A room at Rabieng costs 120 baht. Thats £2.40. Rooms are basic, what do you expect for that price?
You get a bed, fan and a couple of sockets to charge phone.
Best thing about Rabieng is the Restaurant. A traditional wooden structure overlooking the Phet river. The food is excellent thai fare, try crispy catfish or Sea bass (You need to order this early in the day so the cook can pick up a fresh one!) You can watch huge water monitors on the river whilst your food is prepared. Lots of local Thais use the restaurant, always a good sign!
Rabieng do laundry, motorbike and cycle hire, and can arrange tours to see local wildlife. They have free internet and the owners Nit and Tom are helpful and informative. You even get a free local map when you check-in.
This is a real back-packers haven, its no-frills and a bit rough around the edges but full of genuine charm. I came for a day and stayed for a week! I met people from France, Japan, Korea and Germany whilst here and have fond memories of talking football late into the night with Tom after Nit had gone to bed.
- Also Known As:
- Rabieng Rimnum Thailand/Phetchaburi