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Shiralea Backpackers Resort Reviews

58/18 Moo 8, Haad Yao West, Koh Phangan, Thailand

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92%

Rating
109 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 93%Atmosphere
  • 94%Cleanliness
  • 94%Facilities

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94%

Very nice dorms with a big locker and good AC. Staff is superfriendly and helpful! Showers are cleaned every morning and there is free soap. Good restaurant, though a bit expensive, But you get alot of food. Pool is slightly dirty but otherwise nice pool area. Very close to the beach!


94%

Awesome place to chill or to party, whatever you like. Everything pretty clean. Wifi not great. Food and drinks quite expensive but I'm sure it's like that everywhere on the island. All front staff are British/Australian and very pleasant. Anything you want, you can get it at the resort, and the beach is just a two minute walk away.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the awesome feedback! We try to offer a little something for everybody. At Shiralea you can party the night away with fellow travels then in the morning treat your self to our famous BIG breakfast, then lounge around the pool and soak up some sun. We try to offer top quality food at a reasonable price everyday. Its was great to have you stay with as, and we hope you make it back again soon. Regards Shiraela

83%

Great Atmosphere for Backpackers!

  • 5th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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It was great to have you in the resort adding to the great atmosphere that makes Shiralea so special. We hope that you make it back for a visit soon. Until then Sabi, Sabi Shiralea

91%

All the staff are amazing really made it worth staying over full moon it is far from the rest of the events on the island but a good place to recover, the WiFi was really bad but it made you actually talk to people insted of sitting on the phone I guess

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We have some pretty amazing staff here at Shiralea who work very hard to provide you with a great island experience. We are quite a way away from the action of Haad Rin but that's part of the charm. We have experienced problems with the WiFi but we are in the process of upgrading the connections. Thanks for staying with us and we hope to see you back at the resort soon. Regards Shiralea

83%

Great staff and a great place to meet people. The food was also really nice!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for choosing to stay with us at Shiralea. Its great to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and made some new friend. Half the fun of traveling is getting to see new places and the other half is meeting new people. We hope that you make it back for a cold beer soon. Regards Shiralea

100%

Thank you Shiralea staff! They were so helpful and genuinely friendly. I was always greeted with a smile and promptly served. They gave me great advice for my next destination as well. The beds were clean and include a locker with a lock. The bathroom facilities were great. I loved that I could take a shower in a big stall with a place to put my clothes. This is probably in the top 5% of hostels I have stayed at. If I return to Phangan, I'll stay there again!

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Thanks for sharing with the world your experience at Shiralea. Hearing that you ranked us high of the list of place you have stayed makes me feel that we are on to a winner. When building the hostel we placed alto of emphasis on comfort and privacy. Were happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and we hope that you make it back again soon. Until then Sabi, Sabi Shiralea

100%

This place is the best, everything about it is awesome! 100% need to go here

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Wow truly awesome!!! Thanks for contributing to the great vibe at Shiralea and we hope you make it back again soon. Until then Sabi, Sabi Shiralea

86%

Excellent. One of the best hostels I've stayed in on my RTW trip. Next to the beautiful Haad Yao beach. Facilities at the hostel were great and staff v helpful. Bathrooms spacious and clean and amazing hot showers!

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Thanks for telling the world that you enjoyed your time at Shiralea with us. Haad Yao is a great place to spend some time on your travels. Our staff want nothing more than for you to have a great time and create new lasting memories. It was great to have you stay with us and we hope you make it back to the island again soon. Until then Sabi, Sabi Shiralea

97%

This was such a gem located near one of the best beaches on the island. Great atmosphere, great people, and a wonderful place to spend time a little bit removed from the craziness on Koh Phangan

  • 17th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the positive feed back. We do provide a great atmosphere where amazing young people from all over the world can come together meet and new people, share experiences and make new friends over a Pad Thai and a cold beer. Thanks for spending some time with us and we hope you pop by for a visit again soon. Regards Shiralea

83%

Had a good experience there. The dorms are a bit dark because (tiny window) but its clean. The bed and especially the locker is spacious (a big backpack fits in). the curtains are great to get some privacy. The bath is clean. recept. is mostly unoccupied but u can organise everyth. at the bar - sometimes u have to wait a bit because they also have to take food/drink orders there. Staff is mostly english speaking expats/working travellers - fine but u notice theyre no professional hosts

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Thanks for taking the time to give us some feed back on your experience at Shiralea. It's great to here that the dorm rooms were to your liking. Our reception is staffed from 8am-6pm most days but everything can also be handled at the bar. We do have a young team of staff at the resort but what they lack in experience they make up for in enthusiasm. It was great to have you stay with us and we hope to make it back for a visit again soon. Regards Shiralea

97%

Awesome place to stay, it's not near the full moon party but cabs are easy to get (en masse) and incredible atmosphere and location away from everything!

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Its great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We have an amazing atmosphere here at Shiralea, but its guests like you that help create the magic that people come back for time after time. We hope to see you back at the resort in the future. Until then Sabi, Sabi Shiralea

94%

Staff was super cool, friendly and very helpful! I think that one of the best from all the hostels I've been to. Dorm and bathroom very clean. Close to the beach but a bit far from hat rin (taxi 200b). Swimming pool and bar make the place even nicer. Highly highly recommend!!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the great review. We have some pretty amazing staff here at Shiralea that are always trying to improve there service and create a fun atmosphere for you to enjoy. Having a clean bathroom is very important to us, so our girls clean the Hostel's several times a day. Thanks for choosing to stay with us and we hope to see you back at the resort for another "Full Moon" warm up soon. Regards Shiralea

100%

I've been traveling for a month and a half and it was the best hostel so far. If you're going for the full moon party it is a bit of a hike but you'll have no problem getting around. They arrange the taxi so it's one less thing to think about. This beach is better anyways. Wouldn't do it any over way.

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Thanks for taking the time to write is a review. We are a way's from Haad Rin and the full moon party but this way you can escape the madness and nurse you hangover the next day. We try to take the stress out of getting from A to B so you can just relax and enjoy your self. It was great to have you at the resort and we hope to see you back on the island soon. Regards Shiralea

100%

Shiralea is an amazing clean and friendly hostel in the jungle, with private bungalows and also dorm rooms, I ended up staying for 7 nights because I didn't want to leave!! Thanks for a great time to all the guys and I will come back next year jimmy

Owner Comment (Hide)
I love to hear that you choose to extend your stay with us, it means that we must be doing something right! Its great to know that you had a fantastic time with us and we all hope that you make it back to the resort again soon. Until then Sabi, Sabi Shiralea



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