Best Hostels in Phuket, Thailand’s Beach Paradise

Best Hostels in Phuket, Thailand’s Beach Paradise

How to find the best hostels in Phuket for your trip

Looking for the best hostels in Phuket, Thailand? You’ve come to the right place. Phuket is the biggest island in Thailand and it’s a melting pot of intense Thai culture, crazy nightlife, and relaxed beach vibes, making it one of the backpackers’ favourite destinations.

The first thing that comes to mind when thinking about Phuket is its incredible beaches, on the west coast of the island. You will recognize Kata Beach, a surfer’s paradise, from the mossy rocks populating the crystal blue water like nature’s little soldiers, whereas Patong Beach flaunts turquoise coloured waves and white endless strips of sand. This is where you will find the craziest parties, between neon signs, loud music, and fire shows.

Phuket Town is on the other side of the island and it’s the more authentic part of Phuket. It is the best place to stay if you’re not a party animal or you need a break from the craziness of the beaches, and it’s where you will find the less touristy attractions. Don’t miss out on the famous Night Markets, blazing with street vendors and delicious Thai food.

Stay in Karon Beach and pay a visit to the Big Buddha and the Wat Chalong Temple, which will help you to get in touch with the sacred spirituality of this country. Get ready to have your breath taken away by the stunning architecture and incredible view that it offers over the island.

Thailand is a very cheap country and it lets you enjoy some of the best food, landscapes, and hostels in the world for less than £20 per day, which is why it is one of the best places to backpack. If you want to continue your journey through this beautiful country, take a look at the best hostels in Thailand.

Phuket’s hostels live up to Thailand’s reputation, too. Starting at £5 per night you’ll have the chance to stay in beautiful locations, swim in some of the most impressive swimming pools you’ve ever seen and take part in celebrations that will become your go-to dinner party story for years to come. Get ready to fall in love with Phuket and its hostels… so here we go, the best hostels in Phuket!

Jump straight to:

  1. Best hostels in Phuket for solo travellers
  2. Best hostels in Phuket for couples
  3. Best party hostels in Phuket
  4. Best hostels in Phuket with private rooms
  5. Best hostels in Karon, Phuket
  6. Best hostels in Phuket Town
  7. Best hostels in Patong, Phuket
  8. Best of the rest hostels in Phuket

Best hostels in Phuket for solo travellers

Vitamin Sea Hostel Phuket

Vitamin Sea Hostel Phuket - Best hostels in Phuket, Thailand

The best thing about the Vitamin Sea Hostel Phuket is Pro, the owner, who is known to go out of her way to help travellers, including cooking dinner and taking people to the night market. Pro has made thousands of travellers’ stays way better just with her smile and her welcoming attitude. Will you be the next one?

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast and WiFi
  • Book exchange
  • Late check-out
  • Staff cooks dinner

🏠 Address: 54/8 Montri Rd, Talad Yai Muang Chang Wat Phuket 83000, Phuket

🏘 Neighbourhood: Phuket Town

Book your stay at Vitamin Sea Hostel Phuket

Sleepy Station Phuket Kata BeachWall mural in Sleepy Station Phuket Kata Beach - Best hostels in Phuket, Thailand

Mustafa opened this hostel at the end of 2018 to fulfil his dream of having a space where travellers from all over the world could come together and chill. At Sleepy Station Phuket Kata Beach you’ll find common rooms, outdoor balconies and a relaxed atmosphere that will make it hard to leave.

Hostel highlights:

  • Late check-out
  • Outdoor space and BBQ

🏠 Address: 54/8 Montri Rd, Talad Yai Muang Chang Wat Phuket 83000, Phuket

🏘 Neighbourhood: Kata Beach

Book your stay at Sleepy Station Phuket Kata Beach

White Wall PoshtelWhite Wall Poshtel - Best hostels in Phuket, Thailand

The White Wall Poshtel is characterised by a blend of tradition and modern, that why its tagline is ‘A local Phuket Poshtel’: it holds on to the vibrant culture of the city while giving it a modern and minimalistic spin. With daily activities and funky common rooms, this hostel is the perfect way to meet other travellers.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast and WiFi
  • Daily activities: beer pong, cooking classes, free tours
  • Late check-out
  • Outdoor space and BBQ

🏠 Address: Thalang Rd, ตลาดใหญ่, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83000, Phuket

🏘 Neighbourhood: Mueng Phuket

Book your stay at White Wall Poshtel

Best hostels in Phuket for couples

Pause Kathu

Private room in Pause Kathu hostel - best hostels in Phuket

Pause Kathu can be described as ‘hipster af’, with a cute little living room to chill in. Expect Joe and Yai, the lovely staff, to become your friends between helping you with tours, leaving you sweet notes and hand drawing a map to help you get around Phuket!

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast and WiFi
  • Late check-out
  • Free snacks all day

🏠 Address: 94/88 Wichitsongkram Rd Tambon Kathu, Amphoe Kathu, Chang Wat Phuket 83120, Phuket

🏘 Neighbourhood: Mu Ban

Book your stay at Pause Kathu

The Neighbors Hostel

Hammock in The Neighbors Hostel, Phuket - Best hostels in Phuket

What makes the Neighbors Hostel memorable is its amazing staff, described as lovely and super friendly. The common room is homely and perfect to relax after exploring the less touristy part of Phuket or to rest before heading out to the famous local Night Markets.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast and WiFi
  • Late check-out

🏠 Address: 93 Phangnga Rd, Tambon Talat Yai, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83000, Phuket

🏘 Neighbourhood: Talat Yai

Book your stay at The Neighbors Hostel

FIN Hostel Co:Working

best hostels in Phuket

Just like nearby Kata beach, the FIN Hostel Co:Working flaunts a very relaxed and beachy vibe. Surfboards decorate the walls and it’s a great co-working space perfect for all the digital nomads out there. The best thing is that you can book a double bed in a private pod in a dorm, which means that you can sleep with your significant other without committing to a private room.

Hostel highlights:

  • Outdoor space and BBQ
  • Pool
  • Late check-out

🏠 Address: 100/20 Kata Night Plaza Kata Road, Tambon Karon, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83100, Phuket

🏘 Neighbourhood: Kata Beach

Book your stay at FIN Hostel Co:Working

Best party hostels in Phuket

Bodega Phuket Party Resort

Bodega Phuket Party Resort hostel's pool birds eye view - Best hostels in Phuket

Bodega Phuket Party Resort looks like one of those giant mansions Hollywood actors live in, parties included. Whether you’re into booze cruises, pool parties or good old pub crawls, your nights at Bodega won’t be boring. Get ready to have the time of your life!

Hostel highlights:

  • Events like drinking games, pool parties and booze cruises
  • Swimming pool
  • Ensuite bathroom for every room

🏠 Address: 1, 1 Sirirat Rd, Tambon Patong, Amphoe Kathu, Chang Wat Phuket 83150, Phuket

🏘 Neighbourhood: Patong Beach

Book your stay at Bodega Phuket Party Resort

Slumber Party Phuket

Party at Slumber Party Phuket hostel - Best hostels in Phuket

With a tagline like ‘Adventure Hard Party Harder’ and a week filled with beer pong tournaments, Happy Hours and Vodka parties, Slumber Party Phuket is not for the faint of heart. Luckily, the staff are just as good at taking you home when you’ve had a bit too much fun as they are at ramping up the crowd.

Hostel highlights:

  • Events every night
  • Outdoor terrace and BBQ

🏠 Address: 27/27 Ratchapatanusorn Rd, Tambon Patong, Amphoe Kathu, Chang Wat Phuket 83150, Phuket

🏘 Neighbourhood: Patong Beach

Book your stay at Slumber Party Phuket

Vibes Party HostelParty crowd at Vibes Party Hostel - Best hostels in Phuket, Thailand

At Vibes Party Hostel hangovers are cured with shots and new visitors are greeted with hugs. This is one of the friendliest hostels on the island and with an in-house bar you’re guaranteed to have a good time. Join the staff on a pub crawl on Bangla road, one of the craziest streets of Patong, or to one of the many parties held in the swimming pool, and get ready to get wild!

Hostel highlights:

  • Daily events like pool parties, pub crawls and beer pong
  • Swimming pool
  • In-house bar

🏠 Address: 41 Soi Nanai 2, Tambon Patong, Amphoe Kathu, Chang Wat Phuket 83150, Phuket

🏘 Neighbourhood: Patong Beach

Book your stay at Vibes Party Hostel

Best hostels in Phuket with private rooms

L’Atelier Poshtel Phuket

L'Atelier Poshtel Phuket - Best hostels in Phuket

Walls that look like brocade fabric, fully stacked dark wood bookshelves and loft rooms, this hostel feels like red wine and expensive housecoats. In case you want to pretend to be a rich mysterious character from a Hitchcock film, L’Atelier Poshtel Phucket is your best choice. There is a reason why there’s a ‘posh’ there.

Hostel highlights:

  • Late check-out
  • Cinema room
  • Free books to read

🏠 Address: 101/31 Bypass Square, Chalermprakiat Rama 9 Road Rassada Mueang Phuket District, Phuket 83000, Phuket

🏘 Neighbourhood: Phuket Town

Book your stay at L'Atelier Poshtel Phuket

Sleep Sheep Phuket Hostel & Café

Sleep Sheep Phuket Hostel and Cafe - Best hostels in Phuket

Sleep Sheep Phuket Hostel & Café is a very cosy and homely hostel, that prides itself in having a chill atmosphere. At the reception, you will meet Lin, the kindest lady that will go out of her way to help you out, whether you need to book your trip to the Phi Phi islands or want recommendations to explore the old town area.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast and WiFi
  • In-house café
  • Sustainable – trying to reduce the amount of plastic waste

🏠 Address: 243 245 Thalang Rd, Tambon Talat Yai, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83000, Phuket

🏘 Neighbourhood: Phuket Town

Book your stay at Sleep Sheep Phuket Hostel & Café

Best hostels in Karon, Phuket

Pineapple Guesthouse

Pineapple Guesthouse - Best hostels in Karon, Phuket

Located at walking distance from the beach, Pineapple Guesthouse is the perfect place to relax in Phuket. After a day spent exploring or tanning, you can come back to this family owned hostel and take a shower before venturing out to the multiple restaurants in the area. If this is not enough, let us mention that there is a hostel dog called Ernie.

Hostel highlights:

  • In-house bar and café
  • Outdoor terrace

🏠 Address: 291/4 Patak Road, Karon Plaza, Tambon Karon, Muang, Chang Wat Phuket 83100, Phuket

🏘 Neighbourhood: Karon Beach

Book your stay at Pineapple Guesthouse

Baan SS Karon

Baan SS Karon - Best hostels in Karon, Phuket

If you’re looking for a hotel-like experience, Baan SS Karon is your perfect match. With ensuite rooms complete with private balconies and stylish Thai décor, you’ll feel like a million bucks. Treat yourself to a private room and enjoy the view on the tropical landscape of Karon Beach.

Hostel highlights:

  • Late check-out
  • Ensuite rooms

🏠 Address: 388/3 Patak Rd, Tambon Karon, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83100, Phuket

🏘 Neighbourhood: Karon Beach

Book your stay at Baan SS Karon

Best hostels in Phuket Town

Borbaboom Poshtel

Borbaboom Poshtel - Best hostels in Phuket Town, Phuket

Clean rooms, spacious bathrooms, and an incredible pool… welcome to Borbaboom Poshtel! Beds have curtains for privacy and the location is perfect, being super close to some of the best restaurants and scooter rentals. If you’re into the luxury hotel atmosphere for a backpacker price, look no further!

Hostel highlights:

  • Rooftop swimming pool
  • Outdoor terrace with BBQ

🏠 Address: 73/1-73/2 Ratsada Rd, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83000, Phuket

🏘 Neighbourhood: Phuket Town

Book your stay at Borbaboom Poshtel

Baan Baan Hostel

Baan Baan Hostel - Best hostels in Phuket Town, Phuket

Baan Baan is a very cosy hostel, the perfect place to come back to after a day spent exploring Phuket. Thanks to the hospitality of the host, Pi Bo, and the delicious free breakfast and snacks offered throughout the day. Baan Baan is the truly a home away from home.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast and WiFi
  • Late check-out
  • Free snacks all day
  • Board games

🏠 Address: 259 Thalang Rd, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83000, Phuket

🏘 Neighbourhood: Phuket Town

Book your stay at Baan Baan Hostel

Eco Hostel Phuket

Eco Hostel Phuket - Best hostels in Phuket

Eco Hostel Phuket is the perfect place to spend a chill couple of days, relaxing in the outdoor garden or in the in-house café, petting the hostel cat. As the name suggests, the hostel is eco-friendly, offering organic coffee, decorating its rooms with eco-friendly material and being based on the Reduce, Reuse and Recycle concept.

Hostel highlights:

  • Sustainable
  • In-house café

🏠 Address: 156/44 Phangnga Rd, Amphoe Mueang Phuket, Chang Wat Phuket 83000, Phuket

🏘 Neighbourhood: Phuket Town

Book your stay at Eco Hostel Phuket

Phuket Sunny HostelPhuket Sunny Hostel - Best hostels in Phuket

What puts the sunny in the Phuket Sunny Hostel is Danny, who will advise you and help you with everything you need and make your stay a lot better! He will help you with organising trips, tell you where to get discounts and overall be a total MVP.

Hostel highlights:

  • Late check-out
  • In-house café and restaurant

🏠 Address: 22-24 Dibuk Rd, Tambon Talat Nuea, Chang Wat Phuket 83000, Phuket

🏘 Neighbourhood: Phuket Town

Book your stay at Phuket Sunny Hostel

Best hostels in Patong, Phuket

Lub D Phuket Patong

Pool chill at Lub D Phuket Patong - Best hostels in Phuket

There is a reason why Lub D Phuket Patong made the cut as one of the best diva hostels out there. With a huge see-through swimming pool and crazy facilities like a boxing ring in the middle of the lobby, this hostel is very hard to top.

Hostel highlights:

  • Swimming pool
  • Full Muay Thai boxing ring
  • Karaoke room
  • Tattoo parlour

🏠 Address5/5 Sawatdirak Rd, Tambon Patong, Amphoe Kathu, Chang Wat Phuket 83150, Phuket

🏘 NeighbourhoodPatong Beach

Book your stay at Lub D Phuket Patong

BGW Phuket

BGW Phuket - Best hostels in Phuket

BGW Phuket is beautifully decorated with deep blue walls and tons of plants. Located in the heart of Patong it flaunts a pretty perfect location, together with stunning common rooms and helpful staff. BGW Phuket ticks all the boxes.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free beer or breakfast every three nights

🏠 Address: 189/6 Rat-U-Thit 200 Pee Road, Pa Tong, Kathu District, Phuket 83150, Phuket

🏘 Neighbourhood: Patong Beach

Book your stay at BGW Phuket

Hip Hostel

Hip Hostel - Best hostels in Phuket

This cute little hostel located minutes away from Patong Beach will steal your heart with its Insta-worthy décor, luxurious rooms, and comfy beds. Pick up the communal guitar and enjoy a relaxing stay in one of the nicest hostels in the area.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free coffee all day

🏠 Address: 202/3 Charoen Sub Ratuthit 200 Pi Road, Tambon Patong, Amphoe Kathu, Chang Wat Phuket 83150, Phuket

🏘 Neighbourhood: Patong Beach

Book your stay at Hip Hostel

Best of the rest hostels in Phuket

Chillhub Hostel

Chilling by the pool at Chillhub Hostel in Phuket - Best hostels in Phuket

The hammocks, the pool and the sunny patio are what puts the chill in the Chillhub Hostel. Located two minutes from one of the most beautiful beaches in Phuket, Bangtao, where you can swim and surf. This hostel is the perfect choice for anyone who’d rather have sand on their feet than nightclub stamps on their wrists.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast and WiFi
  • Free coffee
  • Swimming pool

🏠 Address:  69/140-142 Moo3, Bangtao Beach, Tambon Choeng Thale, Amphoe Thalang, Phuket 83110, Phuket

🏘 Neighbourhood: Bangtao Beach

Book your stay at Chillhub Hostel

The Luna Hostel Phuket Airport

The Luna Hostel Phuket Airport - Best hostels in Phuket

If you’re one of the many travellers who stay in Phuket to catch a flight, The Luna Hostel Phuket Airport is the best choice for you. This cute little hostel is only fifteen minutes from the airport and offers free breakfast and snacks, with a pretty nice outdoor area that’s perfect for lounging.

Hostel highlights:

  • Free breakfast and WiFi
  • Late check-out
  • Board games

🏠 Address: Sa Khu, Thalang District, Provincia di Phuket 83110, Phuket

🏘 Neighbourhood: Phuket Airport

Book your stay at The Luna Hostel Phuket Airport

We hope this guide helps you discover the best hostels in Phuket. Let us know in the comments if you’ve stayed in one of our recommended hostels, or if you’d like to share a hostel that you think other backpackers shouldn’t miss.

Now that you know about the best hostels in Phuket, it’s time to plan the rest of your trip!

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Hello! I'm Linda, born in Rome under the Aquarius constellation. Hobbies include drawing on coffee cups ☕️, playing with glitter✨ and pretending to be a witch 🧙‍♀️. 🌍 Favourite place on earth: Budapest, Hungary 🏡 Favourite hostel: Clink261 - London, UK. Catch me on the 'gram @lindasaidmeow!

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