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The Dearly Koh Tao Hostel

14/55 Moo 3 Chalok Baan Kao Beach, Koh Tao 84360 Thailand
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#2 of 195 Speciality lodging in Koh Tao
The Dearly Koh Tao Hostel offers young travelers clean, comfortable, and affordable shared and private accommodations. We are more than just a hostel! The rooms are uniquely designed along with exceptional facilities like swimming pool, common room with TV, computer , board games and books exchange, rooftop terrace, cafe, bar & bistro and car park, including Free breakfast and wifi !!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Shuttle bus service
Baggage storage
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Board games / puzzles
Taxi service
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Thai


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71Somewhat walkable
Grade: 71 out of 100
13Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
1Attractionwithin 0.5 km
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AstroGolf W wrote a review Aug 2021
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If you are looking for a place to stay during your vacation in Koh Tao... I recommend this hostel. This place is fully packed with excellent facilities, comfy bed and the best service mind staffs... You will never get bored or dissatisfied here. All of the staff will handle and fulfill your requests at a fair price.. No mark-up, no cheating; they will provide you only the smiles and sincerity. I enjoy staying here and this hostel gave me one of the best vacation memories ever!! I will definitely visit here again...many thanks to P’JJ, N’Golf and N’Gee also N’Moo for taking a very good care of me
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
Response from Info The Dearly Koh Tao Hostel, General Manager at The Dearly Koh Tao Hostel
Responded 29 Aug 2021
Thank you so so much Golf for your warm words, we are the happiest knowing you love your stay here. If anything, pleasure is totally all ours, thank you for all the smiles, laughter, friendship, caring, and even the foods you have shared with us, special thanks to the yummy salted fishes :P We are truly grateful to have met and had you here with us, the memories will stay within us all the same and we can't wait for the more good times we will have together in the future. Miss you really bad already, and we sure the same goes to Koh Tao foods market community :D Don't let us wait too long, we wish to have you back to us soonest! <3
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Suda Y. wrote a review Jul 2021
13 contributions1 helpful vote
The hostel provides all what you need for the island life; comfy bed, clean toilet, nice swimming pool and overall of the hotel is high-maintenant. Besides, they are an eco-friendly hostel with a great hospitality. I have always heard that Koh tao isn’t only a place but the people. I have to admit people at the Dearly Hostel have made it true. I can’t forget to mention that all staff there are my reason to come back to the island and stay there. So if you are looking for a clean, comfy and eco-friendly place to stay together with friendship, this is your place.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
JohannesTeo wrote a review Jan 2021
Singapore, Singapore162 contributions77 helpful votes
The stay at the Dearly was an absolutely incredible experience. I stayed at the hostel after signing up for a diving course with the hostel, which lasted for about 3 days; after I attained my diving license, without much further thoughts I decided to stay longer at the hostel. The place is simply too hard to leave! The atmosphere, staff, hygiene and decor couldn't be any better. Jee and Gulf, the 'hosts' at the hostel, were incredibly friendly and helpful. From organizing a movie night to taking the guests on a night out to eating hot beef noodles at 2 am, they are always down to make your stay as amazing as it can be. All in all, if you're looking for the perfect place for a diving trip or a simple island getaway -- you've just found the right spot.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
ShortNLovingLife wrote a review Mar 2020
Alberta, Canada36 contributions46 helpful votes
I originally stayed at this hostel after signing up for a diving course just down the road from them (Ocean Sound) - they highly recommended it and said most of their students stay here! I was very impressed with the entire experience here at the Dearly Hostel! I received an e-mail from them a few days before arriving to the island, and was offered to be picked up from the pier for only 100baht (super cheap for the distance and convenience)! I was welcomed warmly by the staff and had everything explained to me - free breakfast from 7am - 10am, pool outside accessible from the second floor, common area on the 3rd floor, and rooftop area as well! I stayed in a 4-bed mixed dorm, that had two single beds and one bunk bed - each bed had separate large storage to lock up luggage, and the room had a gorgeous balcony! I ended up extending my stay twice due to completing a second dive course, and simply not wanting to leave paradise! I never had any issues with extending my stay, or being able to stay in the same room and bed, I even received a discount for booking the extended days with them directly at the front desk! The breakfast was great - fresh fruit, toast, mini pancakes, and two warm Thai dishes as well! They also had a kitchen that you could order from - food selection on the menu and very comparable pricing if not cheaper than the restaurants nearby! The pool was just incredible! It had two sections that were chest/shoulder deep, and then a deeper section in the middle. The pool and area around the pool was kept spotless during my entire stay, washrooms and shower also available right at the pool! The hostel is in a perfect location, with plenty of restaurants, diving shops, tattoo shops, and even beaches within walking distance! I would absolutely stay at this hostel again, and I will be recommending this to everyone! Thank you Dearly for the amazing service and memories!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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bwhite727 wrote a review Jan 2020
New York City, New York22 contributions42 helpful votes
Dearly Koh Tao was without a doubt the best hostel I've ever stayed in. The facilities were amazing, staff were friendly, and there was a great atmosphere. The rooms were very clean and spacious, and even had a balcony. If you visit Koh Tao, you must stay here.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Sleep Quality
3 Helpful votes
$35 - $62 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ThailandSurat Thani ProvinceKoh Tao
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Dearly Koh Tao Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to The Dearly Koh Tao Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Deisha View (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Dearly Koh Tao Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at The Dearly Koh Tao Hostel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Dearly Koh Tao Hostel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Dearly Koh Tao Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Tukta Thai Food, Yin Yang Restaurant, and Big Bite Burger & Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Dearly Koh Tao Hostel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does The Dearly Koh Tao Hostel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Dearly Koh Tao Hostel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Dearly Koh Tao Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Thai.