Solid backpacker hangout
Good Luck Guesthouse offers a more laidback atmosphere and a more welcoming staff than Tony’s Place, which is directly across the street.
The private fan rooms, in particular, are possibly the best-value options in town for those on a shoestring budget.
The yellow concrete building is fronted by a large ground floor with a tour and travel desk, restaurant, laundry area and reception. All of this blends together as guests sip on fresh coffee and cold beer after taking advantage of the consistently fair-priced services, including bicycle and motorbike rental. The place has somewhat of a dishevelled feel, but that’s not a bad thing if you prefer more of a homely atmosphere. Located on upper floors and accessed by stairs, rooms come in two types: dirt-cheap fan editions relying on clean shared bathrooms with hot water, and good-size air-con rooms with long and narrow private wet bathrooms. Small fan rooms come with tiny windows, firm beds and little more than a moveable fan on the hardwood floors -- not too shabby for the price. Air-con editions bag you comfier beds along with desks, larger windows and even some paintings of old-time tropical scenes.
Good Luck has never been full when we’ve stopped by, making it a good plan B or C if there’s no vacancy at your first choices. The location puts you smack in the middle of Soi Farang, so expect some party noise after dark.
Address: 12/26 Naresuan Soi 1, Ayutthaya
T: (089) 925 1902; (035) 231 253;
Coordinates (for GPS): 100º34'37.81" E, 14º21'36" N
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Room rates: Under 600B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Sgl fan share bathroom||150 baht||150 baht|
|Dbl fan share bathroom||250 baht||250 baht|
|Sgl air-con private bathroom||500 baht||500 baht|
|Dbl air-con private bathroom||600 baht||600 baht|
David Luekens first came to Thailand in 2005 when Thai friends from his former home of Burlington, Vermont led him on a life-changing trip. Based in Thailand since 2011, he spends much of his time eating in Bangkok street markets and island hopping the Andaman Sea.
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