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“Relax.” 5 of 5 stars
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237 M.3 Saladan | Long Beach, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #12 of 91 Ko Lanta B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Leicester, United Kingdom
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“Relax.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2011

This was my second stay at Chill Out. The owner,Neng, picked us up at the pier. First stop was the market to buy lunch - delicious grilled fish for a couple of pounds. On to Chill Out to show my companion our bamboo hut. The place has developed since I was here last. The penthouse is almost finished, adding 4 more rooms to capacity . Like me my companion loved the simplicity of the place. Neng and Nikki were wonderful hosts, as ever, despite coping with a new baby and a visit from relatives whilst we were there.

The weather was miserable but Neng organised trips to Kayaking and Thai boxing at much less than the advertised price. The massage at Funky Fish, 2 minutes walk away on the beach, was unbelievably wonderful for about 5 pounds. Loads of restraunts on the beach or - more cheaply - on the main road, 5 minutes walk away

So Chill Out is a marvellous place to stay, eat and/or drink. I can guarantee you'll have fun at rock bottom prices as long as you " get" the concept.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Thessaloniki, Greece
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2011

Even ur soul chills out here... I was travelling for 40 hours nonstop when I reached Chill out house on Xmas day. It was like Santa had a crush on me :) It was just too good to be true!! In the first few minutes I was invited to their xmas lunch and it was as if they knew me for ages.
Having an amazing time there is effortless. There’s just something about this place… chemistry, aura, energy, everything is hippy cool in the most authentic way. Endless nights of playing card games, enjoying mini acoustic concerts joining in with instruments u never knew existed.. :) and just hanging out.
U don’t need to know anyone, it’s a matter of hours before ur part of the gang there. Nikki is really sweet and friendly, Neng is hilariously crazy and Alessio somehow makes everyone gel!!
Oh and the food… homemade, delicious, local delights tailored made to your tongue palette. Just yummy!
Obviously there’s a downside to the little heaven, it’s highly addictive!!! If you had plans to move on soon… just don’t bother with them. I travelled for a year and this was the only place I stayed as long, leaving it felt like saying goodbye to a summer romance!!
Just go!!!

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2011

If you want somewhere to stay in lanta for a couple of days then don't go to the chill out house. If you're happy to keep pushing your onward journey back and have an incredible time with some amazing people then book your room now!

As others have said the rooms are basic with just a bed, fan and mossie net (bathroom optional) but they're still nice and when you have a communal area like this and a beach about 30 seconds away why would you want any more?
The owner and staff are friendly, funny and extremely helpful and will give you advice on anything from where to go during the day, how to get there and away or just what bar has the best party on that night.

Not sure if I was just lucky with the timing and had an amazing group but I get the feeling it's just the atmosphere of the place that makes everyone so friendly and 'chilled out' but odds are that if you go there you'll make friends for life sitting around drinking and just chatting about life or eating one of the amazing burgers.

Location is great too with a little shop 10 metres away, cheap local food a few hundred metres away and the beach pretty much on your door step.

Only down side to the whole place was the chill out house official [--] rules that are forced upon you.
Seriously though, if you go to lanta and aren't planning on staying in a luxurious resort bungalow then you're missing out if you don't stay here.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nantes, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2011

You never can find a nicest place to stay in Koh Lanta, it's cheap, nice, friendly, welcoming, good fresh coffee, close to the beach and cheap thai restaurant on the main road, owner is amazing, they arrange everything for you, you're like at home, if you come to stay there you'll stay for longer that you planed before...
Perfect place to meet people, so wonderfull, i'll never forget...
Vive Chill Out House!!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2010

I booked this place on the basis of a magazine ad from Ao Nang. A prompt email reply from Nikki quoted me fantastic rates for a bungalow. Neng and Alessio met me at the pier in their wonderful tuk-tuk and smoothly transported me to one of the most fantastic places it's been my privilege to stay. It's great here.

The rooms are very simple - think bed and mosquito net. There's a shared bathroom unless you stay in one of the bungalows with ensuite. ( Who needs a roof on a bathroom anyway) so it's the very antithesis of the luxurious and expensive tourist hotels. The beach is the same though and I'd defy any place to be as welcoming and helpful.

There's a constant stream of like minded people through the door to use the bar facilities so there's always conversation and laughs. The decor is exceptional.

Downsides? Not so good for children or if you don't like dogs.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ko Samui, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2010

I've stayed about four nights in Chill Out House on Koh Lanta. This was the first time in Thailand, where I could just lean back and enjoy! The Stuff is friendly, trustful and helps you out with anything you need. The place itself is already worth a visit, so at least pay them a visit and have a beer or two there. (made of driftwood and bamboo and espeacially nive at night because of a lot of lamps and very tasteful music).
Cheers, Julia

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Shrewsbury
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2010

One of the most characterful bars on the island, entirely handcrafted from beach materials. Nikki and Neng were fantastic hosts offering cheap beers and rooms that bring back childhood dreams of sleeping in cozy tree houses.

Would definitely recommend you stop by !

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 237 M.3 Saladan | Long Beach, Ko Lanta 81150, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Krabi Province > Ko Lanta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 91 B&Bs / Inns in Ko Lanta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Chill Out House is built like a driftwood treehouse, creating a rustic but clean and cozy environment. Decorated beautifully with nature, this backpackers' paradise is 80 metres strolling distance from the stunning Long Beach on Koh Lanta. Surrounded by lush nature, great restaurants, massage, and other bungalows, it's the perfect place to unwind, meet new friends and have a great time on a budget. Come join our little treehouse community in your home away from home! At Chill Out House we have five basic treehouse style bedrooms from 200baht per night, two bamboo huts at 300baht, 2 small dormitories at 140baht per bed. Alot of our guests favorite feature, is our big common area and it's social evening atmophere it creates. We have 'family dinners' and a cosy little bar with plenty of games, musical instruments, book swap, movie nights, and free WiFi. So, even if you don’t stay, stop in to enjoy a beer with us and say hello! ... more   less 

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