Good backpacker option
Ton Sai village T: (075) 601 302, (086) 281 8984
These old-school bamboo and thatch huts with hammocks out front and a sunken cold water bathrooms at rear are, for the standard and location, great backpacker value.
More recently, they've added some air-con rooms with double or twin beds in a building at the back. They're actually in a kind of dead-end culdesac, so despite feeling like you should just be able to meander your way through to the beach, as the staff made clear in no uncertain terms this is a dead end! Cantankerous staff aside, these are cheap thatch beds a short walk from the beach. The only downside is these huts cop a lot of noise from the beach bars, so pack earplugs. The rooms could use a good scrubbing out, too.
By Lana Willocks
Last updated on 26th October, 2014.