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“Mixed review - top floor very noisy”

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Ibed Chic & Stylish Backpacker Hostel
Reviewed 23 January 2013 via mobile

This is a tough review because there were good and bad things.

Positives: friendly and accomodating staff, very nice design - looked like a boutique resort (especially from the outside). Like any hostel, it was a good place to meet people. Location wise, preset decent. They are located on the beginning of lamai strip. But it's super easy to walk the whole strip and easy to get to the beach.

Negatives: I stayed on the top floor an it was incredibly loud. Not by people partying but the doors. They slammed incredibly hard against the frame which kept me awake. Also, either it was the doors or walls, but one of the two were paper thin. You could hear everything from the outside, peow talking, walking and even the showers going.

If it were not for the noise from the design of the top floor, I would have easily given this place a 4 or 5. My recommendation is to ask for a room on the bottom floor. The people I met who stayed on the bottom floor could not hear anything.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Reviewed 11 January 2013

We travelled as a couple, we just needed a night somewhere, now im not a fan of backpackers unless i have my own room but we stayed in a 6 bed dorm and it was fine. Of course there was some noise but thats normal in most backpackers. What i liked was the little pods you sleep in cause it provided enough privacy. The place was clean, funky and its in a great location, gym just down the road. I'd stay therea gain.

Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
Thank Lalacou T
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Reviewed 9 January 2013

The rooms are very noisy. Every time other room open or close the door, it sounds you slap the door heavily. You can definitely have no rest and no deep sleep at night. Horrible experience! And the service is not good. The hostle won't change you towel unless 3 days past even you ask for the change. The price is much higher than the service and the rooms deserves.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank hou b
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Reviewed 8 December 2012 via mobile

Ibed has managed to create essentially little cabins. You have a curtain for your bed, a tv, a huge locker, light and two electric sockets. I went in rainy season so it was very quiet but this was perfect as I needed a few days to rest and recover. Hot powerful showers and nice bathrooms. If you want the benefits of a private room but in a social and cheap place, ibed is great!

  • Stayed: November 2012
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Thank NicoleI21
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Reviewed 19 August 2012

Very clean and modern with lovely helpful staff, the rooms are air conditioned (though the common areas are only fan-cooled), the beds are nice and large with lockers, curtain and bed light. Showers are spacious, though sinks are designed to look good but not much thought into brushing teeth/washing face etc! Full kitchen for DIY cooking, included breakfast ( it was pretty average, no cereal and couldn't stomach toast in the heat). Good location on the main strip and just near Lamai beach. Definitely recommended for a comfortable stay without the price of a 'real' hotel!

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 28 July 2012

This hostel is amazing. I've stayed in 20+ hostels over the years, and nothing compares to this. Super beautiful. It's owned by a luxury resort across the street, which means that there are benefits for gests at ibed. The twin rooms have good sheets, matresses, and there is great space for storing your luggage, so it is not in the way of the desk, chairs, and TV. The AC in each room is individually controlled, so, you can make it super cold if you want. The breakfast is the worst part of the hostel, a few pieces of bread, tea, and toast. I would recommend this place without a doubt.

Just walk through the resort to get to the beach.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 April 2012

Less than a 2 minute walk to Lamai Beach, iBed is very clean, though a little bit pricey by normal hostel standards. Lamai is much quieter than the more popular Chawdeng Beach. I stayed here during low season - one night I'm pretty sure I was the only one staying at the hostel.

If you want to head over to Chawdeng to check out the shops/restaurants/beach, you can catch a songthaew there from right outside the hotel for pretty cheap. You can also catch one back from Chaweng once your there.

Check out the night markets a couple of hundred metres away from the hostel on Sundays (if i remember correctly). Awesome street food.

Room Tip: Downstairs rooms tend to be a bit noisier
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled solo
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Thank audzie00
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Additional Information about Ibed Chic & Stylish Backpacker Hostel

Address: 124/521 Moo 3 Lamai Beach, Maret, Lamai Beach, Maret, Ko Samui 84310, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Samui > Maret > Lamai Beach
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 48 Speciality Lodging in Lamai Beach
Price Range: £25 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Ibed Chic & Stylish Backpacker Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
‘ibed samui’ is the most modern trendy backpacker’s hostel in town for you to explore yourself at the high end attraction point in Samui.‘ibed samui’ Where you can meet your new friend from all over the world and enjoy lively and comfortable stay in style. ... more   less 
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