When people hear about Koh Phangan, Thailand, the first thing that comes to mind are the crazy full moon parties. Although the full moon parties is what attracts a lot of the tourists to this area, there is so much more to the place than just raving until the sun goes up. We spent a good week or so exploring the different beaches and areas of Koh Phangan and completely skipped out on the drunken festivities. Instead, we rode motorbikes, explored hidden beaches, and made the most of what the beautiful island had to offer. So whether you’re there to party it up or just relax for a few days, here are our top picks and recommendations on the best places to stay in Koh Phangan.

Best Budget Places to Stay in Koh Phangan

Leo Backpackers

Lime N Soda Backpacker Resort

Quick Info
Room Type: Bungalows (fan and beachfront)

WI-FI: Yes

Near: Thongsala Pier

Price Range: starts at $14-48 night

This budget resort has multiple amenities including a private beach, outdoor pool, BBQ and picnic area, and a bicycle rental.  Every room has everything a person needs for their stay, so guests are able to relax and enjoy themselves.  With a restaurant and bar onsite, guests can have a delicious meal or drink after returning from an afternoon at the spectacular beach. The rooms are basic but you get what you pay for. Although the beach is a bit rocky, there are loads of restaurants, bars, and markets nearby making it an ideal place to stay. (Starts at $14 for a fan room for two people)

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

Our House Hostel

Quick Info
Room Type: Dorms

WI-FI: Yes

Near: Full Moon Parties

Price Range: starts at $6 night

If you’ve come to Koh Phangan to partake in the debauchery, Our House Hostel is the place to stay. Although seemingly crowded, it is the perfect place to meet people to party with. They have 10,12, and 36 bed dorm rooms where you are guaranteed to meet a fun bunch to party with. The hostel provides free paint so you can get in the spirit of partying and is located minutes away from the full moon party beach in Haad Rin. (Prices start at $6 a night for a dorm bed)

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

Leo’s Hostel & Backpacker

Quick Info
Room Type: Dorms

WI-FI: Yes

Near: Full Moon Parties

Price Range: starts at $8 night

This relatively new hostel is known to be a great base for those that want to attend the full moon parties. The rooms are clean and comfortable. Although it is right in the center of things, it is still reasonably quiet at night. The beds are comfortable and you are also bound to meet lots of fun people during your stay. The owner Leo is an ace guy who will help you make the most out of your stay there. (Prices start at $8 a night for a dorm bed)

To compare prices and read reviews, check:  Agoda

Best Mid Range Places to Stay in Koh Phangan

Beyond The Blue Horizon Resort

Little Paradise

Quick Info
Room Type: Bungalow | Double | Family Rooms

WI-FI: Yes

Near: 500 m from Haad Rin Pier

Price Range: starts at $29 night

For those that really want to be right in the middle of all the action without having to stay in dorm rooms, this place is a good choice for you. The bungalows on top of the hill are a bit further from the madness but the climb up there is quite steep. The rooms are clean and comfortable and the location is unbeatable. They also have a pool which is perfect for lounging about recovering from the night before. (Prices start at $29 a night for two people)

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

Cocohut Village Beach Resort & Spa

Quick Info
Room Type: Bungalow | Double | Suites

WI-FI: Yes

Near: Leela Beach

Price Range: starts at $37 night

This resort and spa is conveniently located on the very tranquil Leela Beach.  Guests are able to enjoy many Thai and international dishes at the onsite restaurant, before heading to the bar for a nightcap.  Leela Beach is one of the most beautiful places in all of Thailand and the resort makes sure that they plan many fun activities for their guests.  The breakfast is noteworthy and the rooms are well maintained, very spacious, and clean. (Prices start at $37 a night for two people)

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

Beyond The Blue Horizon Resort

Quick Info
Room Type: Villas

WI-FI: Yes

Near: Haad Chao Pao

Price Range: starts at $80 night

This amazing resort is close to numerous beaches and every guest gets a delicious breakfast included with their stay every morning.  Each guest can choose from canoeing or boating every day and they can even jump out and do some snorkeling to see the beautiful sea life.  The resort has their own private beach so that guests can relax in a quiet area as you take in the sunshine and the sea. The rooms are luxurious and are always kept clean. Definitely worth staying here! (Prices start at $80 for two people with breakfast)

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

Best Luxurious Places to Stay in Koh Phangan

Kupu Kupu Phangan Beach Villas

Kupu Kupu Phangan Beach Villas

Quick Info
Room Type: Villas | Suites

WI-FI: Yes

Near: Naiwok Beach | Thong Sala is a 10-minute drive away

Price Range: starts at $158 night

The stylish villas at Kupu Kupu Phangan give guests the perfect place to unwind and relax during their stay.  There is a private beach for guests as well as a concierge to assist with booking tours.  Guests have plenty of outdoor activities to participate in that include snorkeling, scuba diving and windsurfing.  The rooms are luxurious and the day beds along their pool and beach are amazing. Their breakfasts in the morning are composed of a wide selection and is definitely worth every penny! They also provide a free shuttle to town during the day but trust me, you really wouldn’t want to leave this place! (Prices start at $158 with breakfast)

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

Anantara Rasananda Koh Phangan Villas

Quick Info
Room Type: Pool Villas | Suites

WI-FI: Yes

Near: Tong Nai Pan Noi Beach

Price Range: starts at $244 night

If luxury is what you’re looking for, you don’t have to look any further as the Anantara Rasananda is one of the best places to stay while in Koh Phangan. The rooms are beautifully decorated and the resort premises are fantastic. They have spacious villas and suites with all the amenities that you could ever want. Expect top-notch service and quality when staying at this lovely resort.  (Prices start at $244 for a pool suite for two people with breakfast)

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

Santhiya Koh Phangan Resort & Spa

Quick Info
Room Type: Twin | Villas | Suites

WI-FI: Yes

Near: Thong Nai Pan Noi Beach

Price Range: starts at $249 night

This inclusive luxury resort is a great place to stay in Koh Phangan if you can afford it. The rooms are beautifully decorated and the staff are always pleasant and helpful. They have villas with private pools with some of the most beautiful views we have seen. Although their private beach is a bit rocky, there are better beaches within 3 minutes walking distance. (Prices start at $249 with breakfast for two)

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

So whether you’re looking to stay somewhere located close to all the parties or for something quieter, we hope that we have given you lots of useful recommendations.

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