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Area 51 Guesthouse

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Photo of Area 51 Guesthouse , 1/13-14 Soi Ruam Jit (off the northern end of Maharaj Rd), Krabi. , Krabi

What we say: 3.5 stars

Area 51 is the most noticeable of a few long-running budget guesthouses tucked into Soi Ruam Jit just north of the city centre and around the corner from the backpacker area. The lobby houses a quirky array of old Chinese statues, newer action figures, a bunch of old books and endearingly cheesy art work with a Caribbean theme that somehow fits. Upstairs you'll find dirt cheap rooms with bright violet or light blue walls, comfy beds draped in old but still charming floral bed spreads and basic shared cold water bathrooms. The cheapest fan rooms have no windows and seemed too hot to sleep in, but the extra 50 baht gets you far more space and a rocking chair that faces windows with street views. Paint is chipping in places and the guesthouse certainly has a lived-in feel, but it should be just right for a particularly funky type of budget traveller. If Area 51 is full, neighbouring Krabi Guesthouse and KU Guesthouse also have dirt cheap rooms but without the character.


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1/13-14 Soi Ruam Jit (off the northern end of Maharaj Rd), Krabi.  T: (075) 630 257 

What we were quoted

Type of room Low season High season Notes
Sgl fan share b'room 200 baht 200 baht
Dbl fan share b'room 250 baht 250 baht 300 baht for a bigger room
Dbl air-con share b'room 400 baht 400 baht

Added to Travelfish on: 10th September, 2006
Last visited or updated on: 15th September, 2013

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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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Area 51 Guesthouse
1/13-14 Soi Ruam Jit (off the northern end of Maharaj Rd), Krabi. 
T: (075) 630 257 

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