If you arrive late or are otherwise in need of an easy-to-find budget room in the centre of town, the Pak Chong Hotel is a satisfactory option for a night.
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By “satisfactory” we mean completely uninspiring but clean and with 24-hour reception, free WiFi, a lift, car park and location that puts you next to the Bangkok bus stops and directly across the road from the night market and Khao Yai songthaew stop. The train station is a five-minute walk away. While clean and spacious, the rooms are utilitarian to the point of reminding us of storage units: thin mattresses on steel frames, grey tile floors, dinky desks, mini-fridges and small hot-water wet bathrooms accessed through cheapo plastic doors. The TVs don’t have English channels, but you can always look out the window and watch the Thai tour van drivers milling about in the car park.
We wouldn’t recommend settling in here for an extended stay but it is a reasonable option if At Home Hostel is full. The six-storey hotel is set back beyond the car park, with a big green English sign along the main road that makes it easy to spot. Across Mittraphap and closer to the train station, the Phubade Hotel is a cheaper and dirtier place that should only be considered as a last resort.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Dbl fan private bathroom, low season: 520 baht, high season 520 baht. Notes:
Room: Dbl air-con private bathroom, low season: 620 baht, high season 620 baht. Notes:
650/1 Mittraphap Rd, Pak Chong
T: (044) 279 082-4
(081) 139 0099
F: (044) 313 232
Room rates: Under 600B