Another great backpacker option
P.California is a newer backpacker establishment that gives Honey Inn some friendly competition.
The location is better -- in a quiet corner of the “old town” and within easy walking distance of the market and several eateries. Though similarly small and with hard spring beds, rooms are also a slight step up from Honey Inn’s thanks to more windows, some framed prints for a less utilitarian feel and clean bathrooms that are fully enclosed. Larger rooms even come with cheap sofas, tables and mini-fridges, and all rooms are equipped with tiny old TVs. While most rooms are set in a single-floor motel-style building on the other side of a lawn, the fan-cooled dorm room is located in an old wooden house that fronts the street. It was being renovated when we passed through so we couldn’t take a peek. Free WiFi works only in the rooms nearest to the small on-site cafe and hangout space. The owner speaks some English, offering free bicycles and renting out motorbikes. She’s friendly and certainly seems to care a lot about her guests, though she doesn’t have the experience of Honey Inn when it comes to guiding travellers to the ruins. Even so, this is a good option.
Address: 59/9 Sangkakritburana Rd, Nang Rong
T: (081) 808 3347;
Coordinates (for GPS): 102º47'59.55" E, 14º37'49.7" N
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Room rates: Under 600B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Dorm fan cooled||180 baht||180 baht|
|Dbl fan private bathroom|
Cold water. 50 baht more for hot water.
|250 baht||250 baht|
|Dbl air-con private bathroom||350 baht||350 baht|
|Superior double room|
Up to 600 for larger room.
|450 baht||450 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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