The Lub D hostel in Patong Beach-Phuket is one of the finest hostels with great bang for the buck. It has many fine amenities of a resort such as pool, bar/cafe, exercise equipment, lounges and services. At first glance you’ll see that it is a large hostel situated in a lively area of Patong Beach.
I arrived to Lub D via taxi from the airport For $22 USD. It’s about an hour straight from Phuket International Airport. There was bus service but it would take over 1.5 hrs plus a small hike to the hostel and I felt like a little luxury ride today. Phuket is rather touristy so prices are generally higher here.
Entry into Lub D reveals a large lobby area with a boxing ring, ping pong table etc.
Check in was smooth and I’m in building 4 the female dorm room on the 5th floor at a cost of $24.50 USD per night. Luckily there are two very operational elevators to get your luggage up to your room.
I have a 4 bed dorm room with a personal large locker and closet hanger. There’s also a balcony with a view of the courtyard and out towards the ocean. The place is spotless and there’s daily bed making service included.
I check out the bathroom facilities are super clean with amenities such as hair dryers, q-tips, shower caps, shampoo, and body wash.
In the pool area there’s several places to lounge, the patio, above the pool or the cool room which is enclosed with AC. The pool is one of the best hostel pools I’ve seen yet with glass, infinity pool side, leisurely stepped entry and it’s large.
Across from the pool is a pool table and the bar/cafe. After checking out the hostel area I head to the bar.
I start my evening with a happy hour mojito for 69 Thai baht or $2.20 USD. The non-happy hour drink price range from 120 to 350 baht and food about the same. They feature a new trendy food item which is charcoal buns.
There’s a large and lively food market just across the street from the hostel. I scout around but plan on eating there for another time.
My target for this evening is to check out the beach area. I spot the Sol-M and decide to have some food and another drink there while watching the sunset. I can see some parasailing silhouetted with the sunset. A very tranquil experience.
Further down one of the main streets along Patong Beach I stop for some beer and quesadilla at the Surf House Patong and watch some guys work on their surfing skills.
During my 6 night stay in Patong Beach I had several day trip excursions lined up. A Phang-Nga cave kayaking tour, a James Bond Island tour via Passion Catamaran luxury boat, and a Scuba Dive in Koh Bon. I always looked forward to returning to this hostel in the evening to relax and even spent a couple days just lounging around the pool area. On my last day before departing for the airport I took a long walk down the nearby beach. The waters are turquoise with light colored sand beaches and not too crowded. There are colorful wood boats moored just offshore making it quite picturesque.
In all with excursions, accommodation and round trip flight from Bangkok I spent just under $740 USD for 6 days of luxury.