Of all the dazzling islands in Thailand, Phi Phi Island is one of the most beautiful and most visited of all. Located in the Southern part of Thailand, Koh Phi Phi welcomes guests from around the world and invites them into its mesmerizing blue waters, lush forests, and amazing beaches. But before enjoying it all you need to discover where to stay in Phi Phi Island.
Overwhelmed with so many hotel options and wondering where to stay in Phi Phi Island? Worry no more! We traveled to Koh Phi Phi a couple of times and did good research to list the best hotels in Phi Phi, hostels and resorts on the island. From luxury to budget accommodation and also some hostel options for those who are backpacking in Phi Phi.
But before we start let me share with you some important information about accommodation in Phi Phi island and what you need to consider when booking your hotel room there:
- Book your hotel in Phi Phi Island in advance, especially during high season (November to April). You might find a last-minute deal, but it probably won’t be the best place to stay in Phi Phi.
- Most of the luxurious hotels in Phi Phi are far from the island center and pier, you’ll need to add to your travel schedule and budget the boat rides to/from your hotel.
- Mid-range hotels in Phi Phi offer good rooms and service but not all of them will have facilities as pool or beach views. This happens because the center of the island and also the flat part of Phi Phi is quite small, so there isn’t much space for big resorts.
- Budget accommodations in Phi Phi usually offer private rooms with air-conditioning and hot shower, and rooms with fans and cold showers. Read the room’s description carefully before booking.
- Choose a place to stay in Phi Phi based on your budget and travel style. If you want to be in the middle of the action book a hotel close to Tonsai Pier, Nice Beach or Loh Dalum Beach. If you want to relax, then find your piece of heaven in one of the secluded resorts in Phi Phi. Are you a party person? Then book a room at Ibiza House Phi Phi and PP Princess Resort as they throw the best pool parties in Phi Phi.
It’s time to choose the perfect accommodation on the island, here are the best places to stay in Phi Phi, from luxurious hotels to budget accommodation:
Best hotels in Phi Phi Island for luxury travelers
Zeavola Resort is a 10-acre spread of five-star tropical luxury located on the northernmost point of Phi Phi Island. Zeavola is one of the best resorts on the island and favorite among couples looking for luxury accommodation on Phi Phi. Beyond beauty, each suite is equipped with refreshments and entertainment facilities, as well as bathrooms that have indoor and outdoor showers.
Zeavola Resort has a private beach area and access to the crystal sands of Laem Tong Beach where it is situated, as well as an open-air swimming pool, and spa services. Baxil restaurant serves fresh buffet breakfast for residents, and Zann Zanook, the on-site activity center provides equipment for volleyball and frisbee. Zann Zanook also offers PADI diving courses, as well as guided tours for guests who wish to visit the nearby islands.
Sat on seventy acres of well-tended tropical beauty by the Andaman Sea, Phi Phi Island Village Beach Resort is a five-star option for guests who wish to experience a truly luxurious hotel in Koh Phi Phi. Guests to the Village Beach Resort stay in pretty and spacious bungalows with thatched roofs and furnishings made with solid wood as well as amenities for entertainment and refreshment.
Stepping out of the rooms, you will have access to 800 meters of soft sand on the private beach. For those not up for the sands, the resort offers an infinity swimming pool for guests to dive into and a bar right beside it to enjoy well-made drinks. A buffet breakfast is offered daily at one of the four on-site restaurants, and parents will be happy to take advantage of the childcare services while they go explore Phi Phi Island.
Phi Phi Cliff Beach Resort is a four-star hotel with a five-star attitude. It is situated in the Tonsai Bay, just twelve minutes from Loh Dalum Bay and 700m from the Tonsai Pier. This proximity makes it one of the most convenient places to stay in Koh Phi Phi.
The award-winning hotel provides residents with luxury double rooms and twin rooms, with some that have views of the sea and direct access to the outdoor swimming pool. The rooms are outfitted with lavish supplies, excellent entertainment facilities, free toiletries, and perfect air conditioning. After a good night of sleep, you can enjoy a buffet breakfast by the in-house restaurant. Other services include guided tours and airport shuttle services.
Best value for money hotels in Phi Phi Island
This three-star hotel is rated much higher by couples who have found it to be excellent for two-person trips. Set up on the warm sand of Koh Phi Phi’s Long Beach (considered one of the best beaches in Phi Phi) the resort is well designed and furnished with a tropical style. It has an outdoor pool and its rooms have private balconies with breathtaking views of the ocean as well as satellite-equipped TV screens and refreshment facilities.
The coffee shop serves a daily buffet breakfast, American style, and the restaurant offers Thai and international dishes. Other services include laundry and guided tours.
Phi Phi Banyan Villa is located in a prime location; just a few steps away from Tonsai Bay and a 3-minute walk from the pier. The hotel is close to Koh Phi Phi Viewpoint and just 1 km away from Long Beach. Each one of the Villa’s 62 rooms is kept perfectly air-conditioned and have private bathrooms and balconies. Guests are free to enjoy the open-air swimming pool and can also exercise in the fitness center. The hotel’s restaurant is fully functional and for a fee, serves an English breakfast from 6:30 AM – 10:00 AM daily.
Ibiza House Phi Phi is an all-inclusive residence that is located on the Loh Dalum Bay’s beachfront. It offers multiple air-conditioned accommodation options from dormitories to private rooms and villas. Being a guest of one of the private rooms gives access to the Rawinanda Pool and all other guests can use the Ibiza Pool. The hotel provides other activities like boat trips, kayaking, deep-water diving, and more. Ibiza House Phi Phi also organizes the Ibiza Pool Party every week, and guests are granted free access to the party.
Cheap hotels in Phi Phi Island
Panmanee Hotel is claimed to be the best place to stay in Phi Phi for those on a budget and it is only three minutes away from Tonsai Beach and its famed climber boulders. Its rooms are colorful but casual and feature cable TVs, refreshments, comfortable chairs, refrigerators, and air-conditioners. All rooms have their bathrooms and the hotel lounge is shared among the guests. The hotel offers free wifi, and meals can be purchased from the surrounding restaurants.
ChongKhao Resort is highly lauded as one of the cheap hotels in Phi Phi Island that provides value for money for travelers on a budget. Situated ten minutes from Tonsai Pier and nestled in a lush, tropical garden, ChongKhao offers its guests superior suites, deluxe suites, deluxe bungalows, as well as bungalows for families. All suites have their bathrooms and some of them have satellite TV. Guests searching for nourishment can visit any of the surrounding restaurants which offer local Thai dishes as well as international fare. The hotel also offers guided tours and laundry services.
PP Insula is an adult-only guest house that is situated on Phi Phi Don, within a short distance from the pier. It is also close to Tonsai Beach and Laem Hin Beach, as well as the activity center – Pirate Island Adventures. Its air-conditioned rooms are perfect for non-smokers and come equipped with flat-screen TVs and safety deposit boxes. They also have private bathrooms and balconies. The hotel is kept clean by friendly staff who are always available to help guests out.
Best hostels in Phi Phi Island
Located in a prime portion of Phi Phi Don’s Loh Dalum Bay district, Hangover Hostel provides budget accommodation in Phi Phi. The rooms have comfortable beds that come with charger and light points and the shared showers run hot on all days. The rooms are also air-conditioned and have free coffee and wifi.
Just as the rooms are shared, there is a small common area where guests can congregate to share stories and experiences. The hostel also offers multiple group activities like trekking, boat rides, night swims, daytime underwater diving courses and more.
Dormsin Hostel is one of the newly built hostels in Phi Phi Island with a focus on shared privacy. Located only a few meters from the Tonsai Pier, the hostel gives residents a view of the sea. It features 18 Japanese-style pod beds, each of the pods comes with a spring mattress, powerpoint, and is individually lit.
Dormsin Hostel offers free hot showers and wifi for its guests and also provides water, tea, and coffee all for free. Guest rooms have their seating area and the entire hostel shares a terrace.
This hostel in Phi Phi is perfect for budget travelers who want to socialize. Located in the heart of the island, the hostel is beachfront and close to Tonsai Pier. The dorms have air-conditioning and all shared bathrooms have hot water. Each bed comes with your locker, powerpoint, and lights, wifi is available for free throughout the property. The Pier 519 hostel has a shared terrace and although it’s located close to bars and restaurants, it’s a quiet property. This hostel is perfect for travelers who want a good night of sleep after a day exploring Phi Phi Island.
Blanco City Hostel is one of the best options for budget travelers seeking where to stay in Phi Phi Island. Situated in Phi Phi Don, this hostel gives guests air-conditioned accommodation with individual beds to sleep in and a bar to have drinks and socialize. The bar provides entertainment in the evenings and the daytime guests can head down to Loh Dalum Bay or join organized boat tours. For those who like to stay in, there is free wifi all day.
Phi Phi Island is a great holiday location for fun-loving travelers; regardless of whether they are single or in groups, or if they have funds for luxury accommodation or just simple and cozy hostels. Regardless of your budget, there are lots of affordable spots you can find to lay your head. Are you still searching for the best places to stay in Koh Phi Phi? You can find the best options for hotels in Phi Phi on Booking.com or Agoda.
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