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The Bananas - Off the beaten track Hostel

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Bananas Bungalows is a secluded bungalow and guesthouse refuge and nature lovers paradise. Here you'll enjoy comfortable bungalow facilities on a budget. What our visitors love most about Banana Bungalows is the relaxed, familiar atmosphere and the beautiful natural mountain, mangrove and seaside surroundings.

Located roughly 30 km from Krabi town in Ban Tha Lane (also spellt Ban Tha Len and Ao Tha Lane) we offer a refuge for independent minded travellers wanting to sidestep Krabi's mass tourism. Here at the base of the 'Golden Mountain' Khao Thong, in our quiet sanctuary from Thailand's tourist resort hustle and bustle, you'll enjoy the best of both worlds: the opportunity to totally unwind while simultaneously enjoying a wide variety of activities (this region is famous for as well as easy access to the nearby resort centers of Ao Nang and Krabi.

Bananas Bungalows is the ideal place to relax with a book on the shady bungalow porch, laze in a hammock or deck chair on the pier, or be treated to superb Thai cuisine including fresh seafood, delicious curries, refreshing fruit shakes, vegetarian and vegan food all lovingly prepared in our restaurant by Bananas Bungalows wonderful local chef Tscha Dam.

We look forward to welcoming you to your home away from home at Bananas Bungalows resort - the gathering place of spectacular sunsets! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.1

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 9.7

  • Atmosphere 9.7

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 9.5


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    23 Jan 2020
    Everyone is friendly, great location but a challenge to get there. The three island boat tour is not worth the cost. The boat was very old and rough, the “snorkeling “ non existent and embarking and disembarking involved walking in knee deep water with mud and rocks.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0

    Superb

    13 Jan 2020
    As per most of the reviews, this place is a hidden gem. Well worth the trip to get there! Oli the owner is lovely, makes you feel at home as soon as you arrive. Food is amazing and the view from the pier is incredible. Honesty policy was a nice touch. Plenty of activities to do, highly recommend the dragons crest hike. They also arrange a delicious packed lunch upon request. All in all a brilliant place to stay, one of the best I've stayed in during my travels. Thank you!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    20 Dec 2019
    If I could give 100/10 I would. This is an absolute gem. Set in mangroves but you can swim from the pier once the tide is in. Free bikes to cycle to beach. Easy day trips to the islands or Koh Yao. Bioluminent plankton to swim with at night. Owner Olli is an absolute gem and both his volunteers and kitchen staff are clearly really happy working here. Great food, very reasonable prices. We met loads of guests who were so happy to find this place after loads of time in Thailand. Do not hesitate!
    Ireland, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    02 Dec 2019
    Beautiful location, staff is amazing, food is great. Perfect for those that like something secluded in nature.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    10 Nov 2019
    Olli and his team are excellent hosts and very friendly and helpful arranging anything for you including transport and day trips. The bungalows are situated in an idyllic location with beautiful views and are around half hour bus/ taxi from Krabi airport. Food and drink are available throughout the day of which you write in an honesty book and pay for at the end of your stay.
    England, Couple, 41+
  • 9.4

    Superb

    17 Jan 2020
    Great hostel . Awsome people , easy to meet people, great view, free dinner from local thia people. Usually vegan meal but had chicken one night. Volunteeres wanted there . Only thing I didn’t like is when i checked out they just made the bed and didn’t clean/change the sheets.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4

    Superb

    18 Dec 2019
    Best place to stay if you are looking to be out of the noise and the whole touristic thing. The atmosphere and the people around is just great. The kayaks, the beach, the food at the restaurant. Great great place! You will feel in peace! Next time in Krabi, I'm going back!
    Portugal, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    18 Nov 2019
    Nice place out of the city. Hammocks for chilling. And your own bungalow. Onsite food is a little more expensive for some things. Coffee is 6 times cheaper down the road. Otherwise easy and pleasant. Tidal bay, so would be nice if they wrote up the high tide somewhere. Filtered water is an awesome touch. Phosphorescent plankton in the bay.
    New Zealand, Male, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    06 Nov 2019
    Owner and staff are exceptional. I felt very taken care of and welcomed here. A+ cleanliness. Unfortunately the door to my bungalow was falling apart and someone could of easily broken in and stolen my stuff if they wanted to. I am solo female traveler and this didn't make me feel safe at night. The room was also super basic which isn't a problem but it is quite expensive for what is offered. Transportation to get around was pricey. Nice place if it's in your budget but could find better value.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 6.3

    Good

    06 Dec 2019
    Beautiful private area to swim and kayak. Isolated, restaurant is overpriced. No outside food allowed, charge for filtered water. I loved all the animals but saw dogs and cats using the sand/gravel as litterbox. Rented kayaks and went to recommended monkey beach and a monkey jumped on our kayak and bit my friend, be very careful. Paddled a mile back with her gushing blood. Owner didn’t really do anything to help. We worried about the poop all over causing more infection.
    USA, Female, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
Services
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
Entertainment
  • Wi-Fi


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