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Baan Kai Hostel Reviews

3/9 moo 4, Baankai Road, Koh Phangan, Thailand

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36 Total Reviews
  • 96%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 97%Staff
  • 97%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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Everything you need in a hostel 5 minute walk from most things you need and a 2 minute taxi to the full moon party. The owner took us out two days free of charge to explore the island. Met some great people staying at the same time. He bends over backwards to help you with anything you need and makes a big effort to bring everyone together.


Such a great place to stay! Easy to get to the FMP and a great sociable atmosphere. Goff was the best. So nice of him to organise the day trip to the beach and the waterfall. Learnt a lot about sea cucumbers! Even when my friend and I got sick, he was amazing. She vommed in the sink and he was totally cool about it (my mum would kill me) he even gave us some medicine!


If you ask me why Baan Kai Hostel? The first thing on my mind is Gof. Who's Gof? He's the owner of the hostel and he helps us a lot during our 5 days trip at Koh Pha Ngan. Gof is really really nice person and we enjoyed our stay there. Hostel environment is okay, valuable for moeny and you get to meet lots of people. Small hostel but worth to spend your time here. Location of the hostel is a bit far from town, but grocery shop is just next store and lots of restaurants are nearby.

  • 7th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Bathrooms could be cleaner. Air out the living room


We had our best experience in Thailand at this hostel. Gof was so kind and helpful to everyone that stayed there. He brought groups of us on day trips and showed us amazing parts of the island on his own time. He was more than willing to help us with anything we needed and was full of great advice. The atmosphere at the hostel was amazing and it was so easy to meet people. The beds were comfortable and our room was air conditioned. We will highly recommend this hostel to anyone that asks!


Perfect for full moon goers, singles and groups. It really is the owner of the hostel that makes this place so good. He couldn't have been more helpful. Got everyone involved, took us on day trips, gave us all free rides to the parties. Would highly recommend anyone to stay here. It's pretty much in the middle of the two main places so a moped or taxi is needed. Some great restaurants in walking distance too and a sauna/pool next door for 50 baht all day.

  • 6th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


If you want a place to make lots of new friends and stay in a buzzing and friendly atmosphere then this is the place for you. The owner Gof is a super guy and so helpful. He took everyone out on little group trips and BBQs. Great place especially if your looking to go to the full moon party and want to meet people!

  • 9th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


This is one of the best hostels I've stayed in and you could not meet a nicer guy than the owner. We enjoyed our stay here so much we decided to stay an extra few nights after the full moon party and explored the rest of the island with Gof. There were some top people staying at the hostel during our stay. Will definitely be staying here again next year!


A good distance away from Haad Rin, however it is so easy to get a taxi to/from there. Took probably about 10 minutes by taxi. Goff, the hostel owner, is so lovely and helpful. He made our stay here! He was more than happy to tell us the best places to visit. There is also a wide variety of movies in the communal area. I would definitely recommend staying here!


The owner Gof is without any doubt the best one I had during my trip. He organizes trips and bbq's free of extra charge (of course you pay for the costs), and he creates a social atmosphere, is friendly and nice to chat with. The common area is very relaxing when hungover with lots of movies and tv series.


Great hostel, small, just 20 beds, but for that reason really good to meet other travellers. Good beds, nice common area The owner is a great guy, he really took care of us, made sure we were ok and aranged nice trip. Had a great time with great people. Definitly can reccommend it!

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