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“Scott and A are the only people i will ever stay with on Koh Phangan!!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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“Scott and A are the only people i will ever stay with on Koh Phangan!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013

Awesome! this place has felt like my home away from home while on Koh Phangan. Scott and A have alot of knowledge about the island and will make sure that your stay is as comfortable and as fun as possible. Scott kept us stomach's full of beer and A kept our stomach's full of food. Anyone who stays at Baan Tai backcpackers will surely not regret it and will deffinately leave making new friends in Scott and A. They also have the nicest dorm rooms i've ever stayed in throughout my travels of the world!!!!!!! Whenever i wanted fresh towels fresh sheets or a clean shirt to party in the made me feel like i lived there and i was apart of the family.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank MirraP
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BaanTaiBackpackers, Manager at Baan Tai Backpackers, responded to this review, February 2, 2013
thanks Paul, was great having you lads here of new year mate, hope you boys are still enjoying Asia = )
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Oslo, Norway
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

Nice clean room, good price. Location by the road instead of the beach is the only downside, but it's still close. Scott, the owner, is a nice and helpful guy, your guide to a great party! And close to the great tacoplace!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank LarsMartinJensvoll
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BaanTaiBackpackers, Manager at Baan Tai Backpackers, responded to this review, February 2, 2013
cheers mate, glad you had a great time with us = )
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kho phangan
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2012

Everything about this place is excellent. Its one of the best hostels I've ever stayed at. Whether you are on your own, in a couple or part of a group Scott and Ae will make sure you have a great time. It's impossible not to meet new people in the communal areas and in the dorm rooms. While a very social hostel, the place is still really clean and comfortable and people seem to respect the place. I was here over xmas and Ae single handedly made amazing food for everyone in the hostel, and it felt like a family christmas despite being so far from home. Anything you need or want to do around the island can be done through the hostel too. If you're coming to Ko Phangan... stay here!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ka T
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BaanTaiBackpackers, Manager at Baan Tai Backpackers, responded to this review, February 2, 2013
thank you so much for the kind words, glad you enjoyed your stay over the holidays, I'll pass on your thanks to Ae again as well = )
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

When my friend and I were planning our Thailand trip , she suggested BTB to me because she had heard so much about it from another friend... when I started looking it up ... I was sold immediately .... however, living there was so much more than we hoped or expected it to be. The rooms are clean , comfortable and much more you would expect from a "hostel room " . Our room had the view of the sea and Koh Samui ... Scott, the owner gave us some great tips of places and how we could explore every part of the island and boy are we glad we took all his tips which were spot on ! BTB has many boasts.... great and helpful staff, Scott who lets you so feel at home .... great pre parties with beer , beer pong, body painting and so much fun .... more than that I made some good friends.... we had so much fun and if am going back to Koh Phangan, I cant think of not staying if they are not sold out which is often the case !!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Thank Jaita
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BaanTaiBackpackers, Manager at Baan Tai Backpackers, responded to this review, December 19, 2012
thanks so much Jaita, very happy you two had such a great time on the island and didn't spend every minute in the bars, will def have to make the trip to india soon for a visit = )
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Phnom Pen, Phnum Penh, Cambodia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2012

Scott is awesome, the staff is awesome, I stayed here during the half moon a few weeks ago - he made you feel at home, they got an awesome place to eat across the road, I believe called The Fisherman. Or something to that extent! the staff will know. I have been to a lot of hostels over the last few years, and I have got to say - Scott created something worth staying at. He has every atmosphere you'd want in a place, and you have the comfort of being in a comfy room at the same time.
You want to meet people? Want to hangout with old friends? Go here.

If you want to go to Full Moon or Half Moon, this is the place.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Thank Chase H
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BaanTaiBackpackers, Manager at Baan Tai Backpackers, responded to this review, December 19, 2012
cheers mate, and thanks for sending that group of girls our way last month = ) hopefully see you out here again next year
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2012

First of all, i would Like to say thank you to Scott for his hospitality! In fact, for the really first Time of my trip, i'm feelings Like to be at home! Baan tai is a friendly owner, clean room, great crew and best value money that you CAN get on the Island! I hope to see you Soon and i wish you the best with your buisness!

Michael

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mike-golf23
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BaanTaiBackpackers, Manager at Baan Tai Backpackers, responded to this review, November 30, 2012
bro was such a blast with you and the boys, every night in the building was so much fun, pictures turned out amazing as well, travel safe and keep in touch, we'll have to do it again in Canada one day
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Everett, Washington, United States
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2012

This hostel was amazing. The owner Scott and staff were of course knowledgeable about everything to see or do on the island, but then they went a step further by being extremely friendly and even joining in on the festivities. The location is pretty close to the the Half Moon festival (which is what I came for) and the Full Moon beach. The hostel also has a deal worked out with a trustworthy bike rental place which can be hard to come by in Thailand. The facilities were amazing, clean bathrooms, clean bedding, complimentary towel, clean everything. The common room offered nice furniture with a TV, xbox, wii, and tons of movies. It really felt like we were staying in a comparable hotel from back home. Thanks to Scott and the awesome crew of travelers that showed up last week!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Daniel M
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BaanTaiBackpackers, Manager at Baan Tai Backpackers, responded to this review, November 11, 2012
cheers for the kind words mate, had a blast with you and the boys over half moon, was such a great crew of people in the building = ) enjoy the rest of your travels in asia and thanks again
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Property: Baan Tai Backpackers
Address: 61/3 Moo 1, Ban Tai Road | Ban Tai, Ko Pha Ngan 84280, Thailand
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Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Pha Ngan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 352 Specialty Lodging in Ko Pha Ngan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Baan Tai Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
One of Koh Phangan's best-loved Western-run hostels for backpackers! Come stay with us, chill out with us and party long into the night with us, all while being sure you'll get an excellent night's sleep in one of our bright, spacious & whistle-clean dorm or private rooms. We're a small hostel (only room for 42!), so getting to know people is guaranteed. In fact, our friendly, sociable environment is one of the things we're most proud of. We really care about your time spent with us, and will treat you like family! ....We're situated in Baan Tai, which is exactly the area you want to stay in for all the island's famous jungle parties, including Half Moon Festival, Maya, Jungle Expererience, Sramanora Waterfall Party and Shiva Moon. We're also within walking distance to Black Moon, Baan Sabai and Loi Lay floating bar party which is on every Sunday night and hosts some of the best DJs worldwide. We're a 15 minute drive to Haad Rin for Full Moon. Baan Tai is also smack bang in the middle of Haad Rin and Thong Sala - the island's main town and pier, so we're a really great base to explore the rest of the island from. You can rent mopeds from us, and we'll give you all our hot tips! ... more   less 
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