Best Cheap and Budget Hotels in Koh Samui

Thailand is well-known for its fantastic budget accommodation and delicious street food, making it a prime holiday destination for travellers on a shoe-string budget! The Budget Hotels in Koh Samui are no exception – experience the Thai island paradise life for a fraction of the cost, and have the beach holiday of a lifetime at one of the island’s best budget hotels.

how to choose budget hotels in koh samui?

Sometimes booking a budget hotel abroad can be a gamble, as you’re never sure exactly what you will get for a cheaper price. So, we’ve done the research for you and chosen a few great budget hotels and bungalow accommodations that have been rated highly by fellow travellers. With these insider tips, you can ensure that your stay is nothing less than amazing! Check out the great cheap and budget accommodation options we’ve found below:

Green Canyon

Located just a few minutes’ walk from the idyllic Lamai Beach, Green Canyon is a wonderful budget resort on Koh Samui’s south coast. The simple yet comfortable bungalow accommodation is perfect for backpackers and adventurers, with a choice between the basic bungalow with a fan and cold water shower, and more comprehensive bungalows with air-conditioning, hot water, TV, and more extra amenities for a slightly higher rate. If you like, you can add a reasonably priced cooked breakfast to your package, although there are many cafés and shops nearby where you can buy food and supplies. Green Canyon offers cheap scooter rental directly from the resort, and there are also several tourist attractions within walking distance (e.g., the Grandfather and Grandmother Rocks near Lamai Beach).

Cactus Bungalows koh samui

Rustic charm, peace and quiet, and excellent value for money, the Cactus Bungalows in Koh Samui are perfect for budget travellers and backpackers. If all you need is a clean, comfortable, and safe space to rest in between your island adventures, than Cactus Bungalows is for you! One of the best Budget Hotels in Koh Samui, with great food and friendly, hospitable owners, you’ll feel right at home at this quaint and quirky resort. The bungalows are nearest to Bophut Beach, where you can spend your days in the sun, and have an authentic Thai massage right on the sand. Bophut Fisherman’s Village is also within walking distance, and it offers visitors many dining options, souvenir shopping, and a taste of the island night-life. Cactus Bungalows also has fantastic food should you want to eat there for lunch and dinner, including great Thai food and amazing pizzas!

Fullmoon House Samui

To have all your basic traveller’s needs met at one of the Budget Hotels in Koh Samui, and then a little extra, a stay at Fullmoon House Samui is in order! This budget accommodation gives you much more than you bargained for, with bungalows featuring private verandahs, big comfy beds, hot showers, TV, WiFi, and peace and quiet for a good night’s sleep. Fullmoon House is centrally located in Lamai, within walking distance from the beautiful Lamai Beach, nearby the tourist attraction Hin Ta and Hin Yai rocks, and yet far enough away from the tourist bustle that you can relax after a long day out sightseeing. For those of you who are adventurous and seeking out Koh Samui’s night-life, the Lamai Beach strip is very close by, with bars, nightclubs, restaurants, and resorts for you to check out.

Lamai Bay View Resort

For a slightly more comfortable budget accommodation experience, why not stay at Lamai Bay View Resort? As the name suggest, Lamai Bay View boasts exceptionally beautiful panoramic views out over the ocean, and simple but comfortable bungalows and villas. Located on a hill right next to the beach, the resort is quite romantic, and well worth visiting. The gorgeous Lamai Beach is a stone’s throw away, and you can get massages and other spa treatments right on the beach. The resort offers a laundry service and scooter rental, so you can zoot into town for a bit more hustle and bustle once you have had enough relaxation.


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