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Reviews of Echo Beach Backpackers

Hostel | Ban Tai, Koh Pha Ngan, Thailand 86000

86.3% Overall Rating

15 out of 19 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (26/06/2014)

"It was great for meeting other backpackers as it had a bar and a big common area with a free pool table. Also very good at organising taxis for everyone for free! And pre-parties were perfect for drinking and drinking…"

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • Restaurant
  • Laundry service
  • Bar(s)
  • Café
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area

Purchasable Extras

  • Breakfast USD 3.12
  • Towel USD 3.12

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

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86.3%

Overall Rating

15 out of 19 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Echo Beach Backpackers'

Atmosphere
91.6%
Location
83.2%
Facilities
85.3%
Cleanliness
80.0%
Staff
89.5%
Value
88.4%
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97.1%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

26 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was great for meeting other backpackers as it had a bar and a big common area with a free pool table. Also very good at organising taxis for everyone for free! And pre-parties were perfect for drinking and drinking games before full moon etc. Free breakfast and dinner for 4 days over full moon. Cleaner was constantly working hard to keep every area of the hostel tidy. The location was good as not too close too parties so music could keep you up at night but not too far away too. The cinema room was a fantastic idea if you need to chill out for a bit or cool down in the air con and the hammock are is great too.

Disliked: Only two fans in an 8 person room, air con but would be good but would be hard due too building layout. Saying that when we asked to change rooms they happily changed us to an air con room with no extra charge or problem. The only minor thing we could say is to maybe get another cleaner/maintenance person as there is only one man who has to do everything.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Mathew Holbrook

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife

11 June 2014 Mathew would recommend this property

Liked: Good social area, beds are Awsome, free pool table, free water, free breaky and dinner over full moon period.

Disliked: Mathew left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Line Højbjerg

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

09 May 2014 Line would recommend this property

Liked: very nice and like a home away from home, the staff helps you

Disliked: nothing

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

25 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The bar and lounge ist really nice, very socialised. The cheapest dorm rooms don't have doors, but they have also lockers. It's only 100 Baht a night! And the staff can help you to rent a motorbike.

Disliked: For 100 Baht a night - dislike nothing!

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

18 March 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Lovely location, generally chilled atmosphere, staff behind bar/reception very helpful. Nice food mostly!

Disliked: Few repairs needed....plug socket by bed didn't work, problems with toilets, many doors don't lock..toilets, showers and dorm door, and some staff very unhelpful or lazy.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Events / festivals
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

18 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: By far my favourite place to stay in Thailand! Instantaneously easy to make friends when traveling alone or even in a group. The 16 bed dorm is actually cool, spacious, quiet, and very comfortable! Even with people coming in during all hours of the night (or day I should say lol)! Bathrooms are quite well-kept for the amount of people staying. The location is perfect, away from the madness of Haad Rin but close enough motorbike or taxi ride away. Great vibe to prepare for the Full Moon Party! Will never forget the amazing time at Echo. I will return!

Disliked: Loved everything about this place!

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Jack Cooper-McEwan

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife

26 January 2014

Liked: Great place with great atmosphere, perfect for full moon

Disliked: bar is a little expensive but bearable

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

11 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: There was a great atmosphere to the place and being right on the beach it was absolutely beautiful. Felt safe and homey and there was always someone there to answer questions or tell you what was available to do near by. Also, Sarah is the most wonderful, helpful woman!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

30 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great atmosphere and movie night

Disliked: Not enough washrooms.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Partying / nightlife

27 July 2013

Liked: Location was good, close to the full moon party but a lot quieter.The staff were friendly and it was a good place to meet other travelers. The wifi worked really well and parties and travel was organized for everyone which was really good. They offered you cheap dinner each night as well as the restaurant next door had amazing food.

Disliked: We weren't that big on deep house beats being played morning and night with no other music genre played. There were no doors on the rooms, no where to put your bags to keep the room tidy, the showers regulary ran out water (apparently a big problem for the island) an the toilets wouldn't flush and eventually the entire place had only one working bathroom.... Probably as a result of people not respecting the no toilet paper in the toilet rule. Lastly I didn't like how the bar staff had to sleep on the couches outside and the locker room to make more beds available to guests.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

12 July 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I was going splash out and book a hotel/hut for myself but i'm so glad I picked this place that a friend recommended instead-- the hostel is right on the beach with a great view from its lounge/bar area which has really good vibe, plants, couches, etc not yr typical bland hostel-- - the owner was a really nice guy who helped me find some off the beaten track beaches and parties --- also i found staying in ban tai a good choice because its really close to everything, but not overrun like haad rin which can get a bit much at times. This is definitely one of the better hostels i've stayed at-- would stay again for sure.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Steven Chan

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Shopping
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

10 July 2013 Steven would recommend this property

Liked: Great party. DJs are professionals. Good prices at the bar and lovely atmosphere. Chill out watching the waves roll in. Free sumptuous breakfast included if you stay 5 days during Full Moon.

Disliked: Steven left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Vincent Veldhoen

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

10 July 2013 Vincent would recommend this property

Liked: Cheap and good atmosphere. Helpful staff. A very pleasant stay. Nice big common area where you can chill, watch a movie or have a little party.Good food. Nice restaurants in the area too. Loi Lay is just around the corner: Good party on sundays. Baantai is more chill compared to noisy Haadrin. Been here quite a few times now and would definitely go back again!

Disliked: Vincent left no negative feedback.

40.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

03 June 2013

Liked: The food is good and the lounge space is nice. Moped rental was reliable and travel services are available. The wifi works well in most hostel areas.

Disliked: The 99 baht dorm is in a room with just a shutter at front of the property on a loud, busy main road so beware the sleep quality is extremely poor. The floor was filthy with cigarette butts, rubbish, and used wipes etc. lying everywhere. Staff saw the state of dorm but nothing was done about it. Guests are requested to remove shoes, as is usual in Thailand, but this is a hazard due to blood on the floor here (during full moon party people cut their feet) and this was not cleaned our entire stay. My feet had a layer of dirt on them the whole time. Location wise there is not a lot to do nearby. It costs 100 baht to get to Hat Rin per person in a taxi and it's not walkable. The website misleads you when it says buffet dinner included, it's not, it's only on full moon night. Lockers are useless because the keys work in multiple lockers. We felt quite uncomfortable here and got negative vibes from the staff.

The property's response is...

40.0%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

08 March 2013

Liked: Its Cheap, has Sofas and a nice lounge area.

Disliked: Location, leaking roof in bar area, over priced food, PUMPING music until 7am. If the owner wanted a bar/ nightclub then why did he open a hostel?

The property's response is...

68.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

28 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice atmosphere. Staff very friendly and helpful. Had problems connecting to the internet and the owner was kind enough to let me use his laptop. He also helped me with travelling arrangements.

Disliked: Rooms are very very hot. There are fans but no air con. There is loud music played til the very early hours.

The property's response is...

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

17 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Brand new backpackers. Clean. Helpful and friendly staff. Located away from the crowds of Haad rin but close to the smaller parties around baan tai. Nice beach bar with great sound system. Would stay again for sure.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

sarah burgess

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

08 January 2013 sarah would recommend this property

Liked: I couldnt believe how good the decor was, really cool and very relaxing. Lots of authentic Thai furniture, proper pool table and a great sound set up!! The bar and kitchen look out over the sea, you get to see Koh samui in the distance - paradise!!

Disliked: sarah left no negative feedback.