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Yan Dormitory n Bar
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Yan Dormitory n Bar
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“DON'T STAY HERE!!”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

First of all this hostel is no longer yans. He has moved on and the sign outside says Maddys hostel, very confusing trying to find the place and frustrating as we had heard great things about yan. It is now owned by a Thai family who barely speak any English and use the communal areas as their own personal living/dining room .
We discovered talking to other guests that we had paid almost double what others had for the same nights. The staff were rude and unfriendly and would not offer us any discount.
Also some girls we met had booked an 8 bed dorm to be told that doesn't exist so they had to stay in the 20 bed dorm.
The hostel is a complete rip off. You physically could not fit any more beds in there if you tried, there is not enough space for peoples bags on the floor. the mattress was like sleeping on concrete and you sleep about 3 inches away from other people on a wooden slate. There is only 1 toilet and 2 showers for 20 people plus the staff used them as well.
The staff turned off the air con at every opportunity leaving the room like a sauna.
this is the worst hostel I have stayed in the whole of southeast Asia. You can find somewhere much better for a lot less money.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

I don't remember my stay at Yan's, but pictures suggest I had an amazing time. The animals are friendly. Try the potato smoothies. Should you ever find a jelly like substance on your body, remember to keep your sh**together. You'll be fine!

Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

Hostel itself is very basic and not 100% clean but the location itself makes up for it! We came back to the hostel a few times during the full moon party to get money etc...only 5 mins to the beach! The real gem is Yan, an incredibly wise and friendly man who will go above and beyond for you!

  • Stayed February 2013
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Truro, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 6, 2012

Yan is amazing. he is probably the friendliest person you will ever meet. a little bit crazy, but it defently adds to the experience. as soon as i walked thru the door he was putting food and a cup of coffee in my hands (all free all the time). It is a great place to meet people, most of us from the hostel were hanging out together before heading out each night and down 2 the full moon party.
Yan really tries to make it feel as homely as possible. its a great hostel, a definite must if your heading to koh phangan!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

Got completely ripped off by Yan: turned up 2 days before Full Moon and he left us waiting for 2 hours, telling us the room was being prepared before then changing his story to that of him being fully booked. Even though we had booked months in advance. Ok. However, he had managed to get us a place somewhere else. A room above a shop with no sheets (2 towels instead) and no locks (though we did get lockers). I have read that this can be a great place to stay, but he completely did us over. We weren't the only ones either: our room and the place next to us was full of spill over guests who thought they had booked, often weeks or months ago as well.Hmmm. Avoid!

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 2, 2012 via mobile

Ideal for the full moon party, Yan is a legend (and slightly crazy), he's constantly running around making sure his guests are happy and comfortable. There's always food waiting on the cooker and he'll offer to do your laundry for free.

As for the dorm room, it's a bit cramped and the matresses are about as hard as the wood they sit on but this is a full moon hostel, you're not going to be sober enough to notice.

There's a great social vibe around this place, every one bands together and some of my best travelling memories are with people I met at Yan's.

Thanks Yan, I'll be back.

  • Stayed June 2012
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 23, 2012

Stayed here with 3 friends during the Full Moon Party in June 2012. It was great fun, a chilled place and Yan works really hard to make your stay enjoyable. Would definitely recommend to others and stay again should I ever be back on Koh Phangan.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Yan Dormitory n Bar
Address: 94 / 57 Moo 6 | Haad Rin, Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Pha Ngan
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Ranked #253 of 370 Specialty Lodging in Ko Pha Ngan
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