Ko Tao Island is known for its tropical coral reefs, where species such as whale sharks and rays live. That’s why it attracts thousands of diving enthusiasts every year to Koh Phangan’s neighbour island. The main tourism happens around Sairee Beach, where it is crowded with restaurants, nightlife and diving supplies.

1. Savage Hostel

The Savage Hostel is definitely the most luxurious Hostel you have ever seen. It is located at the beachfront of Sairee Beach, where all the Bars, Restaurant and Diving Schools are. You can not only find shared rooms and private rooms in the well-designed building, but there are also some suites waiting for you. The highlight of your stay at the Savage Hostel will be the rooftop with its amazing pool area with lounges and bar. A perfect stay for someone who is looking for more Hotel atmosphere along the way.

2. Koh Tao Central Hostel

The Koh Tao Central Hostel scores with its outstanding location within walking distance of the pier. So if you come directly from the ferry, you could not find a more comfortable hostel. The hostel is simply furnished, it has a chill area, free coffee and tea with a basket of delicious bananas. Although breakfast is not included, there are many restaurants nearby. The rooms and toilets are clean and the staff extremely nice and happy to help with any questions.

3. Taco Shack Hostel

Taco Shack is the Hostel when it comes to socializing and meeting new friends. There is plenty of room to hang out, play pool or just enjoy a drink by playing beer-pong. Everyone who wants to party has an easy walk to the Koh Tao Pub Crawl Tour or all the Clubs and Bars in general. Divers or future Divers can discover the underwater world at the Taco Shack Diving School next to the Hostel. A great Hostel for real backpackers.

4. Green Shelter

Only a short walk from the Pier of Mae Haad you find the Green Shelter Hostel. This recommended Hostel is an eco-friendly Hostel which means, that they kindly remind their guest being as eco as possible and they also only serve vegetarian food in the little restaurant. The bedrooms are simple and with AC and Bathrooms connected to the rooms. They offer a discount in activities such as Yoga classes, Diving Schools or Tours.

Olivia Maurer

Olivia is a Swiss Journalist with a passion for traveling and a mindfull living. I hope you enjoyed this post! Please feel free to leave a comment below, I love hearing from you all.

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