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The staff is very nice and helpful, the guesthouse is not far away from the beach. But we learned that you should never travel to Ko Samui in November during the rainy season. It was raining the whole days and there was nothing that we could do.
Extremely nice and friendly team. Good location in a quiet sidestreet, but very near to the beach and quite near to everything of interest in Chaweng. Big rooms with balcony and equipped with everything. Highly recommended!
The owners are fantastic. Very kind, and thoughtful. They offer much needed advice and are helpful I planning and organizing travel arrangements. The hodtel its self is as expected for the price and the islands life style. I'm accustomed to more generous interior design as this is extremely basic. If you have a hurt leg do that stay here as the stairs are steep and the hostel has many floors. No food in the room or you will attract ants!
Clean, comfortable with free wifi in the rooms. Staff were excellent.
- Novice Nomad
- Couple, 25-30
- (1 review)
We loved this guesthouse. Penzy and her staff were excellent. It was a 15-20 minute walk from the main nightlife but there was still many places to eat nearby.
This Guesthouse is good for couples and not party goer's as it is pretty quite altho i was here in low season, the staff are really friendly and will help with everything, we stayed in room one which has a ensuite bathroom and toilet also with a balcony if u smoke, the location is just off the main rd but we hired mbikes from penzy at 200b a day which is good no problems either, all in all nice stay and would return again if in koh samui again
We had a really nice time at Penzy Guesthouse, nice, clean rooms, very friedly staff, good value for money :-)
Very welcoming staff, good location (5 min to the beach), nice rooms, very clean. Perfect.
Absolutely fantastic! Recommend it! Thank you Penzy!!
Easy access to the beach and central Chaweng. Clean comfy rooms, bathrooms, and showers. Staff really makes this place though - Penzy, the owner/manager, is SO HELPFUL at booking tours, transport, etc. She and her staff really went out of their way to make our stay on Koh Samui super easy. We loved the guesthouse and would recommend it to other travelers. Great Value.
We had an amazing stay at Penzy's guest house. Penzy was lovely and very helpful. The rooms are spotless and spacetious! Opposite the beach and a very short walk to the main busy part of Chewang. Would definitely stay there again!
Best Hostel in Ko Samui!! Very friendly and helpfull staff!!
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
I would like to thank you Penzy and her husband for a great treat. There was three of us in one room and we stayed for 6 nites. Its just 5 min walk from the beach and 2 min walk from the main street, yet the price was very reasonable and we managed to bargin. Wi-fi included and everyday room service. I def recommend this place. One of the best deals in Thailand.
Penzy is a little too interested in your business, and it seems like it is just because she wants to sell you something and/or give business to her friends. The towels smell like mold.
Really friendly, reliable and helpful. Recommend staying there.
Stayed here with our two young boys. The room was really clean and we were given a warm welcome by Penzy and the gang. They were lovely with our boys as well. Very close to the beach and shops. Television was really fuzzy but there were lots of DVDs to choose from so it didn't matter. Only sorry we couldn't stay longer!
Kinda far from stuff, but the songthaew are only 50baht to the drinking area. But it got a bit annoying. Other than that, everything was great. Easy beach access, and they clean the room eavery day, which was awesome because everything gets really sandy. Not much for common space, definitely for groups/couples as there are no dorms, either. So if you're looking to meet people, I wouldnt stay here. Otherwise, loved it! Staff are all very helpful, above and beyond, thank you Penzy! Amanda
It was a great place to stay. Right near the beach, good food and all the amenities you might need. The staff were wonderful, super friendly and helpful. If my friends and I ever went back to Koh Samui, we would definitely stay there again. A definite recommendation.
Easily the best hostel I stayed at in thailand. Penzy was extremely helpful from the second I walked in the door, booked transfers to islands and tours aswell.. Definitely staying there again if I go back to koh samui
Stayed here for one night before heading to Koh Tao and it was nice. We arrived in the evening and didn't do anything in Koh Samui but it was a clean and quiet place to rest before heading off diving.