The Zoo Hoztel and Bar
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The Zoo Hoztel and Bar

239 Saladan Road, Koh Lanta, Krabi, Thailand, Pra Ae Beach, Koh Lanta, Thailand, 81150
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    The Zoo Hoztel and Bar Reviews

    8.6
    Excellent
    /10
    (138 reviews)See what guests said
    10.0
    Exceptional

    "This place is in a great location near the beach and close t..."

    Conor

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    January 1, 2019

    9.4
    Exceptional service
    Recommended by 82% of guests

    Things you’ll love about The Zoo Hoztel and Bar

    Things you'll love

    • Airport transfer

    • 220 meters to the beach

    • Currency exchange

    • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

    Excellent
    Location
    8.6
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    Excellent location - 220 meters to the beach
    Nearby
    Popular
  • The Irish Embassy40 m
  • Noteko Thai Spa110 m
  • Phra Ae Beach Park190 m
  • Medical Siam International Clinic480 m
  • Lanta Sport Complex980 m
  • Long Beach1.06 km
  • Eco Art Village1.11 km
  • Relax Bay Beach1.25 km
  • Western Union Exchange Money1.28 km
  • Lanta Animal Welfare1.35 km
  • This property is in high demand!

    Last booked 3 hours ago

    Value for money9.2
    Distance to city center5,5 km
    Location rating8.6
    Nearest airportKrabi International Airport (KBV)
    Distance to airport55.4 km

    Rooms available at The Zoo Hoztel and Bar

    7.6
    Very good
    Room comfort & quality
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
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    • Room size: 27 m²/291 ft²
    • Balcony/terrace
    • 4 bunk beds
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    Double Room with Shared Bathroom
    Double Room with Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
    • Shared bathroom
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    Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
    Triple Room with Shared Bathroom
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    • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
    • Shared bathroom
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    What people love about The Zoo Hoztel and Bar

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "Beds were comfy, nice spacious dorm rooms, toilets and showers were clean!"

      Kathryn

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      December 6, 2018

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "Air con was lovely at night."

      Kathryn

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      December 6, 2018

    • 10.0
      Exceptional

      "The best part about staying here is how friendly the owner is."

      Conor

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      January 1, 2019

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    10.0
    Exceptional

    "Rooms are clean and spacious."

    Conor

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    January 1, 2019

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    8.4
    Excellent

    "Nice beach - just a 10 minutes walk."

    Simone

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    November 12, 2016

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    Agoda Reviews (138)Booking.com Reviews (10)
    8.6
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    10
    Cleanliness8.4
    Facilities7.6
    Location8.6
    Room comfort and quality7.6
    Service9.4
    Value for money9.2
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    8.0
    Excellent
    Imre
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    Nice and well-located hostel”

    Round 50m from the beach (Long Beach, Phraa Ae, a nice one, btw.), clean and high quality in its category. The owner offers helpful information and to avoid plastic trash, free water refill to your own flask. Good price/value ratio :-)

    Reviewed February 15, 2019

    Thank you Imre, always very nice to have guests that are attentive and understand the philosophy of the place. I hope to see you again soon. Cheers!

    Responded February 17, 2019
    The Zoo Hoztel and Bar
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Saley from Thailand
    Couple
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 7 nights in March 2019

    Great hostel, Great host!”

    My partner and I have been used to sharing a double room for most of our traveling so we decided to try the hostel vibe for a week when visiting Koh Lanta and we were anything but disappointed! The Zoo has a great atmosphere and met about 15 people in our week their who were all lovely! We ended up travelling for 3 weeks with 2 English girls we met their and now one of them is my wedding singer haha. Claudio the owner is a great host and is there to answer any questions you have. He is FANTASTIC at cooking eggs and was very attentive with breakfast always making sure you had what you want. The hostel itself was exactly what you paid for. It was clean, had hot water and comfy beds. Basic but great value for money. The air-con is only on from 6pm until 10am which is advised straight away. There is no reason to stay in your room anyway , it's Thailand...go explore. Thanks Claudio for a great time and your wonderful eggs haha ( I miss that coleslaw and Marta the cat haha) xx

    Reviewed April 02, 2019

    Thank you very much Saley, it was a pleasure to have you here with us! I hope to see you again next time you're visiting Lanta! Ciao!

    Responded April 05, 2019
    The Zoo Hoztel and Bar
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Conor from United States
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in December 2018

    Claudio is the best! ”

    This place is in a great location near the beach and close to some of the best restaurants on the island. Rooms are clean and spacious. The best part about staying here is how friendly the owner is. Claudio made several great recommendations and was extremely helpful throughout my stay.

    Reviewed January 01, 2019

    Thank you very much Conor, it was a pleasure to have you with us! Cheers!

    Responded January 04, 2019
    The Zoo Hoztel and Bar
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Rene from Netherlands
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

    Exceptional”

    I usually never leave reviews but I had to this time! We stayed at Claudio’s for three nights and absolutely loved it!! Hostel is quite basic but Claudio was the nicest host ever, he was helpful and friendly. The sandwiches were the best we’ve had so far. We actually came back to the hostel just to order the clubsandwich. Definitely worth the money and will come back next time I’m on Lanta. Thanks for everything Claudio!

    Reviewed December 18, 2018

    Thank you very much Rene, it was very nice to have you here, I do really hope to be your choice for the next time you'll visit Koh Lanta. Enjoy your trip! Ciao!

    Responded December 19, 2018
    The Zoo Hoztel and Bar
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Kathryn from United Kingdom
    Couple
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 3 nights in December 2018

    Amazing!!”

    Claudio was so friendly and accommodating! Beds were comfy, nice spacious dorm rooms, toilets and showers were clean! Air con was lovely at night. We booked our bus & boat through here too and everything went smoothly! Would definitely come back next time we’re in Koh Lanta!!

    Reviewed December 06, 2018

    Thank you very much for your feedback Kathryn I hope to see you and Sam again, it was very nice to have you here with us. I wish you all the best for your trip! Enjoy!

    Responded December 06, 2018
    The Zoo Hoztel and Bar
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Alejo from Argentina
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in April 2019

    Exceptional”

    The guest and owner is a very fun, outgoing and helping guy. I really enjoy my time over there. I would definitely recommend it and be back any time when visiting Koh Lanta

    Reviewed April 11, 2019

    It was really a pleasure to have A. Thank you very much!

    Responded April 13, 2019
    The Zoo Hoztel and Bar
    6.4
    Good
    Lukas from United Kingdom
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2019

    Beware the air-condition only switched on between 5pm to 10am.”

    I booked 3 nights in this hostel and after 2 nights I left. Claudio is a decent guy however he have a mind if his own. So many house rules,not to use water excessively, no pissing in the shower, no food and drink allowed and not allowed to use the fridge which is located in the hostel living room area. However the most I regret booking this hostel is the AC. Koh lanta is a very warm place and the AC in the hostel is only switched on from 5pm. The bedroom is like a sauna 5mins after the AC is switched off in the morning and if you are thinking of going to your bed after going to the beach in the afternoon you will not be able to do that as you will literally melt in the bedroom, its that hot so you either hang around in the Luke warm living room area or you might as well just stay and find a shade on the beach and sleep there. Walls are paper thin you will hear traffics and music for on next door neighbour bars. I do not recommend this hostel however koh lanta is a beautiful place you just need to find a better place to stay

    Reviewed February 13, 2019

    Thank you for your kind words, we are a backpacker place and you were not a backpacker, I'm not surprised you didn't like to stay with us. BTW the A/C is on at 6:00PM and off at 10:00AM, do not give misleading informations please. Enjoy your trip in Thailand and tell to ALL your friends about us please!

    Responded February 15, 2019
    The Zoo Hoztel and Bar
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Libor
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 1 night in February 2019

    Exceptional”

    Claudio was a very helpful host. His place has style and enough activities to do when bored of outside world and want to relax a bit.

    Reviewed February 24, 2019

    Thank you very much Libor, It was a pleasure to have you with us. Enjoy your trip! Ciao!

    Responded February 25, 2019
    The Zoo Hoztel and Bar
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Alexandre from Portugal
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 3 nights in February 2018

    5*”

    I really enjoy the hostel, good bed, very near from the beach and the owner (Claudio) it's very friendly and give tips for everything you need, have a board games to play, and the end booked my return to Bangkok. Hope the best luck for him. Thank Claudio.

    Reviewed February 14, 2018

    Thank you Alex, we hope to see you again if you decide to visit our beautiful island. Regards.

    Responded February 15, 2018
    The Zoo Hoztel and Bar
    9.6
    Exceptional
    lucila from Argentina
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in December 2017

    definitly i would recommend this place”

    location is great just 5 min walking to ao nang beach and close to many bars, shops,restaurants and 7 eleven. is simple place cause is one of the cheapest one on the island but u have everything u need. AC in the room,own plugs and light in beds, really clean. The Italian owner,Claudio is really nice and always making you feel at home. he helps with everything,where to go and even where to book the best tours with cheap prices.

    Reviewed December 21, 2017

    Thank you lucila, I suppose you mean Phra-Ae beach . It was very nice to have you here and we hope to see you again next time!

    Responded December 26, 2017
    The Zoo Hoztel and Bar
    8.0
    Excellent
    Bradley from United States
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 4 nights in December 2015

    Well Located Place with a Good Value for Money”

    Location, Value, Individual Rooms

    For the price of a hostel, you can get your own room at Hostaria. Is conveniently located and the value for money is excellent. I would recommend this to anyone on a budget who wants a bit of privacy and wants to stay close to the main beaches on Lanta .

    Reviewed January 04, 2016
    9.3
    Exceptional
    Ivan from Canada
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in November 2015

    Great host willing to help and give useful advice!”

    Claudio, location, Claudio

    Great two night stay at this modest hostel! The host was the star! Amazing friendly and full of useful information about the island where the cheap eats are etc. Would recommend to anyone traveling to Koh Lanta!!!!!

    Reviewed November 10, 2015
    8.3
    Excellent
    Denis from United States
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in December 2014

    Relaxed, Family-style Stay with Great Owner”

    Friendliness, Location, Price

    For a relaxed, budget B&B stay in Koh Lanta, Hostaria 239 is fantastic. The place is small (3 rooms) and you feel like you are staying at a friend's house. Claudio, the owner is very friendly/personable and is full of local knowledge and travel tips/advice. The location on the main road, running through the middle of Long Beach is very convenient and close to the beach and restaurants, bars, etc.

    Reviewed January 11, 2015
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Melanie from Germany
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2014

    Nice accomodation in family environment”

    Pleasant owner and guests, near Longbeach, enough space

    I enjoyed my stay at Hostaria 239 Budget Bed and Breakfast very well. Claudio (the owner) is ver friendly, attends to his guests' wishes and helps with word and deed. For breakfast his omelettes are most popular. The rooms are basic, clean, furnished with a big bed and enough space for your belongings. Very recomendable accommodation!

    Reviewed March 27, 2014
    6.4
    Good
    Anita from Australia
    Solo traveler
    1 Person in 8-Bed Dormitory - Mixed
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

    Good”

    A bit like living with your estranged pedantic uncle. So long as you don't piss in the shower or leave any lights on, you're going to be fine and probably play a lot of Xbox.

    Reviewed March 02, 2019

    Nice to see that helping you out by lending you money because you were broke and need to travel all the way to Phuket to get your CC sorted has helped on get a good review out of you. I'll surely do it again. PS: someone of my guests like to play XBOX someone of them like to get shitfaced drinking San Miguel Light...

    Responded March 08, 2019
    The Zoo Hoztel and Bar
    10.0
    Exceptional
    Natasha from United States
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 1 night in May 2018

    Exceptional”

    Claudio was a great host and was a pleasure to chat with during my stay! It was very quiet because of low season, but it was very clean and a nice place to stay. Would recommed this hostel, especially to those traveling in groups or pairs!

    Reviewed May 13, 2018

    Than you very much for being with us, it was really a pleasure and we hope to have you again next time you'll decide to visit Koh Lanta. Have safe travels!

    Responded May 19, 2018
    The Zoo Hoztel and Bar
    7.2
    Very good
    Pauline from United Kingdom
    Couple
    Stayed 2 nights in February 2018

    Nice place”

    We stayed there with my boyfriend for two nights. The hostel is clean and the beds are confortable in the dormitory. The owner is really nice and very helpful! I think the only thing missing in this place is at least free toilet paper and soap would have been appreciated. Other than that this is a quite place so I would recommend it for travellers who want to have a rest in Koh Lanta.

    Reviewed February 27, 2018

    Dear Pauline, thank you very much for your feedback, we were giving free toilet paper and soap to the guest for the last two months to find out that the toilet paper was all around the toilet floor and the soap was down the toilet itself. As per instance what is given for free get no respect from the medium guest we decided to put a fee on toiletries so the people will take care of it. We are the cheapest place at a walking distance from the beach on the island and if you had checked out some of the other places you will had discover that also there the toiletries are not free, the AC will be also operative from 8PM to 8 AM as in our place is on for much longer. Said so I hope you're enjoying your trip. Regards.

    Responded March 01, 2018
    The Zoo Hoztel and Bar
    9.6
    Exceptional
    Simona from Czech Republic
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 2 nights in January 2018

    Best deal in Lanta”

    I had a great time at the The ZOO hostel, booked 2 nights and ended up staying for 5. The location is great, a couple of minutes walk to the beach, restaurants, bars, 7/11 and a short motorbike ride from the more remote beaches. The place is minimalistic but had all I needed, plus the bathrooms were always clean, which doesn't happen often in Thai hostels. Claudio the owner is really friendly and helpful at all times, I felt like the hostel was my home and had trouble leaving in the end. Would definitely stay again!

    Reviewed February 03, 2018

    Thank you Simona it was a pleasure to have you here, we working daily to improve and deliver a better offer and better experience to our guests so, I hope, next time I'll see you here you will enjoy even more your stay. Enjoy your travel and have a safe trip home! Ciao!

    Responded February 04, 2018
    The Zoo Hoztel and Bar
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Alexander from Germany
    Couple
    Stayed 4 nights in February 2017

    Great place, high value for the money ”

    We spent 4 nights. The site is clean, very close to the beach and many restaurants, a supermarket and travel agencies. The owner is a very helpful Italian guy who creates a great individual breakfast for you. Though nights can be a little bit noisy because of the lots of motorcycles on the street nearby and the music from the cocktail bar right besides, we really enjoyed our time and if we ever come back to Ko Lanta, for sure Hostaria would be our first choice.

    Reviewed March 01, 2017
    9.2
    Exceptional
    Emanuel from Croatia
    Solo traveler
    Stayed 18 nights in January 2017

    A perfect low budget stay in Koh Lanta”

    So, first of all, I've seen comments about this place as people are reviewing a five-star hotel. Claudio's place is perfect if you're searching for a low budget stay in Koh Lanta. Period. It's in a perfect location (5 minutes walk to the beach, 100m to KoHub/motorbike rental, 4 minutes to 7-eleven, 20m to doctor, ...) and a really good value for money. You don't expect a five-star experience, but the room was good (with fans), toilets were clean, shower had room-temperature water. Breakfast was great, especially omelettes and sandwiches. Hostaria is a perfect place for a longer stay (2+ weeks) with Claudio behind great and very helpful host. Will go there again.

    Reviewed February 20, 2017
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