x The average starting price for a place to stay in Phuket is £32 per night.
14/103 Moo 1 Saiyuan RoadOutstanding 100%
106 khoktanod road Kata BeachOutstanding 99%
98/45 Patak Road Kata KaronExcellent 93%
pukkaTlush Very good value for money. Securıty was no problem and my room had a safe ın whıch to keep valuables. Some of the taxı drıvers had a problem fındıng the place but I learned the names of the larger hotels near by and never had a problem. The owners are lovely and try to be helpful.
100/20-21 Kata Road Karon Sub-DistrictExcellent 92%
7 Khoktanod Road Kata BeachExcellent 91%
willopalooza This was truly a pleasant surprise. I figured, because of the comparatively low cost of a bed, that it would be lacking in location, service, or facilities but it delivered spades in all! The staff was of paramount friendliness and the owner Rick is a real genuine spirit. The hostel has everything I look for in a backpackers, Air conditioned room with clean sheets, a bathroom cleaned daily, next to the best afternoon market in town and shopping as well as 5 minutes walk to the beach. Even the street was quiet at night and Rick shuts down the hostel bar around midnight so everyone can enjoy a quiet sleep. They offered excellent diving instruction and services and were quick to give advice on the area and scooter rentals. And to top it all off there is a selection of wildlife Rick is passionate to introduce to the travellers; a large talking parrot, a softshell turtle and some magnificently cool sea horses! If I was to have one complaint it would be a few bugs in the bar/lobby in the evening but that's impossible to escape in the area and even then Rick was quick to offer bug spray which quickly quashed the problem. They allowed guests to choose playlists and films in the evenings and the bar had a great energy; a few ex-pats and tourists mingling over drinks and cards but never the electronic-fueled Euro trash atmosphere you find so often ruining Thailand. Kata beach is a real gem in Thailand; holds all the western conveniences but isnt entirely ruined by the tourists. The beach was soft, white and stunning for a mile. Never go to Patong people, get 15 minutes further to Kata you won't be sorry! Thanks guys! ~Willo~
Daymo Spent a few days in Bodega and would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone. It's location is perfect, right in the centre of Patong and literally 5 minutes walk from the beach and a short scooter ride to many hidden/deserted paradise-like beaches. Although the room was quite basic it was clean, cool and had a comfortable bed and mini-bar but the main reason I would recommend it is mainly down to service. The owner Robin was extremely helpful with arranging trips, transport, bikes and pretty much anything you need. The staff in the cafe Ra, Aman, Bang and Jay were extremely helpful and courteous and pretty much couldn't do enough for you, the cafe/bar itself is totally relaxing and has a nice atmosphere and is adorned with cool artwork from local talent along with funky tunes playing in the background and good drinks and food menu. At night the residents tend to congregate in the bar for a few before they head out except for Fridays which is open mic night, this is well worth checking out and will probably keep you there for the night. It has a tendency to draw a lot of Irish, American, British, Kiwi, Aussie and Canadian English teachers living in Phuket as well as the local musical talent of course (including it's own resident Rasta) and is a great place to get advise from people living in Thailand. So basically if you don't mind having no pool and are looking for an affordable room right in the heart of things then Bodega is for you. I wouldn't have any hesitations coming back!! Keep it up Bodega!
34/23 Prachanukroh rd., Patong, KathuExcellent 90%
99 Thalang Rd., Taladyai MuangExcellent 90%
88 Yaowarat Road Taladyai, MuangExcellent 90%
OneLittleJ I'm pretty glad to have stayed at this cute, little hotel. I like the way it perfectly fits into the Sino-Portugese building and how the interior is nicely decorated. Because of budget concern, I chose to stay in a shared room which is a lot more comfortable than I thought. The room is nice and clean... and, well, quiet. I stayed there just a couple of days, hanging out in the Old town of Phuket. Before I leave, the lady at the front desk also told me how to catch a pink local bus to the airport, and it cost just 10 baht! That's very nice of her. So, no airport shuttle needed on this trip. :)
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