I was visiting Koh Tao for 12 days alone with the purpose to disconnect from everything and everyone. The Dearly hostel helped me to do just that and so much more! Initially I booked 6 nights at The Dearly but I ended extending my stay twice until the day of my departure. I absolutely fell in love with this place. It has the standard, services and facilities of a hotel but the atmosphere and vibe of a hostel. I felt like I was in a spa-hostel-resort kind of place. It is situated close to Chalok Bay, a more relaxed and chill part of Koh Tao, with several excellent restaurants, massage places, bars and viewpoints and relatively close to some of the best beaches on the island. I personally loved this part of the island. The Dearly is a place that provides you with everything you need for a super experience, regardless of the purpose of your travel. It's up to you to make that experience happen! Best part of the hostel? That's difficult, but if I had to pick one it would be the staff crew <3.…
Everyone at the hostel was so welcoming, helpful and fun. They give great recommendations too. The rooms are pristine, air conditioning was ideal, breakfast -free and delicious, pool was gorgeous. A lot to eat and do in walking distance too! 10/10 would recommend for your stay in koh Tao.
This is an excellent place to stay in Koh Tao, ticked all the boxes for us (clean, welcoming, quiet). And as an added bonus very helpful staff organises free activities that guests can join and meet fellow travellers. We had a double room on the 4th floor which was very spacious and had a nice view over the jungle - get one of those, if available.
The hostel is absolutely great. Even though I have backpacked a lot, this was the best experience I ever made. Super modern and clean location, great rooms and pool, super friendly staff and the most social hostel experience I ever had. You always meet people around and guests end up hanging out like a big family. If you travel solo - you definitely won't be alone when staying at the Dearly hostel.
We are three friends (2m/1f), we had a private room for the three of us. Cleanness, friendliness, overall: 5/5! Location is also really nice and the value for money is more than perfect for our student budget!