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Where to stay in Pakbara


A lacklustre collection of guesthouses rent out cheap rooms to travellers who get stuck in Pakbara overnight. In addition to these you’ll find a few seaside spots, including the tiny Marina Resort with bungalows for around 500 baht, located further west near Ao Noon.

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Moo 1, Pakbara
Under 600B
Happy House
Backpacker - Under 600B
Moo 1, Pakbara
T: (082) 730 8229

Set down a low-key lane and a five-minute walk from the pier, Happy House’s split-level building in colours resembling chocolate and strawberry ice cream would be our first choice for a night in Pakbara. Decked out in a pink theme that you may find charming or tacky, the spacious rooms have firm beds, TVs, tables, chairs and basic private bathrooms with either squat or Western bucket-flush... Read our full review of Happy House.

Main road, Pakbara
Under 600B
Bara Bungalows
Backpacker - Under 600B
Main road, Pakbara
T: (089) 654 2801

Built along a gravel lane near a scraggly beach, Bara Guesthouse has an assortment of cheap concrete rooms draped in flowers and vines. From the outside, the smaller fan rooms appear appealing, but interiors are dark and musty with low ceilings, rough cement walls and cave-like cold-water bathrooms with bucket-flush toilets. Roomier and not as musty, the air-con rooms represent solid value for... Read our full review of Bara Bungalows.

23 Moo 2, Pakbara
600B to 1,500B
Best House Resort
Flashpacker - 600B to 1,500B
23 Moo 2, Pakbara
T: (081) 189 6906

Family-run Best House has a cluster of rooms in an attached single-floor building and detached concrete bungalows with porches overlooking a small fishpond. All rooms come with air-con, TV and private hot-water bathrooms, making this a go-to option if you want the creature comforts. Rooms in front are rather dark, with only small windows, green tile floors and not much else, but the detached... Read our full review of Best House Resort.

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