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Runa Runa The Best Guesthouse

"The guesthouse was close to the main beach and many restaurants and shops."

Byron - December 2, 2020
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Runa Runa The Best Guesthouse

12/49 Moo4 Tambon Phe Amphur Muang , Samed City Center, Koh Samet, Thailand, 21160 - See map
Free Wi-Fi
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Popular landmarks
Sai Kaew Beach 360 m
Koh Samet Pier 470 m
Ao Phai 1.0 km
Tubtim Bay 1.4 km
Ao Nuan 1.6 km
Ao Prao 1.6 km
Ao Cho 1.9 km
Ao Wong Duean 2.4 km
Ao Wai 3.8 km
Karang Bay 5.5 km
Nearby landmarks
Mango Greens Bananas 70 m
Wat Ko Samet 80 m
Eggs Melon Nuts 100 m
Olly's Bar 170 m
Audi Bar By Richard It 190 m
Baby Eggplant and Sprouts 240 m
Koh Samed Buddha 250 m
Open Air Cinema 280 m
Ko Samet Health Promoting Hospital 330 m
Sai Kaew Beach 360 m

7.6

Very good

Location rating score

340 meters to the beach
  • Airport transfer

  • 340 meters to the beach

  • Currency exchange

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Bar

Cheaper than 98% of all properties in Koh Samet in the last 24 hoursCompared to 164 Koh Samet properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money7.4
Distance to city center0.1km
Location rating7.6
Nearest airportU-Tapao International Airport (UTP)
Distance to airport52.0 km

Rooms available at Runa Runa The Best Guesthouse

2 Bed View Non-Smoking
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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Family (5 persons)
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  • Room size: 70 m²/753 ft²
  • Nature view
  • 5 single beds & 2 double be...
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Promotion Room
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed
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Small Single Room
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  • Balcony/terrace
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed
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Standard Double Room with Fan
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed
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Deluxe Triple Room
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  • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 single bed and 1 double b...
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Standard Air Conditioning
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  • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 double bed
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Family Double Room
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  • Room size: 42 m²/452 ft²
  • Balcony/terrace
  • 1 single bed and 1 queen be...
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Basic Double Room
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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Fan Shared Bathroom
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  • Room size: 12 m²/129 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Runa Runa The Best Guesthouse?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The resort offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.

How do I get to Runa Runa The Best Guesthouse?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Runa Runa The Best Guesthouse has a car park that's close to the resort. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Koh Samet with private transportation, the resort can arrange car rental for you.

What is the smoking policy at Runa Runa The Best Guesthouse?

Runa Runa The Best Guesthouse does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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What people love about Runa Runa The Best Guesthouse

  • 10.0

    Exceptional

    "We again we're lucky enough to stay on Koh Samet."

    Susan

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    March 13, 2021

  • 9.2

    Exceptional

    "The price for what was offered was very good."

    Jason

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    April 9, 2019

  • 10.0

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Runa Runa was very clean and excellent value."

    Susan

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    March 13, 2021

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Overall rating:

7.4

Very good
876 reviews
Cleanliness
7.4
Facilities
6.8
Location
7.6
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What travelers say they love:
The bathroom was very clean and I was the only one using it.
Byron from Thailand
Solo traveler
More about Runa Runa The Best Guesthouse

More about Runa Runa The Best Guesthouse

Well-placed in the beaches, nightlife, restaurants area of Koh Samet city, Runa Runa The Best Guesthouse provides a most conducive spot for you to take a break from your busy days. The city center is merely 0.1km away and the airport can be reached within 120 minutes. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

Runa Runa The Best Guesthouse offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate travelers. The hotel offers access to a vast array of services, including free Wi-Fi in all rooms, luggage storage, Wi-Fi in public areas, airport transfer, family room.

In addition, all guestrooms feature a variety of comforts. Many rooms even provide television LCD/plasma screen, complimentary instant coffee, complimentary tea, linens, locker to please the most discerning guest. The hotel's snorkeling, fitness center, fishing, massage, garden are ideal places to relax and unwind after a busy day. When you are looking for comfortable and convenient accommodations in Koh Samet, make Runa Runa The Best Guesthouse your home away from home.

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Beach

22 mentions

Housekeeping

15 mentions

Internet

3 mentions

What they offer

10.0

Exceptional

"The pristine beaches, the lovely food friendly people."

Susan

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March 13, 2021

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Reviews of Runa Runa The Best Guesthouse from real guests

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Cleanliness7.4
Facilities6.8
Location7.6
Room comfort and quality5.9
Service7.4
Value for money7.4
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8.8
Excellent
Margaret from Thailand
Group
Family (5 persons)
Stayed 2 nights in May 2019

Excellent Place for Expats”

This is the second time I’ve stayed at Runa Runa. The first sharing with one co-worker and the second sharing a “hostel” like room with 5 single beds with four other co-workers. Both stays gave us a great location, right down the road from the national park entrance, and comfort for our price range. Nothing too outstanding about the rooms but for the money the location and cleanliness is definitely outstanding. Unless I go for a splurge weekend Runa Runa is definitely my chosen hotel for Koh Samet. Plus, the staff is very helpful.

Reviewed May 21, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Alex from Australia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in November 2017

Excellent”

Best value for money in the area. They have a few properties (5 I think) so worth checking which one. I stayed in Runa Runa 3 which had good size doubles with AC and nice balconies. Staff friendly and laundry service good. Well located on the main ‘town’ strip of the island. Would stay here again if I return - overall the quality of accommodation on the island is not great so not really worth paying the extra money at other places in my opinion. This place has everything you need.

Reviewed December 29, 2017

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8.4
Excellent
Ellen from Canada
Couple
Fan Shared Bathroom
Stayed 4 nights in January 2018

Quiet and clean! ”

We had a great stay at runa runa guesthouse. The room and washroom were very clean, although the queen size bed provides little space in the room. Motor bikes were available for rent at the hostel which was very convenient. An air-conditioner rather than a fan would have made the stay even more enjoyable!

Reviewed February 04, 2018

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9.6
Exceptional
Mojtaba from Sweden
Couple
Fan Shared Bathroom
Stayed 3 nights in January 2017

The new rooms are good”

We booked a basic/standard room with shared bathroom. We got the runa runa infront of the police station. We got the new room backyard not those near the reception. It was very clean nice bed. We had the shower and toilet next door and it's new also and clean. (y)

Reviewed February 05, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
grainne from United Kingdom
Family with teens
Standard Air Conditioning
Stayed 2 nights in February 2017

Lovely stay”

We were very pleased with our stay at Runa Runa, very clean, staff were friendly and helpful, quiet at night but in a very good location close to the pier and a short walk to the beach with nice restaurants either side! Would stay here again next time we are on the island :)

Reviewed March 03, 2017

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8.8
Excellent
Darren from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Standard Air Conditioning
Stayed 1 night in August 2016

Great spot just off the road, easy walk to beach”

Read a lot of moaning reviews, no idea why. This is an 8/10 or 9/10 place, never sure how these things are calculated Not sure which 'house' I stayed in, maybe Runa 3, bit back off the road but great room, big, everything worked fine, sitting out area (no view but what can you do, not near beach!), coffee and tea on site. Just a really nice place, recommend

Reviewed August 14, 2016

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8.0
Excellent
Sarah from New Zealand
Group
Stayed 2 nights in January 2016

Perfect for a couple of days on Koh Samet”

There are actually four or so different properties that make up Runa Runa (I think we were in Runa Runa 3). The lady at the front desk was very friendly and helpful. When we saw her around in town she'd always wave and ask how we were doing. Room was spacious, good comfy bed and very clean. It's not super close to the beach, but is a very easy walk and is close to the good eating places. Would recommend.

Reviewed January 29, 2016

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7.2
Very good
Anish from Thailand
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in April 2017

Very good”

Good location midway between the ferry pier and Whitesands beach; both can be walked to within 5mins so no need for taxi going to either unless carrying heavy luggage. Room I had was a standard fan room with 6ft bed; this was sufficient for me wife and 2 kids. 2 7/11's on the way to Whitesands beach and one towards the ferry pier. Most of our food and meals were from 7/11 to keep costs down. Booked a one day speedboat tour through Runa Runa; cost 600B adults, 300B kids and under 4 years free. Not bad as it took us to 5 islands and included lunch of fried rice and fruit.

Reviewed May 07, 2017

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8.4
Excellent
Anna from Germany
Couple
Stayed 1 night in February 2018

Cute place!”

We stayed here for one night only, but we loved the place. Our room was clean and spacious with a cute bathroom. The only negative aspect might be the sheets, as we‘re not sure if they were really washed. But I guess you will make this same experience whereever you go. Wifi worked perfectly. The ventilator in the room was nice - better than other ones we had before. One big plus is the fact, that geckos and mosqitoes are kept outside of the room. At last one might need to know that the guesthouse is not located within the nationalpark, so you have to pay 200THB as a foreigner to get to the beaches. I would recommend to rent a motorbike to explore the island.

Reviewed February 22, 2018

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8.0
Excellent
Byron from Thailand
Solo traveler
Fan Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in November 2020

Pleasant stay for the price.”

I stayed in one of the smaller rooms with a shared bathroom for two nights. The price was very low due to the lack of tourists because of Covid restrictions. The guesthouse was close to the main beach and many restaurants and shops. I think I may have been the only guest during my stay because I did not see anyone else. I was in a room in an outdoor hallway of about 10 rooms with one shared bathroom that had a single shower, sink and toilet. The bathroom was very clean and I was the only one using it. Soap, shampoo, and toilet paper provided. The low price room, however, was quite small and did not have air conditioning. There was only a fan in the room at it would get pretty hot even at night. They have rooms with AC that cost a bit more. There are many types of rooms available, all located behind the main office on a back road so there is ample privacy. There are even hostel rooms and an outdoor sitting area for young travelers in groups that want to crash together.

Reviewed December 02, 2020

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9.2
Exceptional
Sarah from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 7 nights in November 2017

Great budget spot!”

Great budget accommodation in the heart of Ko Samet. Nice location but not noisy, room was spacious and towels/water provided every day. Also tea and coffee facilities were really handy. Water coming out of taps was slightly brown so wouldn't advise brushing teeth with it, otherwise everything else was great!

Reviewed November 16, 2017

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8.8
Excellent
Diana from Russia
Solo traveler
Small Single Room
Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

Nice cheap guesthouse”

The guesthouse is pretty nice, clean and affordable, one of the cheapest on the island. It's located well, close to the main street of the village with a lot of places to have a breakfast, lunch or dinner. A decent and not overcrowded beach is about 20 min away though. There is a lovely terrace where you might unexpectedly meet friends you made in other parts of Thailand :D

Reviewed March 31, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Joshua from United Kingdom
Couple
Promotion Room
Stayed 2 nights in September 2019

Great stay, great value ”

Loved it here. We stayed in one of the air conditioned rooms which was very comfortable. The room had a balcony which was nice to sit on in the evening. The fridge and tea and coffee making facilities was great considering the price of the room. Staff were very friendly and can arrange tours and motorbike hire. Only slight negative is the WiFi was poor in our room but it didn’t cause us any problems as I just used my mobile data. 4G signal with Dtac sim

Reviewed October 05, 2019

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8.0
Excellent
vincent from Ireland
Solo traveler
Standard Air Conditioning
Stayed 3 nights in October 2016

Good value and clean”

Stayed for 3 nights Oct 2016. I agree with all the positives mentioned in previous reviews. Daily cleaning and towel change. Quiet location but adjacent to all amenities. Duvet was too small for the v large bed but not an issue for me as I was solo. Overall a good choice on Ko Samet.

Reviewed October 30, 2016

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5.7
Alistair from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 1 night in June 2014

budget room..............”

location price

i stayed in the budget room very small...toilet and shower were next door..recommend for backpackers. i also stayed in a more expensive room further up the road but still runa runa guesthouse nice room but poor zircon unit

Reviewed June 11, 2014

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7.6
Very good
Edmund from United States
Couple
Standard Air Conditioning
Stayed 3 nights in December 2017

a decent place in a great location”

We have stayed a few different places on Koh Samed and they all workout to be the same type of rooms. Some of course kept cleaner than others. This is kept well, the bed and sheets were clean and smelled fresh. There were no bugs such as ants or roaches crawling around inside. It was a good value and I would recommend it for people looking for a cheaper option, but with good standards.

Reviewed January 03, 2018

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8.4
Excellent
Miia from Finland
Solo traveler
Fan Shared Bathroom
Stayed 2 nights in September 2017

Very clean but very aggressive dogs”

Very clean and fresh rooms. Everything was super good except for the dogs around the guesthouse. After 10 pm they got very aggressive and it was hard to go back to the room even with motorbike. I have never been afraid of dogs before.

Reviewed September 24, 2017

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8.8
Excellent
Jere from Finland
Group
Stayed 2 nights in April 2019

Excellent”

Good place overall the toilet was little dirty but for us that was okay staff was good and helped when needet it but if you want to meet people i dont recoment this island at all just go straight in koh chang

Reviewed April 17, 2019

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4.8
Julie from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in January 2018

Would not recommend ”

This is the worst hotel I have ever stayed in it was like staying down a back ally... To make it worst room D2 right outside the laundry in the small corridor where the ladies who are very nice do the washing with a twin tub start work at 7.30 in a morning.. Who wants to listen to a washing machine at that time on holiday , but the staff are very quite. The bed also very hard , small rooms and the shower room awful you need to duck your head to go throw the door .No safe in rooms no English tv .. Kettle in room with free tea and coffee that was the only good thing about the room ..Sorry Runa Runa .

Reviewed January 17, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
SHOGO from Japan
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in March 2017

The good staffs and good service!”

The staffs are really kind and good people. In the room, there are curtains to make your beds personal spaces, free waters, two air conditioners and personal lockers. There are enough really good facilities for this price! I really liked it! I wanna stay here again!

Reviewed March 17, 2017

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