We read some reviews of this place beforehand and I wasn't sure I could believe it could be that good. But it really is a gem of a place, just awesome! Unfortunately I was quite ill while I was there but I couldn't think of a place I'd rather be to help sooth and recover, I should have had a massage from one of their on site masseurs. There was an issue for them with hostelworld over booking the fan room we originally booked so they gave us a free upgrade to an air-con room that they managed to have available for us when we got there with a bit of a rearrange. The staff were very friendly, I can't remember his name now but the brown haired guy was funny and seemed to be always on hand to help out. We had a great twin room in the end with two huge beds big enough for us to happily share one - we may have even been in a family room - the bathroom was massive! It was a leisurely stroll to the beach about 100 metres away and you pass two mo ped hire places along the way where you can pick one up to explore more of the island and then park on site overnight. Such great value for money, even more so when you compare it to the places just around the corner on the beach. We were there towards the end of August just gone at a time when there weren't any full moon, or half moon etc parties happening, but one of the staff did invite us to a party going on somewhere off site, I was just too ill to go along unfortunately!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set on the stunning tropical island of Koh Pha Ngan - home to Thailand's famous 'full moon party' - Shiralea is a boutique resort designed to be a backpackers paradise. Welcome to a 'flashpacking' experience. Shiralea was built by a group of travellers who wanted a haven to return to. With a focus on 'good times' we created a friendly and vibrant atmosphere which puts our guests immediately at ease. Shiralea is a place where strangers become friends, we designed the resort with a social aspect which sets us apart, our guests love how they can do exactly what they want at Shiralea- whether that be a crazy night at the bar or a quiet one watching movies. Shiralea is the ideal spot to set up for a few days you'll never forget. Located 1 minutes walk from the beautiful Haad Yao beach. Our resort has all the creature comforts you could want and we cater for all budgets - hot showers, comfortable beds, wall-mounted fan or air conditioned bungalows, an ensuite in each bungalow and your own balcony with a hammock. In addition to our 30 bungalows, we have great facilities to keep you entertained, including a restaurant that offers delicious and well priced Thai and Western meals, a great bar, free wifi, large swimming pool with Jacuzzi and poolside bar, movie lounge, a games room with pool table and a massage hut. Shiralea has everything you need to enjoy your 'flashpacking' experience, but it's the memories that our guests treasure. Lose yourself in the fine art of doing nothing or celebrate balmy nights dancing into the wee hours with new friends. Our staff always welcome our guests with open arms, so all you need to do is bring a bag of basics and a smile. We invite you to join the fun. Book your stay with Shiralea. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Shiralea Backpackers Hotel Koh Phangan