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

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86%

Rating
325 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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91%

Really great time. All the staff, especially the manager Rum, are super helpful and helped me get my bag from the airline. The only con is that it's noisy during the day so just make sure you drink lots the night before. Would definitely recommend


94%

Was an amazing place! Right in the center of everything. If you're looking for a party hostel or a hostel that is dead center of the Phuket night life it's the place. Staff was awesome love to hang out and socialize with you. Great security, have lockers for stuff and cameras actually work! Very close to the beach. Would defiantly go back.

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


63%

It's right in the heart of the seedy drinking district. So, if that's what you like, then you'll enjoy it. I had money stolen from me here or onthe way there, so my trip sucked. The hostel's nice, but didn't have many folks when I stayed there. Thus, I only met a few friends to hang out with. And did I say it attracts the lowest of vacationing filth? Because that's what you sign up for going for a night out here. Still, drinking's drinking, and there's a night to be had if you play ya cards rite


80%

Great location for partying and Ping Pong shows - not good for people looking for a quiet spot.


51%

Everything was fresh and clean until a girl pissed in the room... So we left the hostel asap... No apologies from the staff. Sleep at night in total: 34 min. If you prefer bed/bathroom in one we highly recommend this place!


91%

Nice hostel in a busy area, we just stayed there for one night, was nothing wrong, hostel is clean and social. Transfer to next place, that we booked through hostel, was not that good organised, but i guess thats not hostel problem.


100%

Great hostel, social environment, located right off the main strip in Patong. That said, as a word of caution, if you're not interested in partying, then Patong isn't the place for you. Patong is super touristy and outside the hostel is almost exclusively bars/clubs.


97%

Located at the heart of the famous Pingpong and Party Bangla Road. Stayed in a 6 bed dorm which had good AC and the bathrooms were pretty spotless. I didn't mind that it was only separated by a shower curtain, but the place was pretty neat considering the amount you pay for it. The only minor downside were the bottom bunk heads were too low. Nonetheless, good place to stay in before hitting Phi Phi Islands. Cheap, clean and affordable. Most definitely come back!


100%

Great location and spot to meet people and if you like to party this is the place to go! Awesome hostel that I would recommend for sure!

  • 4th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

In the middle of Patong Party strip, still quiet enough to sleep. Clean rooms, friendly staff and cheap drinks.


66%

If you want to go out all night this hostel is perfect since it's in the middle of all the clubs the area however is really touristy so if you prefer the more off the beaten track vibe I wouldn't recommend this hostel it's also very loud all night so don't stay here unless your planning on a big night out

  • 2nd Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

Amazing location right in the madness of Bangla Road if non stop partying is what you desire! But the rooms were quiet so you can get a decent sleep. The bathrooms are seriously fantastic, lots of showers, toilets, mirrors and all very new. Only downside were some of the staff members who were rude/unhelpful. A very mean woman made me pay for an extra night because i had some of my belongings on a EMPTY bed, wtf! Lesson for you: don't put your stuff anywhere even if your room is empty!


94%

Really really nice hostal, i had really great nights there ! good atmosphere and nice stuff ! good buckets too ! i'll come back to phuket and definetely im gonna stay in this hostal again !


77%

Great location in the middle of bang la rd, but not too noisy in the rooms at night.


66%

I stayed 2 days in this hostel. Very clean for sure, but the staff takes you really for an idiot sometimes. They tell you stuff that aren't true. I wasn't comfortable with them. Also mind you, if you book a room at $200 for one night only and you want to extend they will ask you to add $50. Still don't know the reason.


89%

Cool place to meet new friends..everything is good and definately will stays in this hostel again in the future..

  • 6th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

Really nice hostel in the very heart of Patong Beach. Excellent choice for low budgets. Rooms are clean and comfortable, and the atmosphere is really nice, with lots of backpackers willing to go out or just chat. Beware that the showers are not really private, with just a curtain to separate one from another, but other than that it's ok. They have drinks at reasonable prices and a big tv with lots of movies. It's a loud hostel, situated just in front of the main party street.


83%

Great location in the middle of Patong road, minuts from the beach and the biggest bar/club just across the street. The commonroom is cozy and there is a bar near the reception. The hostel is cheap but look out for the staff if you have not booked online, I've a guy seen tell guests different prices ranging between 250 - 300 baht /night. This hostel is not for those who are looking to relax but more for those who wants to party. The wifi was really slow or did not work alot of the time.


89%

Conveniently located, the place is secretly hidden on the back of a building with nothing more than a 3 ft outdoor on the street level. The place itself is comfortable and inviting, the bedrooms have a good size although the beds are squeaky and there was only one shower from which I could get hot water.

  • 31st May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


77%

Great place to stay for partying! Bartender at Finlandia downstairs is awesome! Bare essentials but great nonetheless.


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