The 10 BEST Hostels In Koh Phi Phi (Updated 2024)

Kurt Norris
Last Updated: January 22nd, 2024

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If the name Koh Phi Phi rings a bell, it’s no surprise, if you have been thinking about a vacation to Thailand or seen the movie The Beach.

As one of six main islands along the western coast of Southern Thailand, Koh Phi Phi is considered one of the most scenic and breathtaking beaches in the world.

Despite its beautiful mystique and off-of-the-beaten-path location, Koh Phi Phi is straightforward to reach.

However, once you’ve arrived, the real issue is deciding which lodging options are best for you. So, with all it offers, how do you pick the best hostels in Koh Phi Phi?

Quick Summary

Visiting Koh Phi Phi for the First Time

Tucked away between the neighboring islands of Koh Lanta and Phuket, Koh Phi Phi (technically two islands, a larger one called Koh Phi Phi Don and one slightly south, which is uninhabited) is a much smaller island. That said, Koh Phi Phi’s reputation for pristine nature and serene beaches stretches far and wide.

There is no question why it was chosen as a shooting location for movies and Thailand tourism advertising photo-ops. The place is visually stunning. It is a once-in-a-lifetime sort of place to visit for most people.

The moment tourists step off of the passenger ferry that brings them to the shores of the island, they are bombarded with an absurd amount of businesses, guides, and more attractions than one would think possible.

Even so, the massive amount of tourism built up along the landing of Koh Phi Phi does not represent the entire island. Thankfully, most of the island has been preserved as best as possible.

Backpackers enjoy trekking the unique marine national park’s walking paths, taking in the see-through water and island backdrops. Full moon parties, surfing, scuba diving, boating, hiking, and merely relaxing along the coast are a few fan favorites of tourists.

As with most tourist destinations that receive thousands and thousands of visitors each year, Koh Phi Phi has no shortage of lodging options for you to choose from. So many hotels, resorts, and hostels dot the area’s shores that selecting the best one can become quite burdensome.

With that in mind, we compiled a list of the best hostels in Koh Phi Phi for you to consider on your next vacation.

The 10 Best Hostels in Koh Phi Phi

We based our selections on several important features, including exact location, range of amenities, tourist reviews, overall cost, and more. Here are our picks for the top hostels to stay in, Koh-Phi-Phi:

1. Voyagers Hostel

Voyagers Hostel Phi Phi

A five to ten-minute walk from the main pier in Koh Phi Phi is the Voyagers Hostel, another of the island’s best hostels. The facility is close enough to put you amid all the action, yet, it’s far enough away from the loudest spots on the beach to allow you to rest while relaxing in the hostel.

The Voyager has an outside common area if you enjoy sharing your travel experience with other adventures. That said, the hostel offers plenty of comfort and privacy and free WiFi, AC, and other modern amenities.

For those traveling with children with a security concern, the Voyagers Hostel has you covered. CCTV cameras cover the facility and are accessible only by key card.

The outside common area will have to suffice for those who enjoy smoking, as the hostel is a designated non-smoking area.

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2. Hangover Hostel

Hangover Hostel Koh Phi Phi

Another excellent hostel to check out if you are even in Koh Phi Phi is the Hangover Hostel. As the name suggests, the facility is a meeting place for travelers from around the world (many of which are young or solo adventures enjoying the beautiful island with their friends).

The hostel itself is simple yet classy and covers all of your basic needs and then some. The rooms are air-conditioned, with free WiFi, coffee, and more.

The hostel staff are experts on everything to do in the area and have a wealth of information regarding local activities. The Hangover Hostel is well within walking distance of rock climbing, diving courses, day tours, nature trekking outfitters, and plenty of local food establishments and clubs.

If you are looking for a hostel with a hip crowd and a place that understands the late-night excursions that sometimes accompany traveling, the Hangover Hostel is well worth looking into.

There are no age restrictions at the Hangover, and the staff is at the help desk all day and night.

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3. Ploy Dorm Room

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A new but popular hostel with travelers visiting Koh Phi Phi is the island’s Play Dorm Room. Located directly in the center of the town, the Ploy Dorm Room is at the heart of it all.

From your room at the Ploy Dorm Room, you will be minutes from all the main beaches, shopping, fooderies, clubs, clubs, and more. The hostel is approximately 5 to 10 minutes from the arrival pier, where the ferry drops tourists off.

The facility offers a variety of accommodations for travelers, including a private room with a double bed, an 8-bedroom, and a 6-bedroom. Air conditioning and hot showers are also included. The restaurant also serves Thai, Italian, and Western food attached to the hostel.

The Ploy Dorm Room is an excellent choice to lounge around a private room or bunk up dorm-style with a few friends for a few nights.

Also, it is noticeable to mention that the hostel has no curfew. That means you can come and go as you please, no matter how late you stay out exploring the island.

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4. Chompoo Hostel

Chompoo-Hostel

Chompoo Hostel is another great lodging option in Koh Phi Phi’s center. This one is even closer to the beaches than the Ploy Dorm Room (but only by about two minutes!).

Within 5 minutes of walking, you can access everything from beaches and nightclubs to nature parks and scuba diving courses. The good thing is that the hostel is far enough away from the major clubs and entertainment venues that you can get a good night’s rest when lodging here (unlike at hostels closer to the nightlife).

Each room is air-conditioned, with WiFi, plugins, lockers, lights, and more. There is also a large and comfy common room for all the guests to share as they, please. Coffee or tea, anyone?

Take note that the Chompoo Hostel is a completely smoking-free facility. So, if you smoke, you might want to consider booking elsewhere.

The property is safe and secured by security cameras and a staff available 24/7. The staff is also knowledgeable about the area and can advise you on how to spend your time the best.

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5. Sweed Dee

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Sweed Dee, Koh Phi Phi, Thailand Image by: Sweed Dee

Offering budget accommodation only 10 minutes from the main pier and only a short walk from the party scene of Loh Dalum Bay, Sweed Dee hostel promises a cozy setting for unwinding in a selection of 10 or 12-bed mixed dorms, each with air conditioning, free wifi, and safety lockers.

Each dorm also features a shared bathroom with hot showers, while each bed is provided with a private light and electrical outlet. The property features a shared lounge for socializing with fellow guests or preparing for a night out on the town.

While Sweed Dee is the perfect accommodation for a wide variety of travelers, it is not well suited for young families, with a minimum age requirement of 10 years. With that said, it is the perfect budget accommodation for older families, young adults, and even seniors.

The hostel’s reception offers operating hours from 08:00 to 20:00, with check-in starting at 14:00 and check-out until 12:00. The property does offer check-out before 08:00, but reception should be notified a day prior.

Guests can expect to pay at the property, with the hostel accepting payments in cash only.

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6. @The Pier 519

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@The Pier 519, Koh Phi Phi, Thailand Image by: @The Pier 519

Combining the vibrant social atmosphere of a hostel with the privacy synonymous with a hotel, @The Pier 519 offers visitors a cozy and modern pod-style accommodation within a quiet area of the island while still being near several beautiful beaches and popular attractions.

The hostel offers its pod-style beds in three different rooms, divided into two 16-bed dorms and one 14-bed dorm. All dorms are mixed rooms, with each bed offering a personal space with a privacy curtain.

All rooms at the hostel offer air conditioning, free wifi, and private locker storage, while shared bathrooms and CCTVS are available in abundance throughout the property.

Also offered on the property is a small downstairs terrace perfect for enjoying an evening cocktail, while the onsite tour desk is always available to offer helpful advice and excursions to nearby attractions.

While there is no smoking permitted in any of the rooms at the @The Pier 519, the hostel does offer a smoking area.

The hostel is entirely cash only, with guests required to pay upon arrival. The reception’s operating hours are between 07:30 and 20:00, with check-in starting at 14:00 and check-out at any time before 11:00.

The hostel does feature an age restriction of 18 years and up.

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7. Blue Flow Hostel

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Blue Flow Hostel, Koh Phi Phi, Thailand Image by: Blue Flow Hostel

Opened in 2022, Blue Flow Hostel is one of the newest budget-friendly accommodations on Koh Phi Phi and promises a comfortable stay between Loh Dalum Bay and Tonsai Bay, only a 1-minute walk from the island’s main pier.

Offering pod-style accommodation in a single ten-bed mixed dorm, Blue Flow Hostel gives each of its guests personalized attention and comfort that combines budget accommodation with a touch of privacy.

While a smaller facility, Blue Flow Hostel is one of the best hostels in Koh Phi Phi thanks to its attentive staff and accommodating amenities, which include a personal light and electrical outlet accompanying each bed, privacy curtains, and a personal locker for each guest.

The property also features hot showers and daily cleaning services to guarantee a clean and comfortable stay. While no smoking is permitted in the room, the property does feature a smoking area for those looking to let off steam.

Reception working hours are between 08:00 and 18:00, with check-in starting at 14:00 and check-out until 11:00. Those with a later arrival time can request a later check-in, but the property must be notified ahead of time.

The Blue Flow Hostel accepts payments in cash only, and all guests must be 18 years of age or older.

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8. Rehab Hostel

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Rehab Hostel, Koh Phi Phi, Thailand Image by: Rehab Hostel

Perfect for those hard-partying visitors looking to let loose on Koh Phi Phi, Rehab Hostel offers the perfect combination of party venue and cozy accommodation.

Located amidst many of the island’s top restaurants, markets, and attractions, Rehab Hostel offers beds in a four or 14-bed mixed dorm, with each bed featuring a private light and electrical outlet. Additionally, all rooms feature daily cleaning and air conditioning.

The property also features a patio area for socializing, and several weekly and nightly events, including beer pong tournaments, pub crawls, and theme nights. Some of the property’s most exciting parties are its Anything But Clothes theme on Thursdays, its Gender Bender Tuesdays, and its pub crawl offered every Monday and Friday.

For visitors worried about their property while they are partying, the hostel does feature 24-hour security guards and security cameras for added safety.

Unfortunately, the hostel does feature an age policy, and all guests must be between 18 and 35 years old.

Reception is open between 08:00 and 20:00, with check-in starting at 13:00 and check-out being until noon.

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9. Blanco Central Hostel

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Blanco Central Hostel, Koh Phi Phi, Thailand Image by: Blanco Central Hostel

Owned by the same people behind Rehab Hostel, Blanco Central Hostel is another hard-partying budget accommodation in the heart of Koh Phi Phi.

Located about a 2-minute walk from the beach, Blanco Hostel offers guests a selection of 4, 6, or 8-bed mixed dorms, each equipped with air conditioning and ensuite bathrooms. The property also offers a selection of private rooms for guests that prefer added privacy.

The property also features an onsite bar and pool table and even hosts nightly and weekly parties and theme nights. Some of the most popular parties featured on the property are its Saturday Ladies’ Nights, its Gender Bender Tuesdays, and its weekly bar crawl every Monday and Friday.

Reception operates between 08:00 and 20:00, with check-in starting at 13:00 and check-out until 11:00. The property is cash only, and all guests must be 18 years of age or older. Meanwhile, guests 35 and up are not permitted to book dorm rooms but are allowed to stay in a private room.

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10. Dormsin

Dormsin

The first hostel on our list of Koh Phi Phi’s best hostels is the Dormsin. It is Koh Phi Phi’s first and most popular Pod Hostel.

Before moving forward, note that the Dormsin is not a valid choice for families with small children (but excellent for solo travelers or couples). It consists of 18 pod beds situated in a single ‘grand room’ and is off-limits to persons under 18 years old.

However, most pods are still private, regardless of being in a shared room. Think office cubicles and the extra privacy they offer in a large office building shared with other workers.

The rest of the facility has modern decor and comfy furniture. It also houses several showers accessible to all guests. Those who stay at the Dormsin rate it highly regarding comfort and atmosphere compared to other hostels.

The Dormsin Pod Hostel offers simple yet tasteful accommodations for tourists, including private pods with plug-ins, lights, shelves, and an adjustable arm for phones and tablets.

Did we forget that this place is pretty cutting-edge for a hostel? Because it most definitely is. They even have a pod nicknamed the ‘sensory deprivation pod’ if you want to experience no interference in resting.

Another thing that makes Dormsin so cool is that it accepts cash and PayPal. The place also has reportedly huge storage lockers (think big enough to fit your luggage, the boogie board and beach ball you picked up on the boardwalk, and then some.

They also provide free coffee, tea, and water 24/7. You can’t beat that!

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FAQ About Hostels in Koh Phi Phi, Southern Thailand

What is the Best Hostel to Stay in Koh Phi Phi Near Loh Dalum Bay?

Arguably one of the most beautiful beaches in Koh Phi Phi, Loh Dalum Bay is easily accessible on the shores of Phi Phi Don. Those looking to spend their time near the beach will find several fantastic hostels, including Sweed Dee, Blue Flow Hostel, and @The Pier 519.

What Are the Best Hostels in Koh Phi Phi for Solo Travellers?

Koh Phi Phi offers various hostels for all kinds of solo travelers. Those looking for a quiet space to unwind while exploring the islands can find cozy comfort at Voyagers Hostel and Sweed Dee. Meanwhile, those looking for a vibrant party spot can book a bed at the lively Blanco Central Hostel or Rehab Hostel.

How Much Are Hostels in Koh Phi Phi?

Hostels in Koh Phi Phi are very affordable, with a bed in a shared dorm starting at about 6 USD per night. Higher-end hostels are also available starting at about 15 USD per night, making hostels a great way to experience the island culture on a budget.

What’s the best Neighborhood to Stay in When Visiting Koh Phi Phi?

Boasting nearby beaches and several attractions and tour operators, Ton Sai Village is the best area to base a first-time exploration of the archipelago and is home to some of the region’s best hostels, including Blue Flow Hostel, @The Pier 519, and Dormsin.

The Best Hostels in Koh Phi Phi: A Final Word

After reading our list of candidates for the best hostel in Koh Phi Phi, you should have little to no issues narrowing your search and making a selection.

Remember to consider important factors while choosing the best hostel in Koh Phi Phi. This includes check-in times, private bathroom and kitchenette options, and other desired facility options.

Good luck choosing your hostel, and have a great time in Thailand!

About The Author

Kurt Norris

A Canada-based freelance writer, Kurt acquired his bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Windsor. Upon graduating, Kurt left the courtside media desk behind and began venturing the globe. Throughout his journeys, Kurt enjoys partaking in slow travel and loves to explore the histories and cultures of each destination, which he shares with others through his writing.

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Kurt Norris

Kurt Norris

A Canada-based freelance writer, Kurt acquired his bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature from the University of Windsor. Upon graduating, Kurt left the courtside media desk behind and began venturing the globe. Throughout his journeys, Kurt enjoys partaking in slow travel and loves to explore the histories and cultures of each destination, which he shares with others through his writing.

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