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Laughing Gecko

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Nopparathara Beach, Ao Nang, Krabi Town, Thailand
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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I spent six days at Laughing Gecko and absolutely loved it. Nui, the owner, is a great guy, helpful for arranging tours and trips and also really great to hang out with (good pool player too). The common area of the bungalows is a great spot to hang out and meet interesting people, and the grounds are very pretty. It's... More 

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Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

When we arrived in krabi it was very busy and I didn't really like it at first then we found the laughing gecko. We stayed here for 4 nights. Nui is the nicest most friendliest person I have ever met, and he made made our stay most amazing with his hospatalty. I'm looking forward to visiting him again very soon.

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our stay with my girlfriend Diana was for 2 weeks. We fall in love with this place, its very nice 2minutes by walk to Nopharata beach and also main road where you can find restaurants, market and whatever you want. Its not suitable for people who don't like nature. On the bungalow you can sometime find some frog, cockroach or... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had such a lovely stay at Laughing Gecko, the bungalows have what you need and Nui the owner is really nice. He is super friendly and offers advice for tours, local area, transportation and much more. All the fellow travellers were great to talk to, with such a relaxed atmosphere. Definitely come back here if we come to Krabi... More 

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Karon, Thailand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The laughing gecko offers a relaxed and smooth atmosphere in combination with a great community feeling. Especially the latter makes this place unique. You are always welcome to have philosophic discussions with its owner Nui and other guests. In order for you guys to get an understanding of this place, I would like to quote Nui himself:"If we want to... More 

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Thank Andre M
Izmir Province, Turkey
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all, owner, Nui, is a remarkable guy! You should visit this place only just to talk with him at least once in your life :) Bungalows were nice, hammock was comfy, food was delicious, location is perfect, just 2 mins walk to the beach and the best massage saloon i've ever seen. Really no need to think twice,... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great backpacker place especially is you would like to meet other people and hear/share different experiences of fellow travelers or just enjoy a laid-back atmosphere and relax. Nui, the owner, is extremely friendly and helpful. He organizes dinners with all the guests and can arrange for you and sort of amenities from islands hopping to kayaking (I... More 

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Thank FABIETTO75
Shanghai Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

This little bamboo-hut resort is absolutely lovely and ideal if you appreciate a sharing community spirit, relaxed and laid-back environment! The beautiful and quiet beach is just 1min away and a lot of other activities (island-hopping, kayaking, climbing, jungle-trekking etc) can be arranged during your stay there! I loved it a lot and would absolutely come back as soon as... More 

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Sturry, England, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Very relaxing stay in typical bamboo bungalows, good cheap basic accommodation in private bamboo huts with bathroom facilities (shower and toilet) or shared accommodation in a bamboo dorm hut with shared bathroom facilities. Nui the owner is a very friendly community minded person who encourages communal dinner nights for his guests of homemade Thai food for a very good price.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015 via mobile

If you want to have a real magic experience you should stay at Laughing Gecko in Ao Nang. The bungalows are basic but safe and the owner Nui is the most lovely and helpful man you could ever meet in all your travels (besides being an excellent pool player and teacher!). 100% recommended!

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