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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

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Islander

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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Property Description

At Islander hostel, our GOAL is to make sure that our guests have an UNFORGETABLE island EXPERIENCE.

DO NOT TAKE A TAXI! The hostel is located in the center at Mae Haad, less than a two-minute walk from the main pier where you arrive by boat and just around the corner from the walking street that parallels Sairee Beach. . Koh Tao is a small island so even the farthest destinations are only a walk away or short motorbike taxi ride away.

OUR DORMS: We have very spacious AIR-CONDITIONED dorms with 10-12 beds each with access to two electric outlets for charging and for plugging in a night lamp. Each dorm is equipped with secured lockers. The mattresses are very COMFORTABLE. We have multiple HOT showers and toilets. And FREE WIFI. The area is quiet in the night for GOOD sleep.

Our BAR & RESTAURANT are super affordable for backpackers combining Thai and Western food and various drinks with daily HAPPY HOURS. We also offer FREE DRINKING WATER refills to reduce plastic waste.

FACILITIES: Come and meet fellow travelers in our spacious common areas. There is a central open patio covered by a tree canopy. There is a lounge chilling area with bean bags and a projector screen for movies. We organize KARAOKE night every Tuesday and social 'shared table' every Thursday with LIVE MUSIC. WIN a great price with our BEER PONG tournament every Saturday night. We also have FREE pool table and HAPPY HOURS every night. We offer discounted activities like Thai boxing, cooking class, yoga, massage… We also sell travelling tickets, snorkel tour, Diving course. Whatever your interests are, let us know! We are here to help you get the best experience and connect you with the best things to do and not to miss whilst on Koh Tao.

DIVING: From August 2019, we have a new Dive Centre at the hostel with the latest brand new diving equipment. FINSANITY dive center are committed to FUN and SAFETY. “We are uncompromising on safety and believe in professionalism at all times. However, we also believe that the experience must be fun and at Finsanity the word is SEAS THE MOMENT!

Reservations: The reception and restaurant are open at 8am until 10 pm. Please email us if you plan to arrive after 6pm so we can save your reservation. Check-in time is 2pm and checkout time is 11am. Once you check in, you need to pay for the balance due for the entire stay as booked with a security deposit that you will get back when check-out. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.6

  • Security 8.3

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 8.6

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 7.9

  • Facilities 7.9


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    06 Sep 2019
    Absolutely loved this hostel we stayed for 5 nights and met so many great people. It's really close to the pier and also only a short walk away from most of the best dive schools and the busiest bars and clubs on the island (yet far enough away that you can't hear the party!). The staff were so helpful and friendly and clearly enjoyed themselves. They even came to party with us one night. They have the best free breakfast I've had in Asia in a long time! Good food and good vibes!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    09 Aug 2019
    I loved Islander! The staff are super helpful and fun, the beds are decently comfy, the location is great, the food is awesome and there's a water refill station! They even had a free Thai buffet one night. ONE WARNING: do not rent motor bikes from the place next door!! Huge scam if you even scratch the bike a tiny bit and they don't offer insurance
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    07 Aug 2019
    Just stayed at this hostel for the last few nights and I had an incredible time. The staff are so helpful and are always happy to give you all the advice you need to fully experience paradise that is Koh Tao. I was told that it’s recently been taken over and the new owners are on a mission to make this the place to stay in Koh Tao, and only my short time here I could see they were well on the way to achieving this. Diving then across the road was Finsanity which works with islander 5 stars!
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    17 Aug 2019
    I was supposed to stay 2 nights, I ended up here for a week! The location is great and the staff very nice. The free water is a real plus! This hostel is ideal if you want a quiet place and get good sleep: it was perfect since I was diving a lot. If you are looking for a party hostel, maybe you should opt for somewhere else.
    Italy, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    23 Jul 2019
    Great hostel, friendly staff and walking distance from the pier. The rooms are air conditioned and there are places to sit downstairs. Very close to restaurants, bars, shops etc.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    19 Jul 2019
    Cool, friendly place. 15-20 minute walk from the Sairee bar stretch, so a more laid back vibe but everyone still up for a good time. Big rates for free water refills. Beware the spiral stairs when drunk.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    27 Jun 2019
    Very nice stay, clean and spacious rooms, good aircon, fun vibe, yummy food and nice and central to the port, about a 10/15 min walk to Sairee beach
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    22 Jul 2019
    Love Green Shelter!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    21 Jul 2019
    Super close to the beach. And a short enough walk from the nightlife. Beds are comfortable.
    Ireland, Female, 18-24
  • 3.7

    Rating

    30 Jun 2019
    Unbelievably rude staff! Upon checkout I mentioned that I needed to pay for the single night I extended, however the hostel demanded 2 nights payment. The staff denied the amount of time I had stayed while refusing to return my passport unless I pay more money, in addition to the treat of police involvement. This also happened to another guest during my stay. Would not recommend, much better hostels very close by.
    England, Male, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Towels Not Included
Services
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • PlayStation
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


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