Good backpacker option
These old-school bamboo and thatch huts with hammocks out front and a sunken cold water bathrooms at rear are, for the standard and location, great backpacker value.
More recently, they’ve added some air-con rooms with double or twin beds in a building at the back. They’re actually in a kind of dead-end culdesac, so despite feeling like you should just be able to meander your way through to the beach, as the staff made clear in no uncertain terms this is a dead end! Cantankerous staff aside, these are cheap thatch beds a short walk from the beach. The only downside is these huts cop a lot of noise from the beach bars, so pack earplugs. The rooms could use a good scrubbing out, too.
Address: Ton Sai village
T: (075) 601 302; (086) 281 8984;
Coordinates (for GPS): 98º46'27.12" E, 7º44'29.04" N
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Room rates: Under 600B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Bungalow fan private bathroom||400 baht||800 baht|
|Bungalow air-con private bathroom||800 baht||1,200 baht|
Lana Willocks is a freelance writer from Canada based in Phuket. Her love affair with Thailand began on a university exchange programme in Bangkok, then she returned to Phuket on the auspicious date of 9-9-1999 and never left.