Koh Pha Ngan has a wealth of accommodation options, especially in the budget category, sustaining its reputation as a popular backpacker retreat. For those looking for somewhere a little less back-to-basics, there are slightly pricier establishments with more upmarket atmospheres and better facilities.
Had Rin is the most densely packed resort on the island and over the full moon periods it invariably gets very crowded. The places here are convenient, but many aren’t terribly nice. It’s worth staying at the much better value places on other beaches, many with their own piece of waterfront, and then catching a ride to the party. Some beaches are reachable by boat only, making them incredibly secluded. On the whole, Koh Pha Ngan accommodation is cheap but basic.
Guesthouses on Koh Pha Ngan
Haad Son Resort: a favourite with budget travellers looking for somewhere with slightly higher standards than the average backpacker joint. The establishment has its own swimming pool and private beach, and offers a restaurant, laundry service, internet and motorbike hire. The rooms are clean and pleasant, and have their own bathroom…more details and booking
Lighthouse Bungalows: cliff-side bungalows offer a secluded and tranquil ambience at this cheap and cheerful backpacker hangout. Rooms are basic but they do the job and their location offers some good views of the sunset come evening time. A restaurant, bar and nice chill-out area are good places for relaxation and meeting fellow travellers…more details and booking
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Thongtapan Resort: located on the beautiful Thong Nai Pan Noi beach, featuring 30 bungalows, built from natural stone and wood, affordable and clean rooms as well as a super cool restaurant on the beach which serves fresh barbecued seafood and absolutely delicious Thai food…more details and booking
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Blue Lotus Resort: located on the beachfront at Ao Baan Thai, this family-run business is a popular backpacker and budget travellers’ hangout boasting basic but clean and tidy bungalows with fan and private bathroom. A Mexican restaurant is onsite, dishing up some tasty treats, while the chill-out area is the ideal place to enjoy an ice cold beer and watch the sunset…more details and booking
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