Pink and cheerful
The closest thing to a budget guesthouse that we came across in Nakhon, the Teeny House is hard to miss thanks to its hot-pink paint job.
If you don’t mind a slightly out of the way location and cutesy decor, you’ll get a clean and comfy room within walking distance of the train station.
The four-storey guesthouse is run by a family that occupies part of the ground floor; just shout “hello” or give a call if you don’t immediately see someone in the small reception area. Grab a map of Nakhon and perhaps ask the English-speaking owner for advice on the area before you head upstairs to the rooms (no lift here). Better than we expected for the price, standard rooms are fairly spacious and equipped with comfortable beds on orange tile floors, small desks, TVs, mini-fridges, a few pictures of flowers and small private balconies overlooking some of Nakhon’s drab concrete buildings. Attached bathrooms are tight on space, with hot-water showers situated in cramped spaces behind curtains. Rooms are cleaned daily and the free WiFi worked well for us. For an extra 200 baht, superior rooms bag you a lot more space along with a sofa or extra bed, making them good options for families.
Teeny’s location puts you close to a bunch of good eateries and a small night market that sets up directly east of Teeny House along Neramit Road. To reach the guesthouse you’ll need to walk down a dark side lane that has very little activity after dark; this is beneficial for the lack of street noise but some solo travellers will prefer a more centrally located hotel like the Thai or the Grand Park. Slightly cheaper than Teeny, the nearby Nakorn Garden Inn has an interesting tree-lined setup but the musty rooms are a big step down.
Address: 12/51 Soi Seripap (just north of Neramit Rd), Nakhon Si Thammarat
T: (075) 357 156, (081) 956 4705;
Coordinates (for GPS): 99º57'57.05" E, 8º26'29.86" N
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Room rates: Under 600B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||490 baht||490 baht|
|Deluxe double room||690 baht||690 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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