Photo: Happy House, our first pick for a sleepover in Pakbara.

Happy House

Spacious rooms down a quiet lane

Moo 1, Pakbara T: (082) 730 8229 

Happy House

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Set down a low-key lane and a five-minute walk from the pier, Happy House’s split-level building in colours resembling chocolate and strawberry ice cream would be our first choice for a night in Pakbara.

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Decked out in a pink theme that you may find charming or tacky, the spacious rooms have firm beds, TVs, tables, chairs and basic private bathrooms with either squat or Western bucket-flush toilets. Air-con rooms come with hot water but it’s cold water in the fan editions. While a few scuffs should be expected, the rooms that we saw appeared clean.

Rooms that do the job at Happy.

Rooms that do the job at Happy. Photo: David Luekens

The cheapest fan rooms in the back of the building are cramped and not so inviting, but the larger fan and air-con editions represent solid value. These open on to a shared balcony with some potted flowers overlooking the narrow lane down below. There’s no on-site restaurant but WiFi is free and the owners sell fresh fruit and snacks out of a shophouse across the lane—head over there if you don’t find the friendly owner at reception.

To get here, walk across the street from the pier, head south and look for the signs pointing east down a side road; the hotel is marked by another sign pointing down a narrower lane around 100 metres in.

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Walk-in rates at Happy House

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Sgl fan private bathroom
250 baht
250 baht
Dbl fan private bathroom
390 baht
390 baht
Dbl air-con private bathroom
490 baht
490 baht
Room: Sgl fan private bathroom, low season: 250 baht, high season 250 baht. Notes:
Room: Dbl fan private bathroom, low season: 390 baht, high season 390 baht. Notes:
Room: Dbl air-con private bathroom, low season: 490 baht, high season 490 baht. Notes:

Where is Happy House

Happy House
Moo 1, Pakbara
T: (082) 730 8229 
Coordinates (for GPS): 99º43'28.04" E, 6º51'36.85" N
Room rates: Under 600B

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