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Phuket Backpacker

165 Ranong Rd | T. Taladnaue, A. Maung, Phuket Town, Phuket 83000, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I checked in to a 4 bed dorm at this hostel for one night around 10pm after a late flight. Went to bed around midnight & woke up at 2 am itching all over my body, turned on the light to find my bed crawling with bed bugs!!! It was disgusting. Woke my boyfriend up and he also had bed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Me and a group of 9 others stayed here from 23rd-27th June 2015. It is without a doubt the best hostel I have ever been to, with comfy beds and clean and tidy rooms. Most of the rooms are on the ground floor too which means it's perfect for those with big rucksacks! The lobby area is a great place... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

The accommodation was OK, no so good no so bad. It is cheap so consequently the quality is OK. But we are writing here because the customer service has been horrible. First of all they do not accept card even in the website says that they do it. We tried to speak with them about it but they were not... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Does exactly what it says on the tin. Good vibe in the bar amongst backpackers, cheap, clean and basic rooms, no complaints! Maybe a little noisy, but thats Phuket. For what you pay this place is ideal, travelled as a group of 8 and we all had a great experience here. Places to watch films, computers, pool tables. Within good... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

The hostel is lovely and clean. The staff were really welcoming and friendly. Although the hostel itself is too far away from the main tourist area of Patong Beach - around 40 minutes drive and around 600 baht in a taxi. If you are in your early 20s and wanting to go out drinking, it would be worth paying slightly... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I stayed here for a first night, attracted by the cheap rate and the location right in the centre of Phuket Town. I arrived in the evening and the lady working this shift doesn't speak good English so it wasn't really a piece of cake to check-in and pointless to try an get any information about the surrounding area. The... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We only stayed here for one night; in between our stay by Patong beach and leaving for Phi Phi. About 700 baht for a 3 person room with AC. The staff were super friendly and the room was perfectly acceptable for one night. I would recommend either using a silk sleeping bag or mosquito repellent though as quite a few... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I've spent most of my month long stay at Phuket back packer hostel and found it a great place to use as a base to explore all the amazing sights in and around phuket and surrounding islands koh phi phi ect. Great value and great people. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We stayed a couple of nights in a double room. On arrival they upgraded us to an air con room for free. The bed was fantastic! Most comfy bed yet on our six week trip. The room had no view but this didn't matter. The curtains were fab and totally blacked out the room. We slept so well here. Very... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The staff are young and vibrant people, who quickly become your friends after having a few beers down at the bar. I stayed in a 4 dorm bedroom where the bedding was super clean. The beds themselves were larger than a king single which was awesome and the mattresses were new and comfortable. They air condition the place at night... More 

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