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

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451 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 79%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 81%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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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


Great place, clean room & bed, and good service

  • 6th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


only stayed one night and found it can be abit noisy at night as it is sutuated right in the heard of bangla road! pretty sure its surrounded by a few nig nightclubs which means music can be heard from the rooms. so its not ideal if your wanting a quiet night in. otherwise it seems like a pretty buzzing place. well located not far from the beach, cool common areas and rooms are nice and clean.


The hostel is right on Bangla street with a lot of bars and street food. it nears the beach too, just 10' walking. it can be very noisy at night with all the music from bars. if you have problem sleeping with loud noise, try other hostel. Some staff are friendly, some are not.


It could be better If the lockers would be in the dorm And not out side next to the reception.


on bangla road, this is a party hostel. most people there to party, common room is for hungover people, music from the clubs below until 4am... but this is no problem if you are there to drink and dance too. very clean! good a/c.


Pros: right on Bangla Rd. and a few minutes away from Patong Beach, bar and common area for meeting other travelers, small lockers and good facilities. Cons: it is literally above a nightclub that shakes the floor of the back of the hostel with its music - great if you're looking to party until 6am (like most people) but I'd look elsewhere if not! Wifi works great in common area but not great in the rooms.


For the location which is right in the heart of all the madness in Patong Beach, it's a great bang for your buck. The only thing that I disliked was having to rent towels.


Great place if you're looking to party! Easy to meet other travelers and located in the heart of Bangla Rd. Although, right above a night club so if you're trying to sleep before 6am then you better be really tired or really drunk! Lol


Hostel is right in the thick of the noise of Bangla Road. Perfect if you're there to go wild, a complete nightmare if you're not. Dorms are very basic with really flimsy bunks and the noise from the neighbouring clubs is unbelievable. Bathroom and shower facilities are great and there's a good tv area with comfy bean bags if you want to chill.


So, the hostel is perfect location, but hard to find. lockers were provided and more than one shower which was great. There was a TV area, the hostel did lack some atmosphere as everyone was just watching TV. Overall a good stay.


Little far from the beach but its a nice walk. The staff was amazing~ super nice guys and very helpful. Value was great and lobby decor was hilarious. My only issue is some of the dorm beds....they look and feel like a coffin. I hate small spaces and it was really hot inside.


Excellent communal area for making friends!! It's on the third floor of a shopping mall underneath a night club that plays music pretty late in the middle of Bangla road. 5 minute walk to the beach if you take your time. If you're looking for a quiet place, looks elsewhere.


Party hostel - music can be heard until early morning so bring ear plugs if you're not planning on going out and want to stay here. Clean hostel, cool atmosphere and great location for nightlife


The place its ok but the thing is that its located next to 3 clubs so its impossible to sleep because the walls vibrate from 10 pm til 7 am so if your plan is spend the night out its ok..,

  • 2nd Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Don't really understand all the hype and good reviews


I'll do this quick: - the worst part is that the hostel is wall neighbor to a really big nightclub that goes on until 7 am. It seems you are inside the party and it makes impossible for you to sleep or rest. - photos misleading. - the hostel is too big and too crowded so it doesn't give you a sense of security or comfort at all.

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