A newish venture managed by the Goodtime Adventures crew, this small hostel will hit the spot for young travellers looking to stay on the beach and near the nightlife.
There are two dorm rooms, both mixed gender and both with eight bunks that each come with personal reading lamp, outlet and locker. Both rooms are clean and quite spacious for a hostel – interiors even come with a sofa and coffee table along with wide windows, air-con and tile floors. Shared hot-water bathrooms are attached to the dorms.
While the standard dorm room is fine, we suggest splashing out for the deluxe, which bags you a shared fridge and a connected deck that shoots out over the beach. A few private rooms are also available with ceiling fans in addition to air-con and some swirling Buddhist-inspired art.
While we liked the scene and dorms a bit better at Indie Hostel in Sairee village, Goodtime boasts the beachfront location and is superior to, thought pricier than, any hostel in Mae Haad. Pop into the neighbouring Good Time Adventures main office if no one is at reception at the hostel – it’s all run by an enthusiastic team of expats, including at least a few Americans.
Address: Haad Sairee, Ko Tao
T: (087) 275 3604;
Coordinates (for GPS): 99º49'40.43" E, 10º5'35.08" N
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Room rates: Under 600B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
600 baht for the deluxe dorm
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David Luekens first came to Thailand in 2005 when Thai friends from his former home of Burlington, Vermont led him on a life-changing trip. Based in Thailand since 2011, he spends much of his time eating in Bangkok street markets and island hopping the Andaman Sea.
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