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Echo Beach Backpackers

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30 Moo 1, Ko Phangan 84280, Thailand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I booked echo online months in advance of my trip to Thailand as I was told to book accommodation for the Full Moon party at least a month beforehand. Although typical of many of the hostels and bungalows on the island, echo had a 4 night minimum stay for full moon and for 4 nights I ended up paying something... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Quite possibly the best hostel we have stayed in South East Asia! We stayed at echo beach from the 1st -4th then the 8th-12th November (we had already booked a different hostel over the 4 days of full moon party. Which we regretted cause we loved echo beach so much and spent most of our time there anyway). The hostel... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Great place, Great People, Great food, right on the beach. Owners are very nice, so is the staff, seems like a place people are happy to work for / hang out in. Generosity is far beyond any other place in Thailand, Even 3 different wifi routers to choose from This place is good also if you prefer your own privacy... More 

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Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This hostel is very sociable with great people working there. It is away from the main beach on Phangan but you can get there easily and the hostel does tickets for the parties and travel to them. The food was pretty good too - great restaurant next door too if you fancy something else. The vibe here is relaxed and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We stayed here for the full moon party and had a great time. The common area is really social, made lots of friends. Chilled during the day and then a great place to pre drink before heading out. Facilities are basic but all you need if you are backpacking. You pretty much have to get a taxis to get anywhere... More 

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Fremantle, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Fantastic hostel, best one on Thailand. So cheap, and delicious free breakfast. All the staff are super lovely and always down to hang out or party. Would recommend to anyone, great chilled out vibe. Enjoy your stay.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Bed bugs really let the place down for me... Had quite a few miserable nights sleep because of it but apart from that there's nothing to really complain about! Food is great and cheap, free water, tea and coffee. The place is a 30 second walk away from 7/11 which is always a plus. If you're looking to go over... More 

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mjamieson21, Owner at Echo Beach Backpackers, responded to this review

In the two years we have been operating this is the second case of bed bugs we have had. It occurred in one room (and in fact one bed) and has now been fixed. I would like to point out that invariably bed bugs are brought in by the customer who discovers them - as long as the hostel deals... More 

London
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24 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Friendly and inviting, everyone has a good vibe about them. The common room is great, lovely beach and the cinema room is a great bonus. If you are on the island, this is a great place to stay! Close to the half moon party as well. They play some great tunes in the bar!

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Nanning, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

Echo Hostel, without a doubt the best hostel that I have been in all my travels. The staff is friendly, helpfull and laid-back. After being in echo for nearly 10 days it felt like home. Met amazing people there, and it was pretty much the reason why I stayed in koh phanghan as long as I did, when my initial... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Nice enough staff, friendly and helpful, I stayed in a 4 bed dorm,,,alone for 5 nights, bit of a shame, was really hoping to meet a few more people than I did. Quite a clicky joint, I wasn't cool/rad enough to fit in here. Pool table was always occupied, by the same group of people, hard to know who lives... More 

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