Pristine white beaches, ancient temples, breathtaking nature – what more can you ask for from a visit to Krabi, Thailand? This coastal province in southwest Thailand contains over 132 smaller islands and offers tons of things to do, both exciting and relaxing. Interested in taking a visit? Then check out this list of the best places to stay in Krabi and wait for a surprise at the end of the article!
For travelers on a budget
Pak-Up Hostel // prices start at $9 a night for a dorm
This stylish hostel is in the center of Krabi Town and offers free Wi-Fi and parking. It’s about a 20 minute drive to the famous Ao Nang beach, but there’s still plenty to do in the city proper. Each bed has its own locker, and guests looking for a bit of nightlife can enjoy the two on-site bars and nighttime bazaars.
Glur Hostel // prices start at $10 a night
Glur Hostel is a top-rated hostel with a sleek and modern design, brightly colored rooms, and a gorgeous mountain backdrop. They offer tons of modern amenities like free laptop rental, free Wi-Fi, and all the rooms are air-conditioned. The location is pretty perfect too – a 15-minute walk to the picturesque Ao Nang beach, a 15-minute boat ride to Tonsai and Railay beaches, and about a 45-minute drive to Krabi airport.
Mini Boxtel Aonang Hostel // prices start at $10 a night
Another great place to stay within walking distance of Ao Nang beach. This boutique hostel has a girls-only dorm, but private rooms can be rented out by all genders. They have a deck to relax on with a perfect ocean view, and their first-floor restaurant serves healthy and delicious foods like fruit bowls and smoothies.
For mid-range travelers
AliSea Boutique Hotel // rooms start at around $40 a night
This gorgeous boutique hotel sits between Ao Nang and Nopparat Thara beaches and is a few minutes walk to each. You can also visit the hotel’s private beach via their complimentary transportation. The hotel fuses traditional Moroccan and Asian design to give it a really unique vibe. There’s a rooftop pool that overlooks the ocean with tons of accessible shopping and dining.
Ao Nang Orchid Resort // rooms start at around $60 a night
This Bali-style resort offers a few different suite types to perfectly suit your needs. It’s in walking distance to the shopping bazaar and just a short walk to the Ao Nang beach. In-house amenities include a gorgeous central pool, airport transfer, and a huge selection of daytime tours to Phi Phi Islands, Phuket, and Koh Lanta.
Krabi Front Bay Resort // rooms start at around $60 a night
For visitors looking for a mix of relaxation and lively nighttime entertainment, this is a great place to stay. The stylish resort is located in Krabi town, so guests have access to the city’s modern clubs and bars. And yet you’re only 20 minutes to Ao Nang beach. Keep in mind that it’s a Halal resort, meaning that the hotel restaurants don’t serve alcohol and pork – but they offer fantastic Thai, Chinese, and Western foods to choose from.
For luxury travelers
Railay Princess Resort and Spa // rooms start at around $95 a night
This pristine resort is located on the east side of Railay Bay and sits within some pretty spectacular gardens. With its white sandy beaches, crystal blue waters, and breathtaking cliff views, you’ll find yourself surrounded by majesty. Choose between a beachfront pool or walk just a few minutes to the famous Phranang Cave Beach and Lagoon (also known as Princess Cave). The front desk can also organize a paddle canoeing and rock climbing trip if you’re looking for a tropical adventure.
The L Resort // rooms start at around $95 a night
Located directly on Ao Nang Beach, this newly-renovated resort is known for its modern design and gorgeous ocean views that visitors won’t be able to get anywhere else. They offer a lagoon-style pool and hot tub, and all guests are given IPads to order room service, massages, and other amenities at a moment’s notice. You can also get to the beach in just a few steps. The hotel’s restaurant, Wanna’s Place, is well known for its combination of local Thai cuisine and European offerings.
Ban Sainai Resort // rooms start at around $110 a night
Nothing says luxury like a secluded resort in peaceful tropical paradise! Each traditional Thai-style cottage sits in a coconut grove and provides a terrace that overlooks limestone cliffs, giving the location its laidback, natural vibe. Amenities include a 5-minute free shuttle ride to Ao Nang Beach, an outdoor saltwater pool, and staff-organized excursions to Phi Phi Islands. Since it’s a Halal resort, there’s no alcohol or pork allowed.
For ultra-luxury travelers
Rawi Warin Resort & Spa // Suites range from $200-500 a night, depending on the season
This beachfront resort sits on the beautiful and secluded Ko Lanta Island and offers modern pagoda-style rooms, each with their own balcony and rainfall showers. Take a swim in the seaside infinity pool, and afterward grab a bite at the upscale open-air restaurant next door. There’s also a lap pool, hillside pool, roped-off ocean pool, full spa, and tennis courts. If you’re looking to get off the resort, travel a short distance to the scenic Khlong Chak Waterfall in Mu Ko Lanta National Park.
Zeavola Resort & Spa – // Suites range from $300-500 a night, depending on season
Located on Phi Phi Don Island, this upscale, all-inclusive resort sits within the Ko Phi Phi National Marine Park on the famous white beach of Laem Tong. There’s a diving center, outdoor pools, and a spa that includes a sauna, steam room, and private massage center. All the rooms are decorated in teak hardwood, creating a natural tropical setting. And don’t forget those breathtaking 180-degree ocean views. Go snorkeling, shark-spotting, island hopping, or have the front desk organize a luxurious private boat tour.
Rayavadee Resort // Suites range from $450-700 a night, depending on the season
Perhaps the best place to stay in Krabi, this exclusive resort is a hidden gem for luxury travelers who want a little seclusion and a lot of relaxing. Choose from a gorgeous oceanside pavilion, or stay in one of their ultra-modern villas, all of which have their own pool. Each accommodation is separate enough to offer a touch of privacy, but near enough to the resort’s restaurants and three surrounding beaches. If you’re looking for a little adventure, ask the front desk to organize kayaking or a speedboat trip to the Phi Phi islands.