"Wow", was what I thought when I walked in the door of this place.
The decor is very modern and the whole place is superbly clean. Our double room was small, but it was pleasant and had a nice little balcony overlooking the road.
Unfortunately there is nothing in Phuket Town - you are miles from the beaches and anything worth doing. However, buses will take you to all of the main beaches and cost just 30baht each way. We went to Karon beach twice - walking to the bus stop took around 20 minutes and the actual journey itself around 45. On the way back, the last bus returns at 5pm - or it is a very expensive tuk tuk (probably around 500baht).
If this travelling sounds too much, don't stay here or anywhere else in Phuket Town. However, 2W suited our purposes perfectly because unlike in the rest of Phuket there are plenty of places to eat cheaply so we were able to keep our costs low. Unlike Patong which is overrun by bars, restaurants and shops to cater for the tourists, this is as close as you will get to the "real" Phuket.
The location aside, we encountered two minor problems with this hostel - but they are minor. The air con in our double room was very powerful and we ended up freezing cold at night. Also, we ordered toast at breakfast one morning and it took half an hour for them to produce it which was more than a bit ridiculous. This was because a group of four had just arrived and they prioritised their cooked meals over our toast.
Still, these minor issues aside, this is a great hostel if you don't mind the location.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 2W Cafe & Bed is a newly design & lifestyle hostel in Phuket Town Center where you can take just a short walk to the major tourist attractions. Lots of transportation options for you to choose from including public shuttle buses to all the beaches in very affordable price. Come and relax at newly designed HomeCook Cafe corner on ground floor where offer you a varieties of homemade cuisine and creating our own recipe serving for daily breakfast, lunch and brunch. Additional Live DJ performing at Brunch time on special weekend. For Coffee and Tea lovers, we provide you serious tea and coffee starting from well selected specialty coffee bean best of each local product until brewing methods; Hand drip, Aeropress, French press and Cold drip. Our well-trained baristas roast coffee to suit each of these brewing methods which lets serious amounts of diterpenes trickle into the cup. Special blend tea and coffee workshop is available for coffee maker to learn how to brew a better coffee at home! Enjoy our activities providing play cards – board games, one day boxing, planning your next trip, watching live sport or special selected movie on a giant screen on movie night. Our facilities include free internet, DVD to borrow, tasty foods & drinks, coin operated washing and dryer machine, the cool living area as we call Playground where you can meet friends from around the world. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- 2W Cafe & Hostel Phuket/Phuket Town