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The Beach Village Backpackers Reviews

100/5 Moo 1, Baan Tai Beach, Koh Phangan, Thailand

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77%

Rating
80 Total Reviews
  • 77%Value For Money
  • 74%Security
  • 73%Location
  • 81%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 63%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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77%

Had a great stay here; was a little bit in the middle of no where but that didn't matter as you can rent a motorbike from the office to get around. Staff were so lovely; helped with everything and the pool was such a bonus!


69%

The travel agent woman in the office was by far the best part of the hostel. She was incredibly helpful and knowledgeable. As far as the rest of the hostel, we stayed during full moon so it was bustling. We didn't have anyone ever clean our room because they said the hostel was 'too busy.' That surprised me because everyone was pretending like they'd never seen a full moon party before. The rooms themselves were fine...hard beds and ants but secure. The beachfront was a highlight, for sure.

  • 10th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


51%

Besides the great amenities (nice pool, restaurant, bar, pool table

  • 13th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


66%

Was here for full moon. Don't get basic rooms with just a fan. So incredibly hot we thought we would die. Had ants in our room that bit us at night. Location was okay. Best thing about hostel was pool and restaurant (kinda expensive but everyone in Koh Phangan was) and staff was great.


91%

Stayed here over the full moon! Great atmosphere, very social setting. Nice not to be on top of haad rin beach! Always a pre-party and organised taxis to the various parties around the island. Nice pool to chill in when it all gets too much. Yes there may be a water shortage over full moon- however this is island wide and not necessarily a problem as its only gone for about an hour! Best hostel ive stayed in for a while!


77%

Pool is so lush and nice as the sea is very shallow and like having a bath! Close by to super markets and overall a pretty good hostel


57%

Great resort, terrible rooms. Basically matresses thrown on the floor, bugs everywhere. Considering the higher cost for accommodation, I expected the rooms to be a lot nicer. Super fun and friendly staff but over priced for what you get.

  • 13th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

Must stay there! Super friendly staff, right on the beach the have a restaurant ith a huge selection of food! Tiki bar by the pool! Was there for full moon party so its party all the time, but after that it got super quiet! Definitely one of the best hostels i ever stayed!


77%

Rooms could do with a broom in each due to the amount of sand people bring into the dorms! Would of bought more cocktails if very slightly cheaper as backpackers we are on a tight budget so stuck to beer. Could do with more sun beds around pool. Brilliant atmosphere and dorm layout is good to meet new people. No curfew on using the pool is good. Friendly staff very helpful. Good location to shops


29%

This was by far the worst hostel we stayed in, firstly the whole place was dirty and the staff seemed reluctant to clean our bathroom everyday which I shared with 5 other people and if they did clean the bathroom it wasn't done to a good standard what so ever! The health and safety in the hostel itself is appalling and unfortunately I suffered an electrical shock from a light fitting that "shouldn't of been there" according to the hostel owner, who may I add did not seem to care.

  • 8th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

This "Hostel" is not a hostel - it`s more a kind of resort, but still cheap as a hostel. The rooms are in small bungalows not far from the beach. Air Condition is available and also TV. Unfortunately the beach is not good for swimming as the water doesn`t get deep enough. But there is a nice pool and a beach-bar. The staff is very friendly and you can book tours, taxis or whatever there - you can also rent motorbikes for only 200 BHT for 24h. The rooms do not have a safe or locker !!!


80%

This place was great! The pool area is brilliant, it's like being in a hotel. The dorm was good, only problem was the bins in the bathroom weren't emptied the whole time I stayed, which is not pleasant if they expect you to dispose of toilet paper in there. If you are travelling alone and not during the week of full moon party I wouldn't stay here as it was extremely quiet and hard to meet people. I've heard it's rammed for full moon though.


60%

Nice place but not very well managed. Cleanness should be improved a lot. Nice stay. Expensive food.


77%

This hostel was a fun place to stay and meet people. The atmosphere was great and the beach side pool was an awesome spot to hang out. The rooms were fine- just simple and clean with bunk beds. The staff was very helpful and nice. The restaurant was slow and the food wasn't the best but besides that, we had a great time here.

  • 13th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

Great location and facilities, on first glance you might confuse this place for a 4-5 star resort (huge pool, long sandy beach, pool bar and beachfront club). That said, the washrooms are horribly dirty, restaurant terribly overpriced and the staff morose, at best. With a few improvements this is a 90-95% rated hostel/hotel, but ownership seems more worried about gouging clientele ($300 baht blanket deposit, $500 for key) then improving their facility.


94%

They need to improve the wifi.


86%

I stayed there when there was not full moon, black moon or half moon party at all and it was amazing. For that time, it was not a party hostel at all. The beaches were really empty and we had great sunsets on a sand bench which is really close. 200 bahts for a clean room with a pool outside. Only negative aspect: doors with holes, so be careful with insects. Location was quiet, 15 min walk to restaurants, bars etc.


83%

We had a standard bungalow. Simple, small but cheap. A peaceful location with pool and bar area really nice. Good value for money.

  • 30th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)




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