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Seattle, Washington
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most of the negative reviews on this place are around the restaurant - I didn't eat there so no comment on that front. My friend and I rented a private room w/ 2 beds and AC for 800 baht per night. I really don't have anything negative to say - the price was pretty decent and the room was adequate.... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Terrible experience. Friend had her bag stolen and they wouldn't let her in the room to get things or money so she had to sleep on the street. I had the lesser of two evils which was to listen to a chicken outside my door for 6 hours.... terrible staff and accommodation

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Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Awful food, everything we had was disgusting. The curry was undercooked and sweet af, the fried rice was tastless. I wish we had read the reviews before we went there. It's a bit pricey as well- don't waste your money

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Dresden, Germany
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3 reviews
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We ate at the attached Restaurant. It was very empty so service was very fast. But the pizza we ordered was terrible and doesn't even deserve the name pizza. The dough tasted more like a biscuit, the tomato sauce like super sweet ketchup and the ham (supposedly Italian prosciutto) more like a white piece of fat.

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Thank steeeps
Banos, Ecuador
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Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights in the mixed dorm. Was 150baht for the night but even so was not worth the money. Have stayed in hostels for 100 baht a night which were much better than this place. Upon arrival the staff were not friendly. They quickly checked you in and ushered you to your bed. The dorm was rammed.... More 

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Thank Elise902013
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7 reviews
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Koktails cheap 140 b. But not worth it. Pizza 5/10. Stuff looks like depressing with every step they go. Boss on the side. 😅we trying different places just to have fun. Here's no luxury. We so on top there probably hotel, for travelers probably is ok but not for normal holiday

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Thank Lina R
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Reviewed 22 July 2016

I stayed at this hostel during my time on Ko Phi Phi. If you're looking for cheap, no frills accommodation then this is for you. The dorm rooms are very basic with faux-leather beds, one bed sheet, two fans and one plug point in the room of twelve beds. This is great if you intend to spend your time on... More 

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Koh Tao, Thailand
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Reviewed 12 July 2016

*Disclaimer, we did not try the thai food, it could be amazing. Went to the Rock Restaurant today to people watch. Super disappointing.Have had lots of great pasta on the island, but not at the Rock. Pomodoro spaghetti sauce was really gross. It was similar to a watery jelly or plum sauce not tomato sauce. Also paid 60 baht for... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 10 July 2016

We didn't stay at the backpackers itself, however the attached restaurant serves incredible meals that are all well priced. Great vibe, good music & excellent service. Highly recommend trying the chicken pad thai.

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Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Awesome except for the roosters that start crowing at five in the morning. Bring headphones! Nice, clean bathrooms and peaceful yet central location. Really liked the views from the upper bathroom sinks! The dorm beds were pretty awful, but the room we switched to was nice.

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Address: Moo 7, Phi Phi Don Village, Ko Phi Phi Don 81000, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Krabi Province > Ko Phi Phi Don
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“Get the dorm.”
 of 5 bubbles benf874, 22 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Avoid the pasta. Perhaps try the thai food.”
 of 5 bubbles Ashleigh1111, 12 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Higher floors have more steps, but great view. I think the private rooms are located higher.”
 of 5 bubbles a_hauge2014, 1 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Choose a private A/C room”
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 of 5 bubbles 300ani_kar, 13 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Higher floors are closer to the toilet and have good views over the Island and beach.”
 of 5 bubbles 759miriamb, 14 Nov 2014 | Read review
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