Set in a quaint old teakwood house hidden down a tiny alley that feels more like a tunnel, James Guesthouse is more of a homestay with a few spare rooms upstairs that have been opened for guests.
The four rooms are simple and cosy, with ceiling fans, woven bamboo walls, hardwood floors, several windows and shared cold-water bathrooms. A cluttered living area downstairs features a communal computer, TV with a couple of English channels, laundry machine and a kitchen where you can join the friendly owner for an impromptu cooking lesson. Though no booking services are provided and rooms are slightly more expensive than adjacent Sawaddee, James offers a more homely and intimate experience. And with the dirt-cheap prices that haven't gone up in years, who can complain?
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Sgl fan share bathroom, low season: 130 baht, high season 130 baht. Notes:
Room: Dbl fan share bathroom, low season: 150 baht, high season 150 baht. Notes:
45/1 Lak Muang Rd, Trat
T: (087) 137 9983
Room rates: Under 600B