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Nid's Bungalows Reviews

Soi Poolsawad, Chaweng, Koh Samui, Koh Samui, Thailand

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166 Total Reviews
  • 72%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 67%Location
  • 73%Staff
  • 63%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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I was shocked at the gross animal cruelty on show here. They had a concrete fish tank that contained 2 very large fish which had no more than 6 inches left space left from the either wall when they turned. Because they are in such a confined space they just continually turn and turn. They are unable to swim in a forward direction. I would love to ask the owners how they would feel being confined to such a small space for the rest of their lives. The staff were also very unfriendly.

  • 3rd Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)

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Before making ignorant and emotional criticism like this, our guest would have been well advised to first educate himself on the characteristics of this particular fish species. And, had our guest opened his eyes during his stay with us, he would have observed the care Nid extends to all the animals at Nids Bungalows. We are sorry this guest did not direct any concerns or questions he may have had to us during his stay, rather than using this forum, after checking-out, to display his ignorance.


Nids Bungalow has a good vibe. The owners family lives on site. The owners also like there animals as well; there is a easily 15-20 cats, a few dogs, roosters, 2 large dinosaur like freshwater fish, and a bunch more I have heard but not seen. Nids is an easy place to stay for a few days. So easy, I extended my stay from a week to 11 days.


Really comfy bunk beds in the dorm rooms, very clean! Pool was fantastic and the breakfast was too! About a 20 minutes walk from the mane bars but there's bars around that arnt amazing though. Overall a really nice stay


Pets looked a bit ruff, asked for a poached egg with toast and got raw boiled eggs and told it was her first time making them, should leave the cooking to the cook next time, also when I did get the cook I asked for something off the menu but got told to pick something from the breakfast menu as she was to busy. I liked the swimming pool and location.


I am really enjoying my stay at this hostel. This is likely my last night here, and I will be sad to go. The staff is warm and welcoming and works hard to keep the place clean. This is perhaps the cleanest hostel I've ever stayed in. The rooms are cleaned daily, and they even change the bedsheets and provide a fresh towel on a daily basis. The wifi is reliable, breakfast is delicious, and the pool and surrounding environment is fantastic. I would highly recommend!


The walk to the beach is closer to 10 minutes... Maybe a little less. Some of the areas on the path to the location are not well lit. I literally turned on my cell phone light while walking late at night.


A great hostel, the dorm room was brilliant with everyone having their own fan and curtain for their bed. Also one of the few places in Thailand where they are taking care of their animals of all types and Alan one of the owners is an absolute legend!


Great place, very cozy. Staff are very nice and helpful. Though seems more like a resort than a backpacker hostel and a bit of a walk to beach and party streets, on the other hand, it isn't noisy, so you sleep in peace


Staff were lovely, but sometimes were hard to get hold of. A bit out of the way, 10/15 mins walk to the strip/beach.

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