Mentioned here are some of the affordable accommodation options which tourists can include in their Phuket tour packages. For the travellers travelling on a shoestring budget, they can select from an extensive variety of hostels, guesthouses and affordable beachside resorts in Phuket.

A place like Phuket, which offers Visa on arrival, is a dream destination for travellers who live on a shoestring budget. However, it is not all about surviving on a low budget but travelling smart. At a place like Phuket, which sees thousands of tourists each year, there are some really amazing budget accommodations that you can check out. Mentioned here are some of the best ones.

Happy Elephant Resort – The Happy Elephant Resort is a two-star resort that offers a relaxing stay in a cosy environment surrounded by papaya and palm trees. It’s situated in the Rawai-Nai Harn region, with beaches and restaurants close by. Lodging choices include six deluxe, six premium deluxe, eight poolside villas and four regular rooms. The poolside villa includes a living room area and a separate kitchen, making family dining an alternative. There’s a little eatery that serves both Thai and international food. There also several little eateries and cafes within walking distance. Massage services and a pool are also available for the guest users. For those wishing to go to the shore, Nai Harn Beach is close by and attractions such as Cape Phromthep and the Phuket Seashell Museum can be explored.

3rd Street Cafe and Guesthouse – The 3rd Street Cafe is a small guesthouse situated in the Kata Night Bazaar area. The guesthouse is ideally situated just a few minutes away from the main shopping, dining and entertainment hubs, and only about 200 m and 600 m from Kata Beach and Karon Beach respectively. It offers well-furnished and classy rooms at really affordable prices. Also, it has an amazing cafe on the first floor which serves really good Thai breakfast. Don’t forget to grab a cup of freshly grounded Thai coffee at the cafe! At day time, lodgers can also take part in the Thai cooking lessons that happen in the kitchen area (it is supposedly the other business model for the guesthouse owners). This place is great for those who’ve shelled out a little budget on their Phuket tour packages.

Ai Phuket Hostel – A budget accommodation located in the Old Phuket Town, the Ai Phuket Hostel offers convenience and accessibility to attractions and destinations while providing a comfortable place to stay. It is set in a spruced up Sino-Portuguese building bearing an east-west style. This Chinese-chic style hostel features that depict cartoons depicting martial arts and other fantasy stories of ancient China. ‘Ai’ is pronounced “I” in English and when combined with ‘Phuket’ means ‘I am Phuket’. In Chinese. ‘ai’ means ‘love’ or ‘I love Phuket’. The sights of Old Phuket Town are within walking distance and if you’re staying at the hostel on a Sunday, be sure to catch Lard Yai or Big Walking Street where you can discover a bit of Phuket’s culture.