After recently spending a couple of days in Koh Lanta…we’ve decided that we’re in love with the place! Although we definitely feel that we didn’t spend enough time exploring the island, in our opinion, it only gives us more reason to go back for a visit. Between its many uninhabited beaches, scenic motorbike rides, and friendly locals, Koh Lanta is definitely a place you should explore while you’re in Thailand. Since we loved the island so much, we’ve put together a list of the best places to stay in Koh Lanta for both hotels and hostels.

Best Budget Places to Stay in Koh Lanta

Journey Hostel

Hey Beach Hostel

Quick Info
Room Type: Dorms

Wifi: Yes

Near: Near Klong Dao Beach

Price Range: $9 a night

This fun hostel is one of the best places to stay in Koh Lanta if you’re looking for something affordable which is still close to the beach. Their location is fantastic and the vibe in the hostel is very cool. If you want to meet people, this hostel is very social and is perfect for those that are traveling by themselves. The common areas are also a nice place to hang out. Apart from clean rooms, they also offer large lockers where you can safely keep all your belongings. (Prices start at $9 a night for a 6 bed dorm)

Compare prices and read reviews, check:  Booking.com | Hostel World

Diamond Sand Palace Resort

Quick Info
Room Type: Beach Bungalows

Wifi: Yes

Near: Klong Dao Beach

Price Range: $11 a night

Located a minute away from Klong Dao Beach, this resort features native bungalows which are perfect for those that enjoy the island style vibe. Although the rooms are very basic, the fact that they are situated right by the beach makes up for it. The staff are accommodating and helpful and will be more than happy to help you book tours around the island. As far as value for money goes, this place definitely wins! (Prices start at $11 for a private bungalow for two with AC)

Compare prices and read reviews, check:  Booking.com | Agoda

The Metallic Hostel

Quick Info
Room Type: Dorms | Private Rooms

Wifi: Yes

Near: Main Road and Layana Resort & Spa

Price Range: $9-23 a night

This modern looking hostel has all the amenities that you need for a super budget price. The dorm rooms are clean, comfortable and the mattresses are not paper thin. They have a simple breakfast included in the room rate which is great. The hostel is close enough to all the nightlife but still far enough where you can get a decent night’s sleep. The balcony/common room is also a great place to meet people. They also offer double rooms which are great for people traveling together. (Prices start at $9 for a dorm bed while the private rooms run at $23 for two people)

Compare prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com | Hostel World

Editor’s Note: One of our top recommendations for budget-friendly places to stay in Koh Lanta is the newly opened Journey Hostel. Run by friends of ours, you’re in good hands if you stay here!

Best Mid Range Places to Stay in Koh Lanta

sri-lantaSrilanta Resort

Quick Info
Room Type: Villa | Beach House

Wifi: Yes

Near: Klongnin Beach

Price Range: $58 onwards a night

The Srilanta Resort is a place of beauty and can be found amongst white sand and tropical gardens.  There are 49 villas and one larger beach house perfect for families, so every visitor can find the perfect place to stay.  Guests can walk through the lush gardens before heading down to the beach for a day of fun in the water and sun.  The pool here is also a great place to relax and unwind. They offer yoga by the beach as well as massages in the resort. Doesn’t get better than that! (Prices start at $58 for two people with breakfast)

To compare prices and read reviews, check:  Booking.com | Agoda

Alama Sea Village Resort

Quick Info
Room Type: Cottages | Suite

Wifi: Yes

Near: Ba Kan Tieng Bay

Price Range: $50 onwards a night

This place is perfect for those that are looking for a nice chilled out place to relax in. The beach where they are located is hardly full and the resort compounds itself is beautiful. This place is located in the far off end of where most things are but if you are looking for a peaceful getaway, this is the place for you. The beach has a few bars and restaurants making it an ideal location. The rooms, especially the upper ones with a view are fantastic! (Prices start at $50 with breakfast for two)

To compare prices and read reviews, check:  Booking.com | Agoda

Coco Lanta Resort

Quick Info
Room Type: Bungalow | Family Room

Wifi: Yes

Near: 15 km from Koh Lanta Old Town

Price Range: $40-58 onwards a night

The highlight of this resort is the stunning pool which overlooks the ocean. The rooms are well decorated and are all very reasonably priced! One of our favorite features are the hammocks that are available for use outside the rooms. For those of you looking for a reasonable place to stay, Coco Lanta is a good choice. Despite it being a bit further than usual, guests here enjoy the secludedness including their own private beach. (Prices start at $40 for two / $58 for a family room for 4)

To compare prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com | Agoda

Best Luxurious Places to Stay in Koh Lanta

crown lanta resort rooms

Crown Lanta Resort

Layana Resort & Spa

Quick Info
Room Type: Garden Rooms | Villa

Wifi: Yes

Near: Phra-Ae Beach

Price Range: $170 onwards a night

This resort overlooks a pristine white beach and is surrounded by tropical gardens.  Every pavilion room has a balcony with amazing views of either the garden or the mountains.  Guests are pampered at the saltwater pool as staff brings iced towels, water and fruit to them.  The onsite restaurant has delicious Thai and international dishes.  The rooms are well decorated and very luxurious! (Prices start at $170 a night for two people)

To compare prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com | Agoda

Pimalai Resort & Spa

Quick Info
Room Type: Deluxe Double |Twin

Wifi: Yes

Near: Kantiang Bay

Price Range: $180 onwards a night

Nestled in a lush tropical forest, rooms at Pimalai offer a private balcony that overlooks some of Koh Lanta’s best views. The rooms are well decorated and is worth every penny. The infinity pool is one of the best places to spend the afternoon as you watch the sun go down. Between the luxurious rooms and great service, staying at Pimalai Resort is a great choice for those looking to spoil themselves (Prices start at $180 a night for two people)

To compare prices and read reviews, check:  Booking.com | Agoda

Crown Lanta Resort & Spa

Quick Info
Room Type: Double | Gazebos |Pool Villas

Wifi: Yes

Near: Klong Dao Beach

Price Range: $180 onwards a night

Last but not least, having personally experienced the hospitality of staying at Crown Lanta, we will go as far as saying that this is really one of THE best places to stay on in Koh Lanta. The resort has two pools, a fitness center, and ocean villas with stunning views of the ocean. Nestled on a cliffside property, they have a great pool as well as a private beach where you can watch the sun go down. Oh did I mention that they also have a reggae bar situated right by the beach? The service of the staff and the overall quality of the rooms and facilities, make staying at Crown Lanta worth every penny. (Prices start at $150 for two people with a buffet breakfast) Read our full experience staying at Crown Lanta Resort & Spa

To compare prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com | Agoda

So whether you’re looking to stay somewhere on a budget or you’re looking to go all out and splurge, Koh Lanta has a wide range of accommodations to choose from. Take note that the island is pretty big so choose where you are going to stay depending on what you want to see and do. Hopefully, this article has helped you find a place to stay while you’re in Koh Lanta.


 If you’re looking for things to do in the area, check out some of our guides!

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