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Independent Bo

An artsy institution

Photo of Independent Bo, 102/2 Moo 4, Haad Sai Khao, Ko Chang . , Haad Sai Khao

What we say: 4 stars

If ever there were a competition to decide the bungalow operation with the most creative decor in Thailand, Independent Bo would be on the shortlist of winners. Murals on the side of every wall, decorations eclectically drawn from all corners of the globe and a generous use of red and yellow make independent Bo a sight to behold. The guesthouse is anchored around a giant boulder that fronts a great chunk of beach, with stairways, hammocks and chill spaces tucked around every corner. All 10 rooms are simple and charming, each a little different from the next, but all with windows and flourishes of recycled art. Be aware however that the rooms here are built up an extremely steep hillside, with the furthest rooms being quite a huff up steep stairs. The place attracts tattooed bohemian types, including many return long-stay customers, but Bo and his brother Taer are welcoming and not pretentious at all. True to the name, Independent Bo relies exclusively on walk-ins, with no pre-bookings or even a phone to speak of.

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102/2 Moo 4, Haad Sai Khao, Ko Chang . 

What we were quoted

Type of room Low season High season Notes
Bungalow fan share b'room 250 baht 350 baht
Bungalow fan private b'room 400 baht 500 baht 600 with hot water, 800 for larger bungalow

Added to Travelfish on: 29th May, 2006
Last visited or updated on: 28th February, 2014

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Usually found exploring Bangkok's side streets or south Thailand's islands, David Luekens is an American freelance writer & photographer who finds everyday life in Asia to be extraordinary. You can follow his travails here.
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