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Baan Smile Place Reviews

37/89 Moo 3, Bo Phut, 37/89 Moo 3, Bo Phut, Koh Samui, Thailand

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87%

Rating
120 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 93%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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94%

great hostel for solo traveller. met loads of people that I travelled to koh tao with.


94%

This hostel is lovely. The best thing about it is the lovely couple that own it. They are so friendly and helpful. The rooms are really clean and the best are really comfy. Not a party hostel but really nice is you want somewhere chilled out!


69%

Clean rooms with comfy beds, individual lockers and aircon. The staff were very friendly. Quite a walk to the main bars/ clubs but located really near many good restaurants and the quiet area of the beach!


86%

Brilliant hostel! Would've stayed here longer if it wasn't fully booked. Bit sceptical at first but by the end of my time I loved it. Most friendly staff I've encountered in Thailand. Always happy to help. They also have a travel agent as part of the hostel. Rooms clean, good beds, lockers, no shoes inside so it's quite clean generally. 5-10 min walk from main part of town and Chaweng beach. Good air con. Balcony. Good atmosphere. Would definitely recommend. Only downside is the bathrooms..


83%

Very nice, clean hostel in a great location close to chaweng beach. Staff were relaxed and friendly. Washing service and bikes to rent from the hostel itself. Beds comfy and private lockers for each person. Would definitely recommend!


89%

Really nice clean hostel, good location Very helpful staff Good value for money Only thing is bedrooms a bit small but no big deal, hostel has everything you could need


89%

Our stay at Baan Smile Place was the best start for our trip. The staff was welcoming and helpful and they truly wanted to make our stay enjoyable.

  • 9th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Finland
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

Clean and decent air conditioning, but very quiet and not very social. Good for a quiet restful night but not exactly a place to use as a launch point for going out


89%

Small place with nice staff and decent rooms/bathrooms. Perfectly clean and easy to book onward journeys as the hostel doubles as a travel agent. No wifi in the rooms, just the small common area (reception). 10 minutes walk to chaweng beach (far end) and 15-20 minutes to the main partying area, but easy to grab a songthaew to and from town in a small group.


91%

Clean with a great staff!! Enjoyed it! Although it is a long walk to the main bars (nightlife), it is a place that i suggest every backpackers to stay!


91%

Lady on reception (pretty sure she's the manager too) is super friendly, speaks great English, really helpful and looks after guests well. Good aircon, good balcony, great location, decent washing and transport bookings downstairs. Spot on!


89%

The staff was great about working with our time schedule to get us on an island tour. They were also very helpful in booking our departure ferry, bus and train ticket. Friendly and sweet!


69%

Really comfy beds, nice and clean and bike rentals available.


89%

Excellent location, short walk to the best beach on Koh Samui (Chaweng), plenty of shops nearby, walking distance to bars & beach clubs. Moto hire available at the hostel (hostel is also a travel agent) which is very handy. Staff are great!! Very helpful, showed us to an authentic local food market nearby (cheap food), and organised our pick-up / ferry to Ko PhaNgan. Very happy we stayed here in Koh Samui :) The rooms are clean, comfy big beds, only small common area but go to bars for social.


91%

I loved it here. All the staff were really friendly and the room was cleaned thoroughly ever day. The location is nice and quiet and near the beach. Really good services and tours offered, and the lockers were nice and spacious.


94%

Good hostel with friendly and polite service, also you can rent a scooter there and the owner helps with organising trips or transport for fery or airport, beds are very comfy and room with ac, hostel is not far way from beach. Good time and value for money.


89%

super clean, beds were comfortable, friendly staff. its a 10 to 15 min walk to the night life but i think is actually better cause you wont hear noise at night. is in town so a lot of places to eat and shop are close by. for the money that you pay, i think it is a great hostel! i dont know if i would recommend going alone although we met a lot od single travellers (but only bc they were sleeping in out doorm)


74%

AC in the room had no remote so I could not control it. When it was on it way too cold and when off it was way too hot. Reception could not really answer my questions about booking transport. Wifi does not work in the rooms and the lobby where it works was extremely hot and uncomfortable. Staff came into my room 3 times unannounced. Once to fix the AC which was leaking off the balcony and another time I have no idea why. No knock, just entered.


91%

I've been travelling in Asia for about a month, and this is by far the most clean and comfortable hostel I've stayed at. The staff are absolutely lovely and always willing to help! We ended up staying an extra two nights, because we fell in love with the beach on Koh Samui which is only a 5 minute walk away


89%

The lady who runs this hostel is by far the nicest and friendliest we have encountered on our travels so far. She was so accommodating and really made an effort to get to know and welcome her guests. I would highly recommend staying here!


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