onto a flowery garden. But the real reason you're staying here is to discuss Rapa Nui archaeology in flawless English with Josefina Nahoe Mulloy and her husband Ramon, who lead the reputable Haumaka Tours.

  • Lodging in Hanga Roa

    Tipanie Moana

    If only all camping grounds in the world could be this clean, with spotless bathrooms, spacious shared kitchens and even racks to dry your clothes. There are also a few dorms and some great-value budget digs. The vibe here is quite lively, and while it's great for meeting fellow travelers, it may not be ideal for early risers.

  • Lodging in Hanga Roa

    Cabañas Ngahu

    A great choice where we encountered helpful service, friendly owners and happy guests. It consists of five well-equipped cabins of varying sizes and shapes, most with sea views. The casual atmosphere and prime sunset watching make this the kind of place where you quickly lose track of the days.

  • Lodging in Hanga Roa

    Hostal Tojika

    A decent bet for budgeteers, Hostal Tojika has several rooms that are all different as well as a communal kitchen in a single building overlooking the sea. Some rooms lack privacy but get the job done. No breakfast is served but there's a small eatery at the entrance of the property.

  • Lodging in Hanga Roa

    Cabañas Mana Nui Inn

    This well-run venture is great value with eight adjoining rooms in a quiet garden with million-dollar views over the ocean. There are also two stand-alone cottages for self-caterers as well as a kitchen for guests' use.

  • Lodging in Hanga Roa

    Inaki Uhi

    Can't speak a single word of Spanish? Here you'll be glad to be welcomed in flawless English by Alvaro Jr, who spent 15 years in Australia. The 15 smallish rooms occupy two rows of low-slung buildings facing each other. No breakfast, but there are four shared kitchens. It's right on the main drag, close to everything.

  • Lodging in Hanga Roa

    Hotel Taura'a

    The 15 rooms are spotless and flooded with natural light, and they come equipped with back-friendly beds and prim bathrooms. Alas, no sea views. The substantial breakfast is a plus, and Bill, the Aussie owner, is a treasure trove of local information.