Late Nights on Scuba Island: The Best Party Hostels on Koh Tao
The Best Party Hostels on Koh Tao for Unreal Nights
Koh Tao is renowned for its beautiful beaches and incredible diving. But don’t worry, you’re never too far from a party. In this blog, we go over our top 4 party hostels on Koh Tao. Enjoy!
Koh Tao is famous the world over for its laidback tropical vibes, crystal clear water teeming with fish and unspoilt beaches. You’ll have an awesome time day after day, guaranteed. But where should you stay to make the most of your evenings? Although Koh Tao doesn’t have the same party reputation as its more raucous neighbor, Koh Phangan, it can still hold its own when it comes to cutting loose. There are plenty of places for you to bed down and drink hard. Here’s our pick of the best party hostels on the island.
Let’s start with a classic. Koh Tao Central is a low-cost, high quality hostel with a great atmosphere. Rooms are clean and comfortable and the ever-popular Reef Bar is right opposite, the perfect place to meet up in the early evening for a few Changs before heading out. The main party strip at Sairee Beach is a 10 minute walk away and there’s always someone in the hostel who wants to make the trip. Staying here gets you vouchers for cheap drinks elsewhere on the island so you’ll be quids in! With a pool table, free wifi and A/C that actually works, what more could you need? $9-$12 a night.
Location: 9/20 Moo 2, Mae Haad, Koh Tao 84360
Phone: 077 456 769
Next up is cheap and cheerful SpicyTao Backpackers. It’s not the plushest place on the island, but what would you expect for $7 a night? What it lacks in amenities it makes up for in fun! A well-used common area is the hub of the hostel, and owner Pong makes it his mission to get everyone together on a daily basis. It’s a great place for single travelers to meet other people heading in the same direction, and cold beer is always on sale. Come here for a day and stay for a week, it’s addictive!
Location: 35/23 Moo 1, Koh Tao 84360
It’s hard to beat a beachfront location for a party hostel. Goodtime offers clean rooms, friendly staff, a great location right next to Sairee Beach and a constant stream of backpackers looking for a…good time! The raucous Rock Bar next door is a favorite hang-out for pre- and post-party drinks, and the music carries on long into the night. No, you won’t get a good night’s sleep here, but were you really trying to anyway?! This is a great place to add 900 people on Facebook who you won’t remember in the morning. Enjoy it! $10-$12 a night.
Location: 3/40 Moo 1, Sairee, Ko Tao
Phone: 061 461 0933
This is a hostel for people who like to party hard, and often. The frequency of the festivities changes depending on the time of year, but rest assured that even in rainy season it kicks off at least three times a week! The music is loud (German techno anyone?) and the drinks are cheap. A game of pool is 20 baht and the rooftop terrace is an amazing place to hang out with a cold beer and a hangover. Throw in a free-to-use kitchen, a good value breakfast and a location right next to Mae Haad beach and this place is really hard to beat. Dorm beds start from $11 a night and it’s well worth it!
Location: 25/18, Moo 3, Mae Haad, Koh Tao 84360
Phone: 063 083 5537
It’s not just about the hostels…
We couldn’t write about Koh Tao without mentioning the infamous Koh Tao pub crawl. Starting at Choppers Bar at Sairee Beach, this epic session takes you around the best bars on the island to down shots, share buckets and dance till dawn. So choose your hostel, make some new friends and enjoy the party!