3 Best Hostels in Ao Nang

3 Best Hostels in Ao Nang – Rock Climb Into Your Perfect Dorm

Ao Nang in Krabi is a paradise for adventure lovers in Thailand. From snorkeling in crystal-clear waters to island hopping and rock climbing the coast: if you choose Ao Nang as your next backpacking destination, you won’t run out of things to do.

You’ll need a place to call home to recharge during your stay, so here are the best hostels in Ao Nang Krabi.

Your Shortcut:

  1. TAN Hostel x Cafe - best for Solo Travelers and Couples
  2. Pop-In Hostel Aonang - best for Female Solo Travelers
  3. K-Bunk Hostel - best for Backpackers
  4. Extra: Slumber Pool Party Ao Nang Krabi - best for Party Lovers

Money-saving tip: Compare hostel prices with Hostelz.com. They compare prices from Hostelworld, Booking.com and others with 1 click.

If you’re backpacking Thailand, we have a lot of guides that should come in handy during your trip, like our best hostels in Thailand guide as well as one on the best hostels in Krabi.

This guide is perfect for YOU, when you…

  • are tired of crappy hostels!
  • want a social Hostel to actually meet people
  • are happy to spend $1 to $2 more for a much better experience

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Quick Introduction to Ao Nang

Average price for a bed: Hostels in Ao Nang cost $11 – $19 per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room has an average price of around $74 per night. This is a rough average, just to give you an idea.

Prices always depend on the season and holidays. Please always check the exact rates on Hostelz.com or Hostelworld.com.

Check-In and Check-Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3 pm), while the Check-Out time is before 11:00 (11 am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.

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The 3 Best Hostels in Ao Nang are …

Let’s jump right into the coolest hostels in Ao Nang .

  1. TAN Hostel x Cafe – best for Solo Travelers and Couples
  2. Pop-In Hostel Aonang – best for Female Solo Travelers
  3. K-Bunk Hostel – best for Backpackers
  4. Extra: Slumber Pool Party Ao Nang Krabi - best for Party Lovers

We put all accommodations on the map, incl. our own tips for restaurants, things to see, and more.

Overview: Best Hostels by Traveler Type

🦸 Solo Traveler: Pop-In Hostel Aonang
👩‍❤️‍👨 Couple Hostel: TAN Hostel x Cafe
🙎‍♀️ Female Solo Traveler: Pop-In Hostel Aonang
🎒 for Backpacker:K-Bunk Hostel
🥳 Party Hostel:Slumber Pool Party Ao Nang Krabi
👫 For Socializing:K-Bunk Hostel

1. TAN Hostel x Cafe

Alright, let’s jump straight in and explore the cozy and beautifully-designed TAN Hostel x Cafe.

“At Tan, we would like to welcome you as if to the home of a close friend, instilling a sense of comfort and belonging amid one of the most lively neighborhood, Ao-Nang beach.”

Only a maximum of 50 people can stay here at any given time, so you definitely won’t feel overwhelmed or crowded here.

The rooms are mostly shared dorms, with either 4, 6, or 8 beds. There is a private bedroom as well.

And yes, that all-important privacy curtain is included.

Book TAN Hostel x Cafe here

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TAN Hostel x Cafe

It’s also worth feeling a bit of excitement for:

  • Tan Cafe – coffee, food, breakfast…
  • Small pantry
  • Sundeck (perfect for sunbathing!)
  • Beach & yoga mats for use

With an overall atmosphere of ‘airy, open, and cozy,’ it’s super easy to relax and socialize here. The living foliage throughout the property really adds something!

Location: How does an 8-minute walk from AoNang beach sound?! This hostel is located in a quiet area downtown and is central enough to get to the nearby clubs if you fancy a night out.

This is one of the best hostels in Ao Nang for:

  • Solo travelers
  • Couples
Book TAN Hostel x Cafe here

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TAN Hostel x Cafe Dorms TAN Hostel x Cafe Lounge

2. Pop-In Hostel Aonang

This quote from Pop-In Hostel Aonang made us smile and instantly tickled our hostel taste buds…

“Once you Pop-In, you’ll never want to pop out!”

In fact, Pop-In is a hostel and a registered PADI 5-Star Dive Resort – how cool is that?!

This basically means you have a superb option for a one-stop diving service and accommodation all rolled into one.

Regardless of whether you want to breathe under the ocean, you’re going to love Pop-In.

Check out some of the other amenities:

  • Huge purpose-built communal area
  • Regular excursions (kayaking, hikes, sunset trips)
  • Hostel bar (with outdoor seating)
  • Motorbike rental
Book Pop-In Hostel Aonang here

Check prices at:
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Pop-In Hostel Aonang Dorms

This is definitely the kind of hostel where you make tons of friends without even trying.

What about the room types? Well, this is the tricky part. As in, you’re going to have a tough choice deciding which one to sleep in!

If you’re all about the mixed dorms, these come with 4, 6, and 8 beds. There’s a 6 and 8-bed female dorm, too!

Bunk beds are oversized and come with an oversized locker, privacy curtain, plug socket, reading light, air conditioning, and bed shelves… don’t forget to breathe.

Otherwise, you could treat yourself to a private room.

Standard, superior, deluxe – all of them are bright, spacious, and so, so clean.

Location: In the heart of Aonang, the beach is a 10-15 minute walk away, and you’ll be in proximity to the best bars and restaurants in the area.

This is one of the greatest hostels in Ao Nang for:

  • Female solo travelers
  • Solo travelers
Book Pop-In Hostel Aonang here

Check prices at:
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Pop-In Hostel Aonang Balcony Pop-In Hostel Aonang

3. K-Bunk Hostel

K-Bunk Hostel is one of the best hostels in Ao Nang for backpackers.

Here, you’ll find:

  • A restaurant (with happy hour and diverse food options)
  • A game room (with a PS4, TV, and Netflix)
  • A Rooftop (with mountain views)
  • A lounge (with pool table, beer pong, and darts board)
  • FREE toiletries and towels
  • Pool access (at their sister hostel K-bunk Ao Nang center) 
Book K-Bunk Hostel here

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K-Bunk Hostel Bar

The overall atmosphere is very chill, but this hostel organizes a lot of fun activities throughout the week. Travelers can join tours and excursions throughout the area and nearby islands like the 7 island tours and kayak through the mangrove forests. They also have pub crawls, which are super fun and very much wild. 

Calling all party lovers: they also organize a lot of party events with their sister hostel (K-bunk Ao Nang center).

Although they aren’t located next to the beach, they have a free bus shuttle that can take you there at specific hours throughout the day. 

Location: A 20-minute walk from the beach, in an area surrounded by bars, restaurants, cafés, and shops. There’s a nearby 7/11 and Tesco Lotus as well.

This is one of the best hostels in Ao Nang for

  • Backpackers
Book K-Bunk Hostel here

Check prices at:
Hostelworld | Booking.com | Hostelz.com

K-Bunk Hostel Dorms K-Bunk Hostel Lounge

Best Hostels in Ao Nang for Solo Travelers?

The best hostel in Ao Nang for solo travelers is Pop-In Hostel Aonang. This is because it has awesome facilities that promote easy socialization between guests. 

Their central location acts as the perfect base to see what the area and its surroundings offer. It also offers many different dorm styles as well as private rooms, ensuring that solo travelers of all types can find a comfortable place to sleep.

Book Pop-In Hostel Aonang here

Check prices at:
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Pop-In Hostel Aonang Dorms

Party Hostels in Ao Nang

If you’re looking for the best party hostel in Ao Nang Krabi, then this is it: Slumber Pool Party Ao Nang Krabi

It has the following facilities:

  • A garden
  • A terrace
  • A restaurant
  • A bar
  • A pool

This is a hostel chain known throughout many destinations in Southeast Asia (and Thailand in particular). They pride themselves on being a party hostel and providing guests with great nightlife experiences throughout their stay. So if you come here, you know you’ll be in experienced good hands. 

Location: A 15-minute walk from Ao Nang beach. Restaurants surround the area, and most of Ao Nang’s sights are easily reachable on foot. 

Book Slumber Pool Party Ao Nang Krabi here

Check prices at:
Hostelworld | Booking.com |

Slumber Pool Party Ao Nang Krabi Pool Slumber Pool Party Ao Nang Krabi

What about the cheapest hostels in Ao Nang ?

Of course, there are always cheap hostels. But how do you actually find them? When you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you want to save every dollar, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Ao Nang .

  1. Open Hostelz.com with a full list of all hostels in Ao Nang
  2. add your dates
  3. Order the listings by price

Simple as that.

Hostelz.com is a price comparison site for hostels. They list every single one in the world and tells you exactly which website is cheaper to use.

Another smart Tip: Check what is actually included, and what is excluded. Take a closer look at the location, too. A further location might mean more costs in transport.

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How to book?

The most popular booking platforms are Booking.com and Hostelworld.com. On both platforms, your credit card is 100% protected and the booking 100% confirmed.

We included some handy links to each of the recommended hostel. Just click on the hostel name. The link will lead you to check prices and availability.

Read: step-by-step guide on how to book with Hostelworld

We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible! All of Ao Nang best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish and good hostels, secure your room/ bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.

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FAQs
Here we share with you the most asked question:

What are the best hostels in Ao Nang?

The best hostels in Ao Nang are:

What is the best hostel in Ao Nang for solo travelers?

The best hostel for solo travelers in Ao Nang is:
Pop-In Hostel Aonang

What are the best sites for finding hostels?

Of course, the best hostel websites are Hostelgeeks! Or, at least, we like to think so. We are not an Ao Nang hotel blog, but a legit website promoting hostels worldwide!

How much are hostels in Ao Nang?

Hostels in Ao Nang cost $11 - $19 per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room has an average price of around $74 per night. This is a rough average, just to give you an idea.

What is the best party hostel in Ao Nang?

The best party hostel in Ao Nang is:
Slumber Pool Party Ao Nang Krabi

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Flights to Ao Nang ?

Krabi (KBV) Airport is the closest airport to Ao Nang.

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Alright, this is your answer to where to stay in Ao Nang

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