After all, it’s only right to mix this stunning island experience with a super cool hostel.
Not sure where to stay in Phuket?
Perhaps you’re considering a peaceful stay, a ‘poshtel’ or a party vibe – the Hostelgeeks have your back.
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
We condensed it all to the 3 coolest hostels in Phuket.
This article will offer only great things, including…
Check out our 5 Star Hostels Asia page for lots of inspiration.
The 3 Best Hostels in Phuket Thailand
No doubt you’d like to get right to it.
We’ve worked hard to bring you the hostels that will help create fantastic memories.
The 3 grooviest hostels in Phuket are:
- Book a Bed Poshtel – top choice for Female Travellers
- Borbaboom Poshtel – Couples
- Hugger Hostel – Backpackers
1. Book a Bed Poshtel (yes, there’s an actual slide inside)
Don’t let the title put you off – Book a Bed Poshtel is fancy, yet affordable.
And when we say fancy, we really mean it!
What’s great is that this hostel is specifically designed for travellers.
So it’s nothing like stepping awkwardly into a 5-star hotel with a backpack.
The very obvious slide down to the ground floor will have you relaxing in no time!
Unless you’re newlywed and fancy the matrimonial suite; dorm rooms are on offer.
Choose between 4-bed female and 4 or 8-bed mixed.
Luxury rooms at Poshtel include:
- Freshly made + custom built beds
- Air conditioning
- Power outlet + reading light
- Privacy curtain
- Safe + storage area
Of course, free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property.
Enjoy the free breakfast and rustle up a tasty meal in the well-equipped kitchen.
And possibly the coolest part?
Your very own secluded outside swimming pool to enjoy, day and night!
If that’s not enough; chill out in the spacious lounge after a busy day in Phuket.
Many local shops, bars and restaurants are right on the doorstep of this awesome hostel.
It’s within walking distance of the bus terminal and old town.
So, who is Book a Bed Poshtel a top pick for?
- Solo travellers
- Female Travellers
2. Borbaboom Poshtel (rooftop pool)
I know, I know but we couldn’t resist another posh-hostel: welcome to Borbaboom Poshtel.
The design is simple, yet warm. The simplistic decor represents an ordered, clean homely feel.
Dorms are of course available. Alongside the usual mixed, there are female AND male-only dorms!
We think this is great – some men too like their privacy.
Single, double and private rooms are also an option.
Read: Hostel room types – what are the differences?
All of which come with ready-made beds. Lovely jubbly!
The staff is always on hand to provide information. It’s more than OK to ‘bother’ them with your questions.
FYI: reception isn’t 24hrs, but hostel access is.
- Rooftop pool w/ Phuket views
- Kitchen + dining area
- On-site bar
- Pool + board games
- Common area
All valuables can be stored in your personal safe above the bed. How handy is that?
Borbaboom Poshtel is right in the centre of Phuket old town.
It’s only 16km from the airport, so you won’t be wasting too much time on your transfer.
Voted a top pick for:
- Privacy seekers
- Solo travellers
3. Hugger Hostel (super staff)
Hugger Hostel has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?
Walking in to greet the friendly staff and hostel cat is like receiving a warm hug.
It’s the staff that really deserves the mention here. Guests can’t rate them highly enough.
It’s a beautiful design mix of wooden furniture and lush greenery. The dim lighting supports the cosy atmosphere all around.
A true example of a great backpacker hostel in Phuket.
Mixed dorms come with either 8 or 10-beds.
The two private options come with or without a balcony. Difficult choice…!
All rooms come with a private bathroom. Plus slippers and free toiletries.
Dorm beds include a curtain, light, plugs, a small safety box and a locker.
Be sure to take advantage of the simple, yet delicious included breakfast.
Excellent news: reception is open 24-hours. Always a tune to your ears, right?
Hugger Hostel is also found in the old town of Phuket.
For those looking for Phuket hostels near a beach: Hugger is 8 miles from Patong beach.
A perfect stay for…
What about the Best Party Hostel in Phuket?
You want a party, and we’re here to deliver the means to do just that.
Slumber Party Phuket is the highest rated party hostel in the world, and also our top pick!
We’re aware that many of you have heard of LUB’D Phuket Patong. Well you’re in luck – Slumber Party is in Patong, just down the street from LUB’D.
It could quite possibly be one of the best hostels in Patong!
The hostel staff sum up what to expect in a fun way…
“…be prepared to see people who are occasionally loud, drunk and naked!”
Expect pub crawls, awesome tours, nearby beach and much more.
Good to know: there is an age limit of 35 years.
Compare prices at: Hostelworld
Any Discounts or Promo Codes?
Currently, we have no special hostel discounts or promo codes for hostels in Phuket.
You can always get the 35€ discount for Airbnb here.
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Map of the 3 Best Hostels in Phuket + Sights
This is the added fun part – pinpointing your chosen hostel on a map.
It probably goes without saying that there are numerous beaches to explore around Phuket.
We’ve added the top rated beaches on the map below!
Of course there are also tons of things to keep you entertained in and around the city. Some of our recommendations include:
- Join an Ethical Elephant Safari
- Experience the entertaining Simon Cabaret Show
- Kayak all day at Phang Nga Bay
- Take a Phuket Thai Cookery Class
Flights to Phuket?
We enjoy Kiwi.com to find cheap flights all over Asia including Phuket.
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.
More Hostels in the Area
Did you know? Hostelgeeks strive to find 5 Star Hostels all over the world.
As you have already seen, there is currently no 5 Star Hostel in Phuket.
However! There are some in Thailand. Here’s our hostel guides you could be interested in:
- best hostels in Bangkok
- best hostels in Chiang Mai
- best hostels in Singapore
- Paper Plane, the 5 Star Hostel – best hostels in Kuala Lumpur
Find all our hostel guides here.
Over to you
It would appear you’re all set for your upcoming backpacking adventure!
Now you have details on the coolest hostels in Phuket, plus a good idea of where to find the top sights.
Do you have any questions? Anything not clear?
Please please bother us with your question(s) and leave a comment below.
We want to make this guide to where to stay in Phuket on a budget as useful and detailed as possible. Your question(s) actually help us to improve and helps you to get your travels sorted out.
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.
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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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