Hostels in Hat Yai, Thailand

Hold on, finding you the best prices right now...


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 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 Hat Yai. To help you make friends with Hat Yai before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

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.

Written by local enthusiast for Hat Yai hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Hat Yai hostels Globetrotter

FAQ about Hat Yai Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Hat Yai. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Hat Yai. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right? shows all 14 Hostels in Hat Yai. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
Hub Hostel Hatyai is the best hostel in Hat Yai for families. compares prices for 14 hostels in Hat Yai, Thailand. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Hat Yai such as
  • 1 hotel
  • 3 guesthouses

This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Hat Yai.

Your Packing List for Hat Yai

Your Packing List for Hat Yai

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Hat Yai 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.

Get your full Packing List here

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.
14 Total number of hostels
$9 Average dorm price
$9 Cheapest hostel in Hat Yai
Silla House is the cheapest
3 Party hostels in Hat Yai
Chestnut Hill Eco Resort is the best rated
4.3 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Songkhla (25 Km / 15 mi.)
Satun (62 Km / 39 mi.)
Perlis (70 Km / 44 mi.)
Phatthalung (81 Km / 50 mi.)
Alor Star (100 Km / 62 mi.)
Langkawi (103 Km / 64 mi.)
Yala (103 Km / 64 mi.)

Travel Tips for Hat Yai - from the Community

Oh man, so far no one from the community has left a comment or travel tips for Hat Yai. How about you kick start the discussion here? Gather your best backpacking recommendations for Hat Yai and jot them down below. The community thanks you.

Hat Yai comments only. Don't discuss the hostels here, post a review on the hostel's page instead.

Unlock your Hostel Account to Freedom!

Unlock your Hostel Account to Freedom!

Sign up with and get access to exclusive hostel content and much more.

Do you already have an account? Login
Home Wishlists Login