Don’t want to spend a ton of money? But still want to be close to Chaweng Beach and Koh Samui Night market? Don’t want to stay in the dorms? Want a big cozy room with blackout curtains all for yourself? Need to do a little digital nomad work while traveling? I stayed at Cosi Hotel exactly for these reasons and was absolutely charmed.
Here’s is my detailed hotel review of Cosi Hotel in Chaweng Beach on Koh Samui Island in Thailand.
A great night sleep in a clean, quiet room. A hotel that is literally next door to the outdoor mall and night market.
Check-in was kind of funny. Upon arrival, there were (I’m not kidding) five people standing around with no clue what to do. I had to insist that someone check me in. I booked a room that came with a food voucher, but the staff were reluctant to give it to me until I insisted that my booking included a food voucher. It all worked out in the end but I had to be assertive. This is pretty normal in Thailand, to be honest. That being said, besides the check-in mess, the staff went out of their way to be kind and helpful!
The price for the room was $68 a night but as I write this review, I see that it is $38 a night. So check below to see what price you’ll get during your dates.
Unbeatable! It’s not beachfront but it is the most central location in Samui. There is a walkway to Samui Central Mall (where I get my SIM card and went to H&M), you’re right next to the Samui Night Market, and you’re across the street from the beach.
Oh my goodness, excuse my language but holy sh*t. I had the best sleep I had in WEEKS here! I booked the Cosi King Room which featured the most amazing bed, perfect mattress and fluffy down comforter! Oh and black out curtains!
The hotel room had brilliant use of space, including a laptop nook.
After dinner, I came home with big plans!
I turned up the AC, got under the covers and watched Love After Lockup on YouTube until I passed out.
Don’t get too excited. The shower was a bit disappointing but it got the job done.
Because the staff don’t show the guests to the pool when they check-in, I suspect many people forget that the pool even exists. It was totally empty when I went to visit around noon. Which…is kind of great.
There are no tanning areas, but there are plenty of bean bags for you to chill in.
There’s a café with coffee and pastries available in the hotel lobby!
The hotel was designed to have a café-style feel, with everyone working on their laptops. I sat down at a communal table and got to chatting with a fellow remote worker.
Walk across to the beach. Tan and swim. Come back to shower. When it’s hottest out, go shopping in the mall (they have Thai markets and Western markets). Head back and get in the pool. Then go get a massage nearby. Come back for the night market!
A bummer surprise was that there was no phone in the room. I couldn’t call when the remote didn’t work. I had to walk to the next building. A good surprise was that they printed a document for me for free.
Wonderful WIFI! When you enter the hotel, you’ll actually see that the lobby is packed with digital nomads and remote workers sipping coffee and getting their work done before heading to the beach.
Unfortunately, I could hear people walking in the halls by my room but only periodically. It didn’t disturb my sleep.
The hotel claimed to be eco-friendly, but they still have a long way to go to make it a reality. They had plastic bottles of water for their guests, despite promoting eco-friendliness. Glass bottles would be better.
I felt very safe at the hotel – it was as secure as could be.
I know this isn’t the cheapest private room on Koh Samui but it is unmatched in it’s location and quality of sleep that you’re going to get. I would absolutely return.
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