Known for being one of the priciest places to travel in Thailand, beautiful Phuket still has some great places to sleep for cheap. Check out our guide for some budget-friendly hidden gems.
Thailand’s largest island, Phuket is a popular holiday destination with glorious beaches, beautiful nature and pulsating nightlife that keeps people coming back. While it’s known for having higher costs than most other parts of Thailand, that doesn’t mean you can’t find a steal when it comes to accommodation; check out these cheap hotels in Phuket and stretch your travel funds further.
The rooms at Pek House may be fairly small and basic, but the low nightly prices for a double fan room mean you couldn’t find a private en suite room for much cheaper. If the heat is too much you can upgrade to an air-conditioned room. Rooms are simply furnished, with a bed, dresser, kettle, and hair dryer. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the property and you can pay an extra surcharge for a continental breakfast or airport pickup. It is a clean and comfortable base for budget backpacking couples near Town and just a 15-minute walk from Ratsada Pier.
The three-star Little Moon Residence has a colourful facade and spacious rooms in soothing pale and neutral shades. If you’re looking for a place to simply lay your head and store your things while you’re out exploring, partying, and lazing on the beaches, the budget rooms could be perfect. They do not have a window or a balcony, but are air-conditioned for total comfort and have a private bathroom, fridge, and cable TV. A roll-away bed can be provided for a third guest, too. The hotel has an on-site bar / café. Within walking distance of Bangla Road, Patong Beach, and Jungceylon Mall, there are plenty of eating and drinking options in the locale. It’s a real bargain!
It’s tough to beat Manohra Cozy Resort when it comes to top-notch facilities and affordability. The beautiful resort has an inviting swimming pool, lush gardens, a cosy but well-stocked bar, and a large breezy breakfast area. (Breakfast available for an additional fee.) The soft white sands of Karon Beach can be reached by foot in about quarter of an hour and Karon Temple and Market are also within close proximity. Standard double rooms have a balcony, satellite TV, a safe, a fridge, and an en suite bathroom with both a shower and a bathtub. Although designed for two, a roll-away bed is available for people travelling with a child.
Patong Seaside Mansion is a cosy budget hotel just steps from the beach and around a ten-minute walk from the multitude of bars, clubs, and flashing lights of Bangla Road. Rooms are beautifully decorated with typical Thai designs and have a private bathroom, dresser, and desk. Although the air-conditioned king-sized rooms have basic amenities, such as a fridge, kettle, and cable TV, the real selling point for this place is its terrific location. Once settled in, you won’t need to spend anything on transportation unless you want to explore more of the island. There’s even an on-site restaurant if you just don’t feel like going far.
For a great low price, guests can check into an attractive en suite private room in Phuket’s pulsating Patong. With just 16 guestrooms, the atmosphere is pretty quiet and relaxed. Both Patong Beach and Bangla Road are within a 15-minute walk away, putting you close to the action. Superior rooms have a private balcony and a king-sized bed. Travelling trios or families can also request a fold-away single bed. Basic conveniences, such as a kettle and a fridge, are provided, and rooms have a TV and a desk.
Sabaidee Residence might look pretty normal from the outside, but the air-conditioned rooms are comfortable with soft beds and plush pillows, ample storage space, a dresser / desk, and conveniences like a mini-fridge, cable TV, and free toiletries. The private balcony even gives you some outdoor space where you can chill and soak up the city views. The two single beds make it a perfect choice for pals who want to explore Phuket Town and enjoy the historic Sino-Portuguese architecture. Many attractions, including the awesome Phuket Trickeye Museum, are within walking distance, and it’s close to public transportation links.
Baan Nueng@Kata is a beautiful place to unwind and soak up the sun in Kata, one of Phuket’s popular beach areas. The hotel has a sizeable swimming pool with a separate area for kids, great for beating the heat and relaxing, and is also within a 20-minute walk of both Karon and Kata Beach. Culture lovers can easily discover Phuket’s Big Buddha and other nearby attractions include Dino Park Mini Golf and Kata Porpeang Market. The family-friendly hotel has an on-site restaurant and bar and families may benefit from the in-room child-minding services. Superior rooms can accommodate two adults and one child (with a roll-away bed option) and have an en suite bathroom, air-conditioning, TV, and fridge. Connecting rooms are available for larger families.
Kata On Sea has a variety of cosy air-conditioned en suite bungalows for up to five people. Lounge on your balcony and enjoy the views of the lush gardens. Bungalows are en suite and facilities like satellite TV, premium bed linen, a kettle, fridge, and desk help you to feel right at home. The hotel has a lovely pool, complete with a separate area for children, and sunbathing terrace and you can conveniently book a range of trips to explore other parts of Phuket. Laundry services are available. The resort is located between the Big Buddha and the beaches of Karon and Kata.
Nature Park Resort is a quiet family-friendly resort in a semi-remote part of Patong. The beach can be reached within 30 minutes by foot, but the calm resort, complete with beautiful gardens and an outdoor pool, may entice you to stay in more than you planned. There’s a restaurant / bar with a pool table and guests can enjoy some al fresco cooking with the BBQ grills. Accommodation is in cute air-conditioned bungalows, each en suite with a separate seating area and basic kitchenette. One- and two-bedroom accommodations are available.
Aquarius Gay Guesthouse & Sauna is a top choice for members of the LGBT community who want a relaxed and welcoming stay close to the beach, nightlife, and diverse dining options of buzzing Patong. Various room options are available. You can mingle in the two hotel bars, take a dip in the indoor pool or hot tub, sunbathe on the roof terrace, or work out in the gym. Massages are available for a surcharge. Rooms are en suite with a fridge, TV, and safe.