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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
"… 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. As we are based at Silver Sands Resort and are associated with Davy Jones Locker (DJL) Diving not only can we offer great deals on diving (ask at reception when you arrive for more details) we also have full access to the resort's swimming pool and bar restaurant. Check...
"… 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...
Good Dream Hostel (Khun Ying House )
"… 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 nights stay in your absence. You will be asked to pay a key security deposit of THB 500 when you...
"… 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 safe for you when you return. (we do advise you to...
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
"… convenience. Facilities like free Wi-Fi in all rooms, Wi-Fi in public areas, tours, bar, safety deposit boxes are readily available for you to enjoy. Guestrooms are designed to provide an optimal level of comfort with welcoming decor and some offering convenient amenities like internet access - wireless (complimentary), internet access - wireless, non smoking rooms, fan, satellite/cable TV. Enjoy the hotel's recreational facilities,...
Taco Shack Hostel
"… DO NOT TAKE A TAXI!! The hostel is centrally located in Mae Haad, less than a two minute walk from the main pier and just around the corner from the walking street that parallels Sairee Beach. Koh Tao is a small island so even the farthest destinations are only a short motorbike or taxi ride away. We are a couple of travel junkies who never went home and our goal is to make sure that our guests have an unforgettable...
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
"Great experience - Awesome hostel! Nayzar and the rest of the staff are super accommodating and just really great people. Beds are comfy and rooms/bathrooms are clean." … "… any questions you might have & help with any of your travel related arrangements. Koh Tao Loft Hostel is located conveniently on Koh Tao's main drag, everything a traveller might want can be found just outside our front door: restaurants,...
"… 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 -...
Ko Tao Center Hostel
"… has a great selection of restaurants from Thai to Chinese and there is even a 711 on the property that is opened 24 hours a day so you will never go with out what ever you require. Our rooms are brand new, modern, with FREE WIFI and all of the rooms have en-suite bathrooms. We offer special discounts on your accommodation when you are diving with our partner dive shop Ko Tao Dive Resort, www.kotaodiveresort.com. Ko Tao Dive...
Monsoon Gym & Fight Club
"… new, 13 bed, air conditioned dorm room is located onsite at the fight camp. The dorm is purpose built for the fitness/adventure traveller with lots of space; big, personal lockers; a great chill-out area equipped with a big-screen TV/satellite; and free wifi. In the mornings you can virtually roll out of bed and stumble straight into the fight training area. We also have a fully-equipped, brand new, air conditioned, western-style...
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...
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...
Wind Beach Resort
"… hotel provides all you need for a good night's sleep. Free Wi-Fi in all rooms, Wi-Fi in public areas, car park, family room, restaurant are on the list of things guests can enjoy. Guestrooms are designed to provide an optimal level of comfort with welcoming decor and some offering convenient amenities like internet access - wireless (complimentary), air conditioning, balcony/terrace, mini bar, desk. Enjoy the hotel's recreational...
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...
The Tarna Align Resort
"… with air-conditioning, coffee machine, fridge, flat screen TV, free WIFI and their own bathroom with hot shower. The rooms on the top floor have a stunning view of the Sairee bay and will allow you to be a privileged spectator of the wonderful Koh Tao sunset. Having said that, we truly believe that this wonderful experience should not be limited by your budget as we want everyone to be able to enjoy it. We offer a wide range of...
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