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Hacienda Backpackers
Certificate of Excellence
Bangkok, Thailand
1 review
“Just one more day...”
Reviewed February 6, 2014

Great times are to be had at the hacienda. Anything from great nights out, to amazing day trips around the island all coordinated by the staff (an excellent group of people). It's Close enough to the nightlife that it is easily accessible but far enough away that you can have a nice nights sleep. Great food, nice pool, and so on and so forth. Extra special thanks to Dribbles for some great times!

  • Stayed February 2014
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Thank CrFisher
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David D, Guest Relations Manager at Hacienda Backpackers, responded to this review, March 25, 2014
Hello mate,
Thank you for the glowing review, you are a champion ! You came here for two days and stayed for nearly three weeks, you cracked me up laughing every day with your phrase " can I stay just one more day". It was a real pleasure having you here and the communal area just didn't seem the same without you for a while after you left. I'm sure you can imagine Dribbles response when he saw his name on your review. We all hope to see you again soon.
Sincere thanks.
David D.
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Reviewed February 2, 2014 via mobile

Great service from all the team at hacienda backpackers, they all went above and beyond their jobs. The rooms were great couldn't have asked for anything else, will definitely go back! And a special mention to Dribbles who organised our transfers accommodations and activities, he i awesome :)

Stayed February 2014
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Thank Amelia D
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David D, Guest Relations Manager at Hacienda Backpackers, responded to this review, March 25, 2014
Hi Amelia
Thank you very much for your compliments on our facilities and service. It was our pleasure having you as our guest. Dribbles "hit the roof" when he saw his name mentioned. We can't wait to welcome you back.
Thanks again.
David D.
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Reviewed December 4, 2013 via mobile

I told the guy from reception if anyone will be there to give me back my passport the next day at 6:00 am, he said yes, for sure!
I waited from 6:00 to 7:13 am (my boat, was leaving the island at 7:00am). So I lost the boat and I had to take the next one at 12:30pm, I lost all day because the guy from the reception did not wake up.
Also the opossite side of the road there is a bar with live music every night, so I am not going there again, for sure!

Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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David D, Guest Relations Manager at Hacienda Backpackers, responded to this review, March 25, 2014
Hello Carles.
Again, I sincerely apologize about this incident. If you ever find yourself in this part of S.E. Asia again, we would be more than happy to compensate you for your loss of time. New procedures are now in place to ensure this never happens again.
The Kareoke bar you mentioned regarding the late night music is no longer there.
Sincerely.
David D.
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Matane, Canada
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

Sweet and helpfull staff, nice spot, nice food and awesome scuba diving courses !!Many Facilities close to the hacienda, local people around are friendly and night market not too far, easy to take a roundtrip ride to go to the full moon party.

Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank PamArcand
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David D, Guest Relations Manager at Hacienda Backpackers, responded to this review, March 25, 2014
Hi Pam.
Thank you very much for your kind words. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us. It's great when guests take full advantage of all of our services as you did by getting your P.A.D.I. Open Water Diving License, congratulations again. We would love to welcome you back any time. Maybe next time you will see a Whale Shark !
Thanks again.
David D.
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

Nice and friendly staff, especially Paul (the most awesome manager/receptionist from Hacienda). Great beds w/ ac and hot showers for a super reasonable-overly-cheap price, and nice to be able to use the resort facilities, pool and bar, etc. One piece of advice: the bar across the backpackers are quite loud at night, singing thai pop songs till 2am, so bring your ear plugs!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Michelle L
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David D, Guest Relations Manager at Hacienda Backpackers, responded to this review, March 25, 2014
Hi Michelle.
A very nice review, thank you for taking the time to do so. Paul was especially happy with your comments. We would love to welcome you back any time.
Great news; the bar across the road has closed down, so no more late night music!!
Many thanks.
David D.
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Reviewed July 11, 2013 via mobile

For 100B a night, we were expecting cockroach infested rooms and brown water in the taps but it was quite on the contrary.

Pros:
-Cheap. 100B a night for dorm room.
-Comfy beds and bedding
-Clean rooms
-Can use resort facilities (pool, gym etc)

Cons:
-Right by main road so noisy if you're on the North side of the building - like me!

Would happily stay again!

  • Stayed July 2013
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Thank tom982
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David D, Guest Relations Manager at Hacienda Backpackers, responded to this review, March 25, 2014
Hi Tom
Short, sweet and to the point. We appreatiate you taking the time for the good review.
We rarely get complaints about the road noise / traffic but if and when we do, we will happily move any guests ( space permitting ) to a different room.
Many thanks
David D.
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

PROS:
-Close to beach but not too close (set back from the parties / noise)
-Quieter and more secure than the resort
-Good AC in the private rooms
-decently large private rooms
-fridge (but it turns off when you leave the room..)
-helpful manager (but he seemed pretty condescending at times.. possibly just his way.. and the staff aren't so great)
-organized parties at the resort and organized transport to big parties (jungle party / full moon party etc)
-good wifi
-close to a few good restaurants (best were @Milk for pastries, small meals and awesome fruit shakes w great service and Ando Loco which is a fantastic mexican restaurant) and a 7-11
-pool at the resort is nice and has a nice view out over the beach
-the bartenders (Jess and Ally, if they're still there) were really awesome!
-All you can drink / eat party was great value for the drinks but you can avoid the food part.. the buffet was LAME. (just opt for the all you can drink only)
-they pick you up from the ferry
-have a small outdoor gym

CONS
-no real security on the premises (doors lock and can put a padlock on the door as well but the doors are pretty thin / easy to break and anyone can walk into the building)
-not much going on in the area other than parties AT the resort
-bit of a sketchy walk to the resort at night
-food / drinks REALLY overpriced at the resort
-the water in the bathroom smelled awful (kinda nasty to shower in stinky water)
-one of our windows was right in the stairwell, and the other faced a hallway so we had to keep the curtains closed at all times.. kinda odd
-staff at the restaurant / bar are really inattentive
-no safe in the rooms, only small lockers at the reception desk (no way to get in after hours so if you need your stuff, too bad.. or you have to leave it in the lockers at the main resort)
-mattress is covered w a leather casing but there's no mattress pad between that and your thin sheet (feels weird)

Room Tip: Stay at backpackers, not the resort as it's quieter and safer
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank JALD83
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David D, Guest Relations Manager at Hacienda Backpackers, responded to this review, March 26, 2014
Hi Jald,
Thank you for your good review, easily the most opinionated and detailed I have ever seen. We appreciate constructive criticism as this helps us to improve our operations.
The Hotel is on the main road and all of the building is well lit at night. The doors are very strong and are made of solid wood. Breaking one of these would wake the whole place up.
There is no history of any break-ins at this property.
There are so many things to do in the area, even a very busy and popular night market.
The sketchy walk you refered to is now completely lit at night.
Food and drinks are always more expensive at resorts however you were staying at the Backpackers hotel with our attached restaurant with some of the best value food and drinks in the area.
Had you of notified reception of your water problem, we would of rectified the issue.
There are now 24 hour lockers available.
Thank you for your review. David D.
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Property: Hacienda Backpackers
Address: 99/39 Moo 1 | Ban Tai Road, Ko Pha Ngan 84280, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Pha Ngan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #97 of 356 Specialty Lodging in Ko Pha Ngan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Hacienda Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Backpackers Hacienda is a well established, safe and secure friendly western managed hostel. With five room types to choose from we can cater to everyone's taste and budget. Located in the heart of Koh Phangan, we are just a short walk from the town center yet still close to the beach. Centrally positioned between all of the best parties, we are about 15 minutes by taxi to the world famous Full Moon Party and less than ten minutes to all the other major parties (Half Moon, Black Moon, Jungle Experience). Everyone staying at Backpackers Hacienda Koh Phangan has full use of all the facilities at Beach Resort Hacienda which is only a two minute walk away. Here customers have access to the beach, swimming pool with pool bar, free fitness center, free use of kayaks, free pool table, as well as a gourmet restaurant, travel agency, motorbike and car rentals, scuba diving and much much more! ... more   less 
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