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191/13 Moo 2, Chaweng, Koh Samui, Thailand

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88%

Rating
115 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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91%

Very good hostel! Location is good, far enough away to get a good nights sleep, close enough to walk to beach/bars. Food is amazing and cheap! There are 2 lady's who stay there all day to cook/clean ect. The owner Ricky is a top bloke and will help you out with anything! Deffo recommend!


91%

Good Food and very friendly staff!!


94%

Great hostel! The owner is really helpful :)


91%

Stayed on Koh Samui for the full moon party. The owner went out of his way to help us get to the party, arranging all our transport and even drawing us a map of Haad Rin Beach to make sure we knew where we were going. Great location, 5 min walk to the beach and right by the main strip of shops and bars. A/C rooms with comfy beds, would definitely stay there again.


94%

Great stay at this hostel, two dorms rooms that very clean with AC and fans. Good atmosphere as stayed during the Full Moon Party, Ricky the owner helped us out with the Full Moon tickets and gave us great recommendations on where to go during the night. Food is served downstairs at possibly the cheapest prices on Samui and is excellent. Recommend staying here.


83%

My stay was great, Ricky is a very welcoming owner who is willing to help you out or recommend something. The atmosphere is good if you are solo traveler. The downstairs area even has cheap food and nice patio.Also, location is good, it is near a supermarket and close to the beach. You can walk to most places. You definitely feel safe at the hostel as well. One bathroom was probably not enough for how many people are in a room but it included shampoo and soap! Very nice!


100%

Love this hostel and the food the woman in the kitchen makes is to DIE for! It's close enough to all the bars on that main strip and you have a 2 min walk to the beach. The hostel owner also lets you use his hard drive for watching movies on the TV in the main area which is good since it was rainy season for us!


86%

By far the best hostel i stayed in Samui which also has the best location, had a really good time, clean dorm, the best wifi i've experienced in thailand, free filtered water and yummy thai food and last it was my first hostel where the owner offered couple birthday ice cream cakes to celebrate its customers'birthday which also help everyone get to know each other and hang out before heading out. Will definetely come back next year....

  • 19th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Texte: Great location so everything is few minutes walk whether it's the beach, the mall or the night life, clean room with AC, wifi was really fast and the food here is yummy, probably the best thai food i had in thailand. Thanks for the stay Ricky, had an awesome time.

  • 19th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Met great friends during the stay, Ricky the host has the heart to take care of the hostel and helped us to get good deals for activities. WiFi is smooth and location is good. They have good currys for dinner too. Guess the atmosphere depends on who you'd stayed with but I'm glad that I've stayed here.

  • 9th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


77%

We had a great time at this hostel- it's fairly small and Ricky - who is the owner - is lovely! Very laid back. The food downstairs is amazing and so cheap! The communal areas could be improved and they are quite small but we did make friends. We all went to the full moon with Ricky which was really good. It's a great location- near everything. It's not the most modern and I wouldn't say it was spotless but we had a good time!


89%

Really good hostel, the owner Ricky is a great guy who even organised a trip to Full Moon for the whole hostel. Atmosphere was great, met some cool people. Bathrooms were only area of improvement. Great location and Gail the chef is amazing.


83%

Best hostel on Samui, for sure! Very social and we liked that it is not that big, so in the end, everybody knows each other. The kitchen is really good, one of the best food we had while travelling. It is a pricey for backpackers though, but if u consider all the pros it is worth the money, and also just one shower and wc for 12dorm is not enough.. I recommend this hostel! Cheers Ricky!


83%

Good location to the beach. Rooms are basic but clean. The bathroom isn't the best and shared between lots of people but somehow you don't end up waiting for too long. Ricky is really helpful and for that reason I came back to stay a second time.


77%

Prime location, super close to chewang beach. Smaller hostel, just two bigger rooms, good food! Not exactly clean - especially the bathroom downstairs, shower curtain needs to be changed badly, nobody likes mold Ricky!


80%

Does the job


80%

Brilliant location, close enough to the party strip but far away that you can get a peaceful sleep. Nice & clean hostel with a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. Also very helpful owner Ricky.

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


91%

The best thing about this hostel is the food, the cook makes the best food I've ever had since being in Thailand.


94%

Ricky the owner very helpful and friendly and the location was perfect 1 minute from the main drag. The wifi is the best in Thailand works EVERYWHERE amazing food! Really try the madman curry free water sunscreen and great size to meet peope. Also no commission charged here when you book your tours. Be warned you might stay here longer then you plan to!


77%

A decent place overall. Maybe a little expensive for what you get, but the location more than makes up for it though. A 5 minute walk from the party strip but far enough away so you can sleep. Free filtered water is provided and the restraunt downstairs has cheap, good food. The owner, Ricky, is a cool dude. He'll pretty much do anything to make your stay more pleasant. Apparently there are cheaper places nearby where you get more for your money, but I never saw them. Would stay again.


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