Located around the corner from the market and bus station and right across from the post office in the heart of town, the Oh Dee had just opened their doors a month before our last visit.
We really like this place -- the young staff were very welcoming and the stylish common area with hammocks, a communal kitchen and lounge area with free WiFi, a big TV, a guitar, computer station and coffee stand is refreshing in this remote outpost of a town. However, we find the prices Oh Dee is currently asking to be over the top. It is a true hostel with thick mattresses on bunk beds in spotless and spacious air-con rooms with lockers. But while comfortable, we think Oh Dee might be shooting themselves in the foot by charging a hefty price for dorm beds, the likes of which you can easily score in pricey Bangkok for 200 baht cheaper. (Nearby See Daeng offers huge and well-equipped private air-con rooms with ensuite for just 10 baht more than a bunk at Oh Dee.) A couple of private air-con rooms are also available and, while also very comfortable, these are also way overpriced, especially considering they too rely on shared bathroom facilities. Still, the hostel should be a good place to meet other travellers, if they manage to get any customers at these rates. We imagine that with some time, Oh Dee's prices will come down to earth, so it's worth keeping it in mind if you want to stay right in town.
By David Luekens
Last updated on 3rd February, 2016.