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Koh Tao Central Hostel
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Reviewed 1 April 2014

This hostel is located very conveniently, a few minutes from the pier, close to some nice (breakfast) restaurants and a 10-minutes walk from Sairee beach. Accommodation is clean (toilets could have been better, but as they clean it very often it is mainly due to the other guests staying in the hostel). However, what I enjoyed most is the staff. They were really kind and willing to help me out and give all possible information. The hostel is simple, but has a great price-quality ratio, and is according me the best budget place to stay in Koh Tao!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

When i checked in the Dutch guy at reception was very friendly, he explained everything i needed to know and showed me to the dorm and the facilities. This Hostel is not a typical hostel though..it's basically 2 ac dorms with a big bathrooms area. There s a bar 5 m away that is used as common area..if people stay at the hostel they get 10% discount. Initially i thought it wasn't great but i met some friendly people in the dorm and it's not impossible to get together and go out. At reception there s also a travel agency where it's possible to book tours and transportation. The English lad at the desk does well his job but won't get as friendly as the other guy.
The dorm...it's fairly big with good mattresses, reading light and personal locker(u ll have to bring your own lock). There r 2 ac units and although it can get a bit chilly in the night, they keep a nice temperature when the place is full.
An other good thing of this hostel is that it's close to the pier, to bars, restaurants, shops...
thumbs up!

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

Llegué a este hostel porque perdí mi barco de regreso a Koh Panghan y la verdad que la atención fue muy buena, Me gustaron las instalaciones que bien son básicas están bien distribuidas. No te dan desayuno pero te dan descuentos para distintos negocios de ahí donde también puedes desayunar. Recomendable además por que tiene buen precio.

I arrived at this hostel because I lost my boat back to Koh Panghan and truth that attention was very good, I liked the facilities ,that are well basic, well distributed. Do not get breakfast but you get discounts for various businesses where you can enjoy breakfast. Also recommended that a good price.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

I can highly recommend this hostel, it is clean, the beds are good and through the separation of the bunk beds, I slept very well without any disturbance of the other people.

The hostel is located next to the pier so you can walk from the ferry to there. Also you need to walk if you want to go out for party. For eating out or shopping or anything else there is a lot around.
I met with people on the little outside area and we had a great time. There is an english bar just across the street, so food and drinks are within walking distance. Also it is not too far from the beach. Except the main beach which is 10 minutes walking distance.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

The hostel itself is really nice however the social aspect isn't the best.

The bar next door is essentially the common area but not enough people where using it as such. Many people during my stay were in groups and didnt socialize much. The area outside seats a few people but the hostel could use a larger common area.

Everything else was fine.

Its close enough to saree that you can walk (20 minutes) and you can rent bikes at the hostel. The bar next door closes relatively early so you wont be kept awake. The AC works fine and the bathrooms are always spotless.

If you come here and have trouble meeting people I would recommend doing the Koh Tao Bar crawl.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 15 March 2014

#central location #new and clean #sociable

In fact i stayed there twice. The location is very central near the piers, but if you're staying a longer period on the island you may move to a place near the famous Sairre Beach as well. I liked it especially because of the small porch to the street side, where you're able to make friends with all the (outgoing) hostel guests. The staff is also very helpful and friendly. I had a really good time there.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 3 March 2014

This hostel is in an excellent location close to all amenities and the major entry points to Koh Tao. I stayed in one of the larger dorms, and whereas some people had complained of some noise in the night, my earplugs protected me from this and I slept fantastically- even when I got up mega early.for diving. There was an issue with the air con while I was there, but it was quickly remidied and we were constantly updated on the progress. The whole hostel is immaculately clean and modern and was very comfortable. The biggest asset is the staff that are located next door in the travel agent. They are fun, helpful, willing to go the extra mile to help and overall just really good people. You can tell that Rolf (hope I spelled it right) the owner has put a lot of effort and work into the place and has a gebujne interest in people having a good stay. A fantastic choice for a sociable backpacker on a budget.

Stayed: March 2014
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Additional Information about Koh Tao Central Hostel

Address: 9/20 Moo 2 | Mae Haad, Koh Tao 84360, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Koh Tao
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 142 Speciality Lodging in Koh Tao
Price Range: £7 - £7 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Koh Tao Central Hostel is centrally located in Mae Haad just 50 meters from the beach and piers and 10 minutes’ walk from Sairee Beach. NO TAXI NEEDED FROM THE PIERS! We offer: -24 hour air-conditioning -Hot showers -Wi-Fi -Island discounts, (in bars/restaurants/shops/massage/tattoo/activities) -Western staff -Partition walls between each bed are designed for your privacy and comfort. -Each bed is equipped with a reading light and socket for charging phones/ laptops etc. -Secure lockable lockers are provided for personal belongings, with 24hour CCTV security. Note: there is no indoor common area. We have two balconies and an outside deck with cushions. Across the street there is the Reef bar with pool table, free board games, and travel library. And a 10% discount for hostel customers. 24 hour auto-switching/stabalizing power supply in the hostel is providing the most reliable power available on the island. Central Hostel reception and service inside Island Travel right next to the hostel. ... more   less 
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