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Olly's

Phe, Mueang Rayong District Rayong, Ko Samet 21160 Thailand
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Lockers underneath to store your things, shared bathroom through the back
Room & Suite (8)
Dining (4)

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5.0
#1 of 22 lodges in Ko Samet
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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An air conditioned dormitory with plenty of space and privacy. The beds are designed to be individual pods with a sliding door that you can close for privacy, there is a light and plug socket in each pod. The room has shared wash facilities, 4 showers and 3 toilets that are cleaned and checked everyday. We also have a bar/ hangout area at the front of the property ideal for chilling with a beer or coffee and watching the world pass you by. The original and best Hostel in Samet all for 400 Baht/ night for a single bed or 600 Baht/ night for a double.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Room features
Air conditioning
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HOTEL STYLE
Modern

Location

Phe, Mueang Rayong District Rayong, Ko Samet 21160 Thailand
Name/address in local language
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 76 out of 100
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Becca M wrote a review Aug 2016
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great stay for a solo traveller especially when I'm an 18 year old girl who was very nervous! Very clean, staff were fab and olly was more than happy to help. Everyone was very friendly and made my time there much easier great place if you want to meet people! Also walking distance to the beach,bars and restraunts etc! I will be back again
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Date of stay: August 2016Trip type: Travelled solo
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Charlotte P wrote a review Aug 2016
Leeds, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great stay at ollys hostel the beds were really comfy and very clean with hot water! (Hard to come by). The lounge area is great and the company even better! Great for meeting people, the staff are so friendly, olly and his family are all lovely can not do enough for you. Would definatley recommend!
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Date of stay: August 2016Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from oliversmith32, Owner at Olly's
Responded 16 Sept 2016
I am the tropical Jesus... Thanks for writing :) Also all is well with the baby and Noo :) You will have to come back and visit sometime. Hope all is well. Olly
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Tom C wrote a review Aug 2016
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect on a budget, it's bright and cheerful. Had a nice relaxing time on the island. stayed for two nights, great recommendations for food out. Clean and tidy. only 9 pods so it's not busy like lots of hostels.
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Date of stay: August 2016Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from oliversmith32, Owner at Olly's
Responded 19 Sept 2016
Cheers Tom, glad you liked the food places i recommended :) Come back anytime Olly
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dddddddfffff wrote a review Oct 2014
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I could never find any staff when i eventually did i found them very rude and not willing to help one bit,very expensive for what it was i did find far nicer and cheaper places on the island and cut my visit short to promptly rebook in other accomadation where there was room to swing a cat.
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Date of stay: October 2014
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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Response from oliversmith32, Owner at Olly's
Responded 28 Oct 2014
I am sorry you had an unpleasant stay at my place. Sorry you felt the pods were to small. As it is my policy to show all potential guests the pods before they stay to ensure it is what they want, I am surprised you decided to stay if you thought they were too small. Sorry it took so long to find me or my staff, although i dont know why it took so long as my place is quite small and there is always at least one of us here, usually behind the bar, or sitting on the grass. Maybe you just didn't see us I am unaware of any air conditioned accommodation on the island which is cheaper than my hostel (I believe i am the cheapest on the entire island) so I would be grateful if you could let me know where you stayed after so I can point people in that direction if they feel my rates are too high. If you return to Samed please stop in for a beer so i can apologise in person for the inconvenience. I am genuinely upset that someone felt they had a bad time staying at my place as I strive to give everyone who stays the best experience possible and help in any way i can. Also please could you confirm the date you stayed, as i have been through my records of the past month and have no record of anyone staying for just one night. Thank you so much. Sincerely, Olly
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huraganpsalms wrote a review Aug 2016
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Popped in a few times for a drink at Olly's. A fantastic welcome each time by name and a really relaxed family feel at the bar. We didn't stay in the dorm but Olly showed us around and it looked well looked after and the cubicle bunk idea is great. Cheers Olly!
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Date of stay: August 2016Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from oliversmith32, Owner at Olly's
Responded 16 Sept 2016
Thanks for the review Psalms, and for the smokes haha. Hope Indonesia is treating you well, come back any time :) Olly
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Vern wrote a review Aug 2016
Bangkok, Thailand
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Happened to pass by Olly's while looking around for a place to stay. There were 4 of us backpackers on a tight budget. So we stayed. Pods were spacious and comfy enough. Has its own lights and socket. The bathrooms are OK and clean. The ambience at Olly's is definitely perfect for socializing. Olly himself is one friendly guy who would give you tips to enjoy the island. Told us to go to a hidden cove that's not known to many, it was perfect! Felt like we weren't at the center of the busy island center. For backpackers, this is your best option! Will definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: August 2016Trip type: Travelled with friends
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LeDeTravellers wrote a review Dec 2014
Bonn, Germany
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed one night in a double pod at Olly's. Based on previous ratings we decided to go to this place and expected a dorm and basic but clean shared facilities.
We arrived after a long and exhausting trip and were welcomed by Olly who was very friendly and kind. At first sight the dorm seemed clean and we just dropped our bags in the locker to have a drink and a well made burger. All people around were very nice and talkative.
When we returned to the dorm and wanted to take a shower the disappointments started. The shared bathroom facilities were not clean, especially the area around the sink with mirror seemed not cleaned for quite some time. My towel was not clean (some smashed insects on it) and our pod smelled mouldy. Unfortunately, there were many mosquitos around but Olly provides insect spray which helped us to kill most of them in our pod.
It took us a while to check out the next morning because no one was around yet. A helpful Thai from next door saw us with the luggage and helped to wake up Olly's colleague. Once he was with us we could pay and leave.
Although we didn't enjoy the stay because of the things mentioned above, we can assure some things other people wrote before: private pods, large lockers for your luggage, maaaany sockets, nice, sociable, kind, helpful people around, good burgers, nice area in front of the house to relax and have an affordable drink.
However, we wish Olly all the best with his (quite new) business!
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Date of stay: December 2014Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Alivmon wrote a review Sept 2014
Manchester
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aye well I was on Ko Samet and wanted to have a pua cushty thyme when aaall of a sudden we (me and me lass Laaaaara) came across this beast of a hostel. Olly were dead canny and took us oot for dinna at this properly LUUSH place called 'Banana' (although they didn't sell Banana's, much to my disappointment) - their Massaman Curry was CLASS. Aye and then we went back to the hostel and chillllllled oot in the like communal area thing, you can chill ooot there and have loads of Leo's and Chang's (each for only 60 Thailand Smackers which is tha cheapest on the island). We'd had a long deey travelling from the mainland on the slowest boat known to man (at one point it actually went backwards) so we wanted to get some kip: the dorm is properly swish with these weird-as Japanese Pods, but aye they cater for all as there are some double pods for couples (or BFF's) and ALL of the pods have this like shutta thing that you can close and get yer Privacy if you want it. And most important of aal, make sure you ask Olly about the well. Its PRRROPPA Class. The Showas (there are 4) are nice and there is 3 toilets which is class. No pressure to be quick and that. And aye its really close to the beach (and its before that annoying tourist fee thing so if you just walk to the hostel you don't have to pay it. Its about 4 mins walk from the Main pier. DEFS recommend to all travellers, perhaps not families as sometimes the parties go past 9pm. Olly is a total LEDGE too. Not a shelf, a LEDGE.
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Date of stay: August 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: There is only one room! But its banging.
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devinsfb wrote a review Sept 2016
Rochester, New York
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Olly's is located very close to the pier...so convenient! The hostel itself it very small, which was great for meeting others. People from other places also go there to hang out. I highly recommend it!
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Date of stay: August 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from oliversmith32, Owner at Olly's
Responded 16 Sept 2016
Hey Devin, thank you so much for the review, it really means a lot when people take the time to write something. Glad you enjoyed it :) Olly
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Brian L wrote a review Jul 2016
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Really cool hostel and bar. The sleeping pods are really well designed and comfortable, the bar is a great place to meet other tourists, all of the staff are friendly and helpful.
It's a short walk from the pier so you can easily find it even if you arrive late (as I did), and on the same street there are loads of cafes and shops where you can buy anything you'd want or need. It's also not far from the largest beach and the national park.
Really good place to drink or just use as a base. Definetly worth going by even if you're staying somewhere else.
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Date of stay: July 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from oliversmith32, Owner at Olly's
Responded 19 Sept 2016
Cheeeeeerz Brizzzzla! Next time you come i will have a TV set up and we can watch Pontypool on repeat... What is.... Salt?
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patrick d wrote a tip Mar 2017
2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask ask ask. These guys are really knowledgeable about the island. If they don't have it, they will tell you who does!"
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Chris W wrote a tip Jan 2017
Essex, United Kingdom7 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I went for the 'capsules' like a private dormitory. You get to meet people and it's an experience. I would recommend this option :)"
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finallymercedes wrote a tip Dec 2016
58 contributions39 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are other places to stay."
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indigal1968 wrote a tip Sept 2016
Ahmednagar, India8 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"That have cubbies stacked... 2 levels... Also a doubles cubbies if traveling with a partner."
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Al M wrote a tip Sept 2016
6 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms are the same."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Olly's
Which popular attractions are close to Olly's?
Nearby attractions include Olly's Bar (0.02 miles), Island Bar (0.1 miles), and Audi Bar (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Olly's?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at Olly's?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Olly's?
Conveniently located restaurants include Banana Bar, The Canteen Koh Samet, and The Office Restaurant.
Is Olly's located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the centre of Ko Samet.
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