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165 Ranong Rd | T. Taladnaue, A. Maung, Phuket Town, Phuket 83000, Thailand
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly and fun staff. Clean dorms and bathrooms, daily cleaning, nice common area with good food for a good price. Happy hour, cool crowd, good value for money. Great backpacking place with good atmosphere!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We stayed in a 2 person room for 3 nights. It is purely a very basic room to base yourself in when you're in Phuket. Its not in a very lively area, Phuket Town has very little to offer tourists especially at night. It was nice to walk the town and see Phuket Old Town but otherwise its probably better... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I stayed in Phuket backpacker for 6 days whilst I was visiting the island. Firstly, the facilities are basic but absoutely fine - they have everything you need. Dorms are in 4s or 10s, you can also get a private room with AC if you want too, there is a common room and a chillout zone and access to a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

As mentioned the rooms have everything you need. Warm water...ac etc. Its clean and after a horrible matraze in koh phi phi it was pretty comfi. I would not come back here because of the extremely bad service..this is a huge part of a hostels personality. The staff was never able to give us good advice about any activity concerning... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

the staff is nothing less than great! Always super friendly and always willing to give you information or help you out in any situation. They booked our excursions and any cab if we needed. All in all a great atmosphere. Highly recommended!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The worst backpackers ever, no door in the bathroom just an horrible plastic curtain, no hangers, nothing. CRAZY HIGH prices for nothing. The staff? Unfriendly, rough and they are there just to suck money from your pockets. This is what happened: it was the krathong festival, and I was looking for some information about it. They were building their own... More 

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Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I stayed there for 4 nights during the Phuket Vegetarian Festival. The staff was extremely helpful and sweet, espacially girls who worked there. They help me to rent a bike and every time when I need something, they did everything what they could to make me happy:) I stayed in 4 bed dormitory room. It was clean and nice. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We stayed one night at the backpackers hostel in Phuket. We slept in a four person dorm room with bunk beds. It's a clean hostel, everything was fine. Only the airconditionin during the night was pretty cold. It works only automatically from 21:30 in the evening until the morning, but no way of turning it down a bit. Other than... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014 via mobile

If you want staff to help you during your stay - good luck! Super unfriendly, and you have to wait for ages to recieve any attention from the staff (although afterwards you wish you had never recieved any at all). But to be fair it is clean, cant complain about mattress and location is as good as any other.

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Seinajoki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We booked one dorm bed and one private room for our group of 3. Both were relatively cheap (dorm 150 baht, private 450 baht). Imo we got just what we paid for. The location is good in the centre of town, even though the hostel is a bit hard to find on a busy street. The bar/lobby has a great... More 

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Address: 165 Ranong Rd | T. Taladnaue, A. Maung, Phuket Town, Phuket 83000, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Phuket > Phuket Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 30
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