Beds in a Thai-style wood house
Younger sibling of the same-named hotel, Phimai Paradise House is a good option for solo travellers seeking a dorm or anyone who appreciates the charm of an old wood house -- and doesn’t mind sharing a bathroom.
Fronted by a restored shophouse with bicycles for rent, a reception desk and few places to sit, the property stretches back to a second, larger house that has been beautifully restored. A bright ground-floor common area boasts abundant shared tables, with everything from furniture to walls, floors, ceilings and window frames made of wood. Loads of wood and windows extend into all of the rooms, including a four-bed mixed dorm with two wood-frame bunk beds cooled by fans. Each bunk comes with a private electrical outlet and locker. Several double rooms are also available; we checked out a cramped but interesting 600-baht edition with firm mattress on elegant four-poster wood frame. A cheaper double comes with a bunk bed, while the pricier options have the same four-poster beds and more space. All private rooms come with TV and fridge, relying on shared hot-water bathrooms.
A rather stern-faced receptionist told us that bicycles, coffee and WiFi are free for guests, and simple breakfasts are cooked up for an extra charge. If you’re looking for a slightly cheaper dorm, Pornslip Guesthouse has 150-baht bunks in the same alley as Khru Pom Guesthouse.
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Dorm fan cooled||200 baht||200 baht|
|Dbl fan share bathroom|
600 baht for room with four-poster bed. Superior double, share bathroom: 700 baht. 800 baht for deluxe.
|500 baht||500 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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