Hostels in Koh Lanta, Thailand

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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.

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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?

A hostel in Koh Lanta costs on average $15 for a dorm. A hostel in Koh Lanta with private rooms costs on average $18. shows all 23 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. compares prices for 23 hostels in Koh Lanta, Thailand. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Koh Lanta such as
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Hey Beach Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Koh Lanta.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Koh Lanta

Your Packing List for Koh Lanta

Pack smart, not hard

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:

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

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.
23 Total number of hostels
$15 Average dorm price
$18 Average private room price
$6 Cheapest hostel in Koh Lanta
Bubu Lanta Hostel is the cheapest
14 Party hostels in Koh Lanta
Hey Beach Hostel is the best rated
Most Koh Lanta hostels are located in
Saladan, Klong Dao Beach
7.3 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

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

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