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The Nomad House

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111/12 Thong Sala - Baan Tai Rd, Ko Pha Ngan T: (092) 860 7308

The Nomad House

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While other hostels try to lure guests with pools, beachfront locations and sports facilities, The Nomad House specialises in good old-fashioned hospitality and a fun social scene.

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Set along the main road near the larger Blue Dream Hostel, The Nomad House is run by an eclectic crew of Westerners and their adopted dog, who was getting a bath when we passed through. The ground floor has high ceilings and lots of open space where guests can dance, relax, play billiards or chat at the bar. It has the feel of a good dive bar frequented by the sorts of younger folks who you might encounter at a music festival with acid jazz trios leading up to alt rock headliners.


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The dorms are an afterthought – people stay here for the scene – but they are clean and more comfortable than many other options. Set in several different rooms, each bunk comes with a thick mattress, personal electrical outlet and locker. The 18-bed room that we checked out had very high ceilings so we hope the air-con is powerful. Shared hot-water bathrooms are minimal for the amount of beds, though Full Moon Party week is the only time when you’re likely to have to wait for a shower.

The Croatian and American staffers welcomed us without delay, offering a seat at the bar and asking how we were before seeing if we needed a place to sleep. We were tempted to come back for a “Thai car bomb,” a flaming shot dunked into a glass of Leo beer and downed in one shot. After that you could grab a guitar and go chill in the garden area out back.

The Nomad House’s Full Moon Party rates are more reasonable than most other hostels, with dorms going for 500 baht a night. If you like the scene here, you also might dig punk rock-style Cats in Space and the similarly hippie-ish Wanderlust and Vagabond hostels found closer to Thong Sala. Over in Baan Tai village, See Sea is a fine option if you just want a cheap bunk and a quieter night’s sleep.

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Walk-in rates at The Nomad House

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Dorm air-con
150 baht
150 baht
Up to 250 baht for room with fewer beds.
Room: Dorm air-con, low season: 150 baht, high season 150 baht. Notes: Up to 250 baht for room with fewer beds.

Where is The Nomad House

The Nomad House
111/12 Thong Sala - Baan Tai Rd, Ko Pha Ngan
T: (092) 860 7308
Coordinates (for GPS): 100º0'39.05" E, 9º42'17.87" N
Room rates: Under 600B

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