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Phuket Backpacker Hostel

165 Ranong rd., Phuket Town, Phuket, Thailand 83000 (Show on map)

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"Great bar, close to shops, cool dorms at night although..."

  • Faye, United Kingdom
  • March 23, 2015
  • Area: Phuket Town
  • Rooms : 20
  • Free Wi-Fi

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Room Types
Standard Fan
Standard Air Conditioning
Dormitory with Fan, sharing 4 Beds & Bathroom
Dormitory with Fan, sharing 4 Beds & Bathroom
Standard Fan
Standard Air Conditioning


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Features of Phuket Backpacker Hostel

24-hour front desk

24-hour room service

airport transfer

ATM/cash machine on site


BBQ facilities

bicycle rental

car hire

coffee shop

currency exchange

laundry service

meeting facilities

safety deposit boxes

shared lounge/TV area


shuttle service


Sports and Recreation



free Wi-Fi in all rooms

Wi-Fi in public areas

Languages Spoken



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Located in the lovely area of Phuket Town, Phuket Backpacker Hostel enjoys a commanding position in the sightseeing, shopping, restaurants hub of Phuket. Situated only 1 km from the city center, guests are well located to enjoy the town's attractions and activities. With the city's main attractions such as THAI Office, Jui Tui Tao Bo Teng Foundation, Shrine of the Serene Light within close reach, visitors to the hotel will just love its location.

At Phuket Backpacker Hostel, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. Top features of the hotel include free Wi-Fi in all rooms, 24-hour front desk, 24-hour room service, Wi-Fi in public areas, airport transfer.

Guests can choose from 20 rooms, all of which exude an atmosphere of total peace and harmony. The hotel offers many unique recreational opportunities such as garden. Whatever your reason for visiting Phuket, the Phuket Backpacker Hostel is the perfect venue for an exhilarating and exciting break away.
Located in the lovely area of Phuket Town, Phuket Backpacker Hostel enjoys a commanding position in ... see more
Children and extra beds:
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding. Note, if you need a cot there may be an extra charge.
Children 2-6 year(s)
Must use an extra bed

Guests over 6 years old are considered as adults.

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.

When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Airport Transfer Fee
700 THB

Check-In From
09:00 AM

Check-Out Until
11:00 AM

Distance from City Center
1 km

Distance to Airport
25 km

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Raynaldo A. Solo travelers Philippines, June 9, 2015
The good backpackers

Affordable, location is great
My stay is worthed. The place is very accessible and staff were very accomdating... Cleanliness is at stake.
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Sam B. Couples United States of America, April 5, 2015
Quick and easy

Convenient, clean, nice bed
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Faye B. Solo travelers United Kingdom, March 23, 2015
Cheap and cheerful

Great bar, close to shops, cool dorms at night although roasting in the morning.
This hostel has a great bar and communal film area for everyone to socialise. The beds are comfy and it's nice and cool. Not worth paying extra for air con as the fans blow it around anyway. Really great base if you are going to rent bikes or get local buses from the bus station a few doors down. Only 150THB from the airport andreally close to the port if you are going on to the islands after.
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Richard C. Solo travelers Australia, March 5, 2015
Cheap convenient location. simple.

cheap, location
Cheap simple place. Bunks of 4 beds per dorms, which were partitioned. Not a lot of privacy. The partitions do not lock and slide open/close. Bring your own toiletries. Toilets sometimes flood, and 2 of the 8 showers were also flooded at the time. Can get busy downstairs as person serving/preparing food + drinks is also the person who does all the hotel admin work - took 15 mins to be served for my hotel booking. Bed was comfortable with no bed bugs. Snoring could barely be heard from 2 partitions down. Good crowd comes along, with pool table, books and plenty of seats in the restaurant area. Food is good, and the drinks are plentiful. Excellent location, but not near where the Patong where most of the clubs are - 1 hr motorbike away. They lend out helmets for free - just tell them what bed number you're staying at. Phuket town is a good location for shopping. If you want to party, get accommodation at Patong as centre of nightlife in Phuket.
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Cleah A. Groups Philippines, February 19, 2015
Great hostel for backpackers

Good location, budget hostel, comfortable matress
One of the coolest hostels for backpackers. Location is in the center of the town, near the market and just few walks away from the local bus terminal going Patong/Chalong (cheaper fare than tuktuk and taxi).The matress was comfortable but we were just bit disappointed with bedbugs. Toilet and other areas were clean. Staffs were accommodating and could speak English good. They even allow us to leave our baggage in their storage room upon check-out since we still have to visit some of the temples in town. Faciities are great esp their lounge with bar where people can party and drink.
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Cesar S. Solo travelers Philippines, February 11, 2015
Great location

location location location
The room was great. the best part is where it is located. just outside the hostel you can find different buses goin around phuket island so it is very to go around the island. the staff are very friendly. i had a great time staying there and planning to go back and stay there again in the future.
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Maria A. Groups Philippines, December 5, 2014
staff like art is excellent English communicator.

location is tops, It is near the market, songthaew (bus) terminal is just a step away cleanliness and secure. Excellent for backpackers really.
The rooms are clean, the water closet as well is always clean. The staff is warm and accommodating. The location is very close to bus terminal, shops and market. Just a bus ride to Kata beach, Patong Beach. The pink (songthaew ) bus terminal is just a few steps away. For only 10 bath you could go sight seeing around Phuket town and its shopping malls.
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Ken F. Solo travelers Australia, September 29, 2014
I Just Reviewed Phuket Backpacker Last Week

Location, Services, Other Guests
I cannot fault Phuket Backpacker. I stayed here a week ago and came back again for the Vegetarian Festival. This is my fourth stay and the only change I have noticed which I didn't like is that the owner keeps putting back the time the aircon in the dorms goeson. Now it is back to 10pm but much worse wouldhave to happen to stop me coming. I like the fact that they have real computers although these could do with a bit of TLC as well, mr owner. They also have a big selection of DVDs which you can play on the TV if you can't find anything to do. If you've had it with Patong, relax in town at Phuket Backpackerson Ranong
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Ken F. Solo travelers Australia, September 20, 2014
I Love This Place

Comfort, Location, Communal Areas
I always have plansto travel onwards from Phuket but each time I go I get stuck at the Backpackers because it is just so good. I always meet interesting characters here. Free proper computers, not just WiFi.I have escaped to Ao Nang whereI'm at Slumber Party Two which is excellent too but not an institution like Phuket Backpackers where there are lotsof comfy lounges and DVD movies to watch in them. None of that here at Ao Nang! I am going back to Phuket for the Vegetarian Festival beginning October 24. If you are very lucky I might just see you there!
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Oscar P. Solo travelers United Kingdom, June 7, 2014
surprisingly comfortable.

close to town centre, clean rooms, friendly staff
For the price I wasn't expecting much, but what I got was a newly renovated room and a hassle free stay. Would recommend for the budget traveller!
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Customers like this hostel for:
Area recommended for:
  • restaurants
  • shopping
  • sightseeing
Distance to airport:
  • Phuket International Airport (26.3 Km)
Customer comments:
  • "Good range of facilities" , "Great location" , "Nice staff"
Top attractions in the area:
  • Natural Restaurant (0.2 Km / 3 min walk)
  • Phuket Centre Tour (0.4 Km / 5 min walk)
  • Old Town (0.5 Km / 6 min walk)
  • Pure Car Rent (0.6 Km / 8 min walk)
Note: Distances are measured as a straight line.

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