Guesthouses, hotels and resorts
Phuket Town has a wide array of accommodation well spread out across the city, such as ancient Chinese inns, pretentious boutique hotels, grungy motels, towering resorts, and even a few hostels. It's easy enough to find a cheap room but some are dreadfully lacking in quality.
Closest to luxury budget gets133-135 Ranong Rd, Phuket Town
T: (076) 214 4556;
Opened in December 2010, this new hotel is a breath of fresh air along Phuket’s busiest of streets. It is a slice of luxury with friendly prices, boasting 24 immaculate rooms in a tall townhouse. ... Read the full review of Chinotel.
New and colourful hostel243, 245 (Soi Dtac Shop) Talang Road, Phuket Town
T: (076) 216 464; F: (076) 216 464
Following in the footsteps of the Phuket Backpacker, this guesthouse was built in December 2010 and has dorm and private rooms available. The dorms are not the best deal in the area but the privates ... Read the full review of Sleep Sheep Phuket Hostel.
Welcoming, clean and modern73/4 Rassada Road, Phuket Town
T: (076) 210 364;
Another addition to Phuket Town’s ever-growing hipster hostel scene, Fulfill Phuket Hostel offers a mix of dorm and private rooms in a four-storey shophouse on Rassada Road. The lobby reflects ... Read the full review of Fulfill Phuket Hostel.
Simple, tidy and a good base42 Krabi Road, Talad Neua, Phuket Town
T: (076) 214 372;
With its choice of private fan and air-con rooms, the Phuket Old Town Hostel is not really a hostel at all. But it is found in the heart of the Old Town area of Phuket Town, and its ... Read the full review of Phuket Old Town Hostel.
Loads of character88 Yaowarat Road, Taladyai, Phuket Town
T: (076) 212 881;
Set in a restored century-old shophouse, Ai Phuket Hostel is a cheerful place to stay with a mix of dorm and private rooms in a central Phuket Town location. A happy little lounging corner. Phuket ... Read the full review of Ai Phuket Hostel.
Chic and cheap15 Soi Rommanee, Thalang Rd, Phuket Town
T: (076) 214488;
Found in the heart of the Old Town district in Phuket Town, the Rommanee Boutique Guesthouse is a clean and cheerful place set in a skilfully restored Sino-Portuguese shophouse. The modern Chinese ... Read the full review of The Rommanee Boutique Guesthouse.
Sweet dreams by the bus station183/79-80 Phang-nga Road
T: (076) 23 2210; F: (076) 23 3180
Immaculately modern Lub Sbuy is a big step up from your typical bus station guesthouse. Private rooms are huge with one queen or two single beds plus TV, mini-fridge, safe, and ensuite rain shower ... Read the full review of Lub Sbuy Guesthouse.
Smart and classy99 Talang Rd, Phuket Town
T: (076) 223 800;
This very smart addition to Phuket's boutique backpacker scene had only been open a few months when we wandered through in August 2011, and it impresses. A converted shophouse, 99 Old Town has a ... Read the full review of 99 Old Town Boutique Guesthouse.
Clean and revamped42 Krabi Rd, Phuket Town
T: (076) 258 272;
The already immaculate rooms and facilities at Old Town were updated in 2010, resulting in a significant price bump. The management has put in dark wood floors, contemporary lighting fixtures and ... Read the full review of Old Town (O.T.) Guesthouse.
Phuket Town's landmark hotel158/1 Yaowarat Rd, Phuket Town
T: (076) 21 2866; F: (076) 21 6429
It’s a bit of a hike from the centre of Phuket town but if you're after a reliable upmarket hotel the Merlin is a fine choice. They have a big swimming pool, coffee shop, Chinese banquet ... Read the full review of Phuket Merlin Hotel.
Good value for a family or small group26 Phuket Road
T: (076) 219019;
Found on Phuket Road near the Old Town streets of Phuket Town, Casa Blanca Boutique Hotel offers a good base for exploring the area’s restored Sino-Portuguese buildings and sampling some of ... Read the full review of Casa Blanca Boutique Hotel.
Flophouse no more19 Phang Nga Road, Phuket Town
T: (076) 363777;
Open since 1929, the On On Hotel is Phuket’s oldest hotel and for the past few decades it was known for having cheap but dismal backpacker rooms. But extensive renovations have changed all that. A ... Read the full review of The Memory at On On Hotel.
Clean and cheerful156/44 Phang Nga Road, Talad Yai, Phuket Town
T: (076) 212 652;
Eco Hostel is a clean and cheerful spot offering dorm and private rooms set in a narrow four-storey shophouse in Phuket Town. An odd array of items get a new lease on life as the hostel’s cafe ... Read the full review of Eco Hostel.
Solid flashpacker value34 Krabi Road, Phuket Town
T: (086) 266 5524;
Set in a traditional Sino-Portuguese shophouse with an ornate golden entrance, Ming Shou Boutique House is an eye-catching sight along the Old Town’s Krabi Road in Phuket Town. Rooms are a bit ... Read the full review of Ming Shou Boutique House.
European style in a local area37 Phang Nga Soi 2, Phuket Town
T: (076) 230 128;
Located down a local soi with many streetfood options at its doorstep, the Sunwest was built in 2009 and has everything covered. This is one of the closest guesthouses to the bus terminal and was ... Read the full review of Sunwest Guesthouse.
Cool new spot in town147 Phang-Nga Rd, Phuket Town
T: (084) 119 4094;
This place advertises itself as a cool new guesthouse in town — and it's easy to see why. The fan-cooled rooms are decorated in contemporary style with colourful walls and bright bedding. Rooms are ... Read the full review of InnTown Guesthouse.
Good long-term discounts95/21 Phuket Road, Phuket Town
T: (076) 230 1456; F: (076) 218 556
This place wasn’t busting at the seams at the time of research, but it had no reason not to be. Near the clock roundabout in downtown Phuket town, Joe Mansion has air-con rooms with all the ... Read the full review of Joe Mansion.
Business-class luxury154 Phang Nga Rd, Phuket Town
T: (076) 23 3333; F: (076) 23 3335
One of the flashier places in Phuket town, the 19-storey Royal Phuket City has over 250 luxurious rooms and full business facilities. Located just across from the bus terminal, it's one of the few ... Read the full review of Royal Phuket City Hotel.
Getting dumpy37 Thalang Rd, Phuket Town
T: (076) 21 4225; F: (076) 21 5892
From the bright yellow exterior, lobby and stairwells, the Thalang appears to be the perfect guesthouse. Free computers and WiFi in the lobby, tour brochures aplenty and the free breakfast are all ... Read the full review of Thalang Guesthouse.Under 600B 9 votes Backpacker
A lot going on here6 Rassada Rd, Phuket Town
T: (076) 216 001;
From across the street it is easy to see the hostel as the name POP is the largest advertisement on the block. From the front of the hostel, you wouldn’t know if you were there to find a room, get ... Read the full review of Pop Hostel and Tour.
A lovely mid-range spot2/1-10 Soi Surin, Montri Rd, Phuket Town
T: (076) 25 6789; F: (076) 25 6666
The Phuket Crystal Inn (not the unrelated Crystal Guest House down the street) is a centrally located midrange hotel near Phuket Town's shopping centres and cinemas. The hotel is contemporary in ... Read the full review of Phuket Crystal Inn.600B to 1,500B 3 votes Flashpacker
Social hub167 Ranong Rd, Phuket Town
T: (076) 256 680; F: (076) 256 682
One of the first hostels in Phuket Town, Phuket Backpacker still dominates the budget scene. This European-style hostel has dorm and private rooms, all of which have free WiFi and use of computers, ... Read the full review of The Phuket Backpacker.Under 600B 4 votes Backpacker
Bare bones rooms69 Phang Nga Rd, Phuket Town
Only a short walk from the On On Hotel, the Pengman is a lot harder to find. There is a small English-language sign but it's easy to miss. You're better off looking for the yellow Chinese noodle ... Read the full review of Pengman Hotel.
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