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Customer Travel Tips for Koh Phangan

74% Avg. city rating Rated by 393 customers

Activities / excursions 81%

Restaurants / eating out 78%

Shopping 62%

Chilling out / relaxing 86%

Getting around / public transport 68%

Sightseeing 68%

Culture 61%

Nightlife / partying 92%

Value for money 73%

Customer Travel Tips for Koh Phangan

Read a selection of great customer tips provided by HostelBookers customers like you

78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 60%
78% Avg. rating


05 Jan 2019

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing Partying / nightlife Romantic getaway

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Fullmoon party

Liked: The fullmoonparty was awesome. The sunset is very nice

Disliked: There was a lot of smoke all the time because the islanders were burning wet wood and leaves (and trash) all the time. So the air often sucked.

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
82% Avg. rating


02 Jun 2018

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Full moon party

Liked: It is a nice island to go to and the full moon party is great!

Disliked: Nothing

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
82% Avg. rating


19 Feb 2018

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: Be prepared to party if you go around full moon or half moon

Liked: If you want to party it’s great

Disliked: No

84% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 60%
84% Avg. rating


14 Apr 2017

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Partying / nightlife

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: Malibu beach, slumber party hostel

Liked: Beaches, partying, people

Disliked: Sandflies, hangover

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 60%
87% Avg. rating


18 Nov 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Partying / nightlife

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: Bring good bug spray and white tiger balm

Liked: The weather

Disliked: Leaving

33% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 20%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 20%
  • Sightseeing - 20%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 20%
  • Getting around / public transport - 20%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 20%
33% Avg. rating


24 Aug 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Just go there for the full moon party and then leave.

Liked: Full moon party was awesome!

Disliked: Apart from the full moon party, not much to do around the island. People are a lot less friendly and prices higher,

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
80% Avg. rating


22 Aug 2016

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing City break Events / festivals Partying / nightlife

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: Visiting the waterfalls and the beach there+ Fullmoon Party

Liked: Beautiful beaches to relax but also Party

Disliked: Many steep mountains

62% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 20%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
62% Avg. rating


14 Aug 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Make sure you can rent a motorbike!

Liked: Beautiful beaches Great parties Nice people, everyone is very relax, not like in Bangkok!

Disliked: Hard to pay by credit card Difficult to move when you don't rent a motorbike Some places are dirty

73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 60%
73% Avg. rating


20 Jul 2016

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: Rent a bike! The best way to see the island and definitely the cheapest. Just make sure you take photos of the bike when you rent it and that they see you take the photos.

Liked: Great for chilling during the day but also has a bit of a buzz come nighttime.

Disliked: The prices of hostels will go up during the full moon and half moon and you may have to book a minimum number of nights though.

62% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 20%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 40%
62% Avg. rating


24 Jun 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing Partying / nightlife

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Book early for full moon. Get hotel if needing sleep!

Liked: Party

Disliked: Transport and hostel

62% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 20%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 60%
62% Avg. rating


22 Jun 2016

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Events / festivals Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture Sports, adventure or outdoor activities Visiting friends or family

Age Range:
18-24

Customer Travel Tip: Make sure you go to the Jungle Party

Liked: The Jungle Party! Miles better than Full Moon

Disliked: ...

67% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
67% Avg. rating


23 Apr 2016

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Hire a moped for 24hrs it cheaper than a taxi

Liked: Relaxing on the beach

Disliked: No

91% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 60%
91% Avg. rating


08 Apr 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: Stay at echo beach, do a boat trip and slip n fly and head to Eden or lighthouse parties

Liked: So much to do, loads of activities and trips, good parties, beautiful island

Disliked: Nothing major

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
76% Avg. rating


13 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Events / festivals Partying / nightlife Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Customer Travel Tip: Drive along the street from ban tai to haad rin right before sunset

Liked: Everyone is very friendly and the nature is just beautiful! We rented a Motorbike to get around the island and there are a lot of nice places everywhere.

Disliked: No

71% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 60%
71% Avg. rating


13 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Stay in the north of the island if you want to avoid the full moon/half moon party madness

Liked: Beaches

Disliked: Mosquitoes

58% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 20%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 40%
58% Avg. rating


05 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Take time to visit the others islands close to phangan.

Liked: Nice atmosphere

Disliked: Beaches not that clean

69% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
69% Avg. rating


31 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Stay at the more quiet beaches

Liked: Beach

Disliked: No

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 40%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
87% Avg. rating


30 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Watch your drinks at all times during the full moon

Liked: Great nightlife, beautiful beaches

Disliked: The taxis were quite expensive

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 40%
76% Avg. rating


21 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: _

Liked: _

Disliked: _

71% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 20%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 20%
71% Avg. rating


08 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Family Holiday Romantic getaway

Customer Travel Tip: Activities on the island and relaxing beaches worth it!

Liked: Relaxing beaches

Disliked: Really hard to get around the island with public transport and taxis

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74% Avg. city rating Rated by 393 customers

Activities / excursions 81%

Restaurants / eating out 78%

Shopping 62%

Chilling out / relaxing 86%

Getting around / public transport 68%

Sightseeing 68%

Culture 61%

Nightlife / partying 92%

Value for money 73%

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