Photo: The bungalow is a step up from the rooms at cheap-as-chips Bara.

Bara Bungalows

Cheapest digs in town

Main road, Pakbara T: (089) 654 2801 

Bara Bungalows

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Built along a gravel lane near a scraggly beach, Bara Guesthouse has an assortment of cheap concrete rooms draped in flowers and vines.

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From the outside, the smaller fan rooms appear appealing, but interiors are dark and musty with low ceilings, rough cement walls and cave-like cold-water bathrooms with bucket-flush toilets. Roomier and not as musty, the air-con rooms represent solid value for the dirt-cheap price tags. All rooms come with little more than a firm bed, small TV, table and at least one window.

Well, you get what you pay for!

Well, you get what you pay for! Photo: David Luekens

Though it was full, the yellow bungalow set closer to the water appeared to be a solid step up from the rooms found further back in the attached buildings. The guesthouse has some originality in the blue-and-yellow trim, abundant greenery and flower mosaics built into the concrete. WiFi was not available at research time and you won’t find a restaurant.

The family that runs Bara lives in a house near the main road and offers one of the only laundries in town. Service at reception can be hit or miss, but the cleaners who showed us around were welcoming. Nearby Diamond Beach Bungalows is a similar choice with cramped A-frame bungalows; it has a restaurant but is located a little further from the pier.

To reach Bara, head south down the main drag from the pier and you’ll see the faded sign on the right after a kilometre.

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Walk-in rates at Bara Bungalows

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Standard double room
250 baht
250 baht
Superior double room
350 baht
350 baht
Bungalow air-con private bathroom
500 baht
500 baht
Room: Standard double room, low season: 250 baht, high season 250 baht. Notes: Fan-cooled.
Room: Superior double room, low season: 350 baht, high season 350 baht. Notes: Air-con.
Room: Bungalow air-con private bathroom, low season: 500 baht, high season 500 baht. Notes:

Where is Bara Bungalows

Bara Bungalows
Main road, Pakbara
T: (089) 654 2801 
Coordinates (for GPS): 99º43'21.81" E, 6º51'27.23" N
Room rates: Under 600B

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