The simple yet charming Comesing Homestay is a good option for travellers who prefer more intimate, family-run accommodation.
The main building has three very straightforward rooms with up to six hard single mattresses laid out on the floor, cooled by fans and guarded by mosquito nets. Three similar rooms are situated in a neighbouring structure with thin bamboo walls -- expect a few critters to creep through the cracks. All six of these rooms rely on clean shared bathrooms with hot water and Western flush toilets. Set in a separate wooden bungalow, the best room is similarly equipped but has a private bathroom; it doesn’t cost more so snag it if you can. All rooms go for 300 baht, regardless of how many people stay in them. While it’s great value for small groups and families, solo travellers and couples will find better rooms for the same price at Umphang House or Garden Huts.
Though English isn’t a strong suit, the husband and wife who showed us around were two of the most endearing people that we met in Umphang. They dish out home-cooked meals and offer free WiFi in a spacious common room with tables and chairs. Located a hundred metres further east from Phu Doi Campsite, the location is very quiet and within easy striking distance of the town centre.
Address: 126 Moo 1 (access from the end of Prawatpriwan Soi 5), Umphang
T: (081) 813 9742;
Coordinates (for GPS): 98º51'56.53" E, 16º1'10.88" 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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