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Peacock Hostel Review

I arrived to the island of ko Lanta, Thailand from Railay Beach. I had not made any reservations for any accommodations and decided to get oriented with the area prior to making a selection.

After departing from the ferry, you are bombarded by locals soliciting their service to you. There are numerous taxi drivers asking you where you need to go. I tried to ignore all of the noise and politely decline all the offers. I walked off the pier and went right, down a road lined with restaurants and shops. After walking literally 100ft I saw a sign for the peacock hostel. It was advertising accommodation for $350BHT per night. I inquired if there was any availability and there were practically 20 beds to choose from! I decided I would stay for the night and explore the island the following day to see if there was anywhere else I would rather stay.




The following day I rented a motorbike and visited another hostel and several bungalows. The beach bungalows had beach access but were $500BHT per night. I decided to stay at the Peacock Hostel for three nights because of its close proximity to town, clean ambiance, and inexpensive nightly rate.

After talking with the owner I discovered that the hostel opened in December! I’m writing this post in March. One observation about Thai people is their high level of entrepreneurial skills. The owner of this hostel is no exception. I feel great about supporting this local business.

The hostel features:

  • WIFI
  • Personal Locker
  • 20 bunk beds
  • 6 showers
  • 4 bathrooms
  • 4 sinks
  • Outside deck
  • Ceiling and personal fans
  • 2 electrical outlets per bed
  • Reading light
  • Comfortable beds
  • Clean sheets
  • 40BHT Changs (Thai Beer)
  • Friendly Owners
  • Central Location
  • Close to Street Market
Peacock Hostel
Peacock Hostel
Peacock Hostel
Peacock Hostel
Peacock Hostel
Peacock Hostel


Peacock Hostel
Peacock Hostel
Peacock Hostel
Peacock Hostel
Peacock Hostel
Peacock Hostel

The downside:

  • No beach access
  • No Air-Con (For dorm bed area)

If you decide to stay at the hostel, you can easily take a taxi or rent a motorbike to access the local beaches. Ko Lanta is roughly 40km long and there are motorbike rental shops everywhere!

If you are looking for a great accommodation that is inexpensive and close to many amenities than I would recommend the peacock hostel!


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Peacock Hostel
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Nathan currently lives abroad as an American expat and is based in Hanoi, Vietnam. He enjoys learning new languages, meeting new people and exploring new places. Nathan has been living abroad since 2014 and likes to stay busy plotting his next trip.

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