Phuket Patong Beach is the backpackers' hotspot of one of Thailand's most popular islands, Phuket. Majority of the action centers around Bangla Road, the main street here that is lined from top to bottom with bars and nightclubs and has a life of its own after dark. You will often meet people selling discounted tickets to bars or clubs for all you can drink nights out and if you are planning on going hard this may be an option for you to keep your costs down.
There are also many great food places to eat here with an abundance of fresh seafood. Many of the places can be expensive, but if you navigate the alleyways up the end of Bangla Road that doesn't back on to the beach you can find some small restaurants that have Thai local food at a really reasonable price.
The beach is always a happening place here and you can hire jetskis and other equipment for use during the day, but it is suggested you swim between the flags if you are going for a swim. There are an abundance of travel agents which you can book any activities that you want to get involved in during the day at or transportation to your next destination. Many of the Phuket Patong Beach hostels will also organize these things for you as well.
Majority of the Phuket Patong Beach hostels are scattered in and around the Bangla Road area and you will find everything that you need here as well. If you are planning on getting some form of sleep, choose a hostel that is not on this central strip because the party goes all night long.
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