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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I had booked three days during the full moon party. We finally arrived one day too late, with the last ferry on the day of the full moon party. We got to the hostel completely exhausted and definitely not in a party mood. However, all that changed when we were greeted with a hug and excitement: "...

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Onn Youvalux G, Owner at Smile Hostel Koh Phangan, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your reviews and kind words, it's an appreciative. We would definitely keep up all the good works and really hope to see you again for your visiting Koh Phangan in the future :) You guys are great guess that we have been wishing for and we hope you have a great time of your traveling...

Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

I stayed at Smile for few nights before the full moon and it was good because it was very quiet compared to the other hostels, and you can always go and party in the other hostels nearby. The staff are really friendly, showed me everything around and was always trying to help. They provided me clean towels and clean bed...

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smilekohphangan, Owner at Smile Hostel Koh Phangan, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, and staying with us during the NYE. By the way, we provided two more outdoor toilets and bathrooms, that all guest was informed when check in. It is hostel policy to charge 100THB fee throughout your stay for using the locker, this is a part of things to note in reservation page, please carefully read...

Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 2 November 2016

I have travelled around Asia and stayed in many hotels and hostels. This one has been one of my favourites. It is close enough to the Full Moon Party to be easily accessible but not directly on top of it so that you can escape to peace and quiet easily. Its located close to a main road so that its...

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 30 August 2016

Stayed in Smile Hostel around the time of the Full Moon Party and had a great experience. Boy, the owner, is lovely as are the other two women working there (and Joyce). He was very friendly and helped to foster a great atmosphere between everyone who was staying there, selling cheap buckets and always on hand with great advice. My...

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smilekohphangan, Owner at Smile Hostel Koh Phangan, responded to this review

We appreciated your review and thank you very much for your kind words, we would definitely love to help our guest out in any situation while you are staying here as much as we could. Hopefully, we could be your host again for your next visiting Koh Phangan :)

Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for a few nights around full moon party and very impressed. Room was tight for space but very clean and nice air con. This broke at one point but the owner had it fixed by a mechanic within the hour and was beyond apologetic which really counts. Bathroom in room in good state and two extra bathrooms now...

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smilekohphangan, Owner at Smile Hostel Koh Phangan, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback :) we were very happy to hear that you and your friends had a good time staying here. Your review means a lot to us as we would like to make it better and better for our guest. We really hope you would very much enjoy the rest of your travelling and hope...

Reviewed 15 August 2016

I had a great stay at the Smile Hostel in Koh Phangan. The beds and rooms were clean and the staff was very helpful! They helped me organizing my stay in Koh Phangan and in Koh Tao. Furthermore is it possible to rent a scooter directly at the hostel :). Thank's again, Ronja :)!!

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smilekohphangan, Owner at Smile Hostel Koh Phangan, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your feedback Ronja :) your kind words are appreciative, we are very happy to hear that you satisfied our help and service, we will keep up all the good works and improve in some other thing in the future. For renting a scooter, we could only suggest guest to rent at the scooter shop, as...

Reviewed 22 April 2015 via mobile

Probably the cheapest place were we went to, the food was dellicious! I had mixed vegetables with tofu and a fruitshake for just 70b. A lot of different Thai meals. Good for breakfast, lunch or dinner. We went here for breakfast. Only a shame that the lady put the fruit on the pancake in stead of in it aswell.

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smilekohphangan, New management at Smile Hostel Koh Phangan, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your reviews, I would like to let you know that we are the new management, who has taken over the place under the name of Smile Hostel Koh Phangan since October 2015. it is no more Mems Place restaurant, as we are the hostel business, so I hope people would not get confuse by reading...

Mechanicville, New York
Reviewed 2 March 2015

When we first got here Mem was very nice and it seemed like a lovely place to stay just for two nights for the full moon party. Even though we had booked and already paid online Mem asked for a 500 baht deposit that we would get back when we left. Out of the 12 sets of bunk beds in...

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smilekohphangan, new management at Smile Hostel Koh Phangan, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your reviews, I would like to let you know that we are the new management, who has taken over the place under the name of Smile Hostel Koh Phangan since October 2015. it is no more Mems Place, so I hope people would not get confuse by reading this review.

Busan
Reviewed 13 January 2015

Mem is a sweet lady who is available for questions but I had a few issues about this place. 1. We had booked to stay in the10 bed dorm but this wasn't entirely true. There were extra beds jammed in the room leaving very little room and making it a 13 bed room 2. There is only one bathroom and...

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smilekohphangan, new management at Smile Hostel Koh Phangan, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your reviews, I would like to let you know that we are the new management, who has taken over the place under the name of Smile Hostel Koh Phangan since October 2015. There is no more Mems Place, so I hope people would not get confuse by reading this review.

Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 5 January 2015

Firstly, Mem who owns the hostel was such a lovely woman. She was very friendly and cheerful, and happily cooked us breakfast every morning, as well as organizing us taxis and just generally being sweet. When we mentioned that the shower was blocked, it was fixed immediately. The shared area outside was nice, and we sat, chilled, and had drinks...

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smilekohphangan, new management at Smile Hostel Koh Phangan, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your reviews, I would like to let you know that we are the new management, who has taken over the place under the name of Smile Hostel Koh Phangan since October 2015. There is no more Mems Place, so I hope people would not get confuse by reading this review.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Smile Hostel is a good accommodation choice for the trip in Koh Phangan, conveniently located in Baantai. The hostel is across from Bangkok Hospital (Phangan International Hospital). It is a 5-minute walk from Bantai Beach, a-10 minute drive from Thongsala Pier and a 15-minute drive from Haad Rin, where the full moon party is held. There are total just 45 beds in this little hostel. Rooms are clean and warm welcome by family hostel. It features mixed air condition dormitory rooms with free Wi-Fi and hot shower. We provide a common space to sit and enjoy socialising and relaxing in front of the room. The hostel comes with a bar, tour desk, ticket service and locker. We provide free car parking and easy to get taxi service to fullmoon party, and we are only 10 minutes drive from all major Island parties i.e. half-moon festival, black moon party and jungle experience etc. Smile Hostel Koh Phangan is a short walk from ATM machines, convenience stores and Bantai beach. Restaurants with Thai and western cuisines are nearby. Things to Note 1. Check in from 9:00am to 10:00pm. 2. Check out until 11:00am. 3. Cash (THB) only upon arrival. 4. Cancellation policy: At least 3 day advance notice before the arrival date is required for cancellation free of charge. 5. Age restriction: (1) Children cannot accommodate at the hostel. (2) The minimum age to stay at the hostel is 18 years old. 6. The reception is open from 9:00am to 10:00pm. 7. No smoke, food or drink inside the rooms. 8. No pets. 9. Locker is 100 THB fee throughout your stay. 10.Towel, blanket or key lost, you will be charged 500THB each. 11. Colour stain on bed sheet, pillow case or blanket, you will be charged 800THB each. 12.Broken bed, you will be charged 8,000THB. 13. Only paying guests are permitted to stay in dorms, fines 1,000THB. 14. Guest is allowed one bed, do not change or use the empty bed, fines 1,000THB. 15.Only alcohol purchased from Smile Hostel Koh Phangan is allowed on the property. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Smile Hostel Koh Phangan

Address: 132/9 Moo 1, Thongsala-Baantai Road | Ban Tai, Ko Pha Ngan 84280, Thailand (Formerly Mems Place Hostel)
Region: Thailand > Surat Thani Province > Ko Pha Ngan
Price Range: $20 - $56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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