I stayed at this place as recommended by a friend and also read the great reviews but it seems it has changed. Indeed there is a coffee shop on the first floor, which seems to be the first priority. Breakfast only includes some toast, jam, one boiled egg and a coffee or juice, not both. The hostel does not rent locks for lockers. The reception signs around the hostel and on the key cards say reception is open until 10pm, but apparently they have changed it to 6pm, which is very inconvenient if you need something. Our last day, my friend and I were out all day for a sunrise hike, a daytime excursion and then a sunset kayak. When we realized the reception had already closed we called the owner to receive our deposit back for the keys and he treated us very rudely, like it was out fault. I've never had such an inconvenient or rude experience with staff at any hostel I've stayed. Also the rooftop was closed so we could not enjoy that either. …
I came here with my girl friends. I love the cosy pods!! It gave me the privacy I need. The bathrooms are clean and easily accessible. The staff are very friendly and helpful as well. The cafe is also perfect for chilling- and they serve really healthy smoothie bowls. I was spoiled for choice! The place is also accessible to many eateries nearby. Would recommend to solo travellers and girl-friends on girl trips!
Staffs are very friendly. I loved the tiny pods...it was very clean and comfortable to stay! And the location is so perfect...walking distance to everywhere in Ao Nang! What a lovely place to stay. Also, the breakfast was very yummy and healthy, especially the colourful smoothies..loved it!
Pros: Can walk down to the beach in about 5-10 minutes, check-in was easy, big windows in the dormitory, nice hangout space in the cafe available at early and late hours too, drying rack is convenient, clean beds and bathroom Cons: They said the A/C only runs between 3pm-10am, wimpy breakfast (ONE egg, toast, a drink) included in your stay, the bed ladder is slippery and awkward to use due to placement, I almost fell off at least twice. They had no lower beds for us to change to...we asked.
I highly recommend this hostel for solo traveller. The location is very accessible to everything! Staffs are hospitable too, though few only can speak English but it's not a big issue. I arrived here around 7AM and was allowed to check-in at 12PM and checked-out very early (4AM), make sure to inform the staff night before your check-out so they can give back the deposit THB 500 and to brief you where to leave the room key. Make sure to provide your own padlock too.