Great for short and long stays
Set at the end of its own side lane within a quick walk of downtown, Phannu House is a solid choice for backpackers who are willing to pay a little more for some extra comforts.
Serving both long- and short-stay guests, rooms are available in an older two-floor cement building and a three-floor structure made of brick, wood and concrete. Equipped with a choice of fan or air-con along with decent beds, desks, fridges, TVs, one window and hot-water wet bathrooms, the cheaper/older rooms are rather drab but not bad for the price.
If you can swing the extra 100 baht, you’ll get a much more inviting room with wood accents, larger windows and newer appliances. Rooms have very little decor and there’s not much of a traveller scene here, but Phannu makes a good home base for those who simply want a clean room in a convenient location.
A car park and plenty of tables on a spacious open-air roofed common area fronts the building, and each room has its own table set up out front. The free WiFi worked well for us. There’s no breakfast available but you’ll find several good restaurants along with a laundry shop and internet cafe nearby.
The owners also run a convenience store out along the main road. The helpful manager rents out bicycles and motorbikes; give a shout into the house if you don’t see her at the info desk.
Address: 563/3 Intarakiree Rd, Mae Sot
T: (081) 886 2950; (081) 972 4467;
Coordinates (for GPS): 98º33'43.6" E, 16º42'50.01" N
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Room rates: Under 600B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Dbl fan private bathroom||300 baht||300 baht|
|Standard double room||400 baht||400 baht|
|Superior double room||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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