The provincial capital has a reasonable selection of guesthouses, hostels and hotels located within walking distance of the train station. You’ll also find places to stay on several of the mainland beaches -- see the beaches listing for hints.
A convenient location with clean and comfortable rooms at reasonable rates make Euro Boutique Hotel a top pick in Chumphon town. Standing six storeys tall and painted two shades of blue, the featureless concrete building is set back from busy Kromluang Road, less than a kilometre east of the train station. The bland design makes this one of many examples of hotels misusing the word... Read our full review of Euro Boutique Hotel.
Joining a growing movement of hostels built out of renovated shipping containers, Retro Box has by far the flashiest setup of all the budget accommodation found in Chumphon town. The centrepiece is a moderately sized swimming pool set between a pair of two-storey stacks of shipping containers painted yellow and orange. A mixed six-bed dorm room is situated on an upper floor off a hallway, so... Read our full review of Retro Box Hotel.
The A-Te does a fine job of filling Chumphon’s midrange price bracket with cushy rooms, polite staff and a large swimming pool. Accessed by a lift, rooms stretch for some distance behind reception in the four-storey concrete building backed by the pool, a bar and fitness centre. Rooms are spacious, bright and sleek, with hardwood touches, long desks, sloping wood chairs, floor-to-ceiling... Read our full review of A-Te Hotel.
The Santavee is one of a few old-school guesthouses in Chumphon that are essentially family homes with a few rooms rented out to backpackers. Set on a quiet side lane a half-kilometre south of the train station, Santavee is run by a welcoming man who chats up guests in English while also taking care of his elderly father. While “new” is misleading, the place includes a charming old wood... Read our full review of Santavee New Rest Home.
Well-kept rooms, efficient management and an excellent location make Suriwong Hotel a go-to option if you prefer classic Thai budget hotels rather than guesthouses and hostels. The five-floor concrete building with a big green sign and wide glass windows fronting the lobby looks more inviting than Chumphon’s other budget hotels, and it’s no fluke. Pleasant English-speaking receptionists... Read our full review of Suriwong Hotel.