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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Have to say that this was one of the best places I have ever stayed in. Shiralea is situated in a great location a short walk from Haad Yoa beach which has paddle boarding and great sunsets. Relaxed and fun atmosphere about the place. Staff were friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. Having an evening in the bar was as good as...

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Nathan R, General Manager at Shiralea Backpackers Resort, responded to this review

We would love to welcome you back! Thanks for your review, it's always good to hear you enjoyed your stay with us so much and that the atmopshere and staff were welcoming and accommodating.

Quebec City, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

I liked the convenient location of this hostel resort. It's 3-4 minutes walk to reach the beach. The bungalow was nice (with hammock). The commune area is very spotting, full of cushions and well decorated. Normally I would have give a 4/5 rate but I found the staff not so friendly and their price are bit high for the breakfast,...

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Nathan R, Owner at Shiralea Backpackers Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing us. I'm sorry to hear you found the food prices high, we do regularly check the local option to ensure we are not overpriced, and also offer the widest selection of different local and western dishes. I'm glad you enjoyed the resort itself and the location. Thanks again

Mae Sai, Thailand
Reviewed 1 week ago

Shiralea brought us some real joys. We had a great room. We had great food. We had great drinks. We had a good all time by the pool (too much fun by the pool). We made some new friends, and the friends we came with became closer. I couldn't have asked for a better place. The atmosphere was great. The...

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Nathan R, General Manager at Shiralea Backpackers Resort, responded to this review

It's great to hear that you had such a good stay and made the most of the facilties and atmosphere, to make new friends and enjoy yourself. We appreciate you taking the time to review us so positively. We hope to welcome you back again in the future.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've spent here 3 nights and I would definitely come back. When you're traveling on low budget you can stay in the 8-bed dorms which were very nice but you can rent a bungalow or private rooms as well. The food is very good and you get big portions. The pool area is very great for chilling and it's not...

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Nathan R, General Manager at Shiralea Backpackers Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. Its great to hear that you enjoyed your self with is an found our hostel comfortable. We try to offer good value for money in the bar and restaurant. Thanks for choosing Shiralea and we look forward to welcoming you back to the resort soon. Kind regards Shiralea

Coventry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great resort, staff were really helpful and informative. Food and drinks were nice! Would recommend staying here! alcohol might be a bit more expensive then some places but it's a great bar and atmosphere!

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Nathan R, General Manager at Shiralea Backpackers Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. It's great to hear the staff was so welcoming and that you enjoyed the restaurant and bar atmosphere. Our drinks are priced in line with other local bars, but we do offer a large range of imported drinks which are more expensive! We hope to welcome you back in the future.

Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Shiralea is a really good place for backpackers. It's cheap price on room and friendly atmosphere makes it a great choice. The rooms are clean and have everything u want, hot and cold water safetybox and a bed. What more do u need as a backpacker?

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Nathan R, General Manager at Shiralea Backpackers Resort, responded to this review

We like to tthink that we provide everything a backpacker could want, and it's great to hear that we are! Thanks for the review

Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I visited Shiralea resort with my girlfriend we were staying in a small bungalow with a fan. The room was very clean though being in the jungle there were no bugs or insects inside. The bar and restaurant is a good place to meet people and have some drinks in the evening. Staff speaks perfect English and is friendly and...

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Nathan R, General Manager at Shiralea Backpackers Resort, responded to this review

I'm happy that you had a good time during your stay, and that jungle bugs didn't make an appearance! As you found out, the bar is a great place to hang out and meet people and I'm glad you did. Thanks for the review

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Some friends and I planned a trip to Koh Phangan and one friend just happened to find Shiralea on Hostelworld. We're so glad she found it! While it is up in Haad Yao, which is quite far from the main town, and even farther from Haad Rin beach (the full moon antics beach), it has an atmosphere all its own...

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Nathan R, General Manager at Shiralea Backpackers Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing us so positively! Firstly, let me say I'm always happy to read when the staff have exceeded expectations, and it would appear they have out done themselves during your stay. It's great to hear you had a great time during your stay and that you appreciated the facilities and location so much. We hope to welcome...

Bangor
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

It was really poor. Firstly its in the middle of nowhere - not many places to go at night without having to get a taxi there and back! Secondly the rooms are very very basic - there's literally two beds and a wet room for a bathroom. The bathroom had a funny smell and the shower water wouldn't drain properly....

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Nathan R, General Manager at Shiralea Backpackers Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review us. I'm sorry that you didn't have a good time during your stay. Our location is not central, but that is what attracts a lot of our guests to us, with the beach so close and not in a noisy, busy location. My apologies if the room was not up to standard regarding...

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 October 2016

I stayed at Shiralea during our Contiki tour, with my five girl friends, in April this year. After almost 10 days trekking round Thailand, we could not wait for a relaxing few days by the pool. The resort was amazing, the staff were hardworking, welcoming and fun. The food was amazing (especially the gravy!!!) and the atmosphere in the bar...

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Nathan R, General Manager at Shiralea Backpackers Resort, responded to this review

Cheers for a lovely review! It's great to see that you had a good time with us and the staff were welcoming. We love full moon, any excuse for a party, and I'm happy you were here for it! We can't wait to have you back and we look forward to seeing you.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set on the stunning tropical island of Koh Pha Ngan - home to Thailand's famous 'full moon party' - Shiralea is a boutique resort designed to be a backpackers paradise. Welcome to a 'flashpacking' experience. Shiralea was built by a group of travellers who wanted a haven to return to. With a focus on 'good times' we created a friendly and vibrant atmosphere which puts our guests immediately at ease. Shiralea is a place where strangers become friends, we designed the resort with a social aspect which sets us apart, our guests love how they can do exactly what they want at Shiralea- whether that be a crazy night at the bar or a quiet one watching movies. Shiralea is the ideal spot to set up for a few days you'll never forget. Located 1 minutes walk from the beautiful Haad Yao beach. Our resort has all the creature comforts you could want and we cater for all budgets - hot showers, comfortable beds, wall-mounted fan or air conditioned bungalows, an ensuite in each bungalow and your own balcony with a hammock. In addition to our 30 bungalows, we have great facilities to keep you entertained, including a restaurant that offers delicious and well priced Thai and Western meals, a great bar, free wifi, large swimming pool with Jacuzzi and poolside bar, movie lounge, a games room with pool table and a massage hut. Shiralea has everything you need to enjoy your 'flashpacking' experience, but it's the memories that our guests treasure. Lose yourself in the fine art of doing nothing or celebrate balmy nights dancing into the wee hours with new friends. Our staff always welcome our guests with open arms, so all you need to do is bring a bag of basics and a smile. We invite you to join the fun. Book your stay with Shiralea. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shiralea Backpackers Resort

Address: 58/18 Moo 8, Haad Yao, Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Pha Ngan
Price Range: RM53 - RM204 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Shiralea Backpackers Resort 2*
Number of rooms: 40
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