Although some types of accommodation here in Phuket may slightly be feeling the effects of the economy crisis, and we do mean slightly, there is one accommodation type that is not feeling the effects and are actually seeing an increase in popularity and they are hostels.
Everybody has their own thoughts on what they believe is a hostel. Many imagine long dark corridors and rooms with full of bunk beds. However, Phuket is now seeing a number of newer, trendier hostels, making budget travel once again a pleasurable experience and these hostels often rival boutique hotels when it comes to facilities and location. Many hostels offer private rooms, en-suites bathrooms, free internet, bars and restaurants and a unique social experience which cannot be matched by hotels.
It is always most people’s belief that these hostels are just for the young gap year backpackers. However, this is definitely not the case with a growing number of families and businessmen and women checking in. Older holiday-makers also stay in hostels because they great city locations, at a fraction of the price of a hotel.
Let’s have a look at some of the most popular in and around Phuket’s increasingly popular tourist area, Phuket Town.
Sleep Sheep Hostel
A chic and trendy hostel, which offers snug and friendly accommodation. 9 private double or triple rooms and 4 dormitories, all decorated in a modern boutique style. The private rooms feature a private bathroom and the dorms have either a shared bathroom or en-suite. Each accommodation offers card access & air-con and complimentary toiletries, breakfast, drinking water and Wi-FI.
Address: 243/245 Talang Road, Taladyai, Muang, Phuket 83000
Tel: +66 (0) 76 216 464
Offers only three rooms, which are simple in design but feature all creature comforts. Each has a bathroom with shower; king sized bed, cable TV, Wi-Fi, fresh towels and bed linen. Phuket346 has 3 components: guesthouse, a café and an art gallery showcasing interesting Thai & Asian contemporary art.
Address: 15 Soi Rommanee, Talang Road, Taladyai, Muang, Phuket 83000
Tel/Fax: +66 (0) 76 258 108
Mob: +66 (0) 86 740 2320
Offers air-conditioned rooms with private bathrooms; it provides free Wi-Fi throughout the property.
Fitted with wooden furnishings, the rooms have a cable flat-screen TV and refrigerator.
Address: 7 Deebuk Rd, Taladyai, Muang, Phuket 83000
Tel: +66 (0) 76 211 779
Mob: +66 (0) 86 612 8866 or +66 (0) 81 893 4005
Thalang Guest House
A well-maintained Sino-Portuguese shop house with 12 standard rooms, with double or twin bed, each room has air-conditioning, cable-TV (True), free Wi-Fi and a private bathroom with hot/cold shower.
Address: 37 Talang Road, Muang, Phuket 83000
Tel: +66 (0) 76 214 225
Fax: 66-76 215892
Lub sbuy Guest House
The newly opened guest house offers 19 which are all newly built and very clean. There are standard air-conditioned rooms, standard fan rooms and dorm fan room. And you can choose mix dorm or female dorm. They also provide all facilities including private bathroom with hot water shower and shared bathrooms.
Address: 183/79-80 Phang-nga Road, Sakdidej Rd, Taladyai, Muang, Phuket 83000
Tel: +66 (0) 76 232 210 or +66 (0) 76 233 180
Fax: +66 (0) 76 23 3180
Offers 6 super clean and colourful dorm types varying in size from 4 to 10 beds. All dorms feature thoughtful amenities to ensure an unparalleled sense of comfort. Guests can enjoy on-site features like airport transfer, free Wi-Fi, laundry/dry cleaning service, tours and restaurant.
Address: 100-395 Srisuchart Grand Ville, Phuket Town, Phuket, Thailand 83000
Tel: +66 (0) 76 261 562
Blu Monkey Hostel
Blu Monkey offers 35 rooms; it contains all the amenities and services you would expect. Guests will find Wi-Fi internet, shower, balcony/terrace in each room, air-conditioning, Cable TV, hot water shower, towels, complimentary toiletries and drinking water.
Address: 113/3 Hongyok Utit Rd, Taladyai, Muang, Phuket 8300
Tel: +66 (0) 76 212 433
Mobile: +66 (0) 84 689 2755
Phuket43 Guest House
9 individually decorated rooms to suit your preference, featuring blackout drapes/curtains, city views, desk, kitchenettes, private bathroom with hot water shower and bidets, free Wi-Fi internet and complimentary breakfast.
Address: 43 Talang Road, Muang, Phuket 83000
Tel: +66 (0) 76 258 127
Mob: +66 (0) 83 280 0407 or +66 (0) 81 614 2401
This one is cheapest hostel in Phuket Old Town and is simple, friendly and clean. The backpacker dormitory at Lard Yai has beds at very low prices which includes include breakfast and Wi-Fi internet.
Address: 9, Thalang Road, Tambol, Taladyai, Phuket 83000
Tel: +66 (0) 76 255 199
This new property in heart of Phuket’s Kamala district offers three types of accommodation for either long or short term rent, each of which is clean, light and secure.
Baan Kamala’s 3 accommodation types are split between 2 bulidings. There is a building to the rear of Baan Kamala which houses an exclusive rooftop suite, which is a 1 bedroom suite with full utilities and spacious terrace area. This building also boasts 16 spacious rooms, each with its own shower and toilet, air-con, cable TV and refrigerator. For budget travellers, the main building offers 5 domitories, each able to sleep 6 people and each dormitory has its own toilet/shower room.
Address: 74/44 Moo 3 Baan Kamala, Kamala Beach, Phuket 83150
Tel: +66 (0) 76 279 053