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Echo Beach Backpackers Reviews

Had Rin, Baan Tai, Koh Phangan, Thailand

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168 Total Reviews
  • 71%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 74%Location
  • 81%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 72%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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Really nice, good value, sociable hostel. Not a lot of shops/bars nearby but right on the beach. Good breakfast included, such good value at £2/night! Would stay again, although I did witness drug use from a member of staff despite the signs stating it was a drug-free place. The travel agent desk in the hostel is not totally reliable and I was missinformed about both sets of tickets that I booked, but don't think the hostel can be blamed for that!


best hostel on the island! it is the place to be


Only needed to stay for the full moon party but had to stay their minimum of 4 days. There is a deposit for everything, the key, sheets, and towels too petty if you ask me. I don't think you should be in business is you can afford to maintain linens and towels. The free breakfast was about the only thing I enjoyed. But would not return or recommend is not in haad rin but baan tai which is about 15 minutes drive from the full moon party.


Excellent place, would gladly recommend it!


stayed here just for the full moon party so value for money will alway be lower. the hostel was very clean and had enough showers n toilets for everyone with no ques. in addition the free breakfast is a life saver!!!! only negative would be the same house music the play over and over each day for at least 12hours! when i left and went to a different hostel with music i felt 10x better as i could actually sing along.


Didn't end up staying here so can't comment about the place.


What a truly memborable and amazing place! It has a great atmosphere, with really cool places to chill - couches, hammocks, movieroom, beach, bar - it's all there. These people really know what they're doing! It's the best bang for your buck that you can get on KP - HONESTLY! They actually care if you have a good time and do whatever they can to ensure it. You definitely get MORE than what you pay for, especially compared to other places on the island. It's an all-around great time!

  • 13th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Had a great time at Echo. Really nice atmosphere, and helpful staff. Will be back :)


Very bad value for money A. No AC in shard B. Free breakfasts - only bred and jam - any extras you need to pay (eggs, fruit etc...). C. Bathroom are usually dirty. D. You can find much cheaper dorms with better facility's and in better spots on the island. E. Any food or drinks from out side is not allowed ( 7/11 is just across) and there prices are 40% cheaper. F. Bed are really basic - no Elctric plages or small lights in beds - and you need to put the sheets by yourself. So, bad!

  • 30th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Israel
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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We have addressed most of these issues. Full FREE Breakfast back on, Bathrooms are usually clean but hired extra cleaners, AC in nearly all rooms now, our mattresses are much better then other hostels on the island and we now make up the beds although I would suggest most hostels do not do this. There is a 7-Eleven across the road where you can buy beer cheaper, that is true. But we are a bar and restaurant on the beach and as such charge slightly more than 7-Eleven - we think that is fair.


Stayed for one night was hoping to stay longer. Was inticed by the price and free breakfast and water etc but never used it. Guy who looked after us was nice enough however the rooms were dirty but manageable. Not much going on in the common area which is why we moved down the road. For the price there is better out there but not a total disaster you should see for yourself


A bit far from Haad Rin, but be tough to actually stay close to there. Fantastic breakfast, great party vibe, provided taxis for the full moon party and the others leading up to it. Clean, a.c. was great any time of day, around other hostels to party with if desired.


Only booked this because the rest were full, If you can try other.


if your idea is to go to the full moon party, you are quite far from that place. full moon party period is a mess and it's difficult to have this hostel clean and all facilities working


Great place to chill out, would recommend to anyone that wants to party, you get free breakfast, staff give you free water refills and are very environmentally conscious. They have a pool table and a movie room. great place to stay. And at night they offer free taxis too the full moon, jungle party, waterfall party. Definitely good value


I stayed there one week and it was perfect. Nice place, nice staff, good Thai cookers, beautiful sunset right on the beach, good music/dj, etc

  • 30th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Before staying at Echo beach I had read several reviews that made me quite nervous about the hostel. However everything exceeded my expectations and I had a really great time at Echo! Location was great in Baan tai not too far from Hat Rin but far away enough to escape some of the madness. There were plenty of showers and toilets that were cleaned everyday and restocked etc. Breakfast was included which was awesome dinner and lunch available if you needed. Great bar also! Thanks echo beach!

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