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SpicyTao Backpackers

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Reviewed October 6, 2016

When I first walked into the dorm, there was a cat lying on one of the beds and my pillow cover had white stains on it. I think that says enough about the level of hygiene in this place. Would definitely not recommend it to anyone. Checked out and stayed elsewhere.

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Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

Stayed in this hostel for 4 nights when travelling with my friends. The rooms aircon was a joke, didn't reach my bed so was actually boiling, couldn't sleep atall, also there was so many mosquitos that even the bug spray didn't help. The beds were made out of this leather like material, which did not work in the heat atall...

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Reviewed July 25, 2016

Yes, the amenities are crap. The water isn't always working (but you can bucket shower) the breakfast isn't really good (but you won't find many hostel that include breakfast) and the toilet might get clogged (told the reception and they called a plumber right after) So why would I give this hostel 5 stars?! Because for once, people talk to...

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Omaha, Nebraska
Reviewed July 19, 2016

Worst hostel i have stayed in, not even worth the cheap price. The room had terrible air conditioning, was right next to the bar, had a bright light both out the front door and in the toilet, both were opened frequently. If you are looking to party and not sleep, this place is probably great. But on this island where...

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Seer Green, United Kingdom
Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

Spicy Tao was definitely an experience that we won't ever forget - unfortunately for all the wrong reasons. On a positive note there are nice hammocks in the 'common area' which you can swing in whilst being attacked by flys and mosquitos. The staff despite not having any record of our booking - even though we booked over a week...

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
Reviewed April 24, 2016

I stayed at this place 3 nights and honestly it might be the worst kind of accommodation I have ever experienced (and that is counting lots of creepy, smelly, dodgy places). Don't know what some of the other reviewers are talking about. For the money it is a ripoff, you should be paid to stay here. To say the bed...

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Arches, France
Reviewed March 22, 2016

we booked 4 nights in dorm rooms with aircon, clean and comfortable, nice common area with hammock, big table to share a beer or breakfast 10 min walk from the center and cheap place nice team but maybe smile more

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Arbroath, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 19, 2016

The common area is fantastic and is a great way to meet people and very comfy to kick back and chill for the day! Breakfast was just basic toast but it was free so who cares! Staff were lovely and helpful! Downside was the rooms weren't great. There were no locks on the doors and many times I came back...

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Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

So i stayed in Spicy for four nights altogether, now if you are looking for cheap and cheerful then this is definitely the place for you. The common area is awesome and staff are friendly!! However, The toilet was backed up most of my stay and it stunk, there is no lock at all on the dorm door (there are...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed March 12, 2016

I stayed at SpicyTao on and off for about two weeks during my time on Koh Tao and was not disappointed. The rooms are basic but kept up well enough. The bathrooms are even more basic, but hey - it's an island in Thailand and you're staying in a backpackers' hostel. Breakfast was simple but free, and there was filtered...

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Additional Information about SpicyTao Backpackers

Address: 35/23 Moo 1, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Koh Tao
Price Range: $12 - $16 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“Stay somewhere else”
EMIB2013_1, Apr 24, 2016 | Read review
“Dorms closest to the lounge area have WiFi. Dorm F was my preferred (windows, quiet, cleaner)”
brightbackpack, Mar 12, 2016 | Read review
“Social atmosphere”
Scottishsoph, Dec 14, 2015 | Read review
“Dont stay here”
Jacka_1991, Apr 15, 2015 | Read review
“Every room will have loud noise, just join everyone and have fun.”
nicolie2014, Mar 15, 2015 | Read review
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