This hostel is extremely over priced, filthy and the staff are useless (because they are all high!)
The dorms are never cleaned, neither are the showers and toilets (some of which do not work!)
The bar serves warm, over prices drinks only, but the food is ok (limited options!)
The location is not great - it is not in haad rin.
We booked a ferry to leave the island through the staff at the hostel only to be told when we arrived at the pier that there was no booking! No one answered the phone when we tried to call so we ended up having to pay again - so basically they got more money off us! On top of the extortionate price we had to pay due to the minimum night stay over NYE!
The owner and staff do not seem to care about anything!
The only good thing about the hostel is the wifi which is only accessible in the bar area and some of the people that stay there were nice and sociable, others were clearly on drugs too.
I would advise against staying at this hostel as there is much better accommodation, closer to the centre, which is loads cheaper!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Brand new hostel located in right on the beach in Ban Tai near all the major parties including Half Moon, Shiva Moon, Black Moon, Jungle Experience and Waterfall and only 10 mins from Had Rin, home of the famous full moon party. FREE TAXI to full moon, FREE breakfast over full moon period, FREE WiFI, Tea, Coffee, Pool all other times. Echo Beach Backpackers is clean, chilled and relaxed with the most comfortable beds on the island. We offer beds from 99b a night and a comfortable relaxed cafe/bar to recover during the day and enjoy a beer playing pool and partying at night. ... more less
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