Guesthouses and Bungalows fall at the backpacker or super low-budget end of the accommodation available in Kantiang Bay. Rooms tend to be very basic with particularly basic bathroom facilities. Most rooms do have en-suite bathrooms and private balconies.
Some resorts also offer low-budget options – you can expect these cheaper rooms to offer the same no-frills environment as the guesthouses and bungalows listed here.
Plenty of visitors to Kantiang Bay have a fantastic time staying in the cheaper guesthouses and are very happy to save money by staying somewhere basic, however it’s important to have realistic expectations of what budget accommodation in Thailand is like. We have tried to provide true-to-life photos to give you a realistic idea of what to expect.
The kind of service provided at the cheaper places to stay can sometimes fall short of people’s expectations. This can often be due to communication problems and language barriers. A smile and some good humour can go a long way.
The bottom line is that if you’re paying less than 800 THB per night for a fan room, or 1,500 THB for an air-con room – it’s probably going to be fairly basic. If you’re put off by sharing your accommodation with a certain amount of the local wildlife, the bamboo bungalows in this section may not be the best option for you.
Overview of Guesthouses and Bungalows in Kantiang Bay:
Cashewnut Tree Bungalows are a group of eight inexpensive bungalows located not far from the beach in Kantiang Bay. Each large bungalow is simply furnished with a fan, double bed, en-suite bathroom with cold water shower and a small terrace outside. They are suited to long-stay visitors or backpackers on a budget.
Top View Resort provides budget fan and air-con accommodation on the cliff top, with fabulous panoramic views across the bay and beyond. Even if you don’t stay here, it’s worth the hike up to the top of the cliff to catch the sunset and amazing panoramic views around the bay.
Sammy’s Residence is a great alternative to staying in a resort. With relatively spacious rooms, a terrace with views out over the bay, a fridge in your room if you require, and a 4-poster bed, Sammy’s offers an affordable, mid-priced room, just a few minutes walk from the beach.
Simply Life Bungalows are a small, family run guesthouse with cheap bamboo and concrete bungalows set in a quiet shady area of the main village. All room are fan-only, with no-frills en-suite bathroom and cold-water shower. They also have a small coffee bar, restaurant, internet cafe and tour office where you can rent motorbikes.