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“Nice service but run down rooms”
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P. Guesthouse
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P. Guesthouse
Ranked #187 of 311 Krabi Town B&B and Inns
Reviewed December 27, 2012

About us:
My boyfriend an me travelled in december 2012 to thailand. We are a backpackers who try to get clean and safe budget guesthouses without reservation/on the fly. Fan-rooms are prefered because you will get used to the climate faster (and it's cheaper). We travel with sleeping bags, locks, powerstrip, toiletpaper, towels etc. so we will not shun a guesthouse if you get no free soap there.

Review:
We arrived late in Krabi, about 10.30PM and were trying to find a cheap Inn. The guesthouses in the lonely planet were booked out or to noisy (The Bag Inn has some kind of party every night/evening and we avoided dorms). After Checking the K guesthouse we arrived in the P Guesthouse. One room was available and so we checked in for 300B. The room was on the topfloor where a small bathtube was placed right before the door... it seemed like the roof was leaking. The room itself had a nice size with a huge rack/closet ... which was a bit to large because it partially hid one of the two tiny windows. Also there was a television and a private bathroom with hot water and towels. We found bug cocoons in the bathroom, the window and some ceiling bars were broken and fixed with tape also the closet and the bed were a bit broken. The windows leaked so we used insect spray to avoid mosquitos. The owner of the guesthouse was friendly, helpful and talkactive. Like everyone else he tried to convince us for a boat trip. Nearby was a 7-Eleven but the location could be better (construction area/abandoned area nearby). In the end we were glad to leave.

Resume:
The whole building needs a renovation, try to find something else.

Room Tip: check your room closely, do not forget to check the ceiling, the windows and of course the bathroom.
  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 16, 2012 via mobile

Nice clean hotel. All expected services. Wifi TV. Fan room 350baht €10 so very reasonable for a nice place.
Room had a little balcony which was nice. Bathroom was clean and spacious. Location was good. Only 5 min walk from Main Street.

Over all Krabi doesn't seem to have much to offer so comfortable room was important to us.

  • Stayed: November 2012
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1  Thank Dara H
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

I must say the staff was helpful, although I had the impression that only 1 of them speaks proper English.
The P. Guesthouse is central, which is not difficult in Krabi town, and cheap.
But the room we got was a shocker. Moldy smell in all the room, and the towels we got were so smelly that we had to order new ones. Same with the pillowcase. The room was under the groundlevel and the window gave us a nice view into some concrete hole with some dirt in it.
The room had no trashbin and NOTHING in the bathroom. No toilet paper, soap, shampoo, towels, bin. Oh well there was a mirror. The TV was not working.
I vote 2,5 of 5 because the staff was helpful and this is a budget accomodation, but the room was terrible.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank deLord7000
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Reviewed July 24, 2012

Unfortunately we had a bad experience at P Guesthouse. On arrival, the lady at reception could not speak any English, claimed to know nothing of our booking despite booking online with Agoda and tried to tell us there was not a double air con room available. Eventually we were shown to our room, however the room was filthy - rubbish including a bag of sanitary towels were still in one of the drawers, the towels stank of damp mould, the bathroom looked like it had not been cleaned for weeks, there was no toilet roll (we had to go down and ask for some) the lights did not work in the bathroom so we were given a lightbulb which we had to change ourselves! The shower took about an hour to drain away so the bathroom continually smelt of stale water (had to leave the noisy fan on constantly) There was a balcony but it looked out onto the main road and a building site opposite - the door to the balcony was not secure at all - a great big gap even when it was locked. When we asked to move rooms, we were told that the room we were in was their best room!
On our second day we asked for the room to be cleaned but the woman didn't understand us and ended up shaking her head at us. When we returned from our day trip we found our room had not been cleaned so we had to ask for clean towels which they made an issue out of, we had to empty our own bin and again ask for more toilet roll. We had to do this throughout our 3 day stay.
We did not find the staff friendly and they seemed to spend the majority of their time on the guest computers watching YouTube videos. Other reviewers have mentioned a restaurant...I didn't even realise there was a restaurant!!
I know this guesthouse is cheap and we weren't expecting 5 star service but this was ridiculous even to seasoned backpackers as ourselves.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back looked brighter and did not face onto the main road and building site opposite but...
  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank TS-Reef
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Reviewed June 20, 2012

We arrived there after a 48 hour jouney from Goa, India.
The A/C cooled the room down very quickly.Our Room was facing the road, but there wasn't much nose. The Owner was very friendly and the price is ok for what you get.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Daniel_r0undthew0rld
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Reviewed March 26, 2012

We fell upon P Guesthouse after being dropped off in Krabi on the bus - we secured a fan room for 300b in high season with two single beds. It was a simple room, but it was clean and worth the price. The beds were comfortable. There is free Wifi in the restaurant with a decent connection, and although we only ate breakfast there, it was good. P Guesthouse is located just up the hill in the main area of the town, within minutes from the river where a good and very cheap night food market is. The owners were very friendly, and we felt very welcome here.
There is an excellent restaurant just across and down the street from here too - the name has escaped me, but it started with a T. Make it your mission to find this restaurant and try the pizza - better than some of the pizza we have in Canada!

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank goodtoglow
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Reviewed September 10, 2011

We stayed here in summer last year (it won't let me go that far back on the options), and despite saying I would leave a review, I never quite got round to it - until now.

We spent the month backpacking round Thailand, and made an impromtu decision to stay in Krabi. SO glad we did.

The guesthouse itself is basic, but for the price you're paying - I think it worked out about 150b (£3.50) a night each - it is more than adequate. Rooms are ensuite, and we had air con as well, which is definitely needed when visiting the country. It was clean as well - v important.

What struck us the most was how friendly the staff were at the guesthouse. The owner (I can't remember his name now) was very helpful. English was widely spoken, so communicating wasn't a problem either. There's a restaurant/cafe with the guesthouse too - they do breakfast, lunch and dinner, and the BEST coconut ice drinks. Definitely try one if you can.

A lot of people view Krabi as a stop off point, but it's so much more than that. We visited some of the restaurants and bars - great food, very friendly locals and authentic - something often lacking in the more touristy and built up areas. Another highlight was a boat trip on the river. This cost us just 100b each (just over £2), and one of the locals took us on his boat, through the swamps, caves and to little village islands. Saw monkeys, water snakes and lots of fish on a farm.

All in all, a good place to stay if you're backpacking, stopping over for a night or two or just need somewhere to lay your head. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled with friends
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Thank Laura B
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Address: 34-36 Chao Fa Rd., Krabi Town, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Krabi Province > Krabi Town
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Ranked #187 of 311 B&Bs / Inns in Krabi Town
Number of rooms: 20
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P. Guesthouse Krabi, Thailand

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