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.
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 of 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
Expat Hotel from $20 low season / $49 high season
ACCA Patong Hotel from $22.50 low season / $62 high season
Summer Breeze Hotel from $27 low season / $48 high season
Orchid Resortel from $27 low season / $48 high season
Seacono Boutique Hotel from $29 low season / $62 high season
The Yorkshire Hotel from $40 low season / $60 high season
Hemingways Silk Hotel from $50 low season / $65 high season
The Gig Hotel from $40 low season / $60 high season *not guest friendly from Dec-Apr*
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.
Tip: Book direct through this agoda link to get the best prices. For June 2019 I was quoted 427 baht ($13) a night which is good value for the time of year.
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.
Tip: Book direct through this agoda link for the best insider deals (I was quoted 487 baht ($15) for a night in June 2019 which is excellent value).
A 3-star, guest friendly hotel with 21 rooms.
Room rates start from around $19.50 low season / $48 high season.
Amazing location, clean rooms, nice restaurant downstairs and glowing reviews online. The lack of a lift and swimming pool count against it a bit, but it’s still a solid choice all round and perfect for the Bangla Road bars.
Overall: I stayed here and thought it was ok. It definitely has a ‘guesthouse feel’ to the place so if you’re into clean modern hotels then definitely don’t stay here. Seasoned travellers would be right at home here though. The service was really good with plenty of helpful lady staff. The 60 baht Tiger draught beers at the bar downstairs were great, and the bar was a good place to meet fellow travellers.
Tip: Book your room through this agoda link for the best prices. I was quoted 625 ($19.50) baht for a room in June 2019 which is competitive value for the area.
Additionally, have a beer with the nice American owner Mark, he’s a great guy 🙂
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. When I stayed here I got a last minute rate of just over 800 baht a night, so it’s a great place to grab a deal at short notice.
Tip: Book direct through this agoda link for the best insider deals (I was quoted 507 baht a night in June 2019).
This hotel gets fully booked up often so reserve a room far in advance if possible.
A 3-star, guest friendly hotel with 47 rooms [video review here]
Room rates start from around $20 low season / $49 high season
Expat hotel is in an excellent central location just 2 mins walk from Bangla Road. It has a great swimming pool & excellent onsite facilities such as the massage parlour, restaurant and bar. Rooms here have a slightly dated feel and are better suited for seasoned budget travellers.
Overall: I wasn’t expecting much when I booked in the Expat hotel, but it exceeded my expectations by a long way. The pool area is simply great and if you get perfect weather it feels like you’re in a dream.
The slightly dated rooms are not for everyone, and this hotel seems to attract groups of males so it could get noisy at night if you are unlucky.
Tips: This hotel changes prices based on occupancy rates so it’s best to book within a month of your stay. Therefore, it’s a great option for last minute bookings.
Book direct through this agoda link for the cheapest rates. A Deluxe room was available for 629 baht ($20) in May 2019.
A 3-star, guest friendly hotel with 36 rooms.
Room rates start from around $15 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 but be aware the restaurant and bars below could be too noisy for some people.
Tip: Book direct through this agoda link for the best insider deals – I was quoted 475 baht a night in June 2019 which is good value for the location.
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.
A 3-star, guest friendly hotel with 48 rooms.
Room rates from around $24 low season / $47 high season.
Clean rooms, amazing location and good value hotel all round.
This hotel is not as noisy as some of the others on Soi Sansabai which is a big plus. Small rooftop swimming pool, sun deck and sauna. Nice restaurant at the front with excellent Thai food. The only negatives are the lack of a gym, and the rooftop pool is quite small.
Overall: Online reviews are very favourable, with titles such as ‘a gem, fab hotel and WOW, book this place!’ You simply can’t go wrong with the location and price booking here.
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.
756 baht ($24) was the price for a room via this agoda link when I checked in June 2019.
The Tiger Complex of beer bars and dancing ladies is only 5 minutes walk away from most of these hotels.
A 3-star, guest friendly hotel with 32 rooms.
Room rates from around $18.50 low season / $62 high season.
A nice, solid boutique hotel with uniquely designed rooms with vibrant colours. Small 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 budget choice all round for a Patong Hotel.
I stayed here in November 2017, and even though the hotel was a bit tired in places it was my favourite hotel of the trip. The desktop computer in the room was first rate and had internet speeds of 40 mb/s which was amazing. It was so nice to watch YouTube on a big HD TV with volume control. Definitely pay the extra for a ‘grand superior’ option, as the rooms are bigger and have views out on Soi Sansabai.
Seacono is not the quietest of hotels at night. So if you are a really light sleeper, or fond of early nights tucked up in bed then I wouldn’t consider booking this place.
Tip: Book direct through this agoda link for the best prices (I was quoted 587 baht a night in the low season for June 2019 which represents good value for the time of year).
My room at the Yorkshire Hotel, clean and functional. This is a popular hotel so reserve a room far in advance if possible.
A 3-star, guest friendly hotel with 61 rooms.
Room rates start from around $38 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 1200 baht ($38) a night in the low season.
If you can afford it, just book a larger more expensive room with a window here and forget about everywhere else.
Tip 2: Even if you don’t stay at the Yorkshire Hotel, but want to use the amazing gym and pool area. The charge is 295 baht for a day pass.
Hemmingways Silk Hotel (NB: strictly no ladyboys allowed late at night when I visited in Nov 2017)
A 3-star, guest friendly hotel with 71 rooms.
Room rates start from $50 low season / $65 high season
A solid choice for a hotel in Patong. Rooms are clean and functional, very large balconies for the Deluxe rooms. The rooftop bar was ok, with a medium size swimming pool and sun deck area. The Jazz restaurant is very highly regarded and all the food I ordered was excellent. Bangla Road is around a 10 minute walk down Soi Sansabai and the beach is around 15 minutes so there is no reliance on the local transport.
Overall: Hemmingways Silk hotel is a place that ticks so many boxes, and has much higher review scores than similar priced hotels in the area. When I asked 3 guests what they though of it and the answers were all very positive, one said he ‘loved it,’ another said it was ‘absolutely mint.’
I stayed here and thought it was a good place, it was really quiet at night which was great. The service here was really good, especially Linda at the reception who was very helpful (such a pretty smile).
The only negatives were that there’s no gym, and maybe the size of the room was lacking a bit considering the balcony was massive. But they are not deal breakers and I’d be happy to stay here again. I particularly liked the restaurant food downstairs, and it was really convenient to order the high quality room service food.
Tip: For the best rates book direct through this agoda link 873 baht ($27) was the price for a room in June 2019 when I checked.
My Superior room at the Gig hotel, 36 sq m.
My number 1 choice out of the high season.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The Gig hotel is a strange place in that they charge a lady joiner fee in the high season. It’s 1000 baht to pay at reception from December to March/Apr. Only stay here if you are checking in with a girlfriend on those months. From May – November there is no charge to bring back a lady.
4-star, variable guest friendly hotel with 125 rooms.
Room rates from around $36 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: Definitely book as much in advance here for the best rates. I was quoted 1142 baht ($36) a night in June 2019 through agoda which is amazing value for the location and facilities you get.
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.
Gig hotel rooftop pool at sunset. Hang around here and all your problems will drift away…
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 ($110+) to match and book direct on their website for the cheapest rates.
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(Prices in $ Dollars were taken in June 2019. If you book a hotel close to the date you stay then the prices might be higher)
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