Where to Stay in Koh Phi Phi
Koh Phi Phi is one of the most popular places to visit in Thailand and it is easy to see why.
This island is incredible with lots of things to do, amazing day trips, beaches, restaurants and nightlife. As tourism has increased so has the number of hotels, hostels, guesthouses and resorts and so choosing where to stay can be tough.
The release of the blockbuster film ‘The Beach’ with Leonardo Di Caprio put Koh Phi Phi on the map. Koh Phi Phi is now a lot more developed and touristy compared to decades ago but it still a great island to visit especially if you have never been to Thailand before.
Phi Phi isn't the biggest island and the best hotels and hostels fill up very quickly even out of season. If you just turn up without having a room booked you are likely to only find overpriced substandard accommodation. Book well in advance before departing so you can get a great place to stay at a cheap price and enjoy all this island has to offer.
There is accommodation available for all budgets so whether you are looking to experience the island on the cheap, are keen to find an affordable hotel or you want to splash out for more lavish surroundings you will be able to find something to match your interests.
We have put together a list of the best places to stay in Koh Phi Phi with options for solo travellers, couples, groups and families.
Find recommendations for budget hostels, midrange hotels and amazing luxury resorts based on price, location and reviews which will hopefully help you to narrow down your search for that perfect place to stay.
Best Hostels & Cheap Places to Stay in Phi Phi
If you are looking to experience the highlights of Phi Phi on a budget these are some great suggestions for a backpackers budget:
1. Ibiza House
The name gives it away - this is one of the best party hostels in Phi Phi with an amazing big pool and outdoor bar. There are good value dorm/private rooms available and it is within touching distance of the beach. If you are looking to enjoy a pool party, meet likeminded travellers and have a good time this hostel is for you.
The Hangover Hostel is an established favourite among travellers and is literally 30 seconds from the beach. Prices are more expensive than some hostels on our list but there is a great social atmosphere.
Dorms although not the most modern looking are clean and each bed comes with a locker, light, and power outlet. The hostel also has common areas which are perfect for making new friends and the main pier is only a 10 minute walk.
Dormsin is one of the more basic hostels on our list but it offers a unique pod style hostel that is an alternative to the large dorm rooms you usually get.
This isn't a party hostel like some we have on our list but it is still social with areas where you can meet other travellers.
Staying here provides a relaxing quiet place to sleep as even in the large 18 bed dorm rooms there is privacy in the pods. Prices are very cheap and you also get a large locker for your belongings.
Blanco City Hostel is one of the best party hostels in Koh Phi Phi with a lively bar which is open every night offering cheap drinks and lively music. There are two 10 bed dorms and one 6 bed dorm with en-suite and all rooms have air conditioning. This hostel is also only a 2 minute walk to the beach and main pier so it is in the perfect location.
Best Mid Range & Cheap Hotels in Phi Phi Island
Got a bit more money to spend and not looking for dorm/backpacker style accommodation? Here are some great places to stay without breaking the bank.
P.P. Palm Tree Resort is in a great location close to bars, restaurants and the beach. The design and rooms are modern with a distinct Thai style and there is also an outdoor pool, fitness centre, Asian/western food and also a concierge service. The pool is definitely one of the best on the island.
This modern and stylish resort is located in a spectacular spot on beautiful Laemtong Beach. This resort is large with fantastic facilities and spacious rooms with air-conditioning, a balcony, and modern bathrooms. There is a large restaurant and a big outdoor pool which is really impressive.
This cliffside resort is an amazing place to stay and is literally located on the beach. There is an outdoor pool, a little beach and incredible views over the ocean. The staff are friendly and the rooms are modern and priced competitively.
Best Luxurious Places to Stay in Phi Phi Island
If you have a bigger budget or just want to enjoy a better level of comfort these are the best hotels and resorts to check out:
Located on the stunning Andaman Sea, The Holiday Inn Resort is somewhere you won't regret staying. Facilities include two swimming pools and a fitness center. Activities and day trips including fishing and scuba diving can also be booked here. The hotel and rooms are very modern and have balconies. The beach is literally on your doorstep.
The Phi Phi Cabana hotel is one of the best places to stay - this is a large resort style accommodation with a gigantic pool and modern facilities. This is one of the original resorts on Phi Phi and is located seconds away from Tonsai Beach and Loh Dalum Beach.
Phi Phi Island Village Resort is simply incredible and probably the most spectacular place to stay on our list. This super modern resort has facilities with real wow factor and includes a private beach, an infinity pool, bar, fitness center and spa.
There are also numerous restaurants to choose from. All rooms are air conditioned with balconies and bungalows are also available. This is recommendation for the ultimate luxury Phi Phi experience.
Plan a Dream Trip to Phi Phi
Koh Phi Phi really is one of the best islands to see in Asia, and hopefully, our list has helped to give you ideas for where to stay.
Now go enjoy the trip of a lifetime!