Whether you’re into a more relaxed environment or simply want to dance the night away, Krabi has something for everyone. With plenty of options to choose from when it comes to staying in the town, by the beach or on an island, here are our picks for the best hostels in Krabi province.
A brand new hotel in the centre of Krabi Town, Seacation has a mix of both private and dorm rooms available, each with brand new furniture and free Wi-Fi. Less of a party hostel, it’s a touch of luxury despite the low price, and its location is great for exploring the wider Krabi area. With a simple complimentary breakfast, pool table and a small common area, Seacation is a great choice for those who favour simplicity and comfort over a party atmosphere.
Located in the heart of Krabi Town and not far from the ferry port, Pak Up is a fun hostel that attracts a diverse crowd. With pub crawls and parties happening frequently, it’s a hub of activity and a great way to meet like-minded travellers. Motorbikes are available to rent if you’re wanting to explore a little further, although they also provide a number of tours and excursions, including a notoriously fun bar crawl.
Situated in Ao Nang, Krabi province’s premier mainland beach destination, Slumber Party is a perfect hostel for those who wish to enjoy the beach and the revelry that comes with it. With its own bar as well as island tours and bar crawls, it’s perfect those those who came to Krabi to let their hair down. However, it’s not all partying, as the hostel has long organised a weekend beach cleanup in Ao Nang, helping those who pass through to become ethical and responsible travellers, and rewarding them with a beer for their efforts.
Another hostel in Ao Nang that offers bar crawls and excursions, K-Bunk has made a good name for itself with travellers and locals alike due to its fun, friendly vibe. But there’s another thing it’s really well known for: the breakfasts. The hot-pan full English breakfast is the perfect food to soak up those hangovers or to start your adventures with, as well as healthier breakfast choices that can be enjoyed after a good night’s sleep.
A good host and friendly staff can make or break a hostel, and that’s what makes the Hangover Hostel so great. The manager truly cares about the enjoyment of his guests, encouraging them to socialise where possible and also providing expert advice free of charge. Just ten minutes from the ferry pier and a stone’s throw from the beach, it’s a great location at a great price, as well as a home away from home here on the island.
Few hostels can boast that their common area has a view of the sea, yet that’s what Blanco offers, and more. A typical beach-side hostel, Blanco also has a restaurant serving Thai and international food, and is just a short walk to the fire shows and beach parties that have put Koh Phi Phi on the map. A beautiful base for any adventures on this enchanting island.
Modern, secure and clean, Hub of Joys ticks all the boxes when it comes to what you’re looking for in a hostel. Less than ten minutes from the beach on foot, Hub of Joys is perfectly placed to enjoy this sleepy island, and its friendly staff are on hand to provide advice on activities and recommend tours to take on the island, all for a bargain price. A jolt of life on an otherwise sleepy island, it’s a great place to stay on Koh Lanta.