Shows a lot of potential
The main areas have an industrial chic and modern look with vintage decorations. Imagine a scene out of an Anthropologie catalogue, except they prolly didn't pay 100$ for their rubbish bin.
There is not much of a social atmosphere, which was exactly what I wanted as a solo traveler who didn't want to make small talk. This was the perfect place for me.
Overall, the wifi was consistent and strong, the owner and staff were super nice, there are lockers to lock your valuables, there are 2 fridges if you wanna keep your drinks cool, there's a kitchen should you wanna fix a meal for yourself, there's drinking water if you get thirsty, and I think the instant coffee is for guests but I didn'thave any.
200 baht deposit for the key. No complementary brekkie, if you were wondering.
The bathrooms and toilets are all on the bottom floor. The concrete used for the washroom floors makes it look a bit danky. If the owner upgrades to linoleum, it might appear cleaner. There is NO hot water, but it's so damn hot and humid you won't even feel a difference.
The place is a ~30 min walk from bus terminal 1, and it is close to the market where you can catch a blue bus to Patong or Kata beach.
I stayed in 3 types of room over the course of my stay, and all rooms are a bit cheaper if you book on Agoda.
The Connector Room: this is the cheapest at 111 baht. There are two beds, a panel is missing from the window, there is no mesh over the windows to keep the mozzies, one bed is thicker and comfier than the other, there is no AC, but you can be cheeky and keep the door open because it connects to the...
Dorm room: this 222 baht, the AC gets turned on from 19:30-7:00, there are extra fans to keep you cool, there's a panel missing from the window, there's no mesh over the windows to keep the mozzies out, the mattresses are thin, a concrete square separates each bed, and you get a small orange fleece type of a blanket to cover yourself.
The Capsule Room: this is 333 baht, you get your own private tiny space (you can stand up cause these aren't stacked on top of one another), you can turn on the AC whenever you want (turn it off when you leave to conserve energy), the door slides and can be locked on the outside with a padlock that will be given to you (you can't lock it from the inside), and the bed I had would be considered shiiiite by many (I a wonderful sleep, regardless).
This is a super chill place. The music selection at night is quite nice.
I'd recommend you stay in the capsule room. You'll get the most bang for your buck and enjoy the AC whenever you feel like it.
Solo travel - Jan 18, 2016