Ko Tao is an island in the Gulf of Thailand that you must ABSOLUTELY must go. Famed for its diving and scuba diving credentials along with sitting on the edge of a coral reef, this ‘turtle island’ will have to be factored into your thailand trip.
But I’m sure you will be looking for a place to stay. Who knows, there are so many resorts, hostels and even bungalows on offer. If you are a backpacker and looking to pinch the pennies, I can offer you no further than Nomads Club Asia.
Situated within the Grand Coral Resort, this hostel has recently opened into a place where there are many amenities on offer. 4 swimming pools, very easy walking to Sairee Beach, the best beach I’ve ever been in my opinion, a dive shop that you could book your PADI diving course with, snorkelling trips that can be arranged and close to all local amenities such as a convenience store, local lip smacking restaurants and plenty of bars to be taken advantage of.
The resort comes with its own bar and restaurant that is situated right on the beachfront, which is useful for those looking to seek some shade from the fantastic sun.
The hostel is situated in the quiet part of Sairee Beach, yet is is easy walking distance to the main action, but at least you are guaranteed a quiet night’s sleep.
The hostel part of The Grand Coral, that offers shuttle service from the pier to the resort, holds unisex dorm rooms, each with its own bathroom. You are guaranteed free linen, that is changed daily, and also free towels to be taken advantage of.
There are secure lockers available but I’d advise You to bring a combination padlock if you would like some peace of mind of the security of your valuables.
The hotel is still getting to grips with having an hostel part on its premises as it is a relatively new thing, however, during my stay there, I really enjoyed what there was to offer and if I could have stayed longer, believe me I would.
For this hostel, I’d give it 3/4 Rexy Stars.
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