Hostels in Phuket City, Thailand

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

Phuket is the largest island in Thailand, and probably one of the most known for tourism. Phuket is well known for its beautiful beaches and islands around, natural wonders, historical and cultural sites, and a variety of activities for every taste and budget. There are regular flights from different parts of Southeast Asia (including low-cost companies), so Phuket is easy reachable on a budget -– to have better rates, try to book in advance.

During your stay in Phuket, you cannot miss the chance to experience its main attractions. Relax on the beautiful beaches –- you can choose from busy and fun beaches (Patong and Kata Beach) to quiet and deserted ones (Naithon and Layan Beaches). The best way to reach these is by tuk-tuk, which is the cheapest option. Phuket has a lot of activities to offer like scuba diving, water sports, day tours (easily arranged in every tour agency -- you can try snorkeling, diving, exploring the city and other islands). A visit to Phuket town is well worth it, as also is a visit to the main Buddha temples. After a long day, there is nothing better than Thai massage to relax you a little bit (they are well known for it) or a good, typical Thai meal -– in Phuket, you will find a good variety of cafes and restaurants, Thai massages centers, and shops with typical art crafts.

There are a lot of hostels in Phuket -- most are budget friendly. In high season, to have better rates and assure vacancies, it's better to book your Phuket hostel in advance.

Written by local enthusiast for Phuket City hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Phuket City hostels Grace

FAQ about Phuket City Hostels

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

A hostel in Phuket City costs on average $15 for a dorm. A hostel in Phuket City with private rooms costs on average $31.
Hostelz.com shows all 36 Hostels in Phuket City. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
Eco Hostel Phuket is the best hostel in Phuket City for couples.
Eco Hostel Phuket and Book a Bed Poshtel are the best rated hostels in Phuket City for female solo travellers.
Hostelz.com compares prices for 36 hostels in Phuket City, Thailand. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Phuket City such as
  • 76 hotels
  • 15 guesthouses
  • 15 apartments

This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Phuket City.

Box Poshtel Phuket is the best rated hostel for partying in Phuket City.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Phuket City

Your Packing List for Phuket City

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

Get your full Packing List here

Phuket City 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 Phuket City, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
36 Total number of hostels
$15 Average dorm price
$31 Average private room price
$7 Cheapest hostel in Phuket City
The Lantern Hostel is the cheapest
7 Party hostels in Phuket City
Box Poshtel Phuket is the best rated
Most Phuket City hostels are located in
Talat Nuea, Ban Ban Yen, City Centre
5.9 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Phuket Kata Beach (11 Km / 7 mi.)
Phuket Patong Beach (10 Km / 6 mi.)
Phuket Karon Beach (11 Km / 7 mi.)
Phuket Rawai Beach (13 Km / 8 mi.)
Phuket Kamala Beach (14 Km / 9 mi.)
Phuket Bang Tao Beach (16 Km / 10 mi.)
Phuket Thalang District (24 Km / 15 mi.)

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