The Ananas Hostel Phuket is one of those great city based hostels you find along the way with the perfect mixture of expert local knowledge, cool travelers and homely comforts. The couple who run the hostel are super friendly and hospitable, as well as a wealth of useful information about day trips and tours around Phuket. With over 40 years in the hospitality trade in positions as high as general manager for big chain hotels, the couple now choose the quiet hostel life to help travelers enjoy all the sights in Phuket Town.
Rooms and Facilities
Ananas Hostel Phuket only have dorm rooms, no privates, but they are a far cry from the crowded dorms of other backpacker hostels. There’s a couple of options that suit everybody’s needs, including male only, female only or mixed dorm. The rooms are spacious, the beds are comfortable and each bed has a huge locker underneath it to keep your valuables safe. Not that you’ll need it though, as the place is well looked after with electronic swipe front door entry and a lock for each dorm as well. Another nice touch on the rooms are individual lights and power sockets at the head of each bed, as well as an oscillating fan and A/C that runs from 6pm-10:30am.
Showers have hot water, and there’s shampoo, conditioner and soap in all of the bathrooms, giving the hostel that extra boost of hospitality. Wifi is consistent in the hostel, but can get pretty patchy at times and drops out unexpectedly. So make sure you’re not booking tickets online or something similar without giving it a test run for 10-15mins. There’s a small kitchen with toaster, microwave and fridge which is a nice change from a lot of the guest houses we’ve found so far. And there’s also a nice chill out theatre room with black out curtains, a nice big T.V and a good movie selection.
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Ananas Hostel Phuket is tucked away in a very quiet little part of town, but that’s not saying it’s far away from the main attractions. A 10min walk puts you right back in the action, giving the hostel the perfect proximity for those wanting to get out of the traffic and into a quiet spot. A bus station is around the corner, as is a gas station for snacks. Nearby is Phang Nga road, a busy street with restaurants ranging from upscale to street stalls. If you’re looking for things to do in Phuket here is a great guide from our friends at Love and Road.
A great mixture of socializing and quiet time. There’s a common area downstairs that has a few computers with Internet, some lounges and tables. In the morning pop downstairs to grab breakfast with your fellow hostel mates and meet people to explore the area with. Ananas is not a rowdy hostel, so don’t expect beer pong or free shots. It may seem a bit quiet at first but because there’s only one main common area, it’s actually really easy to make new traveling buddies.
Value for Money
While a night in a dorm might set you back a bit more than usual at 400B ($12USD, $15AUD, 8£, 11€), it’s quite a nice place to invest that little bit extra. The comfort, the assistance and the beautiful location make up for it. Also throw in a light complimentary breakfast of toast, tea and coffee (which is a surprisingly nice change after eating rice for days on end) and the deal gets at little bit sweeter. The hospitality and helpfulness of the couple running the place made the price well worth it. Overall the Ananas Hostel Phuket is a great place to stay when visiting Phuket Town.
Thanks Ananas Hostel Phuket for hosting us and showing us a great time while we were staying in Phuket Town. If you’re headed to Phuket, book a room at Ananas and tell ’em we sent ya!