Lazy House Hostel
From 200 THB
Lazy House Hostel is more than just a backpacker hostel. It is rapidly becoming a Haad Rin institution. The owners Taco (from England) and Pooja do their best to make their guests feel totally at home. The hostel serves great Western food, has cheap dorm beds and plays movies all day. Combine this with fun and friendly staff and you have a winning formula.
♦ Facilities at Lazy House Hostel
The hostel bar / restaurant / communal area is based on Khao San Road Guesthouses from the 1990s. Back then people weren’t obsessed with their smartphones. Instead backpackers used to do some shopping or sightseeing and then while away the hours watching movies. Just as with these sadly disappearing Khao San places, a schedule of movies is posted in the morning. This being Thailand, you might be surprised at how recent some of the movies being played are. If you are a stickler for copyright laws you might want to avoid Lazy House.
The two dorm rooms are upstairs. Dorm beds start at 200 Thai Baht. This is really cheap for Haad Rin. For this reason it is a good idea to book well in advance if you want to stay at Lazy House Hostel. The dorms have air-con, shared bathroom, hot water and locker. Sheets are provided. Check in time is 2pm. The check-out time is generous – it is 12pm.
The only facility that is noticeable by its absence is wifi. There is no free internet either in the communal areas or the dorm rooms. The owner has posted a list of wifi passwords for the surrounding businesses where you should be able to get a cheeky bit of free internet.
♦ Restaurant at Lazy House Hostel
The menu at Lazy House is dominated by Western food. The influence of the English owner is clear. They have pies, Sunday roast, steaks and kebabs. It is all great comfort food, and good for recovering from a hangover. The portions are generous and the staff are friendly and efficient. For many an English breakfast and a movie is the best way to nurse a sore head before heading down the beach.
♦ Review of Lazy House Hostel
Unlike other hostels in Haad Rin like Fubar, the bar is not a loud event space for DJs to crank up the volume. Rather, as the name suggests, this is a place to chill out and relax. They serve buckets, cold beers, cocktails etc. but the mood is more about lounging on comfy sofas than making moves to dance music.
So if you want a friendly hostel to meet people and relax, rather than a hostel with lots of raucous and loud events then Lazy House will be ideal for you. The only problem is that you might spend more time than you had intended watching movies and eating pies. There are far worse ways to spend holiday time!
♦ Guest Reviews of Lazy House Hostel
♦ Location of Lazy House Hostel
Lazy House is located in the centre of Haad Rin on a road just off the pier road. It is closer to the smaller Haad Rin Nai beach than the Full Moon Party beach. This means that the hostel residents are less disturbed by the party noises outside.
♦ Location Map
♦ Contact details
Address: 152/2 M.6 Haad Rin Koh Phangan Suratthani , Haad Rin, Koh Phangan, Thailand 84280
Telephone: +66 85 022 2521