Hostels in Hat Yai, Thailand

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Get to know Hat Yai (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 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 Hat Yai.

Hatyai is well known as that place to which you have to catch a bus before changing on another bus to go to Malaysia if heading south, or the islands if going north to Thailand. Most people do not stop here, but if you were wanting to break up a full twenty hours of a bus journey that you will encounter to get anywhere good, you will find a Hatyai hostel close to the train station -- so it is easy to walk your way to and from there.

Otherwise Hatyai is just a giant city centre. It has quite a large number of Western-influenced brand shops and food stores, many shopping malls, and loads of traffic. It is a good place to go shopping and stock up on anything that you might need during your stay, and they do have quite a large number of beauty product stores that aren't laced with bleaching cream like most other places you will encounter in Thailand. You'll also find good-quality pharmacies and full department stores with cheap clothes as well.

The Chinatown area is an interesting walk around for a couple of hours and they do have some temples and other things that you can visit here, but it is nothing overly spectacular. If you are planning on staying here, it is probably not worth more than spending an afternoon, crashing out for a sleep, and then continuing on your way to your next destination in the morning.

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FAQ about Hat Yai Hostels

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A hostel in Hat Yai costs $18 for a dorm. A private room in a hostel in Hat Yai costs $59. (based on price comparison)
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Hat Yai 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 Hat Yai, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
12 Total number of hostels
$18 Average dorm price
$59 Average private room price
$7 Cheapest hostel in Hat Yai
Hatyai Backpackers Hostel is the cheapest
3 Party hostels in Hat Yai
Silla House is the best rated
7.6 Average rating of all hostels

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