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“excellent hostel with fantastic value for money”
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Pak-Up Hostel
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Reviewed 13 December 2010

i can't rave about pak-up enough! it's a swanky new hostel in krabi town and the rooms/staff/atmosphere are fantastic.

price - very cheap/affordable even for those on a budget
staff - extremely helpful/friendly and there are always people around. great for recommending and helping book tours or travel
bedrooms - very clean and comfortable. solid bunk beds. plenty of room and 2 massive storage lockers under each bunk. my room was female only and had a fan and realy good air con.
bathrooms - male and female separate. plenty of showers including 2 rainfall showers. massive sinks
surrounding area:
- krabi town is quite small but it's a great location for visiting ao nang, railay, ko lanta etc but withyout the price tag associated with those places. most tours will pick-up from the hostel and transfer you to the location for free anyway.
- night market 100 yards away for authentic good quality street food; cafe and italian/thai restaurant across the street - great quality/service/value
additional advantages:
- 2 computers with free internet and there's also wifi.
- a massive yet sophisticated rooftop bar with a great cocktail list, big screen, loads of candlelit tables, and friendly service
- do it yourself laundry. or if you're lazy a lady across the road who offers very cheap service for you...
- food (small menu but great quality)

best thing: i can't pick one! cheap yet luxury at the same time ("glamo-hostelling") with amazing staff
worst thing: a bit of traffic noise and early wake-ups due to white curtains (but nothing a pair of ear plugs and eye mask can't fix!)

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled solo
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PakUpHostel, Manager at Pak-Up Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2010

keep raving please! thanks a lot for that and we will do our utmost to maintain this level. James

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Reviewed 6 December 2010

Initially when arriving in Krabi, I had planned on staying at Good Dream guesthouse. Suffice to say, once I came across Pak Up next door, I quickly changed my accommodation plans. This place is very sleek and modern and affordable! 150Baht gets you a charmingly named dorm room (Math, English, Thai, Art) and each individual bunk is named along with the the room theme. The beds are comfy, the rooms are air conditioned and the showers....my word...the showers! Beautiful rain showers with delicious smelling soap, shampoo and conditioner provided.
There are are also 3 washing machines to do your laundry (40B a load) and a series of clothes lines to dry. Pak Up also has one of the best bars in Krabi. Located on the 4th floor, Top Up Bar has the most stunning views of Krabi and the river. Also has fantastic food and drinks and is very laid back.
This was my first hostel experience and I've been spoiled. One of the best accommodations I experienced in my 3 week Thailand vacation. Can't wait to come back next year!

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled solo
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4  Thank adagio74
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PakUpHostel, Manager at Pak-Up Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2010

Thanks for that great review. Really good to know our efforts have not gone unappreciated and look forward to welcoming you back next year!

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Additional Information about Pak-Up Hostel

Address: 87 Utarakit Rd. | Paknam Subdistrict, Krabi Town 81000, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Krabi Province > Krabi Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 337 Speciality Lodging in Krabi Town
Price Range: RM62 - RM175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Pak-Up Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Thousands of real reviews with a consistently high rating and numerous features in travel blogs around the world recommend us as a top global hostel suggests you are in the right place. Since opening, we have won many an award such as voted ‘Top 3 Hostels in Asia’ by hostelbookers. Book now to see why and experience what we are about: Pak Up quickly created a reputation for being where the buzz is, the most energetic and dynamic place in the area. Our lobby is normally full of backpackers making plans and forging new friendships. Since opening in 2010, Pak Up is the biggest in Krabi. It was the first hostel to open in Krabi Province and remains to this day as the ultimate place to stay. Pak Up could not be better located occupying the main corner in the heart of Krabi Town surrounded by various local markets. Pak Up is a point of transfer including local buses and a boat service to Railey. What more could you want! ... more   less 
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Pak-Up Hotel Krabi Town
Pak-Up Hostel Krabi, Thailand

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