Palio (Haad Rin) Hostel
149 Haad Rin. Mu 6., Koh Phangan, Thailand
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Palio (Haad Rin) Hostel Koh Phangan Reviews
MADNESS Dec 03, 2012
What to say about a place we had such a great time at?
The hostel itself was dirty and unkempt. The room we opted for on the website was an 8 bed dorm, when we arrived we realised this 8-bed dorm was, in fact, a 16-bed dorm. There was a doorway in between the 2 rooms that linked them with only one door for entrance to the two. There was no light in the adjoining dorm! The beds were some of the most uncomfortable beds i've ever had the misfortune of sleeping in, mine felt like a plank of wood while others felt like the mattress springs were about to protrude through the material.
The bathroom was smelly and dirty. The staff did not empty the bin or make any effort to clean the room or bathroom during the 4 days we stayed there.
The view from the bedroom window was out over the local lake/dumping ground!
On the positive side, we did have a lot of fun there. We stayed for 4 nights during the full moon party. The hostel is a great place to meet people and sometimes the uncomfortable beds and lack of hygeine didn't bother us because we were drunk so often.
Also, on 2 of the nights we stayed there we got into the Thai boxing matches free of charge, it would have otherwise costed 500 baht. This was a great attraction as the atmosphere was quite good at these matches.
I reckon if you're going there for the full moon party (you must stay a minimum of 4 nights during this time) it's ok to stay in. It's very central, located right beside the Haad Rin beach and close of plenty of overpriced restaurants and bars. If you are going to Koh Phangan for a romantic getaway, by all means necessary, DO NOT STAY HERE!
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