176/1 Aka Thotsarot Road, Phitsanulok T: (055) 258 378, (055) 219 401 F: (055) 230 419
If you're after the cheapest room in town or just need a bed after a late train arrival, Asia Hotel has got you covered.
When walking out of the train station, take the first left at the traffic circle and you're there! The old-style Chinese hotel is a relic of the 1960s, but the old woman who runs it is very welcoming in her own rough-and-tumble sort of way. On the second and third floors, fan rooms are bright and surprisingly spacious, with creaky hardwood floors, several windows, two hard beds, industrial-style ceiling fans, worn furnishings and cold-water bathrooms with some visible grime -- not exactly plush but acceptable for the price. The ground-floor air-con rooms have hot water but smell like stale cigarettes and are best avoided. No WiFi here, and expect some traffic noise. In this same vicinity, the Samainiyom and Amarin Nakorn hotels both sell crusty air-con rooms for under 500 baht.
By David Luekens
Last updated on 29th October, 2014.