I stayed at the Pineapple for over a week in January 2011; two nights in a private room, the rest in the dorm. I loved it, extended my stay after my initial booking, and would come back any time. The Pineapple is comfortable and welcoming with almost a family atmosphere, which was a real bonus for a solo traveller: I found it easy to meet people there. It's that friendliness that is the guesthouse's main asset.
The place is also clean and safe. It's very well located, convenient to Karon beach, shops, eateries and bars. You can walk to Kata and to Karon night markets.
Note that it is not a 5 star resort. Nor is it as expensive as a resort.
Another TA reviewer stated the Pineapple is "located in a very seedy, tacky area" — in my opinion that's untrue. There's a small bar at the end of the street that sometimes gets noisy at night, but it didn't bother me in the slightest and it's easily avoided. Apart from that the Pineapple shares its street with other accommodation places, a good restaurant (Mama Noi), and a travel shop & commercial tailor that I barely noticed. The "seedy" bars are in a different part of town, and in Karon they're not even very seedy.
You know how, when someone goes off travelling, you hope they'll be okay? The Pineapple is the sort of place you hope they'll find.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Pineapple Guesthouse caters to visitors from all over the world. Just four minutes walk from Karon Beach, Pineapple offers a variety of accommodation from superior king bedded rooms with balconies, cheaper king, twin and triple rooms at the back of the guesthouse, one fan room and a ten-bed mixed dorm. Rooms all have air-conditioning (except the one fan room, which is also not en suite), cable TV, large fridge, safe and hot shower. There's free wifi throughout plus a computer available for guests.We can arrange airport pickups, assist with tours and onward travel.We try to offer the best value for money. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pineapple Guesthouse Hotel Karon
- Pineapple Guesthouse Phuket/Karon