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Backpacker Samui Hostel Reviews

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

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88%

Rating
93 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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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%

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)


77%

Nice place with a nice guy Ricky who is doing evrything to make your stay as nice as possible. The only downside is the toilets. They are a bit small, but it is not the end of the world. Cool place, close the beach and all the party


100%

Loved my stay here so much I doubled my night's, cheers Ricky. Sam.


91%

Nice little hostel. Close to the beach and night life. Air con in the room and comfy bed.


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.


89%

Would definitely recommend this to anyone travelling to koh Samui. Small and very friendly hostel. Ricky, the owner, was really welcoming and offered great advice on what to do in the area, where to go and travel advice! As a lone female traveller, felt very safe and secure and met some great people in the hostel too! Basic facilities but everything you need-clean bed, shower, air con and wifi!!!

  • 7th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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)


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