Koh Tao, the cheapest place in the world for diving is, compared to the north of Thailand, rather expensive when in comes to accomondation. So paying 500 Baht for an A/C Dorm seemed a bit expensive. Besides that, Loft Hostel left a mainly good impression.
For a Hostel in a Partyplace like Koh Tao, checkout at 10am seems a bit early, especially since we had a nervous burmese staff member trying to get us out. Loft Hostel has a nice minimalistic, industrial concept with lots of concrete and metal, the only color used is the bright yellow of the power cords. Somebody clearly thought this trough, even all the fonts used fit this warehouse look.
My favourite part about Loft Hostel is the way they made individuall booths for each bed which gives the customer a maximum uf privacy. You have a little shelv for your bag, a light, a power plug and a curtain to draw for nighttime - what else could a backpacker ask for?
Again, it's a nice place but the small details make it or break it. After paying 500 Baht for a night, 500 Baht key deposit they asked for 50 Baht to use a towel and 200 Baht deposit for it. I understand from a business perspective but as a customer, and hostel travelers are not known to be big spenders, it's a bit annoying.
There's a nice open common are with a bar, sofas, books and a guitar, the location is very central in walking distance from the main pier. I would recommand this place even tough the price is a bit high and you have other options.