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Slumber Party Hostel Pub Crawl+ Island Hopping in Ao Nang, Krabi, Thailand.

Slumber Party Hostel

Two things I love: nights out with friends and exploring islands with friends.

During our stay in beautiful Alisea in Ao Nang, Krabi, we decided to join the activities of Slumber Party Hostel. We participated in both a pub crawl and an island hopping tour.

Pub Crawl with Slumber Party Hostel

The pub crawl was awesome. It cost us 400 Baht each, and it included one shot per bar and a whole lot of fun! It also included a bucket in the Slumber Party Hostel, which is usually 300 Baht. A good deal for a night of drinking and good times.

Although I don’t have to drink to dance and have fun, I certainly don’t mind a good time with some good friends and booze now and then! Honesty, you shouldn’t join the pub crawl in you don’t plan to get drunk. The hosts tried to get the crowd to mingle, but we hardly needed the encouragement once the taps started to flow! We played a bunch of different games all night, like beer pong and the usual. Along with that, they also has other games, like the peg game. Basically, someone pins a peg on you (frankly, you generally don’t feel it) and everyone counts down from five. You have to find it and remove it before they get to one, or you have to drink down whatever you have. Even if it’s a bucket! Luckily, I felt mine so I  took it off before I had to down the bucket. There was also a conga game, where everyone dances in a circle and at some point the hosts pour drinks straight from the bottle into your mouth. The game continues until the drinks run out. It’s crazy!

We went to three different pubs during the crawl. We started at Slumber Party Hostel, went from there to Bamboo Bar and ended at Chang. Chang was a great place to party. At the end of the night, we somehow managed to get back home. Honesty, I don’t know how we did, especially since we had just come from a booze cruise with Captain Bob in Phi Phi the night before. I guess that’s why it’s good to travel in groups; there were three of us and we all looked out for each other.

During the pub crawl, I met Richard from Namibia and Gregorio from Brazil. They were entertaining the entire night. I also realized that I didn’t entirely suck in the game of Beer Pong. We met a whole group of fun people! At the end of the night, we had made plenty of new friends and were quite tipsy. All that for 400 Baht was a pretty sweet deal.

Island Hopping :

Phra Nang Railay- Slumber Party Hostel

The island hopping cost 750 Baht and included transportation, one beer, unlimited water, and lunch. You can also buy Chang or Leo beer on board for 60 Baht.


We did the island hopping the day after the pub crawl. Fortunately, it started at 12:30, so everyone had time to recuperate from the night before. I’m lucky to be a gifted Asian: I don’t get hang-overs! I wish it could stay that way forever. Actually, I haven’t been drinking for a long time (other than drinking a glass or two socially), so I guess I needed a break from everything and a different kind of vacation here in Thailand. Like I said before, I don’t need alcohol to dance and have fun, and I can just enjoy music and making new friends, but sometimes it’s nice to have activities like a pub crawl to spice up the night.


Anyway, once 12:30 rolled around, we were ready for a great day of exploring new islands! We went to Chicken, Poda, the Phranga side of Railay, and Ton Sai. Each had its own special flavor!

Railay had some pretty caves. The one that stood out most to me was Princess Cave, a fertility cave where people go to offer when they want to get pregnant. The whole island of Railay was gorgeous! I especially loved the rock formations that surrounded it. The guide also took us to a secret swimming spot—pretty neat! My one complaint is that the island was a bit too crowded.  Our guide  ( Landon, I hope I spelled that right) found us a spot where there were less people though, so I liked that.

We didn’t spend too much time at Chicken Island, just enough to jump off the long tail and enjoy the water. It also had an awesome beach. We used this time to bond with the other people on the boat. We were 14 all in all. Not bad.

Poda Island was a perfect paradise. We weren’t allowed to jump off the rocks because of giant sea urchins in the water, but we did get to do some pretty great snorkeling! The underwater life was incredibly rich. It’s amazing how much is under the surface. You don’t realize how much activity goes on under the serene surface until you take a look under the water. People feed the fish there, so the sea life is relatively comfortable with people and we could enjoy seeing it better.


Ton Sai Island isn’t usually included in other island tours, but I was glad it was in ours! Honestly, it wasn’t the best for swimming. There are better islands for that in the area. Our guide said that the island’s most popular outdoor sport is rock climbing. The best part of the island is the culture. I loved the laid-back vibe. The island is pretty small, so we covered a good part of it just walking around. We walked past a huge wall covered with artwork! The whole island feels pretty hipster and reggae. It’s also a great party island. We stopped at Viking Bar, where there was a tightrope right outside. We tried it, and I found out very quickly that tightrope walking is not part of my skillset. It was interesting to watch people try, though. The bar was a really chill, artsy place. I loved it!

Last stop in Ton Sai was Sunset Bar, a super cool little place by the beach. I liked that it had bean bags, and not just tables! It also had a fantastic sunset view, hence the name.

Sunset Bar

Even though the island wasn’t swimmable, I was glad that I got the chance to see it. Watching the sun set in an artsy, hippy, reggae place was an unforgettable experience.



58 thoughts on “Slumber Party Hostel Pub Crawl+ Island Hopping in Ao Nang, Krabi, Thailand.

  1. The best part of traveling is living like a local and meeting the locals. The pub crawl and island hopping sounded too fun.

  2. Sounds like a lot of fun. I haven’t tried anything like this before, normally we just go to the beach and swim. It’s definitely a fun way to explore places you’ve never been to, especially with friends!

  3. The island hopping sounds absolutely amazing and I loved your photos! I’d have to say not to the pub crawl though, I’d be completely drunk after the second shot.

  4. Sounds like great fun and something i would have loved to have done in my single days before children came into my traveling scene. One of the great things about traveling is meeting new people.

  5. Not huge partiers here (Much rather grab a cheap cocktail at any of the bars along the beaches and just chill) but that is one of the things that I love about Thailand; there is something for everyone to enjoy!!! We didn’t go island hopping, but we did love Ralei beach, we were able to find a nice, secluded area where it felt like we had the beach to ourselves!

  6. Krabi was one of my favourite areas in Thailand. Railay is stunning and the rest of the area offers so much, including kayaking in the man groves! Didn’t do a pub crawl there though, but it sounds like you had a great time.

  7. I love the idea of island hopping and of course a lot of my friends would love to go on a pub crawl as well. In a beautiful location too it would be perfect.

  8. I love the island hops! I swear I posted today on Facebook I wanted to go to Thailand so you gave me the extra confirmation!

  9. Sounds like a fun day! Ton Sai looks especially interesting. I’d love to spend time at that sunset bar!

  10. Such a wonderful place for vacation & the pictures are gorgeous & so inviting as well. That beach is quiet amazing & I love that Sunset Bar as watching sun is a great experience as well during such Island visits.

  11. I would love to visit here and it looks like a blast!! I would love to be able to hop around the islands and hang out with the locals. That is one of the best parts of traveling.

  12. Tonsai Island looks like my kind of place. Super chilled out vibe. Will definitely check it out while we’re here in Thailand.

  13. I don’t usually get in the water at places like this, so I would have enjoyed sitting there and watching the sun set myself. It sounds and looks so peaceful. Wish I was there with you.

  14. Great post Karla. I would love to do that island hopping tour. I haven’t seen those places in Thailand yet and your article is very helpful. I love the sunset bar!

  15. Thailand will always be one of my dream destinations, they have so many beautiful beaches to explore and enjoy. This is a tour that I would love to try when I go there!

  16. What fun and what an amazing time you sound like you had. I am afraid Pub crawling days are gone….yet I miht enjoy then fun while drinking responsibly..or is that being a party pooper. .. Sundet bar is my fav!

  17. I love your photos! Thailand looks absolutely gorgeous! I’m not a big drinker, so a pub crawl probably wouldn’t be my thing, but I’d love to watch the sun set at Sunset Bar!

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