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“What all dorm style hostels should strive for” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Bodega
Ranked #7 of 396 Patong B&B and Inns
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Phoenix, Arizona
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21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“What all dorm style hostels should strive for”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2010

I recently stayed at Bodega and am happy to offer a favorable review. Here's the basics of what you might want to know.

Highlights:
-Location. It's on a quiet side street, but a quick walk to all the action. There's also a solid laundry shop down the way. Washed, pressed, folded and wrapped for 50 Baht/Kg. I wish I could get that in the states!!
-Room. A REAL western-grade twin mattress on the bed. Not some hard, futon-thin piece of garbage. Oh...and the great duvet and bath towel. Each bed has its own light and power outlet for charging your gear. They provide a good sized locker and key (200 Baht deposit, refundable at check out). The room is cleaned daily.
-Bathroom. Nice. The 8-person room has two bathrooms. Good shower - hot with solid pressure.
-The Cafe. They make great smoothies and it's a nice place to play on the wifi or listen to music at night.
-Internet. Wifi is good and there is one house computer.

Considerations:
-The 8-person room is four flights up and there is no lift.

Overall I'm impressed with what Bodega is trying and succeeding in doing. A hostel with a bit of flair...dare I say posh?

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled solo
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Luton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2010

I recently travelled to Thailand and was due to stay here for 10 days to make life easier i paid in advance directly to Robin (the manager). 4 and a half weeks before my arrival to Phuket i was informed that a space for an opperation i had been long awaiting for was available for me but it was during the time i was due to stay at the Bodega. I instantly informed Robin of this change and explained how unfortunatly i couldnt make it there and had to be back in Englang. With ample time before my arrival, Robin made sure he exclaimed how much of a big deal refunding this would be. Very insensative to the situation he told me he would need the bank details it was paid by and etc etc. I instantly gave him these details. But didnt here from him for three weeks untill i contacted him again.

Long story short, it has now been 2 months. Ive still not recieved any kind of payment, quite curious as to what he has done with my details? He has ignored everyone of my emails since and on numerous occasions when i have tried to call he hasn't answered.

I have just called via my skype directly to his mobile, and explained to him the situation, he spoke to me as if i was stupid and that i couldnt see what he was doing. He told me to take it up with hostelworld despite the fact i paid via him. When i tried to speak he would rudely and aggressivly interupt me. His last words to me were, 'look little lady i have told you nicely once, dont make me tell you again'.... The fact i am now unable to work and have no income due to my operation is irrelevant to him. All he cares about is getting the money.... DO NOT BOOK.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled solo
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Cape Town
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2010

Bodega is a fantastic place! After some pretty iffy establishments in Thailand, we were so thrilled to find Bodega that we ended up going back and staying a few times!
The rooms are clean with big and really comfy beds. The location is perfect - quick walk to the beach and Bangla Rd but on a quiet street which means you can still sleep! The bar/cafe was great and we loved just hanging out there. But the best thing about Bodega is the awesome staff!! What a great bunch of people who really made us feel welcome from the moment we checked in! Really hope to be back there soon!

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Victoria, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2010

Bodega is a great backpacker priced place just off the main drag in Patong. Super helpful staff, amazing smoothies and drinks at the cool cafe handout. Our room was a bit old fashioned, but clean and comfortable. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with friends
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Northants, England
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2010

This hostel was amazing - seriously is only a few minutes from Bangla Road, Patong Beach and the shopping centre. The dorm rooms are in great condition and cleaned daily, with lockers provided and you get loads of space, not a million bed crammed into one tiny room! But the thing that made this hostel so amazing was the staff, they really can't do enough for you, are always happy & polite and remember your name which is lovely :)
I'd recommend this place to anyone!!

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bamsmushroom
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france
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2010

if you are looking for a good place to stay, that's the one....... 5 minutes walk from patong beach, 2 3 minutes from market ......... 2 3 minutes from night club.......... depends what you are looking for.....

THE staff were very very friendly and please to help......

WIFI Internet in the room !

and not far at all from a big huge shopping mall ..........!!!!

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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London
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47 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2010

We stayed for a couple of nights - was a great way to see Patong.

Location is perfect - 5 mins from the carnage of Bangla st, but far enough away that you get a good nights sleep.

Recently taken over by british owners, who have done a great job renovating and making the bar/reception area looking very modern and trendy. - the place has a cool cafe feel to it.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Bodega

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 #7 of 396 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 
Also Known As:
Bodega Hotel Patong
Bodega Phuket/Patong

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