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Palio (Haad Rin) Hostel Reviews

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

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131 Total Reviews
  • 65%Value For Money
  • 68%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 68%Staff
  • 65%Atmosphere
  • 60%Cleanliness
  • 70%Facilities

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We booked one of eight private rooms available at this hostel. When we arrived the staff were very confused as if they had no reccolation of our booking. They said they had no private rooms available at all due to a construction site. We asked why there were eight listed on the website and they just said they didn't know. They offered us a dorm room which we did not want as we had specifically booked a private room for personal reasons. They were very unhelpful. DO NOT STAY HERE.

  • 23rd Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Sorry The story as it happened This must apologize as well. It may be a misunderstanding between communications. Private rooms and eight beds we have maintenance. To make it convenient for customers If a story like this, we will. You can stay better. Maybe a six-bed rooms or four-bed. Sorry highly The communication between us and you, and employees may have errors....


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.


Cool common area though it was pretty empty a lot of the time. Rooms were a bit dingy and stuffy, the top bunks were covered in dirt when we got there. Good location about a 5 minute walk to Haad Rin beach. It was a good, cheap option for accommodations for the full moon party - we got free neon paint and a complimentary bucket.


The reception staff could barely speak English. She refused to help me upon my arrival claiming my friends were already gone. The room were very low standard compare to the price, but I guess is typical for full moon party period. If you have no more choices this places will do. But off season ( not full moon party) there are tons of better choices.


It´s a normal hostel but is really dirty and the bathroom's smell s completly disgusting. The location is amazing, is just 5 minutes walking to full moon party beach.

  • 29th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Argentina
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Loved this place! Great to meet people if you're sharing a dorm, great social area (outside hammocks and chairs beside the bar). 5 minute walk to main area of haad rin and the beaches (and FMP). But so quiet at night that you can actually sleep!


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)

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