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Blanco Beach Bar Reviews

Loh Dalam Bay, Mu 7, Ao Nang, Koh Phi Phi, Thailand

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71%

Rating
381 Total Reviews
  • 69%Value For Money
  • 57%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 75%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 62%Cleanliness
  • 63%Facilities

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94%

Best place to stay in Phi Phi! Loved the location and the staff were lovely. Great place to meet people and party but also a fun place to hangout during the day! Rooms were basic with lockers which is fine but make sure you get a key to lock the rooms as the hostel gets busy at night and anyone could walk in. Air con was fab! Showers and toilets were basic and smelt a bit, could do with modernising a bit. Great stay, would come back for sure :)


91%

I think this is the BEST hostel i have ever stayed at! Met some of the greatest people in my travels at Blanco's, it might have stole a lot of my dignity but i cant wait until i get to go back to Blanco's. Strip Jenga, body shots, beer pong, odds (see shaven armpit), slap cup, you name it people will play it. Now if you don't like to party you will probably hate this place, you will never get to sleep before 2 when the music shuts off, but if you want to meet fellow travelers and Party. BLANCO


63%

Great location, but beds are uncomfortable and the toilets and showers smell pretty awful. But good party atmosphere, and a good laugh. Good for a short party stay, but any longer than 3 nights and you'll be struggling as the speakers as right next to the rooms, so no chance of a night off. I was told that I couldn't check out before 10am by the guy in the morning, and had a 9am ferry to catch, but he eventually came round and allowed me to check out after persuasion

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, thank you for your comments, we value your input. Every day the Thai manager will arrive at 8am and will happily take the key and return the key deposit for early leavers for check out- we apologize that it seems you encountered perhaps a more causal staff member who was unsure on this procedure before reception opens at 10am. Going forward we shall ensure that all early morning staff understand the check out procedure. Regards, The Blanco Team

74%

Good atmosphere for partying, friendly staff although organisation sometimes messed up

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, thank you for your comments, we value your input. We have recently undergone a front reception reorganization in order to enhance the customer experience- it is now controlled solely by western staff . We hope that going forward this will ensure that there are no more organisational misunderstandings or errors. Regards, The Blanco Team

74%

I think you'd better change the thin silk blankets to something else thicker, like fleeces because it's quite cold at night.

  • 9th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Thailand
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


77%

Pretty good hostel, right on the beach, very social, really chilled vibes during the day, met heaps of great people! I wouldn't bother staying here if you weren't going out drinking at night though, music stops around 2.30am so would be very hard to sleep before then. Rooms


66%

Location was really convenient for the nightlife, but I wouldn't recommended staying here unless you are keen on partying every night of your stay. Staff were friendly. Showers were awful.


97%

My stay at Blanco was one of my most memorable stays in Thailand. The location is unmatched, right on the beach, lounge mats out front for tanning, reading, and socializing. The hostel has a community feel and attracts some really cool people. Overall great experience - highly recommended (espically sexy Jenga, shoutout to the undie run)


100%

Incredible atmosphere, without a doubt the best spot to be in Phi Phi. Right on the beach, next to the biggest strip of beach clubs literally a stones throw from the hostel bar. Hostel bar has crazy stuff going everynight, sexy jengo beer pong and 60 shot challenge. They even organized a boat party for us, dont miss out and go anywhere but here


66%

It's a party hostel, during the night the music is so loud that you can even feel the beat in your chest. The beach is just outside of the hostel so it's really relaxing, you can also have some meals at the bar. The room is not dirty but really small! Hot shower available but the amount of the water coming out is a bit small too. In general I would say it's a good hostel to stay!


57%

It’s a bar that has added rooms, not the other way round. Nice location if you want to party but don’t expect to sleep much because even though the bars close at 2am, there’s still party going on in the rooms. Being by the beach, sand is everywhere in the room and beds. The AC in the rooms is controlled by the hostel and you can freeze to dead there. There are only 4 showers which have not much warm water, toilets are always dirty. The only good side is that internet is fast and it’s right by th

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, Blanco was built as a hostel originally, we advertise as a loud party hostel. We're sorry your room was noisy, but naturally people will sometimes want to continue the party with new friends they've met here; this is beyond our control. If the room is too cold the staff will happily turn it down; from now on we will make it clear to guests that the air con can be adjusted at request. We value your input and shall use it to improve the customer experience going forward. Regards Blanco Team

80%

Like everyone before me, it's LOUD! Great for a party, not so great for sleep.


80%

The hostel is by the beach, so obviously there's sand all over, but they really make an effort to keep it as clean as possible. Showers need some inprovement, but overall I had and amazing time at the hostel. Perfectly located by the beach and is an amazing place to meet people and party. The games they have at night are really fun. If you're young and want to have fun this is definitely the place for you, I highly recommend it!


60%

this place is good for teenage/uni-partying, that's all. sleeping? not really! uncomfortable beds, not really clean, wifi is working sometimes.. too expensive though. the only really nice fact is the location, which is on the beach!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey, we are sorry if you have trouble as we are located right on the party beach which is made clear from check in. Music is turned off by law at 2am sharp. We feel our prices are more than reasonable as we are one of the cheapest hostels on the island. As for the wifi, we have two internet routers and we are a small island in the middle of the ocean and service is out of our control. We hoped you still enjoyed your stay and come party with us again soon. Regards Blanco Team

86%

Good hostel to meet people and party. Right on the beach too. Music stops at 2 so you can get some sleep.


74%

This is fine for one or two nights of all you want to do is party. The room is very basic but suprisingly the bathrooms were always clean.


77%

Right on the beach! Definite party hostel!! If you are travelling alone, definite good place to meet people. The bar games at night are really fun and you can still manage to sleep after 2am!

  • 14th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Best party hostel ever! If ur traveling alone and want to meet amazing fun crazy people..you must stay here! Warning tho: it is a PARTY hostel !!! :) stay here if you want to party till early morning!


66%

You definitely don't stay here for anything other than to party! The hostel was good for that- the only annoying thing is the music starts at midday so you can't escape the partying! Still I had an awesome time here!!!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi their! Thanks for your review. As noted online & upon arrival we are a party hostel located directly on Koh Phi Phi's main beach which is lined with beach front night clubs. We apologize for the noise that comes with this but are glad to hear you still had an amazing time with us! We look forward to partying with you again in the future! Kind Regards, Blanco Team

100%

I never write reviews, but god damn, this place is epic!!! Some previous reviews i read before arriving conserned me a little, but later on found to be a complete joke as I was given my own personal key, a padlock for the new lockers inside my room


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