This place has got some pretty low reviews but if your a backpacker looking for a few nights cheap bunking on a tropical island it does the job.
The air con was pretty noisy at night and the shower/toilet area a bit smelly but it is a hostel so you can't always expect perfection. Other than that the place was pretty clean and tidy. The staff were all friendly and helpful when we had questions (one guy even managed to change up one of our 1000 notes out of his own pocket when the 7/11 had 'no change'). There are posters up with useful info on such as 'if your bed squeaks come and tell us and we will come and tighten the joints' and how to start the hot water if it stops (although hot water always worked for me).
As some reviewers mentioned there is no common area; we went on the pub crawl but maybe some socials organised at the DJL pool bar would bring the hostel customers together and be a nice addition. The staff and food at the DJL Pool bar was very good!
- 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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