Hostels in Koh Tao, Thailand

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

Guess what? Koh Tao is also named and spelled Ko Tao - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.
 More sunsets in Koh Tao's beach

Koh Tao is a beautiful and quiet island in the southeast area of Thailand, known as a paradise for backpackers. The only way to reach this island is by boat from the islands Ko Phangan or Ko Samui, or directly from main land, Surat Thani (has a airport) and Chumphon –- both have easy bus connections with Bangkok and other cities. When you arrive to the main harbour in Koh Tao, there are a lot of tuktuks (a typical Thai taxi), so you will not have problems reaching your destination.

Koh Tao is small and much more quiet island compared to other places, so enjoy your time on the beautiful beaches with white sand and turquoise and calm waters. At night, there are a lot of restaurants and bars where you can meet a lot of other backpackers and drink the mythical “Thai bucket” of alcoholic drinks.

Koh Tao is known for being the best place to do scuba diving in Thailand, because of its amazing dive sites, wide range of corals and marine life, and great visibility – if you are interested in this activity, this is definitely the best place to do it in the southeast Asia, where there are a lot of reliable diving companies who offer all kind of courses on a budget. If you have time, try to visit the other islands of the archipelago, Ko Samui and Ko Phangan (known for the famous “full moon party”) -– beautiful islands with amazing landscapes like beaches with white sand and clear waters.

There are not so many hostels in Koh Tao (most of them are really cheap with good facilities), so in high season or event times, try to book your hostel in Koh Tao in advance to have better rates and assure vacancies.

Written by local enthusiast for Koh Tao hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Koh Tao hostels Grace

FAQ about Koh Tao Hostels

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

A hostel in Koh Tao costs on average $10 for a dorm. A hostel in Koh Tao with private rooms costs on average $28.
Hostelz.com shows all 37 Hostels in Koh Tao. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
Assava Dive Resort is the best hostel in Koh Tao for couples.
Assava Dive Resort is the best hostel in Koh Tao for families.
CK Hostel is the best hostel in Koh Tao for groups.
The Dearly Koh Tao Hostel is the best rated hostel in Koh Tao for female solo travellers.
Hostelz.com compares prices for 37 hostels in Koh Tao, Thailand. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Koh Tao such as
  • 7 hotels
  • 7 guesthouses
  • 2 apartments

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

Deishaview Jungle Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Koh Tao.

It offers: Bar, Nightclub.

Koh Tao 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 Tao, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
37 Total number of hostels
$10 Average dorm price
$28 Average private room price
$6 Cheapest hostel in Koh Tao
Summer Hostel Koh Tao is the cheapest
16 Party hostels in Koh Tao
Deishaview Jungle Hostel is the best rated
Most Koh Tao hostels are located in
sairee beach, Mae Haad, Koh Phangan
6 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

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Haad Yao (39 Km / 24 mi.)
Srithanu (40 Km / 25 mi.)
Koh Phangan (43 Km / 27 mi.)
Thong Nai Pan Noi (43 Km / 27 mi.)
Wok Tum (44 Km / 27 mi.)
Thongsala (47 Km / 29 mi.)

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