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130/11 Haad Rin Beach, Koh Phangan,Surat Thani, Koh Phangan, Thailand

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153 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 77%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 97%Staff
  • 93%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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Had a great stay here during the full moon party!! Great place to make friends. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and the bar made great buckets!

  • 31st Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Dorm room was located behind a tattoo shop only separated by glass covered in black paper. They decided to play their heavy techno music until 4am. The staff were nice, as was the bar. Location very close to the full moon party, and not on the main road which probably helped slightly with the lacking security of the place. The doors to the dorm weren't ever locked. Hardcore partiers going to the full moon party will enjoy, but to others their are much nicer locations on the island than Haad rin.

  • 3rd Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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We do apologise about the music, our staff thought everybody was at the beach as it was Fullmoon night! As for lack of security we have cc tv around the whole building, as for locking the doors that's your responsibility to make sure they are locked with your key that I give you. Haadrin is the party place, so people that stay here should be like minded to enjoy the same vibe.


Honestly this place is great. The owners Tom and Sabina were like a second family to me. They're so nice, and so down to Earth. They've been doing this full moon partying for the past 6 years, and now everything there is to know. There is a great bar that they own (Zoo Bar) across the street from the hostel, and you can rent scooters and motorbikes directly from them. Hell, I even hulk smashed the hostel door, and Sabina was cool about it... (although I did have to pay.. :D)


We enjoyed our stay at this hostel and it was the ideal location for the full moon party! Breakfast was an added bonus from 11-12 and Sabina, the owner, was extremely helpful.

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