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“Best hostle on the island” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Spicytao Bacpackers

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Spicytao Bacpackers
35/23 M. 1, Ko Tao 84360, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #17 of 75 Specialty Lodging in Ko Tao
Ko Samui, Surat Thani, Thailand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Best hostle on the island”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Spicy Tao Backpackers offers an excellent alternative to the mostly bungalow/guesthouse style accomodation offered on Koh Tao with basic but clean and affordable dormroom style accomadation. The hostle is located in a beautiful and quiet area of cleared jungle minutes walk from all the amenites of Sairee Beach, Koh Tao's liveliest district. A nice laidback family vibe surrounds the hostlel, and the rustic open plan common areas provide excellent places to hang out and relax with other guests. Most nights guests go and socialise together and after spending some time here you will meet loads of people so great for the solo traveler and groups alike. David and Klyde are very helpful and informative and do their best bring everyones stay to a great climax. They organise great events such as bbq's, party cruises, snorkelling trips etc. Also a big shout to Mr. Jain, the gardener. Who along with his extremely hard work ethic and team of specially trained cats, does an amazing job of keeping the surrounding jungle at bay! ;-)

Kap khun krap!

Mono

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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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Москва, Россия
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

Absolutely amazing place to stay. Relaxing warm and very friendly atmosphere, it's almost impossible not to find friends here! Service is available almost 24/7 and very efficient, friendly and flexible. Number One! Peace x

  • 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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Stroud, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands
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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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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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Address: 35/23 M. 1, Ko Tao 84360, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Tao
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Ranked #17 of 75 Specialty Lodging in Ko Tao
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