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Waitui Basecamp - Hostel

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Waitui Basecamp - Hostel

2.0 star property
Beachfront hostel in Matathawa Island with restaurant, bar/lounge

8.0/10 Very good

14 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
Matacawalevu Island, Yasawa Islands, Matathawa Island

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Nadi (NAN-Nadi Intl.) - 55.4 miles/89.2 km

About this property

Waitui Basecamp - Hostel

Enjoy your visit to Matathawa Island with a stay at Waitui Basecamp - Hostel. You can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant or wind down at the end of the day with a drink from the bar/lounge. Fellow travellers say good things about the helpful staff.



At a glance

Hotel size

  • 5 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 1 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must transfer to the property via Boat and must arrange the transfers by contacting the property before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • No on-site parking

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

What to do

  • On the beach


  • Front desk (limited hours)


  • Built in 2007


  • English

Room amenities

Freshen up

  • Partially open bathroom
  • Shower only

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • Additional fee: FJD 70 per person, per night
The additional mandatory fee covers a meal plan fee per person.


<p>Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.</p> <p>This property accepts credit cards.</p>

Also known as

Waitui Basecamp Hostel Matathawa Island
Waitui Basecamp Hostel
Waitui Basecamp Matathawa Island
Waitui Basecamp - Hostel Matathawa Island
Waitui Basecamp - Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation

Frequently asked questions

Does Waitui Basecamp - Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Waitui Basecamp - Hostel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Are pets allowed at Waitui Basecamp - Hostel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Waitui Basecamp - Hostel?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Waitui Basecamp - Hostel.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Waitui Basecamp - Hostel?
You can check in starting at 1 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
Are there restaurants at or near Waitui Basecamp - Hostel?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant.



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Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities


2/10 Poor

2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

An authentic island experience in an idyllic location.
Nick, 5-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Wonderful place to stay, relax and really unwind into Fiji time! We had such a relaxing stay at Waitui basecamp, we were sorry to leave. We got to know the team and learnt plenty about village life and had some great experiences - from collecting geges (small clams) for dinner, visiting the local school and village to kayaking to a nearby beach and eating mangoes straight from the tree. Afternoons reading and snoozing in the hammocks ensured we really rested and left city stresses behind. We met and made friends with other guests, and had a great laugh with everyone. The team held a traditional lovo/ kava night where we had a feast on the beach and sang and laughed together all night. If you want a genuine down to earth experience then we would highly recommend waitui as a wonderful break away. Tui cooked us amazing fresh meals with lots love, and the team would even bring your lunch out to you if you were spending the day away on Blue Lagoon beach - we felt very spoilt! Will definitely return
Rocksta, 4-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

the most authentic Fiji experience you could have. Food is caught the same day and cooked and there is maybe only 10 people on the island including staff. The staff are viillagers and are fantastic - we already miss them! Be aware though each meal - regardless of what you eat (even if it is just a bowl of cereal) is $50 each which is very expensive considering you are sleeping on a mattress in a tent, have only a cold shower from a mountain spring and there is no beach.
nicky, 7-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Amazing stay in Paradise
Our favourite place to stay in the Yasawas. Relaxed and generous staff, in paradise! Lots of activities both free and paid for. Lovely room and very good food. We hope to return again!
Nina, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

Better Value elsewhere
Nice to have a little wifi, but the grounds were pretty disappointing. The tide was out most of our stay so not much to do without getting on a boat.
Jessica, 1-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Highlight of the Yasawa Islands
My friend and I stayed one night in a glamping tent at Waitui base camp and my one regret is that we didn’t stay longer. I loved everything about our stay. The staff treat you like family and are happy to share as much or as little of their life with you as you want. There are so many activities to chose from- spear fishing, coconut demos, village visits, school visits, farm visits, island medicine talks, bonfires, volleyball, kayaking, snorkeling... and many of them are free! The food is spectacular. For dinner we ate fish caught by other guests on their fishing trip, and for lunch we ate papaya picked by other guests on their farm trip. So fresh and delicious! There is a resort fee payable on checkout to cover the cost of meals and I do recommend bringing cash if you’re interested in buying souvenirs on excursions.
Rebecca, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Family hotel in the Yasawas
Thanks to Cele the boat driver for making of our trip a very special memory. His grace and spontaneous support was priceless and makes from the Waitui Basecamp an great choice!
Cesar, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

This place was just perfect for our family. The food was really great and the room was clean and comfortable. All the folks that make the place run are friendly and kind. Best of all, for us, were the adventures we were able to have. It truly is a basecamp, and we loved our stay there.
Sarah, 3-night family trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

If you don't stay here you'll be kicking yourself
Tim & Megan, and their gorgeous staff, cultivated a 10/10 experience for us at Waitui Basecamp. Much thought has been put into making guests feel supremely comfortable. It's like staying at a good friends house, with a superb range of outdoor activities and lush food at your beck and call. We couldn't have imagined having a better experience in Fiji and we will be recommending friends and family make Waitui Basecamp a 'must do' experience when visiting not only the Yasawa islands, but Fiji. Thank you Tim and Megan and we wish you all the best in your endeavours.
Zoe, 4-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review