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Ao Nang Friendly Bungalow

Still friendly but ageing

Photo of Ao Nang Friendly Bungalow, Soi Ao Nang 13, Ao Nang . , Ao Nang

What we say: 4 stars

Friendly Bungalow has been around for a long time and has always left us smiling in the past. Our most recent visit was no different -- the older woman who showed us around was as friendly as ever -- but her ageing wood-and-bamboo fan bungalows are really starting to frown. The mattress and linens looked worn down, the fan was rusty and the bathroom grimy. Some visible cracks could be seen in the wood-panel walls and quite a lot of mould on the drywall. Though also dated, the concrete air-con bungalows are in much better shape with green tile floors, larger-than-normal fridges and hot-water bathrooms. All rooms have attached balconies overlooking a central garden area that also looked rather tired, though it was the end of dry season to be fair. Despite the drawbacks, laid-back backpackers should still keep Friendly in mind as an affordable option in a quiet setting that’s not too far from the action. The place is run by a local family that takes care of their own home while also looking after the bungalows; don’t expect a uniformed receptionist to be awaiting you with a welcome drink. Rates are on the high end for what you get -- don’t be afraid to ask for a discount.

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Soi Ao Nang 13, Ao Nang .  T: (086) 740 2106, (075) 695 646 
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What we were quoted

Type of room Low season High season Notes
Bungalow air-con private b'room 800 baht 1,000 baht
Bungalow fan private b'room 400 baht 600 baht

Added to Travelfish on: 7th October, 2006
Last visited or updated on: 17th April, 2015

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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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Soi Ao Nang 13, Ao Nang . 
T: (086) 740 2106, (075) 695 646

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