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The Zoo Hostel

238/239 Moo. 2 4245, Phra-Ae, Saladan, Koh Lanta Yai, Krabi, Koh Lanta, Thailand

The Zoo Hoztel and Bar is located within a couple of hundred meters from the beach in Phrae Ae (3 minutes walk). Read more


  • Air conditioning
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Late Check-out
  • Lockers
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • BBQ
  • Bar APM-96
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cafe
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • DVDs
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet café
  • Linen Included
  • Meals available
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • PlayStation
  • Reading Light
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Restaurant
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Not Included"
  • Towels for hire
  • Wake-up calls
  • WiFi

Important Information

> Cancellation policies: Free Cancellation if the booking is canceled over 48 hours before check-in time, 1 night charge if the booking is canceled within 48 and 24 hours before check-in time, 100% charge if the booking is canceled less then 24hours before the check-in time or if the customer is not showing up for check-in.
> Contact us in case you're late, we will hold your booking for no more than 2 hours after the estimated arrival time, after this we will cancel the booking and consider it a NON-SHOW.
> Guest must settle the full payment covered the period of staying by cash upon arrival, credit card payment will be accepted for booking over 500฿, the card payment is subject to extra fees (4.4% + 11฿)
> Hostel reception is open daily between 07:00 AM and 10:00 PM (staff will be available until around 11:00 PM for general inquiries).
> Check-in after 2:00 PM (Early check in if available 30฿ per guest).
> Check-out before 11:00 AM (Late check out 50฿ every 30 mins per guest).
> Children allowed in the hostel, minimum age for children to be allowed is 8 Years Old. Please contact us after you made the reservation to inform us about the number of children in your party and if you have any special request for them).
> Breakfast is not included in the bed price, a real and nice breakfast can be purchased for extra (starts from 60฿ from one of the many choices available from our menu).
> Breakfast will be served from 7:30 AM to 2:00 PM “All Day Breakfast” in high season only (November 16th to April 5th).
> Free Coffee or Tea (1 cup/guest) until 11:00 AM for all the guests.
> Restaurant-Bar is open between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM for lunch, dinner is served between 5:00 PM and 9:00 PM during the high season period (November 16th to April 5th).
> We offer free drinking water refills, please bring your own travel bottle to refill. PET plastic bottle (the standard plastic bottle you get from 7/11) will be subject to a charge of 5฿ for bottles up to 1500ml of capacity.
> High speed free Wi-Fi in all the structure.
> We apply a strict one person per bed policy, that means that we don’t want to see 2 or more persons in the same bed, eventual damages to the beds will be charged to the guest that occupies the bed damaged. (This rule is applied to children too)
> We need a photocopy of the passport of every guest on check in, guest that cannot produce the passport (or copy of it) at request won’t be admitted, no refund will be given.
> There’s no elevator at the property.
> Air conditioner in the dorms will automatically work from 6:00 PM to 10:00 AM of the next day between November 16th and April 5th and from 7:00 PM to 9:00 AM of the next day between April 6th to November 15th.
> Dorm daily cleaning from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
> Towel are available for hire deposit 100฿ + rental fee 30฿ for each towel.
> For security reason, we do NOT ALLOW outside guest(s) into the dormitories rooms.
> Visitors are allowed into the hostel grounds between 8:00 AM and 11:00 PM, every visitor need to leave a copy of his passport at the reception.
> Common areas are for the use and enjoyment of all residence guests only, noisy gatherings and unsocial behavior are not fun at all and we like funny people.
> We are not liable for any loss, damage or theft of property. Please keep your valuables in our shared safe at the reception on in our safety boxes.
> No curfew, the entrance door should always remain closed from 11:00 PM to 7:00 AM.
> Staff will be available 24/7 at the structure yet will be available only for emergency reason between 11:00 PM and 7:00 AM.
> You’ve decided to share a room so please be nice to your room mates, other guests, staff, and the property.
> We are a smoke free facility. We only allow smoking only in the hostel designed smoking area (outside 5mt away from the front door). Smokers spotted breaking the rules will be asked to leave the hostel (at any time of the day and night).
> No drugs allowed, according to Thai laws we are legally liable for the use of drugs in the perimeters of our venue so we will not hesitate to call the police on you in case you’re abusing drugs in our property.
> No Shoes, no flip flops or any kind of footwear inside our property, if you feel uncomfortable with this please reserve a bed somewhere else.
> Please keep clean, the pavement of the dorm isn’t a garbage can.
> Any guest(s) who, in the opinion of our staff, compromises the comfort, safety or security of other guests or staff will be asked to leave the hostel and will not receive any refund.
> Silence time between 11:00 PM to 9:00 AM.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 14:00


  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Koh Lanta?

Contact us directly

The Zoo Hoztel and Bar is located within a couple of hundred meters from the beach in Phrae Ae (3 minutes walk). Read more

Shared Rooms

Standard 8 Bed Mixed Dorm Ensuite

Sleeps 8

Room types

Shared Room


Private Bathroom



About The Zoo

Hello Friends and welcome to The Zoo!

We are a tiny family conduit hostel with just 16 beds that sits in the village of Phra-Ae within a couple of hundred meters from the beach (of course it’s Phra-Ae beach you may know it as Long Beach as well).

Make no mistake our friendly, informal style is perfect for travelers to make themselves at home and meet new friends, our restaurant-bar on site can provide real breakfasts and fast food style meals. At The Zoo, you will find a common area that is perfect for chilling out and meet up while having a beer or some of your favorite drinks and food, playing some board games with your new friends or reading a book from our library.

We are Family friendly, Children older than 8 YO are allowed in our hostel

There structure of The Zoo is simple, at the ground floor you’ll find the lobby/bar and the inside/outside common area and at the upper floor two dormitories that come equipped with air-conditioning, 4 comfortable bunks beds (9 inches thick cozy mattresses) and en suite shower.

We are very concerned about your safety, according to the Thai laws anyone in the hostel will be registered and reported at the immigration police, we will hold copy of every guest and visitor passport, security cameras are active 24/7 at the property and a security deposit system at the reception (common safe-box accessible from the staff only) and some safety boxes are available to store your valuables. We can proudly say that since 2013 we didn’t experience any thieving in our property.

We are able to speak Thai, English and Italian, we do understand Spanish and Portuguese as well.

We will be happy to give you a free welcome hug (if you want it) and we gonna do our best for provide you an enjoyable stay.

As in any hostel we have some common sense rules to follow to make everybody comfortable so please, Before you booking read carefully the 'things to note' section on this website so you’ll haven’t any surprise upon arrival.

Thanks for reading and we hope you’re choosing us for your stay in Koh Lanta.

Accommodation Information

There are two dormitories that come equipped with air-conditioning, comfortable beds (9 inches thick) and en suite shower.

Location Information

The hostel is located in one of the best parts of Koh Lanta. There is the beach just a couple of minutes walk and many great bars and restaurants in close proximity. If you are looking for local activities we are also close to Lanta Animal Welfare and Lanta Paintball.
There is a 7/11 just a few minutes away and an international clinic within a few meters.

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the first nights cost of the reservation, unless otherwise stated in the property’s conditions. Deposits paid are non refundable.