Full Moon Party in Koh Phangan and Koh Tao - Best Backpacker Party Hostels in Thailand

Full Moon Party in Koh Phangan and Koh Tao, Thailand – Best Backpacker Party Hostels

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The Full Moon Party in Thailand is one of the biggest all-nighter celebration which happens before or after the end of full moon nights every month in Thailand. It is usually held on Haad Rin beach in Koh Phangan with live music, fire skipping ropes, parties, and of course – drinks!

Best Backpacker Hostels for the Full Moon Party in Thailand - Koh Phangan and Koh Tao

Best Backpacker Hostels for the Full Moon Party in Thailand - Koh Phangan and Koh Tao

Before I got married, I went on a solo backpacking trip around Thailand and spent a month to celebrate two different Full Moon Parties in Koh Phangan. Being a thrill seeker with a curiosity to discover and travel, I sought it out to experience the excitement. 

How did the Full Moon Party start in Thailand?

Best Backpacker Hostels for the Full Moon Party in Thailand - Koh Phangan and Koh Tao

Best Backpacker Hostels for the Full Moon Party in Thailand - Koh Phangan and Koh Tao

The Full Moon Party in Thailand started more than three decades ago at the Paradise Bungalows in Haad Rin, in gratitude to 20-30 travelers back in the days.  This occasion rose to fame through word of mouth marketing and as of the current, the event has amassed a crowd of about 5,000 to 30,000 active participants. Among the array of music genres being played are reggae, R&B, drum, and base, house, there are also a whole lot more genres for you discover and random new friends to spend this whole night of vibrant amusement.

Best Backpacker Hostels for the Full Moon Party in Thailand - Koh Phangan and Koh Tao

Best Backpacker Hostels for the Full Moon Party in Thailand - Koh Phangan and Koh Tao

Now the next question is, where can you find the best backpacker hostels to stay during the celebration?

Monkey DividersWhere to stay during the Full Moon Party in Koh Phangan?

Koh Phangan is the ultimate party capital on the islands in the South as the original venue of the Great Full Moon Party – Haad Rin beach is in there. Pack your bags filled with your best beach clothes and start booking the best backpacker hostel of your choice.

If you want to join in the celebration exactly at the heart of the event, here is a list of nine (9) backpacker hostels in Koh Phangan which I suggest that you choose from:

1. Baan Tai – Backpackers

Best Backpacker Hostels for the Full Moon Party in Thailand - Koh Pah Ngan and Koh Tao

Dorm price: $5.90 while Privates $29.52

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Why is it one of the Best Hostels for The Full Moon Party in Thailand?

Famous For:  Being at the center of Thong Sala and Haad Rin (the venue for the famous Full Moon Party in Koh Phangan in Thailand). It’s a hotel for backpackers with the best pre-party atmosphere in the island through free body paint, beer pong competitions. The hostel dorms have A/C and are bright and airy. A large ensuite bathroom with a hot water shower and a large private balcony.  It is a very sociable environment for those who are looking forward to mingling with strangers.

2. Love Station Hostel

Best Backpacker Hostels for the Full Moon Party in Thailand - Koh Pah Ngan and Koh Tao

Dorm price: US $14.76

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Why is it one of the Best Hostels for The Full Moon Party in Thailand?

Famous For: Aside from its friendly staff who happily provides backpackers some interesting info’s about the island, Its location provides convenience to the guest because of its proximity to the venue of the ff: Full Moon, Jungle, and other parties that the island has to offer. It’s accommodation has both dorm and private rooms with WiFi, Fan and A/C, and even hot showers. You can also hang out and make new friends whether indoors or outdoors in the hostel through a bar that will offer you great prices especially during their happy hour.

3. Bunk Up Hacienda

Best Backpacker Hostels for the Full Moon Party in Thailand - Koh Pah Ngan and Koh Tao

Dorm price: US$ 4.22 per night.

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Why is it one of the Best Hostels for the Full Moon Party in Thailand?

Famous For: Aside from letting guests have access to the beach, swimming pool with a bar, restaurant, and scuba diving – Bunk Up offers budget accommodations idealistic for backpackers. The resort also boasts their famous Friday night parties where they feature local DJS. It also has free parking, WiFi, Fitness Room, and a whole lot more for you to discover!

4. Treechart Hostel

Best Backpacker Hostels for the Full Moon Party in Thailand - Koh Pah Ngan and Koh Tao

Dorm price: starts at US$8.86 and privates at US$35.43

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Why is it one of the Best Hostels for the Full Moon Party in Thailand?

Famous For: It’s perfectly sat in Thong Sala – the main city in Koh Phangan which is the ideal area for backpackers since it’s a few minutes away from the Full Moon Party. The backpacker hostel also has a 24-hour surveillance and is just around the corner of the food and night market on the island and is also situated at the same time, just outside the doorstep of the best restaurants and shops. They offer free WiFi and parking for the visiting guests from across the country or the world.

5. Phangan Arena

Best Backpacker Hostels for the Full Moon Party in Thailand - Koh Pah Ngan and Koh Tao

Dorm Price: Starts at US$17.22 while privates at US$26.82

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Why is it one of the Best Hostels for the Full Moon Party in Thailand?

Famous For: The convenient location, as it brings you to the beach in just a hundred meters away. The hostel is also big on warm up and pool parties before the big full moon party. Guests to the venue may enjoy the big outdoor swimming pool, professional football pitch, 24/7 restaurant & bar, pool tables, beach volley, Playstation, yoga classes and a whole lot more. Motorbike rentals, laundry, towel & padlock rental are also one of the extra services being offered. However, the loud music during parties is expected to die down by midnight in consideration to the guests who want to experience a relaxing rest.

6. Sucasa Dorm

Best Backpacker Hostels for the Full Moon Party in Thailand - Koh Pah Ngan and Koh Tao

Dorm price: US$8.86

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Why is it one of the Best Hostels for the Full Moon Party in Thailand?

Famous For: It is located in Thongsala and is a hundred meters away from the beach. It is also a few meters away from the Pantip night market and Saturday Walking Street. The hostel features 20 bunk beds with full A/C along with lockers. Guests staying have shared bathrooms and hot water showers. A complimentary coffee is given in a lounge on the ground floor and WiFi is available everywhere in the hostel. A bike rental is also available for guests who want to explore the island, themselves!

7. At Beach Bed & Bar

Best Backpacker Hostels for the Full Moon Party in Thailand - Koh Pah Ngan and Koh Tao

Dorm price: US $11.81 per night.

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Why is it one of the Best Hostels for the Full Moon Party in Thailand?

Famous For:  It’s relaxing accommodation and at the same time amazing party experience through a number of pre-party activities which the hostel has to offer on Baan Tai beach. Aside from having free WiFi and having the amenities that every hostel should have, the best memory a guest could ever get from this place is by hanging out and being social with fellow backpackers through it’s indoor and outdoor setting as it has a bar which serves an array of beverages for guests to taste.

The hostel is also a 20-minute taxi away from Haad Rin, the center of the full moon celebration.

8. Relax Corner

Best Backpacker Hostels for the Full Moon Party in Thailand - Koh Pah Ngan and Koh Tao

Dorm price: US $14.76

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Why is it one of the Best Hostels for the Full Moon Party in Thailand?

Famous For: It is located in Thongsala, where it is in between the lovely beaches up North and the lively parties in Haad Rin. Its proximity to the food and walk market and other food places within the island of Phangan will ensure you that you won’t go hungry by staying there. Aside from that, this hostel also offers an array of uniquely free or reasonably priced services like body paint (free), Free WiFi, Free all day coffee and tea service, Laundry service, and so much more for you to discover.

9. The Nomad House

Best Backpacker Hostels for the Full Moon Party in Thailand - Koh Pah Ngan and Koh Tao

Dorm price: Starts at US$13.29

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Why is it one of the Best Hostels for the Full Moon Party in Thailand?

Famous For: Its location in Ban Tai – where one of the island’s major parties is being held. The hostel is a 15-20 min. Ride away from the Full Moon celebration. The hostel also brings one of the most amazing warm-up celebrations before hitting to the full moon party in Haad Rin. Offering both dorms and private rooms, the place is also famous for its friendly staff.

Monkey DividersWhere to stay during the Full Moon Party in Koh Tao?

Koh Tao is an Island in the Western Part of the Gulf of Thailand and is a part Chumphon Archipelago. One of the main tourism in the island is scuba diving. It’s a tropical heaven for every backpacker aside from its affordable hostels to stay in, having friendly staff complete with the amenities it needs – the island also boasts its exotic sites for travelers to explore.

If you’re tourists who are keen on joining the party yet want a tranquil place to sleep or if you’ve run out of choices from the list of hostels in Koh Phangan, book a hostel in the island nearest to the venue – Koh Tao! Below is a list of nine (9) backpacker hostels in Koh Tao that we suggest:

1. Neptune Hostel

Best Backpacker Hostels for the Full Moon Party in Thailand - Koh Pah Ngan and Koh Tao

Dorm price: $8.86

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Why is it one of the Best Hostels for the Full Moon Party in Thailand?

Famous For: Being situated in Mae Haad Koh Tao harbor it guarantees guests a beautiful scenery to behold as on the hostel’s terrace in their Mediterranean Restaurant/Cafe you can overlook the port of Koh Tao. The Boutique Guesthouse & Hostel offers five (5) rooms with A/C, Hot Water, TV, bed linen, free WiFi, and CCTV cameras 24/7. It is also a 50m walking distance from the beach where you can enjoy diving and snorkeling.

2. Moov Inn

Best Backpacker Hostels for the Full Moon Party in Thailand - Koh Pah Ngan and Koh Tao

Dorm price: Starts at US$10.01

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Why is it one of the Best Hostels for the Full Moon Party in Thailand?

Famous For: Aside from having dorm rooms on full A/C, furnished, comfortable single sized bunk beds, with privacy curtain, reading light, and personal lockers for every guest – the Moov Inn Garden Hostel is located in an area very close to the arrival point of the island. It has a common area with live sports movie screen watching, pool tables, and live music where you can enjoy with fellow travelers. The hostel is also surrounded by a tropical garden and a large rooftop common area where you can enjoy the sunset during your stay.

3. Sleep Inn Hostel Koh Tao

Best Backpacker Hostels for the Full Moon Party in Thailand - Koh Pah Ngan and Koh Tao

Dorm price: Starts at US$9.74 while superior privates at US$31.00

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Why is it one of the Best Hostels for the Full Moon Party in Thailand?

Famous For: Its convenient location at the middle Mae Haad which is a 2-minute walk away from the Pier. Being a part of the oldest village on the island, it has a lot of cafes/ restaurants, sports bars, dive schools, and a whole lot more just outside your doorstep. Aside from that, the hostel was newly built back in 2015 and has dorms which have fans or A/C. You can also enjoy a hot and cold shower through its shared bathroom with six (6) toilets. Guests also have a locker for each of them and a privacy lightproof curtain. At night, the hostel is a 15-minute walk away in the coastline area to Sairee Beach – the center for the nightlife of the island, and at the same time, you may enjoy a good sleep away from the busy party spot.

4. CK Hostel

Best Backpacker Hostels for the Full Moon Party in Thailand - Koh Pah Ngan and Koh Tao

Dorm price: Starts at US$10.33 while privates at US$35.43

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Why is it one of the Best Hostels for the Full Moon Party in Thailand?

Famous For: Its location which is a few minutes walking distance to everything – bars, restaurants, shops, and the beach. It sits in one of the best sites in the island, Central Sairee Crossroads. The hostel hosts pre-parties then sends you off to famous local nightclubs and events around 10-11 pm. When it comes to amenities, the hostel’s dorms has a 24/7 AC, lockers for each guest, and hot showers. Double private rooms have television, fridge, and private bathrooms. It is one of the few hostels that provide both restaurant/bars and diving centers.

5. Gecko Republic Jungle Hostel

Best Backpacker Hostels for the Full Moon Party in Thailand - Koh Pah Ngan and Koh Tao

Dorm price: US$11.51

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Why is it one of the Best Hostels for the Full Moon Party in Thailand?

Famous For: Being a brand new, eco-friendly social venture and is a great place to meet other backpackers and plan activities to experience the great local culture of the Island and sleep well. The hostel has a free WiFi for all and its dorms offer guests an electronic door locker, A/C, full-length mirror with hairdryer, pods (capsule beds) that have their own universal socket, light, and sheets. The décor’s design is based on the jungle which complements the jungle area outside your doorstep!

6. Summer Hostel Koh Tao

Best Backpacker Hostels for the Full Moon Party in Thailand - Koh Pah Ngan and Koh Tao

Dorm price: Starts at US$11.81 while privates at US$35.43

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Why is it one of the Best Hostels for the Full Moon Party in Thailand?

Famous For: It offers guests an array of everything they need which gives them a chance to relax and unwind in the tropical island of Koh Tao. Even at an affordable price, the dorm rooms have AC or fan, an en-suite with hot shower, brand new beds, power sockets and reading lights for each bed, Free WiFi, secure lockers, a common room with fridge, plates, cutlery, plates, and a kitchen with microwave, toaster, hot and colder water.  The building also has CCTV cameras installed 24/7. Yoga classes are also being offered at the rooftop terrace every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

7. Hostel 69 Koh Tao

Best Backpacker Hostels for the Full Moon Party in Thailand - Koh Pah Ngan and Koh Tao

Dorm price: US$11.77

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Why is it one of the Best Hostels for the Full Moon Party in Thailand?

Famous For: Bringing you a glimpse of Summer in 1969. The hostel is in a great location and is located conveniently in merely 5-30 minutes walk through the different sites the island has to offer: Sairee Beach, Aow Leuk, and Chalok Baan Kao – There is no need to ride on any taxis from the pier. The hostel 69 offer fan or fully AC rooms while giving you the price and amenities needed during your stay. You may also hang out with fellow backpackers in their large courtyard, TV room, and Good vibe bar with live music.

8. Ko Tao Center Hostel

Best Backpacker Hostels for the Full Moon Party in Thailand - Koh Pah Ngan and Koh Tao

Dorm price: Starts at US$8.83

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Why is it one of the Best Hostels for the Full Moon Party in Thailand?

Famous For: It has a great selection of restaurants from Thai to Chinese and a 7/11 on the property which is open 24 hours a day. Each room is brand new with A/C, Free WiFi, and all rooms have en-suite bathrooms. They offer special discounts on your accommodation when you dive with their partner dive shop – Kao Tao Dive Resort.

9. Koh Tao Loft Hostel

Best Backpacker Hostels for the Full Moon Party in Thailand - Koh Pah Ngan and Koh Tao

Dorm price: Usually at US$11.28

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Why is it one of the Best Hostels for the Full Moon Party in Thailand?

Famous For: The hostel is situated conveniently in Koh Tao’s Center where everything a traveler wants can be found right around the corner: restaurants, boutiques and stores, dive shops, beaches, taxi service, motorbike rentals, and etc. Each accommodation on the hostel has both AC & Fan with non-smoking and designated smoking area. Each private bed has its own light & power outlet. A Free Wifi is provided for all of the guests and a multi-lingual staff is ready to answer questions to assist you further in your travel arrangements!

My Tip about The Full Moon Party in Thailand

Most of the hotels listed is a walking distance away from the Koh Tao island’s pier but if you want to enjoy the Full Moon party in Koh Phangan on, take the 3 pm ferry ride then return back in Koh Tao the earliest ferry ride the next day!

Best Backpacker Hostels for the Full Moon Party in Thailand - Koh Phangan and Koh Tao

The Full Moon Party, after all, starts at sundown, so if you believe you arrived way too early at the venue, you may also take the time to stroll through the popular sites jungles in Koh Phangan to make your time worth visiting.

Enjoy your Full Moon with a blast as you choose the best place for you to stay. Get packing and watch out for the next full moon and fly to the island of Thailand to enjoy a great summer blast.

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  1. Nice post! It is just awesome. I am regular reader of your blog. Thanks for your informative trips its very helpful.i am also suggest to my friends to read your post.

    1. Thanks Anabel Bellissa 🙂 Really glad that you find this post really useful 🙂 Hope you can enjoy the Full Moon Party in Thailand too I’m sure you’ll enjoy every bit of it 🙂 Happy travels!

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