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“Pure magic” 5 of 5 stars
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Spicytao Bacpackers
35/23 M. 1, Ko Tao 84360, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #13 of 68 Specialty lodging in Ko Tao
Stroud, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Pure magic”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

My friend and I stumbled across this wonderful haven after a two hour sweaty walk from the ferry port at 7 in the morning, to be greeted by free toast, tea, comfy hammocks and a lady cleaning her ear with a feather from the rebel chicken! Just the absolute perfect vibe, wonderful people, such a cosy family atmosphere, it really was the best way to end our trip and as many people do we could have stayed there for a long time! Klyde and Dave just keep you smiling all day long. Love to y'all at SpicyTao!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 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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Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

Spicy is a hostel so relaxed and full of nice people, you will probably extended your stay, as a lot of other people do as well. You can hang out at a cozy hammock filled relax area, and watch all the cheezy Will Ferrel movies you like! The staff David and Clyde are super friendly dudes. I had a great time staying here! Would reccomend it to anyone looking for a great time!

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

The hostel is very simple bungalows sleep ten that are air con and two fan. The common area is simply a wood but with a tv and long table perfect for meeting other travelers. If you need anything or have any questions they are there to help. you also the hostel workers come out with everyone for drinks. Klyde and David are awesome guys and no matter what you do you can't piss them off! Thanks for the great times and If you plan on going for two days it is never long enough everyone always extends there stay! Even if you don't stay at spicy your welcome to join and drink with everyone and be part of the spicy family! Must go destination for backpackers!
Tony B.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bath, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Spicy Tao was definitely one of the best places we stayed when travelling in Thailand. It has an incredible vibe and a great place to meet and go out with other travellers. As other reviews have said, they organise nights out and incredible BBQs underneath the stars every couple of days. Everyone sits on canvas mats together and sometimes people get up and play. The common area is a covered wooden deck with hammocks to chill out and watch tv and you'll find someone to chat to any time of day. We planned 2 nights which we extended to 5 nights and don't know anyone who didn't extend their stay. the dorms are basic but clean and the staff are so welcoming and up for a laugh.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Alkmaar, The Netherlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

I stayed at Spicytao for about a week! Great place with great people! The dorms are simple which is good, cause who wants to stay in their dorm all day? The common area is all outside and close together. Big screen tv with loads of movies and series, a big picknick table where everybody sits around all day and night (not only people staying at spicy :) ) you can get your own drinks and they are ridiculously cheap, only 2/3 bath more than 7/11. Also they organize loads of activities like a boozeccruise, shared dinners or bbq every other day and whatever you can think of really! But the best thing about spicy is just the whole island vibe, everbody is in a constant mode of relaxation and everybody is welcome and excepted!

Thanks guys!!!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights whilst backpacking around Thailand and wished we could have stayed longer. The accommodation is basic but if your backpacking on a budget then its fine. The hostel has a great communal area and a very friendly and chilled out atmosphere. They arrange various trips for the hostel so its very easy to make friends. The perfect hostel for young backpackers.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Out of a 3-month long trip of Asia, this has definitely been my favourite place.The staff is fun and friendly, the atmosphere is laid-back, and the whole hostel gets along and does activities and nights-out together. You shouldn't be surprised if you end up extending your stay.
If you aren't high-maintenance and don't mind the average beds and facilities, STAY HERE. If you are high-maintenance, well you should stay here anyway.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 35/23 M. 1, Ko Tao 84360, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Tao
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Ranked #13 of 68 Specialty lodging in Ko Tao
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