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140 Taweeeong Rd., Patong beach Kathu, Phuket Patong Beach, Thailand

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591 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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Right near the centre of Patong near Bangla Road. Great social area for chilling with some beers and meeting people. Mama, who runs the place, is always friendly and welcoming to everyone.


excellent hostel very close to the beach and half block from Bangla street


Great place to stay mama is great and helps with everything! Great atmosphere to meet people of your a solo traveler or in a group- very social place. This is a good hostel for money and great to stay . If your after a great social place stay here. There is another hostel next door but it's not social at all. So stay here!!


Mama is amazing. Though she's a bit strict with outside alcohol! The aircon made me a bit sick but I could have turned the temperature up, so it's my own fault really. Really good vibe with other guests.


mama treat us very well! she didnt charge us even we requested to change a room with bathroom. 3 of us went to dive, actually a well sleep is important. however there's a group of "youngster" keep yelling,shouting and partying whole day and night till 2am!! seriously!!? please respect and consider in other travellers especially at a warmly and comfortable hostel. luckily mama rescue us by chasing them out fr their room. mama is our HERO!!!! we must go back for mama and the no.6 thai restaurant!!


Very close to the beach and bangla road, which was great for going out. They keep the place very clean. I tried to ask the girl at the front desk for recommendations but didn't get the best feedback. The room was a decent size (4 bunk on main floor) and the common area was ok. Only lockers are small ones next to front desk. Their is almost always someone there but the doors stay open at night and there are no locks on the room. Mama is a character just like everyone says, no problems there.


Pretty boring hostel. Not very social and both nights I was there everyone sat around watching movies when Bangla road is just around the corner.


Didn't end up staying here, but only heard good things about it.


Love this place! Stay here every time I pass through Patong and its a brilliant hostel with a cool common room area to chill and meet fun people. They sell beer cheap in the evenings so there's usually a group of people sitting around chilling and making new friends. And the owner, mama, is brilliant and will make you feel like family! Will definitely stay again.


Excellent location - right near Bangla road. Good communal area to meet other guests. Only one toilet/shower though - and my door didn't have a lock, though nothing was stolen so it was fine :)

  • 20th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Can't really complain with this one. The hostel is only slightly dated to what the pics are like. But very clean and tidy. Mama is very helpful and friendly. 3 min walk from the strip. Everything on your doorstep. Beach is a little dirty. Great communial area to meet people and watch films


Was in an awesome location. Really busy. Loads of westerners and a great atmosphere. Mumma was crazy but loves everyone. Great place if you want to party and make friends. I'd stay again!!


I'd definitely recommend this place to friends and I'd likely stay again. I stayed both in a private room and in a dorm. The aircon was great, the mattresses were super comfortable and the common area was nicely social. Wifi was only OK and only in the common room (it extended poorly up a level but not to where we were). They double booked the private room and so kicked us out after a night. They also tried to overcharge us for the dorm. That sucked, but the facilities and location are good.


The rules in the hostel makes you feel like you are doing your military service. I think the owner and the management lacks the soul of hostel culture which decreases the quality of your experience. Management and the Phuket itself is not eager to help you if you don't follow their unlogical rules.


Worst hostel I've stayed at, like sleeping in a brothel, if you want to sleep at night don't stay here

  • 17th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


If you want to party and be close to the noisy nightlife, go here. Everything is close; beach, shops, clubs. If you want to have a good sleep, don't go here. Lot of drunk people that come back to the hostel at 4am. It you don't mind that and go out clubbing till late, this one is for you.


Great location next to the main road, very friendly staff, lots of people to meet and make friends with. A/C was strong when it was on. NO VISITORS ALLOWED (some guy tried to bring a girl back at 5am and was denied - their front desk is 24hrs).


i was picked up at the airport during rush hour and it took 2 hrs. to get to the hostel! it is a 30 second walk to the beach and is on the main road near all bars which can make for noise late at night. it was nice to have the option to watch movies. Art was the best thing about this hostel. His english is awesome, he is funny, engaging and knowledgable. unfortunately he does not get the respect he deserves. mama is ok to talk to, but will nag you about your every move.


Great hostel! Perfectly situated around the corner from bangla rd. Everything within walking distance, and great people, with great social environment! No microwave and pretty strict on common room rules, other than that definitely worth the stay!!


Staff was amazing, the woman that runs the hostel, we called her "mama", was a lovely woman who helped us out in every way possible. Atmosphere was great, you can meet great people that also staying here, it's the classic "backpacker hostel", which seem pretty hard to find now a days. A very "bohemian" feel. Make sure to always take off your shoes or you might face a friendly scolding from Mama! Only a block a way from Bangla road, and right on the beach.

  • 7th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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