The long-running Yanui Bungalows are now priced firmly beyond a backpacker’s budget, but they remain Ya Nui’s most popular place to stay.
This family-run row of concrete bungalows is set in shaded grounds just across the road from the beach. These were completely full when we stopped by, but we were told all rooms have air-con, cable TV, fridges and private bathrooms with hot water showers. Just across the soi behind the car park are a few cheaper rooms in a rowhouse. All of these were said to have air-con, too, but the one we saw was missing its air-con unit. Regardless, with its king-sized bed, fridge and hot-water shower at 500 baht a night it’s still a great deal. The view of the dusty car park fails to inspire but the beach is just a quick hop across the road. The attached open-air restaurant is busy but a pleasant place to hang out, and it offers WiFi. This is a great option if you want to crawl to the beach. Call Miss Nuk to book ahead.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Standard double room, low season: 500 baht, high season 500 baht. Notes: In theory with air-con
Room: Bungalow air-con private bathroom, low season: 1,200 baht, high season 1,500 baht. Notes: