HOW TO GET TO THE DEARLY KOH TAO HOSTEL
PICK UP SERVICE
Pick-up and drop off service can be arranged through our hostel. This service is an addition 100THB per person. Please contact us through email 1 day in advance to make an arrangement. In your email please let us know your arrival time and the ferry company you're traveling with so we can pick you up from the right pier.
The Taxi rate may start at 100THB per person, but keep in mind that the minimum price per trip is around 300THB. Let the taxi driver know that you would like to be dropped off at The Dearly Koh Tao Hostel, or Chalok Baan Kao Beach. Alternatively, you can show the driver the map or this message in Thai: "ไปเดอะเดียร์ลี่ โฮสเทล หาดโฉลกบ้านเก่า" and they should know where to take you.
Provided that you know how to ride the scooter properly, renting a scooter is one of the most convenient way to travel around the island. Scooter rentals will cost about 250THB - 350THB per day.
Please visit our blog for more tips about renting a scooter on Koh Tao
From the main road at Mae Haad, you will want to walk southwest towards Chalok Baan Kao. This is an easy walk and it will take about 20 minutes. You will see our hostel on the left hand side located on the main road.
Koh Tao is only reachable by Ferry. The services run from Chumphon, Surathani, Koh Samui and Koh Phangan. The most notable ferry services are Lomprayah, Songserm, and Seatran. The overnight ferry is also available from Chumphon and Surathani. The Ferry will take you to Mae Haad Pier (the main pier on Koh Tao)
Please visit the their website for the time table and for more information.
Getting to Koh Tao
You can take a flight to Koh Samui, Chomphon, or Suratthani and then take the ferry to Koh Tao. A flight to Koh Samui is the most convenient way. However, it comes with the price. A flight to Chomphon is a great alternative, while coming from Suratthani may take a bit longer.
You can take the train from Bangkok (Hua Lamphong station) to Chumphon or Suratthani and then take the ferry to Koh Tao. From Bangkok, the journey to Chumphon will be shorter than to Suratthani.
The easiest way is to get the joint bus ticket with the ferry company. Lomprayah bus leaves from Khao San Road in Bangkok. Alternatively, you can also take the bus from Southern Bus Terminal (Sai Tai Mai) to Chumphon or Suratthani, then take ferry to Koh Tao.