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Hard Road Cafe Reviews

111 Moo 1 Bantai, Koh Phangan, Koh Phangan, Thailand

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89%

Rating
199 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 95%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 93%Facilities

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83%

Really nice place. Cool people Don't like the lady from the bike rent She is looking for money and make you bike looking bad. Pay fee

  • 16th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Israel
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

Can't say enough good things about Jeremy and his staff. The airline my friend flew into Thailand with sent his bags to Moscow Russia by mistake and the Hard Road staff made countless phone calls and efforts to get his bag back to him as soon as possible.. Just to mention one of the great things they did for us.

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


86%

Group of 3 stayed for 4 nights over the full moon. Great location for Haad Rin, right on the main road so easy to get taxis anywhere. Can rent mopeds from the hostel too. Ben and Tom are great guys, always making sure you have a class night. Brilliant atmosphere for full moon, it's build up parties and the nights after. A few organisational problems but these are just hiccups whilst getting started in the business. All in all a great time, would stay again and would recommend it to anyone else!

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


97%

I love it there!

  • 8th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

Stayed here for full moon and the build up. Really lovely hostel everyone from other hostels comes for the pre drinks and it's a great place to meet new people! I was in a 14 bed dorm and it really enjoyed it, staff were so lovely and it was just a lovely environment


80%

Stayed here for half moon festival. Staff were great and helpful. Rooms are large and mostly clean. Booked a 6 bed room and ended up in a 10 bed room. Make sure you check when you arrive. Bathrooms are a bit on the dirty side but the facilities are good. Nice large pool to use and large communal area where you can drink and meet other travellers! Location is okay. Not beachfront but about a 5 or so min walk. Not a lot around the hostel. A good base for half moon though. Recommended!


94%

Such a fun hostel, met loads of people and is only a taxi drive from haad rin beach. The pool is so nice and the staff are great, it's really good value for money as well. Loved it


83%

Don't expect too much from the rooms or the bathrooms. They are very basic and very island like. But the common areas are fantastic, the staff is really helpful and the price is unbeatable. The location is ok, you can either take a taxi or a rental bike to get to places. Cheap restaurants around, the beach is even visible from the hostel. Overall I ended staying longer because the atmosphere was overwhelming!


60%

Checked in for 6 nights packed my stuff after 2. Really unhelpful guy at the reception, wifi didn't work in a room/ bungalow, no locker inside the room, horrid bathroom, far from everywhere. The worst place i stayed in in Thailand. However if you really like to drink until you're blind then this is the place for you.


94%

We stayed at hard road seaview. It was fantastic. Best hostel we have ever stayed at in the whole of south East Asia. Not only could we use the cafe facilities like pool etc. but also the managers at seaview made us not even want to leave, perfect place for the week over the fullmoon. Made our whole experience amazing. Would recommend both these hostel to anyone coming to koh phangan.


57%

Although this hostel was very social, cheap and clearly newly established, unfortunately there is still a lot of work to be done. Staff need to decide whether they are running a proffesional hostel or a "make yourself at home" guesthouse - as the lines were pretty blurred.

  • 11th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

I stayed here twice throughout my travels in Thailand. First for the black moon party, then for the full moon. Awesome hostel with a really nice staff and a really cool owner as well. The hostel is full of french people, also the staff, which makes it more "like home". The hostel offers a huge amount of facilities and is just a really good place to stay at. Had the best pre-parties at this hostel aswell. Would definitely stay there and reccomend everyone else to do the same. - Moran


91%

Would definitly recommend this hostel to other travelers. A real party hostel with excellent atmosphere. It's a bit to far from the haad rin beach expecially when you're traveling alone, because the taxi is 500 bath if you're taking it alone,but if you're 2-3 persons it's only hundred bath each:)


83%

Has nice extras such as volleyball, workout area, pool - ppl mainly lounge by the pool during the day and go out at night. Staff speak english - yay! Only down part is the location. Its in the middle of the long main road on the island, so theres not much nearby at all. You will always need to pay taxi (minimum 100 baht) to go either to the party side (haad rin beach) Or the side where the pier drops u off (thongsala) which had some more shops and food nite mkt orrent a motorbike to get around.


89%

Stayed here when Koh Phangan was quiet (no Full Moon Party coming up, a few days before half moon, just a couple months after Thai coup) and it was great. Everywhere else seemed dead, and Hard Road was very social and great for meeting people. Highly recommend it for non-FMP times. It's not on the beach, and the nearby beaches aren't great. So I'd imagine at a busier time for the island, you could stay somewhere with a nice beach and still get a good social party experience.


91%

Absolutely loved my stay here, really sociable place to stay and meet backpackers and excellent value for money- would definitely recommend!


89%

Great place to stay especially if you are traveling alone - I met people straight away


94%

Really fun place to stay and they have a baby frenchie which makes it all the better!


97%

A great place to meet fellow travellers and socialise, equipped with many sources of entertainment; you'll never get bored! The staff is friendly and obliging and the location is good with cheap scooters for rent to fully explore the island. The Hard Road Cafe has been a terrific experience and we would definitely stay again.

  • 19th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

Stayed in a 14man dorm for the half moon party, really clean and lots if space! Great atmosphere and pres before half moon were great and cheap (always a plus!) Would definately stay here again, staff were really friendly and helped to arrange ferries and hiring of mopeds. Overall, one of our best backpacker hostels yet!


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