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Where To Sleep In Koh Phangan

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***Top Choice – Backpacker’s Haven***

There are so many options for budget backpacker accommodation on Koh Phangan.  But no matter your budget there’s something for everyone. You can choose from basic huts, more modern bungalows, or high class resorts.

Where To Sleep:

Lighthouse Bungalows

Located on the far end of Leela Beach,

Along a wooden walkway, past stone boulders

10-15 min walk from Haad Rin

Contact the owner, Dum and his English wife, Karla:

+66-(0)77-375 075

+66-(0)84-8520029

or: info@lighthousebungalows.com

You can secure a room with them by providing your credit card number.

Otherwise, you can book through booking.com or hostelworld.com

Room Info/Costs:

This area is stunning.  Located right on the southern point of the island, it’s completely silent at night for sleeping and perfect for jumping off the rocks and going for a private swim.  In the evenings, you can hangout with the Thai/Burmese locals and fish off the rocks.

Nick fishing off the rocks at Lighthouse Bungalows, Leela Beach

 

the wooden walkway leading from Lighthouse Bungalows to Leela Beach

The food cooked up by the Burmese staff is delicious.  The pad thai (90THB) is massive and very flavourful.  The women can cook up a mean pasta as well.  Most of the food, water and booze are a bit overpriced compared to the rest of Koh Phangan.  This is because it has to be brought in by motorbike.  Even so, the food and portion size is worth the money.

The huts and bungalows here are beautiful.  The double fan-cooled huts, with private balconies, bathroom and mosquito net are set up on a hill with great views of the Sea.  The cost is 500THB/night.  The a/c bungalows are very nice, have private bathroom and balcony and are set on boulders right on the water for 1200 – 1500THB/night.

a double hut with attached bathroom at Lighthouse Bungalows, Leela Beach

our fan cooled hut at Lighthouse Bungalows, Leela Beach

 

view from the deck of our hut at Lighthouse Bungalows, Leela Beach

During the Full Moon Party (3 days before, during the party and 2 days after) the cost of rooms in Koh Phangan increases by 25%-50%.

This is a perfect place for couples, or people not looking to party all night long.  Peace & quiet is the main draw here.

Pros:  Quiet, peaceful area, stunning views, 2 min walk to quiet Leela Beach, 10 minute walk to shops, restaurants and beautiful Haad Rin Beach.  Friendly staff and delicious food.  Amazing views of sunset.

Cons:  If you want to be right in the action, this place is a bit further out.  The food and drink are a bit expensive at the restaurant.

beautiful Leela Beach

 

Where To Eat

Tips & Info

Coming & Going

TRAVEL VIDEO – KOH PHANGAN TO KUALA LUMPUR

THAILAND TRAVEL BLOGS

 

2 thoughts on “Where To Sleep In Koh Phangan

  1. Jen

    Hi,
    I will soon be in Thailand and love your blog! I will be visiting Ko Phangan. How many days do you recommend staying on that island? We also plan on visiting Ko Samui and want to figure out how much time to spend in each. Also, is Ko Tao great to visit also? I would love to stay in the Lighthouse bungalows, but their website prices look more expensive than what you quote. Do you think their prices would be lower if we called instead? Did you feel safe leaving your backpacks in the bungalows? Did you lock them to furniture/hide them? Thanks!!!

    Reply
    1. Goats On The Road Post author

      Hi Jen!

      Koh Phagnan is still one of our favourite islands in the world. Outside of the Full Moon Party, it’s a quiet island – but not too quiet. Yes, if you called Lighthouse the price may be cheaper. And if you stay longer than one or two nights, I’m sure you could work out a deal with the owners. The price also depends on the time of year you go, we were there in Feb/March of 2012.

      We did feel safe leaving our bags in the hut when we went out. We locked our important items in our big backpacks and just shoved them under the bed. Make sure you windows and door locks and definitely lock them up when you leave. We felt safe at this place because it’s not on the main party beach.

      we loved Lighthouse Bungalows and hope you do too!

      We haven’t been to Koh Samui, but from what we understand, it’s more built up and expensive than Koh Phagnan. Koh Tao is a really chilled out, cool island, known for it’s diving. The beaches are nicer on Koh Phagnan but Koh Tao is still really funky and has its own vibe. We spent a month on each island and loved both :)

      If you haven’t already done so, check out our Guide to Backpacking Thailand. http://www.goatsontheroad.com/guide-to-backpacking-thailand/

      Cheers!
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