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Koh Tao Backpackers Hostel
Ranked #106 of 142 Specialty Lodging in Koh Tao
Reviewed January 16, 2012

Stayed here back in August 2010. Compared to hostels in the rest of Thailand this is a bit over priced however, Koh Tao is generally more expensive so due to its location, this was good value for money. Rooms were clean but did get a bit hot however, this can be expected in a hot climate. Staff were helpful and friendly. I did feel that 1000baht (£20) for a key deposit was quite steep but you do get this back so its not to much of a problem, just don't lose it! I did find the DJL bar was quite clicky but there are many other places to go, may of just come at the wrong time. Overall, I would probably stay again. I'm coming again around July time and will see if any where else has sprung up since my last visit but will most likely end up staying here again.due to price

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 21, 2011

The hostel is a no-frills hostel that consist of a couple of rooms with dorm beds and lockers, a small reception area, and a couple of bathroom and sinks. With a vibrant island of Koh Tao, that was all I needed!

The mattress were thick and comfortable and the air conditioning in the rooms were good. This hostel may not come with the usual frills like a kitchen area, living area and relaxation area but it is perfect for travelers who are looking for a cheap and comfortable place to stay. It is very near Sairee village if you want a piece of the action, but far enough so that you would not be bothered by the noise at night.

All in all a good budget place to stay on Koh Tao

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 18, 2011

We stayed for 7 nights there recently, had a great time just chilling by the pool. a few minutes from the beach and some awesome bars & restaurants.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 11, 2011

Rooms come as dormitories mixed and can fit 8 people on bunk beds per room. Ideal if you are a traveler and looking for something cheap. Great swimming pool bar across the road where everyone who stays here tend to chill. All in all ok for a stop over...

  • Stayed: September 2011
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Reviewed August 22, 2011

We pre-booked this hostel before we arrived in Koh Tao. There is limited accommodation on offer (as many offer combined room and diviing deals) however, i would not stay at Backpackers again and we checked out after one night. The main problem with this place was the lack of facilities. There was no sheet to sleep under and no towel provided. We had to make our own bed with the scatchy bedlinen provided on arrival. No internet facilies, communal area or tea/coffee making facilities. Such bad value for money.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Hannah W
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KohTaoBackpackers, Owner at Koh Tao Backpackers Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2011

Towels and blankets are available to hire as advertised and there is also free WiFi, you may have been here on a day last month when the ISP was experiencing problems with their exchange on the mainland. We do not provide tea and coffee making facilities as there is a restaurant over the road which we are affiliated with, hence we get free usage of the swimming pool, as I also manage the dive school. We do have two communal areas actually, you may have missed them, the first being the pool bar and restaurant as mentioned above and also we have an outside seating area with tables for people who wish to manage their budgets and bring drinks from 7-11 to save money, (we do ask people not to bring outside drinks into the bar out of respect). I notice that your subject title says hot, but your comments don't mention anything regarding that, but yes Thailand is quite hot in the summer, we have Air Conditioning in the dormitories to help with that which the temperature can be controlled by the guests as the remote is in the room. So actually the only facility you didn't have was to make your own cup of tea or coffee correct? Thanks for your review

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Reviewed June 21, 2011

This is a great new hostel in Koh Tao. I wasnt happy with the first place i stayed on koh tao because you had to dive with them to stay there. I found this place by walking around and booked myself in. Staff we're really friendly and helpful. I ended up staying for 5 nights the rest of my stay on koh tao. Quiet at night. good aircon and safe, and there was plenty of other friendly backpackers staying.

I also left some valuables in my locker and phil at the backpackers found it and posted it back to me, i know a lot of places that wouldn't even bother looking for it.. Great service... and thanks once again.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled solo
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Stayed: May 2017, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Koh Tao Backpackers Hostel

Address: Moo 2 | Sairee Beach, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Koh Tao
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #106 of 142 Specialty Lodging in Koh Tao
Price Range: $14 - $36 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Koh Tao Backpackers is in central Sairee, Koh Tao. Koh Tao Backpackers offers cheap hostel style accommodation for both divers and non divers. Located in Sairee at the Silver Sands Resort, behind Davy Jones Locker Diving who's restaurant/bar and swimming pool we use as our common areas, Koh Tao Backpackers is close to everything you'll need whilst here on Koh Tao. We also have full access to the Dive resort's swimming pool and bar restaurant. We have AC in all the dormitories, hot water showers, lockers in the dormitories and 24 hour reception with CCTV cameras. ... more   less 
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