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When considering where to stay in Phuket, for an epic adventure, we’ve got you convered! From vibrant Phuket Town to the lively Patong Beach and serene Kata Beach, find the ultimate backpacker’s haven at Mad Monkey Hostel, offering unforgettable tours and memories.

 

Discover the Tropical Paradise of Phuket: Your Ultimate Guide on Where to Stay in Phuket

Nestled in the Andaman Sea, Phuket, Thailand‘s largest island, is a mosaic of colorful experiences just waiting to be discovered. From the historical streets of Phuket Town to the pulsating rhythms of Patong Beach and the serene sands of Kata Beach, this island promises an unforgettable adventure for every traveler.

Phuket Town: A Cultural Gem

Begin your journey in Phuket Town, a cultural cauldron brimming with Sino-Portuguese architecture and street-side eateries. Walk the Old Town, a testament to Phuket’s storied past, and immerse yourself in the local art scene.

Phuket Town, Thailand
The Quaint Old Town of Phuket, photo courtesy of Canva

Kata Beach: A Relaxing Retreat

If a laid-back vibe is what you seek, Kata Beach is your sanctuary. Known for its crystal-clear waters and palm-lined shores, Kata offers a tranquil escape from the island’s more energetic spots.

Patong Beach: Where Nightlife Meets the Sea

As the sun sets, Patong Beach awakens. This bustling tambon is your go-to for vibrant nightlife, with beach clubs and bars offering a taste of Phuket’s spirited side.

A little slice of haven during a quiet day at Patong Beach, photo courtesy of Canva

Our Top Picks for Where To Stay in Phuket

Mad Monkey Hostel: The Heartbeat of Your Phuket Adventure

At the epicenter of this tropical utopia lies Mad Monkey Hostel – your home away from home. With its electric atmosphere and community spirit, Mad Monkey is more than just a place to stay; it’s where memories are made. Whether you’re sharing stories with your new monkey mates by the pool, joining in on the Madventures tours, or simply soaking in the epic vibes, every moment here is designed to be part of your travel’s greatest highlights!

Location: MAP

Contact: +66650585596

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The Belong Boutique Hotel: Personalized Elegance

For a more intimate setting, The Belong Boutique Hotel stands out with its personalized service and elegant design. It’s a tranquil haven where style meets comfort, offering a refreshing counterpoint to Phuket’s bustling beach scene.

Location: MAP

Contact: +66650585596

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The Belong Boutique, photo courtesy of Booking.com

U Sabai Patong: Comfort in the Heart of Nightlife

Positioned in the vibrant heart of Patong, U Sabai offers the convenience of being close to the action while providing a peaceful retreat to recharge. It’s a balance of fun and relaxation, perfect for travelers looking to experience Phuket’s famous nightlife.

Location: MAP

Contact: +66 (0)76 297 057

Email: [email protected]

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U Sabai Apartments, great for longer stays! Photo courtesy of Booking.com

BearPacker Hostel: Beachfront Bliss

Right on Patong Beach, BearPacker Hostel is the go-to for beach lovers. With its doorstep ocean views and social atmosphere, it’s a hotspot for making new friends and basking in the sun-kissed lifestyle of Phuket.

Location: MAP

Address: 162/3 Thaweewong Road, Patong, Kathu, 83150 Patong Beach, Thailand

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BearPacker Hostel rooftop pool, photo courtesy of Booking.com

Black Pantera: Modern Vibes and Adventure

Black Pantera brings a modern twist to where to stay in Phuket. It’s a contemporary spot that caters to the social traveler, located close to Patong’s main attractions for those who seek both comfort and adventure.

Location: MAP

Contact: + 66622212868

Address: 191/12 Rat U Thit 200 Pee Road Patong, Phuket 83150 Thailand

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Black Pantera looking sleek and modern, photo courtesy of Booking.com

Patong Central: The Crossroads of Fun and Convenience

As its name suggests, Patong Central offers a central spot to explore all that Patong has to offer. It’s the ideal choice for travelers who want to be in the middle of it all, from shopping to dining and entertainment.

Location: MAP

Contact: +66 805855549

Email: [email protected]

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Patong Central is a pool oasis! Photo courtesy of Booking.com

Sleep Sheep Phuket: Cozy and Quaint

Over in Phuket Town, Sleep Sheep Phuket stands as a beacon of warmth and hospitality. Its cozy ambiance and friendly staff make it a perfect retreat after a day of exploration.

Location: MAP

Contact: 076-216-464

Email: [email protected]

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Cozy vibes at Sleep Sheep, photo courtesy of Booking.com

Baan 125: A Slice of History (+ Luxury!)

Nestled in Old Phuket Town, Baan 125 is a charming stay that promises a blend of tradition with modern comfort. Its prime location offers an authentic glimpse into Phuket’s rich history, making it an ideal spot for culture enthusiasts.

Location: MAP

Contact: +66 (0)85 694 9551

Address: 125 Thalang Road, Talad Yai, Meuang Phuket, Phuket, 83000 Thailand

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Deciding Where To Stay in Phuket

Whether you’re a culture seeker or a beach lover, Phuket offers a stay for every style. From the electric vibes of Mad Monkey Hostel to the quaint charm of Sleep Sheep Phuket, your perfect spot awaits. Each of these recommended places to stay in Phuket provides not just a bed but an experience, ensuring your Thai adventure is as memorable as the stunning vistas of this tropical haven. So pack your bags, join the community of travelers, and embark on an epic journey where every stay is a story waiting to be told.

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Mad Monkey is Southeast Asia’s leading hostel operator — born in Cambodia with more properties in Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, Laos, and the Philippines. We pride ourselves in creating meaningful and sustainable travel experiences for our guests, whilst promoting socially responsible tourism.