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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hostel was very quite but the big bonus was that staff put everyone is their own dorms meaning you had unlimited space and peacefulness! Staff were very friendly an welcoming. Very nice social area with a big TV, surround sound, sofas, hundreds of DVD's and books plus a pool table! A computer that actually works with fast internet unlike...

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Saint Petersburg, Saint Petersburg City, Russia
Reviewed March 4, 2017 via mobile

Rooms clean, has tv, ac, hot shower and nice sparkling white sheets. Cute garden in the yard adds specific charm to this place and gives a space for chill. I really liked this oasis in ugly Phuket downtown. Ahh, yeah! Location... It is bad and unuseful. Far from any beaches and only expensive moto rentals nearby. What made me happy...

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Beaufort, Australia
Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

After I have been 7 years in the row in this backpacker hotel there is alway something new happen . This time the hotel is almost empty , the front street bar just disappear nothing all empty, what is the reason no one know , the king death ? The year mourning? No music ? The rooms still there just...

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed October 27, 2016

The cheapest hostel I stayed in while in Thailand, at 150 THB a night it was a bargain, especially being in the middle of Town right where the festival was happening in Oct. Definitely go if on a budget :)

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Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for one night, the rooms are small, but cute, pool table, bar, there's also a flat screen large TV with surround sound so nice to chill out and watch movies, Phuket town is really cheap as well so I would recommend, had no problems here nice people, good to stay for a night or two :)

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Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Great, quiet place to stay. Stayed one night before the islands and easily booked my return ferry from reception. Really clean and tidy, friendly staff. Not many guests were staying - maybe due to low season?? But would definitely recommend if you need a good nights sleep.

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Reviewed July 8, 2016

I would give this place a higher rating but the beds are infested with bed bugs. I stayed on the 5th July 2016 and I found several bugs crawling on my bed and I got bitten really severely. I had bites all down my arm, on my legs and on my back. The staff let me change beds and was...

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Reviewed May 1, 2016

We got here late and was looking for somewhere to stay, stumbled upon Phuket back packers. The first night we payed for a private room as we just wanted to wind down after 18 hours travelling. The private room was nice but there was only a curtain between the room and bathroom which was a little unusual luckily we are...

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Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

As there teenage backpackers our standards weren't too high, but we found this place disappointing! Were shown to a private room which seemed great, until we noticed some obvious problems! There were no curtains or even curtain rails and no bathroom door. Fortunately we're good friends, but i dont think anyone needs to hear other people using the bathroom... just...

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Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

The place was okay. However NEVER RENT a moped from this place. They look for faults in the moped even when there is no faults and charge over 1000 and blackmail you into paying it or they will not give you your passport back. This is very dangerous, and even if you offer to go to a garage to fix...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Just opened: Contemporary Thai / Chinese fusion boutique hostel, conveniently located in the centre of Phuket town. Great value with sophistication! Very welcome to Phuket Backpacker. We are centrally located in the bustling heart of Phuket Town. A town rich with Thai culture & history. We offer a home away from home. With our newly renovated property we offer our guests clean & comfortable accommodation set in a contemporary boutique Asian fusion style. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Phuket Backpacker

Address: 165 Ranong Rd | T. Taladnaue, A. Maung, Phuket Town, Phuket 83000, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Phuket > Phuket Town
Price Range: $10 - $15 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 30
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“Any room with air con your on to a winner”
303nikkia, May 1, 2016 | Read review
“Dorms are very cheap, but I recommend a private room: air-con, nice toillet.”
teresamM9765JO, Mar 16, 2016 | Read review
“10 bed dorm is the biggest with loads of room for all your bags”
crasherkid, Mar 16, 2016 | Read review
“Private room 105 and after”
Gheefrenchie, Oct 13, 2015 | Read review
“Top bunks are better as you get more airflow from aircon and the fan is directly on you.”
CaseyLawrenceG, Feb 9, 2015 | Read review
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