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Palio (Haad Rin) Hostel Reviews

149 Haadrin, Mu 6 Bantai Kohphangan, Koh Phangan, Thailand

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124 Total Reviews
  • 72%Value For Money
  • 71%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 63%Cleanliness
  • 68%Facilities

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great location for the full moon party. however, the hostel is split into two. if you are in the second lot of dorms away from reception then this is VERY hard to find. no taxi drivers could find it which can be dangerous at night as they dump you at the other lot which is at the wrong end!! also power cuts at this hostel and wasn't the cleanest of places. bunk beds were very unsteady and squeaky! air con wasn't the best either.


Really enjoyed my stay, the staff couldn't help but offer you their help. We stayed as a couple but they gave us a room to ourself over the full moon even though we booked a dorm. Would highly recommend and would return !!!

  • 1st Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


We had a fabulous time at Palio hostel! It was in such a great area so close to Haad Rin beach where the full moon party is held. As well as near a great deal of shops and restaurants.The hostel offered travel and tour information as well as money off the Muay Thai events which were held in the stadium next door. However the best part about our stay was the staff, Wan and her staff were fantastic in every aspect which made our experience so much better!! Highly recommend!

  • 31st May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Was the worst hostel i had stayed at my life.


Hostel belongs to a Muai Thai Club, and as guest of the hostel we could attend to a fight night for free. they also provide free bodypaint and one free bucket at the full moon night. 6 Bed dorm is very basic and in a used condition. You can use the gym for free :)

  • 4th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Was actually pleasantly surprised. We had an issue with our booking so they put us in the Palio 2 which is closer to Haad Rin where the Full Moon Party was at. Rooms weren't the best, but not horrible either. The free food at the buffet for the party was what made this stay great, and it taste good. Staff very friendly. Some of the guys at Palio 1 said it was to quiet...so i guess its good if you are looking for a chill place. The one we were at had cool people.


I had no idea this hostel was in a boxing arena I just wanted to be close to the party. It was different and interesting. The room itself was good and the bathroom was impressive for a hostel. The way the place is set up I found it hard to meet other travellers that were not staying in my room, you feel slightly separated. They had a nice pre party before the full moon and the lady working at the front desk is nice, but her english is lacking which makes communication a bit difficult.


Best Hostel for the Full Moon Party! Perfect location, free painting, free buffet and one free bucket on the full moon day. But on the other days the Hostel is rather exhausting. You can't sleep during the day and not long in the morning because there is a rooster in front of your room and there is always really loud music from the gym.


so this hostel overall was a great experience , the ac was broken and they fixed it . Was there during the full moon and got a free drink body painting and buffet plus free thai fight show which toom ace in,the thai rink right by the hostel. The staff are very cordial and kind .,The room is not luxury but does the trick. make sure to pay for taxis as the come dont pay for a preorder ,I had to pay twice thaistyle :p. gl vagrant adventurers.


Welcome to the hotel paliooo such a lovely place. Stayed here for 2 full moon parties. Was awesome both times! John cena from england

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