Not every traveler has the bank account to support a week long stay at a 5 star resort. This can be especially expensive if you're paying for a family vacation. The true beauty of Phuket is there are several affordable options for travelers looking to experience Thailand on a budget. Here are a handful of hotels in Patong Beach for you to enjoy your stay without killing your wallet. 1. Kool Backpacker Hostel The cheapest way to enjoy Patong Beach on the cheap is to stay at a hostel. A good hostel offers many of the amenities of a traditional hotel at a fraction of the cost. One of the best hostel's in Patong Beach is the Kool Backpacker hostel. Prices range from $8 to $18 a night, which gets you 1 bed in a shared 6 person dormitory. This room comes with plenty of shared living space, including a spacious bathroom, living room, and kitchen. You can stay here for an entire month for the price of a weekend stay at a luxury resort. This hostel has free Wifi in common areas and has a coffee shop and bar for occupants to relax and socialize. If you are worried about keeping your valuables safe, Kool Backpacker hostel offers its guests a safety deposit box. 2. Capsule Hostel Capsule hostel is another excellent hostel in the heart of Patong Beach. Rooms range from $8 for a single bed to $18 for a double bed. Every option comes with a free breakfast and free access to the Finnish suana on site. In addition to the sauna, Capsule has a fully equipped fitness center for the travelers who don't want to break their exercise routine while on vacation. The best part about Capsule is it contains a nightclub on site. This means you don't even have to leave your hotel to experience the wild side of Patong Beach. If a nice night reading a book is more your speed you have the option of enjoying Capsule's on-site library. 3. Balcony Hostel Balcony Hostel offers a bunk bed spot in a dormitory-style room for roughly $13 a night. Each sleeping area has access to a beautiful balcony that overlooks the city. It's a great place to enjoy a drink and get to know your fellow travelers. Enjoy free Wifi access or play some pool in the spacious and modern common area. Hold a business meeting with your office back home through the computers in the business center. many guests spend their evenings at No Name bar and grill, the on-site restaurant. This establishment offers great food and refreshing drinks at budget prices. You could get 2 or sometimes even 3 drinks for the price of 1 drink at a luxury resort's club. These are just 3 of the astoundingly cheap lodging options spread throughout Patong Beach. Why stay at an expensive luxury resort when you can stay for a week at a hostel at the rate of one night at a luxury resort.