★★[em]This cheery hostel is walking distance to Kata Beach, the surfing hub of Thailand. The good-natured staff at Fin make it easy to catch a wave with in-house surfboard rentals (150B/hour; 500B day). Relax after a day at the beach in the impeccably clean dorms or the more luxurious “capsules”, which have double and single beds behind private curtains. There are private rooms, too, which have brightly colored accent pillows. A small pool, laundry facilities, and communal area round out the services. Advanced payment can only be made by bank transfer but websites like Booking.com offer online payments.