Photo: Smart private rooms at The Pier.

The Pier Hostel

Good backpacker option

34/12 Moo 1, Bophut, Ko Samui T: (077) 430 012

The Pier Hostel

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Situated right below the big “Fisherman’s Village” signs as you enter the village from the ring road, The Pier Hostel is a reliable choice particularly for backpackers travelling with a buddy.

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A line of several dark but cool rooms with cinderblock walls painted white run along the side of the small building. Thick mattresses are placed on bunks, with the upper bunks accessed by wood steps rather than ladders. Desks, a couple of chairs and cut-outs of fish help to make these rooms feel more welcoming than the jail cells that they resemble. They are clean and reasonably priced, especially when you consider the strong chance that a solo traveller will get an entire room for the price of one bunk.

Stairway to heaven...

Stairway to heaven... Photo: David Luekens

On the other hand, solo travellers who are weary of sharing a room with just one stranger should steer clear, as The Pier does not offer dorms with more than two bunks. Shared hot-water bathrooms require a stroll down the hall. If you can swing it, go for one of the second-floor private double rooms with swing-open windows, TVs, glass-top tables, hot-water showers in ensuite bathrooms and even little balconies. These compete with the more sparsely furnished rooms over at Castaway Guesthouse.

There’s not much else to The Pier other than a helpful receptionist and tiny second-floor common room with a sofa, table and small lockers. Opt for Us Hostel if you’re looking for more of a social scene, but only if you don’t mind being around a kilometre away from the village and beach.

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Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Dorm air-con
350 baht
350 baht
Dbl air-con private bathroom
900 baht
900 baht
Room: Dorm air-con, low season: 350 baht, high season 350 baht. Notes:
Room: Dbl air-con private bathroom, low season: 900 baht, high season 900 baht. Notes:

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Where is The Pier Hostel

The Pier Hostel
34/12 Moo 1, Bophut, Ko Samui
T: (077) 430 012
Coordinates (for GPS): 100º1'52.87" E, 9º33'30.61" N
Room rates: Under 600B

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