Before my trip to Pai, I read many good reviews about Indiana cottages, and also read the terrible ones. And as much as the terrible reviews sound ludicrous, they all make sense after my brief stay at Indiana cottages.
I arrived at Indiana cottages and it seemed very pleasant. The owner Sarah, was friendly and helpful in providing me with a nice clean room. I was the only person staying at Indiana that night. Sarah prepared dinner and it was delicious. She was also kind enough to share a few beers.
It was my first night in Pai and I had planned to go out in town. Sarah requested that I join her in going out to show me some bars. Since I was unfamiliar with the town of Pai and I was traveling alone, I agreed to go.
As the night progressed meeting new friends at different places, things took a turn for the worst. The owner Sarah became belligerently drunk and tried to fight a man I had just met. Then demanded to know where he was staying, threatening him and myself with false absurd accusations. At that point, I was very afraid to stay at Indiana cottages after being threatened, sexually harassed and put into a very uncomfortable situation by the owner, Sarah.
Luckily I was able to get out of my room that night.
I am traumatized by Sarah and his actions that night. I will always remember Pai as the night I almost stayed at Indiana cottages.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Unlike other hostels or resorts in Pai, Indiana Cottage is one of the place that trying to make you feel like " Home". We looking forward to host all our guests with our 100% service mind and you will feel like this is your 2nd home. Why? because you can be yourself at home and we will treating you like our families. In this quiet relaxing town you will found our place as a place you can just chill around. Our amazing vintage reception area where you can have free Coffee, Tea, Wi-fi all day or even meet other traveler , hippies or non-hippies which may become your new friend or even the love of your life. Movies and Poker game also happen time to time not mention after our FREE dinner everyday people will just gather around and drink. Get drunk... then go out.. ( no shouting or playing " i think i can sing" after midnight). We don't have a swimming pool but we located right by the river.. so feel free to act like a mermaid or merman and dive in. We don't have free breakfast as who will wake up that early anyway. We don't have pick up or drop off transfer as we are only 3 minutes walk from the bus station (walking make you thin). We don't have aircon room as it wouldn't make any sense putting it in bamboo building. We don't have bed bugs so please don't be disappoint. We do have free drinking water and Coffee,Tea and free dinner where you can learn how to cook Thai food by helping out at the kitchen or you can even use a kitchen whenever you want ( well.. not after midnight ). We do have interesting people or even weird people for you to socialize with at the lobby so don't just lock yourself up in the room. We also provide free 24 hours hangover so feel free to drink alcohol as much as you want as long as it's in your budget. We have free macrame lesson if you interest to learn. We do have private shower room in every bungalow and even more by the lobby area in case you need more than 1 shower room. ... more less