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Quiet dorms and privates

Chalok Ban Kao village, Ko Tao T: (095) 929 9459 

Baan Cha-lok Hostel

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Located on the inland road just north of Chalok Ban Kao village and not too far from Mae Haad, Baan Cha-lok is a good option if you’re after a simple dorm or well-equipped private room and don’t want to be near the party scene.

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The hostel is about a kilometre inland from Chalok Ban Kao Beach on the way to Mae Haad. A soft-spoken Thai staffer led us upstairs to a private room with brushed concrete walls, private hot-water bathroom, large balcony and a bunch of funky touches – a kiwi design on a pillow, wall hangers made to look like the rear ends of dogs and Thai-style paintings of Buddha faces. A fridge and LCD TV with satellite channels joins a soft bed with quality linens; there’s no desk but you could use a laptop at one of the outdoor tables.

Baan Cha-lok also has a few dorm rooms with four to eight beds, available with moveable fans or air-con. Though lacking the fun design of the private rooms, dorms come with decent mattresses on bunks with private reading lamps and outlets. Dorms have a lot of space to move around in, especially when compared to the cramped hostels found down in Mae Haad. A huge attached terrace sweetens the deal, as does the large and immaculate shared bathrooms.

All rooms are mixed gender; if you’re looking for a women-only option, check out Girls Only Hostel in Mae Haad. While Baan Cha-lok is not a party hostel, we did notice a few guests chatting and exchanging travel advice out on the front stoop. Fruit, toast and coffee are offered complimentary in the mornings. WiFi is also free, and you can rent a mountain bike to get around.

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Walk-in rates at Baan Cha-lok Hostel

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Dorm fan cooled
250 baht
250 baht
Eight beds. Add 100 baht for the four-bed room
Dorm air-con
400 baht
400 baht
Dbl air-con private bathroom
1,100 baht
1,300 baht
Room: Dorm fan cooled, low season: 250 baht, high season 250 baht. Notes: Eight beds. Add 100 baht for the four-bed room
Room: Dorm air-con, low season: 400 baht, high season 400 baht. Notes:
Room: Dbl air-con private bathroom, low season: 1,100 baht, high season 1,300 baht. Notes:

Where is Baan Cha-lok Hostel

Baan Cha-lok Hostel
Chalok Ban Kao village, Ko Tao
T: (095) 929 9459 
Coordinates (for GPS): 99º49'41.36" E, 10º4'25.53" N
Room rates: Under 600B

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