Wild and Wandering Backpacker Hostel and Bar
♦ Resort Overview
From 800 THB
Wild and Wandering Backpacker Hostel and Bar is a fairly new arrival on the Haad Rin hostel scene. Under the previous management it was called Moonstone Hostel. This place is a full on party hostel. So much so that it is in partnership with Space Bar, one of the Full Moon Party venues on Sunrise Beach. The other noticeable thing about this hostel is that the colour scheme is pink and purple.
♦ Accommodation Options
Dorm rates start at 800 Thai Baht a night. There is a choice of three different accommodations:
- Bed in 6-bed mixed dorm
- Double bed in large mixed dorm
- Bed in large mixed dorm
The dorms have bunk beds as well as double beds. They have pink walls, shared bathroom, air-con and free wifi. Guests are given lockers to store their belongings.
The hostel has a bar with green fluorescent lighting, pink décor, live sport on the TV and shisha pipes on each table. It is a fairly large space that can hold twenty or so people. While they are happy to put together a cocktail or crack open a cold beer for you, it is unclear whether they can rustle up any food. This is not a big concern as within a few meters of the hostel front entrance are dozens of restaurant options.
Wild and Wandering Backpacker Hostel provides clean sheets, free wifi, bicycle rental, lockers and luggage storage.
♦ Full Moon Party Events
Recently the hostel has been offering a full itinerary for the big party. The first party starts at the hostel. The revellers are joined by hostel guests from sister hostel ‘Backpacker Hostel’ in Koh Samui. The girls and boys then make their way to Space Bar on the party beach.
For the April 2015 party they had a promo of 100 Thai Baht buckets at the hostel as well as at Space Bar. As part of the promo they had Shisha, Alcoholic Shisha, Shots, Drink Specials.
Part of the attraction appears to be musical tastes. Wild and Wandering as well as Space Bar focus on hip hop music –both new and ‘old skool’ varieties. Most of the pictures on their Facebook page are not surprisingly showing all the happy folk getting down in pink surroundings. This hostel is not focused on having the best dorms or the best menu but rather the best parties.
Since reviewing Wild and Wandering the management have contacted us insisting they do focus on accommodation quality. Reviews, however, remain mixed and the focus of the backpacker niche in Haad Rin remains firmly on the big party.
♦ Guest Reviews
The hostel is located just a few minutes’ walk from Haad Rin Pier and the party beach. It is on the main road that leads from the pier to Haad Rin Nok.
♦ Contact Details
Address: 94/67 Moo 6 BanTai, Haad Rin, Ko Phangan, Surat Thani, Thailand
Tel: +66 96 302 2775