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8.7
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Excellent location - 370 meters to the beach
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Patong Beach380 m
Karon Beach5.54 km
Wat Chalong6.71 km
Phuket Fanta Sea7.06 km
Kamala Beach7.12 km
Phuket Big Buddha7.48 km
Kata Beach8.08 km
Surin Beach9.43 km
Nai Harn Beach13.04 km
Promthep Cape14.99 km
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Tiger Entertainment20 m
Bangla Boxing Stadium40 m
Illuzion Phuket40 m
TaiPan Disco50 m
Jungceylon Shopping Center60 m
Bangla Mall90 m
Ocean Plaza Patong100 m
Bank of Ayudya160 m
SUZY WONG’S AGO GO170 m
The Kids Club Phuket200 m
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Kool Backpacker hostel

31 Bangla Rd, Patong, Phuket, Thailand, 83150 - See map
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Excellent service
8.5 rating for service
Excellent cleanliness
8.2 rating for cleanliness
Very good comfort
7.7 room quality and comfort
Very good facilities on premise
7.5 facilities on premise

Receptionist Pia is so helpful n cooperative like an elder sister.

TANMAY | July 5, 2017

It's nice place with big comfort room and nice staffs.

Sherwin D. | October 30, 2017

It was a awesome accommodation in phuket.

TANMAY | July 5, 2017

It was a nice experience in this hostel.

TANMAY | July 6, 2017

A perfect place for party people.

Sherwin D. | October 30, 2017

  • Airport transfer

  • 370 meters to the beach

  • Located in heart of Phuket

  • Air conditioning

  • Bar

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Value for money8.4
Distance to city center0.00 km
Location rating8.7
Nearest airportPhuket International Airport (HKT)
Distance to airport23.9 km

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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 bunk bed
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      8.1
      Excellent
      288 reviews
      Cleanliness
      8.2
      Facilities
      7.5
      Location
      8.7
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      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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      Cleanliness8.2
      Facilities7.5
      Location8.7
      Room comfort and quality7.7
      Service8.5
      Value for money8.4
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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
      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
      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
      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
      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
      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
      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
      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
      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
      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
      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
      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
      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
      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
      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
      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
      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
      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
      8.7
      Excellent
      Armin from Germany
      Group
      6-Bed Dormitory -- Mixed
      Stayed 2 nights in December 2014

      It's a great place to stay for party people.”

      Staff, Location, Meeting People

      We had a great time at this hostel. The staff was so extremely friendly and helpful for whatever we needed. It's a great place with a common area if you are seeking to meet people. You come into the lobby area and it looks a bit dodgy at first. But that's just the first impression. It's all very clean and a good vibe. Just be careful with this hostel if you are looking for something quiet or romantic. It is what it is, a hostel in one of the busiest party areas in Thailand.

      Reviewed January 12, 2015
      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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