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What we say: 3.5 stars

One of the first hostels in Phuket Town, Phuket Backpacker still dominates the budget scene. This European-style hostel has dorm and private rooms, all of which have free WiFi and use of computers, book exchange, a big screen TV and plenty of movies. The dorm rooms are fan or air-con, mixed or female-only, and share spotless bathrooms. The bunk beds are shoved close together leaving little privacy, and lockers are available to store your stuff. Dorms are the way to go as the private rooms are well over-priced. Privates are scattered between the Backpacker and the former Wasana Guesthouse, which is behind a restaurant in a very dark building that had pretty patchy WiFi coverage when we stayed. All guests can use the kitchen (and also partake in a free cooking class) and relax in the nice back garden. If you are looking to meet like-minded travellers and don’t mind sacrificing your privacy, book a dorm. If you want a private room but want to make some friends — book into the nearby Chinotel and make your way to the Backpacker for a drink.

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167 Ranong Rd, Phuket Town.  T: (076) 256 680 F: (076) 256 682  
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What we were quoted

Type of room Low season High season Notes
Dorm Fan 200 baht 250 baht
Dorm air-con 250 baht 350 baht
Dbl fan private b'room 700 baht 800 baht
Dbl air-con private b'room 800 baht 900 baht

Added to Travelfish on: 27th July, 2006
Last visited or updated on: 17th September, 2013

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167 Ranong Rd, Phuket Town. 
T: (076) 256 680 F: (076) 256 682

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