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“Good option to stay in Ao Nang”
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iRest
Ranked #52 of 144 Specialty Lodging in Ao Nang
Reviewed January 6, 2014

I stayed there almost for a week. Nice place to stay and a budget choice. With a group of friends it was like "a cheap mans hotel". The facility was clean and rather new. Staff was very flexible as I booked myself extra nights and also booked one night one day in advance for suprise friends who did stay in the same room with me. I have to stay, in other destinations I have had accommodation with more value with less money.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 6, 2014

Urgent budget trip to Krabi, found out this hostel still available for me and my friend.
I was disappointed about its facilities. So many tourists but only few toilet paper and only one water heater provided at the woman toilet, it is not enough!
also we've got a room w/o window, really uncomfortable :(
anyway, staff is really nice and helpful ^^

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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 3, 2014

cheap alternative, but a bit up and away from the main road. a tuktuk cost 60 baht down the hill, a short ride. no elevator just fyi. only negative thing was that we couldn't lock the balcony door. staff laughed and said it was no problem... they do have free safes in the lobby so at least our passports were safe... worth the few bucks it costs to stay there, I think we would go back if passing through Ao Nang for a night (but honestly, who wants to go to Ao Nang?! thailand has so much more to offer than exhaust fumes, noisy tuktuks and one tourist trap after another...). oh yeah, the bed was hard as a rock and you could kill someone in a pillow fight with the bricks that they call pillows...

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 17, 2013 via mobile

Rooms kept super clean. Reception staff very friendly. Balcony had a view of sunset. Shower head didnt fit on the holder which was the only let down.

Location is perfect. Just out of the way of the busy main road. Convenience store next door. To the left of the entrance are a couple of the best restaurants in ao nang. There is also a 4 star hotel and for 200 bhat pp you can use their 3 tier infinity pool and loungers-highly reccomended.

Perfect place, would stat here again.


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Stayed: December 2013
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Reviewed November 18, 2013 via mobile

We stayed 6 nights in this hostel. It is really clean and new. We had a double room which was very cheap (ca. 850 Baht per room) in comparison to what we got: balkony, tv, a huge bathroom and an even nicer bed. The room was cleaned everyday. Breakfast (toast, coffee and tea) was free. The dorms should be also nice. It is about 10 to 15 min walk to the beach. I could absolutely recommend to book this hostel as we spend a comfortable and good time there.

Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

We loved this hostel. The rooms are one of the best we had on our trip, very very cheap and everything you need there. 24h free coffee and tea.
I saw some picture on tripadvisor now, but it definitely does not look like this (?anymore?). It is very very clean and the room was better than in some expensive hotels!
You had to walk a little to get to the main road not far at all but dark and you had to walk on the road

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

I stayed there 3 nights. The receptionist was really kind to give me a room with two beds instead of the original 6-bed dorm I booked, so I had the whole room to myself for the first two nights but a last-minute booking joined my room later.

The place is very new and not fully finished. Some of the walls are not painted yet and they had one toilet that isn't open. The current toilet/bathroom is unisex, but is large and clean so I was glad for that. There's also hot water for showering.

Overall, this place was a good place to stay for budget travellers. It's not too far from Ao Nang beach - about 6-7 minute walk and it's not along the main road that faces Ao Nang beach. You would have to turn into a small road and walk uphill to get to iRest. The road behind is not as wide and is littered with rubbish bags every few metres, so I didn't enjoy that stretch up to iRest. Do take note that iRest isn't by the road exactly - iRest has another building between it and the road. Look out for the sign and arrows for direction when the van/taxi drops you off.

There's local Thai food, both restaurants and roadside stalls, just out on the main road (3 minute walk away) amongst the numerous western-inspired cuisines around Ao Nang.

Wifi worked very well in my room too. The kitchen/dining area was clean, big and modern looking. They have a microwave which was useful, as well as bread, jam and coffee packets for breakfast in the morning (7-10am).

I saw a cockroach one night along the corridor... but that didn't bother me since I chose to travel on a budget.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled solo
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Address: 155/8-12 Moo.3, Ao Nang, Krabi Town 81000, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Krabi Province > Krabi Town > Ao Nang
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Ranked #52 of 144 Specialty Lodging in Ao Nang
Price Range: $17 - $42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — iRest 2*
Number of rooms: 40
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