On the way to the rooms An Inside dinning room for the guest to share

Shared room

13 guests

13 beds
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Rapa Nui Backpackers is a comfy place for people that are looking for a low-cost place to stay on Rapa Nui. This is a place surrounded by a beautiful jungly garden and with a feel of a local Rapa Nui family environment. The price is $45usd for each person.

The space

Rapa Nui Backpackers is a unique and comfy place for people that are looking for a low-cost place to stay in Rapa Nui. This is a place surrounded by a beautiful jungly garden and with a feel of a Rapa Nui family environment.

Interaction with guests

We help the guests have an incredible experience by teaching them about Rapa Nui, and also help them make the right decisions when it comes to the buying souvenirs, tours, and anything that has to do with Rapa Nui and its people.

Other things to note

We also have the service of providing breakfast, but you have to arrange it at the time of your arrival and it has an extra cost of $15usd. Please let us know!

We have different activities and services that you may also enjoy.

- Surf lessons / or rent boards
- Scuba diving / or rent the equipment
- Horse riding tours / or rent the horse
- Tours around the Island
- Tours to the caves
- Tours in boat to the motus
- Ukulele lessons
- Organize special events, such as weddings

The space
Bathrooms: 7
Bedrooms: 1
Beds: 13
Room type: Shared room


Extra people: 36 / night after the first guest
Cleaning Fee: 8
Weekly Discount: 5%
Weekend Price: 36 / night
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House Rules
Not suitable for pets

We expect our guest to have the greatest experience and enjoy as much as can, but always with respect for the people of Rapa Nui and its culture. Please do not step on the statues moais, because we the Rapa Nui People really respects our ancestors, and without a doubt you will notice their answer to it.

If you smoke, you are always allow to, there are plenty places outside on the garden to smoke, under a mango tree or in the middle of the whole jungle garden, a perfect spots to not bother the ones that do not smoke.

Always have fun and learn as much as you can from our history and culture because you will be fascinated.



Cancel up to 7 days before your trip and get a 50% refund. Cancel within 7 days of your trip and the reservation is non-refundable.

Safety features
First aid kit

1 night minimum stay

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Henri User Profile
August 2017
I would 100% recommend to stay at residencia Tahai, everything was perfect !! The residence is really clean, they provided me breakfast and even offered me dinner and lunch sometimes ! The family is so nice and it's a good place to meet other travelers. Room was comfortable with enough space They helped me to book my tours, taxi, and even offered me to rent a scooter / take surf lessons ... it was PERFECT !! Je recommande vraiment cette résidence, tout était parfait, rien à redire, super experience au coeur d'une famille locale adorable !

Patrick User Profile
May 2017
This place is amazing. Especially if you love to surf. Ito speaks perfect English and is so welcoming. Would stay here again

Jorge User Profile
December 2016
An authentic easter island residence very well located

Jarica User Profile
November 2016
This is a very convenient place to stay: close walk to all the restaurants, bars, and tourist shops. The woman who owns the property is adorable and very helpful along with her grandson Ito, who helps her run the guest house (which the family has been running since the 70s!). Pros: Quick walk to everything in Hanga Roa. Very close to the beach. Statues within 15 minute walk. Safe. Hot showers. Filtered water provided. Hosts will call taxis for you that typically arrive in less than 10 minutes. Grandma's house--literally. Cons: Cockroaches. Floors are pretty dirty. No wifi. No transportation to/from airport. No meals provided.

Qian User Profile
May 2016
It has been hard for me to leave Easter Island. Maria is a super nice host. She speaks very limited English and I have the same level of Spanish, but she always understood my needs and helped to solve all the problems I had. To be honest, it is not a three star hotel. Room is adequate, bed, night stand, blanket. I always had hot water for shower and for drink (I drink a lot of tea and coffee). Maria always offered tea or coffee, sometimes bananas and fresh mangos. I enjoyed sitting outside the house, having my coffee, companyed by her cute little cat. I think we developed some sort of relationship, breakfast pal. Staying in someone's home can never be as hassle free as staying in a hotel. And the condition can be a bit primitive at Easter island. However, the human relationship matters more. I will remember Maria and Easter Island forever for sure.

Jonathan User Profile
May 2016
Overall, I had a great experience here. Maria was extremely nice and accomodating, despite my poor spanish, we still were able to communicate. She even made me breakfast one morning. I had a room all to myself, and had hot water every day except one day due to delivery of propane tank I think. Overall, great stay for the price and great location as well, about 5-10 min walk to sunsets at tahai.

Fabrício User Profile
February 2016
It was a huge pleasure stay with Residencial Tania. Great stay! I really recommend it. When I got there Ito gave me lots of tips about tourism, very nice guy. For sure I'll be back soon. Thanks for the great stay.

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Residencial Tahai is the first Bed & Breakfast on Rapa nui (Easter Island). Her owner Maria Hey is a mother of eleven children and sixty four grandchildren. Residencial Tahai is surrounded by a beautiful garden and has that air of an Rapa Nui Family.

Languages: Deutsch, English, Español, Français
Response rate: 83%
Response time: within an hour
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