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Penzy Guesthouse Reviews

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

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338 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 95%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 96%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 96%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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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


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


Thank you for looking after us Penzy. You are a lovely kind lady :-)

  • 15th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Guesthouse is located just off the main chewang road but slightly outside the busy centre. Around a 15 minute walk to central chewang. Guesthouse is extremely clean and really nice rooms. Have stayed here 3 times in past few years and Penzy is such a good host. Penzy is really helpful with any requests such as trips, laundry, transport etc. Really reccommend this hostel for those that want to be near central chewang but away from any noise. About a 2 minute walk to chewang beach


People are really nice! Penzy helps you with everything. The rooms and beds are perfect.


Staff were great, Penzy and other woman working there were very helpful. 5 mins from beach, 25 mins walking to party zone. Nice, quiet, clean place. Price was a bit high as there were many other hostels nearby for much cheaper (800 vs 1300 for air conditioning). Would highly recommend Potts guesthouse restaurant to eat, 5 mins to the right on the main strip across the street from a place called Rose and Crown. It was the best and cheapest Thai food we had on the trip - went back 4 times!


Staff at Penzy's are all very helpful and nice people. Hostel is kept very clean, rooms are cleaned everyday. Penzy can get discounts on tours so just ask. You can rent a scooter from them too. Penzy's is just off the main road so quiet for sleeping but really close the beach and bar's/restaurants. All the usual things you need are nearby. You can rent a beach towel from them too but we had bought some. We found most of the good food places were 20 minute walk down the road. We recommend :)


The staff at penzy were extremely helpful! I was very comfortable staying there. Place was very clean and there was plenty of hot water!! Overall an excellent stay!

  • 4th Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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.

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That's when the DVD Player and DVD's in the room come in handy ; )


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!

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