R I N G S I D E ...
O U R R E P U T A T I O N S P E A K S F O R I T S E L F!
Please note: In order to maximize your fun and time on Koh Phangan, we strongly recommend that you tailor your travel plan to arrive on the island at least 3 days prior to the date of fullmoon. This way you will hit all the major parties leading to the main event.
The basis of the following information centers around two main questions ... DO YOU WANT US and DO WE WANT YOU.
*** END OF YEAR SPECIAL FOR FEMALE GUESTS *** (10% off your remaining balance payable on arrival when booking through hostelworld).
In an age where hostels can buy reviews or even worse write them themselves, we encourage you to conduct all necessary due diligence on your choice of hostel prior to your arrival on Koh Phangan to avoid huge disappointment.
If you are visiting this page it's highly likely that you are one of the numerous travellers that has heard about a ''Ringisde party''. We are proud that around 48% of our custom arrives through returning guests and referrals (a big thank you to those who have spread the word!).
So let's get to it ….
DO YOU WANT US?
We make no excuses or apologies for the fact that we are the loudest and busiest party hostel on the island, our parties are famous and this is who we are. We strongly believe our commitment to this cause is the reason we are the busiest hostel on the island.
Simply put, we give people what they want...
1. An unforgettable party
2. Clean and safe living conditions
3. A friendly and warm environment
This simple formula has built the foundations of our success!
Ringside is an established backpacker party hostel that has been running for years, it is NOT one of the numerous pop up, quick fix hostels on the island that promise the world but are under resourced, have poor hygiene levels and are poorly run...you know the kind we are talking about!
DO WE WANT YOU?
By not attempting to hide our reputation as the premier party hostel in South East Asia we are no doubt missing out on a few bookings here and there. However, make no mistake about it, this is deliberate! The reason? We are only looking to attract a certain type of person to our hostel, someone that fits the unique DNA of our owners, our staff and most importantly our other guests.
Do you have the Ringside DNA? Here is what we are after:
· A willingness to mix with others regardless of gender or nationality
· A burning desire to have fun and smile
· A respectful, open personality
· A strong liver to cope with our head barman!
Time and time again Ringside is the crowd pulling machine of Ban Tai, when everywhere is dead Ringside is pumping which has quickly led to an enormous reputation and a whole lot of envy from other hostels in the area who try but fail to recreate our business model.
So before you book your accommodation on the island here is a bit of advice from us… don't let yourself be one of the numerous travelers who drink with us at night having been left disappointed at the unfulfilled promises of other hostels on the island promising some sort of 'atmosphere'. Instead, get it right first time to avoid trying to change hostels half way through your trip!
GENERAL PROPERTY INFORMATION
You may have been warned by other travelers that Ringside is regularly at capacity so early bookings are often ESSENTIAL.
Ringside sleeps over 60 people a night and although we are essentially mixed gender, Ringside is renowned for being a FEMALE FRIENDLY hostel meaning that our female guests can look forward to the following privileges:
· Female only dorms (if requested)
· Regular drinks offers for our female guests
· Special discounts on certain activities for girls that stay with us
We offer 4 types of different rooms for your convenience. You can choose from an 8 bed dorm with individual fans for each bed. You also have the option to choose from a 4, 6, and 10-bed dorm all with an air conditioning unit.
Our central location offers a wide variety of restaurants, cafes, bars, parties and shops right on our doorstep. You are a mere eighty meters from one of Thailand's premiere beaches not to mention being on the door step of most of the major parties on the island including the half moon, black moon and waterfall parties, we also supply free taxis to the famous full moon party.
· Nightly events including the largest beer pong tournament on the island, wet-t-shirt / short competition, International Shot Challenge
· Motorbike and jeep rentals.
· The best Wi-Fi (in all rooms) on the island
· Access to Muay Thai training gym and swimming pools
· No curfew
· Shower gel in bathroom
· Key coded swipe system for entire building ensuring your belongings are safe.
Finally, cleanliness and safety is of paramount importance to our business. We are committed to being the cleanest hostel in Thailand and all dorms and bathrooms are cleaned daily with all beds made with fresh linen.
Join us for the fun!!
* Due to our popularity we are always pushing the boundaries of capacity. Early booking is essential. On occasion we may be over booked, in which case customers may be moved to our sister hostel (1min walk) where you will experience the exact same (if not improved) housing conditions whilst continuing to enjoy the famous Ringside parties.
Availability & RatesTo view availability and prices please select dates and click 'Update Dates'
Hostel Facilities & Policies
- Air Conditioning
- Book exchange
- Cable TV
- Ceiling fan
- Free City Maps
- Free Internet Access
- Free Parking
- Free Wifi
- Hot Showers
- House Keeping
- Internet Access
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- Outdoor Terrace
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Towels Included
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 3 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
Very flexible in to accommodate all travelers at nearly all hours. No drugs. Minimum stays required for holidays and full moon parties. No smoking inside this building (we want to keep the fresh paint smell).
A few important rules:
- Check In from 10 am
- Check Out by 11 am
- We operate a no-smoking policy throughout the building
- No drugs.
- Minimum stays required for holidays and full moon parties.
- Cancellation must be made 72 hours prior to your arrival day. Failure to do so or a 'no show' will result in a cancellation charge equal to 100% of the total booking. Any and all deposits made to Ringside or any other agency are NON REFUNDABLE..
DISCLAIMER: Prices that are confirmed at the time of booking are payable in full upon arrival. Please note that although prices may vary and fluctuate depending on availability and your choice of room, once a reservation is confirmed the price will not increase or decrease therefore any other special offers or promotions will not apply.
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In order to get to the hostel promptly and with a set price and haggle free, we offer a taxi service pick up from the ferry. Please contact us on +66 88 181 3744 if you like us to pick you up.
Otherwise Thongsala Pier: Ask any taxi driver to take you to Ringside and they will no exactly where it is. If you prefer to walk it is only 1.5 km from the pier. When you exit the pier turn right and continue walking down the main road. Ringside Guest House will be on your left side between Big C and Outlaws Saloon.
From Haadrin pier: Tell the taxi driver to take you to Ringside Guest House by Kobra muay thai stadium.
Ringside is conveniently located on Ban Tai beach only a 10 minute walk from Thongsala pier. We are situated next to Big C, which is one of the biggest shopping centers on the island and perfect for all of your shopping needs. We are a 15-minute taxi ride to Haad Rin full moon party beach and only 5 minutes from the Half Moon, Jungle Experience, and other parties on the island.