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Cheap Charlie's Rooftop Beach Bar and Backpacker Lodge
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Reviewed March 20, 2012

Only stayed at Cheap Charlie's for one night as was on the way to Phi Phi Island. I would recommend staying here if you are on a very tight budget. You get what you pay for. But the owner is great and will pick you up from the airport / organise everything you need. It is a short walk to Patong Beach if you are into busy party strips than you will enjoy it there. I stayed in a dorm room, in a nice bamboo style. It had a fan, bathroom and shower all you need really.

Room Tip: The dorm is good if you are in a group and need a cheap night.
  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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3  Thank Liz B
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Reviewed February 11, 2012

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.

  • Stayed: February 2012
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9  Thank Weebles13
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Reviewed December 15, 2011

The owner Greg is a very warm and nice person. Apart from that, everything else is one big joke. I have no reason to lie (as my title suggests) to tell everyone any fibs about this place; it will speak for itself if anyone chooses to stay here, despite what I have stated. The toilets first of all do not flush and when I inform the staff, who cannot speak an inch of English, they keep blanking me. Everyday I have seen a floater mixed with yellow liquid. The beds are descent, on the other hand. Unlike, the staff who are extremely disrespectful. They only are friendly if you leave them a tip, but then again this is Thailand after all.

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with friends
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3  Thank worldtrev12
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Reviewed March 30, 2011

Nice Place. They have a dog name Haibal. The owner like to tell us a story. Very recommended place. The staff is also helpfull. Nice food. Nice location. They like to gave us a lot of information.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled with friends
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1  Thank devilvera
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Reviewed March 28, 2011

had heard quite a bit about his place so my wife and myself decided to go and have a
look and have breakfast with the view of staying here glad we did
we were not greeted there was no person behind the counter only 2 people sitting at the counter come bar drinking a bottle off cheap thai whisky which much to our surrprise we found out a short time later were the owner and his staff given it was only 9 am in the morning when the female staff member finally came for our order she was extremley rude and and offered very little help she appeared drunk. it took a further 25 minutes to get our so called breakfast cold coffee,cold tea, hot orange juice, eggs and bacon like leather, you get the idea we got up paid and left them to there thai whisky extremley happy we did not stay ,looking around while waiting for our breakfast and note the place was very dirty in all areas plates left on tables,dirty table cloths,un wiped benches ect would not recommend this place at all

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled on business
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1  Thank absoluteautos
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