Hostels are the perfect places for Backpackers, Solo Travelers, Budget Travelers, Party Animals or anyone who is willing to socialize, make friends globally. This post categorizes the hostels in Krabi into Party, Non-Party and Offbeat hostels and lists the best hostels in Krabi for each category.

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Where to Stay in Krabi

When you are staying in Hostels the atmosphere inside is more or less social, but the atmosphere outside depends on the area you are staying in. You may have different tastes and requirements and the following classification will help you find the best area for you.

AreaBest For
Ao Nang, Krabi TownSolo-Travelers, Social Couples. Ao Nang is the most vibrant area with famous ao-nang beach while Krabi town has more of a city vibe to it with less nightlife.
Railay, Klong Muang Privacy seeking Couples. Railay is scenic with panoramic views while Klong Muang is more of a resort town.

Categories of Hostel

Hostel Best For
Party Hostels Party Animals: Solo-Travelers/ Couples/ Groups
Non-Party Backpacker HostelsTravelers looking for a peaceful stay.
Offbeat HostelsTravelers looking for for an offbeat experience.

Best Party Hostels in Krabi

Slumber Party Hostel Boat Tour in Krabi
Slumber Party Boat Tour (Courtesy: Hostelworld)

1. Slumber Party Hostel Krabi

  • Slumber party is an established brand in party hostels.
  • Location: 2 Km to the beach.
  • Free beach transfers four times a day.
  • Activities: Day tours, Island trips, Pub Crawl, Beer- games, etc.
  • Note: They don’t accept bookings from people over the age of 35.

2. Slumber Party Hostel Ao Nang Beach

  • Another Slumber party property in Krabi.
  • Location : Right on the beach.
  • Activities: Pub crawls, island tours, jungle tours, booze cruises, nightly drinking games, etc.

Best Non-Party Backpacker Hostels in Krabi

Common area of Pak-Up Hostel, Krabi
Pak-Up Hostel (Courtesy: Hostelworld)

1. Pak-Up Hostel

  • Located at Krabi Town
  • Extremely social atmosphere.
  • Facilities: Functional Gym, Shared Kitchen, self-service laundry.
  • Excellent value for money.

2. Reset Hostel

  • Only hostel located at Klong Muang Beach.
  • Free breakfast and free tea/coffee throughout the day.
  • Facilities: Self-service laundry (Washing Machines) available.
  • More peaceful and less social atmosphere.

3. K-Bunk

  • Located 1.5 Km to the Beachin Ao Nang.
  • PS4 for late-night gaming.
  • Sister hostel of Slumber Party where you can head for the parties.
  • Various treks, trips and tours organised by the hostel.

Best Offbeat Hostels

Pool area of Blanco Hideout Railay Hostel at Railay beach, Krabi
Blanco Hideout Railay (Courtesy: Hostelworld)

1. Blanco Hideout Railay

  • Only hostel in Railay.
  • Resort style hostel, has a panoramic view over the beach and surrounding mountains. 
  • Facilities: A pool, two bars, restaurant and common areas. 
  • Railay Pub Crawl – Starts at Blanco every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Blanco Boat Party – Every Tuesday and Saturday. 

2. The Bananas

  • Bananas Bungalows is a secluded bungalow located in Klong Muang.
  • Best for nature lovers with natural mountain, mangrove and seaside surroundings.
  • Bit far from the main tourist centers.

3. Glur Hostel

  • A ‘serene hostel’ located at Ao Nang, Krabi. With lots of open space, garden, and an outdoor swimming pool.
  • 1.5 kilometers away from Aonang Beach.
  • Free breakfast and common kitchen.

Best Cheap Hostels In Krabi

1. Pak-Up Hostel: Also the best backpacker hostel in Krabi.

2. Amity Poshtel: Hostel with a premium feel located in Krabi Town a bit away from Ao Nang.

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