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Kool Backpacker Hostel Reviews

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

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84%

Rating
276 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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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.


74%

We had no idea what we were in for when we were dropped off in Patong to get to the Kool Backpacker Hostel! This hostel is right in the middle of the Las-Vegas style madness that is Patong, Phuket. So just be prepared for that and you will enjoy your stay.

  • 8th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

I have stayed here twice I love it 100% recomend it! Key location so know getting lost when your dunk 😃 great staff, good rooms nice and clean, good social area to meet people, nice clean bathrooms! I loved this place!

  • 7th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

Hot water showers and curtains in mens bathroom were quite dysfunctional. Everything else was very clean, lots of cool people, huge lounge, right in the heart of the backpackers area in patong.

  • 4th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

I was only there for one night, but the staff and common area was very nice. Its location in a inhabited mall is different but one you get settled in you realize how cool it is.


86%

Great location, super close to the beach it's just down the street! It is on a street full of bars just so you know. There was constructing every morning at 7 am. Other than thy, great staff, clean room/ bathroom, nice lounge area and overall we had a good stay!


94%

Great new hostel! Room: 6-bed mixed dorm was comfortable (although I wish we could've had an actual blanket), A/C is strong, plug-in and personal light at each bed, shared bathrooms are a little far away. Bathrooms: clean, set up well for a hostel. Hostel itself: Amazing location on bar street, but still quiet in the hostel. Staff friendly and helpful! Great common area -- perfect place to meet tons of new people and have some drinks! Only drawback? CONSTRUCTION in the mornings!!!!


91%

Hostel is super clean, perfectly located in Patong in the main party street, but you can still sleep since the noise in the room is not bad.


89%

Really nice clean hostel, good people there and nice staff, perfect for partying. Patong beach where it is located however is not nice, smelly, grimey and extremely touristy.

  • 8th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


74%

Ok close to the beache, but too close to the bars! A lot of noise!


71%

A nice hostel, right on the main street in Patong. At night the street basically turns into a huge strip-club with promoters going around telling you to watch ping-pong shows and other dodgy stuff. Hostel it self was nice, but without character. Not as noisy as we expected either.


80%

if you want to party 24/7, this is the hostel for you right on the main party strip of Patong rooms are a bit small and because your right in the middle of party central, expect the 'thump' of music into your room. good luck if you want an early night sleep! toilets and showers are big and clean the main chill out area is pretty cool. so watch tv/dvd sitting on a bean bags and sofa and chat to random travelers


97%

Great place to stay, staff are super friendly and helpful! Would definitely recommend! :)


89%

Great hostel on party street in Patong. If you want to sleep,go elsewhere, this is in the middle of all thce lubs and bars in Patong. Great atmosphere, and very social. I loved it here and had a great time there and met great people. A little hard to find, but above a seriously great bar. Wicked place.


89%

Koolbacker was the tits. The staff (Waht & DJ Rum) were extremely hospital and genuine and were great in helping plan day trips. Besides the fact that there was noise from construction at 8am after a long-night of partying, Kool BP is a great place to meet some awesome people from around the world.

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


83%

Good location for going to the beach and clubbing on Bangla road - this means it's noisy, but if you're going clubbing you won't be in the hostel trying to sleep ;). Rooms are clean and basic, perfect for staying a couple of nights! The only problem is that the wifi is not reliable! This could be easily fixed I feel.


94%

Thoroughly enjoyed my stay at this hostel. I was a lone traveller so the hostel being in the midst of everything was convenient and a way to meet other travellers easily. When I stayed it wasn't too chaotic- just perfect and people of all ages put their heads down for the night. The facility was clean and safe enough, also you could arrange mini vans to your destination. Fantastic! The only drawback was the awul wi fi connection. This let the hostel down a bit.

  • 18th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


71%

This is great hostel to stay if you wantto party. It has an amazing location. Clean beds and showers. The staff could improve a little bit on becoming more welcoming. The internet is bad though, I triedto usemy computer here with no success it could never connect. Other than that is ok.


71%

Located right on bangla road. The hostel itself looks like its in an abandoned warehouse but once inside the hostel is clean and well kept. Very cool place to meet others. The music at the bars play till 5 or 6 in the morning so of you want to get a good nights sleep, this is not the place.


100%

awesome hostel, clean with good ac. rum the bar man made sure we were having fun every night


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