Krabi, and Ao Nang in particular, can be difficult for the budget-conscious traveller. There are, however, several nice places that fall into the budget category and they are listed below. All offer good quality accommodation in standard double or twin rooms for 800 – 2000 Baht (around US$25 – $65) during the tourist high season (Nov – April). Much better deals can be found during the months of May – October, when price-cutting and promotions mean even mid-range hotels can become budget options. Check our main hotels and resorts page for details of current promotions.
There is, of course, even cheaper accommodation available if you are prepared to turn up and look for it; unfortunately none of these places reliably accept reservations. During high season, decent backpacker rooms with basic facilities (fan and cold water only) can be found for around 400 Baht, especially in Krabi Town and Ton Sai Beach. Super cheap rooms come in at around 200 – 300 Baht, although do not offer much in the way of cleanliness or comfort. If you don’t mind sharing, for that price there are also a few places offering nice dorm-style accommodation, the best of which are Pak-Up Hostel in Krabi Town and Glur Hostel in Ao Nang.
Guesthouse style accommodation, including flashpacker rooms with a/c, TV etc., can also be had for a song during May – October, especially if you turn up and bargain.
If you prefer to stay on the islands, Koh Lanta offers the best range of budget accommodation, far cheaper than the equivalent standard rooms on the mainland or Koh Phi Phi. Click on the link provided to visit our dedicated site on Lanta hotels and resorts.
BUDGET HOTELS IN KRABI: OUR TOP PICKS
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Last updated: June 14, 2013