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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!

Check Prices on: HotelsCombined | Agoda | Booking

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.

Check Prices on: HotelsCombined | Agoda | Booking

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.

Check Prices on: HotelsCombined | Agoda | Booking

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.

Check Prices on: HotelsCombined | Agoda

Krabi Town Studio $$$

This studio is less than a 5 minute walk to all the best attractions in Krabi. The studio itself is very spacious and allows you to use all the amenities inside.

Check Prices on: Airbnb | More properties in the area

RELATED: Where to eat in Krabi Town!

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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.

Check Prices on: HotelsCombined | Agoda

*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!?

Check Prices on: HotelsCombined | Agoda | Booking

Yellow Sun Guesthouse $

This is your budget backpacker spot! Good location and decent dorm set up. They also have some private rooms. My first time living in Krabi, I lived in one of their private rooms before their dorms were even built!

Check Prices on: HotelsCombined | Agoda | Booking

Lai Thai Condos $$$

This 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. 

Check Prices on: Airbnb | More properties in the area

5 Star Pool Villa $$$$

The name says it all, this 3 bedroom villa has a private pool, a beautiful garden and everything on the inside of the villa is modernized. This place is about 1.5km from the beach and has more then you can imagine.

Check Prices on: Airbnb | More properties in the area

RELATED: Your guide to Krabi, Thailand!

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.

Check Prices on: HotelsCombined | Agoda

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.

Check Prices on: HotelsCombined | Agoda | Booking

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.

Check Prices on: HotelsCombined | Agoda | Booking

Bamboo Bungalow $$

Beautiful budget option on Phi Phi Islands that includes a swimming pool and plenty activities to do on the beach during the day. Nice cozy bungalow with beautiful terrain surrounding you.

Check Prices on: Airbnb | More properties in the area

Paradise Pearl Bungalows $$$$$

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

Check Prices on: HotelsCombined | Agoda | Booking

where to stay in Krabi, Thailand

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!

Check Prices on: HotelsCombined | Agoda | Booking

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.”

Check Prices on: Agoda | Booking

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.

Check Prices on: HotelsCombined | Agoda

RELATED: Get to know more about Railay and Tonsai

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.

Check Prices on: HotelsCombined | Agoda | Booking

*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!

Check Prices on: HotelsCombined | Agoda | Booking

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.

Check Prices on: Airbnb | More properties in the area

Koh Lanta Modern Beach Apartment $$$

Located on the southern side of Long Beach it is just a 2 minute walk to the sands and a 3 minute walk to the main road. This apartment is modern and has a nice balcony overlooking the pool area.

Check Prices on: Airbnb | More properties in the area

Where will you go after Thailand?

Laos | Malaysia | Singapore | Indonesia | Philippines | Cambodia | Vietnam

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

Where are you going?

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


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Monday 25th of February 2019

Hello, 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.

Nina Ragusa

Monday 25th of February 2019

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.


Thursday 29th of November 2018

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!


Wednesday 17th of October 2018

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

Nina Ragusa

Thursday 18th of October 2018

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


Friday 17th of August 2018

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!

Nina Ragusa

Sunday 19th of August 2018

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.


Wednesday 2nd of August 2017

Hello, 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.

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