Cheap and homely
25/12 Sathanee Rd T: (081) 374 6769 F: (089) 475 8574
Long-running PJ's dirt-cheap rooms offer excellent low-budget value thanks to the warm hospitality you'll find here.
Relying on shared cold-water bathrooms at the end of the hall, rooms are small, simple and reasonably well kept, with thin mattresses on steel frames, worn linens, wall-mounted fans and small tables. This is not the lap of luxury but should be acceptable for shoestring budget travellers. A shared balcony does the trick for a late-afternoon beer. Soft-spoken owner Joy is slow on her feet but speaks the best English of any local we've met in Trang. She treats guests with genuine warmth and provides motorbike rental along with detailed info on islands (including transfer bookings) and exploring the province. The ground-floor living room doubles as reception, where guests are welcome to hang out and watch TV with Joy's family members who often hang around. Free WiFi had been added when we last visited. PJ is easily overlooked; head to your right (southwest) across the parking area from the train station and you'll find it tucked amid some greenery to the right of the small shopping plaza.
By David Luekens
Last updated on 28th January, 2016.