87/1 Rad-anuson Rd (across the main drag from the west end of Thana Charoen Rd) T: (039) 521 018
Run by a sweet and friendly older woman in an easy-to-find location, Garden Home remains one of the best of Trat's dirt-cheap guesthouses.
Most rooms are set back from the main road off a corridor that feels dark and drab at first but ends up being welcome as it helps to keep the fan rooms cool. The downside is that windows face back into the corridor. Relying on shared bathrooms and with the added bonus of a communal fridge, these well-kept rooms come with fans and reasonably comfortable beds, though the linens have seen better days. A couple of pricier (but still very cheap) rooms are set in front of the corridor in what feels almost like detached bungalows. In addition to soft beds, small TVs and the option of air-con, these bag you a private bathroom and several windows overlooking a little garden terrace. Travellers often overlook the Garden Home since it lies across the main drag from most of the guesthouses.
By David Luekens
Last updated on 12th March, 2014.