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Backpackers Information Centre & backpackersthailand.com is recommended by:

 

 
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Lonely Planet, Discover Thailand (2nd Edition 2012)

Koh Samui & the Gulf Coast's Best Section: Recommended Resource Backpackers Information Centre (www.backpackersthailand.com)
Lonely Planet, Southeast Asia on a shoestring (16th Edition 2012)

Tourist Information Section: A must for travellers looking to book high-quality tours (diving, live-aboards, jungle safaris etc) and transport. Run by friendly expats.
Lonely Planet, Thailand Islands & Beaches (8th Edition 2012) & Thailand (14th Edition 2012)

Tourist Information Section: A must for travellers looking to book high-quality tours (diving, live-aboards, jungle safaris etc) and transport. Not just for backpackers, it's an expat-run travel agency that offers peace of mind with every purchase - travellers are provided with the mobile number of the owners should any problems arise. It also runs Crystal Dive shop next door.

Websites: Backpackers Thailand (www.backpackersthailand.com) Everything you need to know about Ko Pha-Ngan, from booking accommodation to finding out the Full Moon schedule. Doubles as a vast resource for the whole country as well.

Getting There & Away: Visit Backpackers Thailand (www.backpackersthailand.com) to get detailed departure times for additional Andaman destinations.
Lonely Planet, Thailand Islands & Beaches, Issue 6 2008 Edition

As the only travel agency recommended on Koh Phangan, Lonely Planet Author Brandon Presser writes:
"Backpackers Information Centre (www.backpackersthailand.com). A must for travellers looking for info and tours, this standout operation is run by a gregarious Harley-riding expat. The UK-born owner has hung up his backpack in Koh Phangan and now helps others discover the island (and the rest of Thailand). He can hook you up with an assortment of quality activities such as scuba diving and live-aboard boat trips, and works hard to ensure that his customers are satisfied".

Other Activities Section: There are loads of opportunities to try your hand at watersports, including jet-skiing, kiteboarding, waterskiing, sea kayaking, windsurfing and sailing. Back on land alternative modes of transport include 4WD's or quad bikes. The friendly staff at the Backpackers Information Centre can help you arrange any of these.

Diving Section: Lotus Diving - This terrific dive centre has world class instructors and owns two beautiful boats (that's two more vessels than most of the other operations on Koh Phangan). Two and three dive adventures run run between 2300B-3500B. Trips can be booked at Backpackers Information Centre.

www.lonelyplanet.com

Lonely Planet, Thailand 13 edition September 2009 Edition

We are pleased to announce this is our FOURTH consecutive year recommended by the Lonely Planet upgraded editions! Thanks to everyone for all your continued support!

The author of Lonely Planet Thailand 2009 states:

"A must for travellers looking to book high quality tours (diving, liveaboards, jungle safaris etc) and transport, the Backpackers Information Centre isn't just for backpackers. It's a travel agency that offers peace of mind with every purchase. The friendly owners, a husband-and-wife team, have travelled all over Thailand and dedicate their time to helping others discover the island and the rest of the country.

They also run the Crystal Dive shop next door and offer a cosy internet lounge"

Other mentions:
'Backpackers Thailand - www.backpackersthailand.com is a handy site managed by the island's Backpackers Information Centre. Offers info on local news, transport and Full Moon fun.'

LOTUS DIVE: 'This well reputed dive centre has top notch instructors and owns not one, but two beautiful boats. Trips can be booked at Backpackers Information Centre (Lotus diving Haadrin Office).

'The friendly staff at Backpackers Information Centre can attend to any of your water sports needs.'

Safari Eco Nature tour can be booked at the Backpackers Information Centre

CRYSTAL DIVE KOH TAO - 'is the Meryl Streep of diving operaters winning all the awards for best performance. Its one of the largest schools on the island (and around the world) although high quality instructors and intimate classes keep the school feeling quite personal. Multilingual staff members, air conditioned classes and an on site swimming pool sweeten the deal.'

The owners of Backpackers Information Centre 'also run the Crystal Dive shop next door' to Backpackers Information Centre.

www.lonelyplanet.com

 
Rough Guides Thailand 2006

"The excellent, English-Thai Backpackers Information Centre (www.backpackersthailand.com), based to the south of chicken corner, is a very reliable and clued-up full-service travel agency, which can make bookings and give advice on local tours and travel throughout Thailand and Asia; in the shop you can consult a large database of advice and commments from previous customers. Also agents for Lotus Diving."

www.roughguides.com

Rough Guides Beaches & Islands 2006

"The excellent, English-Thai Backpackers Information Centre (www.backpackersthailand.com), based to the south of chicken corner, is a very reliable and clued-up full-service travel agency, which can make bookings and give advice on local tours and travel throughout Thailand and Asia; in the shop you can consult a large database of advice and commments from previous customers. Also agents for Lotus Diving.'

www.footprintbooks.com

 
Footprint Travel Guides Thailand

"Backpackers Information Centre Koh Phangan Hatrin 077375535 www.backpackersthailand.com. An invaluable source of information and the only TAT registered independent travel agent on the island. Run by Thai-British couple Rashi and Bambi who are experts on accommodation, tickets, health and safety. Their website contains plenty of reliable advice, articles and updates"

www.footprintbooks.com

Peterpan Adventure Travel, Australia

Backpackers Information Centre,
Tel: 077 375 535 (www.backpackersthailand.com) is A MUST to see! Have a talk to he who knows it all (Bambi), a great tour shop,diving, tours, bus tickets, rail tickets.

www.peterpans.com
 
Willma Guides Sweden 2007

www.willmaguides.se