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Where To Stay In Krabi, Thailand For Any Budget

Where To Stay In Krabi, Thailand For Any Budget

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I love love LOVE Krabi.

I lived in Krabi for over year and had visited numerous times before. I’ve traveled the area quite a bit which means I know where to stay in Krabi, Thailand.

I’ve compiled a list of all the places I think are a good choice to stay at around the Krabi province! Many places on this list of the best accommodation in Krabi have been tried and tested out by me with the exception of a few.

Price per night
$ is a budget place under $15 a night
$$ upwards of $15
$$$ upwards of $30
$$$$ upwards of $75
$$$$$ upwards of $100

My personal top picks have an asterisk * next to the name!

Where to Stay in Krabi, Thailand

Where to Stay in Krabi? – KRABI TOWN

*Blue Juice Guesthouse $

Homey, budget-friendly, and simple rooms, some have a bathroom, some share one. Blue Juice is located perfectly with the night market and pier just outside the front door.

The best part is the food, though. Even if you don’t stay here, definitely try the curries, laab, and the western breakfasts offered are done well (rejoice)!

P Nueng is the lovely soul behind the counter. Please tell her, Nina, says hello!

Number Seven Guesthouse $

This is a really nicely done simple option. Everything is in good condition and it’s kept clean. There’s a shared hangout room for doing whatever you want to do, and Number Seven is located close to the pier and market. I lived here for a few months while working online.

Good Dream $

Regular budget backpacker spot with a small bar and restaurant at the bottom. When I first had to ask myself where to stay in Krabi, this was the place I ended up at! Good Dream is probably the cheapest in town.

Grandmom’s Place $$

Easy, clean and comfortable place right in the center of town. Long term availability is on offer here as well. Out of all the places to stay around Krabi, Grandmom’s Place is one of the newer one and is a perfect budget option for those who are a bit pickier about their accommodation.

Otter House $$$

For a little extra space to yourself, try this private loft home. It features two bedrooms, a large terrace and a great location.

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Where to stay in Krabi? – AO NANG

Alisea Pool Villas $$$$$

If you’re wanting to splash out on a place in Krabi and make a splash in your own pool, this is the spot. These are private villas with their own private pool! They are brand new, immaculate, and everything you would want in a holiday home.

Grab your family or friends, share a villa, and love life. Rent a car, a motorbike, or ask to be taken into town or to the beach. It’s only about 10 minutes away from this secluded spot. Check here for prices.

*Ao Nang Cliff Beach Resort $$$$

If there was ever an ultimate flashpacker hotel, Ao Nang Cliff Beach Resort is it. You can spend a lot more, but even their budget rooms are really nice! This is a sprawling property compiled of restaurants, pools, amazing views of Ao Nang and super helpful staff. One of the pools is a gorgeous infinity pool overlooking the cliffs and beach –  It’s crazy beautiful!

The breakfast buffet has everything you could possibly want and the hotel is perfectly located with the beach being about a 5-minute walk away and tons of shops, bars, and restaurants right outside.

If you really want to know where to stay in Krabi, this is the spot. Only have a few days in Krabi? Stay here. Want everything to be first class but don’t really want to spend THAT much money. Stay here.

I think this is the best value for your money, hands down. Also, if for no other reason, the pool should sell you on this place. Did you see is!?

Pop-In Hostel $

This is a great budget backpacker spot, whether you’re looking for dorms or private rooms. You’ll be right in the middle of town and just a short walk to the beach. There’s also a bar on site for kicking back.

Lai Thai Condos $$$

This condo is worth all the money, it has all the amenities necessary and then some, including a kitchen, fitness center, a swimming pool and a jacuzzi. 

Andakiri Pool Villa $$$$

If you want to splash out a bit more, you won’t regret it at this amazing four-star villa. The private property has an open plan layout that gives you views out over the private terrace and swimming pool and beyond to the sea.

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Where to stay in Krabi? – TUBKAEK

Tubkaek Boutique Resort $$$$$

I haven’t stayed here, but it looks amazing. I love the beach at TubKaek. I’ve been plenty of times after hiking the nearby mountain by the same name.

Where to stay in Krabi? – KOH PHI PHI

So I’ve been to Koh Phi Phi quite a few times, but the one nice place I stayed at, I can’t remember the name of for the life of me. All of the other places were not at all worth mentioning and I wouldn’t recommend. I did some homework for you and I found some of the most recommended places to stay around Koh Phi Phi.

Chao Koh Dorm Room $$

For a cheap dorm with beach access, this is the spot! Current prices right here.

Phi Phi Relax Beach Resort $$$

This spot requires you to take a boat from Tonsai bay to get to but is highly recommended for those wanting to check Phi Phi out without all the craziness. This place is in an area all on its own. Please note electricity is only offered from 6pm to 6am.

Phi Phi View Resort $$

This colorful collection of bungalows gives you plenty of great amenities at a reasonable price. The rooms are large, and all of them have balconies, some with a sea view. There’s a swimming pool and a restaurant on site.

Paradise Pearl Bungalows $$$$$

Lanna style Thai bungalows strewn across the beach. Couldn’t ask for much more!

Krabi islands

Where to stay in Krabi? – RAILAY

Both of these options are on Railay East. This is the most affordable option and it will be obvious why when you get here. Railay East doesn’t have a beach, West does. Pretty much anything on Railay West is a few hundred a night to over $3,000 a night!

Rapala Guesthouse $$

This budget friendly place is probably the cheapest on all of Railay. Some might not be able to handle the bare wooden cabin with a mattress on the floor and a mozzie net. The bathroom is very… “outsidey.” Considering some of the other prices in area though, if you’re on a tight shoestring, you’ll want to end up here.

Their food is pretty good and some of the best priced around town. They have a chill seating area and wifi. If at the least, you can come here to chill and eat!

*Railay Viewpoint Resort $$$

This option is good for those leaning on the flashpacker side. The rooms pretty nice, a bit of wear and tear, but nothing excessive in my room. It’s quite good value with a pool and decent and convenient breakfast add on option. I didn’t even end up using the pool, though!

Where to stay in Krabi? – TONSAI

*Paasook Resort $$

This place isn’t exactly the greatest, but it’s going to be pretty cheap compared to the rest. For some reason, I’m obsessed with their gross bathrooms for the simple reason that it’s outside.

You get to look up, as you bathe, at the dramatic cliffs and palm trees that float above you. It’s pretty epic. But then you look around and you’re in a shower that’s OUTSIDE.. complete with leaves, critters and surrounded by dirty cement.

That bathroom view and the price, though… It deserves to be on the list. If you’re a weirdo like me and actually would like a place like this (and you’re on a shoestring budget) book yourself a spot at Paasook “Resort.”

Green Valley Resort $

Even cheaper if my memory serves me well. This is a super simple bungalow on the side of a hill. Wood slapped together and a bed with mozzie net and a bathroom is what you get unless you shell out more cash.

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Where to stay in Krabi? – KOH LANTA

White Flower $

OK for the price, and located pretty well on Lonely Beach. White Flower is a bit stuffy in the rooms from what I remember, but the beach access is really close.

*Lanta Arrow House $$

I really loved Lanta Arrow. In fact, I lived here for a few weeks. The beach access is perfect and sunsets every night became a thing pretty quickly. Everything is kept nice and the location is decent!

Chawkoh Bungalow $

Just a 5 minute walk to Long beach in Koh Lanta and 15 minutes to Saladan Pier. This cozy bungalow has prime location and includes air conditioning.

Alanta Villa $$$$

Choose from one-, two- or three-bedroom villas, all with their own private pools and gardens. The property is nestled on the hillside, but with easy access to Khlong Khong beach and surrounding shops and restaurants.

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So where to stay in Krabi? Hopefully, this has made your decision a bit easier!

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Did you have a favorite place in Krabi to share with us? Comment below!


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  1. Vincent - Nomade Photo says:

    Staying in Chill Out Bungalows in Tonsay Beach, nice ambiance and bungalows, 300 bhats for a bed in a shared bungalow (3 beds in mine).

  2. Camaragh says:

    I wonder if you can help me. I want to stay somewhere pretty in Krabi which has restaurants and bars for the evening but not right in the hustle and bustle. My budget is between £50-60 a night max and I’m going the first week of November, do you have a recommended area or alternative for me as I cannot seem to find an answer for the best place for me.
    Thank you.

  3. Stephanie says:

    Hi, I love your blog – it’s amazing! I’m looking at visiting Krabi in December for around 12 days. Would you recommend staying in one place? Or move between a few areas? Any advice would be great. We are a mid 30 year old couple who are looking for a mixture of exploring and relaxing. Don’t want to party but like going out for food/drinks 🙂 Thank you!

  4. Nina Ragusa says:

    You’ll want to move around a bit but everything is relatively close in Krabi. Stay in Ao Nang, Krabi Town, Tonsai or Railay… it would be nice to switch it up.

  5. Jue says:

    Hi..nina.i am planning to visit krabi for 3 days early november…can u suggest me, shortlisted intersting activities and the best place to visit as my husband and i love wandering around, shopping and enjoying beautiful scenery and not forgetting shopping spots too.the best markets or night markets with excellent bargain.tq

  6. Nina Ragusa says:

    Please click the links at the end of the post. Tons of info there.

  7. Freddie says:

    Hi Nina,

    I’m currently in Krabi and was wondering where the best place to stay on a tight budget is with regards to accommodation, food and drink, transport, etc. Would really appreciate any help! Thanks!

  8. Noyya says:

    I am planing a 5D4N to krabi. Can you suggest me whether to stay all 4 days in Krabi or should i go and stay in Phi Phi as well for 2 days. My daughter loves beach and so i love to go phi phi island. can you please guide me on this.

  9. Nina Ragusa says:

    I’m not sure what you need help with? If you want to go to Phi Phi, then go to Phi Phi… If you love the beach, then stay almost anywhere but Krabi Town bc there isn’t a beach there and you’d need public transport to get to a beach.

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