Save money and enjoy your stay. Also be sure to venture away from tourist destinations while in Thailand.
Koh Tao Central Hostel
Central location, free wifi, comfortable and affordable; everything you can ask for in a guesthouse. However, what placed this hostel on this list was the friendly and helpful owner and staff. I’ve stayed at many a guesthouses in Thailand where a haughty owner only gave me the bare minimum of kindness to keep
their business running. Not at Koh Tao Central, you’ll be greeted by a down to earth helpful staff as well as a comfortable bed.
Pak Up Hostel
The most comfortable hostel I have stayed at yet with aircon, fluffy white comforters, and good wifi. But it was actually the maids who’ve put this hostel on my list. I got food poisoning from a street vender while staying here and I was amazed to find myself being nursed by the staff. The wonderful maids not only made the sheets comfortable, they made me feel a little bit like I was back at home and taught me that Tiger Balm helps with nausea.
On a budget? Me too. Unfortunately, not every inexpensive guesthouse will be extra exceptional like the ones above. For the sake of the penny travelers out there, here’s my list of noteworthy budget accommodations.
130 – 600 baht dorm & rooms
100 – 150 baht rooms