Decent functional value
Just to the south of the railway Rd, Ban Krut T: (032) 695 464-5, (01) 943 5402
Siripong is just to the south of the road to the station and is easily the best value backpacker crashpad in Ban Krut.
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It isn't clearly signposted, but as you walk south you'll reach a convenience store (see below) on your left and the building on your right is the guesthouse. As long as you don't mind being in a hotel-style building, the simple rooms here are great value. Rooms are clean with very simple bathrooms (bucket flush, cold water only) -- note that some of the bathrooms are very small and lack a basin. Beds are firm and come with just basic bedding. There is an open rooftop area that they've sadly done nothing with, but you can drag a chair out here for a sunset beer. The friendly, English-speaking woman who runs Siripong also has the convenience store across the road, and it stocks just about anything you could imagine -- she's probably got a Stinger missile in there somewhere. She also rents very good quality motorbikes for 200 baht per day. If you are on a budget, head straight here -- there's good beach frontage out front just a few steps away. Recommended.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Sgl fan share bathroom, low season: 180 baht, high season 180 baht. Notes:
Room: Dbl fan private bathroom, low season: 300 baht, high season 300 baht. Notes:
Room: Dbl air-con private bathroom, low season: 400 baht, high season 400 baht. Notes:
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