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Baan Tai Backpackers
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Reviewed 16 May 2012

This is one of the best hostels I stayed in! Happy and helpful staff, very very clean place, we had a fridge in our room that was awesome! The location is very good and so easy to get to Haadrin beach and you are not in middle of the crazy party so you can get a little break :) And you get a free access to swimming pool, we relaxed there over the daytime and got some sun:)
Scott the owner is awesome, so helpful and friendly! We would definitely go there again and again :D
Thank you Baan Tai Backpackers team for everything, we had the time of our life see you soon!!

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
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BaanTaiBackpackers, Manager at Baan Tai Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2012

thanks so much, be sure to let me know when your phone arrives in australia = )

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Reviewed 15 May 2012 via mobile

Great place to stay if you want to have a great time and meet nice people. We stayed here during the halfmoon party and Songkran festival. Scott, the owner, made us feel so welcome. He arranged nice things to do together, so we got to meet wunderfull people in the hostel. You can rent a moped down the road for under 200 baht and go anywhere you want, the hostel is in a central place on the island. We would definately stay here again. Scott keep up the good work and thanks for that unforgettable time!!

  • Stayed: April 2012
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Thank Rymke
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BaanTaiBackpackers, Manager at Baan Tai Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2012

thanks so much for the great review, hope you 2 are still traveling around the world = )

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Reviewed 7 May 2012 via mobile

If you're heading to Koh Phangan and need a place to stay and are looking for the best hospitality, look no further!!! Baan Tai Backpackers will take care of you like nobody else and that is a promise:) The owner Scott could not be a better guy and the atmosphere in the hostel is like no other!! I WILL be coming back here no doubt about it! Rooms are awesome, location is awesome, there is actually only one word to describe this place and that is awesome!!!!!! I would highly advise checking into this place if you're up for having the best time on Koh Phangan! Like I say look no further, this is it!!!!!!!

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

cheers mate, was a great time having you and the boys here, tho my head and liver could use a rest, have to do it again soon bro

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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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Thank jjbackpacker
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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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Thank Kav1986
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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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Additional Information about Baan Tai Backpackers

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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 384 Speciality Lodging in Ko Pha Ngan
Price Range: £12 - £56 (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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