The 5 Best Hostels in Phuket to Add to Your List in 2021

If you are looking for a fantastic tropical destination, you might want to visit Phuket. The island offers stunning natural beauty, golden beaches, vibrant nightlife, delicious cuisine and interesting culture, making it a dream location for many travelers. A perfect trip requires the perfect place to stay, but Phuket is well known as one of the most expensive places to visit in Thailand, so can you travel to the island on a budget? Fortunately, although Phuket has become an expensive destination, it is still dotted with excellent budget hostels.

If you’re looking for a real bang for your buck, this list is for you! Here are 5 of the best hostels in Phuket for a wonderful, budget-friendly vacation.

Best hostels in Phuket for 2021

1. Auberge de la mer Vitamine

Located near Old Phuket Town in a refurbished boutique-turned-hostel, the name ‘Vitamin Sea’ might be a bit misleading as it is far from the ocean. Nonetheless, it’s still one of the best hostels in Phuket, and it has a nautical vibe, thanks to its bright, clean design. Due to its location, it’s a great choice if you want to explore Old Town, Phuket Walking Street or the bustling markets of Phuket Town.

Vitamin Sea Hostel offers basic mixed and female-only dorms. However, if you need more privacy, there are also private rooms. The living areas on the ground floor, including the mezzanine above the lobby, are perfect for relaxing and meeting other travelers. The hostel is probably one of the most affordable in Phuket. The best thing is that you get a basic breakfast and self-service coffee and tea included in the price!

Pricing: Start from approx. 199 Baht to 586 Baht per night.

Address: 54/8 Montri Rd., Talad Yai, Muang, Phuket, Phuket Town, Phuket 83000.

Click here to book now on Agoda.

Photo via Vitamin Sea

2. Eco Hostel Phuket

Eco Hostel Phuket is a stylish hostel located near the old town, opposite the old Phuket bus station. The area around the hostel may not be very attractive, but you can easily walk the streets of the old town and the nearby markets. Also, if you want to take the ferry to Phi Phi Island, this hostel can be a great base as it is only a 10 minute drive from Rassada Pier.

The hostel is located in a 4 storey boutique, with female dorms, mixed dorms and 3 private rooms. It also has a cafe on the ground floor, which is a nice place to grab a coffee or meet like-minded travelers. Every part of the hostel is immaculate and has a welcoming and comfortable vibe.

Pricing: Start from approx. 250 Baht to 1,916 per night.

Address: 156/44 Phang Nga Road, Phuket Town, Phuket 83000.

Click here to book now on Agoda.

Eco Hostel - One of the best hostels in Phuket

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3. Slumber party

If parties, all-night drinking parties, pub crawls and meeting other night owls are the reason you come to Phuket, this hostel is a great choice for you. The location is less than 15 minutes from Bangla Road and Patong Beach. Therefore, you can easily access many pubs and clubs. In addition, the hostel has the motto “Adventure Hard / Party Hard”. That’s why it offers plenty of activities and amenities for you to have a great time. It has a lively bar, a great common area and even runs pub crawls around Patong several days a week!

Slumber Party offers clean and comfortable dorms with a high level of security, so you don’t have to worry about your belongings whether you’re sleeping or partying. The staff is also friendly and welcoming, which will make your stay even more memorable.

Pricing: Start from approx. 208 baht per night.

Address: 27/27 Ratchapatanusorn Road, Patong, Patong, Phuket 83150.

Click here to book now on Agoda.

Slumber party

Photo via Slumber Party

4. sleepy station

Boasting beautiful fairy-lit gardens, street art graffiti and cozy capsule-style bunk beds, Sleepy Station is an exciting and affordable hostel. It is located just a 10 minute walk from the beautiful Kata Beach, while Patong is only a 15 minute drive away. Although the hostel is close enough to Phuket’s nightlife hotspot, it’s still idyllic enough for you to enjoy a peaceful stay. You can enjoy excellent cocktails at the inn’s bar. Additionally, the hostel also offers Jenga, darts, a PlayStation and more in its common area.

The capsule-style bunk beds are equipped with privacy curtains, lockers and outlets, allowing you to enjoy privacy and security at an affordable price. The rooms and beds are all clean and comfortable, so you can relax and unwind after a long day of exploring Phuket.

Pricing: Start from approx. 150 Baht to 450 Baht per night.

Address: 27/11 Kade Kwan Road, Kata, Phuket 83100.

Click here to book now on Agoda.

Sleepy Station - One of the best hostels in Phuket

Photo via Sleepy Station

5. Memory at the On On hotel

The Memory at On On is the oldest hotel in Phuket, dating back to 1927. It appeared in the 2000 film, The beach, as a budget hostel in Bangkok. Today the inn has been beautifully restored. Its interior has been renovated to create attractive private rooms and dormitories. Moreover, its Sino-Portuguese facade is now more elegant than ever. The rooms are all nicely decorated and equipped with modern amenities to ensure a comfortable stay.

Conveniently located in Old Phuket Town, many attractions are within walking distance. The Phuket Trickeye Museum and the Phuket Sunday Night Market are all within a 10-minute walk. Additionally, the Shire of the Serene Light and Phuket Center Tower are also nearby.

Pricing: Start from approx. 865 Baht to 3,602 Baht per night.

Address: 19 Phang-Nga Rd., Talad Yai, Phuket Town, Phuket 83000.

Click here to book now on Agoda.

Memory at the On On hotel

Photo via The Memory at On On Hotel

Needless to say, Phuket is full of fantastic budget hostels. Whether you want to party and meet other travelers or just need a place to rest after exploring the island, there will always be a hostel to suit your needs and budget.