A complete guide and overview of the best hostels in Koh Lanta, Thailand for solo travellers and backpackersWell hello there! Are you eager to discover the absolute best hostels in Koh Lanta? Come with us – we’ve done the hard work and narrowed it down to three.

Oh ok, not only 3 top hostels, but also party hostels and a few more worth mentioning.

What is Koh Lanta like? Koh Lanta is a set of islands in Thailand’s Krabi Province. Mangroves, coral-fringed beaches and rainforests await the adventurous traveller!

Your shortcut:

  1. Blanco Hostel – top pick for solo travellers
  2. Hub of Joys Hostel – perfect for backpackers
  3. Bubu Lanta Hostel – ideal for older travellers

Get ready for super sociable vibes, hammocks and easy beach access. Oh, and wonderful private pod-beds!

Backpacking Koh Lanta? Keep scrolling for a great hostel recommendation.

This guide is perfect for YOU, when …

  • tired of bad and crappy hostels
  • want to avoid the “young party kids”
  • happy to spend 1-2€ for a better experience

There are more Thai islands nearby worth checking out if you have time:

Over on the mainland you can also discover the best hostels in Krabi, including 5 star hostel Mini Boxtel in AoNang.

Psst! These are just some of the 50+ best hostels in Thailand.

What we cover in this article?

You can find all 5 Star Hostels here with Hostelgeeks and all guides to “Best Hostels In” here.

Quick Introduction to Koh Lanta

Average price for a bed: Hostels in Koh Lanta cost 5€ – 10€ per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room starts from 19€ up to 65€ per night. This is a rough average just to give you an idea.

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

Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11am). 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.

New to Hostels? Read our full hostel starter guide here. We especially recommend to read:

The 3 Best Hostels in Koh Lanta

Let’s jump right into the boutique hostels in Koh Lanta.

  1. Blanco Hostel
  2. Hub of Joys Hostel
  3. Bubu Lanta Hostel

We put all three accommodation on the map, you will find the map at the end of the article.

1. Blanco Hostel

For the social butterflies on the move looking to mingle, you’re going to fall in love with Blanco Hostel. It’s easily the best stay hostel Koh Lanta has to offer!

They call it a resort-style-hostel with a huge focus on creating a fun, lively atmosphere to ensure you have a memorable time.

I mean, just look at the kinds of things on offer:

  • Massive garden w/ hammocks
  • Lively bar & restaurant
  • Fire-pit
  • Daily events (snorkelling, boat trips etc)
  • BBQ night three times a week

What we love is that this is the kind of hostel you can go to if you’re looking to party OR relax.

There is a Bar Crawl that starts at Blanco three times a week, but as the onsite bar closes at 11pm, there’s a good nights rest in store, too (if you want it).

You’ll love the dorm room bungalows which come with air conditioning, built-in lockers and ensuite shower and toilet – wow! There’s even a towel thrown in for free.

Choose between 6 or 8-bed mixed dorms, or a basic triple room.

Got work to catch up on? Take advantage of the free, reliable fibre optic WiFi available throughout the property.

To top it off, stay here and you’ll be just 2-minutes from Long Beach. Nice.

This is one of the best hostels in Koh Lanta for

  • Solo travellers
  • Digital nomads
Book Blanco Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

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2. Hub of Joys Hostel

Looking for backpacker accommodation Koh lanta?

Hub of Joys is a modern hostel that has everything a backpacker could want for a comfortable stay.

It still has a social vibe, but it’s left more up to travellers to initiate things. However, there are still some activities on offer to bring people together.

You could rent a bike, join a happy hour or sign up for some hiking.

Or perhaps you’re happy to just relax in the common area after your delicious free breakfast. There is free tea & coffee available all day, after all!

The choice of rooms is set to impress. Choose between:

  • Double private (ensuite)
  • 4 and 6-bed male dorms
  • 6-bed female dorms
  • 6 and 8-bed mixed dorms

Every bunk is privacy-led, with that all important privacy curtain, personal light, shelf and charging sockets. These are easily the best beds in Koh Lanta!

The small bar and seating area is very popular and a really easy place to meet new people.

Thanks to the little details such as air-conditioning, laundry facilities and lockers, Hub of Joys helps you to start relaxing from the get go.

This is one of the best hostels in Koh Lanta for

  • Backpackers
  • Female solo travellers
Book Hub of Joys Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

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3. Bubu Lanta Hostel

With outdoor spaces dominating this accommodation, Bubu Lanta Hostel is a beautiful property ideal for relaxing.

The big garden is decorated with lush greenery, wooden tables and a delightful outdoor bar. It’s easily where you’ll spend most of your time to enjoy the view!

It’s run by a lovely couple that enjoy spending time with their guests. They’re at hand 24/7 and nothing is too much trouble.

It’s a small place with only an 8-bed dorm on offer – sorry no private rooms here!

If you’re looking for more of a lively time alongside your quiet stay here, the backpacker bar area is very close and the beach is just a 5 minute walk.

Some other perks:

  • Great coffee
  • Cheap motorbike rental
  • Reliable free Wifi
  • Rooms are cleaned daily
  • Free parking

“For parties and BBQs just ask us. We can do it” – what a great attitude, hey?

Note: Only guests aged 18+ are accepted here.

The closest beach is Long Beach, merely 400m from the front door.

This is one of the best hostels in Koh Lanta for

  • Older travellers
Book Bubu Lanta Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

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What about cheapest hostels in Koh Lanta?

Of course, there are always cheap hostels. Forget Koh Lanta hotels! The hostels in this guide are good examples of what budget accommodation Koh Lanta has to offer.

We think, it’s not worth it to go with the cheapest hostel out there.

Why?

The difference is usually 1-2€ ($1-2) per night, and a lot of amenities are not included. This can be breakfast or linen.

However, if you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you wanna save every penny, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Koh Lanta.

  1. Open Hostelworld with full list of budget places to stay in Koh Lanta
  2. Order the listing by price

Simple as that.

Read: 15 hacks for booking hostels

Make sure you use then the other filters and rank per price.

Also keep a close eye on the ratings, especially the “extreme ratings”. Meaning, the best and worst. These ratings can give great insight on what to expect.

If you’re keen for an intimate hotel idea, you could check out Nice Easy House Koh Lanta.

Best Hostels in Koh Lanta for Solo Travellers?

What is seriously the best hostel in Koh Lanta for solo-travellers?

Well, we stick by our #1 hostel in this guide and say that Blanco Hostel is a superb choice for solo travellers.

It’s seriously social, offers wonderful shared spaces for relaxing, and organises fun daily events to make meeting people even easier.

What makes it really stand out is the balance of relaxed and vibrant vibes. So whether you’re a chatter box or a lone wolf, Blanco will have you feeling right at home.

Book Blanco Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Blanco Hostel is one of the best hostels in Koh Lanta, Thailand

Blanco Hostel

Party Hostels in Koh Lanta

Looking to have a party time in Koh Lanta? Many people head to the island to do just that.

So you need a good party hostel recommendation and we reckon Non La Mer Hostel Koh Lanta is the place to be.

The sociable hostel bar, named The Twisted Tit Bar, comes alive at night and is surely an easy place to meet new friends. Cheap drinks are calling your name!

Every Monday, Weds and Fri there is complimentary morning yoga to help shift your hangover.

Not only that but the onsite restaurant rustles up some seriously delicious and healthy foods, smoothies and iced coffee.

Long Beach is less than a 5-minute walk.

Book Non La Mer Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Non La Mer Hostel is one of the best hostels in Koh Lanta, Thailand

More Hostels Worth a Mention

Ok so we can’t stop just yet when there are more cool hostels worth your consideration.

Here are four more options in case our top 3 don’t quite cut it:

  1. Aha Lanta Cozy Hostel
  2. SabaiDee Lanta Hostel
  3. Baan Mook Anda Hostel (couples)
  4. Hey Beach Hostel

Aha Lanta Cozy Hostel

Formerly known as At Lanta Hostel, the wonderfully modern Aha Lanta Cozy Hostel offers 40 cabin beds over 5 room types (all dorms).

And just look at the beds! They’re pure luxury with everything you need for a private and peaceful sleep. This includes a safety deposit box and 2 USB outlets.

Stay here if: You enjoy privacy, a central location close to the beaches and a free breakfast. It’s also a good option for older travellers.

This is the closest hostel to the wonderful Mu Ko Lanta National Park.

Book Aha Lanta Cozy Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Aha Lanta Cozy Hostel is one of the best hostels in Koh Lanta, Thailand

SabaiDee Lanta Bliss Hostel

Built entirely from converted shipping containers, SabaiDee Lanta Bliss Hostel merges cosy, budget and unique all into one.

This hostel is all about the chill atmosphere with the hostess being the highlight.

The garden area equipped with hammocks and a BBQ is an ideal place to hangout with yourself or others.

A free breakfast is thrown in and the beaches are just a 5-minute walk.

Book SabaiDee Lanta Hostel here

Check availability and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Sabaidee Lanta Hostel is one of the best hostels in Koh Lanta, Thailand

Baan Mook Anda Hostel

Travelling couples looking for a decent budget private room should head to Baan Mook Anda Hostel.

It’s quiet at night and includes little additions that will make you smile:

  • Soap, shampoo & tissues
  • Breakfast
  • Constant supply of tea, coffee & water
  • Air conditioning

The nearest beach is just 300 metres away, and Saladan Pier is only 50 metres.

Book Baan Mook Anda Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Hostelworld

Baan Mook Anda Hostel is one of the best hostels in Koh Lanta, Thailand

Hey Beach Hostel

Ok so if 300 metres is too far to walk to the beach, how about being right beside it instead? Hey Beach Hostel is situated on Klong Dao Beach – the most beautiful beach in Koh Lanta.

The buildings blend in beautifully with the natural surroundings and the staff are super welcoming.

You can rent a motorbike from reception, and there’s a kitchen and lounging area to relax in during the day.

Book Hey Beach Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Hey Beach Hostel is one of the best hostels in Koh Lanta, Thailand

How to book?

We recommend using Booking.com or Hostelworld for your reservations.

Hostelworld is the most popular website when it comes to hostel bookings.

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

On both platforms your credit card is 100% protected and the booking 100% confirmed.

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

Here is the overview:

  1. Blanco Hostel Koh Lanta: Booking.com | Hostelworld
  2. Hub of Joys Hostel: Booking.com | Hostelworld
  3. Bubu Lanta Hostel: Booking.com | Hostelworld

We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible!

All of Koh Lanta best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish hostels, secure your room or bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.

Any Discounts?

Currently, we have no special hostel discounts in Koh Lanta. I know, it’s a pity. You can subscribe to our newsletter to receive our newest hostel discounts always to your inbox.

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All 3 Hostels put on a map + sights

Let us have a look on the map. Below we list all three best Koh Lanta hostels on a map.

Personally, we love to plan our trips with a map having all sights and potential hostels on it. We thought this map will help you with planning your trip too.

What about cool things to do in Koh Lanta?

We also included the main tourist attractions you’ve to know in this list:

  • Mu Ko Lanta National Park
  • Koh Lanta Old Town
  • Long Beach (aka Pra-Ae Beach)
  • Lanta Animal Welfare
  • Phra Ae Beach
  • Lanta Market

Important: A lot of you are keen to visit Koh Lanta Chill Out House. We’re sorry to tell you this has permanently closed.

If you fancy some affordable drinks with an awesome view, check out The Cave Restaurant Koh Lanta overlooking Nui Beach.

Flights to Koh Lanta?

We enjoy Omio.com and Kiwi.com to find cheap flights all over Koh Lanta.

This new website has super cool features like a so-called radius search. Just draw a circle over Asia and find the cheapest rates for the area.

Here is our review of Kiwi.

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FAQ

What is the best hostel to stay in Koh Lanta?

Without doubt the best hostel we found in Koh Lanta is Blanco Hostel – it’s our #1 recommendation in this guide. Scroll up to find out why!

What are some unique things to do in Koh Lanta Thailand?

Have a look at our map section with a list of the best things to do in Koh Lanta. As it’s a small island it’s super easy to get around – motorbike hire is very popular and affordable here.

What is the best beach in Ko Lanta Thailand?

Long Beach is the most famous and visited beach on the island. It’s also known as Pra-Ae Beach. This is also the closest beach to most of the hostels worth visiting.

More guides

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Over to you

So there you have it. Koh Lanta hostels are pretty cool, right?

Was this useful? Do you have any questions, doubts?

Then please please leave us a comment. This list of awesome Koh Lanta hostels should be as informative and useful as possible.

Your question will help me to understand what I have missed to mention.

Therefore, drop us a comment, we are keen to help you!

Last note: Our commitment

This is a genuine article to help you travel a bit smarter and find the best place on a budget! We ONLY recommend places we know you will enjoy, no matter what.

At Hostelgeeks we will never recommend you any place we haven’t evaluated or are not convinced by. Our promise is to only share with you places we also recommend to our best friends and family!

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