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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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135 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 93%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 93%Facilities

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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!


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

86%

Great place to spend a few days with friends, new and old! Pool was a great place to recover from full-moon and a short walk to Haad-Yao. Restaurant served up good food with a smile - service was excellent. The staff here really make the place.


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


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