Best Places for Backpackers in Koh Tao, Thailand.

Enjoy backpacking around Koh Tao, Thailand without a fixed itinerary by using our handy listings of the best hostels in every destination. Specially curated for backpackers and economy travellers, we help you find an amazing place to stay no matter where you're headed!

The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Koh Tao, Thailand.

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Top 42 hostels in Koh Tao, Thailand.

These are the 42 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Koh Tao, Thailand.

1
Clear View Resort

100 /100

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Clear View Resort

Clear View Resort is located in a quiet area between Mae Had beach and Sairee beach on Koh Tao island. The property provides a safe, clean and comfortable environment for travelers. Also, it is just a minute's walk from the beach. The property features bungalows with a private balcony and free Wi...
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2
Gecko Republic Jungle Hostel

100 /100

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Gecko Republic Jungle Hostel

A brand new, eco-friendly social venture. A great place to meet other travelers, with organised activities, experience the local Thai culture, have fun and sleep well. We have free Wifi. Our dorms each have: - electronic door lockers - aircon - full length mirror + hairdryer - big lockers...
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3
Deishaview Jungle Hostel

96 /100

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Deishaview Jungle Hostel

The unique, incredible project that will offer an extraordinary authentically experience to those ones who want to discover the true nature of the tropical paradise. Imagine a ravishing, magical place, hidden in the middle of the jungle, at one of the most beautiful places of our fairy, entrancing i...
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The Dearly Koh Tao Hostel

95 /100

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The Dearly Koh Tao Hostel

The Dearly Koh Tao Hostel offers young travelers clean, comfortable and affordable shared, and private accommodations. Our exceptional facility is uniquely designed with amenities such common room, rooftop terrace, bar, cafe, and a restaurant. As an eco friendly hostel, taking care of our planet is...
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5
Mania Guest House

91 /100

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Mania Guest House

Mania Guesthouse is set in Ko Tao. It is in walking distance from Mae Haad Pier, approx 200 meters. The property is simple but comfortable. The location is perfect for traveling around the island and easy to go to Koh Nangyuan where is only 4 km away. All rooms have a wardrobe and are fitted wit...
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6
La Latina

91 /100

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La Latina

La Latina Hostel is located just 2 minutes from the port of Koh Tao. We know how to satisfy your needs and concerns to make better your stay in Koh Tao. We have two different types of rooms. DORMS with 6 beds with aircon and a private room with two single beds with fan (extra charge with airco...
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Bed and Ink Hostel Koh Tao

90 /100

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Bed and Ink Hostel Koh Tao

Our renovated modern hostel provides a safe, clean and comfortable recently environment for travelers with strong WiFi, air conditioned rooms and a common space. Just a minute's walk from the Mae Had beach. Bed and Ink has dorm beds in Standard (3.5 ft) Twin Size available. Staying at Bed &...
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8
Sleep Inn Upcycled Guesthouse

89 /100

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Sleep Inn Upcycled Guesthouse

Sleep Inn Upcycled Guesthouse was renovated in December 2016, using as less of new materials as possible. We try an alternative way against the stream of massive construction of new buildings on Koh Tao. To avoid producing more waste on this small tropical island, we restore used things and built...
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9
Assava Dive Resort

89 /100

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Assava Dive Resort

Assava Dive Resort is a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center offering PADI programs from beginner course to the professional level. Small groups, personal tuition and with multi-lingual speaking instructors from the Netherlands, Germany, France, China and England. We offer accommodation to...
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10
V-Hostel Koh Tao

89 /100

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V-Hostel Koh Tao

We are a place for diving lover and nature lover. We are very near to pier, just only 5 mins by walk but all around with nurture. You can take a rest here so quiet and calm. We have two chill area for you to choose up to your motion, one is indoor but open air area with garden view for you to si...
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11
BP Hostel Kohtao

89 /100

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BP Hostel Kohtao

BP Hostel Kohtao has all ticket travel and diving scuba or snorkeling trip. Laundry service. Motorbike for rent. This property also has one of the best-rated locations in Koh Tao! Guests are happier about it compared to other properties in the area. Couples particularly like the location....
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12
Taco Shack Hostel Sairee Beach

88 /100

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Taco Shack Hostel Sairee Beach

Taco Shack Hostel (Sairee Beach) was built with the traveler in mind. It is located in Sairee Beach, which is famous for it relaxing beach by day and electrifying nightlife. There are plenty of shops and restaurants close by to please any shopaholic, very easy to walk around from place to place....
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13
White Jail @ Koh Tao Hostel

87 /100

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White Jail @ Koh Tao Hostel

Recently opened, new and modern accommodation in White Jail style. White Jail @ Koh Tao Hostel has a nice, friendly, quiet atmosphere in a good central location in Mea Haad. Only 3 min walk from the pier and next to the Baby Rasta Carbar. The beach is around 3 min walk from our hostel. You also f...
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14
Chaantalay

87 /100

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Chaantalay

Situated 800 meters from the ideal Sairee Beach on Ko Tao, Chaantalay offers comfortable rooms and free Wi-Fi access throughout. At Chaantalay, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. The guestrooms feature air conditioning, a ceiling fan and a flat-screen c...
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15
Carabao Diving Resort

87 /100

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Carabao Diving Resort

Carabao is a front beach diving resort that offers shared dormitories and private room for budget prices. It is located at Chalok Beach which is a good place to stay if you want somewhere quiet but still near local conveniences and walking distance to the famous Freedom Beach, Buddha Rock Cape, Cape...
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16
Oasis Hotel-Pods

87 /100

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Oasis Hotel-Pods

Oasis Hotel pods is a modern and different hotel concept. Our facilities have shared rooms, with a maximum of 10 people, with isolated individual spaces, comfortable, spacious and well-equipped. Facilities: •Air-conditioned hostel rooms •Free WiFi •Sea views from the dorm •Swimming pool with...
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17
Green Shelter

87 /100

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Green Shelter

Our goal is to make sure that our guests have an unforgettable island experience. The hostel is centrally located in Mae Haad, less than a two-minute walk from the main pier where you arrive by boat and just around the corner from the walking street that parallels Sairee Beach. For those who knew...
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18
Triple B Bungalows

86 /100

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Triple B Bungalows

Welcome to Triple B Bungalows, the place where you can relax and enjoy Koh Tao at your own pace. Triple B Bungalows is centrally located on the quieter 'Songserm' Road, 5 minutes from the beach and 5 minutes from 'down town' Mae Had, where all the major facilities are located alongside many qual...
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19
Summer of ‘69

86 /100

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Summer of ‘69

Hostel '69 Koh Tao is a small and sincere home of international travelers who believe hostels are much more than a cheap place to stay. Our main goal is to provide a safe, open, and easy going environment so everyone can tap into the chill vibes of the Summer of 1969- share laughs, build friendships...
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Sleep Inn Hostel Koh Tao

85 /100

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Sleep Inn Hostel Koh Tao

Sleep Inn Hostel is conveniently located in the middle of Mae Haad, 2 Minutes walk from the main Pier, directly on the Pier (up) Road, after the 7/11, one hundred Meters on the left hand Side. YOU DON´T NEED A TAXI to get to us! Mae Haad is Koh Taos´lively port and transportation hub, where all F...
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Summer Hostel Koh Tao

85 /100

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Summer Hostel Koh Tao

Dorm room highlights: - air conditioning and fan only dorms - en-suite with hot shower or purpose built large bathroom - brand new beds, mattresses and linen - power sockets and reading light for each bed - secure lockers - free high-speed wifi throughout - common room with bean bags, fridge,...
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Indie Hostel Koh Tao

85 /100

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Indie Hostel Koh Tao

Our hostel is super modern, clean, shared accommodation but still really private, well designed and just awesome. :-) You will not stay in a bunkbed in a massive room, but you will get your own 'pod' in an air conditioned dorm room. Your pod has everything in it that you need: comfy mattress, bla...
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Koh Tao Central Hostel

85 /100

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Koh Tao Central Hostel

Koh Tao Central Hostel is located in Mae Haad just 50 meters from the beach and piers and 10 minutes’ walk from Sairee Beach. No taxi is needed when you arrive! We offer 24 hour air-conditioning, common area with a PS3, hot showers, WIFI, island discounts and much more. Partition walls & black o...
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Koh Tao Loft Hostel

84 /100

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Koh Tao Loft Hostel

**Please note: Please do double confirm your reservation with us 48 hours before your arrival. otherwise, your booking will not be guaranteed. Koh Tao Loft Property has both AC & Fan cooled non smoking accomodations with designated smoking area. Each of KTLH's 29 private beds has its own light...
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25
Black Wood Koh Tao

83 /100

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Black Wood Koh Tao

Black Wood Hostel in Ko Tao provides adults-only accommodation with a garden and a terrace. A 3-minute walk from Mae Haad Pier, the property is also 3.2 km away from Sunken Ship. Both free WiFi and private parking are available at the hostel. The rooms come with a private bathroom with free toile...
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Khun Ying House

83 /100

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Khun Ying House

Our property Khun Ying House locates very central,2 mintues to the beach and main center.There are two different room types availablr, Standard Double room with Air Conditioned and Standeard Double fan room(Shared Bathroom). Cafe,bakery and restaurants are surraounding our property and you can en...
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Good Dream Hotel

83 /100

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Good Dream Hotel

Located in a very central area –only 2 minutes walk to the beach and center where you have access to all your essential needs. Our property is almost ready to meet all your accommodation needs with a wide range of budgets from basic to luxury style(Dormitory and private).A communal area to meet the...
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Goodtime Beach Backpackers Koh Tao

82 /100

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Goodtime Beach Backpackers Koh Tao

Goodtime Beach Hostel is back and better than ever in our new location. Reborn as Goodtime Beach Backpackers, we are more resort than hostel. Like our sister location on Koh Phangan, all Goodtime Beach Backpacker hostels are both social and relaxing depending on what you want to get out of your expe...
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Spicytao Backpackers

81 /100

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Spicytao Backpackers

Our rooms equipped with indoor toilet and shower and lockers (use your own padlock) and they are separated in a large private garden which offers large outdoor space. The covered outdoor common area and sundeck offer great garden and mountain views where most people hang out for socializing, chill...
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30
Sarin Guest House

80 /100

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Sarin Guest House

Sarin Guest House is 2 minutes walk from the beach and 5-minute walk from the beach from the main pier at Mae Haad. Free WiFi access is available. Each room here will provide you with air conditioning. There is also a fan. For Basic Double Room will provide you only Fan. Featuring a shower, the p...
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31
Ok2 Bungalow

79 /100

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Ok2 Bungalow

Welcome to Ok2 Bungalow. Lovely economy budget and comfortable Hostel All in sea view. Chalets great foods good staying you will enjoy for relax with hovel serene, natural and yes of cause best snorkeling, free dive and scuba diving point enter of the 'SHARK BAY' where most possible enclosing wit...
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32
Ava Hostel & Guesthouse

79 /100

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Ava Hostel & Guesthouse

AVA Hostel & Guesthouse is set in Koh Tao, a 2-minute walk from Mae Haad Pier and 3.2 km from Sunken Ship. Popular points of interest nearby include Whitening Bar & Restaurant Mae Haad and Sai Nuan Beach. Shark Bay is 2.5 km from AVA Hostel & Guesthouse, while Tanote Bay is 2.7 km from the prope...
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33
CK Hostel

78 /100

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CK Hostel

The perfect location in the heart of Koh-Tao city and wide space for group meeting!!! CK Hostel has a focus on customer service and atmosphere. We are a fun and social hostel situated in one of the best locations on the island, Central Sairee Crossroads. With a variety of bars, International/Thai...
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34
Neptune Hostel

78 /100

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Neptune Hostel

Koh Tao is an exotic and tropical heaven where rarely people don't come back after the first visit, our goal is transform our customers in friends not only supplying good services at cheap prices but also sharing with them the love we feel for this island. Neptune is a Boutique Guesthouse & Hoste...
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35
Amonrada House

77 /100

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Amonrada House

A very affordable hostel in a popular location of sairee area is ready to meet with your need of accommodation(shared and private type). A good access within 5 minutes to center which offers nightlife, restaurants,beach front bars, cafe, shops and convenient stores. A small sized (14 square mete...
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Ko Tao Center Hostel

77 /100

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Ko Tao Center Hostel

Ko Tao Center Hostel has a great selection of restaurants from Thai to Chinese and there is even a 711 on the property that is opened 24 hours a day so you will never go with out what ever you require. Our rooms are brand new, modern, with A/C, FREE WIFI and all of the rooms have en-suite bathroo...
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Abyss Hostel

73 /100

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Abyss Hostel

Abyss is a small and friendly hostel located right in the middle of sairee village the heart of Koh Tao. We focus on people and want to make sure you enjoy your stay with us and koh tao. We have 4 et 6 beds dorms, family rooms and double AC rooms, so we welcome people from every generation, who are...
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38
Rocks Guesthouse

69 /100

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Rocks Guesthouse

.Rocks Guesthouse is in central Sairee, Koh Tao located next to Davy Jones Locker (DJL) Diving and Silver Sands Resort. We offer 4 & 8 bed AC dormitories which are the Standard Dorms and 4 bed Fan dormitory which is the Basic Dorm as well as private rooms for both divers and non divers alike and...
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39
Living Chilled Koh Tao

68 /100

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Living Chilled Koh Tao

Living chilled Koh Tao locates in a main hub of the island called Sairee Village, the most touristy area where you will have wonderful nightlife. A few minutes walk to the Sairee beach which is the biggest one and you will have all of your convenience within 3 minutes away from property. Fully furni...
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Sairee Seaview Hostel

60 /100

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Sairee Seaview Hostel

A 5-minute walk from Sairee Beach, Sairee Seaview Hotel Koh Tao offers simply furnished accommodation with en suite bathrooms. Free Wi-Fi is available in the entire residence. Simply furnished rooms have a fan, a flat-screen TV and an en suite bathroom which comes with shower facilities. Staff...
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Namhasin House

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Namhasin House

Welcome to Namhasin House, our friendly accommodation. We offer a comfortable clean room with inexpensive include Double room air conditioning with shower en-suite and refrigerator. Our fan room with hot shower and refrigerator. Our dorm accommodation, All beds has a personal power point and re...
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The Tarna Align Resort

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The Tarna Align Resort

The Tarna Align Resort is located a 5 minute drive away from Sairee Beach (Koh Tao) and all its amenities, and it offers a variety of high standard services including big and beautiful rooms, a diving center, a Spa and two restaurants (Sushi Mania and The Tarna Restaurant) with three types of food -...
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