10 Best Guesthouses & Hostels in Phuket

Coolest B&Bs in Phuket for Backpackers and Budget Travellers

Guesthouses, hostels, bed & breakfast establishments and inns (whatever you call them) give an affordable option for backpackers and budget travellers to discover and enjoy all the delights of Phuket Island. Whether they offer single room or dormitory accommodation, have a swimming pool or not, are cooled down with fans or air conditioning; all of them are a cool melting pot where globetrotters from all around the world meet, socialise, and share their travel experiences.

The best guesthouses and hostels in Phuket can be found across the major destinations of the island. People looking for a local and cultural vacation type will surely stay in or near Phuket Old Town, which is also the cheapest area to live; partygoers and night owls will pick a hostel in Patong Beach; and people looking for a relaxing tropical beach holiday could find what they are looking for on Kata, Karon, or Kamala beaches. Check out our selection of the best B&Bs in Phuket. You certainly will find the right place for your next stay on the ‘pearl of the Andaman Sea’ here.

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    Superb 4.5/5
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    Opened in 1929, On On was the first ever hotel in Phuket. Entirely renovated in 2012/13, it is a splendid heritage from the glorious tin mining era of Phuket Island, and features a good choice of rooms and dormitories for all budgets. Popular in the backpackers’ community since the ‘70s, it is also famous for housing Leonardo Di Caprio in a scene of the movie The Beach in 2000. The dormitory area of the hotel is spotless and features a kitchen, washing machines, and a living room with flat-screen TV. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. Read More...

    Great 4.1/5
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    Absolute Guesthouse Phuket is set in a contemporary-style building located on Nanai Road in Patong Beach. Featuring 23 rooms and studio apartments, the guesthouse hosts a pretty decent range of facilities, from a swimming pool to coffee shop to complimentary Wi-Fi internet connection to car and motorbike rental to a massage salon, and more. Surrounded by a vast choice of restaurants, bars and convenience stores, Absolute Guesthouse’s location also permits its guests to easily reach the centre of the resort town – Jungceylon Shopping Mall and Bangla Road are just 15 minutes away on foot - and the beach. Read More...

    Superb 4.6/5
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    Located a mere five-minute walk from the charming beach of Kata, Kata Bai D is a modern guesthouse hosting 15 well-appointed air-conditioned rooms. Simple and clean, it is the perfect place for beach lovers on a budget who would like to take in the best of all that Kata has to offer. Their excellent location is their main asset as guests can find a great choice of Thai and international restaurants, bars, and boutiques in close proximity. Slightly limited on the facilities side, the hotel nevertheless provides its lodgers with free Wi-Fi, tour ticket assistance, and dry cleaning laundry service. Read More...

    Superb 4.6/5
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    Lub D Phuket - Patong has a very cool style and quite comfortable rooms available at excellent prices in the heart of Patong. Situated on Sawatdirak Road, it is just a short walk from the beach, Bangla Road and Jungceylon Shopping Centre. The guesthouse itself has a very clean, white look, an outdoor pool and even a mini Muay Thai boxing ring, among other facilities. Read More...

    Great 4.3/5
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    Opened in 2014, The Tint is a superb hotel designed in a style blending colonial architecture and modernism. Located on New Dibuk Road, on the verge of the historical district of Phuket Town, it is a clean and tidy place to stay and discover the Old Town - a lively area filled with boutiques, coffee-shops, cool restaurants, and bars. The 48 rooms of The Tint are air conditioned and provided with modern amenities including refrigerator, television, toiletries, and balcony. Read More...

    Superb 4.5/5
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    Adonis is a gay-friendly guesthouse conveniently located in the centre of Patong, right next to the nightlife entertainment area, yet at sufficient distance for its guests to sleep peacefully. This enviable location permits the guesthouse’s clients to enjoy the hustle and bustle of the prime holiday destination in Phuket and to easily reach the beach in a few minutes’ walk. The 15 rooms of Adonis Guest House are furnished and design in Thai contemporary style and equipped with amenities such as air conditioning, cable television, free Wi-Fi, refrigerator, and electric kettle. Read More...

    Fantastic 5.0/5
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    Glitter House is a popular tiny guesthouse – it has only five spacious rooms – set in a modern condominium building located in Kata, a short distance from the beach and from a great choice of dining and shopping options. The rooms are spotlessly clean and provided with all the amenities required for a comfortable stay. Guests can cool down in the condo’s swimming pool and get the assistance of the gentle young Thai couple running the guesthouse for tour reservations and transfer arrangements. Read More...

    Nice 3.3/5
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    Here is a cool hostel and British pub perfectly located right in the heart of Patong Beach. Jungceylon Shopping Centre, Bangla Road and its buzzing nightlife scene, and the beach of Patong are respectively one, five, and 10 minutes’ stroll from Stanley’s four-storey building. The 10 rooms available at the hostel are simple and clean, all of them are air conditioned and provided with standard amenities including television, refrigerator and coffee/tea maker. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the residence. Read More...

    Good 3.9/5
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    Boutique Guesthouse is a stylish yet affordable vacation residence located only 50m from the beach in the centre of Kamala. Kamala is a very relaxing holiday destination in Phuket which has retained its village atmosphere and features all that is necessary for an enjoyable stay regarding dining and shopping opportunities. The guesthouse has only eight colourful, modern rooms fitted out with amenities such as free Wi-Fi connection, DVD player and television with international channels, fridge, toiletries, and more. Read More...


    Sweet Bungalow

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    Superb 4.6/5
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    Sweet Bungalows is, technically speaking, more of a budget resort than a guesthouse, but it is so cool that it deserves its place in this page. Located in the hills behind Bangtao Beach, the contemporary-styled property hosts 10 air-conditioned bungalows equipped with a great range of amenities. Independence of the patrons is at the heart of the resort, and you will even find a fully-equipped kitchenette with microwave in the rooms. The hotel features a swimming pool and a motorbike/car rental service. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the resort’s compound. Read More...

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