30 Hostels in Koh Samui, Thailandia

Welcome to your detailed guide for hostels in Koh Samui, Thailandia. You can choose from 30 Koh Samui hostels. In total, there are 91 cheap places to stay in Koh Samui such as guesthouses and bnbs. Prices start from $4 for a dorm.

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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.

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Average dorm price


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Cheapest hostel in Koh Samui


(P & T Hostel is the cheapest)

Party hostels in Koh Samui


(Chill Inn Beach Cafe & Hostel is the best rated)

Most Koh Samui hostels are located in

Chaweng Beach, Bophut District, Nathon

Average rating of all hostels


Hostels in Koh Samui for all Traveller Types

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.

Best Hostels in Koh Samui for Solo Travellers

Travelling on your own to Koh Samui? 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 Samui alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in Koh Samui. 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.

Get to know Koh Samui (no more "I wish I knew this before")

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

We wrote a complete guide about backpacking Koh Samui here. This guide is only available in English. Please click the link to read our handwritten guide.

Other Nearby Cities
Lipa Noi Lipa Noi (5 Km / 3 mi.)
Koh Phangan Koh Phangan (29 Km / 18 mi.)
Khanom Khanom (36 Km / 22 mi.)
Don Sak Don Sak (39 Km / 24 mi.)
Koh Tao Koh Tao (68 Km / 42 mi.)
Surat Thani Surat Thani (83 Km / 52 mi.)
Nakhon Si Thammarat Nakhon Si Thammarat (119 Km / 74 mi.)

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?

Find your quick answer here
FAQ about Koh Samui Hostels

A hostel in Koh Samui costs on average $6 for a dorm. A hostel in Koh Samui with private rooms costs on average $32.

Hostelz.com shows all 30 Hostels in Koh Samui. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.

Indy Hostel at Meanam is the best hostel in Koh Samui for couples.

Ler Hostel 65 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 30 hostels in Koh Samui, Thailandia. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Koh Samui such as

  • 40 hotels
  • 19 guesthouses
  • 1 apartment

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

Chill Inn Beach Cafe & Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Koh Samui.
It offers: Bar.

Travel Tips for Koh Samui - from the Community

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Your Packing List for Koh Samui

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Koh Samui and Thailandia.

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:

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

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

Your Packing List for Koh Samui