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Shiralea Backpackers Resort
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Annecy, France
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12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Amazing place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2013

I have spent 4 days at shiralea, it's an amazing place with amazing people. The best place at Koh Phangan. The bungalows are simple but very clean. The beach is very close. The staff is very helpfull and friendly. There are good animations the night at the bar. It's really a nice place

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2013

Only 'transit' for one night in Koh Phangan to get the feeling of the island, but definitely I stayed in the right place and will be back for the same. From the pier, just take the local taxi (Songtaew) and share the cost with others for 150-baht (USD 5). Took about 25-minutes because the taxi also have to swing around and drop others on the way. When I checked-in at Shiralea, the man in charge is also the receptionist/ bar tender/ public relation officer/ event organizer; with the only rule apply on this place is: don't skinny dip alone :)
With USD 15/night you get your own bungalow with basic bed, fan, shower and hammock! The best place is definitely the bar. Friendly people, delicious food both western and Thai, cocktails and wi-fi. Forget about what's going on in the world --- just have a good time while you are in Phangan.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2013

Shiralea is the perfect place to stay when visiting Koh Phangan. Firstly the place is like a lovely little hilly village lined with really pretty bungalows which overlook a good sized clean swimming pool which is lit up at night. The bar is the epicentre of the resort and is where you will find the best team of staff on the island. They will instantly make you feel like part of the family and are endlessly helping out and making sure you are having the best of times. Everywhere around the resort (bar, communal areas, rooms, toilets) is always really clean and nicely set out. There are boards telling you what is going on party and activity wise and a nice array of travel books and literature in case you feel like having a bit of a read. The place is just awesome, I can't tell you enough. I met Josh, Lyall, Nat and Seb back in September and then this time round I met the rest of the Shiralea family and really really enjoy their company! Such good people. Seb the owner is a legend - he has managed to create the perfect paradise. A real home away from home. Thanks guys!!

  • Stayed December 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2013 via mobile

Amazing place to stay! Top staff, top resort & great vibe!
Nice bungalows close to the beach with a nice pool in the resort.
They have party games at the bar(beerpong,...)
You wont regret staying at this place!!!

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2013

This is by far the best hostel i have ever stayed in hands down. The staff are amazing, so friendly and outgoing.
There are always events going on and the staff provide easy acess to the island activities. Aside from the fact there is no wifi in the rooms only at the lounge area i dont have a complaint about this place, but lets be honest! You shouldn"t be on your phone the whole time anyways, its a vacation.
I would go again. And if i moved to thailand i would work there.
Chad~

  • Stayed December 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2013 via mobile

This place is super nice, fun and great value. Staff are friendly, helpful and native english speakers, the location is a little out of the way but that meant the beach was quiet. A really friendly feel to everything. The only downside I would mention is that the wireless connection is extremely temperamental and patchy. This didn't really bother me but I had to do a Skype job interview earlier in my travels so at other times have relied on a good internet connection so this may be worth nothing for anyone in the same position. That said you'd probably be better off going to an actual Internet cafe anyway.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2013

Its far away from had rin but does not matter at all, close to a nice beach they do transport to the parties, cheap, tab system is good. Best bungalows I've stayed in nice pool great bar and the staff are legends

  • Stayed October 2013
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Additional Information about Shiralea Backpackers Resort

Property: Shiralea Backpackers Resort
Address: 58/18 Moo 8, Haad Yao, Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
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Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Pha Ngan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 355 Speciality Lodging in Ko Pha Ngan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Shiralea Backpackers Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 40
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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