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“The nicest hostel I've stayed in”
Review of Fin Hostel Phuket

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Fin Hostel Phuket
Ranked #6 of 121 Speciality Lodging in Karon
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Reviewed 2 July 2014

This hostel is in the perfect location for anyone wanting to chill by the beach in low season or party away in high season. It is 2 minutes walk form Kata beach which is gorgeous and I have had the most relaxing chilled time there, and is close to all the bars and clubs of north Kata and south Karon. The hostel itself is very modern and clean and has a great common area with a tv and loads of movies and books to borrow and watch for free. The common area also has a kitchen so you can cook anything you want, but you wouldn't need to because there are so many bars and restaurants less than a 5 minutes walk away that serve anything from thai cuisine to european food.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank George B
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Reviewed 24 June 2014 via mobile

Everything is very modern and perfect working condition. Loved my stay there!!! If you wanna stay in kata beach there is no other place to go. Centrally located and quick and easy transport to other places.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
Thank Corne K
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Reviewed 16 June 2014 via mobile

Awesome double room, really clean and welcoming (girlfriend loved the fairy lights!!). The whole place is pretty cool, good communal area with kitchen and cinema/tv area. Almost a 5 star place, but there were a few issues. Firstly, and probably not the fault of the hostel, went to use the toastie maker and it hadn't been cleaned for what looked like days. It had attracted a horde of ants which were all over the kitchen area. Secondly, tap in our ensuite churned out a bit of brown/yellow water every time we turned it on. Finally, we extended our stay by two days, agreeing to pay the balance on check-out, only to have a knock at the door at 22:50 the night of leaving with the receptionist (headphones in ears attached into phone) asking for us to pay now. A) I'm already in bed trying to sleep b) trust me I'm not going to do a runner. Oh well.
On the whole though a really nice place, but probably best as just a stopover as there's not a lot to do nearby.
Oh and don't be suckered into the place having a pool...it's more of an extended bathtub on the roof with views over the sewage works.

  • Stayed: June 2014
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

I stayed here in a private room for three nights and had a great experience. Friendly staff, nice, new and clean facilities, and great location near the Kata Beach. Expect some noise as this is a hostel where people might watch movies and hangout until late night but no complaints given the amazing price for this place.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
Thank JasonSKK
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Reviewed 16 May 2014 via mobile

The combination of this hostel and kata beach make phuket an amazing place instead of a yucky tourist trap. I have never stayed a hostel with such a warm friendly vibe. The amenities and many cool communal areas make this a fun place to make friends and chill out. The owner and staff stay in the hostel, making sure that everything runs smoothly and travelers enjoy their stay. Love the place - do not miss it!

  • Stayed: April 2014
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Thank Lyndsay N
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

I stayed here in the private room on the rooftop with a pool for 2 nights, for the price of a dorm in some dingy places!

The hostel is very modern (6 months old as of April 14) with a very chilled and friendly vibe.

It is located very close to the beautiful Kata yai beach on a new complex next to a nightclub, coffee shop and various eateries.

It was perfect, and Norman/Rich the owner/manager are awesome and integrate well with guests.

We had drinks on the rooftop and in the lounge over a movie before heading out for drinks together. A real family feel and I look forward to visiting the Cambodia hostel when it is finished!

There is a kitchen to make meals, very modern showers and secure comfortable rooms.

Always spotless too!! - spot on!!

Room Tip: Rooftop double room, it's like having a private pool!
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank DeanMcReviewer1
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

Great hostel. Ticked all the boxes for me. Small dorm (4), female only, clean, good wifi, close to the beach. Clean bathrooms with lovely shower / toilet cubicles. If there was a negative, my room was next to the communal area and it was a little noisy sometimes, especially if people were watching a film on their big screen (another cool perk if you like that sort of thing). Also, not much space for luggage - lockers provided and space under beds but both too small for my 60l back-pack. But overall a really good hostel.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
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Additional Information about Fin Hostel Phuket

Address: 100/20 Kata Road, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Phuket > Karon
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 121 Speciality Lodging in Karon
Price Range: £10 - £51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Fin Hostel Phuket 2*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fin Hostel Phuket @ Kata Beach• Dorm mixed in comfort modern surfer style • 5 mins walk to Kata Beach • Locate at Kata Night Plaza...just up stair of Coffee Club ... more   less 
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