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Backpacker Samui Hostel Reviews

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

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87%

Rating
75 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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86%

This hostel has everything you need - good wifi, aircon, towels and bathroom. What sets it apart though is the friendliness of owner Ricky. He offers great tips on Samui and the full moon party and makes everyone feel welcome.


83%

Good small hostel. Only 2 rooms. I was in both. They are different and one better than the other one. The opinion might change depending in which you were. But, both are good. They clean everyday, small bathrooms but still okey. Lockers in the alley not in the rooms. The owner takes care of everybody, makes you feel home. He also organizes activities for making all the people meat each other. Good atmosphere. Great location, close to the main road, the beach and the airport. Very good wifi.


97%

Cool place and the owner Ricky is superb.


74%

The owner is very nice when you first check in but you may need to find him first! Didn't see him much after that but the rest of the staff were pleasant enough. Good location if you want to be by Chaweng Beach, although it's not on the beach front it's only a moments walk away. Good clean room with aircon was a definite bonus! Although only one shower/ toilet for 12 people however surprisingly didn't cause much of an issue. Bedding was comfortable for thai standards so also happy with that.


91%

Great location in the main town. A short stroll to the beach, ark bar and all main bars. The food is awesome and friendly staff. Didn't really have a bad word to say.


74%

Dorms are quite allright but the bathroom is very small. The location is good and meals as well. For the price is alright.


100%

I found my time at this hostel extremely fun, great location close to all the bars clubs beach ect. Clean rooms, beds changed daily. Ricky the hostel owner was very friendly and helpful at giving advice on where to go. Cool guy, will definitely come back again. Fredrik

  • 22nd Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


77%

Not a bad little hostel - when I was there it was filled with 18-19 yr olds who wanted to get drunk all the time which was a bit unfortunate on my side as I felt like I was back in magaluf. Nice staff though, very helpful. If you want to be really close to the bars it's a great location.


100%

Best hostel you could ever stay at. Great atmosphere, perfect location for drinking and beach days. Hostel owner is a legend and a great drinking partner!! Stayed here on three different occasions and never want to leave. Alice Alice Xx


89%

I really enjoyed my stay at Backpackers Samui Hostel and would have extended but it was fully booked. Good location, really close to everything. Staff was friendly. Room was clean and the bed was good. There were 12 people in the dorm but it was surprisingly quiet and I could get a good night sleep. The only thing that was annoying that there was just one toilet/shower for 12 ppl so it was nearly always occupied in the morning and in the evening.


26%

HORRIBLE! STAY AWAY!!! the owner was so nasty and it seemed that I was bothering by checking in. Very aggressive. He said he was "tiered" because he was out partying for his birthday. Was not helpful. The bathroom was DISGUSTING!!! Look somewhere else!!!!


97%

Staff can be a little slow (particularly with checkin/checkout), but apart from that, a lovely hostel that's centrally located, clean and sociable. The food in the hostel is great and Ricky is really helpful with local resources.


100%

Great location, friendly staff, strong AC


63%

Liked: Clean and big room, good beds. Disliked: Only 1 shower and toilet for 12 people, not enough. They open late and close early. You can go in with your key, but in the early morning and after 10pm there is no place to sit so you are forced to go somewhere else.


94%

loved this hostel... Beds are very comfortable, staff are friendly and helpful. Very clean also the food is amazing!! Will be returning when back in samui!


86%

Pros: Free cold water to fill up your water bottle; Ricky, the owner, is super friendly; comfy beds; shower curtain separating "shower" and "toilet" prevents water from getting all over the place as per usual in Thailand; soap dispenser in the shower; Internet works; storage lockers with key; great location; fair prices for food/drinks; scooter rental. Cons: The woman who assists Ricky is a bit too grumpy and her English isn't that great; the annoying "bar chicks" at the massage place next door.


91%

Really easy to get to from samui airport; 10-15min journey by mini bus. Warm welcome by the hostel owner Ricci, very helpful and friendly. Nothing is too much of an ask. Very sociable environment everyone talks to everyone; making friends was easy here. Great location 5mims walk max to the beach which is lovely, and 5-7min walk to the party strip and clubs. I would highly reccomend this hostel, me and a friend ended up staying far longer than planned because we loved the atmosphere so much.


97%

Awesome place in the heart of Chaweng. Really good dorms and the food is great Aldo. Ricky and the rest of the staff are very friendly and helpful


100%

I don't usually write reveiws but for this hostel I had to! It's easy to meet people with a little common/seating area inside and outside, if you want to stay in for the night the owner ricky lent us his hard drive to watch movies and the restaurant downstairs has great food at cheap prices!! Ricky the owner is amazing, one night when we had nowhere to stay he put up an extra bed for us to sleep in - really a great guy! Location is great too. Overall GREAT hostel! Would definately stay again!

  • 7th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

I really enjoy the time there. It has been one of the best experience in my life. I will came back 100% sure.

  • 7th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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