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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is a complete rip off and not worth a single baht. The room and bathroom was very filthy and stank. The staff was more or less ok. There are tons of other guesthouses for the same price, go elsewhere.

Thank Lena1601
Balikpapan, Indonesia
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12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very cheap room, near to the town.you can find many rasa shop around. Staff very friendly, but they can't speak english. There also you can find restaurant in the inside of hostel. I wish they can change floor colour or make it new.

Thank AyoetSyarah
Melaka, Malaysia
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

This is my first time staying in this guesthouse. It was perfect for a traveller who doesn't want to stay in a hostel or expensive hotel. I stayed here for 3 night and really enjoy my time here. The guesthouse provide you.. Free WIFI Reasonable priced Great location, close to everything & near to Hatyai railway station. Clean and tidy... More 

2 Thank Azlanni7677
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2016

We stayed one night en rote to Ko Lipe. It was a good choice and good value at 240 Baht for a double room. We chose it largely because other reviews mentioned it had a travel agent downstairs and we needed to buy tickets to Ko Lipe so we could travel the following day. Many reviews accurately describe this guesthouse.... More 

Thank David C
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2016

You get what you pay. If you just need a place to sleep, shower and good rest, you just have to pay for those things only. No need to pay extra fee for unnecessary things like wifi, tv etc.. But, If you still require internet connection, you just have to pay additional fee, which is the internet fee. You can... More 

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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2016

First thing I really would recommend about this place is of course the LOCATION! it's close to everthing. I get a walking distance from the hotel to the train station which I use to get back from Hatyai to Kuala Lumpur. There're many restaurants nearby and also Halal food restaurants which is affordable. Don'tr worry if youre hungry late night... More 

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Trang, Thailand
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61 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2016

If you can save some baht by calling and making a reservation, online the rate is about 40 baht more. The location is great, very close to markets, good food, and easy to grab a songtow anywhere in the area. They have good breakfast food for a decent price until 4pm every day. The rooms are okay, the place needs... More 

Thank Dershowi
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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105 reviews
76 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2015

Location is very convenient and easy to find. Building and rooms are in WW2 era. No lift have to climb two floors to reach reception area.Big room, not so clean with dust and mold in bathroom but not as bad compare to budget hotels in Bali or Jakarta. With ceiling fan no AC,above floor squatting toilet without any flush, after... More 

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63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2015 via mobile

This place is all about location. It's perfect. You're close to almost "everything". Lots of restaurants and bars nearby. Markets are close and it's just a few minutes walk to the railway station. Room was big, basic and clean. Bed. Hard. WiFi was good, you have to pay extra for this. Toilet was the kind of squat toilet. No hot... More 

Thank ztig65
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 August 2015 via mobile

Havent stayed here, but we were trying to find place where to have breakfast, and suddenly find this place. For very cheap price u get big tasty and quality breakfast in different variations and prices.

1 Thank Jezima

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  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Cathay Guesthouse The Backpacker Community in Hatyai Rooms with Fan Shower and Toilet Travel Information Services Taxi & Bus Ticket Food & Drinks Laundry Services Free WiFi Near : Train Station , Robinson Department store , Odean Department store , Central Department store , Lee Gardens Plaza , Santisook Market , Yongdee Market , Gimyong Market ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cathay Guest House

Address: 93/1 Niphat Uthit 2 Rd., Hat Yai 90110, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Songkhla Province > Hat Yai
Price Range: ₹ 682 - ₹ 750 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Cathay Guest House 1.5*
Number of rooms: 28
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“Get a room at the back.”
 of 5 bubbles DavidC873, 14 May 2016 | Read review
“away from the street”
 of 5 bubbles Dershowi, 19 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Off street rooms are probably quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles 232seant, 26 Jun 2015 | Read review
“It seemed all the rooms were pretty standard but just remember that the bathrooms are very basic and very Thai style with no seat and they don't flush in the traditional way but its a good place to stay if you need basic needs met.”
  • A Basic Thai Style Bathroom
 of 5 bubbles ScubaRyan2014, 27 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Choose a room on the inside because the ones facing the street are noisy from traffic.”
  • Posters and reception area toilet at Cathay
 of 5 bubbles robinc806, 27 Jul 2014 | Read review
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