Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Koh Tao, Thailand. You can choose from 37 Koh Tao hostels. In total, there are 55 cheap places to stay in Koh Tao such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $9 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 Tao, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
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Most Koh Tao hostels are located in
Mae Haad, sairee beach, Koh Phangan
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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 Tao? 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 Tao alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Koh Tao. 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 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.
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 Grace
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?
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Assava Dive Resort is the best hostel in Koh Tao for couples.
Assava Dive Resort is the best hostel in Koh Tao for families.
Hakuna Matata Koh Tao is the best hostel in Koh Tao for groups.
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Pack smart, not hard
Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Koh Tao 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.