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Baan Tai Backpackers
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Reviewed 21 April 2012

after a few months of traveling around I was glad my girlfriend an I stayed here for half moon party, spotless rooms, a/c!! free wifi, our first day we didn't leave the room, staff were really helpful with info about the island and Koh Tao, was nice to use the resort pool and not having to stay there (loud music), was just great, booked in for four days and stayed for 6

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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BaanTaiBackpackers, Manager at Baan Tai Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2012

Cheers Jay for the great review, glad you and your lady enjoyed your stay with us, safe travels

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Reviewed 19 April 2012

Stayed here last December and it is a very nice sociable hostel to stay in, I was travelling on my own and ended up making heaps of new friends who I still see today. Great service, nice and clean and good value for money.

  • Stayed: December 2011
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BaanTaiBackpackers, Manager at Baan Tai Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2012

Cheers Kavita, great to hear you and the girls are still get into trouble together

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Reviewed 17 April 2012

got to say it is what it is no thrills backpackers we were misled by some photos of a swimming pool plus gym they are not part of the backpackers they belong to a resort called hacienda resort formally known as weangthai resort which happens to be almost at the bottom of the tripadviser list
i would have marked this place higher if not for being mislead by the facility's

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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BaanTaiBackpackers, Manager at Baan Tai Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2012

hi Cathy, very sorry to hear that you felt your stay was poor, if you had read our facility descriptions on either our website, hostelworld or hostelbookers you would see that we never claim to have our own pool or outdoor gym, we state from the beginning that guests have free access to our friends (landlords) resort located just behind us on the beach, as I've only been open for a few months and don't have the money to build these facilities for my guests and I feel that having access for FREE for all guests is a good compromise, sorry that you disagree with this, my focus on start up over these first few months has been to ensure my building is very clean, comfortable and safe for all travelers, as you are the first negative review and your only issues seem to be with the hacienda resort I feel that I am achieving these goals and keeping the majority of my guests happy, however I suggest in the future that you read property descriptions fully so that you will not be disappointed at other hostels/hotels in the future
kindest regards
Scott

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Reviewed 29 March 2012

Stayed here for a few nights over the full moon party and it was great. The staff were very helpful in everything and the place was always so clean. Would totally recommend staying here to anyone who is in the area. Will be back without a doubt!!!

  • Stayed: February 2012
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BaanTaiBackpackers, Manager at Baan Tai Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2012

thanks so much for the great review, very happy you enjoyed your stay with us

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Reviewed 13 March 2012

Myself and my friends had a great stay at Baan Tai backpackers, the location was perfect for the half moon party and is just ten minutes from Haad Rin where the full moon party is held. The hostel was really clean and spacious even at full capacity. Towels were provided for free when we arrived which was great and we also got to use the pool at the resort next door, which was an added bonus you wouldnt expect for the price your paying!!! It has a great atmosphere and is a great place to meet new people. Scott was very helpful throughout our stay and even organised games to get everyone together in the evenings. I would definately stay here again and would recommend it to anyone!!

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Deirdre C
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BaanTaiBackpackers, Manager at Baan Tai Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2012

cheers, glad you had such a great time on Koh Phangan

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Reviewed 6 March 2012

Like the title says: Hotel standards at hostel prices!? We were shocked at the level of service and the accommodation, for the price they charge. It's a dream come true to seasoned travellers. Saving the funds, and still have a little luxury. That doesn't happen often. We will definitely be coming back and staying here again. Clean, modern and super friendly staff. This place deserves 5stars without a doubt. I can't fault the place, and I tried. lol

  • Stayed: March 2012
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BaanTaiBackpackers, Manager at Baan Tai Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2012

cheers dude, glad you enjoyed you time on the island, will be over on Koh Tao to catch you in Moov = )

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Reviewed 4 March 2012

I stayed here for a few days and was very happy with the the cleanliness of the rooms and all the amenities for a very decent price. The best part of my stay was meeting Scott, a nice Canadian guy that made me feel very welcome. The location is central for going either way, towards Thongsala, or to Haad Rin. I think it is a much better option to stay in this area rather than on Haad Rin, because it is quiet and you can actually get some sleep. The Wifi worked great in the rooms, there was a TV, minifridge,and Air con in the private rooms. I did not see the dorm rooms, but I know at least they are all air conditioned. It is also very close to the Halfmoon party as well. I would recommend staying here and renting a motorbike to get around the island. Or there are tons of taxis that usually cost 100 Baht each if you have several people in the truck already to make it cheaper. This is a very new backpackers so give it a try and I bet you will be happy with your choice!

Room Tip: I thought the private rooms were nice, I rented it alone and it was about $25usd, but if you had som...
  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled solo
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BaanTaiBackpackers, Manager at Baan Tai Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 21 March 2012

thanks so much Melina, your review puts us up to number, thank you so much for the support, hopefully we can keep our top spot for a while = )

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Address: 61/3 Moo 1, Ban Tai Road | Ban Tai, Ko Pha Ngan 84280, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Pha Ngan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
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Ranked #4 of 379 Speciality Lodging in Ko Pha Ngan
Price Range: £10 - £44 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Baan Tai Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
One of Koh Phangan's best-loved Western-run hostels for backpackers! Come stay with us, chill out with us and party long into the night with us, all while being sure you'll get an excellent night's sleep in one of our bright, spacious & whistle-clean dorm or private rooms. We're a small hostel (only room for 42!), so getting to know people is guaranteed. In fact, our friendly, sociable environment is one of the things we're most proud of. We really care about your time spent with us, and will treat you like family! ....We're situated in Baan Tai, which is exactly the area you want to stay in for all the island's famous jungle parties, including Half Moon Festival, Maya, Jungle Expererience, Sramanora Waterfall Party and Shiva Moon. We're also within walking distance to Black Moon, Baan Sabai and Loi Lay floating bar party which is on every Sunday night and hosts some of the best DJs worldwide. We're a 15 minute drive to Haad Rin for Full Moon. Baan Tai is also smack bang in the middle of Haad Rin and Thong Sala - the island's main town and pier, so we're a really great base to explore the rest of the island from. You can rent mopeds from us, and we'll give you all our hot tips! ... more   less 
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