Heading to the paradise beaches of Phuket in southern Thailand? You’ll be needing an awesome place to stay. We’ve selected 5 of the best hostels, so you can kick back, drink mango-flavored cocktails and enjoy some of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
1. Bodega Phuket
Bodega Phuket is a hostel-come-music-cafe, with an awesome, relaxed vibe. The hostel is known for its amazing location — it’s just a five-minute walk from Bangla Road, the party capital of Phuket and a few minutes walk to the beach. The hostel showcases work from local, aspiring artists, has music nights and offers great coffee and smoothies. It has 8-bed and 4-bed dorms, alongside private rooms, which all have air conditioning. Guests love its computer with skype phones (for those traveling without laptops), spacious dorm rooms and tons of activities that are offered.
2. The Luna
The Luna is a simple hostel that has good facilities, clean dorm rooms, and a nice free breakfast. It’s in a great location, just four minutes from a tasty street food market, where you can eat top Thai dishes such as pad thai and mango sticky rice. It’s conveniently located just a few minutes from Phuket International Airport, so it makes a great option if you have a late or early flight.
3. Conmigo Hostel
Conmigo Hostel is a ten-minute-walk to Patong Beach, which is the most famous beach resort in Phuket. Guests love the hostel’s friendly atmosphere and helpful staff. The hostel features a cute interior, with kooky decorations. It’s right next to a scooter rental shop, which is a plus — renting a scooter and riding to different beaches is one of the top activities in Phuket.
4. Chillhub Hostel
If you’re looking for some peace and quiet, then Chillhub Hostel is the place for you. The hostel is hidden behind buildings and greenery, and it offers a quiet oasis for weary travelers. It’s only a two-minute walk to the stunning Bangtao Beach and the hotel also has a pool, so you can take a refreshing dip first thing in the morning. Each dorm room has individual lockers and plug sockets next to the beds. Guests love the hostel’s big common area and comfy beds. The hostel has en-suite bathrooms for female dorms, making it a great place for women to stay.
5. Bearpacker Patong Hostel
Bearpacker Patong Hostel is in an awesome location, just a one-minute walk to Patong Beach. Guest love the hostel’s rooftop pool, giant TV screen (great for watching footie and movies) and comfy beds. It’s a new hostel so it’s got great new facilities and is super clean. There’s a good onsite restaurant serving Thai and Western dishes too.