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Krabi and Railay - places to stay on a budget

  • Worldtravel-

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    We're heading to Krabi on Sunday and have 5 days in the area. We'd really like to head to Railay but are finding it hard to find accommodation which is cheap and doesn't sound pretty nasty. Does anyone have any suggestions of places to stay?

    If anyone has any other suggestions of where to go in the 5 days I'd really appreciate it.


    #1 Posted: 25/2/2010 - 15:06

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  • tezza

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    Railay aint all that cheap these days.
    On the beach at east Railay is old reliable (?) Ya Ya but I hope they have lifted there game from last time I stayed.
    A bit further along is Rapala Rock Wood - this is up some stairs next to Viewpoint. I believe Viewpoint still have a few old style cheaper bungalows up the back as does Diamond Cave Resort - but maybe they aint all that cheap these days.
    A NEW ONE TO ME last visit - on my longtail in from Ao Nam Mao I noticed a few bungalow-like roofs uphill over the rocks to the south of Last Bar on East Railay - that is away from the beach area towards Krabi town. So I walked thru the bar - a path just above high tide level runs around the rocks abt 80m to a set of steps leading up to RAILAY GARDEN VIEW RESORT. This is apparently a fairly new flashpacker joint and gets a good review on Trip Advisor or similar. Unfortunately it started pouring rain when I reached the stairs so I didn't continue on to check the place. Something for you guys wanting somewhere different. If you google this place, don't be confused by a similarly named joint in Ao Nang which looks more upmarket.

    The high valley behind East Railay has Railay Cabana which is not too expensive and Phurit Valley Resort (the old Highland) still has some cheapish bungalows.

    The cheapest in the area are on adjacent Ton Sai, particularly on the side track that goes right off the loop track leading up from beach central - right up the top are some very good value joints. You can actually reach this area from the high valley East Railay area by continuing on the track that goes up over the saddle between the two beaches. Takes maybe 10-15 minutes, but a bit steep with big packs!

    #2 Posted: 25/2/2010 - 19:21

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