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Flying into Phuket late at night. Where to stay? What is our best option?

  • mchrysler

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    Hi, we will be flying from Canada to Phuket (almost 27hrs) on April 1st. We don't land until 11:30pm. Once we have gone though customs and received our luggage its going to be pretty late.

    I was wondering if anyone knew of a good hostel, that we should check into that would still be open. OR if anyone knew of a hostel/guesthouse that would do an airport transfer that early in the morning?

    what is our best plan for arrival to phuket at that time in the morning?

    #1 Posted: 5/3/2010 - 17:02

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  • ceedee1

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    try boomerang inn.

    in patong,friendly staff,rooms at around 1200bt per night,all the creature comforts ,hot water shower,fan and aircon etc.

    #2 Posted: 5/3/2010 - 20:41

  • mchrysler

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    will it be open? do they do airport transfers?

    #3 Posted: 7/3/2010 - 04:15

  • ceedee1

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    YES AND YES.

    600 baht if i remember correctly.

    http://www.boomeranginn.com/

    #4 Posted: 7/3/2010 - 06:40

  • tezza

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    "HOSTEL" in the true sense is Phuket Backpackers - spotlessly clean dorm rooms (and single/doubles if you want), in the heart of Phuket town meters from the songthaews to the beaches and other Phuket destinations.
    If you have booked via their website there should be someone at reception. They don't do airport pickups and that late - probably the only options will be taxis and limos. Normally the airport shuttle vans have finished and the AIRPORT BUS finishes about 2230.

    But if you are wanting to stay at the beach, why not head there first night?

    #5 Posted: 8/3/2010 - 17:36

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    If there are planes coming in, there will be taxis waiting for fares.

    At 95% of hotels if you make a booking and tell them you will be arriving that late, check-in at 1AM is no problem.

    #6 Posted: 8/3/2010 - 18:59

  • ceedee1

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    sorry my mistake...i thought you asked for a HOTEL not a HOSTEL.

    #7 Posted: 8/3/2010 - 20:56

  • mikethediver

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    Hi,
    When you arrive there will be taxis & airport limos & mini buses.
    The Limos & mini buses are booked IN the airport, the metered taxis are outside in the car park - you have to walk out of the airport building to find them. (At least that was how it was it 2009).

    I am sure they will all be working up until the last flight arrives.
    The question is where do you want to go?

    Pick your hotel/guest house and inform them you will be arriving late & get the METERED taxi there (plus 100 baht or so for airport tax).

    I like Kata and I would recommend Phuket gardens homes (they have a website of the same name) but you would need to tell them of your late arrival.
    You may prefer Patong or wherever.
    Late arrival is not a problem.

    #8 Posted: 10/3/2010 - 04:09

  • mikethediver

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    Hi,
    When you arrive there will be taxis & airport limos & mini buses.
    The Limos & mini buses are booked IN the airport, the metered taxis are outside in the car park - you have to walk out of the airport building to find them. (At least that was how it was it 2009).

    I am sure they will all be working up until the last flight arrives.
    The question is where do you want to go?

    Pick your hotel/guest house and inform them you will be arriving late & get the METERED taxi there (plus 100 baht or so for airport tax).

    I like Kata and I would recommend Phuket gardens homes (they have a website of the same name) but you would need to tell them of your late arrival.
    You may prefer Patong or wherever.
    Late arrival is not a problem.

    #9 Posted: 10/3/2010 - 04:10

  • mikethediver

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    Hi,
    When you arrive there will be taxis & airport limos & mini buses.
    The Limos & mini buses are booked IN the airport, the metered taxis are outside in the car park - you have to walk out of the airport building to find them. (At least that was how it was it 2009).

    I am sure they will all be working up until the last flight arrives.
    The question is where do you want to go?

    Pick your hotel/guest house and inform them you will be arriving late & get the METERED taxi there (plus 100 baht or so for airport tax).

    I like Kata and I would recommend Phuket gardens homes (they have a website of the same name) but you would need to tell them of your late arrival.
    You may prefer Patong or wherever.
    Late arrival is not a problem.

    #10 Posted: 10/3/2010 - 04:10

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  • mikethediver

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    Hi,
    When you arrive there will be taxis & airport limos & mini buses.
    The Limos & mini buses are booked IN the airport, the metered taxis are outside in the car park - you have to walk out of the airport building to find them. (At least that was how it was it 2009).

    I am sure they will all be working up until the last flight arrives.
    The question is where do you want to go?

    Pick your hotel/guest house and inform them you will be arriving late & get the METERED taxi there (plus 100 baht or so for airport tax).

    I like Kata and I would recommend Phuket gardens homes (they have a website of the same name) but you would need to tell them of your late arrival.
    You may prefer Patong or wherever.
    Late arrival is not a problem.

    #11 Posted: 10/3/2010 - 04:11

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