Hostels in Pattaya, Thailand

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

If you've read about Thailand prior to visiting, there's a very strong chance that you've heard of Pattaya, Thailand, located in Chonburi province. The reason for this is surely its well-known reputation as the "sex capital" of Thailand. While it is constantly trying to shed this reputation, it has been unable to, due in large part to the verity of this belief. When first set your eyes on Pattaya, you really begin to understand. With this being said, do not get the common misconception that this is all Pattaya has to offer, because it also boasts incredible shopping, the famous Jomtien Beach, water parks, museums, and so very much more.

Currently, Pattaya has a diverse population that eclipses three hundred thousand people and continues to climb steadily. When planning your visit, you don't need to book your accommodation too far in advance because there is absolutely no shortage of them. Depending on the purpose of your visit, do some basic research on the Pattaya, Thailand hostel of your choice, so that if you don't plan on partying or going out at night you don't find yourself in a crazy party hostel in Pattaya, Thailand. If this is you, it may be in your best interest to opt for a guesthouse as opposed to a Pattaya, Thailand hostel and give yourself the peace of mind.

The nightlife in Pattaya is as you would expect and perhaps summarized best in one word -- wild. There are hundreds of different bars to visit, plus incredible restaurants and state-of-the-art nightclubs that help make Pattaya all that it is. If you're not visiting for the nightlife, Jomtien Beach is very nice; however, if you have the means of transportation, it would be most wise to visit the beautiful island of Ko Samae San and enjoy the beautiful tranquility that engulfs it, while of course taking advantage of the excellent snorkeling and diving that it offers. Pattaya also hosts numerous festivals and events throughout the year, including their International Music Festival, The Pattaya Marathon, Miss International Queen and Beauty Pageants, and a big Chinese New Year celebration, to name a few.

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FAQ about Pattaya Hostels

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

A hostel in Pattaya costs on average $21 for a dorm. A hostel in Pattaya with private rooms costs on average $29. shows all 15 Hostels in Pattaya. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 15 hostels in Pattaya, Thailand. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Pattaya such as
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18 Coins Cafe & Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Pattaya.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Pattaya

Your Packing List for Pattaya

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Pattaya 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.

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Pattaya 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 Pattaya, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
15 Total number of hostels
$21 Average dorm price
$29 Average private room price
$6 Cheapest hostel in Pattaya
Jomtien Hostel is the cheapest
8 Party hostels in Pattaya
18 Coins Cafe & Hostel is the best rated
Most Pattaya hostels are located in
Nongprue, Jomtien Beach
5.4 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Jomtien Beach (6 Km / 4 mi.)
Sattahip (30 Km / 18 mi.)
Koh Yao (35 Km / 22 mi.)
Rayong (49 Km / 31 mi.)
Chonburi (49 Km / 30 mi.)
Ban Phe (69 Km / 43 mi.)
Ko Samed (74 Km / 46 mi.)

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