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The Rock Backpacker

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Sofia, Bulgaria
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for 4 nights and actually the place is not that bad. True, the dorm rooms are only with fans, the beds are in unison with the name of the hostel, the WiFi is with poor connectivity and you need to climb stairs in order to reach the showers/toilets but at the same it is very beautiful, right in...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here while in Phi Phi saw the restaurant and it looks cool.....staff were not friendly took ages to get menu, drinks etc.... We ordered pizzas (plain and simple) took ages to come and came about 10 minutes apart no apology for waiting....they were like frozen pizzas actually that's a compliment!! The table beside us also had to ask about...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

So looked nice and we where greeted by an annoying who I can only assume is the owner being overly nice and in your face trying to make friends. Then as we ordered I decided to read the reviews .... none where good. Wish we got up and ran ! The food tasted average. But later on I started to...

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 April 2017

I stayed in this hostel for about 6 nights, I just couldn't bring myself to leave the Island or the people I met here. Yes it's a dive, no they don't give you blankets, no it's not the cleanest, but it's all about the back packing experience. I literally miss this place and its rock hard pillows, and one wall...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Such horrible people that own this that stole mine and my friends money. So upset that someone could do that also the rooms are 10 bed rooms with 1 fan and 1 plug socket and stinks of damp. AVOID for your own sake! Don't let this place ruin you PHI PHI experience because the island is amazing.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

We went here on our first night on phi pho because it looked nice & was quite busy. Worst ever mistake. If i'd read the reviews on here beforehand i wouldn't of gone. The manager was an absolute idiot!!! He was making stupid noises, laughing in our faces, threw the menu to us. I orded spag bol, boyfriend ordered a...

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Lemvig, Denmark
Reviewed 29 March 2017

Do not go to this hostel!! The beds are rock hard the pillow is the same. I got eaten by bed bugs here, woke up with bites everywhere. Other guests experienced the same. :( When I told the staff they said that I was wrong and would'nt beleive me. - They didnt even go and check.

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Thank birgittenakskov
Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Dont go eating here , nasty food and undfriendly people. A lot of mosquitos and it was a hell to sit there. Never go to this place because its a bad up place with anoying people . So if u want to get sick go to this restaurant

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Belgrade, Serbia
Reviewed 17 March 2017

It looked like nice restaurant, all in wood, stairs but waiter was unfriendly and food was average, nothing special. I wish I hadn't wasted my time there. Don't know about rooms, I was only at the restaurant

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Thank Kijavko
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Waiter threw the menus on our table. 1 minute later he already wanted the order we didnt know yet so only ordered a drink. Then we got a different drink then we ordered, together with the bad service again. We decided to eat somewhere else. So we asked to pay, the waiter responded with: good idea. Really unfriendly rude staff,...

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Address: Moo 7, Phi Phi Don Village, Ko Phi Phi Don 81000, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Krabi Province > Ko Phi Phi Don
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“no lockers, so bring your valuables with you”
  • chillin in the hammock next to the room
Paganec, 26 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Get the dorm.”
benf874, 22 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Avoid the pasta. Perhaps try the thai food.”
Ashleigh1111, 12 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Higher floors have more steps, but great view. I think the private rooms are located higher.”
a_hauge2014, 1 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Choose a private A/C room”
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300ani_kar, 13 Apr 2015 | Read review
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