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Old Phuket Town, Phuket Town

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Go for a stroll through the colorful streets of Old Phuket Town and soak in the eclectic architecture and lively atmosphere of Thailand's former tin-mining capital. Throughout the centuries tin attracted both workers and industrialists from all over the world to Phuket, and today the old part of the city remains famous for its eclectic mix of Chinese mansions, Portuguese houses, and other historical architecture. Many of the once residential buildings now house shops, restaurants, cafes, and small museums. The neighborhood especially comes alive during the Sunday markets, when locals set up stalls with snacks and souvenirs, and street performers showcase their talents to passersby. Use our Phuket Town travel itinerary planner to add Old Phuket Town and other attractions to your Phuket Town vacation plans.
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  • August 18, 2017
    We went there on Sunday so in the evening they had big Sunday market on the street. Not only the colorful buildings but also the shops were interesting but with a 4-year-old daughter it was too much w...  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    This district is not for uns...ziemlich dirty and stinky, run very intrusive is normal because cluttered, vendors and taxi drivers want to lug a only in jewelry...
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  • August 14, 2017
    If I start by saying the best part of this trip was the bus ride there and back, that probably tells you enough. Old Phuket Town is not that different from anywhere else in Phuket to be honest. A bit ...  more »
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  • September 4, 2017
    Sweet people, clean room and staff speaks good English and can inform you without agendas. Possibilities to cook your own food or to store it in their fridges. Also possible to wash and dry you clothes. Nearby night market.
  • January 22, 2017
    Amazing, clean 4 beds dorm with access to a pool near the charming old town in Phuket. Extremely nice staff. Access to a kitchen. Old town market with fresh products right next to the hostel. It's really far from the popular beaches, but just rent a motorbike for 200 bath a day and go wherever you wanna go. Would definitely recommend for 225 bath a night!
  • February 18, 2017
    Well situated in Phuket Old Town. Staff speak enough English to understand and respond. She was also helpful in helping me book a tour of the nearby islands. Not far from the bus station which goes to the various beaches (Patong, Karon), approximately 10 minute walk. Convenience stores nearby and even a gentlemans club. The indie night market is a 2 minute walk away. The showers, are the worst showers I've ever seen. Absolutely no pressure, and cold water all the time. If you stay on the top floor and sleep late, expect to hear the staff chat and watch videos all night. Also, there always seems to be schoolchildren in the foyer, making it a very noisy place up until about 8pm or so. Think there are tutors who live in the hostel.
  • January 26, 2017
    Stayed one night here. The concierge was very nice and helped with information on tours. They had a pool there that's only open until 10pm. The hostel was clean and had AC but no hot showers. The location is pretty good walking distance to most attractions such as night market and bars which are all about a 10 min walk at most.
  • March 7, 2017
    Just okay. The bathroom should be cleaner. The owner and staffs are nice and attentive though. I felt like there's bug in my bunk bed.

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