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 experience Koh Tao 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.
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.
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:
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. Ohh, and if you need Koh Tao maps just ask them.
And last but not the least in our best hostels in Koh Tao is the Oasis Hotel-Pods.
Yes, you read correctly: pods and Koh Tao 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:
Balcony with Sea View
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 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
We suggest that if you found the place for you, it is time to check availability right away and book it now!
We have given you our personal favorites and we wish that you won’t need to look to other sites. But if our provided places to stay in Koh Tao are not good enough for you, we have more hostels in Koh Tao listed for you.
In this list, you will see other hostels that we think you might consider. So, check it out.
Taco Shack Hostel
Gecko Republic Jungle Hostel
Moov Inn Garden Hostel
Koh Tao Central Hostel
Deishaview Jungle Hostel
Koh Tao Loft Hostel
Taco Shack Hostel
Taco Shack Hostel has a nice view and just stunning! Partying, drinking, chilling by the pool table and they set up games and activities for guests to make new friends and socialize.
The hostel has really nice facilities and the events in the evenings help to bring travellers together.
The restaurant offers great Mexican food so if you are tired and bored of noodles, you can enjoy a very nice Mexican food with an island twist at their restaurant.
Perks at Taco Shack Hostel Koh Tao:
Location: It is located in Sairee Beach. Mae Haad Pier is 2.3 km from the property, while Mango Bay is 3.4 km away. Nangyuan Island is 5-minute drive from the hostel. It is 6 minute walk away from Goodtime Beach Hostel Koh Tao.
People who practice veganism will love this place. Gecko Republic Jungle Hostel has a new vegan cafe and bar. This backpackers hostel Koh Tao has offers amazing food.
The hostel staff are very friendly and accommodating. The bathrooms are very sizeable and clean and had organic shampoo and shower gel for guests to use.
They also have a balcony with hammocks and bean bags to chill after a busy day. The rooms had big lockers and provided towels. The aesthetic of the hostel is very eco-friendly and felt like a modern tree house.
Perks at Gecko Republic Jungle Hostel:
Location: This jungle party hostel is a 1 minute walk to mini marts, restaurants as well as massage shops. Chalok Bay is 15 minutes away where more shops, bars and cafes can be found. A 15-minute drive brings guests to other nearby beaches on the island including Freedom Beach, Shark Bay, Sai Daeng Beach and Ao Leuk Beach.
Moov Inn Garden Hostel is a backpackers Koh Tao hostel with a very nice vibe. It has art painted walls, dormitory-style rooms provide air conditioning, bunk beds with a secure storage, personal light, electricity outlet and a curtain for privacy.
The food is cheap but delicious and the bar plays cool deep house music, social area is with billiard table for you to have games with other guests.
The hostel felt really in-nature island style. It is surrounded by trees and the beach is just walking distance.
Perks at Moov Inn Garden Hostel:
Location: Moov Inn Garden Hostel is located in Mae Haad. This property 400 m from Mae Haad Pier and 2.2 km from Shark Bay. Tanote Bay can be reached within 2.8 km of the hostel.
Cheap hostels in Koh Tao are not necessarily safe, especially the one that offers the cheapest price in sketchy areas. It might be an illegal hostel, without proper license to run and safety measures.
So in all fairness, it is best to check out Hostelgeeks.com because we feature safe hostels in Koh Tao. Trust us because we are expert in the hostel world. You can find backpacker hostel with top ratings! Keep a close eye on the overall ratings on booking platforms!
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