I used this hostel mainly as a base for day trips out of the city, so I was pretty much only there to sleep. Driving into the city it seemed like the hostel was a little further away from some of the other hostels to the more interesting streets, but they were all within walking distance.
Phuket Backpacker Hostel welcomes you to Phuket with a traditional Thai grace. If you are looking for a real slice of Thai life in a cost effective vibrant surrounding then look no further then Phuket Backpacker Hostel.
Guests can relax with fellow travellers in the TV/DVD room furnished with comfortable lounges, chat to friends and family using over the internet using the free computers provided, chill out with a few drinks and good music in our newly opened bar or grab a bite a bite to eat in our mini restaurant. We also have a communal kitchen if you wish to make your own meal. There are many games to play including Jenga, Scrabble, Jackpot etc. The staff are always up for a challenge!
We offer a large range of trips and tours including trips to Phi Phi Island, James Bond Island, Raya Island, White Water Rafting, Elephant Trekking and so on. With 1 day notice we can organise even the most bizzare tour for you! Tours can be booked at our reception, so don't be shy to come and ask!
Free Wifi Internet
Fully Lounge area w/TV & DVD
Clean Toilets & hot/cold shower rooms
Cozy outdoor terrace
24 hrs reception
CCTV Security surveillance
Very friendly staff
Airport transfer( 600 baht/trip )(Maximun sit for 3 person
Mini Library & Newspapers for reading
Room types available are;
- 4 Bed Dorm
- 10 Bed Dorm
- Twin Bed, Shared Bathroom
- Private Ensuite Room (Fan)
- Private Ensuite Room (Aircon)
We offer a home away from home. With our newly renovated property we offer our guests clean and comfortable accommodation set in a contemporary boutique Chinese Asian fusion style.
Phuket Backpacker Hostel is located in the centre of Phuket Town, the origin of Phuket Thai-Chinese culture. Phuket town is rich with architectural gems from Classic Chino-Portugese homes, Wat's (Thai temples) and Chinese shrines etc. On top of the architectural and religious attractions of Phuket town you can get a real taste of Thai local life - take a slow walk around the central market and watch the world go by from many of the roadside coffee shops. As a predominantly Buddhist culture you will find Buddhism cymbals in most every-day lives. One of the most charming sights for a Farang (foreigner) is to wake early morning and watch the Monks clad in saffron color robes walk the streets bare foot looking for donations of breakfast.
But let us not forget Phuket's beautiful beaches! (Of which there are many). From the tourist hot spot of Patong Beach to the more remote and less trodden beaches of Cape Panwa. All are within easy reach as there is a bus stop literally right outside our door!
Need modern convenience? We are only 5 minutes away from the newly opened Central Festival shopping centre. This center boasts world class brands, eateries and a multi screen Cineplex.
FULL BALANCE of payment payable as stated in your booking contract WILL BE COLLECTED UPON CHECK -IN even if duration of stay is shortened. Please do not make an online booking with us if your are not sure of your arrival time & duration of stay.
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Amendments and cancel to original reservations must be made directly to us (the hostel) at least 168 hours (7 days) before your intended arrival time as stated in your booking contract. Failure to do so will result in your credit card be charged for the FULL amount
FULL amount will be charged in the case of NO SHOW.
The whole amount credit card charged will be apply to no show too.
FULL BALANCE of payment payable as stated in your booking contract WILL BE COLLECTED UPON CHECK -IN even if duration of stay is shortened or no show.
HIGH SEASON: (OCT - MAR) Cancellations must be made at least 7 DAYS prior to arrival.
LOW SEASON: (APR - SEPT) Cancellations must be made at least 3 DAYS prior to arrival.
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Failure to cancel will result in your credit card being charged for the WHOLE amount.
165 Ranong Rd. Maung T. Taladyai Phuket
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I used this hostel mainly as a base for day trips out of the city, so I was pretty much only there to sleep. Driving into the city it seemed like the hostel was a little further away from some of the other hostels to the more interesting streets, but they were all within walking distance. The hostel offered a few different activities for people free of charge - like tours of the local markets and temples, and they had a huge selection of DVDs that people in the lounge were always watching - I would have taken advantage of both of these if I had stayed longer. Most of the people behind the desk were nice and quite helpful, and I even got a free upgrade to an air conditioned room when I came back after 3 days away. Which reminds me - the air conditioned room was a lot nicer than the fan room (nicer bedding and decorations) so depending on your budget it's definately worth thinking about. The fan rooms left a lot to be desired. I stayed in much nicer hostels in other cities in Thailand, but for a backpacker hostel, this one offered a few great perks and was good enough.
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Location is only average - not near the beach - although it is in the town area and close to transport to a variety of locations. The room we stayed in was very clean however the attached bathroom smelled badly. We left the window open to air out the room and the staff thought we were wasting the a/c. One staff member walked straight in the room without permission and closed it. After speaking with her she cleaned the bathroom. For some reason you can't get a/c rooms through Travellerspoint and Hostelworld at this guesthouse. But all types of rooms including dorms are overpriced given the location and type of accomodation. Facilities are good. There is a large screen TV in a lounge area with a large variety of DVD's to choose from. The TV's in the double rooms only show Thai TV - no english - and they charge 20 baht rental to take a DVD to your room. Service was average. Some staff were pleasant. Others were not so pleasant. The staff was noisy late at night and early in the morning. Overall the hostel was generally clean and comfortable but it is overpriced.
The staff was extremely helpful with setting up our tours and giving us advise. Rooms were great and good value for the price.
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