Relax in an old wooden house
The old K Guesthouse spruced itself up since our last visit by adding some vintage decor and attractive paintings in dark crimson, which looks good on the dark-wood walls.
At the same time, some of the hot-water bathrooms received rain showerheads, and flatscreen TVs were mounted to walls in the priciest air-con rooms. While these are comfy enough and almost as good as the air-con rooms at Ban To, we’re still partial to K’s upper-floor rooms because they’re brighter and almost entirely wrapped in the original wood floors and walls of this two-floor heritage house.
Cheap and small fan-cooled rooms that rely on shared bathrooms were available at research time as a walk–in customer, although we only saw the air-con digs on booking sites. Air-con rooms set on the ground floor have concrete walls painted white, making them darker and not as atmospheric as the wood-walled rooms, but with thicker walls.
We like how K has stepped up its game without losing its original character—the place has been here for decades. Free WiFi is available and you’ll find some tables in the ground floor common room. Staff are helpful, and the location a short walk up Chao Fah Road from downtown.
Address: 15-25 Chao Fah Rd, Krabi
T: (075) 623 166;
Coordinates (for GPS): 98º55'3.2" E, 8º3'40.42" N
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Room rates: Under 600B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Dbl fan share bathroom||300 baht||350 baht|
|Dbl air-con private bathroom||500 baht||600 baht|
|Superior double room||700 baht||800 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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