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Kool Backpacker Hostel Reviews

31 Bangla Road. T. Patong A Kathu, Phuket, Thailand

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483 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 74%Staff
  • 71%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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Very loud but if you are into party's best spot


This hostel is located right on the party strip so if you have a hard time falling asleep to loud music, this is not the place for you. The positives: cheap, safe (has lockers by the reception), strong AC in the room, centrally located. Rooms were very basic but it was enough for us.


Its actually inside the happening bangla street... just a little hard to find it first day as most of the thai shops dont put up the numbers. While this one is up near the illusion building.


very very very noisy at night, hostel on 3/F, disco on 2/F open from midnight until 4am, cannot sleep during this time. But if you are party animal, sleep after 4am, that's good location. If you like quiet, please choose other hostel. NO WINDOW in the room, super dark. common area 24 hours air con.


Great place to stay, the guy behind the desk gets drinking games going it's a good way to meet people. Had a good stay


Very good location however I think you can hear the loud bass from the surrounding clubs from some rooms. Mine was fine. It didn't bother me but I can see it being an issue if you are a light sleeper. Other than that it was a good hostel and friendly staff.


It was a nice place to stay, but usually hostels have a small kitchen where we can use at least a microwave oven or store a few perishables and this one doesn't have either. Also, if you are a light sleeper, you might have trouble getting some sleep as it is located next to the biggest club in Bangla Road. Other than that, it was a nice hostel.


Had a great time at Kool Backpacker! Couldn't have asked for a better location in Phuket. Will definitely return.


So noisy that the room was shaking you won't sleep unless you can get your hands on some strong tranquilizers. Great location for going out and very clean

  • 26th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Right on the Main Street where all the clubs and bars are. A bit hard to find at first. Close to all nightlife and the beach. Nice common area and nice dorms! Bathroom and showers are great! You're probably gonna need earplugs if you wanna fall asleep! Really liked this hostel, would stay again!


Lovedd it here as i love to party!met great friends here, the common rooms are great,bean bags chairs and so many films to watch!bathroom nice and big,comfy beds, great aircon!the only downside is no outside drinks allowed..i think if you purchass a few from the bar you should be able to use your own alcahol too in order to save money! Anyway had an amazing time and miss this hostel and.phuket! :)


Great hostel, clean, comfort and nice, the only minus thing is this hostel located in the heart of crowd, so until 5 o'clock still can hear the music from discotheque, but that I already know and prepared for that anything else was great and nice, will recommend this hostel to friends


The staff is good and helpfully. And room cleaned everyday by the staff. Its good

  • 16th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Indonesia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


If you like going out and you don't Care about the Clubs under and next to the hostel (Walls are shaking the whole Night and you can hear the Music.) It feels like you have to sleep in a club. If you go to the bathroom early in the morning you can smell the puke. Some of the toilets didn't work. But they clean the hostel every day!


Right in the middle of everything! It is literally on the walking street of Patong. Phuket is amazing for party but if you want to do the main town and temples you'll be a bit far away. The hostel is very well kept an has really good facilities and its so cheap! Not very sociable a bit hard to make friends.


Perfect location if you plan to party hard :) Do not plan on much sleeping, as the clubs are open till about 5am. Really clean, friendly staff (with surprisingly poor english thou). Simple rooms, but clean and tidy. Lots of showers and toilets, good if you are there in peak season, as we were there in the low season, and it was really empty :) good internet! I definitely recommend it!!!

  • 3rd Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Poland
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


location is excellent for bars etc but it that's not your thing don't stay here without valium because at night the music is so loud. common area is really nice and chilled and the whole hostel is very clean.


Don't stay here if you want a good nights sleep. Located in crazy Bangla Road, right next to one of the biggest nightclubs, open every night until 5 AM. Walls and beds are shaking. The top bed is very unstable and squeaky, and without a fence, and the person who slept there before us fell out. We therefore slept in the same bed although we paid for two. Rude and unhelpful staff. Probably great if all you want to do is get insanely drunk and stay up all night.


If you are looking for party, then this is the right place to stay. The hostel is right next to a big night club: the beds are shaking all night (not kidding!) and the music is extremely loud (non-stop until 6am) - even with earplugs. The room was clean, had an AC, the beds were VERY unstable. The bathroom was really ok, but later at night and in the morning really dirty. WiFi sucked!!! All in all: If you are looking for a peaceful and calm place, you better go to Kata Beach. We loved it!


Reminds me a little like a school camp. But a good clean hostel. The staff are a bit rude though

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