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

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122 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 74%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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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


So far the best hostel i have stayed in from my time in Thailand. The staff go above and beyond what they need to do to make you feel welcome and help you no matter what. Also, the two ladies that work on reception are incredible. Their English is as close to perfection I've seen from Thai people on my travels and can accommodate you no matter what. No hesitation in booking this hostel again!

  • 4th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


This hostel is away from the main area, close to nothing, very small, didn't see anyone else while I was there, no common area or anything to promote atmosphere


Good central location without being in the thick of it. Rooms are small but clean. Best thing about this place is the great staff who are so friendly. Both receptionist and cleaner.


The hostel is basic but very clean and the staff are very nice. Staff can arrange everything from scooters to tours, the common area is not much as the hostel is not large but perfect for couples and those who want a quiet get away. The location is good and allows you to explore the island well. Overall we enjoyed our stay. Thank you!


Very helpful staff, we arrived a little early for before check in but they let us leave our bags there whilst they sorted out our room and we went for a wonder. Helped us book a few trips with pick ups from the hostel, loads of trips to choose from and many leaflets and info there. The staff speak relatively good English. Nice clean ok bunk beds, good air con and showers are ok, bit basic. Location isn't far from the main strip of Samui where everything is.


Very nice hostel, great place, just 2 min to the beach. Very clean. I love it


There were only 4 beds to a dorm which was good. Wifi worked well. The "communal area" was, well, awful. You climb up a ladder type stair case to an empty room with 2 seats so nobody was ever in there. The staff were friendly but my friend did have one issue where he had paid them for the laundry beforehand but when we went to check out they said he hadn't so he ended up paying twice which put a dampener on our stay. It is a 2 minute walk from the beach but a fair bit more to the main street


Good location and excellent staff, could do with a TV and couch in the living room to make more of a common room meeting area.


Only 10-15 minutes from the centre and the festival mall. Beach across the street. Staf and owner very helpful and sweet. Definetely going to stay there again!


We stayed in a double private. The room was clean and comfortable. The staff were very helpful and organised. It is a bit of a walk from the main action of Chewang (about 15 minutes), but that suited us fine as we found Chewang to be a bit too brash and charmless. The beach is just across the road, we had water glimpses from our room. The only negative is that for the price we paid we would expect to have an ensuite bathroom, however we knew that wasn't an option at the time of booking.


Jig is great, her English is great, she is very helpful and honest.


Great service, good location. Not a party place but I still met great people to travel with


The place is at the North end of chaweng beach which you basically cross the road to get to. You should be able to get a decent night's rest here and the party strip is a 50 baht trip away in a red taxi. So unless you aim to only get wasted and not leave the strip, the location is great as you should be out exploring! Staff are lovely and can organise trips and transport including pickup from the hostel to the ferry, at competitive rates. Secure building with small lockers. Basic bathrooms.


Very good hostel! It was abit far from the center like 15-20 min' but i was with my bike!


Very friendly and helpful staff. Great value for money and perfect location for Koh Samui.


Cute little hostel not far from all the bars and shopping. Super clean and there is lockers in every room. Free WiFi and it even works in your room. And all the rooms have aircon. One night the dorms were full so we got a twin private for the same price. The owner is very sweet and made us feel welcome. Would definitely recommend people to stay here.


The staff were friendly, welcoming and helpful. The location was only a ten minute walk to the night life and across the road from the beach. Shower was weak but what can you expect from a backpackers? Definitely not a party backpacker vibe, no common room to meet people but if you have company that doesn't matter.


Good place for a nights sleep, not much else. Showers were cold. Good aircon in the room though, and the staff were friendly and accommodating! The main lady has great English

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