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291/4 Patak Road, Karon, Phuket, Thailand

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396 Total Reviews
  • 93%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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basic but a great place all around. Staff was very friendly and helpful


Great hospitality! I would love to stay here again on my next trip.

  • 27th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Japan
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Stayed for 4 nights. They upgraded us from dorms to private en suite with 2 beds for free. It was more like a small hotel than a hostel. Not a social place (may be if dorms are full). Lots of beach stuff to borrow for free. Nice owners. Location is fairly quiet as far as Phuket goes. Decent pad thai stall just round the corner that was cheap. Came to Phuket to kill time before meeting someone; wouldn't recommend coming here, bit of a dive.

Owner Comment (Hide)
The social side varies from one week to the next. We were a bit quiet when this guest arrived, hence the upgrade, as we wanted to give the dorm a thorough clean, which is difficult with guests in situ. Phuket and Karon Beach isn't for everyone and obviously this guest didn't like it much but gave us a decent score, so thanks.


Their private rooms were great. Excellent location that is walking distance to everything, excellent value, comfy, simple yet adequate room with aircon, very helpful and friendly staff, wi-fi worked reliably. I found out they even have dual internet providers for redundancy in case an ISP goes offline. Water pressure was much better than hostels in Patong. Also booked a taxi to airport via them, so much easier and cheaper. I have no hesitations in recommending Pineapple Guesthouse.


What a great stay I had! Steve and his crew were always going out of their way to assist with all kinds of things..from booking tours to phone chargers. I would thoroughly recommend this place and plan to go back sometime soon. Close to everything. Pick up service from the airport. Just a 2 min walk to Katon beach ...just perfect

  • 23rd Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


The owners were lovely people who took the type to make us feel at home during our stay. The location is just 5 mins walk from the beach and the rooms we stayed were all secure so could leave our bags and not have the hanging guilt. If in Karon and do not need a swimming pool then stay here


For a budget hostel/dorm it's fine. The front desk ladies are great, very helpful and kind. Steve was very helpful in finding our way through the city and giving us advice on restaurants. The dorm itself is passible. While we were there the AC didn't work, but the fans were quite fine. The lighting in the dorm is horrible though. One small light near the door and a small reading light by the door is not enough. There isn't even a light near the sink/mirror. Still, I would stay here again.

Owner Comment (Hide)
The light is deliberately kept low so as to avoid disturbing people sleeping, however the point about the lack of a light is well-noted and something we'll look into. Each bed does have its own reading light which she didn't mention.

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