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Review of Ao Nang Grand Inn Hostel

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Ao Nang Grand Inn Hostel
Ranked #189 of 298 Krabi Town B&B and Inns
Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
“Don't bother wasting your time”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2014 via mobile

We booked here months ago, and after having an issue with flight changes a week before we were due we emailed them 4 days prior letting them know of our changes in plans.
So when we arrived the following day they had given our room away, claiming they hadn't received any emails. The correct email address had been used, yet the rude receptionist refused to display the particular day that it had been sent to show it wasn't delivered.
After over an hour of discussion we were offered a small double room for four people with no extra beds, at an inflated price
She had no compassion for our situation and refused to help. As young travellers we felt very uneasy with the circumstances and they would not give any recommendations to stay at another hostel so we had to find elsewhere that night.
Stayed at SeaWorld, highly recommend it

Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2013

The Hostel isn't the best but it was probably the cheapest we found in Ao Nang. We had a private double it was clean and the people at the desk were pleasant. There is quite a nice view from a balcony on the 2nd floor.

For the price it was a good deal.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2013

a budget hotel located in the center of ao nang. The rooms are quite narrow but still comfortable. This hostel seems hidden from the outside. There is free wifi provided. Halal food is easily available around the hotel. Suitable for small budget vacations.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Capitola, California
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65 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2013

We first visted Ao Nang back in 1999. It has changed into a little Phuket it seems. On the tail end of our recent long trip, I booked us on AirAsia from Krabi to Bangkok to catch our flight back to the 2013 winter that will never end. So we figured, even knowing how Ao Nang has jumped the shark value wise, that visiting a place we stayed a few years back might be fun....error.

It is not that other places are cheaper and better nearby....but several are. But this place seems to have captured the crown for being both uncomfortable and unpleasant.

We, wishing to end our journey as complete fools, booked three nights here and then added to our foolishness by trading being hot and tired from a long journey with the ease of paying all three days upfront. After all, we knew what we were getting right.

In the first room, we discovered the fan did not work, then the tv cable was not working and finally the toilet had not water. That was AFTER the wifi crashed and the delightfully uninformed young man in charge proved all was well because his phone could get a signal even though all three of our devices would not. I found the wifi box and reset it solving the problem.

Then we found the back deck where we shared some fun memories in years past had a brand new scenic view. Piles of garbage and discarded containers fill the yard below.

So we knew we would never return but the crowning touch was delivered by the same young female manager who let us know both printers in their "internet center" did not work. We have a late afternoon flight from Krabi and we were looking to kill a bit of time before leaving.

I appeared before this person and mentioned we had stayed three nights....she immediately brighted up and asked if we wanted to stay three MORE nights. I understood her glee because the place is basically empty. But no, I only wished to put my request to check out at noon instead of eleven in the context of a longterm paying customer.

She quickly let me know that was impossible because of other bookings. It was very hot out and our minds have weakened with the heat so we did not get the ridiculousness of her logic until we got back into the room.

Room Tip: If you have to stay here, 205 was ok...209 is fine if a non working toilet is not a problem.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2013

Short and sweet...

I'm very easy going when it comes to accommodation, but this was horrible! Was looking for a basic decent hostel to meet some other backpackers. Definitely not worth the 600 Baht per night for a private! I will upload some pictures too!

1. My door was right in front of a dump yard for trash - digusting...
2. You share a bathroom with another room, but they locked it from the inside and I was not able to get in for from 10pm to the next morning 9pm after complaining to reception (their response - it's a shared bathroom, they might be using it... about 9am the next morning they realised that the other room DID actually forget to open the lock on my side so I didn't have access all night!). Ended up going to a restaurant next door..as I really needed the loo!)
3. Electric safe wasn't working. A latch was manually attached a as a solution.
4. No aircon and bedding very simple and itchy!! :S
I was shocked that the rating on hostelworld for this wasw 78 per cent. Very misleading...

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Geneva, Switzerland
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52 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2013 via mobile

For one night, ok! I would not spend more time than that in this hotel. Simple, functionnal, convienient. Don't expect more. I would not suggest this place to someone looking for a minimum of comfort. Ok for young party people.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Marsaxlokk, Malta
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2012

An ok place all over. location is ok, cleanliness is good, service is ok.price is like others in the area or maybe slightly lower. OK just describes the place.would stay again myself no problem. Breakfast is not included but there is a breakfast service just next door. Mcdonalds is in front for that after-booze snack if you know what I mean. what else?

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Ao Nang Grand Inn Hostel

Property: Ao Nang Grand Inn Hostel
Address: 235 Moo 2, Ao-Nang beach | Ao Nang, Krabi Town, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Krabi Province > Krabi Town
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #189 of 298 B&Bs / Inns in Krabi Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ao Nang Grand Inn Hostel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the spectacular Andaman Coast, Ao Nang Beach, Krabi, Thailand opposite McDonald’s , 3 mins from the beach! and 30 mins from Krabi Airport, we look forward to welcoming you for great holidays ... more   less 
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