Best Hostels for Backpackers, Solo Travellers, and Groups in Phuket

Best Hostels for Backpackers, Solo Travellers, and Groups in Phuket
Phuket has a wide diversity of hostels, guesthouses, and resorts. Like elsewhere in Southern Thailand, the prices can be higher than other parts of the country and the quality can vary. It's usually more affordable to stay in Phuket Town than it is on the beach. Local buses travel between the town and the beaches frequently and it's also possible to hire a motorbike.

If you're traveling during the peak season, reservations are typically recommended. If you're more flexible about where you stay, it's usually possible to find hostels once you arrive in town and there are a variety of places that aren't listed on the typical booking websites. The predictability of the accommodation quality varies because many hostels and guesthouses frequently change management. There is also a steady turnover of new places opening and older places closing. Hostels that are recommended in the popular guidebooks often raise their rates and let their quality drop so these options are also hit or miss. It's recommended that you read the most up-to-date reviews by recent travelers before you make your reservations or talk to travelers while you're on the road.
How much do hostels in Phuket cost?

You can find our comprehensive analysis of all hostel prices in Phuket here. We've found the average prices of dorms and private rooms, as well as the typical prices of hostels with various amenities, too.



A good hostel for backpackers and small groups of friends.

Dorm Bed from $18.15
Private Room from $20.38
Overall Rating: 92%
5/5 Sawatdirak Road, Kathu Patong, Phuket
This is relatively new at the time of writing (2016). The facilities are new and modern and the location is good. It's a large hostel but it can be a bit difficult to meet other travelers. It's a relatively quiet place to stay and it appeals to a wide range of travelers.

The hostel has both dorms and private rooms available. There are double and twin private rooms as well as four bed dorms (including both female only and co-ed options). The hostel also has several communal areas, business facilities, and on-site poole, patio, and a cafe and bar.

The hostel is well located about a five minute walk from many great shops, bars, and restaurants. It's close to the beach and is a nice place to unwind after a busy day exploring the area or a late night out on the town.


A quiet and safe hostel that is a good option for backpackers, budget travellers, and female travellers.

Private Room from $5.12
Kata Road 100/14-15, Phuket
Southern Fried Rice is another popular place to stay in Phuket. It feels more like a guesthouse than a hostel but it is a comfortable option at a very good price. It's located in Kata near one of the area's best beaches. Some of the area's best nightlife is also within walking distance.

The hostel has all kinds of amenities for guests. There is a restaurant that serves both Thai and restaurant food. There's also free wi-fi, public computers, a pool table, and a large television. There are a variety of activities available to guests including Thai language lessons and various tours.

There are no dorms available, just private rooms. Rooms range in size and include doubles, triples, and quads. Double rooms have a choice of shared or private bathrooms and all other rooms have private attached bathrooms.


Private Room from $5.85
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 100%
156/44 Phang Nga Road Tambon Taladyai, A. muang, Phuket
This terrific hostel offers friendly service and a common room. The good location and overall vibe also make it very popular. Wi-fi, laundry facilities, security lockers, luggage storage, key card access, parking, internet access, air conditioning, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Private Room from $27.32
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 100%
90/9 Moo 1, Tambon Saku Amphur Thalang, Phuket
Phuket Airport Hotel is very popular due to the atmosphere, great location, and long list of amenities. It features friendly service, a swimming pool, a bar, bicycle hire, and cable tv. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's a restaurant. Wi-fi, laundry facilities, luggage storage, 24 hour reception, parking, towels included, internet access, air conditioning, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Private Room from $7.32
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 100%
5/1, Sawatdirak Rd. Kathu, Patong Beach, Phuket
Glur Phuket Patong Beach is very popular due to the atmosphere, great location, and long list of amenities. It features friendly service and cable tv. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's a restaurant. Luggage storage, 24 hour reception, key card access, and air conditioning are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Dorm Bed from $11.67
Private Room from $7.15
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 100%
357 Srisoontorn Rd Cherngtalay, Thalang, Phuket
Niece Hostel is very popular due to the atmosphere, great location, and long list of amenities. It features friendly service, bicycle hire, a common room, board games, and cable tv. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's a cafe, self-catering facilities, and a microwave. Wi-fi, laundry facilities, security lockers, luggage storage, key card access, towels included, internet access, and air conditioning are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Private Room from $7.30
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 100%
14 Karon Soi 2 Karon, Phuket
This terrific hotel offers friendly service, a bar, and cable tv. The good location and overall vibe also make it very popular. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's free breakfast and a restaurant. Wi-fi, laundry facilities, security lockers, 24 hour reception, key card access, parking, towels included, internet access, air conditioning, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable. And Merit Hill Bungalows is also child friendly and pet friendly.


Dorm Bed from $7.30
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 100%
528/ 14 Patak Rd, Karon, Mueang Phuket, Phuket
Kpop Hostel is very popular due to the atmosphere, great location, and long list of amenities. It features friendly service, a bar, and a games room. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's a cafe. Wi-fi, laundry facilities, key card access, towels included, and internet access are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.
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