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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, hostels, and Airbnbs.

Best Airbnb in Krabi

While there are some great hotel and resort options in Krabi, we personally love staying in Airbnbs when we travel. Often, you can find some awesome deals and stays on Airbnb, especially if you’re traveling in a group. Here, we’ve picked three great Krabi Airbnbs.

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Ao Nang Symphony Private Pool Villa

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Quick Info

Type: Entire Home (3BR, 3B)

Location: 3km from Ao Nang beach

Superhost: Yes

Price: $

For a home away from home, check out this beautiful villa in Krabi. Located just three kilometers from Ao Nang Beach and a five-minute drive from the main tourist area, this house provides the comfort of home without breaking the bank.

Comfortable and modern, the house has three bedrooms and three bathrooms, making it ideal for a getaway with family or friends. The bedrooms are stylishly decorated in shades of blue and green. 

You can hang out in the comfy living room and there’s also a small but well-equipped kitchen. The dining area is situated outdoors, by the small private pool. 

Offering privacy, comfort, and great value for money, this is an awesome Airbnb in Krabi!

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Baan Mook Taley, Beachfront Villa with Pool

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Quick Info

Type: Entire Home (3BR, 3.5B)

Location: Next to Long Beach Resort 

Superhost: Yes

Price: $$

For a serene beach escape, check out this beautiful Krabi Airbnb right by the beach. This private villa can sleep up to seven guests in its three bedrooms. Surrounded by lush greenery and fronting the beach, this is truly the perfect spot to rest and relax. 

The house is spacious and airy, in white and wood. The living and dining rooms are huge and ideal for spending quality time with friends and family. The rooms are also large with their own ensuite bathrooms, and some of them have four-poster beds! Plus, the master bedroom has its own terrace that looks out to the sea. 

The villa also has its own private pool and if that’s not enough, there’s a wide stretch of beach just beyond the gate.

This is an absolutely dreamy spot for a quiet retreat in Krabi. 

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Beautiful 4BDR Pool Villa (B1)

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Quick Info

Type: Entire Home (4BR, 3B)

Location: 10-15 minute walk to Noppharat Beach

Superhost: Yes

Price: $$$$

Looking for the ultimate luxury Airbnb in Krabi? Look no further than this stunning four-bedroom villa that’s located not too far from Noppharat Beach. 

This modern and stylish two-storey villa is set within an area full of flora and fauna that cocoons you from the noise and bustle of the town. Here, you can soak in the peaceful atmosphere by lounging on the sunbeds next to your private pool. 

The villa itself is tastefully designed in wood and neutral colors, providing a restful backdrop for your stay. The main area of the house is an open concept with the living and dining areas as well as the kitchen flowing into each other. The bedrooms are spacious and fully air-conditioned.

The cherry on the cake is the impeccable service you’ll receive. The villa includes perks such as a complimentary box of coffee capsules, free airport transfers, daily cleaning, a villa manager to assist with your queries, and more. 

Check prices and read reviews: Airbnb

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Best Budget Places to Stay in Krabi

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 hotel near the beach, then Ploenlay is the perfect spot.

The rooms are clean, modern, and have everything you need. You even have a balcony! Plus, the location is marvelous. Just pack your swimsuit and in just seven minutes you’ll find yourself at Ao Nang and Nopparat Thara Beach.

Offering such great value for money, this is one of the best places to stay in Krabi for those on a budget!

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

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. If you prefer having your own space, then opt for the private rooms.

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 easily can hit up Krabi’s weekend night bazaar.

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

Mini Boxtel Ao Nang

Quick Info

Room Type:  Dorms

WI-FI: Yes

Near: 2km from the beautiful Nopparat Thara Beach

Price Range: $10 a night

This hostel has it all! For a modern stay with a social atmosphere, choose the Mini Boxtel Ao Nang.

The social areas have a hip decor and are great for meeting fellow travelers. Plus, there’s an awesome deck where you can directly see the ocean from! Their rooms feature sleek and comfortable sleeping pods. The bathrooms are always clean and the whole place is so well-maintained.

And if you want to explore Krabi, the hostel  is situated in a very central area.

This is an ideal place to stay for people traveling on a budget. Mini Boxtel is often fully booked so don’t forget to book in advance.

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

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, BBQs, and other fun activities.

When you’re ready to some rest, the beds here are comfortable and have privacy curtains. Guests also compliment how clean the hostel. But really, most people are here for the social atmosphere!

This is definitely one for the party people who are looking for a fun hostel where you can meet other backpackers. You’ll enjoy free breakfasts, nightly BBQs, or free vodka shots. Really…what more do you want?

Compare prices and read reviews, check: Agoda

Transportation: We recommend downloading the Skyscanner App and using Bookaway or 12Go website to view bus, boat, and train schedules ahead of time. We’ve used these websites all over Asia and it saves us the hassle of lining up in travel agencies or bus stations.

Best Mid-Range Places to Stay in Krabi

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

Want a stylish stay without breaking the bank? Check out the Verandah Hotel.

The location is very central, close to the beach and many shops around you, which makes it easy to explore. The hotel itself exudes a very posh vibes, with an all-white interior that just screams luxury. You won’t believe that you’re paying this price for such an indulgent stay!

You have access to the pool in the establishment next door which is quite nice. Your stay also comes with a complimentary breakfast buffet which is a great steal for the price you are paying.

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 mid-range place to stay while in Krabi.

The whole hotel has a Moroccan vibe with an Asian twist, which is a surprisingly charming style. The rooms here are well-decorated and comfortable, perfect for relaxing after a day out. If you can, spring for their loft suite rooms which come with a wooden bathtub located right in your personal balcony.

For an extra dose of relaxation, spend some time on their rooftop pool which overlooks the lush trees and mountains as well as the ocean over Ao Nang.

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

Nestled amidst a tropical garden, Pakasai Resort is a wonderful place for relaxation.

Situated near Ao Nang Beach, this resort has everything you wish for. The rooms are spacious and so beautifully decorated, and you can chill out on your balcony after a long day out.

For some sun in the resort, grab your towel and dip into the cool freshwater of the infinity pool at the rooftop, with a cool drink in your hand. Need more relaxation? Opt for a spa treatment at the on-site spa and let your troubles just melt away.

And have you seen how affordable this place is? It doesn’t get better than this!

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

The Best Luxurious Places to Stay in Krabi

The L Resort

Quick Info

Room Type:  Double | One-Bedroom Suites | 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?

Read our 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 Villas| Three-Bedroom Villas

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. The pool villas are perfect for groups of friends, families, or even couples like us!

With each villa boasting of a private pool, garden, and a fully-equipped kitchen, this place can easily become your home away from home. The villas are well-furnished, and the rooms are especially nice and comfortable. We spent a few days here and could have easily stayed for longer!

The resort also provides free transport to the Andamana Beach Club, an exclusive beachside restaurant where you can eat and hang out all day.

Read our review: Alisea Pool Villa

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

Railay Bay Resort & Spa

Quick Info

Room Type: Double | Suites | Pool Villa

WI-FI: Yes

Near: Railay Beach

Price Range: $80 a night

Luxury meets hospitality at this 5-star resort! The tropical landscape, the white sand, and the clear blue waters create a magical scenery at the Railay Bay Resort & Spa.

While the rooms here are beautiful, for a true splurge, go for one of their villas with comes with a private pool. You’ll feel like you’re in your own private paradise!

The spacious and lavish 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.

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 — perfect!

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

Aonang Cliff Beach Resort 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.

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

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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.

Travel Must: At the risk of sounding like your parents, make sure you get travel insurance before hitting the road. Trust us, it’s one of those things you don’t want to leave home without. We recommend either World Nomads or Safety Wing, depending on the type of traveler you are.


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

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