Baan Smile Hostel Reviews
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Good quality comfy beds, light and PowerPoint at each bed. Wifi doesn't reach the rooms though... Great location close to beach, shops and restaurants :) I would stay here again.
Very helpfull staff. Taxi droped us at the wrong place (the booking store of baan smile) The staff drove us to the correct location.
- Novice Nomad
- All Female Group, 25-30
- (1 review)
Baan Smile is a great place to stay. It is located just a short walk (2 minutes) across the street from Chaweng Beach and only about a ten minute walk from lots of restaurants, bars, clubs further down the road. The staff, led by the owner Jiggy, is great. They are friendly and helpful and seem always available if you have a question or problem. I stayed in a private room on the third floor with a shared bathroom. The room was great. Small and basic but the beds are super comfortable.
The staff were the most helpful and friendly of any hostel in Thailand so far
Good hostel. The lady on the reception was so friendly and helpful!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)
The owners are fantastic they are very welcoming and will help you with any query you have. Short walk to main strip but far enough that you dont get the overwhelming noise from the bars. Would definately recommend and will be returning.
Staff is very kind and made me feel very welcomed to come back in every day! Have good recommendations and made booking tours easy. Getting extra towels for the beach and shower wasn't a problem. Good place to stay on a budget, but close to Chaweng.
The staff were very friendly and helpful. Although the room was small it was still good value for money. Very happy I stayed here.
Excellent service and the host spoke excellent English. Highly recommend
The staff here were really friendly and the rooms were very clean. If I remember rightly they were a fairly new hostel and they had two hostels so make sure you know which one you are going to as the taxi drivers did not have a clue. We went in peak season and compared to the rest of the island this place was good value for money. It was about a 15 minute walk from the most popular beach on the island but we hired mopeds anyway. The atmosphere is what you make it, chill out area upstairs with TV
The owner was absolutely fantastic. She helped us with everything and seemed to genuinely care about her guests. Shame about the location of this hostel.
The hostel is in a great location. Room and facilities were basic. The great thing about Baan Smile were their super friendly staff. Even after we came back to Koh Samui and stayed in a different hotel, we dropped by to say hi to Jiggy and thank her for all her help and recommendations.
Not a bad place to stay for a night or two. Rooms are tiny and there is not much for a common area. The woman who runs the hostel is lovely and helpful though, which makes up for some small faults.
One of the best hostels I've stayed in. Very clean, staff are friendly and helpful, they have lockers in the rooms and it's only a couple of minutes from the beach. Can't fault it.
The staff at this hostel were very kind and helpful. The location was excellent, next door to a 7-11, two ATMs, and a short walk across the street and through a hotel to get to the beach. It was also a fifteen minute walk to the night markets and many good bars and restaurants. The four bed dorm rooms are on the smallish side, but they do have lockers, blankets, sheets and pillowcases. The hostel charges 20 Bhat for towels. The bathrooms could use hooks for hanging towels and clothes.
Perfect hostel, amazing staff and location. Good wifi and clean rooms everyday! Staying here again on the way back!
This was a great hostel to stay in. Generally when I'm travelling I'll walk down the street I find a travel agent to book future trips and excursions but these guys were super efficient and competitive with pricing. They also really cared about your well being and safety. Loved Baan Smile Hostel. Would have been perfect of they had a restaurant and bar.
Nice quiet hostel just outside the hustle and bustle. Had the dorm to myself which I loved but not great to meet people. Very comfortable stay
This a quirky little place. Very simple and does not pretend to be anything more. The staff are excellent and can book all your tour and transport needs.
We stayed here 3 nigths, the staff is great and the location is good aswell. Just about a 10 mim walk to get to the busy part of town. I recomend it👍