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J.J. Bungalow & Guest house
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“Great Value, clean, peaceful, lovely staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2009

A lovely place, away from the noisy town, but only a 5 minute walk to the main harbour, and a 2 minute walk to the beach.

I'm a touch surprised people say it is "far" from anything - the nice beach (on the other side of the harbour) is literally 2 minutes away, and the main PP town is a couple of minutes more. That said, it's worth phoning them when you arrive as someone will come and take your bags from the ferry area. Don't bother trying to book at the harbour - we asked and they told us "JJ not there - tsunami take it" - clearly they don't have a deal with the accommodation touts (masquerading as a tourist office).

The room (102) was large, very clean, hot shower, TV with 2 English movie channels, fridge, good AC and a lovely view of the trees. No noise at night.

Overall we were delighted. We paid 1500 baht a night (web site says 2000 so don't book on the web!). It seems some people paid even less. For Phi Phi that is excellent value (p.s. Phi Phi is lovely - we thought it would be too touristy - we are backpacking, but we were pleasantly surprised)

Great place, highly recommended, and the woman who owns/runs the place is a charming lady too.

  • Liked — Quiet, clean, cheap
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2009

We picked it 'cause it was cheap, so our expectations were pretty low. As a result, we were pleasantly surprised by what we saw when we arrived. That being said, it is still a bungalow and not a five star hotel.

It is located outside of the main part of Ton Sai Village, so it took a bit of walking to get to the beach and anywhere for that matter! There was construction and a waste water treatment plant on our way to the hotel from the pier (and vis versa). There were a lot of steep steps leading up to the bungalow so either travel light or tip the porter generously.

The room was big, basic and clean. The bed was suited for Thai tastes so it was rather firm to the point of being hard. The floor was pretty much painted concrete so we didn't walk around our room in our bare feet. The washroom was again basic and clean. It had a shower that wasn't separated from the toilet, but it had great water pressure and plenty of hot water.

We watched a bit of t.v., but there were limited English channels. Well, what can you expect from a remote place like Phi Phi? The people at the front desk spoke little English, but were really nice. They let us leave our luggage with them after we had checked out and even asked us if we needed a porter to help us bring our bags to the pier.

Overall, it was a budget accomodation that didn't require us to sacrifice too much comfort. If strapped for money or backpacking, we would definitely choose this place to stay. But for us, next time, we'll be staying closer to the beach at a place with more ammenities.

  • Liked — Cheap!!!
  • Disliked — Location - far from everything
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2008

JJ Bungalows is situated in Ton Sai Village on the pathway to the main beaches. It is well located as you cant hear the banging music from the bar strips.
The room is clean, spacious with a decent hot shower, TV, air-con, fridge for 1000baht. Wi-fi is 100 baht per hour, seems to be the norm on phi phi.
They are all concrete with big sliding windows and a balcony. It's within 5mins walk to both beaches.
They will pick you up from the pier and carry your luggage.

  • Liked — Spacious rooms
  • Disliked — Hard beds!
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2008

We ended up staying here after the hotel we initially booked was full. We were quite apprehensive as I couldn't find any reviews on the hotel but had no choice as we were on a budget.

Suffice to say, we were pleasantly reassured when shown to our room. Yes, for the price, the rooms are big and clean. Shower is nice and strong too. They even had someone to wait to collect our bags from the pier though I did not make prior arrangements with the hotel. It was a good thing too that someone came as initially it can be rather confusing getting to the hotel from the pier.

It is around a 10 min walk from town, which is nice if you want a place to get away but yet close enough to get something to eat. The beach is around 5 min away.

  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
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Property: J.J. Bungalow & Guest house
Address: 95 Moo 7, Ko Phi Phi Don 81000, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Krabi Province > Ko Phi Phi Don
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Ranked #29 of 86 Specialty Lodging in Ko Phi Phi Don
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Hotel Class:2 star — J.J. Bungalow & Guest house 2*
Number of rooms: 16
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