Quiet, good value
Bright-orange Ban To Guesthouse sits down a narrow footpath just downhill from Chao Fah Road and a short walk west of downtown, making it a quiet and convenient budget choice in Krabi town.
Surrounding a small courtyard and restaurant, rooms are bright, clean and spacious—and they’ve held their integrity quite well over the years. Fan and air-con rooms are identical, all with tile floors, hot-water wet bathrooms, firm mattresses with fresh sheets, free WiFi, TVs, tables with a couple of chairs and balconies accessed through sliding glass doors.
This is another family-run spot with little kids and dogs usually wandering around. A spirit shrine sits out front beneath a tall mango tree that gives the place some atmosphere. The owner always seems a tad annoyed when we ask to check out rooms, but her attitude warms up quickly and we’d expect her to be helpful enough if you need something.
Ban To is just south of a pocket of traveller-oriented bars, cafes and smaller guesthouses—Area 51 is a funkier spot that’s also worth a look for a bit less cash. Keep in mind that Ban To rhymes with “john doe” when asking drivers to take you here.
Address: 22/12 Chao Fah Rd (entrance closer to Isara Rd), Krabi
T: (086) 475 0177; (075) 612 950;
Coordinates (for GPS): 98º54'58.03" E, 8º3'36.99" N
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Room rates: Under 600B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Dbl fan private bathroom||300 baht||400 baht|
|Dbl air-con private bathroom||500 baht||650 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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