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“Dirty, lack of service, strange people”
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Bodega
Ranked #8 of 411 Patong B&B and Inns
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82 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Dirty, lack of service, strange people”
Reviewed 16 March 2011

Beds were dirty upon arrival (hair, blood stains, pubic hair, other dirt) and shower very smelly in our private room accross the street. There was no complementary water, room service NOT everyday (they only came the 3rd day) as advertised on website. On the 3rd day there was almost 12 hours NO water (incl. toilet) in all the rooms opposite the streets. Having stayed in 20+ hostels the last 3 months I can firmly say that this was the very worst. People in dorms were no backpackers but drunks.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 March 2011

Our trip in Thailand was distrastrous to say the least, but the guys at Bodega made our trip worthwhile, the staff (ram, ra, amann and all the crew) were extremely helpful and friendly and saved us on numerous times. Close to the famed bangalore road and patong beach i recommend anyone looking for a fun but also chill environment to stay here. Defintely worth it!! We felt really well looked after!

Love and miss all the guys there! :)

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with friends
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Hangzhou, China
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 February 2011

I stayed in this hostel for 4 nights, i enjoy it a lot, the staff here is really good, they found my iPhone and they give it back to me, so they are very honest, you can trust on them for any advice.
I recomend you staying in this hostel, is clean and they have a good area to chill out.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled with friends
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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
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Reviewed 3 February 2011

We started and ended our month long trip to Thailand at Bodega and i have nothing but great things to say about the place. Overall the rooms are are clean and well maintained (they could use a little refresh), but what makes the place special is the staff - fun, honest, always there to help you out and will go out of their way to accommodate you. It's a great place to meet other travelers and have some fun.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with friends
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 February 2011

Stayed here with my girlfriend and another friend around New years 2011 and really enjoyed our time here. We found all the staff to be very friendly from beginning to end and had no trouble in sorting out any problems we had, (we mentioned that the ground floor room was a bit noisy after our first night, and were given new rooms a couple of days later without any fuss, though I think even this was a one-off with some drunk coming in and mouthing off... we had no problems at all with any noise after that.)

The rooms were pretty good in the new hotel, about right for the price, (though Patong appeared to us to be very expensive in general) clean and well maintained each day. The Thai guys behind the bar in the hostel part of Bodega were great craic and very good at serving up every possible kind of cocktail and shot imaginable. Very sociable and entertaining people.

Overall we really enjoyed our stay here and would definitely recommend it to others.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 31 January 2011

Interconnecting doors should be warned about! Your neighbour locks you out the bathroom you cannot use it all night. Terrible! Staff lied to our faces about our neighbour in shared bathroom taking a shower. This was at 2am! Horrendous!

  • Stayed January 2011
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Red Deer, Canada
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Reviewed 2 January 2011

We recently spent a total of 4 nights at Bodega, split into two stays of 2 nights each. I should first mention that Bodega is split into 3 buildings, and we stayed in the hotel building that used to be the Sea House Hotel but I guess they bought it and took it over and now if you book a private room not a dorm room you stay in that building. It's a little older, but alright. There was some confusion at first check in and they thought we needed a spare bed in our room for some reason, so we actually got put in one of the bigger rooms on the 3rd floor. Our friends got a regular room which is considerably more cramped with a smaller bathroom and no balcony.
The The first time we checked in, there were two Thai guys working at reception who seemed to really know what was going on and were really helpful and friendly. The second time, one of those guys was there, but there was a girl working at the counter who had either an Aussie or South African accent and she wasn't nearly as helpful or friendly and almost refused to give us a room with a balcony again until the other guy stepped in and told her to. On a side note, the hotel/hostel seems to have two of these South African or Australian girls working there and they are not at all like the Thais that work there - they seem to have no sense of customer service and act borderline rude when they don't want to help you with stuff. We ate at the hotel restaurant one night and it took the one girl 15 minutes to get us cutlery after bringing out our food. She was much more keen to sit and socialize with other guys drinking at the bar than she was to do her job which is apparently serving at the restaurant. I'm not sure why they hotel feels it necessary to hire two such girls as there are plenty of Thai people that can provide great customer service and speak enough English to do the job and there are no shortage of local people to supply the job market.
As for the room itself, the bed is hard as a rock so definitely not the place to stay if you need to sleep on a soft bed. Wi-Fi works well but takes a long time to get connected. The rooms all have a fridge but no safe. The second room we got the fridge was broken. It also had not been cleaned after the previous person checked out and we had to ask 3 times and wait almost 2 hours for this to happen. When we got to the room the guy said he would send someone right away, and a lady came and cleaned the toilet and then left. We then asked the other housekeeping people we saw after an hour and they said "ok we clean" but then they proceeded to do other rooms first. Finally we asked a guy at reception who said "wait 10 min" but then nooone came for another 30 min so we went back downstairs and realized the guy didn't speak english so had no idea what we were asking. Not a great way to start our second stay.
The food at the restaurant is ok but limited selection. Definitely a place to hang out if you want to meet other hostel stayers. Patong Beach is nearby, nice if you like a crowded beach filled with vendors. It costs 100 THB to rent a beach chair for a day and be prepared to be asked every few min if you would like to buy something or other.
Overall, Patong Beach area is not recommended for couples, it's mostly a sex tourism destination and you mainly see guys here to hook up with Thai massage girls. But definitely an interesting experience. If you want to visit Patong Beach, I would suggest checking out other places nearby as there are no shortage of hotels in the area and I think Bodega isn't anything special at all if you just want a private air con room.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Bodega
Address: 189/3 Rat U Thit, Patong, Kathu, Phuket 83150, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Phuket > Kathu > Patong
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 411 B&Bs / Inns in Patong
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bodega is a small and intimate hotel, cafe and gallery in the heart of bustling Patong - only 5 minutes walk (honestly!) to the beach and the nightlife madness of Bangla Road, yet located in a peaceful street, ensuring a good nights rest. We offer comfortable rooms at reasonable rates and we pride ourselves on our top quality service and relaxed vibe. All rooms are immaculately clean and all are equipped with AC, Fan, safe, TV, Wi-Fi access and en suite bathrooms. For guests travelling without a laptop we have a guest computer at reception. ... more   less 
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