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RNR Eco Adventures Pool Villa Resort & Hostel
Reviewed April 5, 2013

The lockers are really small and when I got there, no sheets, only cover, were available. Thank god I had mines.. However reception ladies are really nice.

Kata beach "city" is not really nice, since Club med cuts the city from the beach. The area were hostel is located is really close to escorts pubs. So not really convenient for young ladies travelling alone .. It shall be noticed also that to go from one beach to another in phuket it costs a loooot of money

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Cec86
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Ricky Z, Owner at RNR Eco Adventures Pool Villa Resort & Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2013

Hello New Trip Advisor Member,
One Question? Do you remember when we allowed you to check into your dorm room early because you were tired and needed to freshen up... Your bed was of course not ready.
I will quote you on one key part of your review... You wrote: "However, the reception ladies are really nice"… Their niceness backfired on our property. Why? Because our reception staff allowed you into your dorm early. Because the kindness they extended somehow gave you the assumption that the beds were ready and you assumed that RNR does not provide sheets.
Our kindness shall not go unpunished... Thank you.
If you look at RNR's reviews you will see that we have never ever had this type of comment.
Should we not allow our fatigued guests check into their dorm rooms early anymore because of this false and inaccurate mistake ?

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Reviewed April 3, 2013

After traveling for 2 months round Asia this was the last place on my trip, all i wanted was to chill and spend time on the beach and that is what i got!

the staff are super friendly, especially Gary who took me out for some drinks. i was there slightly off season so not many travelers but i did meet some people who are now good friends! i was only there few days and left the day of the live music so i missed out!

Rick is great and i wish him good luck with the future of the hostel, he told me he has some big changes coming up in the next year!!

only comment i would make is that it would be nice if all the beds had individual plugs sockets and reading lights!

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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

My two friends and I stayed here for two nights and I could not have had a better experience!!The staff was incredibly friendly and enthusiastic about our traveling and experiences thus far in Thailand. (Added bonus: Rick is American!) Not only was the accommodation comfortable and clean, but it was in a great location in Kata. There are plenty of restaurants in the area, and it is a short walk to the beach. Also, if you want to scuba dive, go through Rick! He is super passionate about it, and he will give you a great deal. Overall, this place is definitely worth staying at!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Alexis G
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

We stayed in the Kata beach area for 3 days during our 10 day trip to Phuket in December 2012. Our first stop in Phuket was Rick N' Roll music cafe, where we were staying in Kata. The staff was extremely friendly and I noticed right away that everyone staying at the hostel was very chill and very comfortable there, almost like a little home away from home. Rick was a great host- he gave us great deals on Snorkeling and Scuba Diving, and gave great advice on the local beaches etc. The scuba diving team was super nice and friendly- overall our stay was very pleasant and it was great having the comfort of other Americans to chat with. The beds were comfy, rooms were clean, and our roommates were great. We wanted to stay longer but our trip was pre-booked to Karon and Patong beaches so we had to move on. Overall, great place to stay !

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Shannon H
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Ricky Z, Owner at RNR Eco Adventures Pool Villa Resort & Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2013

Hi Shannon,
Thank you for your kind responses and we will strive to keep this a home away from home for all of our special guests. It's so nice when guests like you arrive and upon check in and have such a bright and positive attitude..That immediately makes our jobs to accommodate you that much easier and it's guests like you that our job fun and a pleasure. I do wish there was website. I could write a review about our guests because you are getting 100% ! Hey, Trip Advisor Rocks because this is that web site... Shannon, you get 100% and thanks again!

Happy Travels and Adventures,
Ricky

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Reviewed January 6, 2013

Stayed here for 4 nights and i had a great time. The staff there are so freindly and helpful and the place itself is very relaxing. Stayed in a mixed dorm bed was a good size the room had a balcony had no problems at all and towels were provided which was good. A really good place to meet people and a decent base in Phuket. Would go back just to stay there.

Stayed: December 2012, traveled solo
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Ricky Z, Owner at RNR Eco Adventures Pool Villa Resort & Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2013

Andy, Thank you so much for your kind review... We are really working on so much here at RNR to improve and support our guests in their adventures and it's the responses such as these give us even more motivation to keep building a better place and a better atmosphere. Looking forward to your next visit and we will have something a little extra when you arrive.
Wishing you Safe and Fun Adventures, Ricky

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Reviewed December 29, 2012

Stayed at RnR's with four other friends for a few days and enjoyed it thoroughly. Ricky and basically all the staff there are so friendly, helpful and overall just lovely! Smiles all around :)) Definitely one of the best hostels i've stayed in, and the beds were comfy, rooms were clean, bar downstairs was great for socialising. This place will definitely be a benchmark for other hostels I visit in future :D

Thanks guys for a great time!

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 20, 2012

I stayed here for three days, but wish I stayed longer! Everyone here makes you feel like your home away from home. The place is immaculate. The food was the best I had in Asia! The bar was really fun too! I wasn't super hot on Phuket as a whole, but this was one the best places I stayed in Asia.

Stayed: February 2012, traveled solo
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Address: 7 Khoktanod Road, Kata Beach, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Phuket > Karon > Kata Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 57 Specialty Lodging in Kata Beach
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Description: RNR Eco Adventures Pool Villa Resort & Hostel is for the fun social soul traveler who likes to meet people, enjoys nature and loves our amazing eco adventures...RNR is an all in one sustainable property: Restaurant, Bar...Including Live Aboard Dive Safaris, PADI Scuba Dive Courses, Fun Dives, Phi Phi or James Bond Island Tours, Crystal Clear Snorkeling, River Rafting , Eco Kayak Excursions & MORE! For your convenience, our resort provides free wifi, free luggage storage, laundry pick up, motorbike rental services and an on-site tour desk & even a dive supply retail store.Location, Location Location...We are an all in one exclusive Pool Villa Resort Hostel with an amazing infinity swimming pool & jacuzzi. The pool is set in a lush amazon garden, nestled in nature where you can enjoy the wild birds, butterflies. RNR strives to be environmentally conscious and that is why our property and dorms or environmentally friendly including solar panel water heaters & rain water diverted filters. We also encourage a smoke free environment with a special smoking garden . All deluxe dorms are air conditioned and have oversized bed mattresses, clothe closets, security lockers and en-suite bathrooms featuring...Crackled ceramic designer tiles, new porcelain, hairdryers & vanity mirrors. Our Rick N' Roll Music Cafe Features great tropical poolside cocktails, wine & beer and our kitchen prepares some special and unique Thai & International meals. Wether you are an eco adventurer a scuba diving enthusiast or a fun and social flash packer.RNR Eco Adventures Resort staff will meet, greet and treat you to an amazing memorable holiday. ... more   less 
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