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About Koh Tao
Koh Tao is an island on the east coast of Southern Thailand. Nowadays, Koh Tao hostels are popular with backpackers, as the island is especially renowned amongst divers for its abundant underwater life and spectacular views.
Koh Tao hostels (as in most of Thailand) are very inexpensive with good amenities, and are therefore well-suited for budget travelers.
When planning your trip to a Koh Tao hostel, bear in mind that the only way to reach the island is by boat. You can easily get a boat from the mainland, either from the Chumphon county or from Bangkok, or from one of the nearby islands (Koh Phangan or Koh Samui). Staying in Koh Tao is well-worth the boat fare.
As mentioned before, the main attraction in Koh Tao is diving. There are many diving operators available. Thailand might be one of the cheapest places to do the PADI course, (one of the most well-known certificates for open water diving). When you arrive at the pier, you can't miss the diving companies and their employees, who are more than willing to take you aboard.
The easiest and most rewarding way to travel on the island is bike or scooter, because Koh Tao hostels are close to everything as the island relatively small and the traffic tends to be light. Remember to try the Thai dishes here, they are really inexpensive and very good value. There are also a few bars on the beach if you feel thirsty after a long day of diving.
Remember the usual safety precautions while staying at a Koh Tao hostel: the sun in these parts of the world can be scorching, so sunscreen is a must, and keep your belongings safe. Drunk driving is a bit of a problem on Koh Tao, so keep that in mind as well.
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Koh Tao Backpackers Hostel
"Koh Tao Backpackers is close to everything you'll need whilst here on Koh Tao and although we're centrally based our location is quiet at night as the pool bar closes by midnight and we're far enough away from the beach bars so the noise which effects many of the resorts in Sairee isn't a problem. We're based in central Sairee only 2 minutes walk to the beach, with swimming pool bar & restaurant here on site. Each dorm room has 8 beds and is...
Good Dream Hostel (Khun Ying House )
"… Party by do not worry your luggage. We can take care your luggage no fee will be charged. Which is your destination but I hope first in your destination is Good Dream Hotel. Please note the following: Our cancellation policy is 24 hours prior to check in on your booked arrival day. A failure to cancel your reservation in advance of this will mean the credit card used to secure the reservation will be charged for your first...
Koh Tao Central Hostel
"… networks of 24 hour free WIFI are offered. Secure lockable lockers are provided for personal belongings, management provide a key but we also encourage you to use your own padlock for extra 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 free pool table and a 10% discount for hostel customers. 24 hour auto-switching electric...
Goodtime Beach Hostel
"Decent - The location was fabulous, right on a beautiful section of the beach, close enough to all the lively bars, but quiet enough to get some rest. The rooms were reasonably clean, but the water in the bathroom smelt terrible. I don't think this is the fault of the hostel, rather an issue with the limited water supply on the island. The bar downstairs had awesome food and the people running it were so chill. The blond girl at reception was...
Ko Tao Dive Dorm
"Great price, great staff, great diving!!! - Free pickup from pier, comfortable beds and a good communal area for hanging out at night. Resort has great amenities and full use of their pools, which was amazing. Great dive instructors, overall great experience I would highly recommend this hostel to anyone." … "Lazy, impolite staff and tiny, cramped private rooms. Pool is great - Very poor customer service from the staff, never smile and...
Pier 24 Boutique Guesthouse
"… hotel enjoys close proximity to Sairee Beach, Mae Haad, Sai Nuan Beach. Pier 24 Boutique Guesthouse also provide - Large common area - Free Wi-Fi throughout the building - 2 fans per room - LCD flatscreen - En-suite bathroom with hot shower - Security key card access + CCTV - Free map and advice - No smoking rooms Please note - Pier 24 Boutique Guesthouse reception is at Planet Scuba, Opp. Seatran pier - We provide...
Taco Shack Hostel
"The Taco Shack Hostel is a hostel with 12 very comfortable beds. We offers Aircon, free wi-fi, hot showers. We have a balcony which is great for chilling out and people watching. There are lockers for your security and an area for TV and DVDs if you decided to have a quiet relaxing night. The Taco Shack Hostel is owned by a backpacker who is more than willing to help with answering any questions about the island or traveling. We have a...
Hostel 69 Koh Tao
"… air-con room with shared bathroom (hot shower) Hostel 69 Koh Tao also provides: - Large outdoor common area - Free Wi-Fi throughout the building - Fan room (300B) - Air-con room (400B) - Shared bathroom with hot shower - Security key card access + CCTV - Free map and advice - No smoking rooms - Free locker (using your own padlock) - Reading lights and socket every bed - Bed sheets, blanket, pillow, towels - Bicycle rental -...
"… with the best restaurants and bars, creating an amazing night life and easy access to other more remote areas on the island. The hostel room consists of nine bunk beds, each complete with a fan and reading light, we also have air conditioning. The outdoor area is truly something to come and experience, we have an award winning restaurant and bar, serving a variety of thai and western specials, all made with locally sourced...
Koh Tao Loft Hostel
"Recently opened, Koh Tao Loft hostel is a brand new modern loft style facility located conveniently just a few minutes walk from Mae Haad pier. The hostel offers onsite cocktail bar&restaurant. There is a sea-view patio terrace, designated smoking areas, hot showers, cctv camera and both air conditioned&fan dorm rooms that provide our guests with privacy and comfort at a great value." … "… guests. A multi-lingual staff...
"… from the main 'party strip' of the island: but far enough away that it doesn't invade the dorms. We have 7 rooms and a total of 40 beds, with dormitories of between 4 and 8: - All our rooms are air-con - All our Showers are hot - Free Wifi - Outside bar/sitting area where we serve cheap drinks - Inside communal area with a TV - CCTV and lockers provided (for your own padlock) - Bedsheets, Towels and Pillows provided -...
"… MOON PARTY! We can arrange return boats to and from Koh Phangan for the full moon party and keep your bed safe for you when you return. In Koh Phangan you can join the spicy crew at an exclusive spicy meeting point in a bar on beach receiving discounts on drinks, have a shower and crash out when needed after all the partying is done... Moving on? We can arrange your travels for you where ever you might be heading in Thailand, and...
Diza Dorm Room
"… very easy to find and easy to walk to. It will take about 10-15 minutes to walk from the pier on the main road. The property offers small cozy dorm rooms with only 4 beds per room. Each room has Aircon, hot shower, free wifi, and lockers for your security. There is a 24 hours reception staff on site to assist you. There are tables and chairs that are set up outside for hanging out and meeting other backpackers. The hostel has...
"… We have a fridge on site which is stocked with water, soft drinks and beers which is a self serve honesty system. We regularly organise Diving, Snorkelling and Trekking trips along with hostel dinners, BBQs and hostel nights out. As well as this we can also book all other activities happening on or around the island. FULL MOON PARTY! We can arrange return boats to and from Koh Phangan for the full moon party and keep your bed...
Triple B Budget Bungalows
25/20 Moo 2, Mae Had
Dusit Buncha Resort
"… living, perfectly blended in the natural beauty of its environment. We are mindful of the environmental impact that mankind has on the small 21km² island, Koh Tao. For this reason we did build with the nature rather than against to minimize the threat that we pose to that unique Eco system, to preserve the beautiful natural world for generations to come. Dusit Buncha Resort is the Resort on Koh Tao that uses a solar cell system...
"Newly built apartment/studios on the island of Koh Tao on the east coast of Thailand. IF you dream away to paradise then this is the place for you, far from mass tourism and pushy salesmen. Koh Tao is an island that is still cozy Thai. The apartment is situated on a hill some 300 meters from the main village Mae Haad and a lovely beach, it is modern equipped with everything you want and need. The apartment has two double bedrooms with...
Hin Wong Apartments Dive & Snorkel Resort
"… WiFi that serves English breakfast food, and Thai meals at very reasonable prices. We have a sea front swimming pool with a sandy area. A private pier provides easy access to the sea for snorkeling, we provide snorkeling equipment free of charge as well as having kayaks for rent. We are a quiet resort who enjoy catering to those seeking the true peace of Koh Tao. We enjoy looking after families and children and have rooms and...
Wind Beach Resort
"Windbeach-Resort we offer accommodation on Koh Tao all the year around. We have freshly renovated and replaced our older bungalows with new accommodation in the same good old Thai style! Additionally we have build some beautiful new accommodation in modern style Learn more about our beautiful island in the Gulf of Thailand and see what awaits you on your next vacation in the “Land of the Smile. Times have changed and most of the old...
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