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Thai-style Accommodation on Koh Samui

About Us............

Nid's Bungalows is family-owned and managed, offering cool, private and tasteful accommodation in the Thai-style, located centrally on the shore of Chaweng Lake in the Chaweng Beach tourist area, only 10 minutes from Samui airport and 5 minutes walk from Chaweng Beach.

Nid began developing the Resort in 2003, initially catering solely for local Thais but, in 2007, it was decided to develop Nid's Bungalows to cater for the value-conscious traveller, seeking comfortable accommodation in a convenient location for tourists, in the rapidly developing prime tourist area on Chaweng Lake, Koh Samui.

To serve the international traveller, Nid's Bungalows offers a range of accommodation options, from new and superior levels of accommodation to a new and spacious 8-bunk Mixed Dorm for the solo traveller or value-conscious group. Nid has made the lush gardens around the bungalows and swimming pool a feature of the Resort.

Nid's Bungalows features a new swimming pool, bar and restaurant, laundry facilities, and free WiFi in all rooms and around the Resort.

Guests who stay with us are able to share Nid's love of animals, gardening and cooking. We make every effort to consider the environment by careful use of electricity and resources, and we grow some of our own vegetables and herbs where possible. Nid loves and takes care of many animals and, if you wish, you can make friends with them during your stay.

About The Resort & Local Info..........

All our accommodation have en-suites with hot water showers, western-style toilets and vanities. The Resort features Standard Double & Twin-Single En-Suites, Superior and Deluxe King or Triple Family En-Suites, and a new, spacious 8-bunk Mixed Dorm. All private rooms have free multi-channel international cable TV.

Chaweng Beach and the most popular nightclubs, bars, shops and markets on Koh Samui are within a few minutes walk from Nid's Bungalows.
Triple Family En-Suite
Swimming Pool & Sun Deck
Pool Massage

At 250 square km, Koh Samui is the largest island in the Gulf of Thailand. Koh Samui International Airport is serviced via Bangkok, Krabi, Phuket, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. There are also several car ferries to the mainland.

Over the last 20 years, the main industries of coconut farming and fishing have given way to tourism but, in recent years, the standard and cost of accommodation on Koh Samui has been steadily rising.

Nid's Bungalows offers the value-conscious tourist a range of high quality accommodation options, as an alternative to the very expensive international luxury resorts established along the major beaches around the island.

In choosing the type of accommodation offered by Nid's Bungalows, you will experience the feeling of Thai style living and, if you wish, take the opportunity to make some very good friends of the locals who will happily make you feel welcome in their land.

8-Bunk Mixed Dorm

Superior King En-Suite

Guest Services.........

When you check-in with us, please ask Nid about the following services for our guests:

  • Tickets for travel by high speed catamaran to Koh Pha Ngan, Koh Tao, Chumpon, Hua Hin and Bangkok.
  • Transfers to Samui Airport and Maenam, Nathon, Bangrak and Big Buddha Ferry Terminals.
  • Motorbikes and Bicycles for rent.
  • Access to the free WiFi around the resort.
  • Massage by the pool or in the privacy of your room.
  • Laundry daily service - laundry washed, dryed and folded.
  • Fishing, safari and eco-tours around the island including all meals, neccessary equipment and transfers to and from the bungalows.

Some Of Our Guest Reviews......

Triple Family En-Suite
“Hospitality and price cannot be beat!
So why should you stay here? You want somewhere priced very reasonably, comfortable but not over the top rooms and hospitality that is second to none. Ok first things first, This is Nid's bungalows, not some 5 star on the beach resort for 10 times the price. The location of Nid's was somewhat further from the beach than I first thought, however I can safely say this was not an issue. If anything being away from the hustle and bustle was just what I needed!! Nid herself is very polite, friendly and goes out of her way to ensure you have everything you could need during your stay.

(Again as a comparison to said 5 star resort) the rooms are basic, however the price reflects that.The beds are comfortable, very cold air con and having chooks and ducks wandering around really gives a family, relaxed, almost farm style feel. Nid and her staff would have to be the most outgoing and friendly people I have met!! Within a minute of sitting at Nid's seemingly empty bar results in a member of staff appearing, serving you a stupidly cheap beer, music comes on, nibbles and conversation commences.
One day I was walking back from town, one of the staff spots me, puts me on the back of their scooter and drives me back to the bungalows....... for free, no questions asked. We missed a shuttle around to the other side of the island to catch a ferry, we mention it to the staff, within minutes we are flying down the road in the bungalows' own transport. I cannot put a price on these moments, but this is where Nid's really does out do the rest.

What else? Free shuttle down to the beach, cheap internet, and amazing meals. If you want somewhere top notch, do not stay here, goto Ark bar, I stayed there too if you want somewhere to go where you never leave your resort and don't socialise with the staff. However if you want to truly appreciate Koh Samui hospitality and lifestyle, Nid's is your number one choice. Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends."
Rhys Mason, July 5, 2011.
Games & Bar Area

“My favorite bungalow
A family owned bungalow accommodation runned by a nice women who wants you to have a wonderful stay. And she is good at it. Stayed here for a couple of days and I really enjoyed it. The bungalows were cleaned every day with the best quality (I'm honest: really close to German standards!!!) I also booked a trip to Koh Tao at the reception for a more than fair price. Waking up and getting served a good breakfast with tea or coffee is the best way to start into a day. You will get it here! A bar and pooltable to meet up with some other backpackers is also available with cheap beer and music. You can start the party at Chaweng Beach after a short walk. To sum it up: For me the best backpacker bungalow accommodation on my trip in Thailand. Stayed June 2011, traveled solo."
Ted, Nuremberg-Germany, June 2011.

"Loved the setting in the lush gardens. Food was good, be sure to ask for spicy if you like it. 5-10min walk into town, however you can get a free ride in if you ask. Cable TV and Aircon was nice."
lcdownes, Australia, June 25, 2011.

"The best hostel I have stayed in. From when we landed the staff went out of our to help us. Would highly recommend this Hostel."
Anonymous Male 25-30, Ireland, June 14, 2011.

Triple Family En-Suite

"This place is an excellent find, they more than go out of their way to help. I lost my wallet and the assistance they gave me was just amazing. Can't recommend enough."
breesidman, Australia, May 01, 2011.

“For the price I can't have any complaints.
Having read some of the reviews on Tripadvisor I have to say I was a bit concerned about what I would find when I arrived at Nid's Bunglaows but I was pleasantly surprised. First of all they gave us a complimentary transfer from the airport which was waiting for us on arrival. When we arrived at the Bungalows Nid was very welcoming and gave us a bottle of water and plate of fresh fruit each.

We stayed in the air conditionied rooms and for the price we paid we couldn't go wrong. The air con was almost brand new and a lot more effective than the air con in a lot of hotels I had previously stayed in. Our rooms had a TV with a good selection of English language channels, plenty of electrical sockets, a king size bed and en suite bathrooms.

The grounds are well presented with lots of flowers and animals and are always kept clean and tidy. The price also included a daily breakfast of orange juice, toast and fresh fruit which was served as and when you got up and not between specific times. We got our beds changed, rooms cleaned and fresh towels everyday.
The location is not as bad as some reviews say, about a ten minute walk to the beach and twenty minute walk to Green Mango but there are plenty of taxi's and busses running constantly for next to nothing should you not want to walk.

It is also very close to The Reggae Pub, Chaweng Thai Boxing Stadium and a smaller strip with plenty of bars and nightlife.The rooms have no safety deposit boxes but there were always Nid's employees milling about at all times of the day and night and the bungalows are locked and padlocked so I felt more than happy to leave my belongings there while I went out.
Overall if you're on a budget then you can't go wrong, we were on Samui for two weeks and I have to say I didn't really see anything better than what we had in the same price range. A pleasant place, good value for money and somewhere I would happily stay again."
Joe Crawley, March 10, 2011.

"Fantastic & well priced
The room we had was a 4 bed family ensuite for 1200 baht per night which 3 of us shared late Feb 2011. This room was slightly larger than the other rooms and had a TV, fridge, AC, 2 bunk beds and a single double bed, all of which were comfortable and gave a good nights sleep. The room and bathroom were both clean, with the shower being your usual wall mounted removable showerhead (same as at every place we stayed in Thailand). For the money you pay you certainly get a very well priced and confortable place to stay, and for us that was all we really needed.

I gave the room a 4 purely because some of the other places were a bit nicer around the edges, but only in terms of appearance. Outside of the bungalow was an undercover table and chairs, and as you walk in there is a bar with a pool table, dart board, stereo with a wide range of music. There are also a few computers and the internet available. Nid also has a few mopeds available for hire at 200 baht per day and helmets were included when we hired them.

By the end of the trip we had made some friends with other guests there and on a few nights we'd sit around in the bar area having a few drinks, and playing music, pool and darts. Nid and her workers were always more than happy to keep this area open for us and even had a few drinks and a few games of pool with us. If the distance is a worry you can also get Nid or one of the many friendly people that work at Nid's to drive you into town which they did on a few occasions free of charge. To get back to Nid's you can get a moped taxi back for 100-150baht, depending on your bargaining skills. If you do choose to walk it will take you between 5 - 10 mins from the beach. There are some bars and restaurants (eg Reggae Bar) on the street 5 mins from Nid's so not everything will require a trek into the main strip.

If you were backpacking in Koh Samui I believe there are some slightly cheaper places that are closer to Chaweng Beach but you'd only be talking by probably 100-200 baht per person per night. We did also stay at a beachfront resort on Chaweng Beach on one of our last days and paid 2600baht per night for a room that was only marginally nicer than what we had at Nid's.
We also stayed in Bangkok and Patong Beach (near Phuket) for a few other nights we were in Thailand and both of these places were also more expensive and only marginally nicer, but both did have pools. Nid did mention while we were talking to her that she was building a pool so thats something to look forward to.

All in all we really loved our stay here and will be staying here again on our next visit to Samui. For those thinking of staying here I highly recommend it."
Leigh McWhirter, March 3, 2011.

"can't believe how great it was, everything was perfect, staff so helpfull,take care of u, cheap, clean everyday, breakfast is included, budget accomodation but u feel like you are in a 5 stars hotel, the best place i found all over Thailand; recommend 200%"
Anonymous France Male 25-30 February 16, 2011.

"Liked: it's is the best place i have stayed in in Thailand so far. stay are so friendly. give you free breakfast and water every morning. fridges and safes in rooms. air con! very clean. lovely gardens and private seating area outside each bungalow. loved it! cant rate it highly enough. Disliked: nothing!"
Anna Riley– With friends, January 19, 2011.

"For the 11 days I stayed at Nid's Bungalows, each and every day I was made to feel welcome! Nid and Alan are a brilliant couple, who both went out of their ways to make sure my stay was comfortable, and I can ensure you it was! Always water and fresh fruit available, no matter what time of the day, and also Nid is a brilliant cook! Alan always advised me to the best places to go, and even arranged an excursion for me, which turned out to be a brilliant day. The staff are very friendly and helpful, and although their english is limited, Alan is always around to help out! The bungalows are perfect, basic but goes with the authenticity of being in Thailand! The whole Land is sorrounded by greenery and wildlife, absoloutly perfect to wake up to! Only a 5/10 minute walk to the beach, and right behind the bungalows is the boxing stadium and a strip of bars/pubs, a good night out! Overall I have no negative feedback... I WILL be returning to Nid's Bungalows, made koh samui worth a visit!"
Becky Hedges, January 2, 2011.

"Dear Alun/Nid, Thank you for your hospitality over the Christmas period, our two weeks at Nid's Bungalows were very much enjoyed. We loved the area and the bungalows and all of the staff were friendly and helpful at all times. Everything you need is within a 5/10 minute walk and there are lots of good days out to be had. Nid's cooking was lovely and we felt looked after throughout our stay- we particularly enjoyed the bar games!! Reigning connect 4 champion ! Thank you again for our stay and we wish you all a very happy new year full of luck. Best wishes."
Natalie and Rebecca x, January 2, 2011.

Nid's Bar

"Dearest Nid and Alan, I stayed with you in January of this yr with a friend of mine and also bypassed a couple of friends there as well. I would just like to thank you for making us feel so welcomed, the bungalows are beautiful, yet simple, with everything you need, the welcoming with fruit and water was lovely. I felt imediately at home even though we only got to stay a couple of nights. The food was wonderful! Helping us book our boat trips and taking us to the wharf was a great help!! Alan was great helping us look up things and the both of you were wonderful to talk to. The biggest thankyou I have is when I realised I had lost my passport and was on a different island by then so I rung you and you had found it and held onto it, I dont think I could have been more relieved that it was in your hands! You have a great place and I wish you the best with everything in the future, and I hope to be coming through again soon. Yours Sincerely Alison McDonald Syd. Aus."
Alison McDonald, August 17, 2010.

"Good place to stay for a few days for the price. Clean and honest. I even left a jacket there and the owner posted it straight to me.
Good stuff"
Fergus Miller, June 2010.

"Clean, nice staff, scooters easily available for hire and the food is bloody good!!!!"
Daniel Iredale, March 5, 2010.

“Beautiful, friendly, clean, fun, good value and close!! all you'd want in Samui
Greeted with friendly staff and fruit platters, staying Nid's Bungalows made staying in Samui a treat. Easy walking distance from the Chaweng Beach and main street, markets and nightlife.
The room was impeccable for 500 Baht each, three of us got air-conditioning, clean towels ever day and room cleaning, hot water, a veranda. Cheap internet and laundry available on site as well as traditional home cooking Thai-styles.

For planning trips to the neighboring islands or any activities on Samui we only had to ask and Nid would get onto the phones and organise everything for the absolute best prices.
The staff genuinely cared, and personally went out of their way to ensure everything was ok. When we return to Thailand we will definitely be returning to Nid's and recommending it to all."
Soppia, January 17, 2010.

"Nid's provided the ULTIMATE recovery from the hectic full moon party in traditional thai bungalows. I woke up to a buddhist blessing and Nid and Alan are great, speak english, very accomodating and will work their hardest to get you what you need either on Ko Samui or around. Best staff I've had in Thailand.
Nid's Food is great as well!! Slightly out of the way but this provides some relief from beach rd, and Nid has scooters to get around. Fully recommend to all travelers. Bring repellant."
David Shurey, January 3, 2010.

"Friendlyness of the staff, having the feeling that you were really in Thailand."
Anonymous, January 21, 2009.

"Excellent hostel and cheap. Great place to meet people the staff are extremely friendly and helpful and the manager was a great guy. The best place to stay in Bangkok by a mile."
Andrew Hawley, January 18, 2009.

"Shared a cab to Chaweng with a couple from Holland, and upon arrival at Nid's Bungalows we were once again amazed by the helfulness, kindness and generosity of these people. They unloaded our backpacks and carried them to our bungalow (which by the way is AMAZING!!!!!!!).
We proceeded to lock ourselves in, but they opened the door, brought us water and a plate of fresh fruit and asked us what we'd like to eat!
We took a short walk to where there is a laundry, pool table, small store, and kitchen.

And Nid had introduced herself and was already busy making us pad thai and fried rice! She brought this to our bungalow for us, along with ice for our fanta!!! How nice are these people! We have decided to stay for 5 days, as there is not enough time to dive at Ko Tao, so we will chill here for a while longer and hopefully now have time to meet some elephants!"
Sarah Jane Burke, November 11, 2008.

"This is one of the better hostels that we have stayed in Thailand."......."They did change the towels each day & bedding (but not on our last day) and brought fresh fruit & water. Just a short walk into the town & beach."
Samantha Tootell, August 15, 2008.

Excellent Value, Excellent Staff, Excellent Location
"Nids bungalows is located very close to the main attractions. Nid herself is very helpful and provides visitors with water and fruit everyday. The Bungalows are roomy and aircon is available for 100baht extra -- well worth it. Rooms are cleaned and fresh linen and towels are provided every day. You cannot beat this place on the island in terms of value for money. Motobikes are available for rent for only $7 a day. I highly recommend this accommodation for budget travelers who want to choose their own kind of holiday without wasting unnecessary money! Try Nids Bungalows, you will never be disappointed!"
Michael Salkow, South African, August, 2008.

"This is a new hostel, it's only been open about a month to backpackers, the lady there was so helpful with everything we wanted. Our room was spotless everyday and fresh fruit and water was given to us at every chance she seen us. It's a good place to meet the locals as a lot of the workers from Chaweng live there.
It's a little bit out of the way but still only a 5 min walk to the beach. The bungalows were set in lovely gardens with lovely touches like swinging chairs. Overall this was a great place to stay and Nid went out of her way to make us happy."
Jessica Gilbert, June 21, 2008.

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