21 Hostels in Koh Lanta, Thailand

Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Koh Lanta, Thailand. You can choose from 21 Koh Lanta hostels. In total, there are 75 cheap places to stay in Koh Lanta such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $8 for a dorm.

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Koh Lanta 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 Koh Lanta, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.

Total number of hostels


Average dorm price


Average private room price


Cheapest hostel in Koh Lanta


(Hub of Joys Hostel is the cheapest)

Party hostels in Koh Lanta


(Loro Loco 2 is the best rated)

Most Koh Lanta hostels are located in

Saladan, Klong Dao Beach

Average rating of all hostels


Hostels in Koh Lanta for all Traveller Types

Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.

Best Hostels in Koh Lanta for Solo Travellers

Travelling on your own to Koh Lanta? Fabulous!

Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to Koh Lanta alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Koh Lanta. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.

Get to know Koh Lanta (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 Koh Lanta. To help you make friends with Koh Lanta before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Guess what? Koh Lanta is also named and spelled Ko Lanta - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.

If you ever have the luxury of visiting Thailand for an extended period of time, it would surely be in your best interest to pay a visit to the breathtaking island district of Ko Lanta (Koh Lanta), Thailand. Located just south of Krabi province and designated as an island district of Krabi, Ko Lanta is well known by tourists and locals alike for its magnificent beaches, incredible diving and snorkeling, rainforests, and so much more.

The island has maintained a steady rise in popularity over the past couple decades; this shows no signs of slowing down and understandably so. While this news may deter some backpackers, the island still caters to visitors of all tastes and budgets and has been able to preserve much of its natural allure. The easiest way to reach the island is by boat; however, if you have the funds and desire, you may also go by air.

Those who do plan on visiting the island should have no problem finding a safe and fun Ko Lanta (Koh Lanta), Thailand hostel, as this area features a good selection from which to choose. Depending on what type of Ko Lanta (Koh Lanta), Thailand hostel you like to stay at, it would be a good idea to read the reviews beforehand --

all the hostels on Ko Lanta are very safe, but some maintain a relaxed, quiet vibe while other Ko Lanta (Koh Lanta), Thailand hostels can be more focused on the party scene. On the subject of parties, the nightlife in Ko Lanta has no shortage of pubs, bars and clubs for you to experience no matter the day of the week. In addition to this, Ko Lanta has a fabulous selection of restaurants and cafes to enjoy a meal or coffee at as well, which range drastically in price depending on what you're looking for.

As mentioned briefly above, Ko Lanta offers visitors a number of nice activities to partake outside of visiting the beach. The island is renowned for its world-class snorkeling and diving, which is a must-do for any aspiring diver or dive enthusiast. The Ko Lanta National Park is a must-see, as it spans across the islands and boasts some of the best scenery in all of Thailand. The island also has a number of caves and waterfalls that are very popular spots for tourists to visit, and with a motorbike you can travel around the island easily at your own discretion.

Written by local enthusiast for Koh Lanta hostels

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Other Nearby Cities
Ko Muk Ko Muk (31 Km / 19 mi.)
Ko Jum Ko Jum (36 Km / 23 mi.)
Ko Phi Phi Ko Phi Phi (42 Km / 26 mi.)
Ao Nam Mao Ao Nam Mao (59 Km / 37 mi.)
Trang Trang (58 Km / 36 mi.)
Railay Beach Railay Beach (60 Km / 37 mi.)
Krabi Town Krabi Town (63 Km / 39 mi.)

FAQ about Koh Lanta Hostels

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

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FAQ about Koh Lanta Hostels

Hostelz.com shows all 21 Hostels in Koh Lanta. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.

Best Stay Hostel At Lanta is the best rated hostel in Koh Lanta for female solo travellers.

Hostelz.com compares prices for 21 hostels in Koh Lanta, Thailand. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Koh Lanta such as

  • 37 hotels
  • 13 guesthouses
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This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Koh Lanta.

Loro Loco 2 is the best rated hostel for partying in Koh Lanta.
It offers: Bar.

Travel Tips for Koh Lanta - from the Community

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Your Packing List for Koh Lanta

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Koh Lanta 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:

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

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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Your Packing List for Koh Lanta