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Moo 2, Koh Tao, Thailand

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485 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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Lovely extremely clean hostel, very well air conditioned. Modern, especially rooms and toilets. Very helpful reception desk. Close to pier literally a 3 minute walk. Near to Sairee beach With all the bars and clubs etc. As a group of 5 girls we felt safe as did our belongings. No common room but that didn't bother me- we could hang out in the reef bar opposite no problem.

  • 28th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Staff were very friendly and helpful. Walking distance to different beaches, the pier, restaurants and bars. Showers are decent. No common room and dorm is slightly secluded so not that great for solo travellers in my opinion.


I was greeted by the lady on reception by first name which was very welcoming! Helpful and lovely lady. Nice private beds with wall dividers. We booked our snorkel tour at the hostel. In room lockers and balcony to the room. The only thing was the smell of the toilets! I think it was the cleaning products they use but its enough to make you gag in the morning!! You are given fresh sheets to make your bed with and own reading light and plug sockets next to bed. Great location close to harbour.


Had a great stay here, the 24 hour air con is super, the beds areally comfy. Rolf and all the staff were really friendly & welcoming. Would stay here again For sure Thx Rolf

  • 3rd Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


This hostel is a bit of a strange one - no atmosphere as there is no social area within the hostel, which made meeting people hard. Our 14 bed dorm had only 4 people staying in it which didnt help the sociability of the place. Wifi only worked at one end of the dorm, so i couldnt use wifi whilst in bed. Had to make and strip my bed.Really liked the London Underground theme and the receptionist, Maria was so helpful when checking out as I was very ill and was moving to a more comfortable hotel.


Nicely designed hostel for the space. Close to the pier and about 10 minute walk to Sairee. Reception hours aren't very good. It's run like a western hostel -do your own sheets etc and proper bed allocations. Beds were comfortable and had plug/reading light. Lockers fine. Place was clean but the toilets have the worst smell, the air fresheners in the cubicles don't really improve it. Bad wifi (standard) and difficult to break the ice with no communal area besides the bar.


Staff very helpful and friendly, easy to chat to and solve any issue. Good location, close to port, but easy to get to other places to do and for food. Facilities good, only downside was the wifi in my bed spot wasn't the best. Bed comfy and air con nice.


Got battered with the manager, great guy great hostel very clean!!! Fit female worker xxxxx


The staff were really helpful and let me check in early. That's probably the best thing about this hostel. I stayed in a bed near the air con, which meant being chilly constantly, despite the 2 blankets I had been given for this reason (nice staff). The showers were cold and the drains blocked. There was sometimes a smell of sewage too. There are better places to stay on the island. Book here for one night, and then find somewhere else to stay.


Owners were super nice and helpful. Dorms could get a little loud at night and showers were always clogged though.


Exellent location, nice host, best price

  • 21st Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Thailand
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Really nice place with really lovely staff, just not a very social place unfortunately. Great location if you want to go diving, plus you get discount i think! But im not a diver and each bunk is separated by a wall, which is great in the mornings when you dont want everyone seeing your sleepy face, but kinda feels like it separates you from your roomies which makes it even less social! Still enjoyed my stay here nevertheless!


Had a great stay at this hostel. Loved that it was close to the pier and could walk it in 2 minutes. Rooms are really clean and the staff is amazing. Helped me determine everything I wanted to do. I actually extended my stay for a few extra nights. Met some cool people here as well.


Good AC and WiFi that usually works. Cold showers. One of the better hostels on Koh Tao to stay in.


Rolf was fantastic with accommodating for our stay, cheers dude, Robbie & Sam!


Awesome hostel as far as location goes, 5 minute walk as soon as you get off the ferry. The bathrooms needed some up keeping, the shower drains were clogged and bathrooms needed some cleaning. Owner was very nice and answered all questions. Would stay here again.


This place is very conveniently located next to the pier. We stayed here for 3 nights. Beds are decent and the bar across the street is a good place to hang out, but the toilets are in very bad condition. Most of the times very dirty. Overall, okayish. Would look for something better next time.


The reception is in the tour shop next door and shuts at something silly like 5pm. The dorms are ok but because the air con is on constantly it is freezing cold with only a thin blanket, they did say we could go down and grab some more but when they shut at 5pm its not really helpful. The hostel is located amongst all the dive shops lots of restaurants but is a 20 minute walk to Sairee Beach.


Good location and good security. Staff are nice and speak English well. I was issued dirty and stained bed sheets of low quality. Poor lighting and quite cramped everywhere inside. WiFi doesn't work well and people can always be seen camping out right next to the router to get Internet. This led to a lot of phone data usage. Bed electrical outlets are weirdly constructed and do not work well. No true common area, but they are affiliated with a nice bar across the street.


I absolutely love this hostel. I booked in for a couple nights and ended up staying five. The staff are absolutely amazing. The wall partitions between the bunks give you a bit more privacy and the bathrooms are simple but cleaned regularly. About a 15 minute walk from the bars and main beach but right next to the pier so getting on and off the ferry is really convenient. Lack of common area wasn't an issue, met a ton of people and congregated at the bar across the street almost every night!

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