Where to stay in Koh Tao you ask? Well, Koh Tao is one of those magical islands that you could stay for a week without noticing. Between its fantastic diving, pristine beaches, and the vibrant nightlife, it’s pretty hard to leave this island. We spent a good couple of days exploring the island a couple of years ago and we simply cannot wait to go back! With this in mind, we compiled a list of our personal recommendations for the best places to stay in Koh Tao for both hotels and hostels.

The Best Budget Places to Stay in Koh Tao

Good Dream Hostel

Koh Tao Central Hostel

Quick Info
Room Type: Dorms

WI-FI: Yes

Near: 50 m from the beach and Mae Haad Pier

Price Range: $10 a night

This hostel is fairly new and provides great value for travelers on a budget. Located near the pier, the atmosphere in this place is fun and lively. The rooms are clean, the AC works really well and the bathrooms are well maintained. Sairee Beach is a mere 10 minutes away which is perfect for those that want to go out yet still slip in a good night’s sleep. (Prices start at $10 a night for a dorm room bed)

To compare prices and reviews, check:  Hostel World

Moov Inn Hostel

Quick Info
Room Type: Dorms

WI-FI: Yes

Near: 5 minutes walk from the beach

Price Range: $9 a night

If you are traveling by yourself and on a budget, this hostel comes highly recommended. The walls are full of art and they have comfortable dorm beds. Their common area is a nice place to meet people and socialize. They have a garden area and a pool table to match! This hostel is also centrally located making it an ideal place to stay when exploring everything that Koh Tao has to offer. (Prices start at $9 a night for a dorm bed)

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

Infinity Guesthouse

Quick Info
Room Type: Double Rooms

WI-FI: Yes

Near: 5-minute walk from Mae Haad Bay

Price Range: $36 a night

This guesthouse is conveniently located in the central part of Koh Tao. The staff are friendly and approachable and will help you sort out activities and tours if you want to. The rooms are clean and has everything that you need. They also have apartment type rooms perfect for those that are looking to stay in Koh Tao for a little bit longer than usual. (Prices start at $36 for a room for two people)

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

TTop-RatedHostels in Koh Tao | Hostelworld

Best Mid-Range Places to Stay in Koh Tao

Aukutan Place

Aukotan Place

Quick Info
Room Type: Double | Twin Rooms

WI-FI: Yes

Near: 1.2 km from Shark Bay

Price Range: $40 a night

Aukotan place is a hidden gem for those that are looking for a decent place to stay that won’t bust a hole through your budget. The rooms are spacious, clean and very well decorated. Although it isn’t directly located in front of a beach, everything is nearby. If you are staying here, it would be best to rent a motorbike although the hotel does provide for a free shuttle to the main beaches and pier. (Prices start at $40 a night for two people)

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

Mango Bay Boutique Resort

Quick Info
Room Type: Villas | Sea View

WI-FI: Yes

Near: Mango Bay

Price Range: $66 a night

If you want to get away from it all, Mango Bay is the perfect place as it is very secluded and private. The rooms are stellar and the location is unbeatable. Due to its isolation, the hotel provides a boat to the pier twice a day. You can stock up on things that you may need and just enjoy your time relaxing and taking in the beautiful scenery around you. The sea view villas are stunning and our personal favorites! The resort offers plenty of activities that goes from snorkeling, fishing and plenty more in one of the most beautiful beaches of Koh Tao. (Prices start at $66 a night with breakfast for two people)

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

Dusit Buncha Resort

Quick Info
Room Type: Villas | Suites | Family Suites

WI-FI: Yes

Near: 9 minutes walk from the beach

Price Range: $70 a night

This resort is beautifully situated in front of the beautiful Thailand gulf and the spectacular Koh Nang Yuan islands. The whole resort premise promises you a peaceful and enjoyable stay as their cottages span out in front of the ocean. The snorkeling right outside the hotel is awesome and is worth doing for those that choose to stay here. The rooms have some of the most spectacular views we have seen. Although please do take note that this is a bit far from everything but is perfect for those that want to just enjoy the resort. (Prices start at $70 a day for two people with breakfast)

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

Best Luxurious Places to Stay in Koh Tao

Jamahkiri Resort & Spa

Pinnacle Koh Tao Resort

Quick Info
Room Type: Doubles | Twins | Villas

WI-FI: Yes

Near: 5 km from Ban Mae Hat

Price Range: $91 a night

If you have a less restrictive budget, you can take a look at this resort which is expensive but it worth every penny. Everything is pretty much perfect but our favorite thing about this place are its impressive sunsets and sea views. Its rooms and bungalows have a private balcony with a panoramic view overlooking the ocean. Although it is located a little bit further from where the action is, it doesn’t really matter as you would really never want to leave when staying in a place like this. (Prices start at $91 for two people with breakfast)

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

Jamahkiri Resort & Spa

Quick Info
Room Type: Family Bungalows | Bungalows |Double Rooms

WI-FI: Yes

Near: Thian Og Bay

Price Range: $201 a night

If you don’t mind the steep stairs and a bit of a climb, Jamahkiri Resort is one of the best places to stay in Koh Tao. The rooms are luxurious and the entire resort premise is pretty immaculate. Located on top of a hill, this resort promises stellar views from the balcony of your room. Lounging by the pool while looking out over the ocean is the best way to spend your time there. Since it is located a bit further away from the center, the hotel has a shuttle twice a day that can take you back and forth. (Prices start at $201 a night for two people with breakfast)

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

The Tarna Align Resort

Quick Info
Room Type: Double Rooms | Pool Villas | Suites

WI-FI: Yes

Near: 1.4 km from Mae Haad Pier

Price Range: $105 a night

This stunning hotel is one of the best places to stay in Koh Tao. Some of the rooms have access to a private pool which is accessible right at your doorstep. Mae Haad Pier is situated 1.4 km from this property; whilst Tanote Bay can be reached under 1.7 km so getting a taxi or availing of the hotel shuttle is definitely recommended. The entire resort compound is pretty impressive and is a mix of modern and contemporary furnishings. The rooms are luxurious with beautiful views of the ocean. Definitely worth every penny! (Prices start at $105 for two people with breakfast)

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

Hopefully, this list has helped you narrow down your choices on where to stay in Koh Tao. Our list of best places to stay in Koh Tao is based on our personal experiences and the recommendation of others.

Disclaimer: All photo credits and copyright belong to the establishments unless stated otherwise.


If you’re looking for things to do in Koh Tao, check out our guides!

Inspired? Pin it!Koh Tao Thailand | Looking for the best place to stay while in Koh Tao, Thailand? Here are our recommendations

[i]
[i]