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“Brilliant staff but average location”
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Buddha Lounge
Ranked #42 of 152 Bophut B&B and Inns
Winslow, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Brilliant staff but average location”
Reviewed 12 August 2013

The staff are the best thing about this hostel, they were very friendly and went out of their way to help you, we arrived after breakfast but Joy made the effort of getting us some. Stayed in a private room, which was really nice and clean, nothing at all to complain about. I stayed with a friend and we wanted to go to Chewang for the night but it was too expensive as there was not enough people which was very disappointing, so if you want to be where the parties are, not an ideal location. However the staff did try to get a group together, so not their fault!

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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

The Lounge is a unique hostel and one of the best places I have stayed. It has the vibe of university halls with the facilities and comfort of a block of apartments. The building is spacious and clean with rooms ranging from standard dorm style (male & female) to private apartments. The reception area (always full of staff) has a PC to use for free and drinks for sale along with plenty of other information you may need. There are plenty of amenities near by including a 7-11, street food ROBS BAR to name a few. Also there is a really nice quiet beach that no tourists seem to know about about 5 minute walk from the 7-11. You can also hire out bikes for B300 a day which were good value.
The staff are amazing; they will help with anything you need and the whole place has such a nice family vibe. From the minute you check in you feel welcome and PJoy's communal meals are AMAZING and a great way to meet people. She will also do cooking lessons with you for a very reasonable fee. There are plenty of other chances to meet other people and hang out with a nice lounge with cable, flatscreen tv and dvds etc. They also have a kitchen and separate dining room where breakfast is put on for free every morning.
The rooms are very clean and bathrooms nice (I think the whole building is very new) and free WIFI is provided everywhere which always worked well. Some people struggle to get there as it is slightly off a side road but don't let this stop you as it is worth the extra 5 minutes finding it!

The best way to find this place is to head down the main road past Hat Bophut & Hat Bangrak (the road that passes the Big Buddha - the 4171) and turn down the road just after the Austin Powers Bar (there is a 7-11 on the corner and it heads away from the sea) untill you find 'Robs Bar' you will see a sign for the lounge so you just follow this down the road and take another left to get there!
Also, I have copied the exact co-ordinates from google maps for anyone using a smartphone it might be easier - +9° 33' 14.15", +100° 3' 2.52"
https://maps.google.com.au/maps/ms?msa=0&msid=215989392663158610551.0004e3a3be4b94016086b&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=19&vpsrc=1&iwloc=0004e3a3be4f1aff26e4e

Enjoy your time at The Lounge!

Thanks for the awesome stay guys :)

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

The hostel itself is clean and pleasant with a good atmosphere. The staff all speak good English and are incredibly helpful in meeting your needs. Only issue was the bed mattress appeared to be polystyrene. I would have had just as comfortable night sleep on the floor, a shame that such a small thing let down an otherwise great hostel.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 21 June 2013

Awesome place to stay! Made so many good friends here. Staff are mainly English or speak it very well. Joy the manager is an amazing cook. Try one of her communal meals, great way to meet other guests. Only 10 mins from chewang and the lounge provide a cheap taxi. Heaps of excursions to book and fairly cheap. Rooms are cleaned daily. Definitely worth a visit. Couldn't recommend it high enough. And try Rob's Bar for an amazing feed! Also swimming pool coming soon!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 5 June 2013

Location: Not every easy to find from the main road. But once you do the the road from the main road, then follow the yellow signage to the place
Customer service: It was good and helpful
Beds: Slept in the mix dorm, the bed was comfortable. Better than the one at home.
Cleanness: Very clean place
Bathrooms: Each dorm had its own bathroom. But, with 6 beds with 1 bathroom, then it is a queue. No Hooks to hang your towel or cloths.
Extras: The lounge room has cable TV and it is huge. There is only one computer to share and it was not working while I was there.
Noisy: very little, so you can sleep. But the cleaners do make noise in the morning... early.

Room Tip: Heaps of mosquitos...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 29 May 2013 via mobile

I stayed for 2 nights in a 6 bed female dorm and it is definitely a good hostel. The room is spacious the bathroom looked ok and the staff is very friendly and helpful. The breakfast is nothing special (toast, jam, cornflakes) but what more do you want for 450 baht.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Würzburg, Bayern, Germany
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Reviewed 28 April 2013

Joy (the receptionist) was very great and helpful. She even cooks dinner for guests if there are enough people interested (vegetarian food too). Our room was very spacious and even had a balcony. Greta (one of the owners) was very nice as well.

Adam (the other owner) seemed to have a couple of bad days as he didnt even say hello or anything at all... and he looked very grumpy too.
The location is not perfect. Especially if you want to go by foot you should prepare for some longer walks.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Buddha Lounge
Address: 77/20, Moo 4, Boonma Road | Soi Sumkorkawe, Bang Rak, Bophut, Ko Samui 84320, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Bophut
Amenities:
Beach Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Airport Transportation
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Ranked #42 of 152 B&Bs / Inns in Bophut
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Buddha Lounge 2*
Number of rooms: 13
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