Home to the world's greatest Hostels

30,000 properties, 180 countries Over 3.5 million guest reviews 21 million bookings

The Magic Wave Reviews

111 Moo 1, Bantai koh phangan, Koh Phangan, Thailand

Reviews & Ratings Explained


79 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 76%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

The rating percentage is calculated from customers who booked within the last 12 months.

All ratings and reviews are based on the feedback and opinions of the customers who submitted them and do not express the opinions of Hostelworld.com. This way, you get an up-to-the-minute opinion of just how good a hostel really is.
Read our review guidelines »

  • Show:


We spent a very nice journey at The Magic Wave !! The owners are really kind and the atmosphere is so cool. Next time we come back to Koh Phangan, we already know where we will stay :)


Lots of mosquitoes and a scary dog which is aggressive when you return late at night. Vibe much nicer when lots of people around.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello Simran, You explained me your fear about ALL dogs,we understand that.Anyway,told you to don't be scared about our dog.I explained that to you and showed that he's very kind and will never be agressive or attacking someone.In Phangan you got a lot of dogs everywhere, you must know that, but i never saw an aggressive one against humans.Mosquitos?We are @ 15 meters from the beach,means that it's a very "mosquito free area", so i don't understand.Thailand is a tropical country with mosquitos.


Great hostel. New ish owners are a lovely couple from Belgium. They were great to talk to and drank along with us. They are in the process of improving the place quite a bit. They also have 4 lovely pet dogs. Some of the stuff in the hostel needs some work (no shower certain meant the floor got wet easily for example) but on the whole great experience. Would go back again.


We spent 2 nights in the hard road villa..it was raining but the atmosphere was really nice. The owners are amazing! Super friendly and they always help u for everything! Location is good as well..close to the beach..half way for the full moon party..


My friend and I had a great stay here over the full moon party period in April, the villas are small so you meet people really quick and become a little community. The villas are off the beaten track a little which but not to far to walk to anything. The bar was pretty expensive also compared to other places. But I enjoyed my time here and would def stay again.


Upon arriving at the hostel Lucille was very pleasant and showed me to my room, which was lovely - seemed cool and clean with beds that were relatively comfortable. I was shocked however by the bathroom. It was very rundown, unclean and there was a definite issue with flushing of the toilet! Nothing in way of atmosphere that evening but able to use neighbouring hostels for that. It has a pool, and excellent wifi connection! I'd stay again, in the hope it was an 'off' day for the bathroom

View all Koh Phangan Hostels

Please give us your feedback