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Penzy Guesthouse Reviews

37/75 Moo 3, Soi Fuji Japanese Restaurant, Chaweng Beach, Koh Samui, Thailand

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344 Total Reviews
  • 93%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 93%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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This place is more like a guesthouse/hotel with no breakfast. The rooms are awesome for the price, big bed, spacious and clean, good location in a side street of Chaweng beach road. Penzy and her husband are just amazingly friendly and helpful, giving tips for everything (where to eat, location of everything, full moon party tips and so on), tours with discounts and just sharing nice stories. I found my home in Koh Samui :)


Very nice place to stay. Penzy is an awesome host!


Had a great stay here. Will definitely return at some point in the future.


Staff were lovely, helped us with all our queries and arranged our onward ferry for us. Room included air conditioning, a safe, a tv and a mini fridge so was definitely worth our money! Would thoroughly recommend a stay at this guesthouse.


Huge thanks to Penzy and David for their hospitality. I booked Penzy Guesthouse during the Full Moon Party period. Penzy and David were extremely helpful in helping us to book the boat rides to Koh Phangan and giving us tips on what to bring to the party. Security is a main concern for me and I never felt unsafe or felt that my things were at risk of being stolen at Penzy's. The hostel was also very clean and definitely worth the money paid for it.


It was very clean but not at all like the description online. We actually thought that we were in the wrong place! (The photos are also of a different guesthouse) Penzy is sweet but be careful booking transport through her, we almost missed a boat because she didn't tell us the correct time. It's best to use the travel agency down the street for travel. We also almost missed the full moon party because of false information on bus times.

  • 12th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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The description and the photos that you booked online are the same as Penzy Guesthouse. It would make no sense for us to show a different place than you actually stayed at. As far as the Full Moon Party, we told everybody to be here at 7pm for the pickup. All 40 people were here at 7pm (except for you) to get picked up by private minivans. Maybe it is because of the excitement of travelling overseas, but perhaps you are not paying attention to details as much as you should.


We stayed at Penzy's for 6 nights. The room was clean, spacious and comfortable. There was hardly any noise from the street or the other guests. The steps leading up to the rooms are quite steep and narrow. Our room was right by the illuminated sign and only had light curtains which let in a lot of light from the sign at night. It is about a ten minute walk to the beach and you have to go through a dusty building site or sneak through one of the resorts. Bring your own beach towels! No breakfast

Owner Comment (Hide)
Not sure where you got onto the beach at, but the public access to the beach is only a 5 minute walk, but there is a shortcut that is a 1 minute walk from my Guesthouse.


Clean, friendly staffs, close to all the happenings and the beach.

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