Best Hostels in Koh Phangan, ThailandI heard you have been chasing the best hostels in Koh Phangan? Worry no more because we got you!

We know that finding the coolest hostels in Koh Phangan and knowing exactly where to stay in Koh Phangan is tricky. There are just too many to choose from.

Remember, there is a lot of party hostels in Koh Phangan too.

No worries, we have gathered the 3 top Koh Phangan hostels to help you have an amazing adventure on the island.

Get your swimsuits and sunblocks ready. The white sand beaches and the exciting party experience await you in one of the most stunning islands of Thailand.

Your shortcut:

  1. Na-Tub Hostel – Best Hostel for Couples and Female – Solo Travelers
  2. Il Mare Koh Phangan – Best Hostels for Small Groups and Solo Travelers
  3. Roadtrip Phangan – Best Hostel in Koh Phangan for Backpackers

Not only did we list the best but also the coolest hostels that will surely give you an unforgettable party remembrance of your travel life.

Moreover, we have hostels with amazing views of the beach to truly make you appreciate and love this island in South East Asia more.

What we cover in this article?

You can find both all 5 Star Hostels here with Hostelgeeks and all guides to “Best Hostels In” here. Check out the best hostels in Koh Tao too which is another beautiful area in Thailand.

Quick Introduction to Koh Phangan

The Average price for a bed: Hostels in Koh Phangan cost 19€ – 23€ per night for a bed in a dorm. On the other hand, a private room starts from 37€ up to 80€ per night. However, this is a rough average just to give you an idea.

Prices always depend on season and holidays. Otherwise, please always check the exact rates on Hostelworld.com or Booking.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. Thus 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. Of course, we especially recommend to read:

The 3 Best Hostels in Koh Phangan

Moreover, let’s jump right into the best hostels in Koh Phangan.

  1. Na-Tub Hostel – Best Hostel for Couples and Female – Solo Travelers
  2. Il Mare Koh Phangan – Best Hostels for Small Groups and Solo Travelers
  3. Roadtrip Phangan – Best Hostel for Backpackers

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

1. Na-Tub Hostel (for Female-Solo-Traveler)

You can find the Na-Tub Hostel in NaTub village. One of six villages that make up the city of Koh Phangan.

Thus the name of the hostel “Tub” means “home” in southern Thailand and the hostel aspires to create an atmosphere of home for its guests.

In other words, Na-Tub Hostel is your home away from home.

The Tub Hostel has single rooms with a king-sized bed and a view over the pool and a private bathroom.

While shared rooms have four and six beds, with reading lights, personal outlets, curtains, and a view of the hostel’s garden. Although, shared rooms are mixed and women-only.

Amenities you can expect at Na-Tub Hostel:

  • FREE WiFi
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Laundry

Also, Na-Tub Hostel has a courtyard pool and garden where guests can take a swim and relax when you’re not exploring Koh Phangan. Or when you’re not at one of the city’s many parties.

Furthermore, the hostel hosts a full moon party for guests every month where you can enjoy entertainment and get to know each other.

Location: Surely Na-Tub Hostel places you right in the middle of everywhere. In fact, public transportation like taxi and buses are just around the hostel.

Popular destinations near the hostel, in particular, are Half Moon Festival, Loi Lay Floating Party, Baan Tai, and Baan Tai Beach.

This is one of the best hostels in Koh Phangan for

  • Couples
  • Female – Solo Travelers
Book Na-Tub Hostel here

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

Enjoy the outdoor pool with your friends at Na-Tub Hostel Meet new friends during drinking nights at Na-Tub Hostel Rooms have a great view of the outdoor in Na-Tub Hostel

2. Il Mare Koh Phangan (Solo-Traveler)

Making it to our number two is Il Mare Koh Phangan Hostel. It is located in the Ban Tai area of the island.

Specifically, only a five-minute drive from Half Moon and Black Moon parties, and a 10-minute drive from Thongsala Pier.

First of all, private rooms sleep 1-4 people in a combination of double beds and bunk beds with a private bathroom.

While shared rooms sleep up to eight people in bunk beds with personal outlets and one-person bathrooms. On the other hand, shared rooms are mixed and female-only.

Amenities you can expect at Il Mare Hostel:

  • FREE WiFi
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Bar
  • Car Hire
  • Beachfront

There is a coffeehouse on-site as well as a bar and restaurant where you can grab something to eat or drink. Maybe a delicious clubhouse for a snack or your favorite cocktail to warm the night.

Above all, the hostel arranges excursion activities for guests such as cooking classes, walking and bike tours, diving, and fishing, to help you take advantage of the island.

Therefore, giving you the optimum experience in Koh Phangan.

On the other hand, there is an outdoor swimming pool equipped with sun loungers and beach chairs where you can relax and enjoy the perfect sea view.

Location: Il Mare Hostel is walking distance from Baan Tai Beach and a short drive from Khao Ra Mountain, two of the major tourist sites in Koh Phangan.

Moreover, you don’t have to worry about the party. The hostel is only a 5-minute drive to the nearest parties like Half Moon and Black Moon Party.

A great Hostel choice for:

  • Small Groups
  • Solo Travelers
Book Il Mare Koh Phangan here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com

Il Mare Koh Phangan has a great sea view from the pool that you will surely love Shared rooms are spacious and clean at Il Mare Koh Phangan Hostel You can also take advantage of the pool at night at Il Mare Koh Phangan Hostel

3. Roadtrip Phangan (Backpacker hostel!)

Last but not least comes the coolest backpacker hostel in Koh Phangan.

The Roadtrip Phagan Hostel is perfectly situated at Haad Rin Beach, the site of Koh Phangan’s popular Full Moon party.

On the contrary, despite the proximity to the party, the hostel is a quiet place to rest at the end of the day. So you don’t have to worry about getting a good night’s sleep during your stay.

Even more, private rooms sleep up to four people, with options for double and single beds. While shared rooms sleep 4, 12, and 18 people.

Not only do all rooms at Roadtrip Phangan have shared bathrooms and air conditioning but also beds come equipped with linens and towels.

Things to enjoy at Roadtrip Phangan:

  • FREE WiFi
  • Water Sport Facilities
  • Wellness Facility
  • Bar
  • Shops

Also, there is a lounge with a bar at the hostel where guests can hang out as well as make new acquaintances from travelers around the world.  Likewise, grab a beer or two and ask guests for a friendly board game.

Above all, the hostel staffs are very helpful to find the best tours of the island that very well suits you as well as get tickets to parties and other locations in Thailand.

Book Roadtrip Phangan Hostel here

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

Roadtrip Phangan Hostel gives you easy access to the party experience in the island Rooms are uniquely painted at Roadtrip Phangan Hostel

What about the location? Surrounding Roadtrip Phangan Hostel are popular restaurants, clothing stores, and beaches you can reach on foot.

In particular, Haad Rin Pier is just a 5-minute walk from the hostel while you can reach Thongsala Pier within 25 minutes drive through the mountains.

This is one of the best hostels in Koh Phangan for

  • Backpackers
Book Roadtrip Phangan Hostel here

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

Grab your favorite snack or a cold ice beer at the Roadtrip Phangan Hostel Bar Roadtrip Phangan Hostel rooms are each painted uniquely Grab a beer and pump up the night in Roadtrip Phangan Hostel Bar

Comparing all 3 Top Hostels in Koh Phangan

Here is an overview of our handpicked top best hostels in Koh Phangan. In this chart, we compare the main facilities and things to expect.

In fact, it will help you to take a decision.

Na-Tub HostelIl Mare Koh PhanganRoadtrip Phangan
Recommended for…
  • Couples
  • Female – Solo Travelers
  • Small groups
  • Solo Travelers
  • Backpackers
KitchenYesNoNo
WiFiFree (Good)Free (Slow)Free (Very Fast)
BreakfastContinental Breakfast (included)Continental Breakfast (extra)Simple Breakfast (extra)
LocationHalf Moon Festival, Loi Lay Floating Party are just within walking distanceA 5-minute drive to Half Moon and Black Moon PartyAn only 1-minute walk from Haad Rin Beach
SpecialCourtyard Pool and GardenBeachfront with an amazing deck
Each room is uniquely painted with amazing designs
ActivitiesYesYesYes
Lockers – and safe?YesYesYes
Facilities for disabled guestsNoNoNo
How to book?HostelworldBooking.comHostelworld

This information can vary by season and availability. Again, please take this into account.

What about the cheapest hostels in Koh Phangan?

Of course, there are always cheap hostels.

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

Why?

Although it seems like 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 Phangan.

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

Simple as that.

Read: 15 hacks for booking hostels

Even more, make sure you use the other filters and rank per price.

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

Best Hostels in Koh Phangan for Solo Travellers?

What is seriously the best hostels in Koh Phangan for solo-travellers?

There is two to choose from!

1. Il Mare Koh Phangan

Perfect for Solo Travelers, Il Mare Koh Pangan Hostel is one of the best hostels in Koh Phangan that feature rooms with a perfect sea view of the Bantai beach that you will surely appreciate.

Just imagine yourself waking up, walking to your room window, setting the curtains aside and the blue waters of the sea greets you a good morning! Just fantastic!

Moreover, the hostel also possess a pool bar that offers very affordable drinks you can grab when taking a dip into the pool.

Location wise, Il Mare Koh Phangan can be reached within a five-minute drive from the Half Moon and Black Moon Party.

Thus, you are just within reach from the great party experience but still having the peace you need in a good night’s sleep.

Book Il Mare Koh Phangan here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com

Lay back and get your tan lines at Il Mare Koh Phangan Hostel Have your favorite cocktail at the pool in Il Mare Koh Phangan Hostel

2. Na-Tub Hostel

Aside from being one of the best hostels in Koh Phangan for couples, Na-Tub Hostel is also the coolest hostel in the island for Female-Solo Travelers.

Each room are equipped with personal lockers, night lamps and wardrobes. A laundry service is also available at the hostel so you can manage to pack light.

Also, the hostel features an outdoor pool in the garden that will surely make you more chill and relax. Giving the nature vibe of the island.

Moreover, if you’re in the mood to prepare your own meal, there is a shared kitchen available in Na-Tub Hostel.

Above all, you should definitely visit Baan Tai Beach’s golden sand and catch the stunning sunset. Try different water sports and have a taste of the island’s best cuisines.

It will take you only a few minutes to reach the beach by foot.

Book Na-Tub Hostel here

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

Get a room that has a perfect window view of the outdoor in Na-Tub Hostel Na-Tub Hostel offers a wide and green outdoor and garden

Party Hostels in Koh Phangan

After giving you the best hostels in Kho Phangan, we know you might also want to know the best party hostel in the city.

Of course, as travelers too, we always want to know where to start a great party or where to get the best party experience in the place.

Without further ado, here is the best party hostel in Koh Phangan.

Phanganist Hostel

If you want to experience life in a never-ending party, especially with D.J.’s from around the world cranking up the music for hundreds of people, go to the Phanganist Hostel.

First of all, shared rooms are mixed and female-only and sleep 10 people in bunk beds with a shared bathroom.

While all beds have personal power outlets, reading lights, and curtains for privacy, and come equipped with linens and towels.

Perks at Phanganist Hostel:

  • FREE WiFi
  • Sun Terrace
  • Barber/Beauty Shop
  • Nightclub
  • Bar

Although there is no kitchen for guests to use, there is a bar and café on site where guests can have a drink at the end of the day and a bite to eat in the morning.

Book Phanganist Hostel here

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

Hammocks are available at the shared lounge at Phanganist Hostel Rooms are equipped with personal lights and sockets at Phanganist Hostel Get your swimsuits and sunblock ready and stay at Phanganist Hostel

Furthermore, the hostel has a swimming pool with a hot tub to perfectly complete your stay. Also, the hostel has a sun deck with sun beds where you can hang out with friends and other guests.

You can also take advantage of their poolside bar and take shots during a swim.

Good to know: Phanganist Hostel was formed out of a partnership with the popular Drop In Bar Haad Rin, and guests have the benefit of getting one free drink at the bar every night.

Finally, on top of the D.J. parties and partnership with Haad Rin bar, the hostel hosts a BBQ every Full Moon. As well as the night before and after the full moon to help guests truly enjoy the experience.

Location: Phanganist Hostel is just walking distance from Haad Rin beach, home of the famous Full Moon party, and the West Coast of the Island where guests can take advantage of the cultural offerings of the island.

Book Phanganist Hostel here

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

Get the party started at Phanganist Hostel Bar Phanganist Hostel offers an outdoor pool you can enjoy also at night Have new acquaintances during your stay at Phanganist Hostel Get ready to join the Moon Parties at Phanganist Hostel

Dancing Elephant Beach Club Hostel

The Dancing Elephant Beach Club is the perfect beach backpackers hostel where you can enjoy the sun, sand, and booze! It’s a party hostel with its own beauty and sweet spots.

It’s a great place for your slumber party or spending the full moon parties that’s just beyond this world. If you do want to enjoy the full moon party, we suggest that you arrive four nights before the Full Moon Party. This is a week-long festival so there are so many things happening leading to the event.

Dancing Elephant is also considered as one of the best hostel for Half Moon Party and the Black Moon Festival. The location is perfect, and the vibe of the hostel is just as amazing as the party itself.

Don’t miss the fun and book one o their private bungalows or being your friends with you and stay in their dorm rooms.

Book Dancing Elephant Beach Club Hostel here

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

Bar in the Dancing Elephant Beach Hostel Dancing Elephant Beach hostel Dorm Rooms

Echo Beach Backpackers Hostel

Echo Beach Backpacker is another one of the backpacker hostels in Kho Phangan that you will surely enjoy as much as we did!

It’s also near the fun parties including the Full Moon Party, Half Moon Party, and the Jungle Experience. The staff here are so nice. They are helpful and they also know how to have fun!

You’ll be more than ready for the moon parties when you stay here because their staff are going to teach their tricks.

While waiting for the beach parties to begin, you can hang out and chill by their hostel bar. Drinking some booze and chatting with new friends.

Book Echo Beach Hostel here

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

Hostel for backpackers, Echo Beach Hostel Canopies in Echo Beach hostel

Other cool hostels worth a mention

We still have more so don’t finalize your choices just yet. e can’t help it, there’s just too many great hostels to choose form and we want you to choose from the best.

  • Mad Monkey Hostel
  • Lazy House Shenanigans
  • Goodtime Beach Backpackers Hostel

Mad Monkey Hostel

The Mad Monkey Hostel is chain of hostel with branches from around the globe. Furthermore, Mad Monkey Koh Phangan Hostel has an awesome vibe and with great social scene.

We especially love the events that you can join in the hostel. There’s no boring night if you choose to stay here.

  • Monday – Beer Pong tournament
  • Tuesday – Karaoke Night
  • Thursday – Pub Quiz
  • Friday – Music Quiz

It’s a fun way to meet new people and and have friendly competition with your new found friends. They also have per-activities planned for you every Full Moon Party, Half Moon Festival, and Jungle Experience.

By the day, you can explore the island and by time, you can party til you drop.

Just remember though, Mad Monkey don’t take card so prepare your cash ahead of time.

Book Mad Monkey Hostel Kho Phangan here

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

Chill in Mad Monkey Hostel Private room in Mad Monkey hostel

Lazy House Shenanigans

Backpacking Koh Phangan will be extra cool if you stay in Lazy House Shenanigans. This is the perfect stop to begin your island hopping adventure.

You can party here and the great thing is that the dorm rooms are situated far from the bar so you can have a good sleep even when there’s people still chilling in the bar.

The staff are awesome too and they go their way making sure that you are enjoying your stay. The food here is pretty good too! You can even have your BBQ be served in their awesome garden.

Book Lazy House Shenanigans here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Hostelworld

Swim in Lazy House Shenanigans Dorm Rooms in Lazy House Shenanians

Goodtime Beach Backpackers Hostel

Goodtime Beach Backpackers is the ultimate backpacker Kho Phangan hostel. It’s pretty reasonable why they’re a bit pricier compared to most hostel because their amenities are just better than most.

There are so many things you can do here:

  • Run and play in their 100m beach front
  • 24 hours swimming pool and very massive and clean at that
  • Chill at their bar by the beach
  • Sports area including beach volleyball, pool table, ping pong table and other sports equipment
  • hangout under their shaded canopies
  • watch movies outdoor (this is the coolest experience you can have in this beach if you’re into the outdoor movie)

they also have events that you sign up the moment you arrived in the hostel, this includes Ang Thong Marin Park tour, Beer Pong Tournament, Island Tour, and Wipe Out Wednesdays.

Just a cue: the staff here are overly cool that they’d get you drunk your first night so beware.

Book Goodtime Beach Backpackers here

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

WAtch an outdoor movie in Goodtime Beach Hostel Restaurant in Goodtaime Beach Hostel

How to book?

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

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

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

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

Also, we included 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. Na-Tub Hostel: Booking.com | Hostelworld
  2. Il Mare Koh Phangan: Booking.com
  3. Roadtrip Phangan: Booking.com | Hostelworld
  4. Phanganist Hostel: Booking.com | Hostelworld
  5. Dancing Elephant Beach Club: Booking.com | Hostelworld
  6. Echo Beach Backpackers Hostel: Booking.com|Hostelworld
  7. Mad Monkey Hostel: Booking.com | Hostelworld
  8. Lazy House Shenanigans: Hostelworld
  9. Goodtime Beach Backpackers Hostel: Booking.com | Hostelworld

Certainly, we recommend booking your hostel as early as possible!

All of Koh Phangan’s best hostels are popular, especially in high season. And 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 Phangan. I know, it’s a pity. You can subscribe to our newsletter to receive our newest hostel discounts always to your inbox.

You can find all our hostel discounts worldwide here.

All 3 Hostels put on a map + sights

Let us have a look at the map. Below we listed all three best hostels in Koh Phangan 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.

Therefore, we also included the main tourist attractions you’ve to know on this list:

  • Slip N Fly Party
  • The Challenge Phangan
  • Secret Beach
  • Phaeng Waterfall
  • Wat Phu Khao Noi
  • Than Sadet – Koh Pha-Ngan National Park
  • Haad Yuan Beach
  • Nris Magic Show Koh Phangan โรงละครพะงัน

FAQ

You’re almost done and ready for your trip but first check out these frequently asked questions that we have for you.

What are the best hostels in Koh Phangan for full moon party?

We need not look further, we already have the best hostels that you can stay in for your full moon party right over here. You can try checking out:

Are there still good parties on Koh Phangan Thailand?

Quick answer: YES! The Half Moon Party, Full Moon Party, and Jungle Experience are some of the best parties in Thailand.

What is the best beach in Koh Phangan?

Koh Phangan has awesome beaches. If you have the time, you can check all these seven beaches that we think are must-visit places.

  • Haad Chao Phao
  • Leela Beach
  • Haad Salad
  • Chalok Lum Beach
  • Haad Rin
  • Baan Tai Beach
  • Mae Haad Beach

Flights to Koh Phangan?

We enjoy Kiwi.com to find cheap flights all over Thailand including Koh Phangan.

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

Here is our review of Kiwi.

You can also go by boat to the island. Here is a useful guide on how to get to Koh Phangan.

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More guides

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Over to you

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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.

Another, it is our commitment that we will never recommend any place we haven’t evaluated or are not convinced by. We only share with you places we also recommend to our best friends and family!

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