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Blanco Beach Bar Reviews

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

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348 Total Reviews
  • 67%Value For Money
  • 53%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 74%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 60%Cleanliness
  • 61%Facilities

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An amazing location right on the beach. Great place to stay if you are wanting to be where the party is and to meet loads of people.


Absolutely mental. If you are looking for a good nights sleep, do not stay here. If you're looking for a party you're in the right place. The bar staff at night are class and usually get involved with the drinking games and we're always talking to the punters. I booked 1 night and stayed for 4, before my liver gave up on me.


Worst hostel I've ever stayed in. No security whatsoever, no locks on doors and old rusty lockers by the bar where everyone is getting very drunk. Had ppl walking in and out of room all night. Cleaners clear the room with one brush for the sand on the floor then clean your bed with that so that then is full of sand. Couldn't stay again here if they paid me


The place is always full of people and the atmosphere is very good. However, the toilets and showers are not very clean and the shower is outside which is very uncomfortable. Also, the parties on the beach are very loud and the noise lasts until around 2 AM every night. It's good if you want to meet cool people but in fact there are places in phi phi where you get much cleaner rooms for less money.

  • 5th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Israel
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Great party hostel! Both thai and western staff are great - get involved in the drinking games! Saw some reviews saying no lockers, there are little lockers outside the dorms for your valuables - don't think you really need anything else! Only dorm I've stayed in where they change the sheets every day even if you're staying another night. Friendly place, good for meeting lots of people.


We stayed 3 nights in Blancos and we're pleasantly surprised it. The rooms had aircon and the sheets and loos were pretty clean. It's on the beach so there is sand everywhere. There was a crazy party every night but it starts and finishes early. The staff were mostly really friendly but a few were unbelievably rude and offensive. Blancos is right beside Stones, the other big hostel, but is def way better as the dorms are smaller but the party is bigger.


I was very surprised about the high rate this hostel has. The dorms are extra small, there is not even space to put your bags. The party goes on until 3 or 4 am. In my room a guy vomited the whole floor and the guy in charge refused to clean. He finally 'clean' -if you can say that- but you can imagine it was still a mess. The lockers are old and rusty, the social areas are most of the time dirty. The staff is not helpful. I say go to party there but don't stay, there are better places nearby.


Staff were unhelpful! The security was sketchy and the lockers outside. Free access to anyone to the rooms as rooms arnt locked and are free standing outside. its also located at the end of the beach but close enough to all the bars, clubs, shops etc. wouldn't stay here again.


Its a party hostel. I heard some girl got her backpack stolen overnight. Uncomfortable beds, horrible bathrooms. .. Again it's a party hostel


great if all you want to do is party and pass out. showers barely work, the place smells terrible, rooms dont lock. definitely a shock when i arrived. but my god, is it a good party.


Great staff, extremely helpful. Had the absolute best time, and met amazing people. Always something fun going on at Blanco, which is nice when you're traveling solo. Dave is great. Absolutely would stay here again.

  • 23rd Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


I feared for my belongings kept in the lockers, and everything else just wasn't my cup of tea.

  • 16th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • zoescho
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


We stayed at blancos for 3 nights and we enjoyed it every single night of partying, the social people and the vibe of the hostel with their bar right at beach amazing. If you look forward to sleep before 3 am don't go there! The music is basically on your door step, if you fancy a party hard vacation you're in the right place. Only thing which bothered me was that you don't get Keyes to your room thei basically open all the time, but nothing got lost in our luggage though. We simply loved it! ❤️


Loud Music till 3 pm ... Very expensive

  • 9th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Austria
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


We had a good time at blancos, the atmosphere was what was expected when right on the party beach! It was very noisy at night, so difficult to sleep but the location was great. Thank you.


Blanco's is amazing. If you are looking for an awesome place to party and a bed nearby, stay here. If you plan on getting a good night's sleep and taking it easy this place is not for you though -- the music played in the bar is extremely loud and usually doesn't stop until 3am. But if you are there to party this doesn't matter because Phi Phi is not really the kind of island you'd go to catch up on zzz's. The staff are awesome, the food is good, and the location unbeatable.

  • 31st Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


It's definetly a partyhostel so if you want to go to bed before 3am....soooo loud. But it's a lot of fun


Depends what you like. Very social atmosphere, loud music until 3am so only stay there if willing to party. Unfriendly front desk but great bar/food employees.


This place is awesome to stay at. It's not a 5 star resort but it's a great place to meet people and just hang out, relax


This is an excellent place to mix, mingle, and party. When we arrived in the afternoon there were people playing drinking games which followed into the evening. If you want quiet and mellow this is not the spot.

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