Even budget backpackers need a touch of luxury now and again, so we were thrilled to have discovered Lub d during our recent visit to Phuket. The award-winning hostel chain Lub d (meaning ‘sleep well’ in Thai’) has combined luxury hotel facilities with budget prices, to create a unique, comfortable and social hostel vibe.
Lub d almost doesn’t feel like a hostel at all. From the immaculate rooms and comfortable beds, to the amazing facilities and friendly hospitality, they provide all of the features of a 4* hotel. Combine that with an unrivalled location just minutes from the beach, an outdoor pool area, a games hub, and even a full-sized Muay Thai Boxing Ring, and you’re really onto a winner.
Despite the luxurious hostel experience that Lub d delivers, there is no sacrifice whatsoever on fun! Weekly pool parties, beer pong tournaments, and group outings ensure that everybody has a wild and memorable time.
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HOW TO GET TO LUB D PHUKET
You will find Lub d Phuket conveniently located in the heart of PATONG, just a 3-minute walk from PATONG BEACH and a 5-minute walk from the nocturnal hub, Bangla Road. If you like to rise early, or even party until dawn, you can get a pretty awesome view of the sunrise from the beach.
Best way to travel to Lub D is via bus, please see 12Go, Asia for current prices and timetables.
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Whether you are travelling solo, as a couple, or as a group, Lub d have catered for all requirements. All rooms include comfortable beds, towels, toiletries, hairdryer, free wifi, key card entry, and universal plug sockets.
The DELUXE ROOMS in the property come equipped with a king-size bed or 2 singles. Each room is fully air-conditioned and has a private balcony with seating area, pool view available. The en-suite bathrooms include a delightful rain shower and complimentary toiletries. Other amenities include a safety deposit box, mini fridge, tea/coffee making facilities, and a smart TV.
The JUNIOR ROOMS in the property include the same features as the DELUXE ROOMS; however, they are smaller.
The SHARED ACCOMMODATION ROOMS in the property are some of the best dorm style accommodation we have seen throughout our travels. The mixed or ladies only rooms are air-conditioned, spacious, and include a privacy curtain; ensuring that all guests have a comfortable stay. There are also individual plug sockets, USB ports, and security lockers.
The shared bathroom allocated for the dorms is modern, well equipped, and beautifully maintained. It is also conveniently located outside of the room, to minimise disturbance for you and your fellow roommates. There is nothing more repulsive than hearing your top bunk buddy throwing up at 4am after a few too many shots!
One of the primary things that set Lub d apart from other hostels is the warm and generous hospitality. From the moment we arrived, we were greeted with smiles and positivity. This continued throughout our stay, and the staff could not be more attentive or friendly. With a 24-hour front desk, their priority is to ensure you are having a great time, and it’s pretty difficult not to here!
Let’s start with the outdoor swimming pool & chill zone. Despite being just minutes from the sea, this hostel hosts an outdoor pool area where you can cool off, take a swim, or chill out with a beer. The garden hosts bean bags and sun loungers where you can relax, while the infinity style pool overlooks the hostel restaurant & bar. **Do not miss the pool party every Saturday!
You can also take advantage of the onsite restaurant & bar serving up delicious fresh food from breakfast through to dinner. Breakfast is served ALL DAY so you can sleep in as long as you want. You can expect a wide variety of tasty dishes on the menu, including Thai, Western, Vegetarian, and Vegan options.
One of the more unique facilities of Lub d Phuket is their SMA Muay Thai boxing ring! Kick start your day with either a group class or one-on-one lesson and look out for tournaments taking place in the ring.
Last, but certainly not least, is the game zone. Here, you can play pool, air hockey, table football or giant Jenga! Bring out your inner child and get competitive with your new found friends.
HOW DO I BOOK
Book directly with Lub d Phuket for the best prices.
Lub d Phuket is just one establishment to be opened under the brands’ reputable name. Providing broke backpackers with luxury accommodation since 2008, they also have hostels in Bangkok (Thailand), Phuket (Thailand), Siem Reap (Cambodia), and Makati (Philippines).
ADDITIONAL USEFUL INFORMATION
- The security at Lub D Phuket is top notch. Both the building and rooms require your key card to enter.
- There is a 24-hour reception desk and taxi service.
- Guests are permitted to use the laundry area including washing machines & dryers for a small fee only.
- Organise your excursions through the onsite Tour Information Desk. We highly recommend the snorkelling and the full moon party.
- Relaxing seating available inside and out.
- Bike rental available.
- 2-month free luggage storage
- Free parking
- Wheelchair accessible
We wish you a wonderful stay. If you have any comments or questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.
Stay adventurous and Happy travels.
Charlotte & Natalie x
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