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Reviews of Phuket Backpacker Hostel

Hostel | 165 Ranong Rd. Maung , T. Taladyai A. Maung, Phuket, Thailand 83000

82.7% Overall Rating

529 out of 579 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (11/09/2014)

Matthew Mason thinks…

"Staff were very friendly and the whole place was really clean. Good location. Ideal for someone trying to do Thailand as cheap as possible but still getting comfort. Great value for money."

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 18.49
  • Breakfast USD 2.16
  • Towel USD 0.92

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

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82.7%

Overall Rating

529 out of 579 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Phuket Backpacker Hostel'

Atmosphere
88.0%
Location
77.6%
Facilities
82.4%
Cleanliness
84.0%
Staff
86.4%
Value
83.2%
Safety
77.6%
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Robert VanDenBerg

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

12 March 2011 Robert would recommend this property

Liked: Wonderful stay Hospital clean. Friendly helpful staff.

Disliked: Old, slow, tired computers and I never did get the WiFi to work on my laptop. The keyboards were so worn the letters on the keys were gone.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel had tons of movies you could check out/watch. Great location. All the local buses to the beaches and other parts of the island (ie. aquarium and Wat Chalong) were right outside. There is a good fruit market nearby and a new restaurant just opened two doors down is very reasonably priced and has good food.

Disliked: The staff was not always that friendly, but they did their job. The internet was a little slow, but it was free. There is an internet cafe 5-10 minutes walk down the road that is much better and faster. It only costs 40 baht an hour.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Hernan Serlik

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

01 March 2011 Hernan would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean and the staff very helpfull. They organize free tours everyday

Disliked: Everything was OK

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Unmukt Goel

Alone

Beach / sunbathing

26 February 2011 Unmukt would recommend this property

Liked: They must have run out of space in the 10 bed dorm room I'd booked, as I got a room with two single beds and attached bath, all brand new, and all to myself. For $10 (and that included a beer at the cafe), this was a great deal. The facilities were clean and well maintained, and the cafe with free wifi has a nice vibe to it.

Disliked: I stayed here so I could catch the bus to the airport the next morning, but otherwise the town is pretty dead at night and there isn't much to see around.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

18 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff werre extremely friendly and helpful! they organised free trips both nights we stayed. The hostel itself is very clean has a really good atmosphere

Disliked: The location isnt great and due to the stylew of the dorms you can hear people walk past the rooms at night

51.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Beach / sunbathing
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

17 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice street facing bar

Disliked: rude staff, v. Unhelpful and poor security

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

11 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: We were greeted by friendly staff after a very long, sweaty mini-bus ride. They immediately presented us with vouchers for free beer at the hostel pub, coupons for breakfast, and a cool, lemon-scented wet facecloth! Fabulous was to check in! The staff were helpful and gave good advice on places to go, making bookings, and being generally pleasant and keen to help. The rooms are spacious and clean. All in all, a good place to stay.

Disliked: Very little. It's an excellent hostel.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Alexander Holliday

With friends / other travellers

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

10 February 2011 Alexander would recommend this property

Liked: A good first stop when you are unsure of the different areas. Staff were extremely helpful.

Disliked: Hard to pick a fault. Was great.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

05 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Breakfast was good. Staff helpful but misunderstandings can occur if you think you have got the answer to a question you asked but was notexactly the right reply. Remember English is not their mother tongue but they try their best.

Disliked: Waiting 20 minutes each time, and in a queue maybe, to get onto any of the three computers. Though they were free. (Maybe they should cut it down to 15 mins or just charge a nominal sum ?

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 40% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Aurelie Kersaudy

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

01 February 2011 Aurelie would recommend this property

Liked: Very good value for money, AC dorm is very nice, not too cold, shower and toilet clean, they even offer shoes special for the bathroom. Nice common room to watch dvd's with friends and chill out! The market 2mins from there is awesome!

Disliked: The staff was not that friendly, too busy i guess...

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean, and the staff are so helpful and friendly

Disliked: not the best for meeting people, but maybe thats because its in phuket town and not patong

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

25 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Super friendly staff, easy to get to from bus station super clean rooms away from the superficial beach-types

Disliked: nothing

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

Andrew Parker

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

21 January 2011 Andrew would recommend this property

Liked: Great place the staff are so nice. the bar is great

Disliked: noise from the street and top bunk is VERY high. but it is a great hostel. :o)

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

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

08 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: friendly and helpful staff

Disliked: location is pretty boring.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Shopping

15 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location is good, the place is clean and new and definitely worth the money

Disliked: -

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was cleaner and cuter than expected.

Disliked: It is not on a beach.

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

William McNeilly

With friends / other travellers

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

09 November 2010 William would recommend this property

Liked: Great rooms and great atmosphere. Great for meeting fellow travellers.

Disliked: Pretty far from Patong beach.

100.0%
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Hilary Kircher

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

14 October 2010 Hilary would recommend this property

Liked: Perfect location for vegetarian fest, extremely clean, very nice place!

Disliked: Small dorms (4 person)

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Romantic getaway

13 October 2010

Liked: Staff was nice when approached. The common areas were nice.

Disliked: The hostel staff forgot to send someone to pick us up from the airport. Room was not really ready when we entered (main light wasn't working). The bed was pretty old and made noises on every movement....

51.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

11 October 2010

Liked: helpful staff which opened my defect suitcase lock.

Disliked: very small private rooms. the hostel is clean but still looks like a lumber-room outside if the private rooms. they don't have a luggage room.

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

Fiona Ward

With my spouse / partner

Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture
Shopping

10 October 2010 Fiona would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly / helpful staff, lovely rooms, common lounge, dvd collection, free wifi, close to ferry pier

Disliked: Not too much to dislike...i guess if you werent using it as a quick stop over for the islands the location wouldnt be so great

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

Ben Coles

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

22 September 2010 Ben would recommend this property

Liked: This is the third time we've stayed here and the staff are still so friendly and remembered us. We were only in transit to the airport really so it was a convenient place to stay, near to shopping malls and places to eat and our room was really quiet.

Disliked: It could be even better with a small swimming pool to chill out in!

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

Michael Wilson

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

12 August 2010 Michael would recommend this property

Liked: Very cheap and very clean. Staff are always friendly and happy to help. Local bus stop is right outside the door so it is very easy to get to the beaches around Phuket. It actually worked out cheaper for us to stay here and get the bus to the beaches. 25 each way to Patong and 30 each way to Kata. The free beer voucher for the bar downstairs was also a bonus!!

Disliked: Michael left no negative feedback.

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

Michael Wilson

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

04 August 2010 Michael would recommend this property

Liked: A convenient base to stop in Phuket town, with great links to Patong and Karon, as well as the port for boats to Phi Phi. Very clean and comfortable, with extremely helpful staff. Represents very good value for money.

Disliked: Michael left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

30 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean bathrooms, helpful staff, massive DVD library and lots of social areas

Disliked: poor location - beach front bewtter for tourists as nothing to do in town and difficult to find places to eat etc


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