The dorms were crammed with too many beds so there was very little space for bags and if people were standing you couldn't get around at all. Also the beds were pretty uncomfortable and really noisy whenever someone was getting in or out of bed they rattled horribly. Also the place could have been a lot cleaner.
It was a cheap option but not as cheap as it should have been. I was paying a flat rate of 350 thb which is around £7 which is extortionate considering how basic the place was.
The showers were appalling with little to no pressure and the water smelt bad. I know that the island was having water problems due to lack of rainfall but it was still pretty gross.
I'm pretty sure the man on reception short changed me the first week I was there and he tried to in the second visit but I managed to argue that one before I handed him any money.
Electricity was in and out all day which meant sometimes there was no air con...which made for a very uncomfortable room as it was 35 degrees Celsius outside.
Like I said I won't be staying there again unless I'm desperate.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Koh Tao Backpackers is in central Sairee, Koh Tao. Koh Tao Backpackers offers cheap hostel style accommodation for both divers and non divers. Located in Sairee at the Silver Sands Resort, behind Davy Jones Locker Diving who's restaurant/bar and swimming pool we use as our common areas, Koh Tao Backpackers is close to everything you'll need whilst here on Koh Tao. We also have full access to the Dive resort's swimming pool and bar restaurant. We have AC in all the dormitories, hot water showers, lockers in the dormitories and 24 hour reception with CCTV cameras. ... more less