March 5, 2012


Patong Beach is by far Phuket’s most popular tourist destination. Accommodation in Thailand is very affordable and prices for hotels and guest houses will differ in the high, peak and low seasons. For those looking to meet and stay with other travellers Patong has several hostels to choose from. With prices for shared dorm rooms starting from about 150 Baht per night (US $5), the savings can add up quickly, and you’ll be sure to have new friends from all over the world.

Bodega Hotel (http://www.bodegaphuket.com) is situated south of Bangla Road, just off of Rat-U-Thit 200 Pee Road; one of Patong’s main arteries. This hotel, music café, and art gallery is the highest-rated hostel in Phuket according to Hostelworld.com. Guests have a choice of shared dorm rooms with four or eight beds, and private rooms with both shared and en suite bathrooms. Getting to Patong Language School is only about a 10-minute walk along Rat-U-Thit 200 Pee Road, or a 5 minute motorbike ride. Bodega is a great place to touch down and relax after a long journey to Phuket.

Cheap Charlie’s Rooftop Beach Bar & Backpacker Lodge
(http://www.cheapcharlies.slowboat.org) is centrally located along Nanai Road only five minutes from Banzaan Night Market and Junceylon Shopping Center. They offer dorm rooms with air con, balcony & communal living room and private single & double rooms with air conditioning & en suite bathrooms. As their name states, they’re prices are amongst the cheapest in Patong — a night here could cost you as little as 150 Baht per night. Getting to Patong Language School for your ESL teacher training course at TEFLPlus will take about 15 minutes on foot or about 5 minutes on a motorbike taxi.

Patong Backpacker Hostel (http://www.hostelworld.com/hosteldetails.php/Patong-Backpacker-Hostel/Phuket-Patong-Beach/38579) has what might be the best location for budget accommodation in Patong. Literally across the street from Patong Beach and just around the corner from Bangla Road, this hostel in Patong is in the same vicinity as many of Patong’s most expensive four- and five-star hotels. Walk north along Patong Beach and take a quick right at Soi Had Patong, and you’ll get to our school in about ten minutes.

Find a good, long-term monthly rate at a hotel or guest house, or stay at of the inexpensive hostels mentioned here, and relax! You’ll be in Patong surrounded by beautiful beaches, excellent food and incredible night life. There’s no better place to take your TEFL teacher training than at Patong Language School in Patong.

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