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Savage Hostel Koh Tao
2 out of 5
9/296 Moo 1, Koh Tao, Surat Thani
P2,596
per night
Mar 3 - Mar 4

Nestled on the beach, this Koh Tao hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Sairee Plaza and Sairee Beach. Shark Bay is 2.5 mi (4.1 km) away.

4.6/5Wonderful! (23 reviews)

"The hostel was great, staff was accommodating and the room was very well designed. The shower had issues draining and there wa a strange scent because our room was next to the common bathrooms. But overall we had a wonderful stay the suite was spacious and incredibly comfortable."…"

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2019

Savage Hostel Koh Tao
CK Hostel
2 out of 5
30/3 Moo 1, Hat Sairee, Koh Tao
P888
per night
Mar 10 - Mar 11

Situated in Koh Tao, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Sairee Plaza and Sairee Beach. Shark Bay is 2.5 mi (4.1 km) away.

3.4/5 (11 reviews)
Basic, clean

"Great location- close to all the dive shops on Sairee Beach. Right across from a 7 Eleven. Room had ants but was overall clean and good value for the price paid. It was very loud at night due to other hostel guests coming in drunk and thin walls. Overall happy and would stay again."…"

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2018

CK Hostel
Ban's Avenue Guest House
2 out of 5
Moo 1 Sairee Beach, Koh Tao, Surat Thani
P1,640
per night
Mar 3 - Mar 4

Situated near the beach, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Sairee Plaza and Sairee Beach. Shark Bay is 2.5 mi (4 km) away.

4/5Very Good! (11 reviews)
Great stay near all the activity of Sairee Beach

"Great location for bars, restaurants, convenience stores, beach, and nightlife. Very simple, very clean, bright and new guesthouse. Lovely staff, checked us in very early without batting an eye, no extra charges. Everytime we asked for any of the usual stuff they were happy to help (toilet paper, ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2019

Ban's Avenue Guest House
Summer Guesthouse & Hostel
2 out of 5
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
P273
per night
Mar 3 - Mar 4

Situated in Koh Tao, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Sairee Plaza and Sairee Beach. Ko Nang Yuan and Mae Haad Clinic are also within 2 miles (3 ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (7 reviews)
A very satisfied customer

"Summer Guesthouse is an excellent place to stay when visiting Koh Tao. The staff at reception could be improved, but Nikki, the person who answers online bookings, is extra efficient. The room I stayed at for almost a week was perfect, clean and included all amenities. The walk to the beach every ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2019

Summer Guesthouse & Hostel
Good Dream Hotel
2 out of 5
15/63 M.1, Sairee, Koh Tao, Surat Thani
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Situated near the beach, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Sairee Beach and Ko Nang Yuan. Mae Haad Pier and Jansom Bay are also within 3 mi (5 km).

4.2/5Very Good! (50 reviews)
Good Dreams @ Good Dream

"The place is very clean, nice, & the staff is super nice & helpful. They can arrange trips for you whether it’s around nearby islands or to get to the ferry & bus back to wherever you may like to go. Super helpful! Little store 1 minute walk down the street as well as cafe. ed also super comfy!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2019

Good Dream Hotel
Abyss Hostel
2 out of 5
17/25 Moo 1, Koh Tao, Surat Thani
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P683
per night
Mar 3 - Mar 4

Situated in Koh Tao, this hostel is within a 5-minute walk of Sairee Plaza and Sairee Beach. Shark Bay is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) away.

4.7/5Exceptional! (6 reviews)

"Great location and facilities. You are only a 5 minute walk from the beach and close to a lot of great food. They have a great covered outdoor common area with bean bags, tables and chairs. As well as a lage television with a playstation."…"

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2019

Abyss Hostel
White Jail at Koh Tao Hostel
2 out of 5
25/46 ,Moo. 2 Mea Haad, Koh Tao, Surat Thani
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
P346
per night
Feb 26 - Feb 27

Situated in Koh Tao, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Mae Haad Pier and Sairee Beach. Shark Bay is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) away.

4.7/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)

"I stayed in the dorm closest to reception for 1 night with late checkout. Staff were very helpful and understanding, thankfully with a very good level of English too! Food is okay, maybe a little pricey compared to other places, but live acoustic music outside every night. 3 for 2 cocktails makes ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2019

White Jail at Koh Tao Hostel
Czone Hostel - Adults Only
2 out of 5
20/7 M.3 Koh Tao, Koh Pha Ngan, Koh Tao, Surat Thani
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
P410
per night
Mar 3 - Mar 4

Situated in Koh Tao, this beach hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Shark Bay and Mae Haad Bay. Shark Island and Jansom Bay are also within 2 mi (3 km).

4.3/5Excellent! (4 reviews)
Quiet family run hostel

"Quiet family run hostel attached to a dive school. Dorm is comfortable and has 2 bathrooms. Restaurant attached serves great food. Excellent value for the island. Would recommend"…"

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2018

Czone Hostel - Adults Only
Carabao Dive Resort
2 out of 5
50/1 Moo 3 Chalok Baan Khao, Koh Tao
P1,025
per night
Mar 3 - Mar 4

Nestled on the beach, this Koh Tao hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Chalok Baan Kao Bay and Shark Bay. Sairee Beach is 2 mi (3.2 km) away.

3.9/5Good! (8 reviews)

"安くてクーラーもついていて及第点。 ダイビングショップの合宿部屋のような感じ。 周囲にダイビングショップがたくさんあり便利。 商店やコンビニなども徒歩数分圏内にある。 冷蔵庫、レンジ、電子ケトルなどはない。 部屋の掃除は2日に1回。 チェックアウト10時まで。 テレビやクーラーが使えない場合があった。"…"

Reviewed on May 4, 2019

Carabao Dive Resort
Living Chilled Koh Tao - Hostel
2 out of 5
15/19, Moo1, Sairee Village, Koh Tao
P1,473
per night
Mar 10 - Mar 11

Situated near the beach, this hostel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Sairee Plaza and Sairee Beach. Shark Bay is 3 mi (4.8 km) away.

3.7/5Good! (11 reviews)
Nice clean hotel

"Nice hotel, good price but extremely loud as the walls are paper thin. We had alot of ants in our room (coming from bathroom) and wifi wasn't the best. However, overall quite clean and close enough to everything."…"

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2018

Living Chilled Koh Tao - Hostel
AVA Hostel&Guesthouse
2 out of 5
25/83 Moo 2, Koh Tao, Surat Thani
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Situated near the boardwalk, this hostel is within a 15-minute walk of Mae Haad Pier and Sairee Beach. Shark Bay is 1.5 mi (2.5 km) away.

3.8/5Good! (4 reviews)

"Nice, clean place. Very convenient to the piers and plenty of food and convenience stores nearby."…"

Reviewed on May 1, 2018

AVA Hostel&Guesthouse
Moov Inn Garden Hostel
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Located in the heart of Koh Tao, this beach hostel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Mae Haad Bay and Sairee Beach. Shark Bay is 1.4 mi (2.3 km) away.

2.8/5 (6 reviews)
Bad experience

"Very dirty, smelly and dark place which I left after staying for only 2 hours. Still wait for a refund for my stay, because I didn't used any services there. Bad service of the Hotels.com support team which wanted to know the name of the receptionist in that hotel I didn't even stayed for a day to ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2017

Moov Inn Garden Hostel
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Koh Tao Cabana Resort
Koh Tao Cabana Resort
4 out of 5
16 Moo 1, Baan Haad Sai Ree, Koh Tao, Surat Thani
P6,832
per night
Feb 26 - Feb 27
4.3/5Excellent! (279 reviews)

"Was overly impressed with our stay here. Staff was beyond welcoming and helpful couldn’t recommend this place enough!"…"

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2020

Koh Tao Cabana Resort
Sensi Paradise Beach Resort
Sensi Paradise Beach Resort
3 out of 5
27 Moo 2, Mae Haad, Koh Tao, Surat thani
P3,382
per night
Mar 3 - Mar 4
4.4/5Excellent! (612 reviews)

"The staff was so wonderful, friendly and attentive. Amenities and property are beautiful and the diving instruction was fantastic (go see Ben & Valiant and Paradise Divers if you’re interested in getting PADI certified)"…"

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

Sensi Paradise Beach Resort
Jamahkiri Resort & Spa
Jamahkiri Resort & Spa
5 out of 5
21/2 Moo 3, Koh Tao, Surat Thani
P5,302
per night
Mar 12 - Mar 13
4.5/5Wonderful! (405 reviews)

"its not like any other property. very memorable from check in to the room and property"…"

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2020

Jamahkiri Resort & Spa
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What Is a Hostel?

If you're searching for somewhere affordable to stay in Koh Tao, one of its 44 hostels might be a great option for you. These dorm-style accommodation options come in many different forms, but they have three main things in common:

  • Low prices
  • A social atmosphere
  • Shared rooms (though many hostels also have private rooms)

By going with a hostel in Koh Tao, you can cut your spending on accommodation and save more of your money for fun things to do during your stay. We've heard good things about this destination's natural setting, including its island views and beaches.

When Is the Best Time to Visit Koh Tao?

The weather can be important when you're discovering new places, so here are some stats about the seasons:

  • The hottest months are typically March and April, while January and December are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 34° C and night-time temperatures average 23° C
  • April-June: 34° C is the daytime average and 24° C is the night-time average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 31° C and night-time averages are around 24° C
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 31° C during the day and 23° C at night
  • Average rainfall is 78 inches in a year

What Can I Do in Koh Tao?

Depending on what interests you, you might appreciate these places to visit:

Natural Features
  • Jansom Bay
  • Chalok Viewpoint
  • Chalok Baan Kao Bay
Additional Attractions
  • Koh Tao Post Office
  • Mae Haad Pier
  • Mae Haad Bay

Overall, Koh Tao is known for its:

  • Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Boating
  • Beaches
  • Shark viewing
  • Coral reefs
  • Bars

How to Get to Koh Tao and Around the Area

You can find the closest airport in Ko Samui (USM), 40.4 mi (65 km) from the city centre.

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