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Paasook offers a slightly shorter walk to the beach than other options thanks to its location at the far corner of main lane through Tonsai.
The cheapest rooms are set in an attached building and are rather dungeon-like, with very little light and cement floors. For roughly the same price you’d be better off at nearby Andaman Nature or one of the cheap places on the forest road. On the other hand, Paasook’s large mint-green wooden bungalows are spacious and quite inviting, with hardwood floors, firm mattresses with fresh sheets, mosquito nets, fans, several screened windows and large cold-water bathrooms. Wide front porches nestle up to flower bushes. The older staff members make an effort to be friendly despite the many haggle-to-the-death backpackers who stream through. If you’re one of them, there’s a good chance that you will get that discount. Rates fluctuate with the seasons, reaching as high as 1,000 baht at the peak times.
By David Luekens
Last updated on 23rd April, 2015.