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Clean and central

Fisherman’s village, Bophut, Ko Samui T: (085) 570 9602 (081) 968 5811

Castaway Guest House

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For those who don’t require a sea view, Castaway Guesthouse is a solid option for a budget room in the centre of Fisherman’s Village.

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Run by Westerners with decades of experience on Samui along a cool guitar-strumming Thai bartender, Castaway is hidden at the end of a side lane (look for The Shack Restaurant at the corner) off the main lane running through the village. Rooms are located on the second floor of the concrete house and come with choice of fan or air-con, all with private hot-water bathroom.

We stayed in a spacious and clean room with wall-mounted fan in addition to air-con along with free and fast WiFi, fridge and a black-and-white photo of elephants hung on a teal wall above the comfortable bed. It also had a few windows overlooking the village rooftops, but at least one room does not have a window. The bathroom was spacious, with an enclosed shower stall, though the door could stand to be replaced. Tables are set in the hall and out on a shared terrace, where a fan room with tinted glass doors sits like an out-of-place bungalow.

The ground floor features a common room with comfy sofas and a TV, and a small bar with a few more tables, where cheap breakfasts are served. There’s also a garden accessed through a metal gate out the back -- it was locked when we tried to check it out. Castaway was still evolving when we passed through and we reckon that it will get better with time.

You also might check out Italian-run Samui Garden Bamboo Bungalows if you prefer an air-con bungalow for around 1,000 baht; it’s located a few hundred metres east of the village off the road to Bang Rak and has a tiny pool.

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Walk-in rates at Castaway Guest House

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Sgl fan private bathroom
450 baht
550 baht
Dbl fan private bathroom
550 baht
650 baht
Dbl air-con private bathroom
800 baht
900 baht
Room: Sgl fan private bathroom, low season: 450 baht, high season 550 baht. Notes:
Room: Dbl fan private bathroom, low season: 550 baht, high season 650 baht. Notes:
Room: Dbl air-con private bathroom, low season: 800 baht, high season 900 baht. Notes:

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Where is Castaway Guest House

Castaway Guest House
Fisherman’s village, Bophut, Ko Samui
T: (085) 570 9602 (081) 968 5811
Coordinates (for GPS): 100º1'44.85" E, 9º33'35.8" N
Room rates: Under 600B

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