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. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.
These are our favorite hostels in Krabi. We want to make your life even easier, so we put all accommodations on a map for you. We even added our own tips for favorite restaurants, things to see, and more.
Chanchalay Hip Hostel is our top pick for Krabi hostels if you’re traveling with a group of friends or family.
This Krabi hostel has the following facilities:
A shared lounge
A tour desk
This is a nice cozy, friendly hostel renowned for its cleanliness and comfort. The accommodation is housed inside of a house next to the river with a nautical theme interior marked by mosaics and lots of green plants.
The staff is incredibly accommodating and helpful and will help you out with any issue or needs you might encounter during your stay.
Location: Krabi hostel close to the city center and peer. The night market and train station are a short walk away. Restaurants, cafes, and bars surround the area.
We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible! All of Krabi best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish and good hostels, secure your room/ bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.
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Alright, you should have found your accommodation already. Below we list all the frequently asked questions. Have a look.
What are the best hostels in Krabi for solo travellers?
It’s pretty clear that 8 Sleeper Street Hostel is the top choice for solo travellers of all kinds. Heck, even female solo travellers would like it here thanks to the single-sex dorms.
It's sociable, yet cosy. Central yet not overwhelming. And the rooms are so spacious!
Are hostels in Krabi safe?
All hostels in this article do their best to ensure safety of guests. They have a range of policies and initiatives in place to protect the backpackers and Krabi travellers.
There are also hostels that offer mixed dorm and female only dorm so if you are a female solo traveller, you might want to consider staying in a hostel with female only dorms.
So in all fairness, it is best to check out Hostelgeeks.com because we feature safe hostels in Krabi. You can find backpacker hostel with top ratings! Keep a close eye on the overall ratings on booking platforms!
If you are not secure, you can also email us and ask us!
What are the best hostels in Krabi?
You can find the best Krabi hostels in this article!
There you have it. Hopefully now you know where to stay in Krabi during your trip.
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This is a genuine article to help you travel a bit smarter and find the best place in Krabi on a budget! We ONLY recommend places we know you will enjoy, no matter what.
Take note that there are also Krabi Thailand hotels that you might want to consider but we guarantee that choosing Krabi hostels instead of Krabi hotels will make your travel experience more rewarding! Plus, it is cheaper and budget friendly.
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!
Update: During the pandemic many hostels in Thailand suffered and as such the below hostels have closed.
CLOSED: Link Hostel
Our #1 choice in Krabi is your link to a great hostel. Get it? Ok, that was bad.
But seriously, Link Hostel is without doubt the coolest hostel in the area and perfect for solo travellers, backpackers and friends. Definitely, the best place to stay in Krabi for solo traveller.
That’s because you won’t find a private room in sight.
Instead, there are beautifully designed 6-bed dorms with pod-beds to die for. But don’t actually die as there is so much to enjoy here!
There are actually four 6-bed dorms, two of which are mixed and two female-only.
Hint: decide if you’d like a shared or private bathroom and book accordingly.
We warn you now; it could be very easy to spend too much time curled up on your bed.
That’s because you’ll find:
Garden, pool & mountain views
Personal socket, light, curtain & locker
Trust us when we say that you won’t regret peeling yourself away from ultimate comfort.
This boutique hostel also has a sizeable swimming pool attached to a spacious garden and undercover seating area.
Rent a bicycle to enjoy the immediate neighborhood. It’s second best to wandering around by foot.
If you’re feeling peckish, visit the best Krabi restaurants and grab some free snacks.
There’s also tea and coffee available all day which is always a bonus.
In the evenings there is often entertainment – meeting people made easy.
Although the reception is only open from 06:00 to 22:00, there is no curfew here.
Just be aware that check in has to happen during reception open hours.
Location: Link is found 23km from Ao Nang and around 15-minutes from the beach.
This is one of the best hostels in Ao Nang. You could also show your love to LGBT community since Ao Nang has a Krabi gay beach.
It’s the ideal location if you like to be in a quieter area. There’s access to a Krabi shuttle bus, taxi and mopeds to get further afield.
CLOSED: Surf Hostel
Who’s ready for modern social spaces and a friendly welcome?
At Surf Hostel you’ll get both and more.
It’s evident from the many reviews that the staff here really stand out and do a good job of giving every guest the same attention.
We wouldn’t have it any other way!
As a brand new hostel on the block, you can expect spotless spaces and clever design.
There is a good choice of rooms including:
Superior 8-bed mixed dorm
Deluxe 6-bed mixed dorm
Deluxe 6-bed female dorm
Once again, sorry couples: no private rooms here.
One positive thing about that means a lot of attention and detail has gone in to the dorm rooms.
Under some of the bunks you’ll find cosy seating areas and in others there are TV screens at the foot of the bed.
No matter which one you end up in, enjoy a
and plug socket.
These dorms are a perfect balance of social and private space. A great way to test out if you’re a lover of shared space or not.
On the ground floor is an open plan space for everyone to enjoy.
Here you’ll find a small cafe, reception, tour desk and ample space to chill and/or chat the day away.
The sofas are great for reading a book. Or perhaps you’re a digital nomad?
In that case you’ll appreciate the table and chair combination.
Just try not to get too distracted by the large window looking out on to the street.
Free breakfast is included and the staff are known to rustle up something delicious for vegans/vegetarians.
Location: Ao Nang beach is a 10 minute walk from Surf Hostel, located in a peaceful neighbourhood.
There is a cute restaurant directly opposite worth a visit.
CLOSED: Talardkao Balcony
Ok, forget big chain hostels for a minute. Talardkao Balcony Krabi is a charming boutique hostel and an obvious home-from-home choice.
This is one of the best hostels in Krabi for travellers looking to be away from the tourist hub and party scene.
It’s run by a small, happy family. Doesn’t that just bring nothing but a smile to your face?
It’s a space designed to un-wind and switch off. You won’t find a TV here!
But fear not, there is still free Wi-Fi to help you stay connected.
And guess what? This hostel has private rooms available, and they’re gorgeous.
We really love the homely details in each room that will have you feeling so settled it will be hard to pack up and move on.
Honestly, Talardkao is all about the rooms and the building is minimalistic without much in the way of social spaces.
That’s why we recommend this to couples and small families that are looking for a clean, budget option.
It’s also a great choice for travellers that like the option of socialising in a small setting.
The mixed dorms only have 4 beds so it’s not an overwhelming space.
Location: being close to the Krabi airport, this is a great choice if you’re flying out the next day.
Krabi Town is 5km away so requires transport – it’s very close to the bus station.
CLOSED: Nomad Hostel Krabi
Update: This hostel has permanently closed. We’ve kept this content here for your information.
Nomad Hostel Krabi is a cozy boutique hostel that meets all your needs.
It is not a party hostel but comfy, safe, clean, and affordable. They are also an environment-friendly hostel. They encourage sustainable, eco-friendly travel, so water refill services are provided, and re-usable straws are available for use or purchase to help reduce plastic use.
The staffs are very helpful and welcoming. Every guest will feel at home in their place.
Outdoor terrace & Lounge
Popular points of interest near the hostel include Wat Kaew Korawaram, Weekend Night Market Krabi town, and Cro-Magnon Man Intersection.
Location: It is 700 meters to Maharaj Food Market (the largest in southern Thailand) and 950 meters to Krabi Night Market, Krabi riverside, Khao Kanab Nam, and 1.2km to Thara Park.
CLOSED: Reset Hostel Krabi
Update: This hostel has permanently closed. We’ve kept this content here for your information.
Modern-style hostel? En-suite dorm bathrooms? Spacious common areas? They are all here at Reset Hostel Krabi.
The hostel is very clean, and it is being maintained every day. The staffs are so helpful and friendly. Breakfast is very good, and there are new homemade snacks every day.
This hostel has private rooms so couples can stay here and have their privacy. They guarantee that you experience a total reset upon staying at their place!
Location: Ao Nang Beach is 9 km from Reset Hostel, while Krabi town is 18 km from the property. The nearest airport is Krabi Airport, 26 km from the property.
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