Hostels in Ao Nang, Thailand

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Get to know Ao Nang (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Ao Nang. To help you make friends with Ao Nang before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Guess what? Ao Nang is also named and spelled Aonang Beach - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

Located on the west side of the Thai Peninsula is Ao Nang, a spectacular beach that overlooks the Andaman Sea and some of the beautiful islands that are off the shore. As with all of Thailand's beaches, you can take the day, sit down on the beach and chill out, work on your tan, and have a leisurely swim. For those feeling a little more active, there are snorkels and kayaks in the area for hire as well as a few hikes to do. One of the most recommended hikes is that over to Railey Beach, which is also very popular and has different natural qualities to the beach at Ao Nang. Companies also offer diving tours of some of the coral reefs if that is up your alley.

Not to be missed out of Ao Nang is a trip to the famous beach where Leonardo Di Caprio starred in the film "The Beach." Maya Beach is situated on the Koh Phi Phi islands and you can take a boat out to stay there or for the day from Ao Nang. Other sights just out of Ao Nang that are worth a visit are the Hot Springs, Emerald Pools, the Tiger Cave Temple, and elephant treks.

There are an abundance of different souvenir shops, restaurants, around the waterfront and along the main street offering everything that you may need during your stay here. The hostels in Ao Nang are only a short walking distance from the beach and anything else that you may need while you are in town. Ao Nang hostels also should be able to help you set up activities if you ask them at the desk, like local cooking school sessions where you learn to cook the local cuisine.

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FAQ about Ao Nang Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Ao Nang. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Ao Nang. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Ao Nang costs on average $19 for a dorm. A hostel in Ao Nang with private rooms costs on average $41. shows all 11 Hostels in Ao Nang. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 11 hostels in Ao Nang, Thailand. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Ao Nang such as
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K-Bunk Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Ao Nang.

It offers: Bar, Nightclub.

Your Packing List for Ao Nang

Your Packing List for Ao Nang

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Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Ao Nang and Thailand.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Ao Nang Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Ao Nang, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
11 Total number of hostels
$19 Average dorm price
$41 Average private room price
$10 Cheapest hostel in Ao Nang
K-Bunk Hostel is the cheapest
6 Party hostels in Ao Nang
K-Bunk Hostel is the best rated
6.4 Average rating of all hostels

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Krabi Town (14 Km / 8 mi.)
Krabi (14 Km / 8 mi.)
Ko Jum (29 Km / 18 mi.)
Ko Yao Yai (30 Km / 19 mi.)

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