No nightmares, just good value
86/2 Moo 2, Ao Nang T: (075) 637 338 F: (075) 695 139
Slap bang on the main drag and a five-minute walk from the beach, the Dream Garden offers more style and comfort than most of the cookie-cutter guesthouses around here.
The soft-spoken young man in charge has apparently stopped calling it a hostel, which is a good thing as all rooms are private and very well kitted out. Fluffy beds have lots of pillows for leaning against headboards decorated with little stone gardens and fake bamboo trees. A daybed sat on a shiny white tile floor in the room we saw, which was fully stocked with air-con, LCD TV, safe, fridge and WiFi. Bonus: you also get a microwave, dishes, silverware and kitchen sink. The partially open-air bathroom with rain shower and deep yellow walls is pleasing to the eye, though a small mirror in the shower, and not above the bathroom sink, left us scratching our heads. Rooms are stacked on top of one another in a tightly packed block behind reception, so street noise isn't a problem. The private terraces have views only of the neighbouring building, which is only a few feet away, explaining the relatively low rates for such plush accommodation.
By David Luekens
Last updated on 11th February, 2016.