HOSTELS are a hot trend these days as more backpackers travel to South-East Asia thanks to affordable rates (especially for the dorm rooms), great locations and good service with complete basic utilities, perfect for everyone, no matter if you are a solo traveler or a big group of friends. Here are some Phuket hostels you should consider when visiting the island!
Hao in Thai means “yawn”, which gives you a clear idea about this property, the place to sleep. The completely white beddings, wall and decor are the concept of the hotel showcasing hygienic standard at its finest and gives a comfortable feeling to sleep tight. Basic utilities are provided in all rooms, which start from 250 baht for a mixed gender dorm room with air-con, common living area and a little cafe and bar. HAO Hostel is located in the old part of Phuket town on Phang Nga Road (nearby Phuket bus terminal 1). Visit http://www.haohostelphuket.com for more info.
Bed Hostel Phuket
Seems like hostels in Phuket love to name their place to the point and Bed is one of those. Located on Phang Nga Road, nearby Phuket Bus Terminal, Bed is a newly refurbished minimalistic/industrial style hostel with a starting price at 250 baht (a fan shared room with 2-story beds). The clean room with friendly service comes with basic utilities including a private bathroom, water heater, personal locker, high-speed internet and hairdryer. Visit http://www.bedhostelphuket.com for more info.
An interesting design from the exterior all the way to the interior; cubic shapes are the concept of Quadromania, which call themselves a service apartment that also provides daily rooms. The minimalistic private rooms built with great materials starts from 600 baht with all amenities and is located on Maeluan Road in Phuket town, nearby Rang Hill. For more info, visit http://www.pedxped.com
Lub D Phuket Hostel
Lub D means sleep well in Thai which is what the hostel aims to give to you. The comfortable and clean rooms start from 650 baht a night for a well-decorated dorm room offering the best sleeping experience for that budget. The Pantone of white, blue and a little bit of yellow reminds you about the hostel’s beach location of Patong. Lub D is a huge hostel with 187 rooms and offers a full range of activities including a big swimming pool, a wide living area, a boxing gym, a coworking space and restaurant with high-speed internet in every corner. Visit www.lubd.com/patong/ for more info.
An industrial style hostel located 5 minutes’ walk from the beautiful Karon beach, it is a comfortable accommodation in cool and tough style. The in-room facilities include television, a cubic refrigerator, towels, a sofa, toiletries and a private bathroom with water heater. Just walking downstairs, you will be welcomed by a long row of restaurants and bars that keep the street lively all day and night. The room rate starts at 800 baht a night.
By Nattha Thepbamrung