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Reviews of Baan Tai - Backpackers Koh Phangan Hostel

Ban Tai Rd., Koh Phangan, Thailand

Atmosphere 89%

Cleanliness 91%

Facilities 88%

Location 88%

Safety 96%

Staff 97%

Value 89%

What's Included

  • Linen
  • Luggage Room
  • Towel

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access

Important Information

THINGS TO NOTE

Reception open daily from 9am daily till late. Please let us know if
you're going to be arriving before 9am or after 9pm. Young children not
permitted. No drugs. Minimum stays required for holidays and full moon
parties (5 nights full moon and Christmas, 7 nights New Year).
A passport for each booking or a deposit of 5000thb is required upon
check in for security which will be returned upon check out.
If you'll be arriving a day late, you must contact us. Failure to do so
will result in loss of room/bed.
IF YOU BOOK FOR FULL MOON, then you will be contacted via email soon
after with a request for a deposit equivalent to the first two nights'
of your stay. Your deposit must reach us via Paypal and be paid in the
local currency of Thai baht. If you have not made contact, replied to
our emails or made the deposit payment one week prior to arrival your
booking may be cancelled.

Cancellation must be made 72 hours prior to your arrival day. Failure to
do so or a 'no show' will result in a cancellation charge equal to 100%
of the total booking. Any and all deposits made to Baan Tai Backpackers
or any other agency are NON REFUNDABLE.

AGE RESTRICTION
All over the age of 18 are welcome, but please be aware that we do cater
to a younger crowd (usually under 35s) who like to party (including in
the hostel lounge room for pre-parties), and who might also be returning
home a little drunk at night-time!

PLEASE NOTE: Deposits paid to hostelworld are non- refundable as we did
not take your money. Your deposit is what you pay hostelworld for using
their service. Should you have issues with this, then please book
directly with us. The deposit you pay to hostelworld is deducted from
your final night's stay. Your balance upon arrival is what you owe us.
Please ask questions prior to check out so that staff do not have to
deal with your drunken/hungover a$$

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 00:00

Latest Check-out: 11:30

Policies

  • Credit Cards Not Accepted
  • No Curfew

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Koh Phangan?

Contact us directly

Atmosphere 89%

Cleanliness 91%

Facilities 88%

Location 88%

Safety 96%

Staff 97%

Value 89%

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Anonymous
29 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Loved this hostel. Had a great time while i was here. Staff were awesome. Owners were awesome.

Disliked: nothing

Customer would recommend this property

60% Overall Rating
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Anonymous
01 Nov 2013

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Nice big clean room. Close 2 black moon party.

Disliked: it was empty while we were there so there was no athmosphere but thats no ones fault. Staff were friendly anyway. Room was clean. Communal areas were dirty.

Customer would recommend this property


The property's response is

so cuz the island is quiet and the building is empty our rating is low? you guys even extended your stay with us one night, it the atmosphere was that bad why didn't you go somewhere else?

83% Overall Rating
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83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
11 Sep 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Beach / sunbathing, Partying / nightlife

Liked: Scott does a great job at letting your know whats up on the island and can give you advice on what to do. Aaa is always around to cook you up something quick.

Disliked: Not near a good beach, but just rent a bike and take in the island.

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
13 Aug 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Events / festivals, Partying / nightlife

Liked: Really enjoyed my time here, it's a great hostel! The place was super clean, and in a really good location (all taxi drivers know where it is)! The staff were amazing and very welcoming. Scott was cool and fun and Aae was the sweetest lady.. both were always on hand to help, answer questions or just to have a chat! Very sociable hostel, it was easy to meet people and before the Half Moon party we all got together for lots of pre-drinking, card games and to paint each other in neon paint. I would definitely come back here again!

Customer would recommend this property


The property's response is

awe thanks a bunch Sophie, was a blast having you stay and get silly with us

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Anonymous
21 Jul 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: The property is in a great location in Baan Tai, sitting opposite one of the best places to eat and a great bar to chill out and drink in. Scott the owner/manager is a great guy, helping everyone get together and enjoying themselves. Aaa (The Thai lady) is a workhorse, she is there to help with whatever you need, cooking food, arranging laundry, bikes and trips.Simply a great hostel.

Disliked: Nothing.

Customer would recommend this property


The property's response is

far too kind mate, glad you had such a good time = )

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94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
24 Mar 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Beach / sunbathing, Partying / nightlife

Liked: Spacious dorm rooms, lockers provided, a good social area downstairs

Customer would recommend this property

83% Overall Rating
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Anonymous
22 Mar 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Partying / nightlife

Liked: Very friendly staff, clean rooms, not too many beds per dorm. Good atmosphere around the full moon party, otherwise it's probably fairly quiet.

Disliked: Beach near the hostel isn't great. The beaches on Koh Phangan in general are not great unless you're staying someplace more expensive. The sand is not that nice, and when it is soft, the water is still shallow with random stray rocks. There are nicer beaches you can visit by motorbike but I think the point of staying on an island is to wake up and be able to walk to one... Also, there are cheaper places to stay during the full moon but you have to show up early and scout them out on your own as these places don't advertise online. They also may not have the atmosphere of more popular places.

Customer would recommend this property

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91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
15 Feb 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Scott was very helpful. He took care of everyone, made sure we had a great time. Good place for Half moon party.

Disliked: Lack of staff, but Scott managed to carry out all necessary work himself.

Customer would recommend this property


The property's response is

cheers mate, glad you guys had a good time, sorry for my giant hangover when you checked out = )

89% Overall Rating
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89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
03 Feb 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: It is a nice hostel owned by nice people with some strict and good rules for the well being of all the packers. It is clean and you can chilled out very nicely. Close to the hostel you have a nice and natural beach not very touristic which is beautiful and clean. Not far from there you have some stall foods which are quite nice.

Customer would recommend this property


The property's response is

cheers David for you kind words and lovely review, very happy you enjoyed you time with us

86% Overall Rating
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86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
01 Feb 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Partying / nightlife

Liked: Perfect location for the Half moon party! Met lots of nice and partying people! This place can turn any lonely wolf to be a part of a great family. Great staff and close to both Haad Rin and Tong Sala!

Disliked: Nothing at all!

Customer would recommend this property

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