17 Best Hostels in Koh Lanta Thailand

Are you a backpacker? Are you traveling on a budget and looking for the best hostels in Koh Lanta Thailand? If so, you come to the right place.

In this article, I will help you to find the best affordable hostels in Koh Lanta, save you a lot of time searching, and have your best experience while staying in budget.

But first, let’s look at the best area to stay for Backpacks in Koh Lanta.

There are 7 areas in Koh Lanta for you to choose from:

  1. Saladan Village 
  2. Klong Dao Beach
  3. Phra Ae Beach & Long Beach
  4. Klong Khong Beach
  5. Klong Nin Beach
  6. Kantiang Bay & Bamboo Bay
  7. Old Town 

Long Beach is the most famous beach with many hotel options, bars, and restaurants for your entertainment. The Southern Beaches calmer and peaceful if you like a quiet place. 

While most of the visitors visit the West Coast of Koh Lanta, Koh Lanta Old Town on the East Coast is a cool place to visit and stay if you are looking for something different. 

Best Hostel in Koh Lanta Long Beach Phra Ae 

Long Beach is called Phra Ae, and is the most popular place to stay in Koh Lanta. It is 4km long in between Klong Khong Beach and Klong Dao beach, with clean sand, warm water, and palm trees. There are plenty of good hotels, beach front restaurants, bars along the beach. 

1. Hub of Joys Hostel – Most Modern Hostels in Koh Lanta

Hub of Joys Hostel is a 2-star hotel, featuring air-conditioning. The location is perfect,  just 5 minutes walking to Long Beach and a variety of amazing shops and restaurants. It is a good value for money hostel. Free breakfast, free Wifi, shared bathroom. 

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2. Blanco Hostel Lanta – Best Overall Hostel in Koh Lanta

Blanco Hostel Lanta is just a 2-minute walk to the Long Beach, and 20 minutes drive to Saladan pier. The hostel offers good facilities, air-conditioning, free Wifi. This is a good place for solo travelers to socialize and also easy to find some spots to chill out alone. 

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3. Best Stay Hostel At Lanta – Best Backpacker Hostel for Solo Travelers

Best Stay Hostel At Lanta is located a 5-minute walk to the Long Beach, 1.1km away to Klong Dao beach, near restaurants, and supermarkets. It’s a social hostel with a friendly vibe but not a party hostel but walking or motorbike distance to parties spots.

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4. Bubu Lanta Hostel – Best Hostel with Garden View in Koh Lanta

The location of Bubu Lanta Hostel was very central, less than 10 min to the beach. cheap motorbike rental, an on-site bar for drinks and socializing. Many restaurants, markets within walking distance,scuba diving shops are across the street.

During the time I visited Long Beach, I was staying at the Hub of Joys Hostel. This hostel has a wonderful review of booking.com with a lot of bookings. It is a perfect hostel to stay while in Long Beach Koh Lanta on budget.

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Best Hostel in Koh Lanta Klong Dao Beach

Klong Dao is the closest beach to Saladan Pier where all travelers arrive first when visiting Koh Lanta. It’s a nice beach with soft sand, warm water, easy waves make it the ideal place to have long walks, running or swimming.

Khlong Dao has a peaceful and relaxing vibe,it is a great  place for families to stay. It is close to Lanta Market, easy to find good restaurants and all kinds of accommodation depending on your budget.

For backpacker wanted to stay in Khlong dao which is convenience when you first arrive, we have some options for you:

5. Hey beach hostel – Perfect Hostel in Koh Lanta

Hey Beach Hostel is located just 2km away to the Saladan Village, 9 minute to oases Yoga 20m from the beach, tuk tuk distance to the Long Beach, 80 minutes by boat to Phiphi island. Free bananas and bread for breakfast, coffee and water are also free.  

It’s a nice place where you are likely to meet a lot of other travelers. No party music around .Social for families and solo travelers.

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6. Lemonade Boutique Inn – Best Hostel in Koh Lanta with a Private Room

Lemonade Boutique is situated just 2 minute to the Klong Beach, walking distance to the Prier. 

The Inn offers scooter rental with an affordable price, and wonderful lemonade. There are plenty of restaurants, massage places nearby that you can easily go to by walking or tuk tuk. 7 Eleven is just across the street.

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7. El Greco Bungalows Koh Lanta 

El Greco Bungalows Koh Lanta is well located just 200m to the beach, and restaurants/bars. The hostel offers good air-conditioning and free Wifi. 

The Bungalows are set behind the only Greek Restaurant on Koh Lanta.  Breakfast options are great, and the restaurant offers wonderful food at lunchtime and dinner. El Greko is fantastic value and a great homely place to stay.

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Best Hostel & Budget Hotel in Klong Khong Beach Koh Lanta 

Klong Khong Beach is in the middle West Coast of Koh Lanta island. There are a lot of options on restaurants, beach bars with magical sunset every night. 

Klong Khong Beach is a perfect place for backpackers, solo travelers. It’s a great place for swimming when the tide is high but when it’s at lower tide, the beach is quite narrow and the sand is coarse.

8. Lanta Hostel 

Lanta hostel is located just 5 minutes drive to the Long Beach, 2 minutes walk from a 7Eleven and a 5 minute walk from the beach with a huge range of places to eat. This hostel offers an outdoor swimming pool, free Wifi, and helps you with vehicle rental also assists arrangements for day trips and boat tickets at good prices

This is a cool place to meet other travellers.

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Lanta Hostel

9. DOX Ko Lanta

DOX Ko Lanta is situated in a perfect location between North and South Koh Lanta. You can easily walk to the beach, bars and restaurants. You can also rent a bike there and there is laundry next door.

Common activities like a barbecue evening will give you  the opportunity to get to know the other guests as well as locals while enjoying very good food.

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10. Zabit Bungalow

Zabut Bungalow is located 2.7km from the beach, 7eleven and a few good restaurants are within 5-10 minutes walking distance. You can easily rent a motorbike right at the property and they also offer a good laundry. This is a homely place, surrounded with greenery. 

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11. Cat Bungalow 

Cat Bungalow is a fantastic value for money hostel, free breakfast with coffee, chocolate, milk, 3 types of fruits, toast, butter and jelly and free scooter included. What else do you want to ask for?

Each bungalow also comes with a private seating area out the front with a chair, hard deckchair, and a hammock. The hostel also assists you to book tours with better prices.

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Best Budget Hotel in Klong Nin Beach Koh Lanta 

Klong Nin beach is a quiet beach, suitable for family travelers, great for adults and kids alike. Bungalows, bars, restaurants, massage places, 7 Eleven are located along the beach and offer everything you might need.

If you go early in the morning it feels like you have the whole beach to yourself!

12. Lanta Mattia Bungalows and Resort

Lanta Mattia Bungalows and Resort is located 2 minutes walking to the Beach where you can see beautiful sunset,  plus close to supermarkets and restaurants on the beach. The Bungalows offer free Wifi, free private parking. And Scooter rental, tour bookings, ferry tickets are available right at property.

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13. Samati Best House

Samati Best House is located in a quiet area, offers a perfect hide away. You can find the beach, several restaurants, street food kitchen, Tesco or 7 eleven within a few minutes walk.

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Best Budget Hotel in Kantiang Bay & Bamboo Bay Koh Lanta 

These beaches are in the South of the island, uncrowded and stunning beaches. It’s not far from the national park so it’s a good place to stay if you like a calm, quiet atmosphere. 

14. Aha Lanta Cozy Hostel

Aha Lanta Cozy Hostel is a short walk to the beach, restaurants, bars, convenience shops. The hostel offers free coffee and free filtered water, free eggs and toast in the morning. Beds have curtains and charging ports, reading lights, and even a fold out table.

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15. Kantiang Oasis Resort

Kantiang Oasis Resort is located just 2 minutes to Kantiang Beach, 5-minute drive to Waterfall Bay, 15-minute drive to Koh Lanta National Park

You can hire scooters here and  the staff will organize any tours or activities you could possibly want.

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Best Budget Hotel in Koh Lanta Old Town

While most visitors who travel to Koh Lanta choose to stay in the West Coast, Koh Lanta Old Town is a cool place not to miss when visiting Koh Lanta.

You can see all the history of Koh Lanta in this small town. If you decided to stay in this Old Town Easylife Bungalow is great affordable accommodation to stay.

16. Easylife Bungalow

Easylife Bungalow is located just around 1km from the Old Town. The Bungalow is surrounded by fruit trees and all varieties of medicinal plants and herbs – a cool jungle nature around bungalows.

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Best Cheap Hotel in Koh Lanta Saladan Village

Saladan Village is the first place you enter when arriving to koh lanta by ferries, speed boats or canavan. This place has everything you might need from hotels, hostels, travel agencies, restaurants, bars, banks, convenience shops, massage places.

For backpacker travel on the budget and wanted to stay in this beautiful village, we recommend to stay at  Lanta Chaolay

 17. Lanta Chaolay – Best Budget Hostel for Couple in Koh Lanta

 Lanta Chaolay is situated just 1.7km to the Klong Dao beach, 2km to the Pier. It’s quiet at night, a good place to have fresh sleep to explore the island next days. 

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FAQs about Best Hostels in Koh Lanta

1. Where Is The Best Place For Backpackers In Koh Lanta?

I would say Long Beach is the best place for backpackers in Koh Lanta. This is a popular tourist destination, if you are visiting koh lanta , Long Beach is a great place to stay.

There are plenty of affordable hostels to choose from. I recommend some of the best hostel in this area are Hub of Joys Hostel, Blanco Hostel Lanta, Best Stay Hostel At Lanta, Bubu Lanta Hostel

2. Is Koh Lanta Expensive?

You can travel to Koh lanta for $20 A Day.

3. Is it worth visiting Koh Lanta, Thailand?

If you are interested in visiting Koh lanta and wondering if it is worth visiting this island , watch this video below for find your answer.

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I hope you can choose the Best Hostels in Koh Lanta from the list I wrote above and make your travelling in Koh lanta the most memorable time!

About Author: Linda Smith

I'm Linda Smith, the Hotel Expert, an experienced travel blogger who passionate about traveling. I'm here to share with you all my travel experiences and tips. I cover a wide range of travel topics, specializing in sharing information about the best areas, neighborhoods, and hotels in each city. I hope all these things will make your travel easier.

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