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Koh Tao Backpackers Hostel Reviews

Sairee Beach, Sairee, Koh Tao, Thailand

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75%

Rating
438 Total Reviews
  • 74%Value For Money
  • 76%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 75%Staff
  • 70%Atmosphere
  • 69%Cleanliness
  • 70%Facilities

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80%

Don't order taxis from front desk will rip you off. Also they ask for a passport of you when you check in don't forget to get it when you check out as they won't remind you! If you are up for an early morning ferry can easily be forgotten, my friend realised when we were waiting for ferry. Luckily got back in time..

  • 18th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
The morning shift (pre 6am) was a new member of staff working on trial sorry so he may not have known the best places to recommend getting taxis from and sorry he'd forgotten to give you back your passport on your check out, as I say he was new and on trial. He's no longer working at the hostel now as he was struggling with some of the procedures and understanding some of the customers as he is still learning English.

91%

Great hostel with a great location, 2minutes walking from the beach and it's great party bars at night. Also great deals for diving (discounts) with David jones locker diving club at 50m walking. Staff is very kind and helpful to give you tips and tricks (restqurant, bikes, taxis etc.). Our dormitory was correct and the sanitaries were ok as well. Very nice atmosphere. The pool is nice as well.


71%

great location near the bars. The pool pictured is slightly down the street but can use it. Showers and toilets kind of grimy, Uncomfy beds and quite cramped rooms. Chill out areas to meet people. Lockers in rooms


94%

The staff are AMAZING! Everything was good because of them! I extend to 3 more nights and had one of the best experiences in my life! I have no complaints, only good things to say! I'd definitely come back! Close to everything and VERY safe!


69%

I stayed here one night, it was ok but not the best. Location is close to Sairee Beach.


89%

Loved the roof !

  • 3rd Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

All the bad reviews about this place are rubbish! We stayed here only booked for one night and wanted to stay for longer unfortunately it was fully booked. Aircon in rooms clean powerful showers comfy beds. You get what you pay for but we lived it here and are planning to return at the end of our trip


86%

Hostel is located right next to all the bars and restaurants and is right next to the beach. Staff are lovely and very helpful. Showers and toilets are basic, but they work and always have toilet paper so can't fault them! Definitely recommend this hostel, will be staying there again!

  • 29th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

Great hostel. Stayed in 4 beds dorm with AC, the beds were all right but the room was rather small. Located right in the middle of everything which was nice, but also meant that it was a bit noisy at night. Toilets and showers were ok, not fantastic but somewhat working. There is a roof terrace and a pool which was really nice!


100%

Much better than I thought from the pictures. Nice staff and clean place with a rooftop which i loved it!

  • 26th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


77%

Great location and the common areas and rooftop sofas are really good however the staff aren't very helpful. They didn't even show us to our room or where the toilet is.

  • 23rd Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


66%

Staff helpful

  • 22nd Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Thailand
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


49%

The bathrooms and common areas were very dirty. The staff were not welcoming and the wifi didn't work

Owner Comment (Hide)
So you are saying with 2 full time cleaners the common rooms and bathrooms are still not clean, if this wasn't in the middle of the night (the do only work from 8am to 7pm)then it sounds as though we may as well just sack the cleaners and save ourselves two salaries then. Not sure what the staff are really supposed to do to be more welcoming, helpful tips would be more useful here. How could it be possible that the WiFi didn't work for 2 days, surely one of the guests would have mentioned it?

51%

This was one of the dirtier if not dirtiest hostel we stayed at during the whole trip. The staff were not that friendly they eventually got the job done but every time you asked for something you felt like they were being inconvenienced from playing their candy crush constantly on their phones. Room had great AC but very small not a lot of room for bags. The bathrooms were pretty gross and all the showers on our floor the heating units were all broken. Would def never come back.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Funny as when we checked all of the showers work fine and produce hot water, I think this customer just struggled with the ELB safety feature on the showers. If something is broken or you just don't know how to use it then please just ask, as waiting until after you leave to complain about a non existent problem just does two things, 1 - mean you don't fully benefit from the provided facilities and 2 - make you sound pretty daft because your complaint is due to you not knowing how to do it.

54%

There are some bungalows next to this hostel where you'll pay the same for a private bungalow instead of charing room with boys and girls all together.

  • 9th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Yes there are two bungalows next to the hostel which you can book in from Silver Sands and the rate of those varies between 600-1,100 baht a night. These are fan bungalows so they don't have AC, but if you want a private room then getting your own bungalow/room from www.silver-sands-resort.com is a good idea.

74%

This hostel is very well located!!! The rooms are good and the bed are nice. The only problems I found were the showers, which had very very low water pressure, sometimes impossible to shower. Also if you are going to koh Tao for scuba diving I would recommend not staying in a hostel (in general) since some of the dies are early in the morning a d koh Tao has a very good night life, therefore your roommates will get to the hostel at the early hours in the morning. In general the hostel was ok.


74%

Good location. They had two common areas but I still had trouble meeting people because they only had people in them when they were drinking buckets. Wouldn't recommend for a solo traveler.


69%

Nothing special. Rickety bunks. Anyone can walk right in. Cool hang out areas. Looked as if the staff cleaned the place pretty frequently.


46%

not super clean (the no shoes policy makes things a bit hard in my opinion), half of the shower had cold water and some shower were not working... I didn't find the staff very helpful either...

Owner Comment (Hide)
The no shoes policy does cut down the amount of sand people walk into the hostel massively actually as otherwise there would be same everywhere. It sounds like you aren't aware of the ELB safety feature on the showers in Thailand (noted we need to put more signs upstairs in the new showers) as they do only give out cold water if that has been tripped and not reset. Just checked them and none of them aren't working... so user error by the looks of things. The cleaning girls don't speak English

74%

Good location, only 3 min walk to the beach. They have a deal with a closeby diveshop so you get discount on your stay if you dive with them or free stay with a course. Showers and bathrooms need an update or could at least be cleaner. Staff at the front desk is really friendly and helpful. I was in the room right next to the front desk so it could.be quite loud with people coming home from a night out . Good a/c throughout the day and lockers in room. would stay here again


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