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Shiralea Backpackers Resort Reviews

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

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93%

Rating
122 Total Reviews
  • 93%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 95%Atmosphere
  • 94%Cleanliness
  • 96%Facilities

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69%

Staff were very kind & always willing to help. Food & drink from the bar were very nice & offered a good selection of choices. Good atmosphere in the bar area always, so was easy to socialise & mingle with other backpackers. Only bad thing i have to say is that the location is pretty far out from the central so be prepared to pay 200baht each way to get into the party areas

  • 11th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Shiralea was hands down my favourite hostel so far. We stayed over the full moon period and don't let the location put you off. The best party vibe, great bar, ridiculously friendly people all wanting to have a good time. The taxi journeys to full moon and pre parties were hilarious. The pool is lovely and you're a few minutes from the beach. Only down side is a couple of showers drainage wasn't the best but just make sure you shower early. No wifi in the dorms but that's minor. Definitely stay!

  • 2nd Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

couldnt believe this was a backpackers hostel when i arrived,exceeded expections!so cheap,with a pool,bar,amazing comfy beds just loved it :) wish we could have stayed longer!staff were very friendly and helpful!only downside is its not very near anything(but with a group of you going to a party its cheaper)&the hostel needs to be sign posted better as we walked really far past it haha apart from that its amazing will stay here again :)


97%

Shiralea is an ideal place backpackers. I really enjoy my stay there. I wouldn't say the location is convenient but you'll get peacefulness, quiet beach and wonderful nature in return. It was worth travel to. I stayed in a dorm for 2 nights and it was one of the best dorms i've ever stayed. The staff was terribly friendly. Would return to this place again if i have a chance. Well done, Shiralea!


91%

Perfect dormbeds, very clean, very nice staff, good atmosphere!


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!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for taking the time to write us a review. We have attempted to create the best value for money Dorm around. The food in our restaurant is made with only the freshest ingredients and with western sized portions. We have got some feed back in the past about the pool looked dirty because if the stained lining. We have listened to our guests and are currently fixing this problem. It was great to have you stay with us and we hope you make it back to the island soon. Regards Shiralea

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

100%

This is an awesome place to stay! Great accommodation... Great dorms with curtains and big lockers. The nicest beach on koh phanang is only 5 min walking. The bar is great! Very good food and lots of cocktails. Beerpong, a shot Bell... I had a very good time in that bar! But the number 1 reason why I would go back immediately is the awesome staff! They're not only very helpful but also a lot of fun! Definitely the best place I stayed at in Thailand. I was planning to stay 4 nights and stayed 8!


83%

Great Atmosphere for Backpackers!

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

Owner Comment (Hide)
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

Owner Comment (Hide)
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!

Owner Comment (Hide)
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

Owner Comment (Hide)
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!

Owner Comment (Hide)
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

94%

WOW! I never dreamed I'd find such a paradise on a backpacker's budget. The beds all have privacy curtains and personal closet spaces. There's a pool 20 seconds away, the beach two minutes away. The bar sells pretty decent food at decent prices. It's quite far from the party scene down at Haad Rin, which I appreciated, but everyone here was really nice and up for fun. It's going to take some convincing to make me stay anywhere else but here if I return to Koh Phangan... :P


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

Owner Comment (Hide)
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!

Owner Comment (Hide)
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.

Owner Comment (Hide)
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

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