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Baan Smile Hostel Reviews

119/46 Chaweng Beach Road, Bo Phut, Koh Samui, Thailand

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157 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 67%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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I had 1000 baht and a £20 note stolen, £40 all in all. Absolutely disgusted. Didn't realise until leaving the hostel which is obviously how the thief wanted things to work out. The wardrobe in our room did not lock and we thought it would be fine with the staff seeming nice. Obviously we were wrong.


Room basic and small. Bathroom/shower clean but are all in same unit


For what you're paying, the hostel is great. Also the staff are amazing!


Very nice hostel, well located and with very friendly and helpful staff. We just had a problem of being licked out at night, which was solved and shouldn't occur very often, but besides that everything was fine.


Very small hostel, good location if you are with others but I was alone and it was abit out a walk to the main nightlife if you are alone so didn't feel overly safe walking back alone after dark. You can easily get a tuc tuc there for 50 baht but if you needed a taxi back, taxi driver would be abit reluctant due to the fact you weren't travelling far and would charge around 200 baht. But the family that run the hostel are lovely, very helpful and I have nothing but praise.

  • 7th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Great hostel, lovely staff!


jiggy friendly and the service is great.

  • 29th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Jiggy is really friendly. Would definitely recommend this hostel.

  • 28th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Thailand
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Wouldn't really describe this as a hostel, more of a bed above a shop and somewhere to leave your bag. Owner was amazing and bed comfy, but only 1 bathroom and we were the only people staying here so 0 atmosphere, security good but after 10pm you have to lock up the shop below whenever you leave or enter the hostel. Beach is a 3 minute walk away and lovely. AC didn't work for most of our stay and leaked all over the bed but once fixed was very good, strong wifi in common areas and room A.


Nothing complain for this hostel. Staffs were super friendly and helpful. Bed is comfy and room is clean daily. The beach is just 2 minutes across the street and 10 minutes by walk to the downtown. It's perfect price in this location.


Staff very friendly and helpful. Good location just opposite beach and only a short walk to town. Double room good but shared bathroom and toilet all in one.


We stayed for almost a week. The lady who manages the hostel was so kind, caring and helpful and made the stay really enjoyable. The hostel can arrange all trips and tickets and is in a great location for the beach.

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