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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

One of the last places where you can still glimpse the backpacker history of Ao Nang. The owner is very helpful, has good connections and will help you find nice destinations for your trips in the area. It is a bit outside of Ao Nang where it is less crowded and noisy. You can go to the center by foot...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are looking for a warm, family-like atmosphere, it's the place to go. Nue, the owner, is a very warm and welcoming host. He organizes dinner times where he gathers all the guests around all night long chats. A hidden garden in the middle of Ao Nang, comparatively quiter coast of Krabi. Best place to feel at home.

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Ko Pha Ngan, Thailand
Reviewed 1 week ago

I think this is the last place on Ao Nang nopparathara beach where is still this old school backpacking spirit. Been there many times and waiting to go again. Very close to beach and surrounding nature gives good vibes. Owner is very kind and helps if you have any problems. :) Very relaxing.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at the 'Laughing Gecko' for the 3rd time and like every year, it was amazing. This place is something really special. If you apreciate the little things, this is the right place for you. Very simple bungalows with everything you need (shower, toilet, bed with moscito-net). Laughing Gecko ist a place for travelers to talk to each other...

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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed my stay here, the atmosphere was really good. The owner Nui goes out of his way to help you out with tours and places to see in the area. If you ask he makes food for everyone that stays here so you can all chill out and get to know people not many places are like this. I...

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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed two nights and ended up extending our visit because we enjoyed it so much. Good location, just far enough away from the busyness of Ao Nang but with it still being within walking distance. the long tail boats to get to Railay, Tonsai etc. are only a short walk away too along with tons of restaurants and shops....

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Managua Department, Nicaragua
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved it - quiet bungalows set in the wood, amazing owner (super friendly, full of good advice and helpful to book tours at much lower prices than anything i saw in any tourist travel places), close to the beach. Nearby mosque did wake me up though, although my neighbour didnt hear it. As mentioned below -not for everyone! Place is,...

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Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Super nice owner, cheap prices, everything you need. They help you with whatever uou want to do, good atmosphere, simple bungalo's nothing too fancy just perfect. Enough to do around and go places. Nice beach in 100m with good bars and restaurants. If you want it simple cheap and good. Go there

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Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 13 January 2017

I have stayed several times in the place and very much like the athmosphere and the basic style bungalows. The owner Nui is a great guy and creates a very good spirit. And you will meet really interesting and funny people with great stories to tell. This is the second time I write about the Gecko because I found some...

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Hanoi, Vietnam
Reviewed 7 January 2017

This place is definitely not for everyone. If you're expecting luxury you won't find it here, the bungalows are basic (squat toilets and mosquito nets) but the owner is extremely friendly and will spare no expense to make you feel welcome. He is also very helpful at booking tours/tickets and will get them cheaper than other places. There is a...

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Address: Nopparathara Beach, Ao Nang, Krabi Town, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Krabi Province > Krabi Town > Ao Nang
Number of rooms: 18
Also Known As:
Laughing Gecko Krabi/Ao Nang
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“Ask for a room with a hammock viewing the garden.”
 of 5 bubbles , 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Wooden huts in the woods”
 of 5 bubbles V1317HFkatieh, 6 Feb 2016 | Read review
“The bungalows are larger than the single rooms with own bathroom and shower so better book a bungalow if you can.”
 of 5 bubbles FABIETTO75, 10 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Bamboo bungalows at 500 baht a night - a bargain!”
 of 5 bubbles KirstyB832, 2 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Our bungalow was close to the main house so I could get WiFi easily, otherwise you just have to walk a few feet to the common area.”
 of 5 bubbles 737lauren, 27 Apr 2015 | Read review
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