Very clean, very good facilities, amazing beds, nice huge lockers, personal bedlights and plugs; free popcorn and a TV room with DVD's if you wanna chill out a bit, free internet in the receptionist. It's pretty huge but still fairly easy to meet people. Staff are friendly and helpful. The area is great for shopping and perfect for getting around as you're right on a BTS station.
I only stayed at Salsa hostel for one night, but it was a great stay - staff was very helpful and spoke good English, beds were clean and comfortable, shower and toilet facilities were good, aircon was great, lockers were provided. It's in walking distance to the train station in Chumphon and easy to arrange transport anywhere else. Can't say much about the atmosphere though; there was barely anyone there when I was staying there! Got a great night's sleep though.
Great location for solo backpackers during the full moon party week as there is a social atmosphere facilitated by the energetic owner who is always up for organizing predrinking or transport to parties. The location is good because it allows you to get away from the madness when you need to and you can get anywhere from here on scooters that are cheap to rent. The hostel itself is a bit of a work in progress still but it's comfortable enough.
I had a fantastic time at Zackry Guest House. Staff was really friendly and more than happy to show you around and give recommendations and it's close enough to Pantai Cenai to walk and also close to a more quiet beautiful beach. Rooms were clean and comfortable and the maid was quite insistent about cleaning my room even when I had only been there for one night and wasn't too bothered about it. Would definitely recommend.
Great location, lovely staff, divine showers!