Guesthouses, hotels and resorts
Chao Fah Pier Area
While guesthouses and hotels are now popping up all over town, most of the budget guesthouses are still clustered around Chao Fah pier and on nearby Uttarakit and Chao Fah roads. The Chao Fah area blends into the Maharaj “downtown” area, which is no more than a 15-minute walk from the furthest of the places listed here. If the cheap spots listed here are full, or you’re just feeling lazy, the impossible-to-miss Grand Tower Hotel has characterless but cheap fan or air-con rooms at the corner of Chao Fah and Uttarakit roads.
Cushy rooms in a quiet spotMaharaj Soi 2, Krabi
T: (075) 630 112-3; F: (075) 630 114
This easily overlooked modern hotel is one of the best-value options in town if you’re after creature comforts and a quiet night’s sleep. Not to be confused with the City Hotel or the City ... Read the full review of Krabi City View Hotel.
Comfy and very friendly67 Uttarakit Rd, Krabi
T: (085) 186 6633;
A father, mother and son who are all effusively friendly run Grandmom Place, keeping the genuine Thai smile alive as it sadly becomes harder to come by in many popular destinations. Two spacious and ... Read the full review of Grandmom Place.
What a hostel should be87 Uttarakit Rd (corner of Chao Fah Rd), Krabi
T: (075) 611 995; F: (075) 620 878
After opening in 2012, Pak-Up has swiftly become a well-known landmark with a happening scene. It occupies an impossible-to-miss four-storey building with colourful glass windows at the heart of the ... Read the full review of Pak-Up Hostel.
Central location, charming rooms13 Khong Kha Rd, Krabi
T: (075) 624 015;
The Smile is our favourite of the four similar budget guesthouses set in shophouses where Khong Kha Rd meets Uttarakit, within a stone’s throw of Chao Fah pier and downtown. All rooms come with ... Read the full review of Smile Guesthouse.
Lively atmosphere83 Uttarakit Rd, Krabi
T: (075) 622 993;
Thoughtfully managed and very popular, Good Dream is a complete budget guesthouse package with an energetic social scene. Most stay here for the lively atmosphere and central location, but the rooms ... Read the full review of Good Dream Guesthouse .Under 600B 5 votes Backpacker
Old-style92/94 Khong Kha Rd, Krabi
T: (075) 624 037; F: (075) 624 038
An old-school backpacker spot that will remind seasoned travellers of what Thailand was like in the 1980s, Nature View has a great location right across from the riverfront night market and Chao Fah ... Read the full review of Nature View Guesthouse.
Dirt-cheap digs1/15 Soi Ruamjit, Krabi
T: (086) 476 1140;
Shoestring budget travellers should be satisfied with Krabi City Dorm’s bare-bones accommodation and welcoming staff. The cement shophouse has a very small common area on the open-fronted ground ... Read the full review of Krabi City Dorm.
Central sea-themed guesthouse5 Khong Kha Rd (corner of Uttarakit Rd), Krabi
T: (080) 559 5553;
Centrally located where Khong Kha meets Uttarakit and within sight of the river, The I Talay is one of four similarly priced guesthouses set in a row of tall and narrow concrete shophouses in the ... Read the full review of The I Talay Guesthouse.
Slick hostel with a pool85 Uttarakit Rd, Krabi
T: (075) 656 886;
A plunge pool situated at the centre of Your Hostel’s heavily renovated building certainly makes it stand out from Krabi’s growing pack of dorm options. With a bright yellow exterior in the heart ... Read the full review of Your Hostel.
Hidden away22/6 Chao Fah Rd, Krabi
T: (075) 612 950;
Ban To is located down a side street accessed either from Chao Fah Road or Itsara Road, making it a quiet but convenient choice. Representing good value and situated in a bright-orange concrete ... Read the full review of Ban To Guest House.Under 600B 13 votes Backpacker
An oldie but a goodie15-25 Chao Fah Rd (near Soi Ruamjit), Krabi
T: (075) 623 166;
Occupying a long two-storey wooden house slightly removed from the action on Chao Fah Road, the K is a long-running backpacker haunt. Rooms come in a few styles, the best being second-floor fan ... Read the full review of K Guesthouse.Under 600B 2 votes Backpacker
Refreshing rooms, budget value55 Uttarakit Rd, Krabi
T: (075) 620 952;
A cool mix of blues and whites welcome you to Chan Cha Lay, which remains one of Krabi’s friendliest, most comfortable and best-value guesthouses. As if plucked from a seaside cottage, the best ... Read the full review of Chan-Cha-Lay.Under 600B 13 votes Backpacker
Comfortable budget choice34-36 Chao Fah Rd, Krabi
T: (075) 630 382;
The PN might not win major points for style, but for a good night's sleep on the cheap, it’s a solid choice. The ground-floor rooms are dark and can get hot if you go with the fan option, with ... Read the full review of PN Guesthouse .
In recent years, a growing number of accommodation choices have popped up in what’s long been considered Krabi’s “local” section, or the “downtown” that’s clustered between Maharaj Road and the river. While you’ll still find plenty of humble businesses, they now rub shoulders with several modern flashpacker-range hotels. These put you within a stone’s throw of Maharaj Market and the weekend night market, and a five- to 10-minute stroll from Chao Fah pier.
Charming with quality dorms90/77 Maharaj Rd (in side alley shooting north off Maharaj Soi 10), Krabi
T: (089) 294 6669;
The B-Trio is fronted by a bubblegum pink shopfront that opens into a charming boutique selling vintage clothes, swimsuits and souvenirs. The cheerful couple in charge have made the most of the ... Read the full review of B-Trio Guesthouse.
Fine is putting it modestly2/8 Maharaj Soi 10, Krabi
T: (075) 611 655;
Hidden in a the corner of a parking area that cuts north off Maharaj Soi 10, Just Fine is a great choice for travellers who don’t mind paying extra for cleanliness, comforts and a hint of boutique ... Read the full review of Just Fine Bed and Breakfast.
Funky and comfy7 Maharaj Soi 10, Krabi
T: (075) 622 301;
Looking like a research station on Mars from the outside, this funky spot opened in 2012 and is run by a stylish and welcoming young Thai couple. The old building was gutted and replaced with ... Read the full review of Hometel.
Next to the weekend market12 Pruksa-Uthit Rd (between Maharaj sois 8 and 10), Krabi
T: (075) 612 884 F: (075) 612 885;
Another modern spot to have opened in recent times, the Orange Tree overlooks a central lot that that hosts a very lively market on weekends. Maharaj Market is also a stone’s throw away, making ... Read the full review of Orange Tree House.
Central flashpacker option171-173 Uttarakit Rd (corner of Maharaj Soi 10), Krabi
T: (075) 620 288; F: (075) 620 289
The largest of several newish flashpacker hotels in this area, the River View offers straightforward modern comforts to go with river views and an excellent location. Rooms come in a few different ... Read the full review of Krabi River View Hotel.
Worth keeping in mind52 Maharat Soi 5, Krabi
T: (089) 866 1248;
Located near Wat Kaew at the end of a side street that cuts west off Maharaj Road, JP is easily overlooked and rarely full. The airy first-floor lobby has plenty of tables and raised lounges with ... Read the full review of JP Mansion.
Thara Park area
If you’re looking for a quieter area that’s still within a 10- to 20-minute walk of Chao Fah pier and the riverfront, some excellent flashpacker to midrange options are found near Thara Park to the south of town.
Go for a river view73/1 Khong Kha Rd, Krabi
T: (075) 612 321;
Not to be confused with the River View Hotel downtown, the long-running River Hotel is accessible by the riverside promenade after a five-minute walk south from Chao Fah pier. Standard rooms are ... Read the full review of Krabi River Hotel.600B to 1,500B 5 votes Flashpacker
Welcoming riverside spot79/3 Khong Kha Rd, Krabi
T: (075) 630 500;
We arrived at this stylish riverside guesthouse to find the owner providing a pair of travellers with all sorts of helpful info on the area. He seemed like the type who goes above and beyond what’s ... Read the full review of Rooms At Krabi Guesthouse.
Krabi’s most luxurious45/19 Rattanadilok Rd (near the southern end of Uttarakit Rd), Krabi
T: (075) 620 779-81; F: (075) 620 606
Krabi’s classiest hotel greets you with high ceilings, tall louvered shutters, dark blue and green stained glass windows, elegant chandeliers, intricate woodcarvings and a professional, ... Read the full review of Dee Andaman Hotel.1,500B to 4,000B 1 vote Midrange
Quality flashpacker option12 Uttarakit Rd, Krabi
T: (075) 624 018; F: (075) 624 017
Baan Andaman was an early arrival in Krabi town’s wave of new flashpacker-style guesthouses, and it remains an excellent choice if you don’t mind the out-of-the-way location. The cheapest rooms ... Read the full review of Baan Andaman.
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