Koh Pha Ngan hotels and bungalows guide

A typical, simple bungalow

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

Had Son Bungalows: 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. Bungalows from 625 baht per night. Moo 8, Had Son, tel: (077) 349 1034.

Sunsmile Resort: clean rooms with mosquito net and own bathroom can be found at this pleasant, family-run place located less than 10 minutes drive from the town. Rooms from 300 baht; Had Rin.

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. Bungalows from US$20; Had Rin more details and booking

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Baan Panburi Village: is not aimed at backpackers but is still very affordable and has a distinctly upmarket ambience, offering sturdy, clean and pleasantly furnished bungalows set on a 300 metre stretch of beach with shady palms, white sands and crystal clear waters. Rooms from US$20Tong Nai Ban Noi …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. Bungalows from US$10; Ao Baan Tai …more details and booking

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Note! To secure a guaranteed room and find the best rates, we suggest you look online at Agoda.com. They seem to be the most competitively priced of the hotels sites.

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