Patong’s Best Hotels – $15-40+ a night

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Patong has some great hotel options in the $15-40+ range. This is a list of my personal favourites, I’ve stayed at most of these and would recommend them to anyone.

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NB. All the hotels below are ‘guest friendly’ meaning there are no girl joiner fees if you stay in a room alone. Make sure to check 2 in the people staying in the room when booking to be safe.

 

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Bangla Road, my advice is to stay as close to here as possible.

 

Location is the number one thing I look for when booking Patong hotels. My number one rule is to only book hotels within walking distance to Bangla Road. It can be a complete nightmare getting around Patong using mototaxis, tuk tuks and taxis as the whole Phuket transport system is controlled by the mafia which translates to higher and often extortionate prices.

I once nearly had a fight with a tuk tuk guy who wouldn’t agree to give me any change from a 500 baht note given (the trip was agreed at 200 baht). Trust me, relying on these crooks daily to transport you around will leave a sour taste from your trip. So the closer your hotel is to Bangla Road the better your holiday will be in Patong.

There are some very nice hotels in Patong, competitively priced, but they are in terrible locations for getting around. The last thing you want to do is have to walk long distances in the scorching heat, or be forced to hire a motorbike because your hotel is in the middle of nowhere. 

Cleanliness is also very high on my priorities as I always want zero hassle from creepy crawlies in my room. Facilities (swimming pool / fitness centre) are a bonus but not essential to me as I spend most of my time in Patong drinking in the bars, sleeping or recovering from hangovers 🙂

So here is my solid list of the best Patong hotels starting in the $15-40 range. I have recommended these places to many friends over the years who come and stay in the area. Prices are from low to high and are quoted in $ Dollars for clarity.

 

Patong has 3 distinct seasons for hotel prices and they vary much more than Pattaya or Bangkok as the low season in Phuket can be a washout with thunderstorms and persistent rain. So Patong Hotels rely almost entirely on having a busy high season where they put up room prices dramatically to make their money.

Low Season – May to October (Rainy season)

Mid Season – November, March, April

High Season – December, January & February.

 

At a glance:

Amici Miei Hotel from $13 low season / $50 high season

Adonis Guest house from $15.50 low season / $37 high season

Ocean and Ole Patong Hotel from $16 low season / $44 high season

ACCA Patong Hotel from $22.50 low season / $62 high season

Elegancy Sansabai Hotel from $25 low season / $43 high season

Seacono Boutique Hotel from $29 low season / $62 high season

The Yorkshire Hotel from $29 low season / $61 high season

 

 

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A map of the locations of these hotels in relation to Patong Beach, Bangla Road and Jungceylon Shopping mall.

 

Amici Miei Hotel    Video of my stay here

A 3-star, guest friendly hotel with 18 rooms.

Room rates start from around $13 low season / $50 high season.

This is an Italian ran boutique hotel. The rooms are spacious, clean and and come with small balconies. Fast free WIFI in the rooms with a separate server for each floor. The location is 10 minutes walk to Bangla road, and 15 minutes to the beach.

Overall: One of my favourite places to stay in Patong. Cheap rooms, but they are clean and spacious with balconies which you don’t often get at this price. Nice and quiet at night as it’s away from the bar areas.

The compromise is the location and the lack of facilities. You will have to walk a bit staying here but its not too far from any of the main places. I stayed a couple of nights extra at Amici Miei as I particularly liked the spacious room and the quietness of the hotel, plus the WIFI was solid. I paid 1000 baht a night in March 2016 which is the mid season and thought it was good value.

Tip: Book direct through this agoda link to get the best prices (I was quoted just 451 baht a night in September 2016 which is fantastic value for what you get. For January 2017 rooms start at around 1744 baht)

Room rates increase for October and November for the mid season, then again from December onwards for the high season.

 

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My room at Amici Miei. I had a nice large room with a balcony and was fine with the 10 minute stroll to Bangla Road.

 

Adonis Guest house   Video of my stay here

A 2-star, guest friendly place with 16 rooms.

Room rates start from around $15.50 low season / $37 high season.

Spacious, clean rooms with free super fast WIFI. The whole place is a little tired but for this price point you can’t complain. They have a garden terrace. 5 mins walk to Bangla Road and 10 mins at most to the beach. The cul-de-sac location means it is quiet at night. They have a security barrier for vehicles to pass through to the road which is good for safety if you are parking a motorbike outside.

Overall: A great place to stay for the location and price. Rooms sizes are larger than average for the area. Nice, friendly accommodating staff. The only negatives I can think of is there’s no swimming pool or fitness centre, and the ‘guest house’ feel to the place might not be to everyone’s taste. I paid 1000 baht a night in March 2016 and would rate it as good value.

Tip: Book direct through this agoda link for the best insider deals (I was quoted 542 baht a night in September 2016 which is amazing value for what you get, and 1283 baht in the high season).

Room rates increase here for the mid season in November, and then again in December for the high season.

 

 

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The Tiger Complex on Bangla Road, only 5 minutes walk from Adonis Guest House. All these hotels are within walking distance of Bangla Road.

 

Ocean and Ole Patong Hotel

A 3-star, guest friendly hotel with 25 rooms.

Room rates start from around $16 low season / $44 high season.

A very popular cheap boutique hotel in a great location. Free WIFI in the rooms, and a small swimming pool on the roof.

Overall: Clean budget hotel with friendly and helpful staff. Many guests either extend their stay here or return on following trips due to excellent value for money.

Tip: Book direct through this agoda link for the best insider deals (I was quoted 567 baht for a night in September 2016 and that is great value. It was 1536 baht a night in the high season).

Room rates increase in November for the high season, this hotel gets fully booked up often so reserve a room far in advance if possible.

 

ACCA Patong Hotel

A 3-star, guest friendly hotel with 36 rooms.

Room rates start from around $20.50 low season / $62 high season.

A good, clean budget hotel that is in a good location close to the beach, Bangla Road and the big shopping mall. small but well appointed clean rooms, with very fast in room free WIFI. Many street food carts are close by, as well as small restaurants and convenience stores.

Overall: ACCA is a very clean Boutique Hotel in a central location that is hard to beat. Many return visitors book again here due to the very clean rooms that still carry budget prices. The service is very good here.

Tip: Book direct through this agoda link  for the best insider deals (I was quoted 712 baht a night in September 2016 which is good value for the location, a room was 2160 baht in the high season). ACCA is a very popular hotel and often gets fully booked up so reserve a room far in advance if possible.

Room rates increase for the mid season in October, and then again for the high season in December.

 

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The white sands of Patong Beach. If your chosen hotel doesn’t have a swimming pool then no worries as the clear waters are within walking distance.

 

Elegancy Sansabai Hotel

A 3-star, guest friendly hotel with 76 rooms.

Room rates start from around $25 low season / $43 high season.

A new hotel as of 2016 with clean, 20 sq m well appointed rooms. There is a great pool on the roof with sun deck. The central location is fantastic here with just a 2 minute walk to Bangla Road, and there is even a 7-Eleven directly opposite.

Tip: The cheapest rooms are windowless, it is only slightly more expensive to book a window room (worth it in my opinion).

Book direct through this agoda link for the best prices (I was quoted 891 baht a night in the low season and 1527 baht in the high season).

Room rates are very reasonable here for the high season, not increasing as much as neighbouring hotels. (don’t confuse this hotel with Elegancy Bangla as they are 2 completely different hotels)

 

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The Tiger Complex of beer bars and dancing ladies is only 5 minutes walk away from most of these hotels.

 

Seacono Boutique Hotel

A 3-star, guest friendly hotel with 32 rooms.

Room rates from around $29 low season / $62 high season.

A nice, solid boutique hotel with uniquely designed rooms with vibrant colours. Nice rooftop pool and lounge bar. The 24 sq m Superior rooms are clean and well appointed. Excellent location in the middle of Soi Sansabai, Bangla Road is only a 2-3 minute stroll away, as is the main shopping mall and the beach is a mere 7-8 minute walk.

Overall: This hotel receives many repeat customers and very good reviews for a reason. It’s a great choice all round for a Patong Hotel.

Tip: Book direct through this agoda link for the best prices (I was quoted 1043 baht a night in the low season and 2202 baht a night in the high season).

 

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My room at the Yorkshire Hotel, clean and functional. This is a popular hotel so reserve a room far in advance if possible.

 

The Yorkshire Hotel    Video of my stay here

A 3-star, guest friendly hotel with 61 rooms.

Room rates start from around $29 low season / $61 high season.

A hotel with clean, functional rooms very close to Bangla Road. The fitness centre here is second to none (if you are into gyms then you can’t do better than this), it has a nice swimming pool and bar lounge area plus a sauna. Free WIFI in the room and room service is available 8:30am-10:30pm. A nice restaurant / bar with decent food and they show all major sporting events. The service is very prompt and efficient here.

Overall: The Yorkshire Hotel rooms are much sought after by many repeat guests and it gets fully booked out often (especially in the high season) so reserve a room as far in advance as possible.

The location is the best, the gym is the best, it has a pool and bar / restaurant, free WIFI in the rooms, its clean too and there are so many positives for this place. The only downside I can think of is some of the rooms are on the small side, like the one I booked in the video. But its not a deal breaker as you get amazing facilities, close to the action for an affordable price. I paid 1400 baht for one night when I stayed in March 2016 and loved the facilities and location of this hotel.

Tip: For the best rates book direct through this agoda link (I was quoted 1000 baht a night in the low season, and 2116 baht in the high season). If you can afford it, just book a larger more expensive room with a window here and you can’t go wrong.

Room rates increase here at the start of November for the high season.

 

 

Also consider:

Orchid Resortel – A 3-star, guest friendly hotel with 48 rooms. Clean rooms, good location. Room rates start around $21 (727 baht via this agoda link)

Tip: Orchid Resortel is good value to book over November / December / January because the room rates don’t increase as steeply as other nearby hotels. $30 (1054 baht) was available to reserve a rom in January 2017.

 

Summer Breeze Hotel – A 3-star, guest friendly hotel with 21 rooms. Great location, clean rooms, nice restaurant downstairs and glowing reviews all round. The lack of a lift and swimming pool count against it in my eyes, but it’s still a solid choice all round.

Tip: Book your room through this agoda link for the best prices (rooms start at $24 in the low season and $48 in the high season).

Additionally, have a beer with the nice American owner Mark, he’s a great guy 🙂

 

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My Superior room at the Gig hotel, 36 sq m.

 

Gig Hotel (NOT GUEST FRIENDLY NOW – my former number 1 choice)

IMPORTANT NOTE: as of early November 2016 the Gig hotel changed their guest friendly policy and now charge a 1000 baht girl joiner fee. Now I only recommend staying here if you are checking in with a girlfriend.

4-star, non guest friendly hotel with 125 rooms.

Room rates from around $34 low season / $120 high season (massive variation!)

Newly opened in February 2016. Gig hotel has good facilities, clean spacious rooms, and an amazing rooftop swimming pool and lounge bar.

Overall: I’ve now stayed here, and was my new favourite hotel in Patong. The swimming pool was great, I thought I was dreaming when I was swimming around at sunset.

Great central location close to Bangla road, the beach and the big shopping mall. Spacious clean rooms and good modern facilities, including a brand new fitness centre and rooftop pool. The service is average here as it is a newish hotel, also the WIFI wasn’t the fastest but it still works.

Pricing: Rooms here are normally around 3128 baht ($90) per night if you book close to the date you are staying (October 2016). However, if you book ahead by at least a couple of weeks you can get rooms for just 2106 baht in for November and early December 2016 which is excellent value for money!

Tip: Book direct through this agoda link for the best insider deals. This hotel is becoming very popular so reserve a room as far in advance as possible.

 

 

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Gig hotel rooftop pool at sunset. Hang around here and all your problems will drift away…

 

BYD Lofts Boutique Hotel & Serviced Apartment – 4-star serviced apartments. If you have the money to burn and like staying in serviced apartments then look no further than this place. 5 star reviews everywhere, the smallest apartment is massive at 65 sq m and the service here is second to none.

Prices are obviously high to match and apartments were $135 in the low season and $222 in the high season (I was quoted 4737 baht / 7796 baht for in the low / high season).

Tip: Book your room through this agoda link for the best prices.

 

 

Thank you for reading this article. I would appreciate your comments or feedback and I plan to revise and improve this list to keep it as up to date as possible.

 

If you are planning to stay in Pattaya or Bangkok then make sure you don’t book without reading these posts first:

Pattaya’s best hotels – $20-40 a night

Where to stay near Nana Plaza

Where to stay near Soi Cowboy

Where to stay on Soi 11 – Nightclub street

Cheap Bangkok hotels under $30

 

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(Prices in $ Dollars were taken in August 2016. If you book a hotel close to the date you stay then the prices might be higher)

Comments 18

  1. Murtaza Lakhani

    Hey bro i m trvelling with my wife and 6 month baby need a hotel near bangla as i have travel before but need a hotel which is suitable with family as previously where i stayed was not suitable with family…..and stayin in phuket for 8 days and than travelling to koh tao n phanghan budget to 30-50 $ per night(patong near bangla) thanx in advance

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      Bangkok 112

      Hey Murtaza. You don’t say when you are travelling so its hard to give you an accurate priced Patong hotel.
      Sleep with Me Hotel Design Hotel is a family friendly hotel close to Bangla Road. They have a guest charge of 1000 baht so it keeps out solo male travellers. Rooms are around $45 in the low season rising in the high season.
      AIM Hotel is cheaper and good value. Centrally located and 5 minutes walk to Bangla Road, and close to the main shopping mall. They have a guest charge of 500 baht to bring back a lady so this keeps solo male travellers away.
      I wouldn’t recommend staying too close to Bangla Road as it could be noisy in the evenings which would affect your baby’s sleep. I recently stayed at a hotel near Tai Pan nightclub and they played thumping music until 4am!
      Hope this helps and enjoy your travels! 🙂

  2. Murtaza Lakhani

    Thanx man for helping me out ya ur videos were so helping for me when i travel alone but now its family trip 😃tc buddy

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      Bangkok 112

      Thanks Joe. I’ve now done Bangkok, Pattaya and Patong which are the ‘big 3’ in my eyes and the most visited. Hopefully these guides will help people when choosing a hotel as even if you don’t choose one listed you can see what you get for your money. Remember to use the links provided for booking rooms at no extra cost for win / win as it helps out with the running of the YouTube channel and this website.

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      Bangkok 112

      Thanks for your message. Unfortunately as of early Nov 2016 the Gig hotel charges a 1000 baht joiner fee to bring back a lady even if you stay alone. They have changed their policy either by greed or to be more family friendly so I won’t recommend the Gig hotel anymore. I’ve updated this website and the YouTube review video I did. A big shame but that’s life. There are plenty of other good hotels nearby who don’t charge joiner fees.

  3. Rizk

    Hello bro, i’m gonna be in patong in early december, are you sure that “elegancy sansabi hotel” does not have a guest charge if u take a lady to your room?? And is it a good hotel??
    Thanks in advance, cheers

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      Bangkok 112

      Hey Rizk, Elegancy Sansabai hotel is a great new hotel in Patong with a pool on the roof. I personally phoned the hotel and they confirmed there was no charge to take a lady to your room if you stay alone. It’s a great choice of hotel and competitively priced in the high season. Thanks for your comment and enjoy your travels 🙂

  4. mike

    Hi, i really appreciate your wonderful work, i went two times to phuket and for those two time i went to the same hotel, Ramaburin, but i feel boring to keep using the same hotel always, im planning to travel again after two week to phuket again, i need so clean hotel and allowing me to bring guest for free and close to pangla road also has nice view and not expensive, which hotels you recommend for me? thank again

  5. hugo

    hi bangkok i have a question i am staying between the 10.02 and the 20.02 in the baramee hip hotel in patong beach, do you have any heads up about the hotel itself?
    warnings or anything.
    thanks in advance

  6. Ted

    Hey it’s been 5 years since I went to patong
    How come you don’t review white patong hotel? And white patong 2?
    I stayed in this hotel for 3 months (degenerate) it’s cheap clean and it was guest friendly then, does anyone know if if is still guest friendly?
    I’m going again in a few weeks and could do with Finding out

  7. ray

    I will be traveling Paton March 15 thru March 20th with my family and three kids. I would like to find a affordable hotel or apartment on the beach. Any suggestion would be appreciated

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      1. ray

        My maximum budget is $80 a night for 7. I don’t necessarily need to be near the beach but few minutes walk would be ok too. I will have young kinds with me. I don’t want to walk too far to go to the beach.

  8. mounakis

    coming to patong soon… first time staying at the mirage express. do you know if they charge a “joiner fee”? btw ive stayed at the elagancy sansabai and have to agree, its an great hotel! very clean, friendly, and in a great location!
    enjoy your videos… keep em coming!

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