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Shiralea Backpackers Resort

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58/18 Moo 8, Haad Yao, Ko Phangan, Thailand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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liverpool
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Recently stayed at Shiralea - was meant to be for 2 nights but ended up staying for 6, didn't see anything more suited to our needs else where! All the staff - a good mixture of a Thai, Burmese and Western, were amazing...friendly, knowledgeable and always happy to help. The food was delicious...and always washed down with affordable tasty cocktails!... More 

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Santiago de Compostela, Spain
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80 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hostel is by far one of the bests I've ever been, not only because of the dorms (which are amazing - clean, own plugs, own lamps, towels, air con -) but also toilets are wonderful, super clean and spacious. The pool is a great place to chill and the bar is perfect to meet people around if you travel... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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72 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Cute little backpackers resort. Loved the little huts you stay in. It's a backpackers so of course it's basic. If you want to do laundry in the sink, bring your own sink plug, our room didn't have one. The bed was comfortable enough, the air-conditioned worked well, the room was clean enough. The bed only has a thin sheet for... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After a two terrible nights of stay in Koh Phangnan, I moved to Shiralea, and should have stayed there from the beginning or for longer. The dorm rooms were clean and tidy! The aircon was a dream. They have a cupboard big enough to fit your entire backpack into and provide you with a lock. The bathrooms were extremely clean,... More 

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ShiraleaBackpackersP, Manager at Shiralea Backpackers Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review. Its awesome to hear that we were able to help salvage your trip to Koh Phangan. Our staff try hard to keep the dorms in top shape so you can have a clean and comfortable space to call home while staying at Shiralea. Thanks for choosing Shiralea and we hope that you can make it... More 

Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the perfect place to stay as a nervous solo traveller. It is ideal for meeting like minded travellers. I'm not a huge party person (female yogi aged 27) so was just looking for a nice chilled vibe and got just that here. I stayed in a fan bungalow and after coming straight from the jungle where I stayed... More 

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ShiraleaBackpackersP, Manager at Shiralea Backpackers Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for the awesome review. Its great to hear that you enjoyed your time in the resort. There is always a great atmosphere around the bar area, with interesting people from all over the world coming together and having a good time. Thanks for choosing to stay with us and we hope to welcome you back to the resort soon.... More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After staying in hostels around Thailand for a few weeks, I was instantly chuffed when I got to Shiralea. I stayed in a dorm which was extremely good value for money. The bathrooms were the nicest I used during my stay and the atmosphere was by far the best. The pool area was lovely but the pool could have been... More 

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ShiraleaBackpackersP, Manager at Shiralea Backpackers Resort, responded to this review

Wow thanks for the awesome review. Its great to hear that you found our hostel comfortable and good value for money. After traveling for a while its great to get to a place and feel relaxed and welcome from the moment you walk through the door. We are located in a great part of the island which is a perfect... More 

Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Top facilities and welcoming/approachable staff. Dorm rooms are unbelievable value. Beach is 1min stroll. Private bed in dorm room. Restaurant menu is varied and good value. Fab location for heading out to see northern beaches. Definitely finished trip on a high.

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ShiraleaBackpackersP, Manager at Shiralea Backpackers Resort, responded to this review

Thanks to taking the time to support us on Trip Adviser. At Shiralea we put allot of emphasis on making every guest feel like part of the family. We attract some pretty amazing people from all over that can come together and make some new memories at Shiralea. Our hostel is a great choice for travelers on any budget, but... More 

Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Where to even start.. Right from the moment we arrived at Shiralea we were greeted by extremely friendly staff whom spoke english. We were checked in with in no time. Unfortunately the only rooms left available at the time where their cheapest bungalows, which are still equipped with 2 beds, a fan, bathroom and personal balcony / hammock. We where... More 

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ShiraleaBackpackersP, Manager at Shiralea Backpackers Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for taking to write us such a awesome trip adviser review. Shiralea is a really great place to come and unwind from regular life and enjoy some much need R&R on our beautiful tropical island. There is always something to do on Koh Phangan, from visiting some of the beautiful beaches, partaking in action packed activities or just chilling... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This resort is one of the best I've stayed in ever. The staff are friendly and funny and love to join in and have a laugh with their customers and get to know them. Great food in big portions and reasonably priced. There is so much can to do here from the pool (and the pool parties) to the massage... More 

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ShiraleaBackpackersP, Manager at Shiralea Backpackers Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write us a great review on Trip Adviser. We do have very friendly staff that love to have a great time with the guest. Our restaurant offer's a great selection of food at an affordable price everyday. We have simple rooms at Shiralea but we feel they have everything you need to enjoy all... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just ended our Ultimate Thailand tour here and it's everything you can ever hope for. Book a dorm room or a small bungalow it's absolutely smashing! Friendly staff, cheap rooms, an amazing pool and just five minutes from the beach. Activities and transportation can be booked here. I just love this place. Not eager to leave. That's for sure.

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ShiraleaBackpackersP, Manager at Shiralea Backpackers Resort, responded to this review

Wow thanks for the awesome review. Shiralea can be a really fun place to stay filled with some great staff and plenty of amazing guests. Weather your a solo traveler, couple or group of friends their is something for everybody waiting at Shiralea. Its great to hear that you enjoy your stay with us we really hope you pop by... More 

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