Koh Phi Phi: Mr Local Dorm Rooms
Get There: 125/96 Ton Sai Bay, Koh Phi Phi Island, Thailand
Cost: 400 Baht ($14AUD)
Free Breaky: No
Free WiFi: Yes
If you have come to Phi Phi on your honeymoon or to relax with a cocktail, then fuck off and stay at the resort next door. If you stepped off the ferry with loose morals and an affinity for hangovers, then you and your backpack have found home. A steeper rate than most hostels in the land of Thai, but worth it for friends you will make. $14 AUD will put you off the streets and into a two-level dorm of which the first (and loosest) floor is comprised of 16 mixed bunk beds with questionable toilets.
This place may not be everybody’s cup of tea; however, if your tiny synapses can move past a disturbing first impression, I can guarantee you will have a fantastic time. Given the small space, you will bond with your dorm mates instantly and find yourself with a new family for the duration of your stay. It is also one of the few places on the island with perfectly cold air-conditioning. You may not get a free breakfast, but the hostel owner will probably do a shot with you and turn a blind eye if you’re partial to smoking a joint in the shower facilities. There is also a high possibility that you will get laid or listen to someone being laid at least once while you are there.
Rowan still hasn’t finished War & Peace, but she did use it to balance her dinner once. Living in London, she’s steadily working her way through the Europe’s great cities and hopes to try every wine in England before her visa expires.