Cheap hotels in Phuket for budget travellers

Many thrifty travelers mistakenly think that the island of Phuket is only filled with luxury resorts and expensive villas. While it's certainly true that there are plenty of 5-star hotels lining the beachfront, there are plenty of budget accommodations available in a wide range of prices and styles. 1. Phuket International Youth Hostel, Phuket Town This International Youth Hostel Federation member is a stable in the Phuket budget scene. It's located a few miles south of the main tourist strip in Phuket Town and it offers a slightly quieter alternative to the downtown hotels. A variety of room options are available ranging from private 2-person rooms with their own bathroom and a view of the garden to large 10-person dormitories. Amenities include laundry facilities, motorcycle and car hire, and the staff can arrange tours of the nearby attractions. Price per person: THB 400 for a private room, from THB 200 for a dorm room Address: 73/11 W. Chowfah Road, Chalong, Phuket 83130, Thailand 2. Eden Hostel, Phuket Town The Eden Hostel is another popular choice in Phuket Town. It's a little more centrally located than the Phuket International and it's in walking distance from the port. A great feature of the Eden Hostel is the interior garden courtyard which is a great place to relax and read a book or meet other travellers. Both private and dorm rooms are available and there's free WIFI throughout. Price per person: THB 150 for a dormitory with fan, THB 350 and up for a private room with AC Address: 42/4 Vanish Plaza Bldg., Luangpho Rd., Muang, Phuket Town, Phuket, Thailand 83000 3. Hi-QC Place, Patong Hi-QC Place Located on the western coast of the island in the town of Patong is the clean and stylish Hi-QC Place. This hostel is close to both the beach and a bustling nightlife scene and is one of the cleanest and most modern budget options in town. WI-FI is available throughout the area and the friendly staff can help you arrange tours and travel connections. There are three types of rooms offered at the Hi-QC Place: standard 8-bed dormitories, standard private rooms with AC or fan, and superior AC rooms. Prices: THB 300 for the dorm, 700+ for the private standard, 1400+ for the superior room Address: 149/5 Nanai Rd., Patong, Phuket, Thailand 83150 4. The Grace Residence, Surin This highly affordable hotel offers all of the modern comforts of a franchise hotel without the price tag. Located a short 5 minute ride from the railway station, the Grace Residence offers range of amenities including a rooftop garden, swimming pool, and an inclusive breakfast. There are numerous nearby restaurants and the hotel offers laundry and room service. Three classes of rooms are available, all with WI-FI and air conditioning. Prices: THB 700 for a superior room with a double bed, THB 740 for a deluxe with garden views and a terrace, and THB 1500 for a 3-room suite. Address: 1/15 Promtep Rd. Naimuang, Mueang Surin, Surin, Thailand 32000