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Moo 2, Koh Tao, Thailand

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82%

Rating
282 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 73%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 74%Facilities

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91%

Great hostel location, good layout of rooms and beds. Each bed has got separators. Good nights sleep, air con rooms. Good bar over the road with good food. Owners are great and always willing to help!


97%

It s a very great place to stay if you want both the cheap beds, but also the great location! The staff was friendly and helpful, and it was easy to get to know people there! I would have given you full score if there where a common room to hang out where you could bring food and drinks etc. Also a small minus for the smell in the toilets.

  • 13th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Norway
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

Outstanding location-4 mins from the pier. Security of every traveller is high on the priority list by Rolf the legend! Very clean, very helpful and very concerned about your stay on phi phi. Free snorkelling equipment which saved us heaps on ridiculous deposits and renting. Originally booked for one night due to bad reviews of no communal area but after spending one night extended to 4!!! It's directly across from bar with free pool and cheap drinks couldn't want for more Safe, clean quirky!! X

  • 10th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


74%

I enjoyed my stay here. Each set of bunk beds is separated by a solid wall so you get lots of privacy. A little far from Sairee beach but still lots around the hostel and if you're diving at a company near the pier it's perfect. Not a very social atmosphere so don't expect to meet many new people there but in terms of a place to sleep, it did the trick. Reception closes very early so it's tough if you're diving all day and need something in the evening it's a bit tough but not really a big deal.


94%

Had an awesome stay here and would reccomend it to anyone. The owner Rolf (spelling) is a great guy and treated us to beers because we were the only guests there. He's also doing a ton of work on the hostel, it's new and impeccably clean. Bathrooms are cleaned frequently, AC is always pumping, never turns it off which is a huge plus. No hang out area but it's no big deal.


83%

Nice place as a Backpacker. Honest owner.Nice bar in front of the hostel

  • 3rd Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belgium
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


89%

It's a nice service to borrow snorkeling equipment for free if you stay in the hostel, but the snorkel didn't work because water streams through the outlet if you are under water. Everything else: just perfect, very great place especially the connection with the Reef-Bar! :-)

  • 28th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


89%

Couldn't ask for a better manager, so helpful for any of your needs. One of my favourite stays while traveling asia as the dorm was fully booked and met so many people! Awesome discounts around the island just simply show your key. Reef bar across the road works as the meeting point before nights out and also has the best burgers and chicken on the island! Probably the best western food I had throughout my travels and when you first arrive you get a complimentary drink!!


97%

Close to piers and beach but a bit far from the bar area (Sairee). Lots of privacy and safety with lockers and cameras. Staff is really cool and keen for a beer at the bar accross. I've met great people every night I was there despite the low season and having only one dorm (the other one is being renovated atm). Cleaned like 4 times per day and hot showers! No complaints really, I'd highly recommend!


80%

good clean hostel in a great location.

  • 13th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Thailand
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


80%

The location of the hostel is right at the pier, but a 20 minute walk to Sairee beach, so if you don't kind a walk along the beach to get to the busier area then it's a great location. The rooms are good, there are lockers and the bunk beds have a partition between them for a bit of privacy. The air con is good. The staff are very helpful and friendly and always give good recommendations. The only bad thing about this hostel is the smell at the toilet area- they absolutely stink!


69%

No communal area to hang out

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thank you for your review, But if you would have read the hostel description, You would have seen we do not offer a common room! That's why there is a 10 %discount in Reef bar and a Breakfast place just around the corner.

74%

Staff was really nice with giving tips on activities and flexible with different arriving time. Location is pretty cool, the pier is just few steps away. Walking distance to the area with more action and great place to start your trip around the island from. They offer discounts at stores/bars next door, which is pretty cool. A bit smelly toilets weren't bothering us too much. Aircon in the room-NICE!


89%

Loved the staff, the rooms were clean and the whole underground theme is cool with all the random fact sheets everywhere. The bathrooms are great. The partions in the room are good for privacy but also make it hard to socailise but i was a lone traveler and still made friends :). It's a good hostel I would stay again for sure


80%

PERFECT LOCATION, 5 MINS WALK FROM PIER

  • 30th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Thailand
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

Really happy with my stay here (accidentally stayed an extra night but they were really cool about it) the staff were really helpful and understanding. Good showers and toilets, lovely cold air con. Only thing slightly lacking was no common space but I met loads of people in the room or on the patio bit outside so it didn't really matter. I've already reccomended this place to other people and would definitely stay again! :)


94%

Great place to stay right on one of the main streets straight off the ferry.. Just walk up to your left. Staff friendly and helpful! A/c and clean toilets


97%

Great little hostel, great location and as its so small you get to know everyone so quickly. Owner is a down to earth guy how will even buy you a beer or two. Other employees are all very helpful and knowledgeable about the area. Security is very good, dorms are very clean and beds are comfortable and its very cheap, what more can you ask for!!!!!!! I would definately stay here again


63%

The pros - Helpful staff, great location, free snorkeling gear and Reef Bar opposite is a great place to hang out with free pool. The Norwegian girl who works on the desk is also smoking hot! The cons - rooms are dark and dingy, the toilet / shower area smells very bad and is loud in the hostel as there is no cloth or proper floor so it's echoey and you can hear everything everyone is saying whether they're in your room or the bathroom! It's an OK hostel overall but could use a bit of work...


89%

Would stay here again! Good value for money, clean and staff couldn't be more helpful!

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


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