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Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for full moon and i absolutely loved Baan Tai! The atmosphere is amazing, the staff are incredible, and its super comfortable. I stayed in the fan dorm and it was good value for money which is what you need! Prices are good for full moon. I definately recommend this place, the staff make your stay so fun,... More 

Thank Saskia R
Bloomington, Indiana
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Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for the Half Moon party and went solo. It was super easy to meet people to hangout and the staff was so accommodating. They are happy to help and create a great vibe at the place. Good place to stay if you're solo or with friends - this is a social hostel. Lots of drinking (but no... More 

Thank annabananaiu
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Reviewed 11 August 2016

Loved my time at Baan tai backpackers, I arrived for the full moon and stayed a little longer than expected, the island had a lot more to offer than I originally thought. The staff were great at recommending places to go and originizing groups of people to go out during the day. Really loved the night life here as well... More 

Thank P8440PGjohnp
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Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Such a great little hostel! Super friendly staff who really made me feel like part of the fam. The staff encouraged us all to join them for day trips to the beach to explore the island. Lots of drinking (at very reasonable prices) - including drinking card games and beer pong - and we headed out to an island party... More 

Thank Amandajdavey
Greater London, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Brilliant place to stay, really friendly staff who create a great atmosphere. Small enough to get to know other guests and staff well but big enough that there is always someone around to chat to in the bar, walk to the beach with or head to a mega party with in the evening. Fully recommend! Cheers guys!

Thank James H
Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

DO NOT RENT A MOTORBIKE. You'll think you need one. Don't. It's a known scam, and detracted from my experience to inevitably have to pay "for the repairs", & then be told by the hostel staff that it's a known scam. Why is it offered as a service at the hostel then? Are they in on it and profit too?... More 

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kfarini, Owner at Baan Tai Backpackers, responded to this review

Hey, thanks for your comments. We’re sorry for how you feel about your experience re. renting your scooter. All guests who want to rent a scooter are asked to please look it and be careful (and not just for the costs involved in case of damage, but also for the sake of your health). You will have been told this,... More 

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Reviewed 26 July 2016

The location is pretty good, convenient and they do provide motorbike rental. You could easily explore the island, get to beautiful beaches where you could chill and recharge your energy on the daytime before heading to the parties at night. The owner treat us as friends more than a guest. We had the best party with all the guests and... More 

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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

What makes Baan Tai Backpackers stand out for me was the quality of the staff they have working here. Friendly, helpful and keen to involve you in the life of the hostel. They made the Full Moon experience one to relish. In other hostels the staff stick to their own, here the European/Australian staff and management treat you like friends.... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

The staff especially Lydia and Triston were so accommodating taking us around the island to amazing view point and beach clubs etc.This was my first stay at a hostel and was little apprehensive but turned out to be the best week of my travels. It was so comfortable and homely. Alex and the rest of the guys always made sure... More 

Thank laurenmc93
Taipei, Taiwan
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Reviewed 20 July 2016

It is one of the best hostels I have ever been to. The staff and the owners are extremely nice and they can go a long way to help you. My iPhone broke and one of the guys even offered to contact his own friend to help me to fix it. The staff are always there to help, they will... More 

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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 

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
Price Range: $17 - $127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Baan Tai Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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“room 301has a great view over the ocean”
 of 5 bubbles 566nitzap, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room 301, amazing balcony and view!”
 of 5 bubbles 166kayam, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“301 had a sick view such a good sunset when I arrived”
 of 5 bubbles P8440PGjohnp, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“rooms in front is facing beach”
 of 5 bubbles CHKhoo, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Don't even bother with the fan room as you only save a couple of dollars and the A/C is bliss with much larger rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles 823shanes, 2 Jul 2016 | Read review
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