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Nopparathara Beach, Ao Nang, Krabi Town, Thailand
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Laughing Gecko
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Phetchabun, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Laughing gecko was just an overall positive experience. The bamboo bungalows create a true "thai" experience. The owner, Nui, did everything he could to make our group of 15 twenty-somethings comfortable during our stay. We were a group of American English teachers living in Thailand and chose to stay at laughing gecko for part of our Christmas vacation. Nui made... More 

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Kendenup, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We (married couple with 2 teenage daughters) stayed here at the start of our Thailand trip and enjoyed our stay so much we decided to spend the last night here as well. Nui is very caring and will do whatever he can to make people feel comfortable and relaxed. Basic accommodation but the place had a very laid back, relaxing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very relaxed and very friendly, only 2 minutes walk from the beach, great common area too hang out, and the highlight of the evening os the shared, buffet style dinner. Bungalows are nothing special, it's the atmosphere that makes you enjoy the place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Where do I start, I was a bit wary at first, sleeping in a Bamboo hut being a solo travel, but there was no need, Very safe, Nui what a gem, making sure Everyone staying was enjoying the experience, nothing was too much for him, communal evening meal, which were delicious, very laid back atmosphere,Nui playing his guitar, encouraging everyone... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A gem of a place only 2 minutes walk to a beautiful beach. The bungalows have a relaxed communal atmosphere and everyone got together for a meal most evenings. Nui made us feel extremely welcome and can play guitar brilliantly! Definitely stay here if you're looking for a chilled out stay in budget beach bungalows in Krabi.

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The main thing about this cosy place is the superb communal atmosphere created by the community dinners, where you can talk with your fellow travelers and listen to the owner Nui playing his acoustic guitar. Nui is a great guy who goes a long way to ensure a great yet laid-back stay. Nothing bad to say about the bungalows, the... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I loved it! The bamboo bungalow was cosy and we had everything we needed (thai toilet, shower, fan, big bed, bug's net over the bed...), 5 minutes walking to the beach, but far enough from the main street, so the music from the bars is not disturbing. Get together dinners are organized and they cook homemade delicious thai food! (I'm... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We loved it! Simple Thai style bungalows with a hammock equipped porch, good price and not far from the beach/food/bars. Nui speaks very good english, has excellent sense of humor and is an amazing host. If we ever revisit Krabi, we will definitely stay there. What a relaxing place!

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We had a fantastic stay at Laughing gecko. The bamboo huts are simple and functionnal, situated 300 meters from the main street, and overall good value for money. It is not a beach hut paradise but the hospitality provided by the host Nui's was the best we had in Thailand. The relaxed and trusting system at the guesthouse was a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We hadn't booked accommodation in Ao Nang before arriving (peak season; dumb idea) and we, understandably, spent a whole evening being told "fully booked" by an array of different hostels and hotels. Luckily we eventually landed ourselves on the Laughing Gecko's doorstep! Nui was a wonderful host and helped us organise our adventures around Ao Nang. The bungalow was simple... More 

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Address: Nopparathara Beach, Ao Nang, Krabi Town, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Krabi Province > Krabi Town > Ao Nang
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 18
Also Known As:
Laughing Gecko Krabi/Ao Nang

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