Hostels are the perfect places for Backpackers, Solo Travelers, Budget Travelers, Party Animals or anyone who is willing to socialize and make friends globally. This post categorizes these hostels depending upon the need and requirements that different people have and lists the top 3 hostels in each category.

Also read:

  1. Best Hotels in Patong, Phuket (2019)
  2. Thailand Travel Guide: Things to do in Thailand & More
  3. Best Hostels in Bangkok (2019)

Where To Stay In Phuket ?

Hostel & AreaBest For
Party Hostels in PatongParty Animals: Solo-Travelers/ Couples/ Groups
Non-Party Hostels in PatongTravelers looking for peaceful stay inside and willing to party outside.
Non-Party Hostels in Karon & Kata Travelers looking for serenity away from the parties.
Non-Party Hostels in Phuket Old town Culture and History Lovers.
Non-Party Hostels near the airportTravelers wanting easy access to airport and bus-stop.

Top 3 Party Hostels in Phuket

LUB D Patong

1. Slumber Party Phuket

  • 10 min Walking distance from the beach.
  • Activities: Day tours, Island trips, Pub Crawl, Beer- games, etc.
  • Tip: To have a decent night’s sleep ask for a dorm on the fifth floor, it’s very quiet.

2. LUB D Phuket Patong

  • Outstanding Location: Just next to the beach in the heart of Patong.
  • Huge lobby that has a games area, a pool table, foosball, air hockey.
  • Huge see-through Swimming pool.
  • The only hostel/hotel to have a Muay Thai Boxing Ring and training area smack.
  • Has a co-working space.
  • Modern and Funky design.
  • Comparatively, costlier than other Hostels.

3. Bodega Phuket Party Resort

  • Close to the beach however a bit distant (about 2 km) from Bangla Road.
  • Activities: Pub crawls on Monday and Friday, pool parties on Sunday, market & island tours, booze cruises, nightly drinking games, etc.
  • Comparatively cheaper than other hostels.

Top 3 Non-Party Hostels in Patong, Phuket

BearPacker Patong Hostel

1. BearPacker Patong Hostel 

  • Exceptional Location: Right in front of Patong Beach, close to Bangla road. 
  • Facilities: Outdoor Swimming Pool, Tour/Travel Desk,Laundry.

2. BGW Phuket

  • Excellent Location: 5-10 min walk to the Beach, Bangla Road and shopping mall Jungceylon.
  • Free water to refill and ear plugs.

3. HIP Hostel

  • Excellent Location: 5-10 min walk to the Beach, Bangla Road and shopping mall Jungceylon.
  • Comparatively bigger dorms.

Best Non-Party Hostel in Kata, Karon, Old-Town Phuket and near the Airport

1. @Kata Beach: Sleepy Station Phuket

  • 7 min away from Kata Beach
  • Good Vibes, a beutiful garden to hang out.
  • Activities: BBQ night, Game nights and quiz night.

2. @Karon Beach: Doolay Hostel 

  • 10 minutes walk to Kata Beach, and 15 minutes by taxi to Patong and Bangla Road.
  • Bus/ferry tickets and tours can also be booked at the front desk.
  • Comparatively, costlier Hostel.

4. @Phuket Old Town: Baan Baan Hostel

  • Located at the center of Phuket Old Town, near to near bus station, Sunday Night Market and Trick Eye Museum.
  • Free Continental breakfast from 7:30 until 11:00 and free tea, coffee station.
  • Free small kitchen and utensils.
  • Negative: Lockers are locked with the same key as room key.

3. Near to Airport: The Luna Hostel Phuket Airport

  • Great locaion to cover different places in Phuket, near to the bus stop and hence, easy access to Khao Lak, Khao Sok, Similan Island and Surin National Park.
  •  5 mins walk from Phuket International Terminal, 6 mins walk to Naiyang Beach or National Park, 4 mins walk to Local food street market.
  • Free Soft Breakfast every morning from 07:00 until 11:00.
  • Free Kitchen and utensils in common area.
  • Free Parking.

Best Cheap Hostels In Phuket

1. In Patong: Sleepy Station Phuket

2. Outside Patong: Phuket Sunny Hostel

Happy Travelling !!


Abhinav Goel

Abhinav Goel is a travel blogger and a YouTuber. He is always looking for an escape to explore new destinations and cultures. He loves taking the road less traveled and having the authentic local experiences. Like most travelers, he wants to travel the world and has already embarked upon that journey. He started BookPackTravel to guide and inspire others to travel and make the most of their lives.

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