Great vintage guesthouse
Baan Chang Ton opened in 2015 to offer a homely alternative to Surin’s big and boring hotels.
Set in an old wooden house down a quiet side street to the south of town, the homestay is fronted by a small cafe serving fresh coffee and a shop where owner Pop displays her charming hand-sewn bags and dolls for sale. From there you enter a very spacious living room with black-and-white photos, vintage furnishings and several places to sit and relax. Behind that is a large kitchen, where the owners whips up breakfasts which are included in the rates. A stairway takes you up to another shared lounge, this one with a widescreen LCD TV and floor cushions. All three rooms come with mosquito nets draped over mattresses on the original hardwood floors, high ceilings and several windows. Two of the rooms are fan-cooled while the largest is equipped with air-con, and shared hot-water bathrooms are in good condition.
The owner makes up for her minimal English with a positive attitude and attention to detail. She offers bicycles for free and does her best to help guests explore the area.
The homestay is situated on a lovely residential street, a 10-minute walk south of Wat Burapharam and 20 minutes from the market.
Address: 47 Suriyarat Rd, Surin
T: (087) 459 8962, (087) 239 2011;
Coordinates (for GPS): 103º29'25.81" E, 14º52'48.64" N
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Room rates: Under 600B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Dbl fan share bathroom||400 baht||400 baht|
|Dbl air-con share bathroom||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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