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Baan Tai - Backpackers

Ban Tai Rd., Koh Phangan, Thailand


  • 94%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 99%Staff
  • 97%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

Property Information:

Koh Phangan’s best-loved Western-run hostel for backpackers, voted #1 on Trip Advisor! All our dorms and private rooms are bright and airy, equipped with A/C, large ensuite bathroom with hot water shower, and large private terrace complete with hammock! Our huge newly renovated bar is also famous for its pre-parties - and guests can also enjoy our brand-new A/C cinema room! We're a small hostel (only room for 42!), so getting to know people is guaranteed. In fact, our friendly, sociable environment is one of the things we're most proud of. We really care about your time spent with us, and will treat you like family!

We also have...
1) One of the best hostel pre-party atmospheres on the island with neon, black lights, drinking games, beer pong competitions and free body paint before every big event!
2) Scooter hire – includes free lesson on the back roads if you haven’t ridden before!
3) Friendly and knowledgeable staff
4) Tour desk for all trips and activities on the island, plus onward travel tickets
6) Huge open bar and lounge to get drunk and silly in (don’t forget to sign our walls!), with a range of Designer Buckets and Designer Shots to knock your block off!
7) Hammocks on every dorm terrace
8) All-day breakfasts and a range of home-cooked goodies
9) CCTV and lockers t use for free
10) The Baan Tai Backpacker Island Tour - don't miss out!

We're situated in Baan Tai, which is exactly the area you want to stay in for all the island's famous jungle parties, including Half Moon Festival, Maya, Jungle Expererience, Sramanora Waterfall Party and Shiva Moon. We're also within walking distance to Black Moon, Baan Sabai and Loi Lay floating bar party which is on every Sunday night and hosts some of the best DJs worldwide. We're a 15 minute drive to Haad Rin for Full Moon.

Baan Tai is also smack bang in the middle of Haad Rin and Thong Sala - the island's main town and pier, so we're a really great base to explore the rest of the island from. You can rent mopeds from us, and we'll give you all our hot tips for the best beaches, waterfalls and viewpoints!

We can also book and advise on all kinds of activities for you - including Angthong Marine Park, Slip n Fly Waterpark. quadbiking, ziplining, kitesurfing, wakeboarding, jewellery making, cooking/Muay Thai/yoga classes and much, much more!

Choose from our range of comfortable, bright, airy and whistle-clean rooms: We’ve got six-bed dorms (including one female-only), double private rooms and a private twin room. All rooms (including dorms) are air-conditioned, and have their own private bathroom with hot water shower plus large private balcony (either sea or jungle view) complete with hammock! We also have a cheaper basic six-bed fan dorm on ground level, which also has its own private bathroom with cold water shower - be aware, though, that the name says it all (*BASIC!!!!*). There's really not too much room in here, and it's also right next to the lounge/bar so can sometimes be noisy.

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  • Latest Review

    Stated here for full moon and it was amazing. Tristan the owner was so helpful and organised trips in the evening. Has the best atmosphere for pre drinking, everyone meets downstairs and plays drinking games during the day when your hungover you can just chill out and watch films. The staff were amazing, best hostel we've stayed at!
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      Anonymous, England, All Female Group, 18-24
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lockers
  • Tours/Travel Desk


  • Credit Cards Not Accepted
  • No Curfew

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay, unless otherwise stated below (see 'Things to Note' information).

Things to Note

All bookings over full moon (any month) and peak season (December - March) will require a room deposit made to us via paypal equal to your first two nights' stay. We will email you once your booking comes through with our paypal details. Deposits to us must be received two weeks before your arrival at the latest (or within 48 hours in the case of last minute bookings), and will be deducted from your final balance owing to us on arrival. If deposit payments aren't received, or you do not respond to our emails by this time, your booking will be cancelled. You must also contact us if you’re going to be a day late! Failure to turn up will result in loss of booking and deposit, no exceptions! If you’re going to be arriving very early in the morning (off the night boat blinking into the daylight at 6am-ish!) – OR very late at night, then please tell us. We have no credit card machine on site, so all payments must be made to us in cash. There's an ATM machine just a two minute walk away from us outside the 7-11. Thank you so much for your co-operation.

Baan Tai - Backpackers Located at Ban Tai Rd., , Koh Phangan.
Baan Tai - Backpackers
Koh Phangan 84280 Ban Tai Rd.
91% 195
9.7005756 100.0206898
Baan Tai - Backpackers
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