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Bodega Phuket Reviews

189/3 Rat U Thit, Patong Beach, Phuket, Thailand

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90%

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1739 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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100%

We stayed for three nights in a private room, and it was an awesome stay. The bed was comfortable, the room was spotless, there was an in-room safe to lock up our passports. It was a 2 minute walk to the action of bangla road, without having any noise keeping you up. The staff were so friendly and helpful through our stay, and our dinner there one night was delicious. If we went back to Phuket, would absolutely stay here 100%!!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey guys, Thanks so much for taking the time to review! We loved getting to know you! We hope you do come back and we can hang out again - Happy travels!

100%

This hostel was amazing. Excellent, helpful staff, great location, good food, great atmosphere. Definitely would stay here again. Socializing was a huge thing here and it makes the experience that much better. Only thing i didnt like was the ac wasnt always on in the room so the top floor was usually hot. Other than that excellent stay! Love bodega!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks so much for taking the time to review! Just a heads up, let us know if you want to have a nap or hang out in the room and we'll flip the ac on for ya anytime! We like to open the windows during the day to get some fresh air in the room but it's no problem for us to cool it off for ya. We had a great time with you and hope to see you again! Happy Travels!

86%

Our room was a bit shabby and air con wasn't working very well but it was clean and simple and great price. The hostel has a bar downstairs where you can chill out and eat food. It has free wifi and a common room upstairs to sit down in. Great location less than 5 minutes walk to the busiest strip in Phuket.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, thanks for your review! We are always updating and working on our rooms, and we hope you will be back soon to check out some of the improvements we have in the works. Glad you enjoyed the common areas and we enjoyed meeting you. Hope to see you again soon, Happy Travels!

97%

Good hostel, Bank and the team are helpful and up for a laugh. Food is great quality and value. Went in low season so it was quiet. Private rooms well maintained and clean. Hope to be back again !!

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

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your kind words, it was great to meet you! Hope you come back soon, we'd love to party with ya! Happy Travels!

100%

Staff were friendly and the vibe was great. Easy to make friends with other travelers. Staff helped us book day trips at great prices. Next time we're in Phuket we will definitely stay at Bodega again. Thanks!

  • 28th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

Had a great time at Bodega. Staff are friendly, food is good and rooms are comfortable. I will be back!

  • 28th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

Good regular and clean hostel. Well organized, but nothing special. You are charged 4,5% fee for paying with credit card, which I personally did not like at all. This hostel and the other one I was to in Bangkok were the only ones were I was ever charged a credit card fee. It was very friendly service from the hostel staff to book a tour for us to Ko Phi Phi, Problem is the tour was a total rip-off with rude guides & staff. Please consider cooperating with tour guides you can fully trust.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the review. We're happy you enjoyed Bodega! The fee (Charged by the banks) is common place at most establishments but is often built into the price whether you pay cash or credit. Here at Bodega we allow you the option to pay cash to avoid that fee all together. Thank you for letting us know about the tour. We work with only trusted, reliable and insured operators but we don't have control over the staffing. We have let the tour company know and found other guides. Happy travels!!

77%

Nice hostel, nice staff, good location, poor wifi!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey thanks for the review! Living in paradise is fantastic, but a side affect of island life is sometimes shaky wifi. We've had it looked at and everything is working great again! Thank you for taking the time to review. Happy travels!

100%

excellent place!the staff are sooooo nice!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey thanks so much for the review! We think you're nice too! We enjoyed having you, and hope to see you again sometime soon - happy travels!!

80%

Considering it's right near the action of Patong Beach, Bodega Hostel maintains a nice and relaxed atmosphere. The staff were all very lovely and helped as much as possible. In the hostel there is interesting information about the truth about the bar girls and the illegal trafficking of animals and i think it's great they alert young tourists to the problem and distinguish themselves from it. Wifi was very erratic.


97%

Sometimes wifi connection didn´t work....But very friendly and helpfull staff.

  • 15th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Czech Republic
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for taking the time to review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay at Bodega, we enjoyed meeting you. Come back again soon! happy travels!

100%

Loved my stay here. Rooms were spacious, secure, airconditioned, clean and comfortable. The location is perfect and the staff were absolutely amazing! The bar is the perfect place to hangout and meet new people.

  • 13th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello! Thank you so much for the review! We really appreciate your happy words and we enjoyed your company! Really hope we'll be able to see you again sometime soon! Happy travels!!

89%

Great hostel, really good location, close to the centre but still in a quiet road. Great staff and bar. Thanks.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey there, thanks for taking the time to review! We appreciate your thoughts! Our great staff would love to have you back sometime soon. Happy travels!!

86%

Really good vibe in this hostel, nice bar area to meet others and dorm was spacious and clean. Would happily stay here again.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi! Thanks so much for the review! Glad you would come back and join us, we'd love to have you again! Happy travels!

89%

Perfect hostel to experience the crazy phuket nightlife. 5 minute walk from bangla Road. Great clean facilities. Good bar in the hostel with a real cheap happy hour. Great staff who get involved with the banter.


100%

Had a great time at Bodega. Location was great, close to beach and night life. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Will recommend.

  • 10th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks so much for the review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay. It was so great hanging out and getting to know you! We hope to see you again soon, happy travels!

80%

It might just be that I was staying here in low season, but there is really nothing special about this hostel. Its very small, has minimal facilities and there was hardly anyone around. Its also far from the beach at the back of Patong. The staff were really lovely, but in general the place was very lacking in people and atmosphere.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hey there, thank you for taking the time to review. We're sorry to hear that you missed out on what makes Bodega so special! We are an 8 minute walk from the beach, and that's if you are taking your time and getting distracted by all of the awesome things that surround us. We hope you will come back again sometime soon to give Bodega another shot at showing you how awesome we are! Happy travels!!

77%

Good location, close to busy night street but far enough away to be quiet. However, during the day a lot of construction noise out front. Nice cafe downstairs. Staff friendly. Dorm room and bed good, but bathroom had unpleasant smells. Overall, good value.


83%

I had a really good time, and I particularly loved how helpful the staff was in helping me organize all my trips. There were a few mishaps but overall everything was handled well, and my only major complaint was there was some kind of construction going on so it was rather noisy sometimes. It's a really great place though, close to everything, it was just what I wanted

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there, thank you for taking the time to review! We're glad that you enjoyed your stay and apologize for the bit of noise but we're glad that it was only an issue for a short time in daylight hours. Glad you found everything you wanted here, we'd love you have you back! Happy travels!

100%

Bodega is the only hostel to stay in while you are in Phuket. Perfect atmosphere, great food, and a great bar menu. The rooms are cleaned daily and to a very high standard, the staff become like a family and can arrange anything you need. Thank you to Bank, who did an excellent job at reception and prepared my smoothies to my dietary needs with no problems, wonderful staff member. Thanks bodega for making my stay in Phuket magical.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We love to hear that our guests enjoyed being here as much as we enjoyed having them! It was a pleasure getting to know you - we'd love to have you back soon! Enjoy your travels and adventures and be sure to keep in touch, happy travels!!

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