The complete guide to the Best Hostels in Koh Phi Phi, Thailand for solo travellersWe at Hostelgeeks love Thailand, there’s no denying it. To add to our vast selection of Thai guides, we want to share with you the 3 best hostels in Koh Phi Phi.

No doubt you’re ready for sun, sea and seriously cool accommodation.

Your shortcut:

  1. @The Pier 519 Hostel – great for female solo travellers
  2. Dormsin – top pick for backpackers
  3. Hangover Hostel – perfect for solo travellers

We’re here to answer that all important question of where to stay in Koh Phi Phi.

To save you time and make your planning easier.

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 so many beautiful places to see in this part of Asia, which is why we put together a guide to the 57 best hostels in Thailand.

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Quick Introduction to Koh Phi Phi

Average price for a bed: Hostels in Koh Phi Phi cost 5€ – 14€ per night for a bed in a dorm. A private room starts from 20€ up to 30€ 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.

Koh Phi Phi vs Phi Phi Islands: Don’t let the two names confuse you – they refer to the same place! Koh is simply the Thai word for ‘island’.

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

The 3 Best Hostels in Koh Phi Phi

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

  1. @The Pier 519 Hostel
  2. Dormsin
  3. Hangover Hostel

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

1. @The Pier 519 Hostel

Without doubt @The Pier 519 Hostel will leave you saying “what a pleasant stay” on your way out.

This cute little hostel houses just 3 different rooms plus a terrace area where you can relax and chill.

It’s actually very easy to meet people here because of the small space.

Start your stay with a friendly welcome from staff. It will be enough to keep the smiles flowing to everyone in your room!

All of the rooms are mixed dorms, ranging from 14-16 beds.

So although the social spaces are minimal, the rooms create a perfect opportunity to get chatting.

Having said that, it’s also possible to enjoy some privacy.

Each dorm bed includes:

  • Privacy curtain
  • Power outlets
  • Reading light
  • Under bed storage

No one will be upset if you decide to close the curtain on the world – that’s what it’s there for.

Note: this hostel only accepts payments in cash.

There’s also a handy tour desk at reception if you have any questions or need ideas.

This is truly one of the best hostels in Koh Phi Phi if you’re looking to enjoy a quiet stay close by to the nightlife.

Basically: party hard locally and return to @The Pier for a good night’s sleep.

Location: a quiet area 2 minutes from the pier and less than 10-minutes to great beaches and parties. There’ll be no need for public transport to get around.

This is one of the best hostels in Koh Phi Phi for

  • Female solo travellers
Book @The Pier 519 Hostel here

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

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2. Dormsin

Wander in to Dormsin and quickly become friends with the funny, experienced backpacker friends Frank and Jason.

They’re not randoms, but owners of this budget friendly and intimate hostel in Koh Phi Phi.

These guys turned a holiday in to an idea and birthed Dormsin for fellow backpackers to enjoy.

Be sure to test their knowledge and have a chat with these two. They love to divulge local secrets, so we hear.

Want to hear something else cool? Always.

This place has just one – yes one – room!

It is in fact home to 18 wonderful pod beds and even has a seating area to encourage socialising.

Quite important as it happens because it has been known for people to get a little too comfy inside their pod.

It’s no wonder when each pod has:

  • Linen & 24cm thick mattress
  • Reading light
  • Plug point
  • Hands-free bendable arm (for phones/ipads)
  • 4 hooks & shelf

And before panic sets in, we can confirm that each bed also has a privacy curtain.

Should you want to store your things safely, remember your padlock and make use of the HUGE lockers.

No great hostel would be complete with free Wi-Fi (check) and a quality book swap (also check).

If you plan to paint the town red, make use of the handy ‘Boudoir’ which was specially designed with getting ready in mind.

Location: close enough to all the major bars and cafes, yet far enough from the noise. Loh Moo Dee beach is under 2km away from Dorms.

This is one of the best hostels in Koh Phi Phi for

  • Backpackers
Book Dormsin here

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

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3. Hangover Hostel

Don’t let the name fool you – Hangover Hostel is less of a party hostel and more of a place to prepare for a great night out.

It’s brilliantly designed to get the good vibes flowing between you and fellow travellers.

Honestly? This is a very basic hostel.

Yet thanks to the lovely owner Mr Singh, you’ll feel right at home.

Word on the street is that he leaves a fresh bottle of water by your bed every night!

All of the rooms here are mixed dorms on the larger size. Choose between 10 and 12-beds.

Other property perks include:

  • Hot showers
  • 24-hour reception = no curfew
  • Free Wi-Fi & coffee
  • Air-conditioning
  • Lockers
  • Plug & light per bed

As long as you expect basic dorm rooms and facilities at a budget rate, you’ll like it at Hangover Hostel.

Before heading to town, make use of the seating area that hugs to street outside.

BYO beer is allowed here and there’s a fun chalk board to write an inspirational quote on.

Read: 109 Best Travel Quotes to Inspire

Location: Hangover Hostel is situated in Loh Dalum Bay district. The nearest beach is just 5-minutes by foot, and great bars are not far away either.

This is one of the best hostels in Koh Phi Phi for

  • Solo travellers
  • Party people
Book Hangover Hostel here

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

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What about cheapest hostels in Koh Phi Phi?

Of course, there are always cheap hostels.

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 Phi Phi.

  1. Open Hostelworld with full list of budget places to stay in Koh Phi Phi
  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.

Best Hostels in Koh Phi Phi for Solo Travellers?

Keen readers will have noticed that all 3 of the best hostels in Koh Phi Phi are perfect for solo travellers.

The main reason is that none of them offer private rooms.

Instead, there is a mix of privacy pods and open, classic bunk beds for the more sociable.

Our top choice? Easily @The Pier 519 Hostel.

Each pod has all of the little necessities for a comfortable stay.

The room sizes are great for meeting people, the privacy curtain great for that all important ‘you’ time.

This privacy factor is especially ideal for female solo travellers.

Book @The Pier 519 Hostel here

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

@The Pier 519 Hostel is one of the best hostels in Koh Phi Phi, Thailand

Party Hostels in Koh Phi Phi

Sure, there are some crazy party hostels in Koh Phi Phi that will have you up all night and constantly amongst the music.

Yet, as we promised earlier; this guide aims to avoid the “young party kids”.

That’s why we recommend Hangover Hostel as a good party hostel option.

As we mentioned earlier, this is more of a base to get the night started.

Meet friends in the big dorms, have a few drinks outside and then hit the nearby parties.

There are no crazy activities or drinking games, so the party pressure isn’t intense.

If you decide not to continue the party, enjoy a quiet night’s sleep as everyone else heads in to town.

Book Hangover Hostel here

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

Hangover Hostel is one of the best hostels in Koh Phi Phi, 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. @The Pier 519 Hostel: Booking.com | Hostelworld
  2. Dormsin: Booking.com | Hostelworld
  3. Hangover Hostel: Booking.com | Hostelworld

We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible!

All of Koh Phi Phi 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 Phi Phi. 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 on the map. Below we list all three best Koh Phi Phi 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.

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

  • Koh Phi Phi Lee
  • Maya Bay
  • Bamboo Island
  • Ton Sai Beach
  • View Point 1 Koh Phi Phi
  • Ao Tonsai Pier

Looking for fun things to do in Koh Phi Phi? We’ve got you covered:

Flights to Koh Phi Phi?

We enjoy Kiwi.com to find cheap flights all over Koh Phi Phi.

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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More guides

Alright, this is your answer to where to stay in Koh Phi Phi.

We did the leg work for you and bring you more hostel guides to other destinations in Thailand:

We also have a great selection of 5 Star Hostels in Thailand:

You can find all our new and updates articles for Best Hostels in here.

We also created a huge guide to hostels. Here we cover how to build lifetime friendships in hostels, the perfect packing list and more.

Over to you

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

Then please please leave us a comment. This list of awesome Koh Phi Phi 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. We only share with you places we also recommend to our best friends and family!

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