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“Good budget, pleasant guesthouse!”
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Jinta Andaman
Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Good budget, pleasant guesthouse!”
Reviewed August 25, 2012

Our taxi driver found it very difficult to find the hostel from the airport so make sure you print out the instructions and maps if possible (we had both and still had a struggle) but we arrived late, apx 1am, local time and yet there was a man to greet us and carry our luggage to our room, the room was a good size, 1 double bed and a single bed, balcony, fresh fruit basket and a nice sized bathroom!
Our stay was lovely, clean and basic but just what we needed!
The staff are great, its mainly the owner and one guy but they helped us plan excursions, booked them for us and even gave themselves us for a cheap taxi service when needed!
I would 100% stay at the Jinta Andaman again!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 23, 2012

Stayed her for three nights in late july this year. Really impressed with the rooms - air con, tv, fridge, safe and really clean too!

The owner is a lovely guy and can't do enough for you! Staff will help book any tours you want to do, so its easy to get out and see the place.

Guests can use the two computers in reception to go on the internet - which is completely free! (Unusual for most guesthouses/hostels!) Also free wifi.

Close to a beautiful beach and many restaurants/bars. Also easy to hop in a tuk tuk and head down to Patong for a more wild night out!

Would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Darwin, Australia
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Reviewed May 26, 2012

We had booked a female dorm for 2 people, when we arrived we struggled to find the reception as there seemed to be many Jinta Andaman buildings but a staff member spotted up looking aorund and came to check on us immediately! He was very kind, friendly and helpful. His English wasn't the best but he made a real effort to help us in any way he could. For the money we paid (around £7 per night) the accommodation was fantastic. First of all the 'dorms' were not your traditional hostel dorm rooms, they were single rooms with curtains at the door way for complete privacy, compfy beds, desk, fan and individual safes. The 'rooms' and bathrooms were very clean and the housekeeping staff were always around making sure everything was kept clean. Outside the dorm room is a seating area, fridge and kettle. 5 minute walk to a street filled with restaurants and bars, with a twice weekly market. 10 minute walk to the beach.

The value of this hotel was so brilliant we asked to stay on for a full week, they did not have room available for all the nights but ended up upgrading us to a double room with aircon and access to a swimming pool for the same price!

We also booked a mini bus and boat package to phi phi from the Jinta Andaman which was very cheap and convinient!

This hotel/hostel is brilliant for backpackers or anybody travelling on a budget!

Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed May 10, 2012

I was very impressed with the quality of this hotel. Especially since I booked it on a hostel website, assuming it would be on par with a hostel. Jinta Andaman exceeded my expectations. The staff was pleasant and answered my many questions with smiles. It's a short walk to the beach, or if you don't feel like dealing with the beach crowds, you can pay to use the swimming pool in the hotel across the street. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed April 30, 2012 via mobile

Stayed here for 5 nights at the end of April it was wonderful! Very clean and modern, we had a standard room with an en suite bathroom, mini fridge, electric kettle, TV, balcony and safe. The location is great, about a 10 minute walk to Kata Beach, very close to restaurants and shopping as well. We also rented a moped from the guesthouse for 200B a day, very reasonable. And we arranged travel to Koh Phi Phi for 300B. I really loved this guesthouse!! We ate breakfast every morning at the Orchid House which is right around the corner.

  • Stayed April 2012
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Reviewed April 14, 2012

For the price you are getting a lot more. The room was spotless and clean service every day, you can rent a motorbike for a very cheap price to travel around

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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YYZ
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2012

We stayed in this hotel for a week in February 2012. The hotel is run by a Thai family who is very helpful and friendly.

The rooms are spacious, bright, and clean. I was travelling with a friend and our room had a Queen-sized bed and a smaller cot put in it. The bathroom was also huge. Rooms were cleaned every day and there are two complimentary bottles of water provided daily.

There are no room phones but there is complimentary Wifi (kind of slow, but hey, not complaining). There are also two desktops in the lobby that guests can use - not sure if there is a fee for access. Also in the lobby is a library of books that guests can borrow from for days at the beach.

The hotel itself is a 10 minute walk away from Kata Beach, which is just south of Karon and Patong beaches. There are a lot of shops, restaurants, and currency exchange places within walking distance from the hotel.

The hotel also provides services to its guests like booking trips and taxis. The hotel takes a significant cut of what you pay them for tours, but the price we paid was still cheaper than what was advertised on brochures and by booking agencies in the area. They accept payment in both cash and credit card (which is rare and very convenient!). Laundry service is available at 60 baht per kg - very reasonable and same-day pickup.

Cons:

- difficult to get metered taxi's from the area; the only ones we saw nearby were tuk-tuks or private vans/cars. our hotel booked a car for us to get to the airport (they have a private driver that they make available to guests) and it cost 700 baht; however, when we took a metered taxi to the hotel from the airport it was only 450 baht (at midnight with no traffic).
- there isn't much of a nightlife in the Kata area; if you are looking to go out at night, try Karon or Patong.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Jinta Andaman
Address: 98/45 Patak Road | Phuket, Kata Beach, Karon, Phuket 83100, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Phuket > Karon > Kata Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 50 Specialty Lodging in Kata Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Jinta Andaman 3*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Jinta Andaman , An asian stylish boutique house is located at Kata beach . Our place is just 500 meters to Kata Beach, walking distance to Karon beach, 15 minutes drive to Patong beach, 30 minutes to Phuket Town and 50 minutes from Phuket International Airport. We have the private standard rooms, deluxe rooms and female dormitory room with room services provided to all room types. Our facilities are swimming pool, Restaurant,massage, Parking place, and the services are including transfer from/to airport, Free wifi, Check in 24 hrs,Motor bike for rent, tour desk, Laundry. We are located at quiet place in the center of kata beach village where you can walk to beach, fruits market, fresh market, international food and thai local food restaurant, bars, pubs and many acyivities more. ... more   less 
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Jinta Andaman Hotel Karon
Jinta Andaman Phuket/Kata Beach

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