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Baan Smile Hostel Reviews

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

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147 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 74%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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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.


#Beds are sooo comfortable#You can have a nice sleep here. #Bit far from the main street#it takes about 10-30min walk to get to the main street(main beach/nice restaurants..etc.)


They sold me a elephant trekking with a monkey show included... the elephant are horribly treated and the monkeys wit two meter de chain on the neck... the most sad show of my life...


the best staff ever, she doesn't speak so good english but at least try her best haha, the rooms are clean, good atmosphere and the location its good or can be not so good depending in what are your plans if you are planning to the full moon party its a good idea to stay here!


Lovely hostel! Staff are lovely, always more than happy to help you with anything! Helped us book a fantastic visit to and thong (and because we were guests, it was discounted!). Couldn't fault it!


Pretty good hostel if you're looking for a cheap place to stay on Samui. Bit noisy from the traffic and the a/c in one of the private rooms didn't work well. Owner is helpful and gave me a good discount on a day trip to Angthong marine park. Very friendly cleaning lady too. Would stay here again.


Really enjoyed my time in this hostel! We turned up a day early and because the dorms were full they gave us a private room for a cheaper price. The place was extremely clean and the staff were lovely! Would definitely stay there again :)


We had a short but great stay at baan smile! The staff were friendly and helpful, with great suggestions for places to eat and help getting to the airport! The rooms are fairly small but are clean and secure.


We really enjoyed our stay here! The ladies at the reception were so nice and made you feel like family and always asked about your day! The beds are incredibly soft (the softest I've had while traveling in Thailand so far) and the AC was super cold so it was awesome! Its about a 10-15 minute walk from the busy area which was sort of nice because we were looking to relax. The hostel is pretty quiet and not too busy but I came with a friend so we really enjoyed the down time and relaxing!


Fantastic hostel with brilliant staff!

  • 24th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


If you are travelling alone, dont go there!!! There are not many people staying there so you will meet almoat nobody. Friendly staff, clean.. 15 min away from city

  • 14th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Austria
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Great place to stay, a little but far from Chewang but that was a good thing as it was quiet and relaxing. Very easy to get around anyway. Staff were wonderful


This is a fantastic hostel if you're here with a friend. There isn't a common area, so may be a bit hard to meet others. The beds are really comfy, the staff are very friendly, the location is great. Close to the beach and a nice walk to the busier area, which we liked because the busy areas can be a bit overwhelming at times. Great value for the money, would definitely recommend and would stay again!

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