Palio (Haad Rin) Hostel Reviews
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Great location, great staff. Great place to spend full moon. Discount on tickets to thai boxing was also great!
Great hostel. We went during the Full moon party and it was brilliant. The hostel gave us all a free thai buffet (which was so good!), free bucket of alcohol and paint for the party. We also got discount tickets for the muay thai fight which was amazing! The lady that works in the reception is so friendly and I was sorry that I had to leave a day earlier. Apart from a few cleanliness issues in the room, I definitely recommend this hostel to anyone who wants a cheap, fun in haad drin.
Amazing staff and location. Unfortunately that's about all the positive things I can say. Our room was an 8bed dorm that was actually 2 bunkbeds with a double mattress on the top bunk and two single mattresses on the bottom. Room was small and never cleaned. Hot water/shower barely worked, electricity went out multiple times. The roof leaked one day when there was a big storm. Would recommend if only staying for 1 or 2 nights, otherwise find somewhere else.
Very good location, far enough away from all the madness of the Full Moon party but close enough to stumble back to in the early hours of the morning. The event they held on the evening of the Full Moon was brilliant, the buffet was fab and the body painting was really cool. It really brought everyone at the hostel together. The lady that runs it 'One" is amazing, she is so helpful and genuinely nice and takes the time to learn everyones name who is staying there!
This place is quite basic - but I had no problems there and for the price it is okay. There is a nice outside area to hang out in and you can easily walk to the beach and main streets.
We visited for the full moon party and stayed in a six bed dorm with A/C, great location for the town centre and beach but far enough from the main bars for when sleep is needed. Right next door to the Thai boxing arena and discount entry is given but this can go on til after midnight. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Only secure lockers available at reception and not in the rooms. Would recommend to others.
Our room was clean but the attached bathroom was pretty disgust if you get the a room not in the boxing gym they're fine. Very friendly staff made this a great experience
Palio was a fantastic place to stay at for the full moon. clean, friendly and the location was perfect, only 2mins from haad rin beach but off the main street to avoid noise. Staff here were very helpful and friendly, cant say many hostels have learnt our names after 1 night. The full moon night even inculded a free buffet and bucket! I will definatley recommened Palio back home for futrue party goers!
We had an amazing stay in koh phangan at palio over the full moon party. On the night the atmosphere was alive and all the staff joined in on the fun! Free buckets, glow paint and the amazing buffet dinner were just bonuses. The owner uan was so helpful and offers incredible cuisine in her cooking classes. Mauy Thai gym is right next door so we had no choice but to jump aboard and watch a fight! Only downfall was the beds were quite hard! Appart from that we loved every bhit! A must stay for haa
Dorms are situated in a Muay Thai gym, haadrin arena. They regularly have fight nights and guest are permitted free entry which was a great night. Busy and loud atmosphere but in a good way. Toilets are a bit stinky but it is a Muay Thai gym... We were not fussy and had a great time
Amazing place staff are very friendly, miss the staff. Perfect place for the full moon party, relatively one of the cheapest in town. They have Thai boxing events (training and spectating), cooking courses, moped hire, and they can organise your onward travel. We loved it sure you will too, Ting tong gang
The worst hostel I stayed in during my 6 weeks traveling. I stayed here during the full moon party and booked 3 months in advance to my stay. Upon arrival, we were placed in a 16 bed dorm, when I had booked a 6 bed dorm. When we asked the owners why we were moved, they changed their story at least 3 times. They were very rude and not helpful at all. We were in the room off of the boxing arena...it was filthy and the bathroom was unbearable. Spend the extra $5.00 a day and stay somewhere else.