Hostel attracts an unusual crowd -- lots of long-term guests and older backpackers in their 40s and 50s. It would be nice if they offered female-only dorms. Also, their security options are very limited. There are no lockers, and you have to store your valuables behind the front desk. The staff doesn't ask for ID when you pick your bag up--you just point out which is yours. All a thief has to do is point to the bag they want!
Has everything you expect from a hostel in the US. Very clean. I liked that there were a good number of female-only beds; some American hostels don't have that or only have a limited selection. Location is convenient but DO NOT walk to the hostel via Turk St. as it is very dodgy. Walking to it from the BART via Powell is fine.
the most beautiful hostel i've ever stayed in. wish the dormitory doors locked. there isn't a ton to do in lamai so i would only book a night or two, but it is great for a peaceful respite from chaweng / the rest of thailand.
This place is such a dive! i know you get what you pay for in this industry, but i have lots of hostel experience and have never been to a place this bad. Problems: 1) Cleanliness –– the sheets and pillows REEK, and the showers are disgusting (especially the curtains) 2) I got a mixed dorm because all the women-only dorms were full when I booked, and the men in there are so creepy! One of them walked around wit his pants unbuttoned and unzipped and his youknowwhat hanging out 3) lame breakfast