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87 Utarakit Rd., Paknam Krabi, Krabi, Thailand

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1087 Total Reviews
  • 93%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 93%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

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Best place to stay in Krabi Town.


Props for the strategic location, great atmosphere and just the fact that everything here feels and appears clean! The hostel is within walking distance of any place of interest within the neighborhood you'd need to get to. Easy come, easy go. Would stay again if I had any reason to return to Krabi Town.


Really modern hostel with two bars attached. Good atmosphere despite being low season.


Pak-up itself is a great hostel, clean and nice accommodations. The bar staff isn't quite the nicest. That said, I wouldn't recommend staying in Krabi Town, I don't understand why it's turned into a little backpacker town, there's nothing special about it whatsoever. The weekend market is alright, that's about it. Go to any other city. If you must stay in Krabi, Pak-up is your best bet. Rent a scooter and get lost in the country side, the mountains are beautiful.


Great place! Wifi was dependable, close to the boats. Would definitely recommend.


This hostel looks really great, there are two bars and lots of common space. The rooms are large and beds comfortable. It does seem to have a lot of cleaning going on but, it seems like it is quite superficial. More attention needs to be paid to the areas that are not in constant use or on show. For a very large hostel with 2 bars there is no food. And also no air con in the common areas. You can hire scooters to travel around which u will need. Wifi is very poor. Staff very helpful


Amazing hostel- super clean super safe great vibe. Super close to pier from railay, not much to see in krabi but super comfortable for a little travelling break


best hostel I've ever been

  • 27th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Fantastic place, stay here if you can. In-house bars with fun events every night (open mic, twister, beer pong etc) makes it a very sociable place so great for a lone traveller. Fantastic facilities and brilliant staff who can sort everything out for you. Massive lockers in the common area too so you can leave your luggage while island hopping. Wish I'd have stayed a few more nights!


Overal a good hostel eveything is reasonable. I would say that it needs more attention to detail with cleaning though. I would reccomend this hostel. Rooms are quiet, location is good and the bars can be fun. The wifi is not good though, very slow.


An underwhelming hostel in an underwhelming town. The staff were rather uninterested eventually booking us transport to Malaysia which didn't even drop us off at the right location. Despite the hostels flaws it was probably one of the better hostels in the area.


Really enjoyed our stay. Would definitely recommend! Huge under bed draws that you can lock! Big enough to fit your bag in and more so the room is very easy to keep tidy. Beds were big and very comfy (probably comfiest beds we've had in a hostel!). The bunks were also really high so you had plenty of head room! Staff were friendly and helpful. Helped us book tours and transport. Also recommended a good spa next door.


Good place to stay. The bar is really nice in the hostel. Very clean and nice staff. In krabi town is nothing to do, only use it for passing true. You can better stay in the area from ao nang.


Very good facilities, not the warmest welcome but the staff is helpful and the place well kept. Parties at night will keep me from coming back, though, and as a lot of people tried to sleep in the dorms in spite of the noise, I kept wondering who was at the party, except for guests who couldn't sleep!


If you wanna stay in Krabi town, Pak-up is a pretty good choice. It's very close to the pier to Railay beach and night market, and you can take a taxi or bus to Ao Nang as well. The bed and bathroom is clean, and the roof bar is cool!


Very great hostel. Amazing design with very fun and nice touch. Very clean and confortable. Great location Everything you need is there, rooftop bar, lounge lobby, internet, wifi, laundry etc

  • 15th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The hostel was great, one if the nicer ones I've stayed at. However the location in Krabi was not the best. There is a day and night market and a good hub for boating to other islands or beaches. I would only stay 1 night as I did. I would suggest staying in Ao Nang instead


Wonderful staff!


This hostel is the typical place where you want to stay and spend time in instead of visiting the city! If you are a backpacker here you can find whatever you need. 100% good


Only used Pak-Up as a stop in Krabi as we had to grab a bus at 7am over to the full moon party. But I was really surprised at how good it was! All the room are themed, eg I was in the music room so each bed had a different genre like hip hop jazz etc. Beds were so comfy, 8 per room and we had lots of room to move around the room. Cages under the beds were good as you were able to fit a whole 80L rucksack in them for safe keeping. Bathrooms and showers were clean, some showers filled up.

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