We recently spent four glorious days in Krabi and everything was absolutely perfect. As we were sat on a long tail boat headed out to the open ocean, suddenly I understood why this beach destination is frequented by many. Stunning beaches, a lot of things to do, and a wide selection of places to stay at. Given the variety, we decided to put together a list of our personal recommendations on the best places to stay in Krabi for both hotels and hostels.

The Best Budget Places to Stay in Krabi

Pak-Up Hostel

Ploenlay

Quick Info
Room Type: Private Rooms

WI-FI: Yes

Near: 7-minute walk from Ao Nang and Nopparat Thara Beach

Price Range: $14 a night

If you are looking for a cozy and friendly hostel near the beach, then Ploenlay is the perfect spot. Just pack your swimsuit and in just 7 minutes you’ll find yourself at Ao Nang and Nopparat Thara Beach. The location is marvelous and the view from the balcony is pretty decent. The rooms are clean, modern, and has everything you need. Great value for money and is one of the best places to stay in Krabi for those on a budget! (Room price start from $14 for two people)

Compare prices and read reviews, check:  Booking.com 

Pak-Up Hostel

Quick Info
Room Type:  Dorms| Private Rooms

WI-FI: Yes

Near: Chaofa Pier

Price Range: $9-24 a night

If you want to stay in Krabi town and meet people, head to Pak Up Hostel. This modern hostel has clean bunks with large lockers and an awesome common area where you can socialize and meet other travelers. The front desk is very helpful and you can directly book any type of tour with them making it very convenient for travelers. The bathrooms are pretty clean too! From the hostel, you can hit up Krabi’s weekend night bazaar. (Prices start at $9 for a dorm bed or $24 for a private room for two)

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

Mini Boxtel Ao Nang

Quick Info
Room Type:  Dorms

WI-FI: Yes

Near: 2 km from the beautiful Nopparat Thara Beach

Price Range: $10 a night

This hostel has it all! Sleek and comfortable sleeping pods plus an awesome deck where you can directly see the ocean from. The bathrooms are always clean and the whole place is so well maintained. The place is situated in a very central area making it an ideal place to stay for people traveling on a budget. This place is often fully booked so don’t forget to book in advance. (Prices start at $10 a night for a dorm bed with breakfast)

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

Slumber Party Hostel

Quick Info
Room Type:  Dorms| Private Rooms

WI-FI: Yes

Near: Central town

Price Range: $10-45 a night

If you’re looking to party and have a good time, Slumber Party Hostel is your best choice. This hostel is famous for their legendary parties with nightly activities like beer pong competitions, BBQ’s, and other fun activities. If you’re looking for a quiet and peaceful place, we recommend you avoid this place. However, if you’re looking for a fun hostel where you can meet other backpackers, this is your spot! The hostel offers free breakfasts, nightly BBQ’s, or free vodka shots. Really…what more do you want?

Compare prices and read reviews, check: Hostel World

The Best Mid-Range Places to Stay in Krabi

Alisea Boutique Hotel Review

Alisea Resort

The Verandah Hotel

Quick Info
Room Type:  Twin| Double| Family Room

WI-FI: Yes

Near: 2oom from Ao Nang Beach

Price Range: $39 a night

This posh hotel is beautifully decorated and is a great place to stay while in Krabi. The location is very central making it close to the beach and many shops around you. You had access to the pool in the establishment next door which was quite nice. The room comes with a breakfast buffet which was nothing special but still a great steal for the price you are paying. (Prices start at $39 for two people with breakfast)

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

Alisea Boutique Hotel

Quick Info
Room Type:  Twin| Double| Suites

WI-FI: Yes

Near: Ao Nang Beach

Price Range: $40 a night

This beautiful boutique hotel is one of our top picks when it comes to choosing a place to stay while in Krabi. The rooms are well decorated and the whole hotel has a Moroccan vibe with an Asian twist. The rooftop pool overlooks the lush trees and mountains as well as the ocean over Ao Nang. Their loft suite rooms even come with a wooden bathtub located right in your personal balcony. (Prices start at $40 for two people)

Read Our Full Review: Alisea Boutique Hotel Review: A Relaxing Retreat in Krabi

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

Pakasai Resort

Quick Info
Room Type:  Twin| Double| Suites

WI-FI: Yes

Near: Ao Nang Beach

Price Range: $60 a night

This resort is located amidst a tropical garden and is a wonderful place for relaxation. It is near  Ao Nang Beach and has everything you wish for! Grab your towel and dip into the cool waters of the infinity-edge pool at the rooftop, with a cool drink in your hand. Explore the area using mountain bikes or pay a visit at the fitness center. The rooms are so beautifully decorated too! Some of their rooms come with a private bath right on your balcony. It doesn’t get better than this! (Room price start from $60)

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

The Best Luxurious Places to Stay in Krabithe l resort krabi ao nang

The L Resort

Quick Info
Room Type:  Double| One Bedroom| Two Bedroom Suites

WI-FI: Yes

Near: 1 minute from Ao Nang Beach

Price Range: $94 a night

The L Resort in Ao Nang is the epitome of modern hotel living. What started off as a bamboo bungalow guesthouse has now transformed into one of the best places to stay in Krabi. The rooms are modern and fancy, equipped with a Nespresso machine and sound docks. They also issue you an iPad upon arrival which you can use to order massages, room service, and other quick comforts. The hotel has two large pools and is located a stone throw away from the beach. The wifi in the resort is also one of the best ones that we have encountered in Thailand! Oh, and did I mention their breakfast buffet spread is amazing due to the selection of European cheeses. (Prices start at $94 for two people)

Read the Full Review: The L Resort Krabi Review: Modern Hotel Living

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

Alisea Pool Villas

Quick Info
Room Type:  Two Bedroom | Three Bedroom

WI-FI: Yes

Near: Nopparat Thara Beach

Price Range: $150-370+ a night (good for 4-6 pax)

If you’re looking for a private getaway while in Ao Nang, Krabi, the Alisea Pool Villas has everything you need and more. With each villa boasting of a private pool, garden, and a fully equipped kitchen, this place can easily become your home away from home. We recently spent a few days here and could have easily stayed for longer. The hotel also provides free transport to the Andamana Beach Club, an exclusive beachside restaurant where you can eat and hang out all day. The pool villas are perfect for groups of friends, families, or even couples like us!

Read the Full Review: Alisea Pool Villa

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

Railay Bay Resort & Spa

Quick Info
Room Type:  Pool Villa| Double| Suites

WI-FI: Yes

Near: Railay Beach

Price Range: $80 a night

The tropical landscape, the white sand, and the clear blue waters create a magical scenery at the Railay Bay Resort & Spa. The spacious and lavishing cottages offer many facilities. You can swim at the beachfront outdoor pool and dine at Railay’s restaurant and enjoy seafood and pizza specialties. You can also choose between paddle canoeing and rock climbing, or organize a small trip with the help of the tour desk to the other islands. Luxury meets hospitality at this 5-star resort. The best thing about this resort is its location as Railay is only accessible by boat. If you wake up early enough, you might even have the beach all to yourself. (Room price start from $80)

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

Ao Nang Cliff Beach Resort

Quick Info
Room Type:  Twin| Double| Ocean View

WI-FI: Yes

Near: Ao Nang Beach

Price Range: $86 a night

This place definitely exceeded our expectations! This unassuming resort with a small entrance sprawls out to a massive compound with two pools and ocean view rooms. We stayed at one of the rooms which had a private tub in the balcony-it was amazing! We had a stunning view of the mountains and the ocean where we happily watched the boats pass and the sun go down every afternoon. The breakfast buffet had a wide variety of choice and was one of the best that we’ve had. Definitely one of our top picks for the best places to stay in Ao Nang if you’re looking to splurge and pamper yourself. (Prices start at $86 for an ocean view room and breakfast)

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

There you have it folks! The value in accommodation on Krabi is pretty incredible so whatever your travel budget is hopefully, this list has helped you find a suitable place to hunker down and enjoy the islands from.

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