Basic downtown digs
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.
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.
Address: 650/1 Mittraphap Rd, Pak Chong
T: (044) 279 082-4 ; (081) 139 0099; F: (044) 313 232
Coordinates (for GPS): 101º24'52.22" E, 14º42'16.6" N
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Room rates: Under 600B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
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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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