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Koh Lipe Backpackers Hostel Reviews

No. 105, Moo 7, Pattaya Beach, Koh Lipe, Thailand

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49 Total Reviews
  • 73%Value For Money
  • 60%Security
  • 73%Location
  • 77%Staff
  • 60%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 60%Facilities

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Floor of the dorm is textured cement so it is always covered in sand (impossible to sweep). There is no common area or kitchen, and they won't rent you a towel (even with a deposit). The dorm door doesn't lock and when I was there there was a very drunk and beligerent "guest" bothering people. The staff said they'd have him removed, but he was back at midnight just as drunk.


The dorm was too far from the Walking Street. Coming back at night, it was slightly difficult as the sea level rose.. Need to walk into other resorts just to bypass the water. No dorm key... the door was left open all the time. For now, this was acceptable (safe), but I could not imagine such safety in the longer run.

  • 22nd Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Malaysia
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


Cliff and his wife Ruth (Mali Resort) are excelent hosts on an island that is not so hospitable. This hostel was a pleasant surprise in a sea of disapointment on Koh Lipe. The locals are oblivious to the fact that tourism and the sea are this islands lifeline. The island gets billed as Pinache with a high price tag. PINACHE No. The island is surrounded by a ring of trash that washes ashore on all beaches at high tide. Perhaps it is time for mother nature to reclaim this island?

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