Hostels in Koh Samui, Thailand

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

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

Ko Samui is one of the most beautiful islands in Thailand, located on the southeast-coast area. The easiest way to get here is by plane, but try to book your flight in advance to have better rates. Ko Samui is well known for its beautiful beaches with transparent waters and an amazing vibe -- it's much quieter and less touristic compared, for example, to Phuket, but for this reason becomes much more beautiful and special.

On this island, the most touristic area is Chaweng, which has a lot of shops, cafes, and restaurants (serving not only amazing Thai food, but also Italian, Chinese, and Indian choices). Chaweng beach is an amazing place with turquoise waters and white sand beaches -- it's the best place to relax during the day. The other places of the island are more quiet, but if you want to visit them, you can easily rent a bike or a tuk tuk (remember to negotiate the prices). During your stay, you cannot miss the chance to have a Thai massage or an oil massage -- the best and cheapest massages that you can have.

If possible, try to conciliate your trip with the full moon party event (occurs every month on the full moon, on the island of Koh Phangan) -- a party on the beach with a lot of fun, that you definitely don't want to miss (for a lot of people, this is the best full moon party of the world). You can easily get to Koh Phangan by ferry (only two hours away), and the ticket is not expensive.

While in Koh Phangan, take another ferry to visit Ko Tao Island, an amazing place to relax, swim, and snorkel.

There are a lot of hostels in Ko Samui that present good facilities with a good quality/ price relation (at full moon times, try to book in advance). Ko Samui hostels are an amazing place for you to meet a lot of people and share travel stories.

Written by local enthusiast for Koh Samui hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Koh Samui hostels Grace

FAQ about Koh Samui Hostels

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

A hostel in Koh Samui costs on average $9 for a dorm. A hostel in Koh Samui with private rooms costs on average $30.
Hostelz.com shows all 23 Hostels in Koh Samui. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
Nid's Bungalows is the best hostel in Koh Samui for couples.
Nid's Bungalows is the best hostel in Koh Samui for families.
P168 Hostel Samui is the best rated hostel in Koh Samui for female solo travellers.
Hostelz.com compares prices for 23 hostels in Koh Samui, Thailand. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Koh Samui such as
  • 40 hotels
  • 17 guesthouses
  • 3 apartments

This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Koh Samui.

Lub d Koh Samui Chaweng Beach is the best rated hostel for partying in Koh Samui.

It offers: Bar.

Koh Samui 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 Samui, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
23 Total number of hostels
$9 Average dorm price
$30 Average private room price
$6 Cheapest hostel in Koh Samui
P & T Hostel is the cheapest
10 Party hostels in Koh Samui
Lub d Koh Samui Chaweng Beach is the best rated
Most Koh Samui hostels are located in
Chaweng Beach, Bophut District, Choeng Mon Beach
7.2 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Lipa Noi (5 Km / 3 mi.)
Lamai (7 Km / 4 mi.)
Chaweng Beach (7 Km / 5 mi.)
Chaweng Beach (7 Km / 5 mi.)
Lamai Beach (7 Km / 4 mi.)
Haad Rin (21 Km / 13 mi.)
Thongsala (23 Km / 14 mi.)

Travel Tips for Koh Samui - from the Community

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 Samui. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Koh Samui. 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!

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