Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent 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 9.2

  • Security 8.2

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    18 Jun 2022
    Lovely hostel with a lovely atmosphere, the pool table is a nice plus.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    16 Jun 2022
    The staff at Islander are all incredibly friendly and made the stay for me! Easy location and short walk to and from the pier.
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    15 Jun 2022
    Great hostel and really enjoyed staying there! Wanted to stay for longer but it was fully booked! The staff were really friendly and helpful. Cool atmosphere and the decor that nice.
    Scotland, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    01 Jun 2022
    First off, Koh Tao is such a vibe on its own, but the hostel staff, Kat and Tom, are top notch and that was huge for me. This chill hostel is located by the pier and was easy to get to right off the ferry. Tom, the owner, also runs a local dive shop, Finsanity. If you're looking to dive on Koh Tao, Tom will look after you like family. Stay at Islander if you're looking to meet so awesome people and hang loose. Thank you, staff, for making me feel at home and rock-on future adventure-goers!
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    19 May 2022
    Super nice staff. Stayed two nights and they Helped me out one night when I had an accidental gap in my bookings. Nice chill vibe with nice people and well priced drinks with clean rooms and comfy beds.
    Denmark, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    23 Jun 2022
    Lovely staff and such an ideal location for everything! Loved the water bottle refills - so useful. Not much of a social scene.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    17 Jun 2022
    Great hostel, we stayed in a private room. Was a little on the small side but it’s expected. Tom was actually amazing. It’s safe to say that they do not lack in customer care. We ended up going on a night out to fishbowl (also amazing) with some other visitors and Tom really took care of us, made sure no one tried to give us grief. The atmosphere is so good also. We made a few friends that we will surely keep in touch with. Would recommend for the vibes!
    Wales, Couple, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    18 May 2022
    I stayed here for 3 nights to do my scuba diving course. The staff are really helpful here and were great with laundry etc. such a small thing but loved the freezing cold water dispenser- had so much warm water in Thailand! Despite being after full moon it didn’t seem super busy but still felt like a sociable hostel. The air con was a good temperature and the bed was comfy. Downside is the room had lots of windows but no curtains so definitely wear an eye mask! The security of the door was a bit questionabl
    Albania, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6


    28 May 2022
    I thought it was good value for money but I just wouldn’t recommend this for solo travellers because the social spaces lacked and things shut very early. However, if you want someone close to the pier and with great access to any trips via boats then this is definitely he place for you:)
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 6.3


    17 Jun 2022
    Is in a good location right next to pier and beaches and close to all the bars. Ko tao is small so if you get bikes you can easily get to all the great beaches and viewpoints from here! Didnt have much atmosphere/feel like many people were there, very small social area.
    England, Female, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Towels Not Included
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Board Games
  • PlayStation
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi