The common area of this hostel is very impressive and what you see in all the pictures on hostelworld etc. The check-in process was slow - painfully slow. The staff at reception seemed very unorganised, which we later found to be the case every time we had dealings with them (besides the female manager who was really helpful and who we spoke to on a couple of occasions when the staff decided to change our room rate). We had booked a private room, which we didn't realise was not in the same main building as the rest of he hostel, and which certainly wasn't decorated to the same standard. The corridors were very smelly and bare, a bit like an empty warehouse, which often felt a bit eerie when arriving back late at night. Despite this, the room was clean and nicely decorated, the tv worked well and the bed was comfortable. We still felt that the hostel was good value, although i should note that they upgraded us to an ac room on arrival (we assume they accidentally gave our fan room to someone else) and tried to charge us extra for the following nights. We would definitely stay here again if we were back in the area, now that we know what to expect.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just opened: Contemporary Thai / Chinese fusion boutique hostel, conveniently located in the centre of Phuket town. Great value with sophistication! Very welcome to Phuket Backpacker. We are centrally located in the bustling heart of Phuket Town. A town rich with Thai culture & history. We offer a home away from home. With our newly renovated property we offer our guests clean & comfortable accommodation set in a contemporary boutique Asian fusion style. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Phuket Backpacker Hotel Phuket
- Phuket Backpacker Phuket Town