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

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88%

Rating
108 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 96%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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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.


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.


100%

Really nice hostel. Always clean and with a friendly atmosphere in the heart of Koh Samui. You're near everything, but still you have your peace. The owner Ricky is an awesome lad, who's always more than glad to help and even sometimes go out with the group. The hostel has a kitchen connected to it, and to be honest, that's the place where i had the best food throughout entire Thailand. Definitely the place to stay!


100%

Awesome hostel, met loads of people I now travel with. Rickie, the owner, showed us the best places for nights out (best clubs, best drinks etc), stayed onsite and generally is the ideal host. The hostel also provides laundry and the food is some of the best iI've had in Thailand (and cheaper than most places). STAY HERE!


80%

Stayed at this hostel for 4 nights with a friend. We slept in one of the dorms. Location was very good at this hostel, super close to everything you'd want to do in the Chaweng area. Staff is also super nice! Ricky (the owner) is a super nice guy and was always there to help out, be it finding somewhere fun to go at night or even trying to help if you're not feeling all that great. My only con with this place was the bathrooms, only one for a room of 14 people which isn't really enough.


97%

Great hostel, the owner Ricky is a super cool and helpful guy and has a constant presence at the hostel. Big comfortable beds, powerful AC, supplementary fans and an included towel. Only downside is that the hostel isn't super secure. Individual rooms dont lock, and at night the rear entrance is sometimes left unlocked when guests leave.


100%

The hostel doesn't look very nice, but you have everything you need


100%

Cracking hostel! Great people, ideal location, and Ricky the owner is an absolute dude! Top rated for a reason, and if I make it back to Samui I will be back there. Book ahead of time as it gets full up!

  • 12th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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