3 Best Hostels in Koh Phangan, Thailand

3 Best Hostels in Koh Phangan – (Crazy) Party Hostels and a Backpackers Oasis

I 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 for Female-Solo-Traveler
  2. Sarana Bungalows - best for Couple and Groups
  3. Jungle Vibes - best for budget travellers

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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.

This guide is perfect for YOU, when you…

  • are tired of bad and crappy hostels
  • are traveling solo and want to actually meet people
  • are happy to spend 1-2€ for a much better experience

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.

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The 3 Best Hostels in Koh Phangan are …

Let’s jump right into the coolest hostels in Koh Phangan.

  1. Na-Tub Hostel – best for Female-Solo-Traveler
  2. Sarana Bungalows – best for Couple and Groups
  3. Jungle Vibes – best for budget travellers

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: Sarana Bungalows
🙎‍♀️ best for Female Solo Traveler: Na-Tub Hostel
🥳 Party Hostel:The Wanderlust Hostel
👩‍❤️‍👨Couple Hostel: Na-Tub Hostel
👨‍👩‍👦 Family Hostel: Sarana Bungalows
🎒 For Backpackers: Jungle Vibes
🧘 Cozy Hostel: Na-Tub Hostel

1. Na-Tub Hostel

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
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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. Sarana Bungalows

Coming in a close second is the STUNNING Sarana Bungalows.

We love it when a hostel manages to say it all through photographs. Honestly, just take a look and we’re guaranteed you’ll be pressing the “book now” button in no time.

How do beachfront and garden facing bungalows sound?

Not only that but these guys offer a budget bungalow and dorm accommodation if you don’t necessarily have the funds to splash out but want to make the most of their location and amenities.

Awesome: All of the rooms come with private bathrooms and air conditioning!

Here are just some of the reasons to choose Sarana:

  1. Get a massage on the beach
  2. Soak in the swimming pool with a cocktail
  3. Enjoy yummy Thai/Western food at the onsite restaurant
  4. Chill in a hammock & update your Instagram

From here it’s also possible to visit nearby waterfalls and go trekking in the jungle.

Absolute heaven, right? Right!

Location: Just 10-minutes from the famous Full Moon Party and 5-minutes from the Half Moon parties! You’ll be sleeping right on the beach – it can’t get better than that.

A great hostel choice for:

  • Couples
  • Female solo travellers
  • Small groups & families
Book Sarana Bungalows here

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Sarana Bungalows is one of the best hostels in Koh Phangan, Thailand
Sarana Bungalows

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3. Jungle Vibes

Feel the positive vibes and chill atmosphere in the jungle. Jungle Vibes has two dorms for 6 people and two for 10 people. 

It is one of the cheapest hostels in Koh Phangan – perfect for backpackers out there. 

The popular Fullmoon party is 15 minutes away via taxi, while the Halfmoon festival and the Jungle experience party are also reachable in 10 minutes.

Motorbikes are available for hire at Jungle Vibes, and customers are assured of no scams.

They want you to have a fantastic time in Koh Phangan, so their staff are very accommodating.  

Location: The Jungle Vibes hostel is a 10-minute walk from Thongsala Pier.

The phantip nightly market, Amsterdam bar, Toprock bar, the stunning Ao Nai Wok Beach, cafes+bars, restaurants, and three Thai boxing schools are all within a 2- to 10-minute stroll of the hostel.

This is one of the best hostels in Koh Phangan for

  • budget travellers 
  • backpackers 
Book Jungle Vibes here

Check prices at:
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Jungle Vibes

Relax at Jungle Vibes

Meet new friends at Jungle Vibes Hostel

Best Hostels in Koh Phangan for Solo Travellers?

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

We’d go with Na-Tub Hostel every time.

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.

The Wanderlust 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 The Wanderlust Hostel.

Note: The Wanderlust Hostel is formerly known as Phanganst Hostel. It is the exact same hostels, no worries!

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 Wanderlust 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 Wanderlust 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.

Location: Wanderlust 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 Wanderlust 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

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

More Hostels worth a mention

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

  • Eclipse Hostel and Bar
  • WET! a Pool Party Hostel by Wild & Wandering

Eclipse Hostel and Bar (Backpacker hostel!)

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

The Eclipse Hostel and Bar 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 Eclipse Hostel and Bar 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 Eclipse Hostel and Bar 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

Roadtrip Phangan Hostel rooms are each painted uniquely Grab a beer and pump up the night in Roadtrip Phangan Hostel Bar

WET! a Pool Party Hostel by Wild & Wandering

Backpacking Koh Phangan will be extra cool if you stay in WET! a Pool Party Hostel by Wild & Wandering. 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 WET! Pool Party Hostel here

Compare prices and read reviews at: Booking.com

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What about the cheapest hostels in Koh Phangan?

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 Koh Phangan.

  1. Open Hostelz.com with a full list of all hostels in Koh Phangan
  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 two most popular booking platforms are Booking.com and Hostelworld.com. They both list numerous hostels and cheap accommodation. We wrote a detailed guide on the best booking sites for hostels.

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All 3 Hostels put on a map + sights

Let us have a look at the map. Below, we list all three best Koh Phangan 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.

In Koh Phangan we absolutely enjoyed:

  • 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

FAQs

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:

- Goodtime Beach Backpackers hostel
- Echo Beach Backpackers

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

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We did the leg work for you and bring you more hostel guides to destinations.

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CLOSED: 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.

CLOSED: Mad Monkey Hostel

Update: The Mad Monkey in Koh Phangan has now closed.

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.

Important: You can purchase a so-called Golden Ticket by Mad Monkey. Stay 30, 60 or 90 days in their hostels at a super low rate and one-time payment.  Check more info about Golden Ticket here.

Chill in Mad Monkey Hostel Private room in Mad Monkey hostel

CLOSED: Goodtime Beach Backpackers Hostel

Update: Goodtime Beach Backpackers Hostel has now closed.

Goodtime Beach Backpackers is the ultimate backpacker Koh 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.

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

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