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Mahaxay

There is only one hotel in town which is basic, but functional.

Nakai

Accommodation standards have risen sharply in recent years in Nakai and it now represents the single best place to stay on Route 1E unless of course you have an overwhelming desire to stay at the heavily touristed Sabaidee Guesthouse in Thalang.

  • Papao Guesthouse

    Papao Guesthouse

    Best in town

    1km east of main intersection, Nakai
    T: (051) 214 114,;

    This is probably the best guesthouse in town, just besting Somsanouk and costing slightly more. As with all Nakai guesthouses, it's inconveniently located outside of the centre of town to the east. ... Read the full review of Papao Guesthouse.

    4 stars Under USD 10 1 vote Backpacker
  • Somsanouk Guesthouse

    Somsanouk Guesthouse

    Comfortable and modern guesthouse

    2km east of intersection, Nakai
    T: (020) 5678 9555;

    This is the best combination of cost and quality in Nakai. Rows of rooms are set out across the property, located on the northern outskirts of town about two kilometres from the main intersection. ... Read the full review of Somsanouk Guesthouse.

    4 stars Under USD 10 1 vote Backpacker
  • Tolex Guest House

    Tolex Guest House

    Showing its age

    1km east of main intersection, Nakai
    T: (051) 214 113;

    Tolex has been around for a few years now and while the older rooms are showing their age, they are consequently cheap. These rooms are simple rattan bungalows with squat toilet and icy cold buckets ... Read the full review of Tolex Guest House.

    3 stars Under USD 10 1 vote Backpacker
  • Phu Phieng Guesthouse

    Phu Phieng Guesthouse

    Basic digs

    Nakai
    T: (020) 545 5481;

    The only thing that this place has going for it is that it's cheap. Rooms are dark and bare with old beds and sheets, stained walls with rising damp and hot water bathrooms with squat toilets. Come ... Read the full review of Phu Phieng Guesthouse.

    2.5 stars Under USD 10 1 vote Backpacker

Thalang

There are only two places to stay in Thalang with both representing good value for money, but Phosy being the modern.

Na Hin

Over the past half decade or so Na Hin has really improved its standard of accommodation to the point where almost everyone will find something to suit them.

  • Phamaan View Guesthouse

    Phamaan View Guesthouse

    Modern motel-like guesthouse

    Near bus station, Na Hin
    T: (020) 240 3950;

    What a pleasant surprise Phamaan View Guesthouse is when you sail into town after a long day riding a motorbike or bus. It's a modern guesthouse set out like a traditional motel with two storeys of ... Read the full review of Phamaan View Guesthouse.

    4.5 stars Under USD 10 1 vote Backpacker
  • Loso Guesthouse

    Loso Guesthouse

    Good facilities for the price

    Near bus station, Na Hin
    T: (020) 224 1685;

    This is a top little guesthouse just across and up the road from the bus station. The value on offer is stellar and while it's not as plush as Phamaan View across the road, it does have good ... Read the full review of Loso Guesthouse.

    4 stars Under USD 10 1 vote Backpacker
  • Sainamhai Resort

    Sainamhai Resort

    Fantastic riverside bungalows

    4km south of town
    T: (020) 2233 1683;

    This resort located four kilometres from the main road on the Nam Hai river is a great choice for those happy to spend a bit more money for quality. Each room is an air-con wood and rattan bungalow ... Read the full review of Sainamhai Resort.

    4 stars USD 10 to 20 1 vote Flashpacker
  • Koung Kham Guesthouse

    Koung Kham Guesthouse

    Pleasant guesthouse, friendly family

    Near bus station, Na Hin
    T: (020) 233 7828;

    This place has a lot in common with Xaychaleun Guesthouse on the main road, including price and facilities. The cheapest rooms are on the bottom floor and simply contain a cheap bed and a table. They ... Read the full review of Koung Kham Guesthouse.

    3.5 stars Under USD 10 1 vote Backpacker
  • Xaychaleun Guesthouse

    Xaychaleun Guesthouse

    Reasonable budget option

    Main road, Na Hin
    T: (020) 216 1990 (020) 255 4825;

    Xaychaleun is a bog standard budget guesthouse located on the main road between the two roads leading into town. Rooms come in two configurations – with or without air-con. These rooms contain ... Read the full review of Xaychaleun Guesthouse.

    3.5 stars Under USD 10 1 vote Backpacker

Konglor village

If you wish to stay close to the cave Konglor village is on the money, but Ban Phou Ngeng, some 6km away) is the less touristy option.

  • Xokxay Guesthouse 2

    Xokxay Guesthouse 2

    Modern with great views

    Konglor village
    T: (020) 2233 6629;

    Rooms at Xokxay Guesthouse 2 are basic but modern and clean. Most rooms in the long wooden building don't come with any furniture and the beds are like concrete slabs. All come with clean hot water ... Read the full review of Xokxay Guesthouse 2.

    4.5 stars Under USD 10 1 vote Backpacker
  • Chantha Guesthouse

    Chantha Guesthouse

    Great 2nd floor views

    Konglor village
    T: (020) 2210 0002;

    Sadly, Chantha is not a popular spot and accordingly represents all that is wrong with modern tourism. The good hotels don't necessarily rise to the top. Just a few hundred metres back up the road ... Read the full review of Chantha Guesthouse.

    4 stars Under USD 10 1 vote Backpacker
  • Khonglor Eco-Lodge

    Khonglor Eco-Lodge

    Cheap and basic

    Konglor village
    T: (020) 7776 2433;

    We're not sure what makes this an eco-lodge, but it certainly is a popular choice. It's not popular because it's the best in town, but probably because it's where the bus drops off when arriving from ... Read the full review of Khonglor Eco-Lodge.

    3.5 stars Under USD 10 1 vote Backpacker
  • Saylomyen Guesthouse

    Saylomyen Guesthouse

    Comfortable wooden long house with lovely verandah

    Konglor village
    T: (030) 906 2757;

    Rooms at Saylomyen are located in a wooden long house which backs onto farms which stretch all the way to the towering limestone cliffs in the distance. Each room is a bare old thing with no ... Read the full review of Saylomyen Guesthouse.

    3.5 stars Under USD 10 1 vote Backpacker

Ban Phou Ngeng

There are only two places to stay in Ban Phou Ngeng, but luckily one is for travellers on a budget, and the other is a fine midrange option.

  • Auberge Sala Hin Boun

    Auberge Sala Hin Boun

    Overpriced, but relaxing

    Ban Phou Ngeng
    T: (041) 212 445; F: (041) 252 096

    The old style wooden bungalows at Auberge Sala Bin Houn are dreamy by anyone's measure. Set on the banks of a lovely stretch of river, the best rooms have fantastic balconies to relax on. Inside the ... Read the full review of Auberge Sala Hin Boun.

    4 stars Under USD 10 1 vote Backpacker
  • Saynamyang Guest House

    Saynamyang Guest House

    Very basic bungalows

    Ban Phou Ngeng
    T: (020) 775 5181;

    Located 6km from Konglor, you'd want something pretty special to get you staying there and unfortunately Saynamyang isn't it. The wood and bamboo bungalows here are complimented by newer wooden ones, ... Read the full review of Saynamyang Guest House.

    3 stars Under USD 10 1 vote Backpacker

Vieng Kham

If you get stuck in Vieng Kham, there are a couple of places to stay on Route 8 about 200 metres east of the junction with a good one being Khamphone Keokhamphan Guesthouse.



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