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Kool Backpacker Hostel Reviews

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

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83%

Rating
419 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 79%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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86%

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.


83%

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


66%

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.


89%

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


51%

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)


37%

Don't really understand all the hype and good reviews


40%

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.


77%

Good to be centrally located in Patong, but dont expect to sleep before 6am as a club is on the other side of the wall! It is super hyper loud. Showers are not very private, just a curtain.


86%

We had such a good time in Patong over New Years, although the hostel is so noisy and we didn't manage any sleep at all. Bring earplugs. Everything was great and we had the best time and met some great people.

  • 30th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


74%

If you want to be right on Bangla road and want a party hostel, this is the place for you. The hostel is right next to a club so there's music playing all night long, so don't expect to sleep. During high season the prices are really high, not worth the money. Great place to meet other travelers.


80%

Good place to stay if you are keen to party all night. If you want to sleep before 5am though, its not gonna happen. Music from downstairs was so loud it was literally shaking the beds in our room. Right on Bangla Rd, aka Pub Street, so no shortage of ways to stay up all night!


97%

By far one of the best hostels i have stayed in. Its well located in the center of Bangla road the are convenient stores near by. The only slight problem is the noise that comes from the nearby clubs and make it hard to sleep especially if you are living in the rooms at the back apart from that I would definitely recommend people to stay at this hostel :D

  • 28th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Namibia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

I was happy with everything, there is just one thing missing: you really need coffee for offer! ;D

  • 28th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Kool Backpacker was in a great central location. I said there over NYE and ever you're trying to go to bed sober before 3am then good luck. But the staff were incredibly helpful and nice. I would definitely stay there again!

  • 28th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


74%

Nice place, just VERY noisy!

  • 28th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


69%

This is a party hostel right in the party street which means the location is amazing. The beach closeby is nothing special and you will have to sleep with the club speakers making the walls tremble, but that's what you get for staying in a party hostel for this price. The staff doesn't speak English but you can get along with that. I had a nice time there.


69%

Party hostel! Nice place to meet other solo travelers. Don't expect much sleep, a lot of the rooms are above a nightclub. Dorms are a little bit small, but the have AC and are clean. Hostel provides lockers in front of reception desk. I spent three nights over there and met a lot of nice people to travel together with to Koh Phi Phi.


77%

Too loud, music goes on until 5am, hard to meet friends, it's good if you plan to party until the morning every night and sleep during the day, otherwise it's impossible to sleep.


100%

Fantastic hostel if you are young and want to party and go out and hit up Bangla Rd. Definitely not for those who want a quiet place to relax. Met lots of great people, probably too many as some tension arose between groups, but was a great hostel all round.

  • 20th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Really good party hostel in the centre of the bars and clubs, but a warning don't expect any sleep! Our first night a super club opened just underneath which literally shakes the beds until about 6am, it's actually like being in a nightclub. The only way to sleep I found was to be drunk, which is ok for a few days! Aside from that it's a great hostel, rum is a good laugh and gets everyone together for drinking games. Overall good hostel if you intend on having a boozy stay in phuket as I did


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