Sunny and laid-back Kata Beach is regarded as one of Phuket's best beaches. Few other places on the island have as many picturesque views of the Andaman Sea or offer better water sports and swimming opportunities. Additionally, price-conscious travellers are well catered for here because of the wide range of accommodations to suit every budget.
Backpackers will enjoy the Fin Hostel because of its central location and very reasonable rates. The friendly staff are happy to answer any questions and can arrange tours to nearby attractions. The hostel is located just a short 8 minute walk from the beach and both dormitory and private rooms are available. Be warned that the Fin Hostel is extremely popular and rooms book up fast so be sure to make reservations well in advance.
Prices: US $14 for a mixed dormitory, $16 for a women-only dormitory, $40 and up for private rooms with a double bed.
Address: 100/20-21 Kata Rd. Karon Sub-District, Kata, Phuket, Thailand 83110
This creatively named 8-room guesthouse attracts visitors with its homey atmosphere and on-site restaurant. It has a great central location and is only a few minutes walk from the famous Kata Beach. Breakfast is included with all rooms and WIFI is available throughout.
Prices: US $23 for a private king-sized bed room with a shared bathroom, $46 for a standard room with AC and cable TV, and $63 for the spacious suite which has its own private balcony.
Address: 100/14-15 Kata Road,, Kata, Phuket, Thailand 83100 (Show on map)
The 20-room Garden Home Kata offers a beautiful and private garden setting which mixes traditional Thai architecture with modern elements. Located a 12-minute walk from Kata Beach, the Garden Home offers a variety of amenities including a large swimming pool, library, and a Koi pond. Motorcycle rental is also available and the staff are extremely friendly and helpful.
Prices: US $28 for an economy room with AC, refrigerator, and cable TV, $35 for a deluxe room with AC, refrigerator, balcony, and a king-sized bed.
Address: 5 Patak road. Soi.Patak10 Karon, Muang, Kata, Phuket, Thailand 83100
This highly rated hotel is very popular for its central location, swimming pool, and funky mod décor. It's a short walk to the Kata View Point and amenities include free WIFI and a large pool in the rear courtyard.
Prices: US $12 for a 4-bed women-only dormitory, $36 for a double room, and $40 for the deluxe room with a balcony.
Address: 98/45 Patak Road, Kata, Phuket, Thailand 831
12 spacious bungalows are available at this quiet location on the eastern side of town. Well known for its friendly and laid-back atmosphere, the Dreamy Villa offers bicycle and car rental as well as traditional Thai massages in the beautiful garden setting.
Prices: US $40 with AC, cable television, and a balcony or terrace.
Address: 62/5 Koktanot Road, Kata, Phuket, Thailand 83