Cheap hotels in Kata Beach Phuket
We Love Phuket - by Jamie. Bits and Pieces of Phuket.
Little gems that don't quite fit on Jamie's Phuket :)
Try for low budget places to stay
Phuket Town is often said to be the cheapest place to stay, rather than any of the beaches. The town is quite nice actually, and there are also some nicer places to stay, but it has always been where you are likely to find the odd backpacker passing through. Back in 1999, I arrived in Phuket and the first few nights I stayed at a hotel called "Thai Inter", also a night at the well known On On Hotel, which was used during the filming of "The Beach". After a few nights I realised I could stay in Patong for 300 Baht a night and save all the bus or tuk tuk rides. The buses only run until about 5 - 6pm - after that you are at the mercy of the taxi drivers who'll charge you more than you pay for your room to take you back there.
Phuket Town is good for exploring and using as a base especially if there's something going on like the Phuket Vegetarian Festival.
• Old Phuket Town
• Vegetarian Festival
Cheap places to stay in Phuket Town
One day if I have time, I must take a walk and check out all the guesthouses in the old town area.
On The Beaches of Phuket...
It's not all expensive, you know. Patong has quite a lot of guesthouses - you can find some in the Agoda link on this page. But since I am not a fan of Patong, let's ignore those - Kata and Karon Beaches are slightly more laid back and have a good choice of lower budget places to stay. I have featured the Pineapple Guesthouse on my blog already (Karon Beach). You can book Pineapple Guesthouse online here. The Fantasy Hill Bungalows in the center of Kata are often praised, and the Doolay Hostel on Karon beach road is another good lower budget option.