Photo: Beachside at Baan Saladan.

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Baan Saladan

Saladan has a motley group of cheap guesthouses to go with one true hostel and a couple of solid flashpacker options. After arriving from the ferry, take an immediate right (northwest) down the narrow waterside lane to find most of them. Most places to stay in Saladan close during the rainy months.

Lanta M.P. Place
Flashpacker - 600B to 1,500B
253/14-15 Moo 1, Baan Saladan, Ko Lanta
T: (081) 978 4213

Yes, Saladan has a beach, and it's a good one too, with fine white sand, clear water and views across the bay to Ko Lanta Noi. Apart from one characterless beach resort, the only place to stay is the nondescript M.P. Place, which occupies a cement building with surprisingly charming, comfy and well-kept rooms. Each is spacious and fully equipped with soft bed, desk, fridge, TV and modern... Read our full review of Lanta M.P. Place.

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Sincere Guesthouse
Flashpacker - 600B to 1,500B
8/10 150 Moo 1, Baan Saladan, Ko Lanta
T: (084) 493 1332

A stone's throw from the ferry pier and practically neighbours with Peacock House and Baan Korakod, Sincere Guesthouse blends a chic style into the rustic charm of an old wooden fisherman's house. Though not huge, rooms are comfortable and stylish, with cable TVs, hot water bathrooms, free WiFi, soft lighting, dark orange flourishes, at least one window and a potted cactus or two. The front room... Read our full review of Sincere Guesthouse .

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Baan Korakod & Korakod Guesthouse
Backpacker - Under 600B
158 Moo 1, Baan Saladan, Ko Lanta
T: (089) 694 8799

Right next to Peacock Hostel, Baan Korakod is set in a similarly rickety old stilted wood house and doesn't have quite as much character as its neighbour. Rooms have a run-down feel and the common spaces are rather cluttered. The fan rooms are small and have ceiling fans to go with one window and TVs (surprising at these rates). Closer to the water, the much larger air-con room is more inviting... Read our full review of Baan Korakod & Korakod Guesthouse.

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Lanta House
Backpacker - Under 600B
197/7 Moo 1, Baan Saladan, Ko Lanta
T: (080) 207 4007

Most travellers looking for a room in Saladan take an immediate right from the ferry pier. If you want one of the cheapest private rooms on Lanta, go straight instead, then take the second left into the side road. Next to the CP Fresh Mart you'll find the nondescript Lanta House in an orange concrete shophouse. While this is far from luxury, all rooms are private and represent good value. Each is... Read our full review of Lanta House.

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Peacock Hostel
Backpacker - Under 600B
Baan Saladan, Ko Lanta
T: (081) 894 7354

The Peacock offers rows of fan-cooled bunks (at least two dozen in all) set in a large room in an old wooden house beside the bay. The room has wide timber floors and receives good air-flow thanks to openings on either side. There's also a four-bed air-con dorm in an enclosed room. Both rooms are mixed, so no women-only rooms, and each bunk bags you a small locker for valuables, reading lamp and... Read our full review of Peacock Hostel.

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Where to next?

Where are you planning on heading to after Baan Saladan? Here are some spots commonly visited from here, or click here to see a full destination list for Thailand.

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