THE MOST LUXURIOUS HOSTEL YOU’LL EVER STAY IN – Even budget backpackers need a touch of luxury now and again, so we were thrilled to find Lub D’s new concept hostel during our time in Koh Samui, Thailand. The award-winning hostel chain Lub D (meaning ‘sleep well’ in Thai’) has combined luxury hotel facilities with low budget prices, to create a unique, comfortable and social hostel vibe.
Lub D Koh Samui is just the latest establishment to be opened under the brands’ reputable name. Providing broke backpackers with luxury accommodation since 2008, they also have hostels in Bangkok (Thailand), Phuket (Thailand), Siem Reap (Cambodia), and Makati (Philippines).
We can only speak on behalf of Lub D Koh Samui; however, in our opinion, the word ‘hostel’ does not do this place justice. From the immaculate rooms and comfy beds; to the world-class facilities and warm hospitality; everything about this hotel hostel radiates luxury. Combine that with an unrivalled beachfront location, state of the art swimming pools, a trendy beach bar, and a games hub; I guarantee you will find it hard to stay in another hostel again!
WHERE IS LUB D KOH SAMUI
You will find Lub D Koh Samui, conveniently just a 10 minute drive from Koh Samui Airport, located in the heart of Chaweng Beach, just minutes away from the islands top nightlife and choice of restaurants. The property opens up directly onto the beachfront, hosting powdery white sand and beautiful turquoise waters. If you like to rise early, you will get a great view of the sunrise here and it’s the best time to snap some pics on the iconic palm tree swing!
LUB D KOH SAMUI MAP LOCATION
HOW TO GET TO KOH SAMUI
By ferry – Thankfully you can book cheap tickets online using, 12Go, Asia, they provide an excellent service. You can choose for the ferry option only or select pick up/drop off either end of the journey if you would like. There are speed boats and slow boats daily.
THE ROOMS AT LUB D KOH SAMUI
Whether you are travelling solo, as a couple, or as a group, Lub D have catered for all requirements. All rooms include comfortable beds, towels, toiletries, hairdryer, free wifi, key card entry, and universal plug sockets.
The 98 DELUXE ROOMS in the property come equipped with a king-size bed or 2 singles; 8 of which have an ocean view. Each room is fully air-conditioned and has a private balcony with a seating area. The en-suite bathrooms include a delightful rain shower and complimentary toiletries. Other amenities include a safety deposit box, mini-fridge, tea/coffee making facilities, and a smart TV.
The 10 FAMILY ROOMS in the property include the same features as the DELUXE ROOMS; however, can sleep up to 4 people. You can choose from either a king-size bed with bunk beds; or 2 singles with bunk beds.
The 16 SHARED ACCOMMODATION ROOMS comprising of 128 beds are some of the best dorm-style accommodation we have seen throughout our travels. The mixed or ladies only rooms are air-conditioned, spacious, and include a privacy curtain; ensuring that all guests have a comfortable stay. There are also individual plug sockets, USB ports, and security lockers.
The shared bathroom allocated for the dorms is modern, well equipped, and beautifully maintained. It is also conveniently located outside of the room, to minimise disturbance for you and your fellow roommates. There is nothing more repulsive than hearing your top bunk buddy throwing up at 4am after a few too many shots!
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One of the primary things that set Lub D apart from other hostels is the warm and generous hospitality. From the moment we arrived, we were greeted with smiles and positivity. This continued throughout our stay, and the staff could not be more attentive or friendly. Their priority is to ensure you are having a great time, and it’s pretty difficult not to here!
Now, this is where it gets exciting; I mean, REALLY exciting. The facilities at Lub D Koh Samui, rival those of most 5* hotels, and you will struggle to find a reason why you should venture out at all!
Let’s start with the swimming pools. Yes, plural. Despite being just metres from the sea, this hotel hostel hosts 2 epic pools where you can cool off, take a swim, or take advantage of the house floaties! The garden pool supports an amazing swim up bar with shaded canopies, while the beachfront pool is infinity style with see-through glass overlooking the beach. It doesn’t get more Instagram-worthy than this!
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Next, let’s talk about the hottest beach club on Chaweng Beach, ‘The Tropics’. An extension of Lub D Koh Samui, this trendy beachfront establishment is directly on your doorstep. With a vivacious vibe, an attractive drinks menu, and a floating DJ booth, ‘The Tropics’ will keep you entertained into the early hours.
There can’t be more I hear you say. But there is! There is also an onsite restaurant serving up delicious fresh food from breakfast through to dinner. Breakfast is served ALL DAY so you can sleep in as long as you want. You can expect a wide variety of tasty dishes on the menu, including Thai, Western, Vegetarian, and Vegan options. The food is so good, we never ate anywhere else during our stay!
Last, but certainly not least, is the game zone. Here, you can play basketball, pool, air hockey, table football or giant Jenga! Bring out your inner child and get competitive with your new found friends.
HOW DO I BOOK AT LUB D KOH SAMUI
Book directly with LUB D for the best prices. You can use discount code LUBLIFE for a generous 25% off! Click here to book directly and get your discount!
ADDITIONAL USEFUL INFORMATION
- The security at Lub D Koh Samui is top-notch. Both the building and rooms require your key card to enter.
- There is a 24-hour reception desk and taxi service.
- Guests are permitted to use the complimentary laundry area including washing machines & dryers.
- Organise your excursions through the Tour Information Desk. We highly recommend visiting the Samui Elephant Sanctuary; an ethical organisation who have rescued elephants from trekking camps.
- Relaxing beach chairs, bean bags & bed nets available.
- Bike rental available.
- 2 month free luggage storage
- Free parking
- Wheelchair accessible
We wish you a wonderful stay. If you have any comments or questions, please do not hesitate to reach out.
Stay adventurous and Happy travels.
Charlotte & Natalie x
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