Toms Cottage is the place to be on the Island of Aitutaki, very clean affordable good owners, very good communication, great location, less than a mins walk to the beach.
They have everything you need beautiful view to the sea.
Despite not being advertised, the place still exists. It is run by a nice woman Tareta who works as a school teacher :)
It should be treated more like a short-term room/house rental rather than an hotel/hostel because it's no longer a main business for the people who run it. They do maintain it, but they also have to go...