Best Hostels in Koh Lanta for Backpackers, Solo Travellers, and Groups of Friends

Koh Lanta is an island destination in Thailand off of the Andaman Coast. It's a popular place to visit if you want to enjoy nice beaches or scuba diving. The area actually has several islands with the largest two being Koh Lanta Noi and Koh Lanta Yai. Most of the tourist amenities and activities are concentrated on Koh Lanta Yai, which is six kilometers wide and 30 kilometers long. There are nine beaches along the sunset coast and the area is popular with a more mellow crowd than nearby Koh Phi Phi. It's not as party centric as some places in Thailand, but there is still no shortage of bars and plenty of partying to do if you know where to look.

There are three main tourist seasons in Koh Lanta. Peak season is from late December through January. The high season is during November and February, and the low season is from May to October. Prices are significantly cheaper during the low season and reservations are not necessary. It's really easy to find accommodation once you arrive. If you're traveling during the peak season, it might be best to make reservations in advance as places do sometimes fill up.

There is plenty of accommodation on Klong Dao and Long Beaches, which are the two northern beaches. As you head south the prices tend to go down and many places offer free transportation from the pier.

If you do wish to make reservations in advance, we've listed several hostels in the area. These hostels can be found on most booking websites.

How much do hostels in Koh Lanta cost?

Average Dorm Price $7 ($2 to $14)
Average Double Private Room Price (in a hostel) $23 ($5 to $60)

A good hostel for backpackers, solo travellers, and small groups of friends.

Dorm Bed: $8.67
Private Room: $21.67
Overall Rating: 96%
Paulee's House is a friendly place to stay with a wonderful staff and friendly crowd of people. It's conveniently located about five minutes from Long Beach and it's in a great part of the island. If you're traveling alone, its easy to meet people here, and there are many social and fun places to hang out nearby.

The hostel has both private rooms and shared dorms to choose from. The dorms sleep up to six people and there are male and female rooms available as well. The deluxe rooms have cable television and a refrigerator.

The hostel also has a pleasant bar area where guests can hang out. You can order coffee or soda as well as beer or cocktails. Every morning they also provide guests with coffee, toast, and jam for free. If you want a more complete breakfast, that's an option as well for a small additional charge.

The real selling point for this hostel is the staff. They're friendly and helpful and they really do work hard to make sure your stay is enjoyable.
305/3 Moo 3 Saladan , Koh Lanta, Thailand,

A good hostel for backpackers, solo travellers, and small groups of friends.

Dorm Bed: $7.71
Overall Rating: 88%
Loro Loco 2 is another favorite place to stay in Koh Lanta for backpackers and budget travelers. It's located near Phra Ae Long Beach near the 7/11 and it has large and comfortable rooms. The rooms have air conditioning and the dorms sleep anywhere from six to sixteen people depending on your budget and travel preference.

The hostel itself is a fun and friendly place to stay where it's usually easy to meet other travelers. There's a great pool where guests can hang out or go for a swim. There's also a hammock area that offer views of the ocean. If you want to cook some of your own meals, there's a shared kitchen that is fully equipped. Just off of the kitchen is a common area where many guests enjoy hanging out. There are sofas and board games available as well.

The staff here are friendly and helpful and can help you organize any number of activities including snorkeling, diving, hiking, boating, and more. Motorbikes and scooters are also available for rent.

Whether you're traveling alone, with friends, or as a couple, this is an affordable and comfortable place to stay in Koh Lanta.
512 Moo2, T. Saladan Koh Lanta Krabi Phra Ae , Koh Lanta, Thailand,

A quiet and safe hostel in Koh Lanta, Thailand.

Dorm Bed: $8.87
Overall Rating: 91%
Sabai Dee Lanta Hostel is a quiet and relaxed place to stay that offers clean and comfortable furnishings. It's located on the main road of Klong Dao and is about five minutes from the beach. It's also about a five minute drive from Saladan Ferry. Although there are several convenience stores and restaurants nearby, it is a bit outside of town. If you're traveling during the low season, it can be a bit lonely because there aren't many guests, but during the peak season there will likely be plenty of other travelers to hang out with.

The hostel is uniquely built from shipping containers. It gives the place a quirky and eclectic vibe, but the shared rooms can feel a bit cramped. The hostel staff is very friendly and can help you with anything you might want to see or do. They can arrange any number of tours or activities and there are also motorbikes available for rent.

The common area is a nice place to relax with other guests or borrow one of the books they have available. If you're looking for a quiet and safe place that is reliable and clean, then Sabai Dee Lanta Hostel is a good option.
596 Moo3 Saladan Klong Dao Beach , Koh Lanta, Thailand,

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