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Shiralea Backpackers Resort Reviews

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

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90%

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151 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 93%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 93%Facilities

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94%

Best hostel that I've stayed at especially when it comes to socialising, atmosphere, staff, food and location. We met so many people during our stay here and we were sad to leave. All of the staff were amazing ,they made you feel comfortable and nothing was too much hassle; especially herby who helped us plan our onward travel even when he had finished work. We ate here every meal during our stay it was a reasonable price and tasted good. Good location full moon a taxi drive away.


91%

Stayed in a cute little bungalow for 2 nights was great and the staff were so helpful orgainsed taxis for us gave us help with anything we asked arranged taxis for us when we were leaving, the location of shiralea is a bit out the way you either need a taxi or a scooter to get places but it was great for us as we wanted a few chill days before the full moon and the placr has everything u need great food cheap booze and 5 mins for the beach

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for writing us a great review! We are a little out of the way, but Haad Yao is a great base to explore the beautiful North West of the island. We try to offer great service at Shiralea so that you feel welcome from the moment you arrive. Its awesome to hear that you enjoyed you time with us and we hope to see you again soon. Until then Sabai, Sabai Shiraela

89%

Awesome staff, culture, and vibe. Great food and drinks as well.

  • 23rd Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Its great to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay at Shiralea. Shiralea has a great front of house team that make you feel at home from the moment you arrive at the resort. We attract some amazing guests that create the fun and unique atmosphere that makes a trip to Shiralea so special. Thanks for staying with us and we hope to see you again soon. Regards Shiralea

89%

Awesome place to stay. Good staff and a good vibe, nice to be away from Haad Rin too.

  • 22nd Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for taking the time to tell others about your recent stay with us. We pride our selves on offering great personal service so that every guest feels like home from the moment they enter the resort. We are situated in a very nice part of the island close to beautiful beaches and surrounded by coconut tree, the perfect island get away. Thanks for staying with us and we hope to see you back at the resort next time you come to Koh Phangan. Regards Shiralea

77%

Have not seen hostel with a pool before. It is close to the sea beach with 5 mins walk.not many people.So you can enjoy a quiet vacation. You can book different tours from the hostel. The front desk is all western, so do not worry about English problem.The food there is good.However you need to pay attention to two things. The location is not very convenient you need to book a taxi. and If you send clothes to laundry, please notice that you need to wait 24 hours or more to fetch.

  • 10th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

Staff definitely make this place - so helpful and friendly. Great place to chill after full moon - ended up staying 5 nights instead of the booked 2. Not particularly close to too much but this hostel makes up for it. 7-11 and a few restaurants and beach are all within 10 min walk.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We have a fantastic young front of house team that strive to make every guest feel at home from the moment they walk through the door. Its great to hear you enjoyed your time with us and we hope to see you next time you find your self on Koh Phangan. Until then... Sabai, Sabai Shiralea

91%

Great hostel! Good big lockers in the dorm, great vibe and close to the beach. It's a popular spot for travel groups such as Contiki, but they just add more fun and life to the place. The staff is awesome - very easy to talk with about anything, and they are very helpful and informative about things to do on the island, transport and further travel! I booked for 3 nights but ended up with staying 6 nights, and was sad to leave. I had an amazing time at this hostel and would def. recommend it!

  • 1st Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Denmark
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

My girlfriend and I stayed at shiralea a few days before full moon and really enjoyed ourselves. The staff were great, the rooms were very clean and it had a huge clean shower room. We stayed in the dorms and enjoyed how they had a big locked cabinet that fit our backpacks and also had air conditioning. The only down fall of shiralea is the location due to it being so far away from Haad Rin and kinda in the middle of no where. I would definitely stay here again if I came back to Koh Phangan! :)


86%

I really enjoyed my stay in Shiralea. The facilities are great and the staff and the people there give the hostel a good atmosphere.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the feed back on your recent stay with us at Shiralea. I'm super happy to hear that you enjoyed your time at the resort. Our guest and staff create the atmosphere that makes a trip to Shiralea so special. From the whole Shiralea team, thanks for choosing to visit our little piece of paradise and we hope to see you back on the island again soon. Regards Shiralea

83%

Great place for the price. My experience was not the best because my roommates in the dorm were very rude, but otherwise this is a great spot despite being far away from things.

Owner Comment (Hide)
I'm really sorry to hear that the other guests in the dorm room were rude. Unfortunately we can choose who stay with us, but on a whole we tend to attract great guests. I'm glad you you enjoyed the other aspects of the resort and we hope to see you back again soon.

86%

Great place to meet people and have fun! Staff are super engaging and helpful! Hard to leave. It's not central to the party beach, but you can easily cab, and it's so fun that I didn't want to go anywhere else!

  • 16th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the great review. It's good to hear that the staff were very accommodating, they always like to hear that guests had a good time. We really hope that you choose Shiralea for your next trip to Koh Phangan. Regards Shiralea

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)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the review. We have a great atmosphere at Shiralea and that's created but the awesome guests that the resort attracts. We are quite away from the parties but it just a quick taxi trip away, so the next day you can relax in a beach or beside our pool. Thanks for choosing to stay with us and we hope to see you back again soon. Kind regards Shiralea

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)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for taking the time to review us. We manage to attract an amazing group of people in the resort and everybody wants to have a great time. We have a great place but its the guest and staff that make it special. If you ever have a problem with something please bring it up with the staff so that it can be fixed. Its was great to have you stay with us and we hope you make it back to the resort some time soon. Regards Shiralea

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 :)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the great review. It was a pleasure to have you staying with us. We are a little ways from the action of Baan Tai and Haad Rin but it's just a quick taxi trip away. We are situated in a lovely part of the island and were happy that you enjoyed our little piece of paradise. We hope to see you back at the resort again soon. Kind regards Shiralea

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!

Owner Comment (Hide)
WOW, Thanks for the amazing review. By the sounds of it you had a great time. We do hope that you come back again soon and join in on the fun. Thanks for choosing Shiralea. Until the next time. Sabai Sabai Shiralea

94%

This hostel was the best we stayed in throughout all of Asia. So cheap, everyone is so friendly, the atmosphere is amazing. The staff really make it what it is. The pool is a bonus and the beach is beautiful. The rooms were pristine and so comfy with curtains on each bunk and air con in the rooms. The bathrooms were always very clean. Would recommend to anyone and we hope to come back!!


91%

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

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for the great review. We try to offer a nice clean hostel at an affordable price to accommodate travelers of all types. Next time you come to Koh Phangan make sure you stop by for a visit. We hope that you enjoyed the rest of your travels. Until next time Sabai sabai Shiralea

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!


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