I've definitely stayed at dirtier hostels but this place doesn't score very high on the cleanliness. A couple people left when I was there because of bugs and bug bites. I had no problem with bed bugs but I definitely spied a few creepy crawlers here and there throughout my stay. The cheap joints at Koh Lanta all had their share of issues so unless you're prepared to shell out more money, you're going to have to deal with a little inconvenience on a $5 hostel. I liked the location and the staff personally, but there was no one there and I had the place to myself so I can't say much beyond any of that.