Although travelling solo, I was in Apia for an environmental meeting. The room was booked because it was close to the meeting and cheap.
I stayed in the backpacker section out the back of the hotel.
After reading the one-star reviews on here I have to say to the reviewers, it’s all true. I also have to say “get over it”.
Hotel Eliza people were fantastic, willing to assist and amazingly friendly. Sure, the facilities were basic but what do you expect for $AUD25 a night? Close to the town centre - everything.
There’s a bit of cultural imperialism going on in the misery reviews.
I was treated to sharing digs with a fantastic group of local, funny and loud gay men, engaging with animated bar staff over the Australia/Samoa union match and lots more. Who’d have thought I’d end up at the Miss Samoa pageant? That was an eye-opener.
I’ll be staying at Hotel Eliza again, no sweat.
Go with a relaxed attitude, an open mind, a little patience and a healthy sense of humour, you’ll have a great time.
Ps just remember because of the church influence, NOTHING is open on Sundays.More
- Free Wifi
- Free parking