Was a bit weary given that this place is mentioned in the LP South East Asia on a shoestring book, but having stayed for 2 nights it would seems that this place has not gone the same way as some of their recommendations. Khunthai is clearly a backpacker option, but even so, the rooms are clean and quite spacious and come with some extras, including fridge and TV.
The location is also good, located in the quiet Fisherman's Village. The place has a "European" feel to it - as well as the prices to match!! Eating here is a little bit more expensive then we have come to expect, and i'm guessing it caters more for holiday makers rather than backpackers.
Other hotels/guesthouses that we enquired at were charging far more than here, which makes this place even more of a gem. The lady who runs the backpackers was friendly, and always said hello and gave us a smile. For 500 Baht a night, nothing to complain about. Would stay here again if we returned to Bophut.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Whether you’re looking for an ice-cold drink to escape the heat, some information on tours & activities or for a place to call home whilst travelling through Koh Samui – Castaway is the ideal choice. Set in the world-famous and picturesque location of Fisherman’s Village which is complete with restaurants, bars, shopping and spas – staying at Castaway means you have everything literally at your fingertips – including a stunning white stretch of sandy beach to catch some rays . Recently renovated with the modern traveller in mind, Castaway offers a mix of air-conditioned and fan rooms, all of which boat their own en-suites. Further to a great selection of rooms, Castaway offers free tea & coffee, a selection of books, games and more – making the Castaway Terrace & Bar the perfect place to relax and unwind or plan your next adventure. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Castaway Guesthouse - Hostel Ko Samui/Bophut