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About Ko Pha Ngan
Ko Pha Ngan is a beautiful tropical island in the Gulf of Thailand, in between Koh Samui and Ko Tao (in both location and size). About 30 minutes by boat from Koh Samui, it is less developed than its big sister but has grown to be a popular backpacking destination over the past few years with several Ko Pha Ngan hostels now open for business.
Best known for its monthly full-moon parties when thousands of people flock to the south-west tip of the island to dance on the beach until the sun rises, Koh Pha Ngan has created a reputation as the "party" island of Thailand, with numerous other Half Moon, Black Moon, Shiva Moon parties, and any other possible excuse for a party you can think of. There's a major party at least twice a week, and Haad Rin, the main tourist center, is pumping every night no matter what.
Haad Rin is the main destination for those in search of some hedonism, and there are plenty of accommodation options for those on a budget. Note that prices here are more expensive than in some areas of Thailand, and you'll find spending a little more can mean a huge leap in quality. The cheapest rooms are often of an appalling standard, which goes unchecked due to the number of people looking for rooms over Full Moon. The other, quieter areas of the island offer better budget accommodation away from the madness, and taxi journeys are fixed price at all times so you can work out which option is more economical for you if you're heading to the party.
Finding an available hostel in Koh Pha Ngan during most of the month is relatively easy. However, on the days leading up to and following the full moon, every room on the island will be booked up (the nicer ones months in advance), so be prepared. Prices are hiked up (sometimes doubled), minimum stays apply at most hotels and hostels, and sometimes you're even obliged to pay for dinner on the night of the party. But it's worth it.
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Utopia Resort Koh Phangan
"… Double: 2 Twin: 2 Garden Thai Style Total: 3 Double: 3 Twin: 0 Standard Room Total: 5 Double: 4 Twin: 1 * Dormitory Room (Shared Bed) Excluded Transportation from the pier, The Hotel asking for minimum 3 nights of booking During Full Moon Period Each Room Included: American Breakfast every morning, Ceiling Fan, Air Conditioning, Hot and Cool water, Minibar, TV-DVD Player, UBC Cable and...
"Best. Hostel. Ever. - All of their staff are great which makes the stay so special here. Not a place to stay in and read but it's not so crazy you can't sleep at night. (No partying in the rooms) which makes it a perfect mix. Take the mango tour it's a great way to make friends and see the island. Thanks for a great stay guys and girls. Made some great friends here." … "Great place!!! - I have stayed in countless hostels on Koh Phangan...
Dancing Elephant hostel
Haad Rin Village
"You get what you sign up for - As I showered under strobe lights while staying at The Dancing Elephant, I knew there was only one way I could review the hostel -- you get what you sign up for. The staff is very nice and helpful, and the hostel is as it promises, a good center point for party life on the island. On New Years Eve night, the owners cooked an incredible dinner for us. The condition of the hostel is pretty rough. The beds are...
Haad Rin Village
"Worst hostel. - Worst hostel I've ever stayed in. The beds were all together so it's just one big bed, the shower was poor, the people running the place were rude and always turned the a/c off in the middle of the night and wake up sweating. Do not stay. Ripped off to paid $1200 baht per night." … "… such as guitars, Bongo drums and didgeridoos are available for jamming or just practice. If you want to make something happen...
"Pros and cons - not sure why, but my room smelled like someone died in there (maybe someone did). it was overpriced, the drinks werent that cheap and they blasted music until 830 am on full moon which I actually didn't mind because I was partying my face off, but still it would've been nice if they didn't throw afterparties here. in spite of all this, the guys running the place are extremely nice and very chill. even let me get away with only...
Jaya Hostel & Guesthouse
"Jaya Dormitory area center of Had Rin. Surrounded by Shop, Restaurant, Spa ,Gym, Salon Only 2 minutes walk to the FULL MOON PARTY or Sunrise beach and 2 minutes walk to Had Rin pier or sunset beach. Services Offered Our place include Restaurant, Tour Agency (special price only guest), Spa (Massage, Massage school) Cooking classes, Free Pool table, Free WiFi. Amenities Free Internet Access by WiFi Free Safety deposit box Free Parking,...
The Zoo Bar & Hostel
"… Hostel provides 8 bed fan mixed dorm, 2 person fan room, 3 person aircon room with 2 bathrooms.All have sercurity lockers and 24hr sercurity. We also rent moterbikes and give advise and helpful tips of places to vist on the island. Please note: If you book and don't show up your credit card will be charged for 1 night per/person 48 hours notice is required for cancellations Minimum stay of...
"… all day breakfasts, regular BBQ's and happy hour from 8-9 pm every night. Air conditioned, en-suite dorm rooms (sleep 4) with custom made bunks. Include extra headroom, inbuilt lighting, personal charging points and safety deposit box. Twin, triple and family rooms offer en-suite bathroom (with hot shower), built in storage and private balcony with outdoor furniture. Family suite has super soft, imported king size bed and custom...
"… are many parties on the street of Phangan Hostel, so it might be a bit more lively. Many shops, restaurants, bars and spas around us. The full moon beach is only 2 min walking from Phangan Hostel. Parties every night guaranteed! FREE WI-FI! We have 3 different rooms with 39 beds, showers and toilets. We provide safety boxes to our customers. We also have a big internet cafe in the dormitory. - Pre-payment 50% of the...
"… Lazyhouse shows the latest movies on 2 huge projectors and has loads of sofa's to chill out on while you eat yourself back to health after a big night down at the beach. The Outback bar/restaurant has been running for more than 18 years and is Haad Rin's best and most beautiful bar. Here you can watch all sporting events live on 2 huge projectors and 9 TV's. We have an extensive cocktail menu and serve the cheapest buckets in town...
The Party Hostel
"… dormitory. The hostel is literally 10 meters from the Full Moon beach and 10 meters from the world famous drop in night club. So if you want to party all night and sleep all day then book now!!! -Your CVV code is needed , and please send us by email once you made the reservation online. Your card will be charged for Full Balance once the booking was made online. But it is refundable if you need to cancel the booking 7 days...
Beach Resort Hacienda
"… still close to the beach. Centrally positioned between all of the best parties, we are about 15 minutes by taxi to the world famous Full Moon Party and less than ten minutes to all the other major parties (Half Moon, Black Moon, Jungle Experience). Anyone staying at Hacienda Backpackers has full use of all the facilities at Hacienda Resort & Beach Club. The resort is only about a two minute walk away. Here customers have access...
Shiralea Backpackers Resort
"… areas where guests can relax and easily share travel tales, hints and help. We can organise day trips to AngThong Marine reserve, Thai cooking classes, Diving with Sail Rock Dive school, onward travel. Other questions? ask or knowledge able staff. We have thirty Bungalows that cater for all tastes and budgets. Bamboo Village, has fan assisted cooling with twin or double beds. Coconut Heights & Palm Leaf Valley provide 2 Double...
Bottle Beach 1 Resort
"… the bay. Our resort is situated right in the middle of the beach and backs up to a natural forrest & scenic mountains. We offer value accomodation, friendly service and our restaurant offers a fine selection of western & Thai food. You'll find everything you need & more... Float Yourself to Paradise, Bottle Beach 1 Resort If cancelled up to Cancellation Policy 21 days before date of arrvial , no fee will be...
Baan Tai - Backpackers
"… NOTE: All bookings over full moon (any month) and peak season (December - March) will require a room deposit made to us via paypal equal to your first two nights' stay. We will email you once your booking comes through with our paypal details. Deposits to us must be received two weeks before your arrival at the latest (or within 48 hours in the case of last minute bookings), and will be deducted from your final balance owing to us...
"… to see you soon!! Check in: 2 pm till late Check out: 12 pm Minimum stay: 5 nights for full moon week Payments terms: 50% prepayment* for full moon week and the balance due on arrival * On receiving your booking through HOSTELBOOKERS we will send you an e mail requesting you to prepay 50% of the total booking amount. You can pay this amount using any credit card. No pre payment = no confirmed booking. No show = no refund Please...
"… and 5 mins from sunset beach, giving you a great choice. Bars and restaurants are on your doorstep and the choice in Haad Rin is huge from Traditional Thai to Mexican, you will have many places to eat and drink. On Full Moon night each guest is treated to free body paint and great music which, is the perfect way to warm up for the big event. We are able to provide travel and tour information and to ensure that all your...
Wild & Wandering
"… and Full Moon Party dates, your booking is not guaranteed without advance payment. When you book, your card will be charged in full. This is refundable up to 7 days before arrival, after which it becomes 100% NON-REFUNDABLE. If your credit card is declined, you will be contacted immediately and the booking will be cancelled if payment isn't cleared within 48 hours. -Your CVV code is needed , and please send us by email once you...
Dancing Elephant- Nanda
"… on the island and is open 24 hours a day during full moon week. All year round we provide the following facilities absolutely FREE of charge: - Wi-fi - Access to PS2 and Wii - Access to our DVD library - Hot water showers - Mineral water - Pillows - Sheets - Blankets - Towels - Safety deposit lockers (please bring your own padlocks) - Discount card to some of the best restaurants, bars, tattoo shops and many other attractions in...
Bed 'n' Bar
"… simply cannot live in natural rubber). Does not transmit movement or disturb a sleeping partner. No synthetic rubber or other toxic substances. Hypo-allergenic mattress. Totally biodegradable. securely with key card. Full Moon Party Dates 2015 Sunday 04, January Tuesday 03, February Thursday 05, March Friday 03, April Saturday 02, May Tuesday 02, June Tuesday 30, June Saturday 01, August Saturday 29, August Sunday...
Om Ganesh Hostel
"… serving the finest Indian Cuisine on the Island. Haad Rin of course, is home to now world famous Full Moon Party and our Property & Restaurant is right in the heart of the action. Located in the centre of Haad Rin village just minutes walk from Haad Rin Pier and 25 minutes drive from Thongsala Pier, we are ideally situated for your Koh Phangan Experience. There are two Half Moon parties each month. always one week...
"… by yourself or with friends The Headquaters is the best place to meet new people and have the time of your life. Our dorms are air conditioned, comfortable and have good sized mattresses. In case you are traveling as a couple we also have double beds that you can book. All year round we provide the whole facilities package. Our mission is to ensure that you have the best possible time ever which is why on arrival you will receive...
Palio (Haad Rin) Hostel
"… away from the full moon party, beaches and the pier but far enough so that you can still get a great nights sleep. Palio Hostel is the best place to meet new people and have the time of your life. You want to enjoy the Full Moon week, come as early as you can. Every night, from the sunset to the dawn, pre-party, party and after party! Our dorms are comfortable and stylish lounge has a good view lakeside and around plam tree,our...
"… Dorm beds all with air conditioning. ALL DELUXE BOOKINGS INCLUDE BREAKFAST & VODKA BUCKET EVERYDAY AND FULL MOON EVENING MEAL - ( FULL MOON AND CHRISTMAS PERIODS ONLY - UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED). NON DELUXE BOOKINGS INCLUDES A FULL MOON EVENING MEAL ONLY. Deluxe Double Studios - Our new private 2 person studio style rooms are lightly furnished with LCD Cable TV, Comfy Sofa, Coffee Table, Sprung Double Bed with...
Blue Dream Hostel
"… - The best warm-up parties before every big party, with Dj, Bodypaint Contest and Happy Hour ! Make the right choice, choose Blue Dream. Terms & Conditions: - Full payment is required on arrival - For busy period such as full moon parties and New year's eve, please pay by Paypal as soon as you book the room. - For the private rooms a full payment is required as soon as you book the room in order to secure your booking....
Baan Talay Guesthouse
"… touristic area of Haad Rin, Baan Talay Guesthouse promises a relaxing and wonderful visit. The hotel offers guests a range of services and amenities designed to provide comfort and convenience. Wi-Fi in public areas, tours, laundry service, safety deposit boxes are there for guest's enjoyment. All rooms are designed and decorated to make guests feel right at home, and some rooms come with internet access - wireless, air...
"… sunset an sunrise. Due to it's position the resort offers a chilled atmosphere even though is only a couple of minutes walk from the party beach. The resort has a great selection of wooden and concrete style bungalows . All bungalows with large balconies and private toilet while the rooms have shared bathroom . Rooms ranging from fan bungalows up to modern air-con style including hot water. All rooms with sea-view....
"… have private lockers for each customers. Every month around full moon, haadrin is home to the world famous Full Moon party. The event has bought the Island global notoriety and Had Rin has become one of the biggest party centres in the world; attracting up to 30,000 people to the Full Moon Party at New Years Eve and 10,000 on an average Full Moon. Policy: Pre-payment 50% of the balance No pre-payment = no confirmed...
Lucky Hostel Koh Phangan
"… location for the full moon party! Each dorm room has lockers available with locks for a 300bht key deposit, plenty of electrical outlets for recharging electronics, and reading lights for some of the beds. The 22 bed dorm has 2 en suit showers and a separate sink area. The 14 bed dorm has 4 bathrooms and 2 showers down the hall with a separate sink area as well. Downstairs there is a lounge with a large couch, a tv, and a...
Moon Dance Hostel
"… the night life are a restaurants and bars nearby. Full moon party, Party are close to the dorm, but far enough to have a good night sleep. At the beachfront is our restaurant, and beach bar. Moon Dance Hostel is only a 5-minute walk from the famous Full Moon Party Beach, Haad Rin. It offers cosy rooms and free Wi-Fi throughout the residence. Free on-site parking is available. Haad Rin Pier is a 5-minute walk from Moon Dance...
Our House Koh Phangan
"… lounge/bar features a comfy sofa and areas to relax, with good music playing at all times! There are delicious affordable restaurants nearby that will deliver food over to you, and we have our own basic kitchen for snacks and such. We also have a travel counter for Thai and international tickets. Please note: There is a 5 night minimum stay during the full moon . During peak season the minimum stay is 7 nights * We will send you...
Bananas Dormitory Haad Rin
"Banana Hostel is a destination for backpackers and budget travelers; it offers a friendly home from home atmosphere for all our guests. Banana Hoste is the friendly, central and quiet hostel ideally placed in Haadrin village, surrounded by shops, 7 eleven, restaurants, massage salons, bars... We pride ourselves on offering very clean rooms at affordable prices, as well as many other comforts and services. we have 3 different rooms...
Echo Beach Backpackers
"… the booking is cancelled within 10 days of arrival or for no-shows. Full Breakfast is included. Please note we are right on the beach that is great for sun baking, chilling and relaxing. Perfect sunsets from out multi hammock station. But it is not great for swimming - shallow on a reef. Lockers included. Taxis and tours can be organized at reception including Diving, Snorkeling, boat trips to Anthong National Marine Park, Thai...
"… balance as soon as possible after receiving your booking, which is due on receipt. Your booking is NOT confirmed until we receive this payment ** No 50% deposit paid = NO CONFIRMED BOOKING! Your booking may be cancelled and your bed re-allocated if you have not paid and it is near to full moon party, no exceptions *** Cancel 7 days before planned arrival and you will be refunded your money - no refund if late cancellation ****...
Su Casa Guesthouse
"… window with the view on the street - Double Room: Air Condition, double bed, wifi, hot ensuite fridge, shelf, table and chairs, No window. - Triple Room: Air Condition, double bed, single bed, wifi, hot ensuite, shelf, table and chairs, window with the view on the street. On the top floor there is a communal area with a great view facing the sea and Koh Samui. * Pre-payment 50% of the balance due within a week. * No pre-payment...
The Beach Village Backpackers
"… quiet place to be during Full Moon! For more information please visit our website – Beach Village. FREE ENTRY IF YOU'RE STAYING WITH US! PLEASE CHECK OUR WEBSITE OR BILLBOARDS AROUND THE ISLAND FOR UPCOMING EVENTS. Multifunctional area including a great restaurant serving authentic Thai and Western Cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner; A lounge area with a nightly cinema, showing latest movies and sports on the big...
"The dormitory is on the second floor of the building and is composed of 13 bunk beds for a total of 26 guests . There are 4 toilette with hot shower ensuite . Each guest has a private locker at his disposal . Free WI-Fi service. Clean towel and linen are provided . All the mattresses are brand new . Tea and coffee facilities available throughout the day. Pre-payment 50% of the balance No pre-payment = no confirmed booking . Cancel 21 days...
"… list of movies which can be shown on our BIG Screen. Please be advised that due to our popularity, our accommodation can become fully booked weeks in advance of your stay. Be sure to book early to guarantee you a place at Hacienda Backpackers. 4 day minimum stay is required over Full Moon period. • STANDARD A/C All private standard A/C rooms come with en-suite bathroom with hot water shower, cable television, closet, and...
"… island.The hostel is located within the boundary of the Full Moon Party providing free entry for guests. The hostel has free WI-FI and satellite tv & movie's on demand, each guest will be given a personal locker, clean linen, towel and flashlight. Front & rear Beer gardens for smokers or those just wanting to chill out, Restaurants, bars and stores just outside the front door. Pre-payment 50% of the balance will be...
"… the island. We also have the Bamboozle Restaurant and Bar which is 2 minutes from the dormitory in the direction of pier in Haad Rin. We offer the Best Mexican food in Koh Phangan. We also have Thai Food and American Food. A relaxed community atmosphere, a great place to make new friends and meet the locals who often hang out. The Bamboozle Restaurant and Bar provide also Big Screen Tv's to watch Football or movies. You also...
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