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Hacienda Backpackers
Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

My visit here was really meh but that was because of my timing. Went to koh phangan for halfmoon but the hostel was almost empty and the people staying there were not the kind of easy going backpackers I wanted to meet. Last night I slept alone in a 8-person dorm.. Saw lots of big cockroaches there even though the place was clean. No light in the bathroom but it was fine anyway.
Restaurant had lovely thaifood for a fair price. 3/5 for the hostel but with the restaurant it's 4/5.

Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
Thank Melker L
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David D, Guest Relations Manager at Hacienda Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2014

Hi Melker,
Thank you for taking the time to write this review and for your complements. You shojld have gone to reception for a chat about the room issues which we would have rectified immediately and also would have given you some recommendations on things to do.
We hope you enjoyed the rest of your holidays.
David D.

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Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

Very nice staff, great access to the pool bar which stays open late. Awesome selection of North American/ Thai food. Scooter rentals available. Dribbles booked all of our boats and bus' and genuinely cared about us having a good time. He took us out multiple times and honestly become a friend. He made sure we were safe and told us about some really cool places to go. We really lucked out running into him and really appreciate the care and enjoyment he radiates. After booking our trip in Bangkok we did not expect to see dribbles again, but the moment we arrived at back packers he was at the reception. We felt so relieved to see a friendly face! We can tell he loves his job and could not have asked for a better hook up. Thank you to all the staff we've met here and feel so welcome and at home. Highly reccomend hacienda back packers!

  • Stayed: April 2014
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Thank A-mac8
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David D, Guest Relations Manager at Hacienda Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2014

Hi A-mac,
An outstanding review from outstanding guests. Dribbles does it again !!! All I can say is, when are you coming back?
Sincere thanks from all the team.
David D.

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Reviewed April 13, 2014

When we arrived at Koh Phangan we did not have any accomondation and did not know anything about this place...

Until we met this guy Dribbles...from that time everything was perfect..He let us to leave our luggages in his hostel for free and he recommended us the best places and trips where to go.

It was a big pleasure to meet him!

We can only recommend this place and people around...Thank you for everyrthing!

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Vít K
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David D, Guest Relations Manager at Hacienda Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded April 24, 2014

Hi Vit,
Thanks for the great review. Arriving on Koh Phangan during the full moon period can be overwhelming to say the least as you guys had no idea what was going on. It was our pleasure helping you out.
Thanks again.
David D.

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Reviewed March 9, 2014

I stayed here for the full moon party. The staff were excellent, and English speaking. They offered great advice and really knew what they were talking about. They also sold us tickets for the jungle party do we didn't have to queue up. and organised a taxi to the full moon party.
Special thanks to 'dribbles' who went out of his way to make sure we had a great time. He made me feel Really welcome and had tips and advice for the jungle n full moon party which ate worth listening too. He also sorted out my transfers and resorts and trips for my last week in Thailand.
The pool bar always had a dj and a great party vibe every night with friendly bar staff. It's Really easy to make friends with other backpackers at pool bar and in the dorms.
The dorms were secure comfy, and had lockers in. Overall I really recommend this place!!

  • Stayed: February 2014
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Thank Mattburden
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David D, Guest Relations Manager at Hacienda Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2014

Hi Matt
Many thanks for your compliments and also taking the time to write such a good review. It was a great pleasure having you as a guest. We love it when guests soak up all this amazing island has to offer. Again, whooping positive expletive roars and "high fives" all around from Dribbles when he saw your review..
Thanks again.
David D,

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Reviewed February 21, 2014 via mobile

Had a fantastic week at the Backpackers! My gf and I stayed in a double room which was very good value especially with access to the resort facilities! Staff were happy to help with Dribbles at the travel desk in particular making our stay awesome!

Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
Thank Jono S
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David D, Guest Relations Manager at Hacienda Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded March 25, 2014

Hey Guy's
It was a real pleasure having you here over the Full Moon, always smiling and happy, taking full advantage of the sometimes crazy nightlife. Dribbles had a fantastic time with you also. We would welcome you back anytime.
Cheers again.
David D.

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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 reviewResponded 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
Thank Amelia D
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David D, Guest Relations Manager at Hacienda Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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 #120 of 383 Specialty Lodging in Ko Pha Ngan
Price Range: $11 - $44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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