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Pineapple Guesthouse Reviews

291/4 Patak Road, Karon, Phuket, Thailand

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87%

Rating
370 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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57%

Read a review from a few months ago saying there was a bad smell and the hostel reply was it will be fixed soon so i thought nothing of it. But as soon as you get to the dorm you notice even with the window open. When you close the window for mosquitos the smell is almost unbearable. Everything else was as expected from a budget hostel. Low season so i assume that, and the smell was why i had the dorm to myself so no atmosphere.


94%

Other than hotels, Pineapple was my most enjoyable stay during my three week trip to Thailand. Air conditioning worked perfectly and you weren't forced to turn it off when you left the room. Staff were super nice and helpful (the man has a little trouble with English, but the lady easily translated for him). Only about a 4 minute walk from the beach on a public, safe street. Breakfast was cheap and good compared to the rest of the places that we stayed. Would definitely recommened Pineapple to p


86%

This hostel doesn't look like much from the outside but its great on the inside. Spacious and the double room was very clean. For a private room with air con we thought it was great value and close to the beach. The staff were also very friendly and helpful.


97%

I liked this hostel & for Karon Beach it is perfect. It's a 3 min walk to the beach & there are tons of restaurants, shops & bars nearby. The lady who owns/works there is super nice & speaks English well! She's very helpful & was very welcoming for our 1st day in Thailand. There's a safe in the room & the cleaning lady did an exceptionally good job! There isn't a great area to meet people in the hostel (just go to the beach!); A/C unit didn't really work even after cleaning it (got a bit hot).


86%

Stayed for 3 nights in double room in June 2014. Breakfast and room were great. Staff very helpful (run by English gentleman). Also helped to book boat and tour at a more competitive price than other agents (and were not pushy about selling them).


100%

Really wonderful for the price. Stayed in a private room for 3 and were very happy. The staff was very helpful and arranged transportation and activities for us like a speedboat tour, elephant ride, trip to big buddha, and shopping in Phuket town. Very happy with the hostel overall! :) And so thankful for Sia, the lady who was working the desk most of the time for giving us helpful information about the area and safety!

  • 23rd May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


74%

The rooms were basic but clean, there didn't seem to be much of a social area, particularly later on when the cafe closed but the guy running the place was so friendly and helpful which made up for the average was of the rest of the place. The location was a little on the outskirts of Karon, but any easy walk to the main area and the beach. Best English breakfast I've ever had, including back in the uk!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the comments on the breakfast. The social aspect very much depends on who is staying and sometimes it's good, other times quiet. It really does vary from week to week but it's low season now so more likely to be quieter. The superior rooms are nicer than the standards, which this guest booked, but we don't have superior twins, only kings.

80%

Great location, 5 minutes from Karon Beach but a bit far to Patong (500-600 baht in taxi) hostel is very clean and staff are very helpful. Good wifi and when it broke, they got it fixed straight away. Rooms are large, lots of space. Food and drink served in hostel although I never ate there. Lots of bars and restaurants around (sanooks and Stevens cafe are particularly worth a visit) overall a really great hostel, just a shame it's not nearer patong for me.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Should only be 350 - 400 baht to Patong (still too expensive really but bear in mind the taxis don't get a pickup at the destination so you are effectively paying a two-way fare). Ask us to avoid being ripped off. Agree with Sanook and Steve's Cafe, good friends with the owners.

83%

The dorm room was comfortable and there are loads of fans which help during the day when the aircon is off. The beach is 5 minutes walk away as are loads of places to eat and drink.


91%

very clean, staff were super friendly and helpful, only 5 minute walk from the beach. they also serve food which is really reasonable charged and good!. Laundry was reasonable too and they had it done within a couple of hours.


80%

Not technically in Phuket, which adds a bit for taxi from the airport or bus station (600 THB from bus station by taxi, 500 THB to bus station through the hostel). Bathroom made the dorm room smell a bit weird, but you do get used to it after a bit. No AC, but each bed has their own fan. Karon Beach is less than 5 minutes walk. Great street pad thai near by, some good souvenir shops.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Of course we are in Phuket, not Phuket Town but Karon Beach. We do have aircon in the dorm but we only use it at night as this enables us to keep the cost down. We have just spruced up the dorm as well (after this guest's stay) with new floor, new paint on the walls, hopefully eliminated the smell from the bathrooms, which have also been decorated, though there are a couple of jobs still to do including replacing all the mattresses in time for next high season.

80%

everything was good.


94%

Excellent hostel to meet new people quickly and the staff is very warm and welcoming. 100% recomended!.

  • 21st Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

Great hostel, had everything, was a little quite on my visit but that was due to it being new year in thailand. The location is brilliant, 5 mins walk to the beach, 2 mins to both street food and restaurants. Staff friendly and great price. Definatly one of the better hostels i stayed in. Good job!

  • 10th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

Customers would definitely get an excellent value for their money vis a vis room quality. The owners and staffs are really friendly and accommodating. Would definitely go back. :)

  • 9th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Philippines
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

lovely place,good location,near excellent restaurants and the beach, very friendly and helpful. would definitely stay there again.

  • 16th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


97%

Steve and Lek have an outstanding guesthouse! Friendly, helpful, super convenient, and a great value!

  • 15th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)




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