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Reviews of Phuket International Youth Hostel

Hostel | 73/11 W. Chowfah Road, Chalong, Phuket, Thailand 83130

61.3% Overall Rating

53 out of 88 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (22/01/2013)

Laura Krings thinks…

"nothing we stayed only there for one night and we have been lucky to get away there immediately in the morning"

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Facilities

  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Phuket?

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61.3%

Overall Rating

53 out of 88 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Phuket International Youth Hostel'

Atmosphere
54.4%
Location
45.6%
Facilities
57.6%
Cleanliness
69.6%
Staff
66.4%
Value
67.2%
Safety
68.0%
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80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good bathrooms

Disliked: no kitchen

31.4%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Shane Turley

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

25 January 2013

Liked: Nothing

Disliked: The room, the location, the lack of facilities

37.1%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Laura Krings

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

22 January 2013

Liked: nothing we stayed only there for one night and we have been lucky to get away there immediately in the morning

Disliked: Laura left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

19 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: People are so nice and helpful and I like this location, near the big Buddha statue on the top of the hill, local market, and a lot of restaurants for Thai. Near the beach, there're more amusement facilities such as bar, night-club, restaurant etc...but some hotels are also very far from the beach, more than 10 mins by walk even if their names are "XXX Beach Resort" and costs more than 1000B, and there're no street kitchens near the beach or it they are, double or triple price than local one. It's written this hotel faced on the busy street. Yes it is, but I had no problem for sleeping. Because in the night, nearly no car on the street. With this price, I really want to stay again next time.

Disliked: The price to rent a bike is 250B there. On the beach, it's 150B.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

29 February 2012

Liked: It was clean.

Disliked: Beds VERY hard, located on a very busy highway- not really walking distance to anything, maybe OK if you have a bike.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Beach / sunbathing

25 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything good, simple and cheap

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Jacob Woltersdorf

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

07 February 2012

Liked: Unlike a lot of other places in Phuket it's fairly reasonably priced. Staff was very nice and friendly. They were helping several guests (myself included) get to places with simple maps and calling ahead to get more precise directions, etc. Pretty quiet; no loud bars/clubs nearby and the road is far enough away to just be a dull hum. A few local restaurants within walking distance, generally no English menus but generally someone spoke well enough to get something to eat.

Disliked: The road it's off of is very, very busy. To get anywhere you need to walk along the (often nonexistent) shoulder of the road or rent a motorbike/scooter from somewhere- either option is fairly risky. It's pretty far from everything; you'll need to take a bus/taxi/whatever to any beach, there's a bunch of decent foreigner-oriented restaurants/bars near the roundabout 1.5 km to the South (but I don't recommend walking along the road when it's dark).

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

18 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the location of the hostel was really great for us, you could reach any point of phuket within 30 min and the room was really great and clean. the staff was the most friendliest I have met so far. I would recommand this place to anyone without no doubt.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Jenny Dickinson

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

22 December 2011 Jenny would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel was lovely, clean sheets and towels every day. We were a big group of 8 and we were accomodated just perfectly. Don't be put off when people say its in the middle of nowhere because it isn't. There is lots of stuff around. Fantastic value for money.

Disliked: Jenny left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

16 November 2011

Liked: very cheap and clean hostel with very friendly and helpful staff

Disliked: It is located far away from Phuket town and the beach. You can reach this places only by scooter.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

05 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: price per night

Disliked: -opening times of restaurant

60.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

04 February 2011

Liked: It was very clean

Disliked: They closed the commonareas at 9 PM which means you have to go out or stay in your room

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Sonya kozak

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

23 December 2010 Sonya would recommend this property

Liked: Nice and clean, cheap with an easy breakfast catered for, no matter how cheap of a room you choose.

Disliked: A little out of the way. Cost us as much in taxi/moto to get there, compared with room price. Very simple rooms.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

26 February 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very basic, but it was clean and staff were lovely

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

07 January 2010

Liked: It was cheap.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

42.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

03 January 2010

Liked: Pretty much nothing. This place is freaking far from Patong Beach. I had to pay so much travelling from here to Phuket Town and then to Patong Beach (after the bus service ends). Furthermore, there is no direct bus to Patong Beach. I had a very early flight to Bangkok from Phuket and I had to leave very early and hardly had any sleep in the airport because taxi drivers try to take opportunity to charge me expensive taxi fare just because there is hardly any taxis which go to the place where this hostel is located.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

24 October 2009

Liked: After much stress they put us in a private room which was suprisingly kind, considering everything else. (this was at no extra cost to the price they set when we got there)

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

45.7%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 80% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Mike Nicholls

09 September 2009

Liked: Helpful staff.

Disliked: Mike left no negative feedback.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

01 March 2009

Liked: STAY THERE ONLY IF YOU WANT TO GO TO CHALONG BAY

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Rona Stewart

02 February 2009

Liked: It was very clean and the staff very helpful

Disliked: Rona left no negative feedback.

42.9%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 100% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

federica zanin

07 January 2009

Liked: too far away from any beach and any fun place

Disliked: federica left no negative feedback.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

JOSHUA GOLD

11 December 2008

Disliked: JOSHUA left no negative feedback.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

29 October 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: cheap and owner dropped me to pier very cheaply....

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

iveta plavuchova

25 March 2008 iveta would recommend this property

Liked: they had restaurant next to it, with great food for good price

Disliked: iveta left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

shelley james

17 March 2008 shelley would recommend this property

Liked: It was really clean and the staff are really helpful and lovely

Disliked: shelley left no negative feedback.


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