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As all the comments read, goff is the best reason to stay at the hostel he is a legend! Decent location aswell, quick bike ride to haad rin or taxi but good if you want to chill also.
Really cool hostel, pretty basic but the owner Goff is the reason to stay here. He takes you all out around the island, shows you cool places and everyone gets to know each other. Had a great time
Had an amazing stay here during the full moon party. Gof is a wonderful hostel owner, by far the friendliest and most helpful I've ever encountered. He took us on trips in his own truck and even to shops if we needed things. He is a genuinely amazing person and became our friend too. He ensured we all had a great time and by the end of the trip I came away with a bunch of new friends. The hostel has a sociable lounge area with tv and bunch of films and dorm beds are comfy and personal! Love it!
The hostel owner is phenomenal. He goes out of his way to bring the hostel together, make sure everyone is having fun, and show them the island. He organized a day trip for beach/hiking, and had a huge BBQ after full moon party. The hostel itself is great, but he makes the experience unforgettable. I'd definitely recommend staying here if you have the chance!
I stayed at Baankai hostel for 5 days during the full moon party period. The location of the hostel is great as it is not too close to Haadrin so getting a good nights sleep was easy. It is also very close to the jungle experience party. The highlight of the hostel is its owner Goff who puts in the extra effort to ensure all his guests have what they need and enjoy themselves. Goff was great at bringing everyone together to have a good time and as a solo traveller I am very grateful for that :)
Great hostel on koh phangnan. Clean rooms and bathrooms, has a kitchen you can cook your own meals in, great big common area with a nice tv and huge movie selection, close enough to haad rin, comfy beds. Owner of the hostel, gof, is an awesome dude. Extremely helpful and willing to go the extra mile for his guests. He is the best. Stay here if you're coming to koh phangnan!
We had an amazing time at this hostel during the full moon party. Location isn't right on Haad Rin but we preferred that. Only a 10 min taxi ride away for 100baht. Goff was such a great host,full of knowledge and info and also took us on a couple of day trips in his truck, free of charge. Fab atmosphere. Only negative is the water stinks of egg, think it's a dodgy drainage system in the area. The restaurant next door is AMAZING! Delicious plus the cheapest beer in Thailand!!
Great hostel for the full moon party (I was recommended it by another traveller). It's well located (a short songthaew ride to Haad Rin, walkable to the Jungle party) and has a really nice restaurant immediately next door (selling good quality cheap food). The hostel owner is fantastic - very friendly and helpful, and took us on trips to bottle beach and the sunset bar. Dorms had lockers and beds were good. No AC but lots of fans (mosquitoes weren't a problem). Highly recommended!
Gof who runs the hostel was absolutely brilliant - he took everyone at the hostel for days out, took us all to the jungle party for free, and organised all the taxis to the full moon for (which was only 10 mins away), as well providing loads of info about koh phangan and other places in thailand. Hostel itself was clean and comfortable, and has a tv, movies and a even a Wii in the common room. Restauran next door is really good and cheap which is a nice bonus! Would definitely stay here again!
Stayed 5 nights and had a fantastic time! The owner is a legend! While there he organized day trips for the hostel and provided any information you could ever need about Koh Phangan. Many joint trips are organized with the hostel next door and you are able to rent motorbikes from that hostel as well. Baan Kai has an awesome common room with a big TV and countless movies to choose from. We didn't get around to using it but they have a Wii as well. 10/10 I would definitely recommend!
We stayed over the last full moon period and had an amazing time! The hostel owner makes the place as he is always so friendly and helpful and even took us on a tour of the island one day. The beds are clean and comfy and the aircon is an added bonus! There is also a great communal area downstairs making it easy to meet other people in the hostel and to just chill out and watch a film post full moon! Would highly recommend staying here, we had some of the best times here!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
The hostel had an amazing atmosphere and Goff the owner is a big reason why. I noticed he consistently asked what each guest is doing for the day, and if multiple guests had the same plan he'd suggest going together. This was a great way to subtly get the guests to meet. I had an amazing time and truly felt like we were all one big family.
Gof the owner was a really nice bloke, he speaks very good English so he's easy to ask for recommendations etc. He drove me and my mates to the shop a couple of times as well which saved some money on taxis! The fact the hostel is a little while from haad rin meant food was a lot cheaper in the vicinity too.
- Novice Nomad
- All Male Group, 18-24
- (1 review)
Gof was so accommodating! He helped us in any way he possibly could.. Offered us a ride to the hospital when my sister got sick, let us use his phone to call Canada when our bank card was compromised, took us to a viewpoint, was happy to have our friends from another hostel hang out and have drinks in the common area. He even gave us a free ride to the jungle experience with all of our friends who weren't staying there. A genuinely nice guy! it's further from the full moon but only 100 THB taxi
- Novice Nomad
- All Female Group, 18-24
- (1 review)
The owner Gof is such a nice person. He is very helpful in so many ways. He gave me a lot of tips about the island. They arranged cheap and nice tours with their private jeeps. He gave us free rides with the jeep to the Jungle party and boat to Koh Tao because the taxi's are so expensive. This included my friends from different hostels. Only downside is that the water smells so bad. I hated showering in the hostel. Location is okay, you need a cab or scooter to get to the centre (15 min)
Definitely one of the best places to stay for full moon! I am a solo female traveller and I was looking for somewhere with a good social atmosphere. Geoff was the perfect host and helped us with anything we needed. He even organised a day trip for the whole hostel and took us to some amazing beaches I would never have found on my own. For both the Jungle Party and the Full Moon party Geoff organised transport and also got us UV paint for the full moon. Stay here for Full Moon!
The owner is really friendly and active with the guests