Koh Tao Backpackers Hostel is affordable for everyone. Koh Tao often spelt Ko Tao was discovered by backpackers many years ago and diving made the Koh Tao a popular destination. Today though many resorts on Koh Tao are moving towards higher end holiday makers which is making Koh Tao a little expensive for those on a backpacking budget, so that's why we set up Koh Tao Backpackers to offer cheaper hostel style accommodation for both divers and non divers.
Located in Sairee at the Silver Sands Resort, behind Davy Jones Locker Diving opposite the Flying Trapeze. Central Sairee is the place to be based no matter what you are looking for whilst you're on Koh Tao, be it beaches and relaxing, bars and nightlife or of course what Koh Tao is most famous for scuba diving. Koh Tao Backpackers is close to everything you'll need whilst here on Koh Tao and although we're centrally based our location is quiet at night as the pool bar closes by midnight and we're far enough away from the beach bars so the noise which effects many of the resorts in Sairee isn't a problem.
As we are based at Silver Sands Resort and are associated with Davy Jones Locker (DJL) Diving not only can we offer great deals on diving (ask at reception when you arrive for more details) we also have full access to the resort's swimming pool and bar restaurant. Check out time is 10am and check in time is 10:30am, however if we do have beds available before 10:30am we're happy for you to check in early. If not you can drop off your bags with our reception staff and use the showers and then head off and get some breakfast whilst you are waiting for your bed to become free.
This is actually a good thing though as most of the nightlife in Sairee is based along the beach, so being set back from the beach is good as this means that noise isn't an issue if you want to have an early night every now and again.
When you arrive on Koh Tao we recommend you take a taxi from the pier to Sairee, this should only cost you 50-100 Baht per person. As we're new some taxi drivers may not know where we are and so you can tell them to take you to DJL Diving or Silver Sands and they'll probably drive you straight past or to the front door as we are on the same street as both of these. We are the large white building just before the DJL Bar/Restaurant and swimming pool.
How to get to Koh Tao
Most people enter Thailand by flying into Bangkok. From Bangkok there are three main options for getting down to Koh Tao island.
ï¿½ The fastest but most expensive route: Fly to Samui.
You can pickup flights from Bangkok direct down to Koh Samui from around 4,000 baht, depending on the season and the time of the flight. From Samui take one of the high speed ferries across to Koh Tao island (Lomprayah Catamaran or Seatran) - these cost about 550 baht per person and take about an hour and a half.
If you shop around you may even be able to get a flight direct from your count