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Koh Tao Backpackers Hostel Reviews

Sairee Beach, Sairee, Koh Tao, Thailand

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375 Total Reviews
  • 65%Value For Money
  • 72%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 76%Staff
  • 62%Atmosphere
  • 55%Cleanliness
  • 52%Facilities

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I don't know why this place has got so many bad reviews: for a low price you're staying very near the beach, the beds are reasonably comfortable, yes they're a bit squeaky but so what, the toilets and showers could be cleaner but they could be a lot worse, the staff were amazing and made my stay as comfortable as they could. If you want 5* accom then expect to pay 5* prices. I'd definitely come back.

  • 11th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


I really dont understand why so many people write bad reviews about this place. It is an awesome hostel in a great location, with all the bars, restaurants and clubs just a stone throw away. It also has a great chill out area with a swimming pool. The bathrooms are clean and the showers are hot and powerful. The rooms are spacious and the beds comfortable. Also, the guys who work on reception are among the friendliest and most helpful people I have ever met while travelling. Would recommend.


It's a cheap hostel so you get what you pay for. But it was pleasant enough, just 2 minutes away from beach and away from the main road itself


No common area therefor no atmosphere. This hostel consists of three 8 bed dorms and a toilet block so lots of people stay in their rooms. If you don't want people hanging around in your room talking etc while you're trying to sleep don't book here. A perfectly average hostel.

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Ah so you missed the bar/restaurant with 42" TV then, there are lots of tables and chairs in there for people to sit around to socialise. I'm also guessing you failed to notice the swimming pool also then did you? You are welcome to use these when staying at the hostel as I also manage the dive school that owns them, so I didn't feel it was necessary to build an additional common room inside the hostel itself as we already had those facilities 10m from the front door :p (4 dorms not 3)

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