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Spicytao Bacpackers

35/23 M. 1, Ko Tao 84360, Thailand
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was very disappointed by this accommodation after reading other peoples reviews. The room was dirty, the bathroom was horrendous. There was a collection of plastic bottles around the window sills (many containing old discoloured water) so it shows the interest the cleaners had in tidying. The toilet didn't have a flush and it was the smallest toilet/ shower room especially... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had such high hopes for this place and it was shocking.. I agree there is a backpackers vibe a very stereotypical vibe like that one guy with dreadlocks attempting to be the next Bob Marley, the social currency is who ever has been to the most exotic country is super cool and general chit chat. We stayed in a... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To meet other travelers, it's fantastic. It's laid back, they have a tv with tons of digitally pirated movies and tv shows, good atmosphere, and away from town but not terribly (rent a motorbike). There are flaws to be aware of rubber like mats not mattress for beds, the fan room can be uncomfortably warm for some, the Internet is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spicy Tao is a hostel in some nice jungle grounds, 15 mins to beach (but this is not really a problem.) Guys on the desk are real nice and inclusive. Super friendly ;) Hammocks and chillout area with tv. Toast for breakfast which was always welcomed. It is cheapest place to stay on the island. Toilets do not smell so... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Perfect for people with backpacker spirit ! It had everything I could ask for : Good people, good vibes and good price. If you are the obsessed for cleaning kind of person or really need a comfortable bed/ hot shower that's not your place.

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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Stayed for a week at this hostel and wish I could of stayed longer. Great place, good social area to meet the others staying there. Guys that work there are great and are very welcoming. Its about a 10 minute walk to the beach, but worth it, great clean dorm rooms in a quiet location and not too far to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I was looking for a hostel with a good vibe where backpackers connect, hang out and go to the parties as a bunch of friends. Spicy succeded in creating just that! The common areas was always full of frienly people to share last nights experiences with or pick up as company for your daily activity. The staff is passionate about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The staff were such cool guys. 4 Irish guys, always looking to help, full of advice and know the island really well. The place itself has a pretty hippie vibe, good social areas, cheap beers etc. The SpicyTao booze cruise was brilliant, highly recommend. Its BOYB if you want so they are not just after your money- the boys genuinely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Such a cool place to stay!! The guys that run it are safe as houses! Communal area is tip top! I've had so much fun and a such a laid back time! It's like no other hostel I've stayed in!! You need to get in there like swimwear! If you don't stay here you're missing out! Believe me!!!! It's the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

I initially chose this place just because it was the cheapest I could find, but turns out it was an awesome place to stay as well. Super friendly staff. Great secluded location away from noise but not far from town. Free breakfast and kitchen utensils and utilities! This was great for me because I love to fix my own food... More 

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