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Kool Backpacker Hostel Reviews

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

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565 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 76%Staff
  • 73%Atmosphere
  • 75%Cleanliness
  • 74%Facilities

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Great party hostel. Very loud music until 4am. But great location and people


Good hostel and good deal !!! But keep earplug for the noise of neighbour nightclub (until 4am everyday) ;)


Good hostel and good deal !!! But keep earplug !!!


This is a good place to meet other backpackers so if you want to be social go here! It's really loud at night due to the night club that plays bass til 4am downstairs. I wouldn't stay in Patong beach, in general, for more than two nights but if you decide to go this is a great hostel and really good for the price!

  • 17th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Very fun. Very good people. Awesome location. Nice staff. Very accommodating

  • 16th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Loved it, very friendly atmosphere great for backpackers to meet new people. Good social area wifi isn't that strong as there are so many people using it, but all the bars and restaurants have free wifi. Located in the centre of the party strip so don't expect much sleep. Ideal for those how like to have a goodnight out

  • 14th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


A party hostel in a nutshell. Expect the bass and music from the club below to go til 6 am. The AC also leaked all over the top bunk as I was sleeping on it. But the location more than made up for it. Was in the centre of everything and was pretty clean


There's no sleeping in this hostel, fine if you want to party all night but then why bother even booking a hostel. The bathrooms were pretty gross with one toilet literally taped down. My bed vibrated with the music and once that ended all of the drunken loud mouths came home. The staff are ok but not particularly helpful.


It's a great place to stay if you want to party and are planning to arrive when the music is off. The hostel is located above a disco so you will not be able to sleep early if you go to bed before 5am. The internet works great. Some staff speaks english... other don't... therefore it can be challenging to get information from them. The beds are comfortable.


Don't book here is you want a quiet nights sleep, it's situated in the heart of the nightlife in Phuket. However, if that's the kind of thing you're after, this is a great place to stay, well priced, cheap drinks, friendly staff and next door to the best club in Phuket.


good hostel if you are looking to party..... it is right in the banging party area..... don't expect to get much sleep before 5am! nice big chillout area where it's easy to meet other travellers


Located right on Bangla road, it's prime for partying and having immediate access to the beach and nightlife. Other than that, it's quite disgusting. it's clear that the hostel is under construction- the rooms smell like paint and have no windows. The beds shake due to the noise of the club next door until it closes at 6 am. The bathrooms are dirty, the hallways smell like **, and there was a puddle of blood at the bottom of the stairs that no one cleaned. Overall not worth the $7/night


Great party hostel with great environment although it is impossible to sleep as it is on the main walking strip and the bars and clubs play music until 5am so don't expect to be sleeping before then. Overall overt thing else was great! But wifi was pretty bad also.


If you want a party hostel, choose Kool!


Very noisy, unpolite staff, it just didnt feel good


This is a great place to stay if you're in Phuket to party. It's right on the main strip of bars and it's easy to meet people in the common area. The hostel seems to be expanding because there was a lot of construction going on right by the bathrooms -- I think it will be pretty nice in the future. That being said, in the mornings the whole hostel and street outside smells like stale beer. Not very appealing, but if you're there for the party...


The hostel is in construction, all the room is not finisch and they don't have the windows.


A little bit disappointed by the fact that we paid the same price as they usually rent the room when the common bathroom was totally under work (sometimes inaccessible for hours, always really dirty, really loud work noises everywhere and at anytime in the hostel) and even that some part of the hostel (the part just next to a club) had just been made but not sound isolated. So impossible to sleep until 6 or 7 AM during all the trip there and sometime impossibility to take a shower...


a friend and i were suppose to stay here for a night and ended up staying for a week. the atmosphere was so inviting! it was hard to leave this place. there's always people around drinking and just wanting to have a good time. there's also an amazing hanging out place with tons of bean bags, which are super comfy and a tv. the hostel is right next to a club, so at night its very hard to sleep. the music begins around 9-930pm and end at 5-530am. the last thing is the building vibrates!


Hostel is currently under construction. Was very messy . should of done discount as male bathroombathrooms were smashed up and lots of construction dust everywhere.

  • 23rd Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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