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

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84%

Rating
88 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 73%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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100%

Very clean hostel and friendly staffs. Just one minute walk to the beach and five minutes to downtown. Would stay here again once going back to Samui.

  • 5th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

Such a great hostel in Thailand. Friendly staff and have a good time staying here.

  • 27th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Thailand
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Nice place,Warm Welcome & Comfy bedding ^_^

  • 16th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sri Lanka
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


83%

Good location, 2 minute walk from the beach. Jiggy was lovely and very helpful.

  • 28th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


80%

Good hostel for the price.


91%

Nice little place. Clean and close to the town. Free drinking water and good air con. Only negative is that there isn't much of a common area so it was a bit lacking in atmosphere.


71%

About a 5minute walk from the nightlife. There are some restaurants and bars near by. They rent motorcycles for very cheap there. All the rooms have a shared bathroom but it is very nice. I think this is the cheapest place in Chaweng beach area.

  • 11th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


66%

If you want to be able to have a good nights sleep and away from the hustle and bustle of typical Thai Party hostels, this is the right place for you. Stayed in 4 Bed Dorm and it was clean with good sized lockers. Bedroom was cool and a good break from loud hostels. This is somewhat far from the excellent beaches in Samui but near enough to walk to the Arc Bar and Green Mango for some mad partying in Samui. Conveniently right beside the 7/11, this hostel was a good value for your money and sleep


86%

I took a shared 4 bed dorm. The room was not very spacious, but it was clean and very comfortable, and there are lockers for everybody. The washrooms are clean as well.The hostess is very kind and friendly. Good location, across the street from the beach, and not directly in the center of town which means it is more quiet, yet it is just a short walk to all the action.


86%

Great little place that costs less than your drink on the beach will. In terms of budget accommodation, this place cannot be beat. Stayed in a 4 bed room and it was awesome, small, but very clean with comfortable beds. About 10 min walk from the madness of the main stretch of Chaweng. Couple of areas to improve: only the lower bunks have access to electrical sockets, also the toilet is very basic, could do with an upgrade. All in all, I would definitely stay again!


100%

This hostel was amazing. Definitely in my top 3 hostels I've ever stayed in and I've been backpacking for years! Ziggy is so funny and helpful - she booked all my transfers/tours so easily (and cheap). Everyone should stay here while in Koh Samui. It's located a 10 minute walk away from the main area but is directly across from a really lovely beach. The beds were so comfortable! And the decor of the rooms/bathrooms were really funky. Next time I am in Samui, I will be staying here again.


80%

The hostel was a perfect location for the beach and about a 15 minute walk to the main strip of restaurants and bars. The hostel itself was always clean and the staff very helpful with booking trips and onward journeys. The 4-bed dorm was pretty small and felt pretty crowded when all 4 of us were in there. Bathrooms were ok but don't expect any power from the shower, more just a dribble! There wasn't really an atmosphere there and I didn't really meet anyone from the other rooms.

  • 15th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Very best staff of any hostel we have seen in all of Thailand. Truly helpful and great at finding the best deals.

  • 8th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Male Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


66%

This place was convenient in Chaweng and the party/bar scene but the bathrooms were a little shabby and the rooms small and tight. It has no kitchen and no common area so if you are wanting to be social you'll have to flash your wits in the halls and in your dorm rooms. The hosts were nice though really friendly and helpful- the only downfall for me was the bathrooms and size of rooms but otherwise if you are wanting to be close to the scene and are on a budget this is a good place for that.


83%

Close to the beach (which is the only good thing about Samui) shops and nightlife. Not that sociable though.


86%

Really nice hostel, a bit of a walk from the main shops and resturants but not too far, really friendly helpful staff, nice that they had free drinking water too!


80%

Only stayed one night but the beds were comfy, and everything was clean. No real communal area though and it was quiet when I stayed so didn't actually meet any other guests. Staff seemed nice and friendly enough and helped with all enquiries.


100%

Very comfortable place. Thank you :)


60%

Didn't have the best experience here. The hostel itself is clean though rooms are small. Both hostels are out of the way, have to walk quite a while to get anywhere. I wasn't allowed to stay in my originally booked hostel and had to stay in their other one and after 2 nights left to go back to koh phangnan as I disliked Samui. Came back 5 days later to catch a flight the next day and they messed up my booking for that night and tried to charge me again.

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Regarding to this issue, our room is over as another guest had a necessary reason to extend stay so we moved guest to stay at our another hostel which is the same road. After two night we got informed that she wanted to cancel other nights because she wanted to go back to Koh Phangan. Then we tried to help her by giving money 50% back even the policy said it's non refundable! The last night staying, about payment once she told it's paid then it's cleared quickly.



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