Places to stay in and around North Nias
There are places to stay in North Nias, but the choices are limited. Tourism is still very much in the pioneering stage. Visiting Nias is how traveling used to be when backpackers first explored Southeast Asia. It can be challenging, but if you can overcome this you will get to experience a unique part of Indonesia that very few outsiders have ever seen.
There are 3 towns and villages where you can base yourself;
This is the largest town in North Nias, located in the northwest corner of the Island. There are two guest houses here.
This is a small village on the west coast very near a famous surf location. There are three very basic guest houses here catering for surfers.
This is the largest town of Nias Island. Many tourists begin and end their stay on Nias Island here. It is also possible to stay in Gunung Sitoli and explore North Nias on day trips. Gunung Sitoli has several good hotels and a many choices of restaurants.
See map for locations of hotels and guesthouses.