Tourism in Thailand is growing year upon year, we all know that and with over 30 million tourists expected to grace 2017 in total, things aren’t slowing down. What happens when tourism grows, investment grows too. Over the past few years or so it’s been notable that the hostel trend has certainly moved up a gear. There is so much competition nowadays, that searching via Booking or Hostelworld, you have a plethora of choices.
Yet, having a substantial and long last reputation is key to any successful hostel in Thailand. If a hostel has got it right from the start, word of mouth make a big difference. Now, added into the social media aspect and exposure, keeping high standards is a credit to hostel owners and operators.
As you may know already, Pak Up Hostel is in the top 3 of best hostels in Asia, as voted by Hostelworld. Year after year, the dedication Pak Up has provided to keep up to date with travel trends is all to see. Let’s break it down to why Pak Up is one of the best hostels in Thailand.
Best and Luxury Facilities
One of Pak Up’s unique selling points is that provides some of the best facilities possible for a hostel. Sometimes you think hostels might be a little shoddy and thrown together, but Pak Up really prides itself in five-star facilities. With rainforest showers, comfy beds, charge points, lockers, perfect air condition, free WIFI and a social scene, you’d think you were in a hotel staying at Pak Up. Hand on heart, Pak Up is a top rated choice in Krabi Town and arguably one of, if not THE best facilitated hostel in the whole of Thailand.
Constant Low Prices
Enjoying the high standards of Pak Up’s facilities, you’d be not wrong to think that you’d have a high cost to pay. Well, you thought wrong! The prices at Pak Up are very affordable, especially for western travellers. You can pay as little as 250 baht for a dorm bed here which is incredibly low given the luxury you’ll be given.
At the centre of Krabi Town, Pak-Up Hostel get’s the location almost perfect. If Krabi Town was to revolve around one spot, Pak Up own it. Pak Up is only a minutes walk from Chaofa Pier and a short 15 minute drive from Krabi Airport, 20 minutes from the white sands of Railay Beach and also 20 minutes from the buzzing resort town of Ao Nang.
More Than Just A Hostel
Pak Up doesn’t just supply amazing hostel facilities; it has more to it than that. If you want to go on tour with Pak Up, you can, maybe over to Phi Phi Islands or Hong Island? If you want to book transport to the airport or boat trips Pak Up do this too. As part of the Andaman Group, they are also partners with Ibiza Pool Party Phi Phi, Balcony Party Hostel and Pop In Hostel.
Fantastic Customer Service
Behind every good man is a good woman, and behind every good hostel is even better customer service! At Pak Up, they get you and what you want. You have local staff that knows Krabi and the surrounding places to visit like the back of their hands, so don’t be afraid to ask.
Many hostels in Southeast Asia are now being owned and ran by foreign investors, but at Pak Up the hostel is ran by Thai’s. This gives a good impression, because you know there is a passion with the service and a genuine want to help travellers.
Traveller Comes First
Check out the Facebook page of Pak Up, and just see for yourself. The amounts of photos, where the staff join in with the travellers are everywhere? Pak Up is true to its origins, a safe place for travellers with great facilities and options. Every traveller, every demographic and every age is catered to.
Blogger: Tommy Walker (Wandering Walker)
Despite Thailand being a premier destination for all kinds of tourists and travellers nowadays, the country still provides some authentic and less authentic experiences different than any other. Every country has its different elements and Thailand is no different in that respect. Especially if you’re use to living outside of Asia, when arriving in Thailand, some things will obviously be foreign to you. Good, bad and the ugly, whatever you think of Thailand, it’s still a bit of a ball.
Let’s take a look at some things you can only experience in Thailand:
Visit The World’s Most Visited City
Bangkok, Thailand’s capital attracts millions of visitors per year, and is officially the worlds most visited. With a perfect blend of Thai culture with Western facilities, Bangkok has something for everyone. The food is great, the entertainment is everywhere, the bars are lively and there are travellers in all pockets of the city.
Experience Khao San Road
I mean, Khao San Road is pretty unique as far as backpackers go. There maybe new streets trying to replicate the same thing, but Khao San Road has been around for decades now. Full of markets, bars, hotels and hawkers, Khao San is touristy, trashy and commercial, but there’s no place like it.
Muay Thai Camps
The national sport of Thailand is becoming bigger and bigger, especially with travellers. People are visiting Muay Thai camps, training, learning to fight, eat locally and learn local Thai languages. It’s an experience in itself, especially when you fancy keeping fit and wanting a detox.
Although probably nothing to do with authentic Thai culture, eating scorpions has been a popular novelty for travellers in recent years. Fried, crispy and just bland, eating scorpions represents the crazy ‘anything goes’ attitude that Thailand allows for travellers.
Full Moon Party
Where else in the world is there a monthly beach party, filled with tens of thousands of travellers? In Koh Phangan, the Full Moon Party is epic, messy and crazy. Some would say you haven’t been to Thailand without going to one.
Tuk Tuk Travel
You won’t find Tuk-Tuks in Europe, USA or Australia; well not as common as they are in Thailand. Tuk-tuks are a old fashioned method of transport, a three-wheeled open side van, normally multi-coloured. They don’t go very fast in long stretches, but the way the Thai’s drive them, they are quite nippy in and around the city!
Street Food Pad Thai
Pad Thai is Thailand’s national dish, and although it’s international now, you won’t be able to find it as authentic, delicious and cheap as you can in its home country. If you’re around the tourist areas, you can get it for only $1!
Blogger: Tommy Walker (Wandering Walker)