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SpicyTao Backpackers

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35/23 Moo 1, Koh Tao 84360 Thailand See on map
Name/address in local language
Free Internet
Breakfast included
Fitness center
2 Star accommodation
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Free Internet
Breakfast included
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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Certificate of Excellence
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$10 - $14 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Koh Tao
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Traveler (31)
Room & Suite (2)
Dining (1)
Family and Play Areas (1)
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Reviewed July 8, 2018

SpicyTao is one of those places that feel like home. Julia, the receptionist is such a sweetheart. She knows everyone's names, will recommend you the best places to go for fun and food and make sure you have a good time. We even cooked a...More

Thank appetersen
Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

A very friendly hostel! I arrived as a solo traveller and left having made tonnes of new friends. Very cheap so this is reflected in the basic facilities but was still in a lovely location just outside of the main strip. Has the best atmosphere...More

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Reviewed March 15, 2018 via mobile

I really enjoyed my stay at spicy tao and stayed longer than I intended just like many other travellers who stay at spicy do. The staff is really friendly and helpful and creates a great atmosphere. The accomodation is very basic which I expected due...More

Thank Eva S
Reviewed March 10, 2018 via mobile

Don’t really get the good reviews. Stayed here with my friend and it was the worst hostel I’ve visited and I’ve stayed in cheaper. On the plus side, the staff were nice and helpful and there are a few nice features. Pros: one the the...More

Thank xlollypoppyx
Reviewed February 26, 2018 via mobile

We have initially booked 2 nights and ended up staying 10! We liked it that much.... First night we got there we had a family meal (100 baht) which was amazing and definitely worth the money. The common area is great and we have met...More

Thank Vlada08
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"Stay somewhere else"
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"Dorms closest to the lounge area have WiFi. Dorm F was my preferred (windows, quiet, cleaner)"
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