Phuket is an amazing place to visit. Once a destination for backpackers, it’s since attracted more tourists and it’s easy to see why. Combining incredible historical architecture, night markets, and beaches, Phuket is a wonderland.
But finding a hostel can be tricky. Do you want to be near the beach? Or in Phuket Town? And if you don’t want to party, how can you find the best place for you?
Don’t worry. We’ve looked into it and found you a load of places to stay in Phuket that are great for budget travelers. These are honestly some of the coolest hostels in Phuket, located everywhere from the beach to the city.
You may be traveling as a couple, you may want something high-end, or you may want to be on Patong Beach – whatever it is, we’ve got you covered. Let’s see what popping Phuket has to offer!
The Best Hostels in Phuket: Round-up
Best Overall Hostel in Phuket – Lub d Phuket Patong
Best Party Hostel in Phuket – Bodega Phuket Party Resort
Best Hostel for Solo Travellers in Phuket – BearPacker Phuket
Best Hostel near Phuket Town – Fulfil Phuket Hostel
Best Hostel in Patong Beach – Glur Hostel Patong Beach
Best Hostel in Kata Beach – Sino Hostel @ Kata Beach
Best Hotel near Phuket Airport – Hubb Hostel Phuket Airport
Best Hostel near Phuket Rassada Peir – Eco Hostel Phuket
Best High-end Hostel in Phuket – L’atilier Posh Phuket
Best Cheap Hostel in Phuket – Baan Baan Hostel
Best Hostel with a Private Room in Phuket – Pause Kathu
11 Best Hostels in Phuket
#1 – Lub d Phuket Patong
• Best Overall Hostel in Phuket •
Why we like Lub d Phuket Patong…
We absolutely adore how cool this place is. It’s one of those sleek, high-end Thai hostels that has everything on offer.
The decor is amazing, the staff are wonderful, the hostel itself is huge – no wonder it’s the best overall hostel in Phuket. Staying here is like staying at someone’s communal swanky apartment and we love it.
Lub d Phuket Patong is perfect for…
Anybody who wants to stay in an amazingly designed hostel and be spoilt for things to do should stay at this incredible Phuket backpackers hostel.
From air hockey to Thai boxing, there’s a lot on offer. There’s also a bar, coworking space, a see-through swimming pool. You won’t want to leave!
• Best Party Hostel in Phuket •
Why we like Bodega Phuket Party Resort…
This is where the party’s at in Phuket and we love it. Life in this top hostel in Phuket is centred around its huge outdoor pool and involves a lot of socialising.
A lot of this is in the form of tours, pool parties, bar crawls – and all just a stone’s throw from Phuket’s Patong Beach.
Bodega Phuket Party Resort is perfect for…
Are you looking for the best party hostel in Phuket? Well, this is it. It’s the perfect place for any travellers wanting to get to know people and make friends.
If you just want to party and enjoy the free flowing shots with your friends then Bodega is definitely the place to do it.
#3 – BearPacker Phuket
• Best Hostel for Solo Travelers in Phuket •
Why we like BearPacker Phuket…
We like this place because it’s spotlessly clean, brand new and goes a long way to cater to travelers’ needs. All the beds have privacy curtains, lockers, plus there’s high-speed internet, an outdoor swimming pool, and top security.
The interiors at the BearPacker are light, modern and decidedly trendy.
BearPacker Phuket is perfect for…
Backpackers looking to meet and mingle with other travellers should definitely take a look at this place. It’s by the beach, it’s very social, the staff are always happy to help (and very friendly).
It’s easy to meet new people around the pool or in the communal spaces, making this easily the best hostel for solo travellers in Phuket.
#4 – Fulfil Phuket Hostel
• Best Hostel in Phuket Town •
Why we like Fulfil Phuket Hostel…
For the best hostel in Phuket Town, look no further than Fulfil. This place is set inside an old, renovated shophouse, this Phuket backpackers hostel oozes all the cool you’d expect from Phuket town.
The renovation work here is super stylish for a very Instagrammable space that still maintains original features. Lovely.
Fulfil Phuket Hostel is perfect for…
Perfect for people who want to stay in Phuket Town, rather than Patong Beach, there are fantastic restaurants just next door for some tasty food. It’s also close to the Sunday Market.
Anybody looking to explore the town instead of lazing around on a beach and partying should look into this cool hostel in Phuket.
• Best Hostel near Patong Beach •
Why we like Glur Hostel Patong Beach…
Providing a fusion of budget hotel and chic urban hostel, we can’t help but like this Phuket backpackers hostel. Throw in beachside living and we think we’ve found the best hostel in Patong Beach.
Glur is brand new and is very spacious and clean, complete with comfortable rooms and high-end facilities. Great value for money!
Glur Hostel Patong Beach is perfect for…
Want to be near the centre of the action but still get a good night’s sleep? Staying at this recommended hostel in Phuket is a great option for that.
There’s also a cool coffee shop downstairs, so if you’re a digital nomad you’d love doing a spot of work in the cool, airy surroundings of this space.
• Best Hostel in Kata Beach •
Why we like Sino Hostel @ Kata Beach…
Yet another world of chic hostel design, each room at this hostel is a variation on the Sino-Portuguese theme that makes the shophouses in Phuket so beautiful.
We love the Sino bathrooms; tessellating tiles and yellow colour pops in these spaces alone make this one of the coolest hostels in Phuket.
Sino Hostel @ Kata Beach is perfect for…
You get the best of both worlds at this hostel, so if you want to be a 10 minute walk away from Kata Beach, but be set back a little so you can still get some shut eye, this place is for you.
Easily the best hostel in Kata Beach, you’ll feel well looked after by Sino’s amazing staff.
• Best Hostel near Phuket Aiport •
Why we like Hubb Hostel Phuket Airport…
It’s in the name, but regardless this is definitely the best hostel near Phuket Airport. It takes the stress away from arriving in Phuket late at night and having nowhere to stay or having to catch an early flight.
The Hubb is just five minutes away from the airport, but it’s more than just convenient: it’s clean, stylish and the staff are lovely.
Hubb Hostel Phuket Airport is perfect for…
If you’re a fan of convenience, and like staying near the airport when you’ve got an early flight to catch, then you’ll love this place.
There’s a cheap shuttle to the airport, which is a plus. If you’re hungry, there are plenty of food stalls and shops right next door to this youth hostel in Phuket. There’s also a free breakfast in the morning!
#8 – Eco Hostel Phuket
• Best Hostel near Phuket Rassada Pier •
Why we like Eco Hostel Phuket…
More than just a hostel that’s conveniently located near transport (in this case the ferry terminal), this place is modern, contemporary and decorated with bright, fresh colours.
It’s a typically cool hostel in Phuket and easily the best hostel near Phuket Rassada Pier. It’s a nice place to relax. We like they’ve got a hostel cat to make friends with, too.
Eco Hostel Phuket is perfect for…
Want to be close to transport? This is the place if you want to explore the islands that Phuket has to offer – Rassada Pier is within walking distance.
The Eco Hostel Phuket is right near the local night market too, so you still get to explore a slice of local life. It’s clean, quiet and perfect place to lay your head after a ferry ride. It’s also close to the bus terminal!
• Best High-end Hostel in Phuket •
Why we like L’atelier Posh Phuket…
Now these place really is the best high-end hostel in Phuket. Many others are cool, but this one features plush interiors that go above and beyond what you’d expect of a Phuket backpackers hostel.
L’atelier is decorated in the theme of an art gallery, so it’s a unique mix of antique Thai furnishings and modern, contemporary urban design.
L’atelier Posh Phuket is perfect for
Do you love design? Then you should stay at this place.
A few nights at the coolest hostel in Phuket and you won’t be able to stop yourself from taking pictures of almost everything, from the glass basins in the ornate bathrooms to the polished, sleek bunks.
It’s like the Versace Mansion crossed with minimalist design. Sound like you? It’s all yours.
#10 – Baan Baan Hostel
• Best Cheap Hostel in Phuket •
Why we like Baan Baan Hostel…
We love how this place, even though it’s very, very affordable, still manages to pull off an effortlessly simple style.
It’s one of those cool hostels in Phuket, of course, but this one does it in neutral tones without sharp, industrial edges and we can’t help but fall desperately in love with it.
Baan Baan Hostel is perfect for…
It’s the best cheap hostel in Phuket, so if you’re on a shoestring budget but you still feel like staying somewhere with a bit of an eye for design – especially if you yourself are a fan of that – then you’ll love the aesthetics of this easygoing Phuket backpackers hostel.
As a bonus the beds are large and the lockers are spacious.
#11 – Pause Kathu
• Best Hostel with a Private Room in Phuket •
Why we like Pause Kathu…
We love the unfinished chic of this place – think exposed bricks, polished concrete, raw, blocky unvarnished wood. This youth hostel in Phuket is informal, meaning check in, check out and general day to day life here is a breeze.
Laid-back living, combined with the effortless style, is something we really, really like. A lot.
Pause Kathu is perfect for…
If you’re in a couple or if you’re a flashpacker, the private rooms here look basically like your dream apartment. Funky ensuite bathrooms, chic design, king-sized soft beds, flat screen TVs.
The Pause Kathu is more like a very cool boutique hotel, to be honest, making it easily the best hostel with a private room in Phuket. Oh and there’s a free breakfast, too.
Closing thoughts on the best bargain hostels in Phuket
Those were the best hostels in Phuket! We’re so happy that we can show you just how cool these places are. It’s amazing that you can stay in a budget Phuket hostel but feel like you’re in an upscale boutique hotel.
From the shophouses of the town to the lively party atmosphere of the beaches, there’s a lot to explore on this exciting island – you’re never going to want to leave!
Of course, there are a lot of hostels in Phuket that cater for backpackers who only want to party. But trust us: there loads of areas to stay in, notably Phuket Town, where you can get a good night’s sleep in a stylish hostel.
Can’t choose from one of these cool hostels? That’s ok, just go for Lub d Phuket Patong – the best overall hostel in Phuket. Get ready to post a lot of photos on social media – Phuket is waiting for you!
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