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 Khao Lak. To help you make friends with Khao Lak before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Khao Lak is a quiet and relatively small town, situated on a long stretch of coastline with sandy beaches. The most popular tourist activity in Khao Lak is diving and snorkeling, and many dive shops can be found scatted around the town. The reef, which is located just off the coast of Khao Lak, is home to diverse populations of marine wildlife, including beautiful, multicolored reef fish and various species of corals and reef sharks. There is also the option for multi-day, live-aboard diving trips. There are also plenty of opportunities to complete your PADI open water or master dive course in Khao Lak.
There are a number of different accommodation options, including holiday resorts, luxury and budget hotels, bungalow rentals and hostels in Khao Lak. Hostels in Khao Lak are clean, basic, and offer all the usual hostel amenities, such as free Wi-Fi, complimentary breakfast, and communal areas. Some hostels in Khao Lak also have a swimming pool and laundry facilities. Most hostels in Khao Lak also have a hostel restaurant or hostel bar, and usually offer daily drink and meal specials. Khao Lak hostels also generally offer dorm or private rooms, with a shared or private bathroom. Hot water is not always available. Most hostels in Khao Lak also charge more for rooms with air-conditioning or fans.
Before checking into a hostel in Khao Lak, it is worth confirming the price you are paying with the hostel staff, as well as with other guests in the hostel, as Khao Lak hostel prices tend to fluctuate daily. Generally hostels in Khao Lak don’t completely fill up, so advanced booking isn’t necessary.
Written by local enthusiast for Khao Lak hostelsKelly Sheldrick