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“Excellent place to stay”
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Penzy Guesthouse
Ranked #7 of 66 Chaweng B&B and Inns
Saskatoon, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Excellent place to stay”
Reviewed July 20, 2012

My girlfriend and I stayed here for a few nights in June of 2012. We had read previous reviews which indicated this was a great place. They weren't wrong! The best part of this place has got to be the helpfulness of the staff. Penzy helped to book the next leg of our journey and gave us very solid advice on what to look out for and suggestions on what to do next. The free coffee in the morning was a nice touch. They also offer free dvd's to borrow for the evening if you would like to watch a movie. Great location, just off the beaten trail yet only a few minute walk to Chaweng beach. Many restaurants and shopping nearby. The room itself was maybe not the best place we stayed (bed was quite hard and room was a little run down although very spacious) however all of the other positives greatly outweigh the minor deficiencies in the room which is why I gave this 5 stars.

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Dublin
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37 reviews
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Reviewed July 11, 2012

We stayed here on a layover to get to the other islands.

The staff were so friendly, they helped us as best they could.
The rooms were clean and air conned.
Location is pretty good also.

Probably wouldn't stay again as we were just a little bit disappointed with this part of Samui, but this is a personal reason and nothing to do with the hostel. they were just great.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Montreal, Canada
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38 reviews
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Reviewed July 1, 2012

Very nice little hotel, but what made the experience was Penzy and Dave, the owners. They stayed up late when our flight in was delayed, they gave us usefull information and Penzy helped us book all of our ferries. The hotel is a bit far from the main chaweng strip (25min walk), but a short tuk tuk ride is 50 batt.I highly recommend it.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Wrexham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
153 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed June 25, 2012

The staff are all extremely friendly and very helpful and the rooms are comfortable and clean.

  • Stayed June 2012
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Dublin
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
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Reviewed June 22, 2012

This was a nice, clean hostel with helpful staff. They organised activities for us. It's a bit of a walk from the main area probably 20 minutes but nice and a good budget hostel.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 17, 2012

I stayed here for a couple of nights and thought from reading reviews that it would not be too far out from the centre of Chaweng, however when we arrived we realised it is at least a 25 minute walk into the centre, which is inconvenient during the day as "nipping back" to get something from the beach takes ages. At night, however, the Penzy end of Chaweng empties completely and as two girls we didn't feel as safe walking back alone as we had in other parts of Thailand simply because it was so deserted, and ended up having to spend money on cabs which was annoying.
There was nothing wrong with the guesthouse itself. The room was clean and comfy. Penzy was really helpful and friendly, but her husband who greeted us when we arrived was a little creepy.
If I was doing the trip again I would definately stay nearer the centre, (further north, around Ark Resort).
Chaweng itself was awesome, the beach was lovely and the nightlife was amazing!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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worldwide Brits
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Reviewed June 16, 2012

We stayed here for 2 and a half weeks in September 2011 as part of a round the world trip. We were only planning on a few nights but decided to stop longer and relax for a bit. Penzy and Dave are great hosts, there are plenty of decent restaurants nearby (Noori, Potts for lunch) and it is easy to get round Samui.

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Property: Penzy Guesthouse
Address: 37/75 Moo. 3, Soi Alibaba | T.Bophut, Koh Samui, Suratthani, Chaweng, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Bophut > Chaweng
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 66 B&Bs / Inns in Chaweng
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Penzy Guesthouse 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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Penzy Guesthouse Ko Samui/Chaweng, Thailand

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