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Cheap and jungly

Moo 7, Ao Lo Dalam T: (090) 194 8210 

Phutawan Bamboo Resort

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Good prices are not easy to find on Phi Phi, and these cheap bungalows will cost you buckets of sweat to reach.

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But if you don’t mind being somewhat remote from the action, Phutawan’s prices are hard to beat. These are found past the Phuphaya Seaview near the end of the steepish path up the headland at Lo Dalam’s north end, where a number of new bungalow resorts are being built. The thatch-roof fan bungalows are all in bamboo and set along two rows in a pretty garden-meets-jungle setting. Rooms have firm double or twin beds – just mattresses on the floor, actually -- and include WiFi, though we wouldn’t expect the signal to be great up here. Each has a shaded veranda (with no views to speak of) and private bathroom with a cold shower. It’s a "resort" in name only as services are minimal here, but we managed to track down a few friendly people in the reception hut out front who were keen to show us around. We were told they’d help carry our luggage from the pier if we booked ahead. It’s a great spot if you just want to be left alone, though even with its remote feel the noise from Lo Dalam’s bars still drifts up here at night. If Phutawan’s full try the PP Hill bungalows next door, which are similar but a touch higher in price. The high-season prices we were given seemed out of whack, though, so be sure to bargain if staying here in the months of November through April. Don’t forget the mosquito repellent.

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Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Bungalow fan private bathroom
400 baht
1,200 baht
Room: Bungalow fan private bathroom, low season: 400 baht, high season 1,200 baht. Notes:

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Phutawan Bamboo Resort
Moo 7, Ao Lo Dalam
T: (090) 194 8210 
Room rates: Under 600B

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