We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Really great”
Review of Pak-Up Hostel

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Pak-Up Hostel
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 21, 2013

Stayed here for a one night stop over and would definitely stay there again.
Stayed in 10 bed dorm (Thai Dorm) spotless room, big comfy beds.
Shared bathroom really clean and nicely designed.
Each with own light and plug.
Really good atmosphere throughout.
Own bar that we didn't get to but seemed to have plenty on.
Bit more expensive but worth it.
Close to all the markets etc and you can book your onward travel at the front desk.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Cquinn2013
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (908)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

652 - 658 of 908 reviews

Reviewed November 17, 2013

We only stayed at Pak-Up Hostel for 2 nights, but it is by far one of the best hostels I've been to, especially for how cheap it is. The dorms are clean, minimal and well sized, and the hostel itself has a great vibe with lots of areas to hang out.
We had an awesome time in the evenings at the bar, the staff are great and we made some great mates through all the games that were played!

I'd definitely recommend staying here if you are in Krabi, it's only a 30 second walk from the pier where you can get long tail boats to Railay etc so the location is perfect.

Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
Thank mollyjane13
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 16, 2013

Pak-Up Hostel is amazing, the rooms are immaculate, the staff are superb, the location is perfect and its great fun because it has 2 bars attached where there is live music every night and some fun games. A great environment for meeting people especially if you are a solo traveler! Also for what you get its soooooo cheap!

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Gunner1415
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 13, 2013 via mobile

Wonderful experience, met many new friends. Very clean dorms and bathrooms. 2 bars opened to pubic, great way to meet people. Big lockers in dorms. Shampoo and conditioner provided in shower. Dorms cleaned daily! Krabi is a wonderful coastal town, staff helped guide us in direction of many attractions.

Stayed: November 2013, traveled solo
Thank Grace H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 9, 2013

i have travelled around the world and i have stayed in many many many hostels, this one is the cleanest and most comfortable one i have ever stayed!

the hostel decoration is very cute, spacious, and it has a roof top bar. its designs is like a Asian high school with the dorms like the classroom.
it locates in a very quite part of Krabi, not the party district which is perfect for me, so no crazy drunk backpacker and no crazy cheesy night club which is very hard to come across when travelling in big town in Thailand.

i absolutely love the bathroom. super clean and very good shower, toilet always has paper and western style, so clean, it is like staying in a hotel.

there are nice restaurant and cafe down the road, not too pricy either, you can get a coffee milk shake for 40bt and a fried noodles for about 50+ bh, they also have sandwich which also very nice.
if you want to go to Railey beach for a day trip or climb, it has long tail boat just about 50m away from the river. cost about 150bh one way to get there.

i enjoyed my staying there, very chill and lovely. if you want a getaway from the crowd, definitely good option.
dorm price starts from 280bh, which is a bit more than average, but worth it. if you want a cheaper one, there is a guesthouse which is 150bh right next to Pak Up, i haven't stayed there, but it also has hot shower and free wifi. you have options.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank sabrininha
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed November 5, 2013

I ended up staying in here for 3 Nights . Its more like a University Dorm room .But then if you are a backpacker on a budget , well this is the place.
Hence if you are travelling as a couple or looking for even a little bit of privacy, well look elsewhere. Its a good place to meet random people share tales.
For 200B the dorm bed is worth. Clean sheets daily,Airconditioned rooms ,warm showers,24/7 reception.

Most of the staff at the reception were good , with the exception of a Guy - the one who does the Night shift most days.
Do hire a bike @ Krabi , else it is going to get boring. Do not ask the receptionist to help book anything, as they overcharge by almost 50%.
The Hostel is quite close to the Boat hiring point and very near to the food market. Also there are a number of night clubs around .
I would definitely return of i am backpacking solo or with friends. Definitely not the place to be for couples or with a family.

Room Tip: There is a open bar on top of the Hostel .As the setup is more like that of a university hostel don...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank arjun_chimbu
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 31, 2013

A very nice hostel in Krabi center just across the boat yard (i wouldnt call it a harbor) where you can take a longtailboat, great customer friendliness, service and information, very hygienic place except some of the guests maybe heheh. Overall a great place to spent a couple of nights.

Room Tip: try and get a single room
See more room tips
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Mic1988
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Krabi Town hotels
6.2 mi away
Ban Sainai Resort
Ban Sainai Resort
#1 of 110 in Ao Nang
1,526 reviews
7.0 mi away
The L Resort Krabi
The L Resort Krabi
#2 of 110 in Ao Nang
585 reviews
6.6 mi away
Centara Grand Beach Resort & Villas Krabi
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
11.9 mi away
Amari Vogue Krabi
Amari Vogue Krabi
#4 of 12 in Nong Thale
2,412 reviews
6.7 mi away
Rayavadee Resort
Rayavadee Resort
#1 of 13 in Railay Beach
1,858 reviews
6.0 mi away
Slumber Party Hostel and Bar
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Pak-Up Hostel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Pak-Up Hostel

Address: 87 Utarakit Rd. | Paknam Subdistrict, Krabi Town 81000, Thailand
Phone Number:
Location: Thailand > Krabi Province > Krabi Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 332 Specialty Lodging in Krabi Town
Price Range: $12 - $40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Pak-Up Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Once you come to Pak Up, you will never want to pak up.' If you are looking for a top notch party hostel within accessible distance to all of Krabis' famous attractions while paying a budget price then you are at the right place! At Pak Up, we work hard to ensure every detail is right and the place is spotlessly clean, beds are comfy while providing all the best nightlife Krabi Town has to offer within our safe and secure premises. Pak Up management strives to go from strength to strength, keeping up with all the new global trends in the world of properties and budget travel. When you arrive, you will notice this is nothing like the run of the mill property you will typically find in SE Asia. As a former school, the property is themed accordingly room by room and is in a loft style oversized setting. All our rooms are set to the same standard, with international plugs, reading lights, under-bed lockers, bed shelves, towel rails and 3.5 ft beds. During the day you will be able to either take advantage of the many tours available at our reception desk or just chill out on one of the many terraces dotted all over the property. Our tour desk offers a seamless way to see everything in Krabi at a reasonable price and you will never be left stranded anywhere. Our staff are trained to make sure you avoid stress. We have free wifi throughout the hostel, no curfew and a 24 hour reception to keep things practical for our guests. Notably and extremely rare for a hostel in Thailand, we have official registration which means we have passed all national hotel safety standards. Playground, as the name suggests, is a place for big kids like us to socialise, drink, play, and generally acquire great memories along with great friends from day one. The staff will strive to offer the very best in hostel entertainment with great deals on whenever you care to visit our bars. We have a weekly schedule posted in the lobby with daily activities and weekly competitions. These are usually competitive and involve a lot of drinking! ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Ctrip TA, Hotels.com, TripOnline SA, Orbitz, Travelocity, Hotwire and Cheap Tickets so you can book your Pak-Up Hostel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Pak-Up Hotel Krabi Town
Pak-Up Hostel Krabi, Thailand

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing