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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed for 4 nights in a double room. Due to the bad monsoon weather we had to stay longer! Otherwise would have only stayed two night. The room on arrival was ok, the bed sheets were not clean however we asked and the room was cleaned. The room was located near banana bar therefore lots of noise (music). We tried...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

We went in this restaurant with my brother and my cousin, cause it looks like good at the beginning. We order tomatoes in starter, very disgusting, white tomatoes without taste. Then i take with my brother a Pizza ! (200 BTH). After 1hour waiting, the pizza is coming, and I was surprised. I though that is was a frozen one,...

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Heidelberg, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Of i could give this hostel no point i would do so .Waited 30 min to get a room After the old guest checked out.( unfriendliest staff ever. Especially the owner!) while I had a look on the room, he selled the room to a nother person who just came along. the room was the dirtiest ive Ever seen in...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of the better backpacker places i've been to in Thailand considering the price compared to most other places on Phi Phi. Staff are both friendly and professional and the restaurant serves decent food as well. Also toilets and showers were well taken care of during my entire stay. Overall the only real downside was that the stairs...

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Thank Olof B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is cheap and well localized, but the dorms are really hot and lousy. The staff always seems to be in a bad mood and the beds are not very comfortable. If you are in Phi Phi you will probably not stay much in the room but it's better to get a place with AC.

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Thank Raphael M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here for one night in Dec 2016. I charged my mobile in the morning before I left - I had to turn the outside lights on to charge my phone. I dont think the owner spoke much English so we mainly communicated through physical actions and gestures. From what I gathered he didn't much care for me leaving...

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Thank Innis S
Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose The Rock for an impromptu lunch, largely due to its elevated location providing some breeze on a sweltering day. The food was a bit mediocre (my Pai Lai dish being rather mushy), my plate was chipped and my fork bent. Our Margaritas seemed to have no alcohol in them until we complained. Not a great experience!

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Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Located right in the middle of town, this hostel is within walking distance of all the local bars and restraints. Wifi hardly works and rooms are very basic and lacks adequate facilities as their is lots of people who stay there, showers are cool and don't get hot. Non-English speaking making it hard to communicate but if you're looking for...

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Thank Daniel S
London
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Went for lunch as the location is nice. Food was below average. Service was appalling. Super slow and the waiter was extremely rude. No smile, no please or thank you. We ordered a bottle of water for 3 and he didn't bring glasses. When we asked for glasses he rolled his eyes. There's hundreds of better places to go!

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Most of the negative reviews on this place are around the restaurant - I didn't eat there so no comment on that front. My friend and I rented a private room w/ 2 beds and AC for 800 baht per night. I really don't have anything negative to say - the price was pretty decent and the room was adequate....

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Address: Moo 7, Phi Phi Don Village, Ko Phi Phi Don 81000, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Krabi Province > Ko Phi Phi Don
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“Get the dorm.”
 of 5 bubbles benf874, 22 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Avoid the pasta. Perhaps try the thai food.”
 of 5 bubbles Ashleigh1111, 12 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Higher floors have more steps, but great view. I think the private rooms are located higher.”
 of 5 bubbles a_hauge2014, 1 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Choose a private A/C room”
  • Messy room
 of 5 bubbles 300ani_kar, 13 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Higher floors are closer to the toilet and have good views over the Island and beach.”
 of 5 bubbles 759miriamb, 14 Nov 2014 | Read review
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