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Kool Backpacker Hostel
Ranked #33 of 222 Specialty Lodging in Patong
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“Excellent! Brilliant backpacker hostel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2013

The hostel is tucked away on bangla road on patong beach. The prices are so incredibly cheap and the rooms are all clean, air conditioned and with free wifi. The staff are so friendly (a gorgeous black guy on reception gave me after sun for free after I burned!). Great central location right on the party strip. Recommended for party goers as it has a great vibe but the noise goes carry to the rooms. Generally a brilliant experience- thank you Kool Backpacker :)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

Had an excellent stay at Kool Backpacker Hostel. Brilliant location, couldn't have a better location in terms of access to malls, bars, and transport options which frequent neighboring streets. Rooms were clean, and appear to be newly renovated. Some renovations are ongoing as mentioned by other reviewers, however, this does not in any way hinder the experience staying here. Staff were brilliant, and were very helpful. Would definitely recommend to visitors coming to Patong Beach, and make sure to visit the Tiger Bar across the road - its fantastic!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2013

The Kool Backpacker Hostel in Patong is the must go if you are wanting a drinking holliday with friends.

Situated right on the main strip, the hostel is surrounded by bars and restaurants and only a 5 minute walk to Patong Beach.

The hostel is very clean and the staff are very friendly and keen to help you plan your stay. It can get fairly noisy in the evenings but you canot go to a party area and expect it to be quite!

All in all it's a great place to meet other travellers and to see a different side to life in Thailand!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2013

so clean bedroom,lobby and baseroom! very friendly hoster and people stay there.every night has a happy party with funny card games,jokes,stories,and laugh! excellent location with many bars and nice beach! people are crazy, friendly and enthusiasm. very cool memory for us whom 3 men come from China! I would stay at Kool backpacker hostel next time without any thinking if I go to Phuket again.thank you so much for the happiest memory to us in our Thailand trip!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2013

Loved staying here. Met some great people and had a brilliant time in phuket! Bang in the middle of all the madness which is exactly what we wanted!Staff were great, especially Jan, he was very friendly and very helpful. Thanks kool backpackers and thank you Jan!!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

A lovely, clean, large, modern hostel situated directly opposite the huge tiger bar on the main strip in Patong. Very friendly staff, comfortable beds and huge, spotless bathrooms! The only downside was that it was quite hard to find (it is in a corner above the entrance to an underground supermarket). Would definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed August 2013
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

Don't be alarmed when you walk up those sketchy stairs in the Main Street... As soon as you meet the staff, see your clean cool rooms and see the new clean quality hot showers you'll learn to love the hostel. The balcony is great for watching the lady boys from a distance and meeting all the fun people coming through the hostel.
It's definitely in the middle of the chaos so it's great for a few crazy nights out without the hassle of tuk tuk rides back, losing your friends or running out of money. I'm on my way back to Phuket in a few days and I'll definitely be staying here.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Additional Information about Kool Backpacker Hostel

Property: Kool Backpacker Hostel
Address: 31 Bangla Road, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Phuket > Kathu > Patong
Amenities:
Beach
Hotel Style:
Ranked #33 of 222 Specialty Lodging in Patong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
in the middle of bangla night life road just second to walk to patong beach frontcentre of all entertainment in patong beach the best location of Within the Kool backpacker hostel you will find yourself at the heart of the action of PatongÂ’s most vibrant street Soi Bangla, yet just two minutes from the beach. Inside, we've captured the electrifying with modern and exciting finishings, quirky lighting design and music systems. Up on the roof sits Climax, one of PhuketÂ’s most ... more   less 
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