We were told that this was a great place to stay so ignored many other guest houses/hostels on the way to the hostel. We phoned from a bar and the owner was helpful and picked us up. We had a good first impression.
Then it went downhill
The dorm looked ok on arrival- typical of anywhere else so we booked for 2 nights. Big mistake!
The beds were rick solid- the most uncomfortable night ever. We saw people come and go but no sheets changed... No towels were offered but I took that as standard.
Mosquitos were everywhere- again standard in this part of the country- but the staff did nothing to try and combat if not lesson the issue.
After a bad nights sleep we took a tour of the town from the owner- very helpful and pleasant.
On our return we found we had been robbed. The lockers which had appeared safe enough (ha!) did not look like they had been tampered with and apparently we had the 'only' key. However 800 US dollars and 200 Singapore dollars were stolen from us. A complete shambles! The manager just said that he accepts no responsibility and offered no assistance. We insisted on contacting the police and then he helped us with that.
It was very suspicious circumstances as the locker certainly didn't appear to be tampered with. DO NOT TRUST THIS place.
Also to top it off we were sleeping on the ground floor and spotted a rat running in freely.
I would not return and feel completely cheated by this place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Patong Beach, Phuket, Thailand, home of beautiful beaches, sexy sunsets, awesome adventures, notorious nightlife and Cheap Charlie's Rooftop Beach Bar & Backpacker Lodge. Get high on the rooftop with magnificent views and spectacular sunsets overlooking Patong Beach and the Andaman Sea... ...You won't find a better backpacker experience or more value for money 5 Star Service... ...1 Star price because we're Cheap Charlies!!! Dorm rooms with air con, balcony & communal living room from 150 B/ night. Private single & double rooms with air conditioning & en-suite bath from 450 B/night. Free shuttle transport to the markets, beach, bars and night clubs - free WiFi internet - free movies - free book exchange, free sunsets - free hospitality. Featuring: entertainment at the Rooftop Beach Bar. Rooftop Beach BBQ & Delicatessen. Motor Bike & Car Rentals. Activities & Tour Bookings 50 B drinks - 50 B food because we're cheap! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Cheap Charlie`s Rooftop Beach Bar And Backpacker Hotel Patong
- Cheap Charlie's Rooftop Beach Bar And Backpacker Lodge Patong, Phuket