And we help you with that!
Indeed, you came to the right page. Not only do we give you the best hostels in Koh Tao but also accommodation with the cheapest deals and a great place for solo travelers (and to party).
Truly, we got you the coolest hostels that will definitely give you more highlights on your trip to Koh Tao.
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
Certainly, we have gathered the coolest hostels in Koh Tao that offers stunning views of the beach, great room accommodations and amenities. Of course, superb locations that put you near to the popular destinations and activities of the island.
What we cover in this article?
- 3 best hostels in detail
- Comparison chart of 3 best hostels
- cheapest hostels in Koh Tao
- best hostels in Koh Tao for solo travelers
- fun party hostels in Koh Tao
- discounts and promo codes
- How to book?
- all hostel and sights on a map
Make sure you also check our guide to best hostels in Thailand + map and itinerary.
Quick Introduction to Koh Tao
The average price for a bed: Hostels in Koh Tao cost as little as 3€ – 11€ per night for a bed in a dorm. On the other hand, a private room starts from 17€ up to 43€ per night. However, this is a rough average just to give you an idea.
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:
- how to book hostels (and websites to use)
- 23 items for the hostel packing list
- Are hostels safe? 13 safety tips for hostels
The 3 Best Hostels in Koh Tao
Moreover, let’s jump right into the best hostels in Koh Tao.
- Savage Hostel Koh Tao – Best Hostel for Solo Travelers
- The Dearly Koh Tao Hostel – Best Hostel for Families and Small Groups
- Oasis Hotel-Pods – Best Hostel for Couples
We put all three accommodation on the map, and you will find the map at the end of the article.
1. Savage Hostel Koh Tao – 5 Star Luxe
The Savage Hostel is located at the center of Sairee on the island of Koh Tao.
The hostel has the advantage of being in the immediate proximity of bars, cafés, diving schools, spas, and entertainment, while still being on the beach.
We wrote a big review of Savage Hostel.
Moreover, the hostel offers three different forms of accommodation.
First, suites have a king bed and a day bed, fridge, television, en-suite bathroom, and sleep up to three people with a view of the jungle and beautiful island.
Second, private rooms, sleep 1-2 people, with a fridge, televisions, and en-suite bathroom and views of the jungle and town.
And last, are the shared rooms that have pod-style bunk beds with personal outlets, reading lights, a small shelf, hooks, and shared bathrooms.
Amenities of this luxury hostel in Koh Tao include:
- Free WiFi
- Beach Front
- Sun Terrace
- Bar & Restaurant
- Outdoor Swimming Pool
Furthermore, there is a restaurant on-site where guests can enjoy complimentary breakfast in the morning and a selection of food throughout the day.
And if you aren’t feeling like heading to the beach, Savage Hostel has a 14-meter swimming pool you should definitely take advantage of.
Not only do they have a pool table and outdoor sofa bean-bags, tanning beds, but also a bar where you can get something to drink while looking out over the town and jungle.
Most of all, the Sairee Beach, just a stone’s throw from Savage Hostel is the heart of activity in Koh Tao. Bringing you to the most exciting activities of the island.
Location: Being close to Sairee Beach places you right in the access for water sports, cuisines of the island from different restaurants, and a perfect sunset view.
Popular destinations close to the hostel that you should visit are the Tanote and Mango Bay. As well as the Sunken Ship and Nangyuan Island.
This is one of the best hostels in Koh Tao for
- Solo Travelers
- Luxury Backpacker
- Female Solo-Traveller
2. The Dearly Koh Tao Hostel
The Dearly Koh Tao Hostel is a 10-minute walk from Chalok Baan Kao Beach and the center of town where you can access shops and restaurants.
The hostel is also a short walk from popular tourist destinations such as Freedom Beach, John-Suwan Viewpoint, Shark Bay, and June Juea Bay.
Moreover, private rooms can sleep up to four people and have a television, refrigerator, kettle and coffee pot, and a private bathroom.
While shared rooms sleep six and eight people with six-person female-only rooms available. Share rooms have reading lights and shared washrooms.
The good stuff at The Dearly Koh Tao Hostel:
- FREE WiFi
- Outdoor Pool
- Coffee House
- Bike Rentals
In particular, there is a mini-supermarket as well as a restaurant and café on-site where guests can get something to eat. So you don’t have to worry about going hungry.
In the lounge, not only can you find board games and a pool table, as well as enjoy some time relaxing and surfing the Internet.
Good to know: Furthermore, the hostel has a pool where guests can swim and relax. On the other hand, they host regular beach crawls to help you take advantage of some of the best spots on the island.
In addition to beach crawls, the staff can help you organize snorkeling trips, diving courses, and yoga classes, or recommend hiking trails, ferries, and tours around the island.
Location: The Dearly Hostel is in a quieter part of the island, and a 40-minute walk from Sairee Beach.
Above all, Mae Haad Pier and Samui International Airport can be reached within a few minutes drive from the hostel.
Our recommendation to where to stay in Koh Tao for:
- Small Groups
3. Oasis Hotel-Pods
And last but not the least in our best hostels in Koh Tao is the Oasis Hotel-Pods.
Yes, you read correctly: pods and hotel!
The Oasis Hotel-Pods is just a 10-minute walk from Mae Haad Pier, your point of arrival on the island.
Even more, the hostel is just a walking distance from the beach, Buddhist temple, and Sunandra Kumariratana Shrine.
As the name of the hostel suggests, accommodations are in the form of nine-bed mixed shared rooms with pod-style beds and shared bathrooms.
Moreover, each bed comes equipped with linens and towels, as well as a personal reading light outlet, hook, and small shelf.
Amenities at Oasis Hotel-Pods:
- FREE WiFi
- Outdoor Pool
- Balcony with Sea View
- Beach Front
Also, there is a restaurant on site where you can perfectly grab a snack or a meal.
Thus bringing you more swimming chances, the hostel also has an outdoor pool where you can swim or relax in the sun. There is also a common room with cable television for you to catch up with your favorite TV series.
Furthermore, the Oasis Hotel-Pods is a quiet hostel, with quiet hours in the evening making it a good place to rest at the end of the day.
Location: The hostel is very ideal for you to quietly spend your holidays while still having the perfect chance to roam around the island.
Not only does the hostel keep you close to restaurants, cafes, and shops but also close to the amazing beaches of Sairee and Mae Haad.
This is one of the best hostels in Koh Tao for
Comparing all 3 Top Hostels in Koh Tao
Here is an overview of our handpicked top best hostels in Koh Tao. In this chart, we compare the main facilities and things to expect.
In fact, it will help you to take a decision.
|Savage Hostel Koh Tao||The Dearly Koh Tao Hostel||Oasis Hotel-Pods|
|WiFi||Free (Good)||Free (Good)||Free (Super Fast 10/10)|
|Breakfast||Continental, Vegetarian, American, Full English/Irish (included)||Continental, Asian, Buffet (included)||Simple (extra)|
|Location||In the center for beach walks, sunset, and beaches||On top of sandy beaches, scenery, and nature||Surrounded by beaches, cafes, and restaurants|
|Special||Outdoor pool with a great overlooking view of the beach||Surrounded by trees and nature giving a fresh air breeze||Modern type hostel with a balcony featuring a balcony with a sea view|
|Lockers – and safe?||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Facilities for disabled guests||No||No||No|
|How to book?||Booking.com||Hostelworld||Hostelworld|
This information can vary by season and availability. Again, please take this into account.
What about the cheapest hostels in Koh Tao?
Of course, there are always cheap hostels.
Hence, we think it’s not worth it to go with the cheapest hostel out there.
Hostels in Koh Tao are already super cheap. If you go down in price, you certainly sacrifice the quality. And sorry, but not for 50 cents. Saving 50 cents and having no breakfast included or a bad location simply does not make sense.
However, okay okay…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 Tao.
- Open Hostelworld with full list of budget places to stay in Koh Tao
- Order the listing by price
Simple as that.
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 Tao for Solo Travellers?
What is seriously one of the best hostels in Koh Tao for solo-travellers?
As a solo-traveller you want a hostel in Koh Tao to meet people, stay safe and have a great time. You have come to the right place.
Savage Hostel Koh Tao
Not only does Savage Hostel Koh Tao gets to be one of the coolest and most luxury hostels in Koh Tao, but also makes it way to be the best hostel for solo travelers – both male and female.
Thus offering guests room that are full equipped with our own fridge, flat screen TV with cable channels, and showers.
And as solo travelers, the hostel offers various activities you can engage in and interact with other guests from around the world.
Activities you can join at Savage Hostel:
- Cooking Class
- Happy Hour
- Evening Entertainment
- Diving & Snorkelling
- Wind Surfing
Furthermore, the hostel places you near to the white sand beaches of Sairee and Mae Haad.
There is cheaper hostels in Koh Tao, but at this one it is certainly worth it to spend every dollar! Fun, epic, stylish, and (usually) cool people to meet!
Party Hostels in Koh Tao
Alright, let us move to to the party people. What is the best party hostel in Koh Tao for the full moon party?
The Indie Hostel is in the perfect location if you want to take part in the party-culture of Koh Tao, but still, want a comfortable and quiet place to come back to at night.
Above all, Indie Hostel was created by travelers, for travelers.
Thus it is located at the heart of Sairee Beach, which brings you close to the center of Koh Tao’s party.
Specifically, from Indie Hostel, you are a mere walking distance from bars, restaurants, spas, diving schools, shopping, and the beach.
Moreover, private rooms sleep up to two people with en-suite bathrooms and televisions. Shared rooms have pod-style beds, and sleep 6, 8, and 16 people.
Amenities at Indie Hostel:
- FREE WiFi
- Yoga Classes
- Sun Terrace
- Beach Front
While each pod has a power outlet, reading light, small safe, linens and towels, and a curtain for privacy. And there are shared washrooms for you to use, too.
Particularly, there is a café, a restaurant, and a bar at the hostel. You can get your breakfast or other meals of the day including drinks.
Just when you do not feel like venturing out into the town or want to have a drink after getting back.
In the lounge, you can either watch TV or read a book.
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:
- Savage Hostel Koh Tao: Booking.com
- The Dearly Koh Tao Hostel: Booking.com | Hostelworld
- Oasis Hotel-Pods: Booking.com | Hostelworld
Certainly, we recommend booking your hostel as early as possible!
All of Koh Tao 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.
Currently, we have no special hostel discounts in Koh Tao. 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 at the map. Below we list all three best hostels in Koh Tao 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:
- John-Suwan Viewpoint
- Mae Haad Beach
- Sairee Beach
- Koh Tao Leisure Park
- Tanote Beach
- Sai Nuan Beach
- June Juea Bay
- West Coast View Point
Flights to Koh Tao?
We enjoy Kiwi.com to find cheap flights all over Thailand, including Koh Tao, Koh Phangan and all the other islands.
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.
I use this feature to see if any of the islands is cheaper to get to. Makes things easier and cheaper!
Alright, this is your answer to where to stay in Koh Tao.
Check the other two islands nearby here:
Other hostel guides for Thailand
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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 to 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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Your Smart Packing List
It is time to see what you should pack in your backpack or suitcase. Make sure you always pick a quality hostel, it totally reduces the things you need to pack. Here is our ultimate hostel packing list. It features 23 items you should really throw in your backpack.The most important things to pack are:
- eye mask
- key chain flashlight
- the right backpack, the Nomatic (our review of Nomatic here) or Lowe Alpine Lightflite 45 Pack
- packing cubes
- generic padlock (fitting all locker types)
- quick-dry travel towel
- universal power adapter
- travel-sized toiletries