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7.3
Very good
/10
(910 reviews)See what guests said
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7.6
Very good
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Very good location - 340 meters to the beach
  • Sai Kaew Beach360 m
  • Koh Samet Pier470 m
  • Ao Phai1.02 km
  • Tubtim Bay1.37 km
  • Ao Nuan1.57 km
  • Ao Prao1.63 km
  • Ao Cho1.91 km
  • Ao Wong Duean2.38 km
  • Ao Wai3.83 km
  • Karang Bay5.55 km
  • Free Wi-Fi

    Runa Runa The Best Guesthouse

    12/49 Moo4 Tambon Phe Amphur Muang , Samed City Center, Koh Samet, Thailand, 21160 - See map
    "Good room and location and all facilities are good."
    Lucas - October 11, 2018
    Exceptional reputation
    Recommended by 90% of guests
    Very good cleanliness
    7.4 rating for cleanliness
    Very good service
    7.4 rating for service
    Good facilities on premise
    6.7 facilities on premise
    • Airport transfer

    • 340 meters to the beach

    • Currency exchange

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    • Laundry service

    Cheaper than 99% of all properties in Koh Samet in the last 24 hoursCompared to 211 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

    Family 2-Bedroom
    Family 2-Bedroom
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    • Room size: 42 m²/452 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 2 double beds & 1 king bed ...
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    Family (5 persons)
    Family (5 persons)
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    • Room size: 42 m²/452 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 single bed and 2 double b...
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    Superior Twin
    Superior Twin
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    • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 2 single beds
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    Superior Double
    Superior Double
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    • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 double bed
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    Dormitory - Air Conditioning
    Dormitory - Air Conditioning
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    • Room size: 56 m²/603 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 5 single beds
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    Standard Fan Room Double Bed
    Standard Fan Room Double Bed
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 double bed
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    Small Single Room
    Small Single Room
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    • Balcony/terrace
    • Non-smoking
    • 1 single bed
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    3 - Bedroom Deluxe Room only
    3 - Bedroom Deluxe Room only
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    • Room size: 24 m²/258 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 double bed
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    Standard Air Conditioning
    Standard Air Conditioning
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    • Room size: 15 m²/161 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 1 double bed
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    Standard - King Bed
    Standard - King Bed
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    • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
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    What people love about Runa Runa The Best Guesthouse

    • 7.2
      Very good
      Location

      "Good location midway between the ferry pier and Whitesands beach;"

      Anish

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      May 7, 2017

    • 6.4
      Good
      Location

      "The location is great - right in the middle of the island."

      Erkki

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      March 19, 2018

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "Would stay here again next time we are on the island :)"

      grainne

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      March 3, 2017

    Property ranking|Compared to 211 Koh Samet properties
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    Cheapest price score
    Room size
    28 sqm.
    Value for money score
    7.4/10
    Review score - United States
    6.9/10
    Better than
    99
    %
    of Koh Samet properties
    Bigger than
    86
    %
    of Koh Samet properties
    Better than
    79
    %
    of Koh Samet properties
    Better than
    76
    %
    of Koh Samet properties
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    8.4
    Excellent

    "The ventilator in the room was nice - better than other ones..."

    Anna

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    February 22, 2018

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    Most talked about facilities

    Beach
    22 mentions
    Housekeeping
    15 mentions
    Internet
    3 mentions

    What they offer

    8.0
    Very good
    Staff 

    "The lady at the front desk was very friendly and helpful."

    Sarah

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    January 29, 2016

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    Reviews of Runa Runa The Best Guesthouse from real guests

    Overall rating
    7.3
    Very good
    From 910 reviews
    7.7Location
    7.4Cleanliness
    7.4Service
    Agoda Reviews (542)Booking.com Reviews (368)
    Rating via Agoda7.2
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    Cleanliness7.4
    Facilities6.7
    Location7.6
    Room comfort and quality5.9
    Service7.4
    Value for money7.4
    High score for Koh Samet
    Rating
    9+ Exceptional (67)
    8-9 Excellent (43)
    7-8 Very Good (64)
    6-7 Good (42)
    <6 Below Expectation (98)
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    Mar - May (90)
    Jun - Aug (35)
    Sep - Nov (51)
    Dec - Feb (138)
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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
    8.8
    Excellent
    Jere from Finland
    Group
    Superior Twin
    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
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Jason from Canada
    Family with young children
    Family 2-Bedroom
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2019

    Great place if you are a lage family. ”

    We stayed at this house for a few days, 5 adults and 2 children. The price for what was offered was very good. The apartment was very and well stocked with toiletries as well as snacks. The island is quite small so we had no trouble getting around via rented scooters. This apartment was also within walking distance of a 7/11 , bars and restaurants. The staff was also very kind and pleasant. Would return again !

    Reviewed April 09, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Per from Denmark
    Couple
    Fan Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 1 night in January 2019

    Value for money”

    We had a room withshared bathroom in quiet surroundings close to the main street. Free coffee and te is available as well as a shared fridge/freezer in the common sitting area. Clean toilet/bath facilities. Good value for the price we paid.

    Reviewed January 25, 2019
    8.4
    Excellent
    Lucas from United States
    Couple
    Standard Air Conditioning
    Stayed 3 nights in April 2018

    Great”

    It was a great little hostel. Good room and location and all facilities are good. Only complaint would be a smell of sewage or soil, not sure but it was strong and could just be because of some renovations happening but still and unpleasant smell

    Reviewed October 11, 2018
    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
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Yevhen from Ukraine
    Solo traveler
    Dormitory - Air Conditioning
    Stayed 1 night in April 2018

    Exceptional”

    Everything was good. I wish I could stay there more. Very nice dorm with the private space arrangement and a room with free tea/coffee/cakes. Only 1 small thing that could be better. Someone has to insert the keys inside the plugger and keep them there, otherwise the electricity turns off.

    Reviewed April 17, 2018
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Oleksandr from Thailand
    Couple
    Standard Air Conditioning
    Stayed 2 nights in March 2018

    Nice location, friendly staff, clean rooms”

    Nice place for this money, just few things to say: 1. The light from AC too bright, couldn't sleep first night. Just stick some paper on it. 2. Towels are too old or too cheap, I don't know, but after you dry yourself by that towel you need to take a shower again.

    Reviewed March 06, 2018
    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
    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
    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
    8.0
    Excellent
    Robert from New Zealand
    Solo traveler
    Small Single Room
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    A good spot to stay”

    It was well lcoated.

    Reviewed April 11, 2019
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Marija from Serbia
    Group
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    Quiet vacation”

    Very nice room, clean and comfortable.

    Reviewed December 10, 2018
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Tippanarth from Thailand
    Couple
    Promotion Room
    Stayed 1 night in October 2018

    Nice one”

    It suits the price. Simple and nice. But the room I booked has a small gap between the restroom and the wall. I don't understand why

    Reviewed December 07, 2018
    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
    5.2
    Wang from Singapore
    Solo traveler
    Fan Shared Bathroom
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2018

    Above average”

    it was indicated air-con room and when arrive realise it a simple fan room. The worst part is I have to open the window for ventilation. The room window is facing each other to other room and so the noise can be irritating. The couple opposite my room are making funny cat sound in the night.......

    Reviewed February 12, 2018
    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
    6.4
    Good
    Piengfan from Thailand
    Couple
    Promotion Room
    Stayed 2 nights in July 2017

    in front of the beach but far from convenience things”

    so far from walking street, minimart, pier and etc, but it is in front of the beach. thin wall, so we can hear what outside people are talking. that so annoying. the floor is concrete. so hard and hurt to walk. no foot scraper.

    Reviewed January 28, 2018
    8.4
    Excellent
    Gisela from Spain
    Group
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2017

    Big and comfortable room. ”

    We had our room cleaned every day, they gave us new towels and water every day. The place is well located, you have restaurants nearby and it is easy to find a place if you want to rent a motorbike. Wifi is not working very well.

    Reviewed December 22, 2017
    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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