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.
Partying, drinking, chilling by the pool table… it really just depends on how you feel like spending your time here.
The cool staff set up games and activities for guests to make new friends and socialize easily. This includes nightly cheap drinks, cocktails and, of course, buckets.
So yes, there is a party atmosphere here so we prepared for this. Yet, we wouldn’t class this as a crazy party hostel.
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:
There are actually two garden terraces as well as a huge rooftop area to enjoy the sunset and join in one of their frequent movie nights.
And! The rooms have a balcony to relax on and enjoy the epic view.
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.
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.
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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.
Moov Inn Garden Hostel
Koh Tao Loft Hostel
Moov Inn Garden Hostel
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.
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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:
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.
CLOSED: Oasis Hotel-Pods
Update: Our former #3 hostel has permanently closed.
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.
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