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Reviews of Phuket Backpacker Hostel

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

83.2% Overall Rating

530 out of 580 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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83.2%

Overall Rating

530 out of 580 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Phuket Backpacker Hostel'

Atmosphere
88.8%
Location
76.8%
Facilities
82.4%
Cleanliness
85.6%
Staff
86.4%
Value
84.0%
Safety
78.4%
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54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

17 February 2010

Liked: ?

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

12 February 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: friendly staff

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Sebastien Leblanc

06 February 2010 Sebastien would recommend this property

Liked: We were on our way to Indonesia, and we were very satisfied about the good service of this guesthouse. A lot of free information, internet facility, breakfest, and we loves so much the fresh lemongrass towel...hahahahh!!!Sebast and Mary from Quebec, Canada!!!

Disliked: Sebastien left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

28 January 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: My second stay in this hostel as first time was FAB! Very sociable, easy to meet people. Located away from main tourist area which means its less quiet, but there are still markets and shops nearby as well as plenty of bars and restaurants. Bus to beaches are pennies!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 20% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

16 January 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were very unhelpful at times

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Christie Hanner

14 January 2010 Christie would recommend this property

Liked: It was amazing! Would recommend it to anyone traveling in Phuket!

Disliked: Christie left no negative feedback.

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

Mona Yasmina Sjukri

12 January 2010 Mona Yasmina would recommend this property

Liked: we enjoyed our stay in Phuket backpacker, the staff are great n helpful, free internet-wifi, pretty good, clean, recommended, and will stay here again :)

Disliked: Mona Yasmina left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

11 January 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great vibe. Free internet, great films on, fantastically comfortable sofa. Lots of great places to eat within 5 minutes walks. Cleanest hostel I've stayed in.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Craig Green

08 January 2010 Craig would recommend this property

Liked: I stayed in both the private and dorm rooms at the hostel and was happy with both staff were very helpful and friendly getting substantial discounts for island trips and throwing us a Christmas party. Lounge area was always busy and met lots of friendly people.

Disliked: Craig left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

04 January 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice staff, good location

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Michelle Lomath

03 January 2010 Michelle would recommend this property

Liked: Very helpful staff and good location

Disliked: Michelle left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

19 December 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: ver y nice place

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Arielle Brown

19 December 2009 Arielle would recommend this property

Liked: Brilliant communal area and feels like home when you can chill and watch some dvds in a big lvining room. We sorted out our ferry from here to ko lanta and the owner couldnt have been more helpful with direction in around phuket. Came on recommendation , and would recommend a nd will come back here! x x

Disliked: Arielle left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

17 December 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great atmosphere and base to explore surrounding areas..Whilst in Phuket Town it costs little to get to any of the other beaches by local bus (great way of meeting the Thai locals too) or if there a few days hire yourself a scooter, the staff will help you out!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

12 December 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Lovely yard. Nice livingroom with a chance to watch movies with other travellers. Free internet is a great plus.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

mo Chen

10 December 2009 mo would recommend this property

Liked: it's very clean and comfy to stay... good place

Disliked: mo left no negative feedback.

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

mauro santini

08 December 2009 mauro would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff and lovely place

Disliked: mauro left no negative feedback.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 20%

Customer review

06 December 2009

Liked: Was clean.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

29 November 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: We stayed in a dbl room with a/c. It was huge! Only criticism was that we couldn't watch any normal channels, just DVDs which we rented from hostel for 20 bht. Also the door didn't feel that secure but the hostel front entrance had good security. Also not an overly fun hostel for those looking to meet people. Overall 4 out of 5.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Garry Weir

17 November 2009 Garry would recommend this property

Liked: Nice hostel, great TV room... but not much to do in Phuket Town...

Disliked: Garry left no negative feedback.

51.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

14 November 2009

Liked: If you want to meet new people who are also traveling this is the place to be. The double rooms are definitely not value for money, you can get much better quality rooms in phuket town at cheaper price and more convenient as well, The location is a bit quiet at night, but good location during the day because right outside the bus stop to patong and beaches. As soon as we told the reception we want to cancel the rest of the stay, we had to pay for 2 nights(we stayed there 3 nights rather than 5 because we found cheaper and better quality place) the lady at reception was a bit rude to us after that for the remaining 2 nights! Will not go back for sure.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Steven White

14 November 2009 Steven would recommend this property

Liked: Great place to stay as a stopver point in Phuket. I stayed in private room 1st night as just arrived from UK and wanted good nights sleep. Moved into the dorms next day.. very clean and met people who i am now travelling on with in thailand. The tv room is great and good place to meet other travellers especially as I was by myself. Overall big thumbs up!

Disliked: Steven left no negative feedback.

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

Adam David Layland

02 November 2009 Adam David would recommend this property

Liked: Stayed during the Vegetarian Festival 09, this hostel was perfect. Cheap, Parades of the festival passed the hostel, location was spot on. Staff were really helpful

Disliked: Adam David left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

01 November 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The place is big. The people are nice.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

John Fane Vernon

10 October 2009 John Fane would recommend this property

Liked: Really nice hostel and very friendly staff, they also organised a bus for us to Ko Pha Ngan no problem. Well situated in Phuket town which has a great market nearby, but it is quite far to the beaches (don't get ripped off!). All over a great place, has a big common room to mingle.

Disliked: John Fane left no negative feedback.


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