Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Koh Phangan, Thailand. You can choose from 44 Koh Phangan hostels. In total, there are 102 cheap places to stay in Koh Phangan such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $3 for a dorm.
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 Phangan, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
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Most Koh Phangan hostels are located in
Ban Tai Beach, Haad Rin, Thong Sala
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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.
Travelling on your own to Koh Phangan? 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 Phangan alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Koh Phangan. 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.
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 Phangan. To help you make friends with Koh Phangan before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Guess what? Koh Phangan is also named and spelled Ko Pha Ngan - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.
Ko Phangan is a beautiful island located in the Samui archipelago (comprised of three islands -– Ko Samui, Ko Phangan, and Ko Tao), on the gulf coast in the south part of Thailand. Ko Phangan is well known internationally for having the best full-moon parties in the world -– if you like to party, this is the place to be. It's very easy to get to this island, but only by boat -– there are a lot of ferries (the cheapest option) and speed boats daily from Ko Tao and Ko Samui that have a lot of connections to the main land (Ko Samui has also an airport with regular flights to main cities). On the mainland, Chumpon (by bus) and Surat Thani (by bus and plane) are the cities that assure you a lot of connections to Bangkok and other places in Southeast Asia.
If you like to party, check the date of the next full-moon party and organize your trip around this date -– the party occurs in Had Rin Beach (on these special dates, there are a lot of ferries that arrive here from the islands around) where there are a lot of bars serving drinks and playing music in a crazy atmosphere (every month this party is full of people from all over the world).
There are a lot of hostels in Ko Phangan Island that are clean and simple, but if you visit the island just for the full-moon party, you need to book your hostel in Ko Phangan in advance to assure vacancies –- there are a lot of people looking for accommodation at this time.
Written by local enthusiast for Koh Phangan hostels Grace
There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Koh Phangan. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Koh Phangan. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?
A hostel in Koh Phangan costs on average $24 for a dorm. A hostel in Koh Phangan with private rooms costs on average $65.
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Sarana Bungalows - Adults Only is the best hostel in Koh Phangan for couples.
La Villa is the best hostel in Koh Phangan for families.
Phangan Arena Hostel is the best hostel in Koh Phangan for groups.
KAUAI is the best rated hostel in Koh Phangan for female solo travellers.
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Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Koh Phangan. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Koh Phangan. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!
The place was good and was fun. The rates were cheap and we sat in the sun. Had rin is now too busy, it may make you dizzy.
Pack smart, not hard
Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Koh Phangan 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.