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8.1

Excellent

288 reviews

288 reviews

Housekeeping17
Beach7
Shops1
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8.7

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location - 370 meters to the beach
Popular neighborhood
Popular landmarks
Bangla Road 140 m
Patong Beach 340 m
Karon Beach 5.5 km
Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong) 6.6 km
Phuket FantaSea 7.2 km
Big Buddha Phuket 7.5 km
Nai Harn Beach 12.9 km
Nearby landmarks
Tiger Entertainment 20 m
Illuzion Phuket 40 m
TaiPan Disco 50 m
Mama Massage 70 m
Bangla Mall 90 m
Central Patong Phuket 100 m
Ocean Plaza Patong 100 m
Game Space 100 m
Diving Pool 130 m
Patong OTOP Shopping Paradise 140 m
Free Wi-Fi

Kool Backpacker hostel

31 Bangla Rd, Patong, Phuket, Thailand, 83150 - See map
  • 580 meters to public transportation

  • Airport transfer

  • 370 meters to the beach

  • Located in heart of Phuket

  • Air conditioning

Facilities

Airport transfer

Bicycle rental

Front desk [24-hour]

Spa

Shops

Coffee shop

Bar

Laundry service

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Value for money8.4
Distance to city center0.00 km
Location rating8.7
Nearest airportPhuket International Airport (HKT)
Distance to airport24.2 km

Rooms available at Kool Backpacker hostel

Very good
Room comfort & quality

7.7

1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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            Frequently asked questions

            What time is check-in and check-out at Kool Backpacker hostel?

            Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The front desk is always open, day or night.

            How do I get to Kool Backpacker hostel?

            Kool Backpacker hostel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind with the additional charge of 800 THB. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hostel know you want a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service.

            Is breakfast offered at Kool Backpacker hostel?

            Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 100 THB if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hostel.

            What is the closest train, metro, or bus station to Kool Backpacker hostel?

            Phuket airport bus express is the closest train, metro, or bus station, about 580 m away from Kool Backpacker hostel.

            What restaurants are nearby Kool Backpacker hostel?

            Kool Backpacker hostel is located in Patong, famous for good restaurants such as Bangla Night Market, Kitchen Bistro Patong and The Kitchen.

            What popular shopping places are close to Kool Backpacker hostel?

            Kool Backpacker hostel is located in Patong area which features shopping places such as Jungceylon Shopping Center, Malin Plaza Patong and Patong OTOP Shopping Paradise.

            What are popular attractions near Kool Backpacker hostel?

            Guests at Kool Backpacker hostel can easily visit Bangla Road, Mama Massage and Phuket Rd Promenade located in the Patong area.

            What popular beaches are close to Kool Backpacker hostel?

            Guests at Kool Backpacker hostel can easily visit Patong Beach, Banana Beach and Paradise Beach in the Patong area.

            What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Kool Backpacker hostel?

            Kool Backpacker hostel is located in the Patong area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Thailand Divers - Phuket, Khaolak Safari and Patong Jet Ski.

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            Location score
            8.7/10
            Service score
            8.5/10
            Value for money score
            8.4/10
            Room comfort score
            7.7/10
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            Overall rating:

            8.1

            Excellent
            288 reviews
            Cleanliness
            8.2
            Facilities
            7.5
            Location
            8.7
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            More about Kool Backpacker hostel

            More about Kool Backpacker hostel

            Well-placed in the beaches, nightlife, shopping area of Phuket city, Kool Backpacker hostel provides a most conducive spot for you to take a break from your busy days. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. Visitors to the hotel can take pleasure in touring the city's top attractions: Bangla Boxing Stadium, Jungcelon Shopping Mall, Bangla Mall.

            Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at this Phuket hotel. 24-hour front desk, Wi-Fi in public areas, airport transfer, tours, laundry service are just a few of the facilities that set Kool Backpacker hostel apart from other hotels in the city.

            Hotel accommodations have been carefully appointed to the highest degree of comfort and convenience. In some of the rooms, guests can find internet access – wireless (complimentary), non smoking rooms, air conditioning, internet access – LAN (complimentary), shower. The hotel offers an excellent variety of recreational facilities, including massage. Whatever your purpose of visit, Kool Backpacker hostel is an excellent choice for your stay in Phuket.

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            Amenities and facilities
            Very good
            Facilities

            7.5

            Most talked about facilities

            Housekeeping

            24 mentions

            Beach

            12 mentions

            Internet

            8 mentions

            Languages spoken

            • English
            • Thai

            Internet access

            • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
            • Wi-Fi in public areas

            Things to do, ways to relax

            • Massage
            • Tours

            Dining, drinking, and snacking

            • Bar
            • Coffee shop

            Services and conveniences

            • Elevator
            • Laundry service
            • Safety deposit boxes
            • Shops
            • Smoking area

            Access

            • Front desk [24-hour]
            • Pets allowed

            Getting around

            • Airport transfer

            Sports equipment rental

            • Bicycle rental

            Available in all rooms

            • Air conditioning
            • Free bottled water
            • Non-smoking
            • Shared bathroom
            • Shower
            Location
            31 Bangla Rd, Patong, Phuket, Thailand, 83150
            Excellent
            Location

            8.7

            Airports

            • Phuket International Airport (HKT)
              24.2 km 1.0 hour drive
            • Krabi International Airport (KBV)
              78.6 km 3.0 hour drive

            Hospital or clinic

            • Siam International Clinic
              250 m

            Shopping

            • Jungceylon Shopping Center
              190 m 1 min walk

            Convenience store

            • Family Mart
              340 m 5 min walk

            Cash withdrawal

            • ATM
              80 m 1 min walk
            What's nearby

            Popular landmarks

            • Bangla Road
              140 m
            • Patong Beach
              340 m
            • Karon Beach
              5.5 km
            • Chaithararam Temple (Wat Chalong)
              6.6 km
            • Phuket FantaSea
              7.2 km
            • Big Buddha Phuket
              7.5 km
            • Nai Harn Beach
              12.9 km

            Nearby landmarks

            • Tiger Entertainment
              20 m
            • Illuzion Phuket
              40 m
            • TaiPan Disco
              50 m
            • Mama Massage
              70 m
            • Bangla Mall
              90 m
            • Central Patong Phuket
              100 m
            • Ocean Plaza Patong
              100 m
            • Game Space
              100 m
            • Diving Pool
              130 m
            • Patong OTOP Shopping Paradise
              140 m
            Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
            Property policies
            Children and extra beds

            Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

            All children are welcome.

            Infant 0-1 year(s)
            Stay for free if using existing bedding.
            Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
            Children 2-4 year(s)
            Must use an extra bed
            If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
            Guests 5 years and older are considered as adults
            Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
            Others
            • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
            Some helpful facts

            Check-in/Check-out

            • Check-in from14:00
            • Check-out until11:00
            • Reception open until06:00

            Getting around

            • Airport transfer fee800 THB
            • Distance from city center0.00 km
            • Travel time to airport (minutes)60

            Extras

            • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)100 THB
            • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee0 usd

            The property

            • Non-smoking rooms/floorsno
            • Number of bars/lounges1
            • Number of floors1
            • Number of rooms 20
            • Room voltage220
            • Year property opened2012
            • Most recent renovation2012

            Reviews of Kool Backpacker hostel from real guests

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            8.1
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            10
            Cleanliness8.2
            Facilities7.5
            Location8.7
            Room comfort and quality7.7
            Service8.5
            Value for money8.4
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            9+ Exceptional (78)
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            6-7 Good (35)
            <6 Below Expectation (31)
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            Mar - May (80)
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            8.7
            Excellent
            soyoung from South Korea
            Solo traveler
            6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
            Stayed 2 nights in April 2013

            perfect for backpacker-!”

            clean, center of patong, reasonable price

            Kool Backpacker Hostel is perfect for backpackers. (first of all, I recommend not to go this hostel if you want to get relax, need to stay in quiet room and want to private space. pretty noisy) it was my first trip to Thailand alone. so I wanted to find a room which is located in very safe area and east to get beach and center of phuket. this hostel located on the Bangla rd so good for night life. also it takes just 5 minutes to get patong beach. i was very concerned about bedbugs. but this hostel was opened 4 months ago and all furniture conditions are very clean. (still it seems remodeling partly though.) Staffs are very kind and feel like friends. you can enjoy beer at the lobby and make friends too. but you can get all this advantages with very low price. i think i was lucky to meet such a nice staffs and newl opened hostel.

            Reviewed May 05, 2013

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            9.3
            Exceptional
            Norazlina from Singapore
            Solo traveler
            6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
            Stayed 3 nights in July 2013

            Near to Everything”

            Cleanliness, Easy Access, Friendliness

            I have always been skeptical about backpacker hostel especially interms of cleanliness. Have been to Patong many times and always come across Kool Backpackers signboard whenever I walk along Bangla Road so this time I decided to try it myself. Kool Backpackers was really Cool indeed! The location was centralised right in Bangla Road itself. Near to all the bars and pubs so no problem to get tuk tuk. Rooms are cleam and the bunk beds arent squeaky. Bathroom was huge so no problems about waiting for your turns. Living room is spacious and its come with full set of TV and dvd player for the guest to watch movies. Just remember to bring your own towel and padlock for your lockers. I will definitely return to stay in Kool whenever I travel alone as its a good place to meet up with people.

            Reviewed August 13, 2013

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            XUN from China
            Solo traveler
            6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
            Stayed 3 nights in July 2013

            very comfortable! very friendly! love it very much”

            clean, friendly, comfortable

            bedrooms,baseroom,lobby and even the corridor are clean and the color of wall and floor make us feel comfortable so much!hosters are so friendly and cute!people stay in this hostel are all friendly!in the evening,everyone stay at the lobby and make some parties include playing card games,telling stories and jokes,drinking,everyone is so funny,friendly and crazy!it was the happiest memory to me and very happy start of our Thailand trip!choose Kool Backpacker hostel!you won't be disapointed!

            Reviewed July 31, 2013

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            8.7
            Excellent
            ery from Indonesia
            Group
            6-Bed Dormitory -- Female Only
            Stayed 3 nights in March 2014

            Best Location...”

            best location (in the center of Bangla Road and closed to the beach, jungceylon mall),good value in money, large bathroom and common area

            This was our first time travel to Phuket and short visit (only 2 days and 3 nights), so we (I and one friend) decide to choose this hostel becoz we just need a place to sleep and this hostel very closed to famous place in patong. We arrived at 10 pm and quite surprised becoz the taxi driver ask us to walk to the hostel becoz the taxi cant enter the closed crowded road (now We know that the famous Bangla,center of nightlife in patong). The Hostel is in the third floor, and when passed the stairs,its clean but the smell rather odd (probably from kitchen of the small bar & resto in the first floor). But the hostel itself very clean and have large common area (one area to watching tv and one area to drink and games). There was 2 person in the reseptionist when we confirm our booking, they are very friendly and one even accompany us to find our room.When we ask about very early check out, they confirm that the reseptionist is 24 hours. Our room is 6 bed dormitory for female only.The room is clean and air conditioning working good. And the best thing is we cant hear any noise since the hostel in the middle of bangla road, we can sleep very very well. I cant comment about the wifi coz we never used that ( we buy thai happy tourist simcard for internet). When we went to shower & toilet room, its very clean, and the warm water is good...but in the next morning we find someone vomit in the toilet floor and not cleaned yet (probably coz it still 5 am) So overall we very enjoyed our visit here, nice place to stay and make friends.Best location and nice staff.

            Reviewed April 09, 2014

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            AHMAD from Malaysia
            Couple
            1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
            Stayed 3 nights in July 2016

            Accomodation, People, Place are superb!”

            I stayed 3 nights. This is my first time staying at hostel. Staffs were nice,really helping. They provide a place for every guest to hang out. I really love this place. Even though during night, the music that came from the club nearby, I can get along with it. Perhaps some people can't accept that. For me, no problem for that. Hostel near to everything you want, restaurants, pub, 7Eleven, Jungceylon Mall, Patong Beach and so on, you name it. This place really suitable for backpacker. I will come again soon.

            Reviewed July 21, 2016

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            9.0
            Exceptional
            Sheri from Canada
            Solo traveler
            6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
            Stayed 2 nights in April 2013

            One of the best hostels I've stayed in”

            location, air-conditioning, price

            I took the local bus from Phuket Town to Pa Tong. The hostel is about 200m down the road from the Ba Nang Street stop. While some people found it hard to find, just look up to the third floor on the north side of the street and you'll see the sign. It's above a sushi restaurant and right across the street from the Tiger Bar. The hostel is a converted department store or warehouse. The interior is very industrial looking in many ways, but that didn't bother me as it is extremely clean. All the rooms have AC! There's dorm rooms and private rooms. The showers are impeccably clean and there's TP in the bathroom - an added bonus. There's a row of lockers in the hall outside the showers to lock your precious belongings, but none in the rooms, probably because they're a little tight. But they have AC, so who cares? The AC could be used all day long. You could buy cheap beers from the front desk as well as noodles and coffee. The lounge area could use a few more seats, but it's got AC, a flat screen TV and DVD player. And the Internet is unreliable. This hostel is very new and I'm sure improvements are on the way. Already it's a winner in my books. I loved my stay.

            Reviewed April 15, 2013

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            ARUN from India
            Solo traveler
            6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
            Stayed 1 night in March 2017

            Great place to be”

            Thankful Kool backpackers for everything, clean room, clean bathrooms, big lounge area. Next to the beach. Special thanks to Pia at reception, such a wonderful person, so helpful, an elder sister always there to help with smile.

            Reviewed March 16, 2017

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            7.3
            Very good
            philip from Philippines
            Solo traveler
            1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
            Stayed 2 nights in February 2014

            crazy fun”

            location, people

            kool backpacker hostel is right smack in bangla road which is known for the bars and stuff. so if youre looking for a quiet sleep this is not the place for you. but its super cheap and its fun staying here. u'll meet lots of other travelers from all over the world, share a beer or two. toilets are ok uni style.beds too, but just bring earplugs it can help a bit haha. If youre looking for a fun place to stay, where its not definitely boring, this is the place for you haha

            Reviewed February 18, 2014

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Maria from Spain
            Group
            6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
            Stayed 1 night in April 2015

            Perfect place to make the most out of Pating”

            Location, price and spotless place

            Location is great right in Bangla Rd. it's by all the main bars and it gets noisy in the rooms (it wasn't a problem for us as we went back to sleep after everything around was closed). Facilities are good, never seen such clean bathrooms in a hostel before. Totally recommend to stay here if you want to party in the evening/night and go to the beach during the day. It's also conveniently close to the local bus stop at the end of Bangla are to Phuket town.

            Reviewed April 13, 2015

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            9.6
            Exceptional
            TANMAY from India
            Solo traveler
            1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
            Stayed 1 night in July 2017

            Awesome experience...!”

            it was a awesome accommodation in phuket. Specially the location, its at bangla rd, which is famous for night party,i have met with different people of different countries. Receptionist Pia is so helpful n cooperative like an elder sister. Good accomodation for traveler or backpack. i would recommend this. Thank you.

            Reviewed July 05, 2017

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            9.3
            Exceptional
            Melissa from United Kingdom
            Solo traveler
            1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
            Stayed 5 nights in March 2014

            Best stay in Phuket!”

            Staff, comfort, LOCATION!

            The location was perfect for anyone who likes a night out. Although it is on the main road, the hostel also offers a quiet stay and it is a 5 minute walk from the beach. The staff was friendly and helpful and can also offer travel arrangements. I extended my stay as I loved it there so much. Perfect stay in Phuket!

            Reviewed January 26, 2015

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            9.6
            Exceptional
            TANMAY from India
            Solo traveler
            1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
            Stayed 1 night in July 2017

            party around accommodation”

            it was a nice experience in this hostel. got good travelers,good staff specially Pia,beautiful patong beach and infront of this hotel bangla rd is there and for party freak people like me its awesome.

            Reviewed July 06, 2017

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            6.7
            Good
            Ty from Australia
            Solo traveler
            6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
            Stayed 2 nights in June 2013

            Clean hostel, central location”

            Clean and tidy, centrally located on Bangla Rd right near the beach and bars, nice shared bathroom

            I stayed at Kool Backpacker hostel for 2 nights while waiting for other friends to join my trip. It's a good hostel for the price. Very clean and tidy, with a good central location but still out of the way. Looked like the staff were working on further renovations and improvements as well.

            Reviewed July 21, 2013

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            8.0
            Excellent
            Yanick from Canada
            Solo traveler
            6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
            Stayed 1 night in February 2013

            Nice and clean. In front of he tiger bar”

            Cheap and cool

            brand new place, 2013, clean, well located, some lobby party, flat screen with movies, cheap place to stay but avoid to have a dorm next to lobby if you go to sleep early to find this hostel, its in front of the big tiger bar on bengla street kool bacpacker sign is really small, so look up over the stairs

            Reviewed February 09, 2013

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            8.7
            Excellent
            Yun from China
            Solo traveler
            6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
            Stayed 2 nights in April 2013

            funny,”

            funny, friendly, clean

            if u come to patong, u come to party, and this hostel is right in the center of the party town, its right across the rd of the biggest bar in town, tiger bar, which makes it a little bit noisy but acceptable,the best thing is that every night after 7 or 8, they will play some movies for all the guests to watch, which helps us bonding with each other, have some drinks, and then head out for real party together after midnight

            Reviewed April 17, 2013

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            7.7
            Very good
            Rizza from Philippines
            Solo traveler
            6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
            Stayed 4 nights in May 2014

            A good location where you can make lots of friends”

            Good location, friendly and helpful staff, good place to make friends for solo travellers

            It was a great experience for me staying at the hostel and meeting a lot of friendly staffs and fellow travelers. The room has a/c and pretty much comfortable. They have a cozy lobby/meeting area where guests can just lie around watching, reading or surfing the net where you'd meet potential friends. Shared bathroom was always clean. Good thing there's a bar. It was really helpful when they implemented a curfew all throughout Thailand, so we're still able to drink and stay up all night. Plus it's just 3,5 mins walk from the beach. The only down side is that wifi is not that fast and there's currently construction going on beside the hostel during the day so you can hear the noise when you're trying to get some sleep during morning. But all in all it was a great stay and will probably stay here again if I'll be given a chance to come visit Phuket again.

            Reviewed May 30, 2014

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            9.2
            Exceptional
            gonzalo from Spain
            Solo traveler
            1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
            Stayed 10 nights in April 2015

            Pretty Cool but Noisy as the Hell.”

            In the Heart of Bangla Rd,that's mean everything you can imagine is happen there… Well,first it wall i want to say it's uppon a Disco and when you are sleeping between 22pm to 5am is better to bring with you Ear Plugs and don't get panic if your room is shaking cuz isn't a Tsunami or Twister around it,is because the noisy that coming from the Disco. By the way the place is absolutly nice,Huge tv room with a lot of cushions and big showers. Is just 5 minutes to Patong Beach and the Biggest Mall center on the Town. Very Clean,Hot Shower,Lockers and Friendly Staff. One of the best place to stay in Thailand.

            Reviewed January 31, 2016

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            8.3
            Excellent
            Chye from Malaysia
            Solo traveler
            1 Person in 4-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
            Stayed 3 nights in November 2013

            Fantastic an fun stay”

            Meeting great people fr all ard the world, great helpful staff, super convenient location

            Locker provided but u have to get your own padlock, no towel and hair dryer. Comfy bed, wifi sluggish around 8-11 pm when everyone is home. Those are the only few points that needs attention. Other than that, it will be the best backpacking experience u will ever get from this affordable hostel. Two thumbs up!!!

            Reviewed November 20, 2013

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            9.3
            Exceptional
            Lucy from United Kingdom
            Solo traveler
            6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
            Stayed 1 night in February 2013

            Great location, staff and facilities”

            Loved the staff, location and showers!

            Loved the location was so central in patong! Staff were fantastic, without them I would have missed my flight because I slept in! Bunk beds were really comfy and room had plenty of space! Really good value for money and the common area was great for socialising! It is next to a bar but I couldn't really hear anything from my dorm. Would highly recommend! Showers were also very clean!

            Reviewed February 13, 2013

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            10.0
            Exceptional
            Joseph from Malaysia
            Group
            1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
            Stayed 2 nights in October 2016

            Clean and strategic location at Bangla road!”

            If you are a budget traveller, please come to this hostel and worth it! Very clean, strategic location to the Phuket beach.

            Reviewed October 17, 2016

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