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Shiralea Backpackers Resort

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58/18 Moo 8, Haad Yao, Ko Phangan, Thailand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Better late than never! Stayed at Shiralea a few weeks back and it was amazing! The dorms are clean, are comfortable and have big lockers as well as curtain dividers and the price was really good. Amazing pool and chill area/ restaurant and awesome social vibe with beer pong, drinking games and general tom foolery on the go. The guys... More 

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Nathan R, Manager at Shiralea Backpackers Resort, responded to this review

Wow thanks for the awesome review. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us at the resort. Phil was really happy to read that you appreciated his service and enjoyed your stay. Shiralea is a really fun place to be were like minded people from all over the world meet up and have a great time. Our hostel... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Expect a bit of nature with u in the shower but that's part of the charm ! Staff is really nice and helpful. the facilities are really good also. i would recommand a stay there if you're on a budget and want cool vibes

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Nathan R, Manager at Shiralea Backpackers Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write us a review! Its great to hear that you enjoyed our facilities and the service on offer at Shiralea. We hope that you pop by this island again of a visit soon. From the whole team at Shiralea we hope that you enjoy the resort of you travels. Kind regards Shiralea More 

San Francisco, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Shiralea is an incredible place. The room and all other areas are clean, the bar second to none and the staff go above and beyond. The kitchen has incredible food that will keep you coming back for more. It was my wife's birthday and Phil had a cake made and delivered for her as a surprise. Mitch, Tom, and Adam... More 

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Nathan R, Manager at Shiralea Backpackers Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for popping by to share our little piece of paradise with us. Its great to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Our staff are always striving to offer the very best of service all day every day. From all of us here at Shiralea we hope that you enjoy the rest of your holiday and we hope... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This has to be the greatest place I've stayed at in Thailand. The dorms are comfortable and clean. The amenities are all good. The beach is 30 seconds away and amazing. But what's best about this place is the people, the staff and of course the bar. The staff was really helpful during our whole stay and we met awesome... More 

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Nathan R, Manager at Shiralea Backpackers Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for the awesome review! It was a pleasure to have you stay with us at the resort. We try to provide a great environment for you to have fun and meet like minded people. The staff are always trying to offer the best service all day long. We hope that you choose Shiralea on your next trip to Koh... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in the dorms for three days and I was very happy with my stay. The room/bed was clean and each bed was equipped with a separate locker (big enough for a huge backpack), curtains for privacy and a towel. There was a well functioning A/C in each room as well. The bathroom was clean and there was hot... More 

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Nathan R, Manager at Shiralea Backpackers Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for tasking the time to write us a great review. We have tried to make the hostel as comfortable as possible. To us having a good functional space for you to call home for a few days is really important. Our restaurant try's to offer the best quality food at a reasonable price all day every day. It was... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came to shiralea for the first time over the full moon period. Arrive the staff were extremly friendly! Felt so welcome and comfortable! Stayed in dorms which was lovely! SPOTLESS! Bar and pool brillant! The food was amazing! Didn't stop eating! The staff here were amazing! All the boys working the bar were so friendly! Went out there were way... More 

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Nathan R, Manager at Shiralea Backpackers Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write us a great review. Our staff endeavor to make every guest feel at home while at Shiralea. Its great to hear that you enjoyed the food on offer at the resort. We know that some times our Wi-Fi struggles to keep up with the demand, we are currently looking into further upgrades... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and my friend stayed here for 3 nights and could not have been more satisfied! The staff was friendly, the dorms and the bathrooms were clean and the restaurant/bar were a great place to meet people! Best hostel-experience I've had so far on my travels, would definitely stay here again!

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Nathan R, Manager at Shiralea Backpackers Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. Its great to hear that you enjoyed your time with us! We strive to provide a fun and friendly environment were people from all over can meet up, share stories and have fun! Our new dorms are the perfect place for the budget minded traveler, who doesn't want to compromise on comfort and cleanliness. Thanks... More 

Dún Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here on the basis of good reviews on TripAdvisor. Firstly, the hostel is very clean which is a plus and they have hot showers. Annoyingly, this was the first hostel in 3 months of travel where the Wi-Fi was completely nonfunctional in the rooms. It just did not work. I felt the location as a solo traveller was poor... More 

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Nathan R, Manager at Shiralea Backpackers Resort, responded to this review

orry to hear that you didn't enjoy your stay with us. We understand that access to Wi-Fi is important for travelers this is why we have several connections in common areas: bar, pool and reception that are free to use 24hr a day. Please note that we have never advertise WI-Fi in any of our rooms. We are a bit... More 

Akureyri, Iceland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is just what you need in order to have a good time. It is close to a good beach, has good motorbike parking, good swimming pool, restaurant and a pool table. The bungalows are very good though they should probably be cleaned a little bit better (a lot of ants in the room and dirty under mattress). But... More 

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Nathan R, Manager at Shiralea Backpackers Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, Its great to hear that over all you enjoyed you time with us. Our staff want everybody to feel that they are at home from the first moment they arrive. We have been working with the house keeping department to keep up the level of cleanliness. It was a pleasure to have you in the resort... More 

Toronto, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
13 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If a nice pool, clean rooms, great food, spa, and beach access is your goal then Shiralea is perfect. The dorms and private bungalows are both really nice. For the dorms: the shared bathrooms are cleaned daily, each bunk has a plug, light, and locking closet (lock provided), and they are some of the cleanest I've seen in Thailand. The... More 

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Nathan R, Manager at Shiralea Backpackers Resort, responded to this review

Thank for taking the time to write us a great review. By the sounds of things you had a fantastic stay at Shiralea. We try to offer a friendly, clean and inviting environment where people from all walks of life can come together, share stories over a good meal and a ice cold beer. Our staff strive to offer exceptional... More 

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