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Ekkamon Mansion is a good location to stay if you like a taste of the local food, markets and culture. It's a short walk away from the local transport to all the different beaches around Phuket. It would be fantastic if you are an experienced rider and have a valid international motorcycle license (so you can be cover by your travel insurance, pls check your policy) We enjoy our stay in the air-con room! (500THB) The fan room will be too hot! (400THB) :)
We stopped here for a nap and shower before our 2 am flight out of Phuket. It was clean, but sparse. It was at the end of a dead end street, mostly populated by laundry places, so while it looked not the best, we didn't feel unsafe.
For a place in Phuket town, not near the beaches, this was great for us. It was close to the bus station and to Phuket Old Town as well as a night market for food. Hot water, TV, good wifi & 2 bottles of water each day - what more do you need? Definitely no atmosphere, it is more of a budget hotel than a hostel vibe.
The directions are useless unless you somehow get arrive In phuket at the top of their road. The road is dark and seedy. The staff cant answer basic questions. I booked this hotel because they said they had an airport shuttle which they dont. The bus company 5 minutes away do but unless your flight is after 10am its useless so I ended up spending a huge amount on a taxi. It would have been cheaper and easier to get an airport hotel
Nice hostel, rooms lockable by key and padlock for extra safety. Cable, good aircon nice bed and shower room was ok. Also has a balcony and table/chairs for a nice touch. Its quiet tho so not appropriate if youve come to party.