The Asylum

The Asylum

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A bit of a misfit in the Khlong Dao accommodation pack is The Asylum, a laid-back backpacker haunt where staffers squeeze the limes, clean the rooms and play the reggae music.

Travelfish says:
Simple fare. : David Luekens.
Simple fare. Photo: David Luekens

Live music and jam sessions take place nightly in high season, and by day it becomes a den of hammocks, cushions and laziness within steps of Khlong Dao’s pretty southern end. Stop by to check out the scene before deciding if you want to settle into one of the bare-bones bungalows.

Pieced together with coconut wood and bamboo, the fan-cooled shacks have mozzie nets draped over comfortable beds raised off tile floors, and a window or two to let the breeze in. Attached to the rooms, bathrooms have cold-water showers and Western flush toilets. The place has only four rooms, all built within steps of the beach.

Chill out here. : David Luekens.
Chill out here. Photo: David Luekens

The gang behind The Asylum is laid-back yet helpful, whipping up good burritos, Thai food and cocktails. Even if you don’t stay, keep coming back and you’ll likely meet quite a few people.

Contact details for The Asylum

Address: Southern Haad Khlong Dao, Ko Lanta
T: (084) 840 5733 ; (098) 804 8774;  
Email: hello@asylumlanta.com
Web: http://asylumlanta.com/
Coordinates (for GPS): 99º1'57.39" E, 7º37'37.93" N
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Room rates: Under 600B

Room rates

What we were quoted as a walk-in.

Bungalow fan private bathroom 500 baht 700 baht

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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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