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Kool Backpacker Hostel Reviews

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

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85%

Rating
306 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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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)


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)


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.


77%

It's a good hostel located in the heart of patong. Only a 5 minute walk to the beach and by main bars and clubs if you like to socialise it's a really good location. Showers are clean and powerful enough. The main reception is also a chill out lounge with a nice TV which is really nice if you want to relax in the air con. Rooms are nice with a different famous quotation on each wall which is cool and the beds are comfortable. Main complaint is the wifi is very intermittent. Overall a good stay

  • 29th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Loved the hangout area /lobby!

  • 22nd May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Finland
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

if you want to enjoy the nightlife in Phuket, this is the right place you should stay. You can meet many travelers here, and you can go out for drink with them by walking, or go to the beach with them by walking. location is perfect. and staffs are very helpful. Thanks to this hostel, I had one of the best time in my life in Phuket!!!


100%

Right on main road. Perfect location. Very clean and quiet at night. Would recommend it! Loved the bathroom!


91%

Location is excellent if you want to party, right on the party street, flashing lights everywhere. Very helpful staff! Clean dorm room and clean bathrooms. Bunk beds were very squeaky though. We only stayed there one night, so didn't really experience the fun! Though very hard to find when you are looking at 1am for the hostel!


97%

Very good hostel. If your staying in Patong its the place to be. Also good personell. Talk to Wat about activities and nights out, he will set you up.

  • 30th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

A great place for dorms and bathrooms but despite having a nice communal area still lacking atmosphere. The trouble with places like this is that the hostel don't make enough effort to get everyone together and having fun! Do an organised pub crawl or something.


77%

This hostel is nice if you stay there for the "fun" of Phuket. It is in the street of bars. So you cannot sleep 'till 5am. And right now there are some work just beside, so awake at 7am! Wifi is unreliable, but it is clean, there is nice A/C, a nice common room and nice staff. There can organise some tours.


100%

by far my favorite hostel out of all the places I stayed while in Thailand. very new facilities, cleaned daily, great location and great price.. the staff were very friendly and helpful, and the atmosphere from the other travelers was very welcoming. I plan to stay here again, the staff made my stay very memorable. for anyone staying in ban paying, I would highly recommend this hostel.


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