Budget and eco-friendly places to stay in Thailand

Beautiful and budget-friendly, Thailand tops the list as a holiday destination that blends beach time with ancient history.

Choosing “travel sustainable” approved accommodation through booking.com can help soften your travel footprint and be kind to your pocket.

Here are five travel sustainable budget-friendly escapes that we tried and loved.

Harley Moon Hideaway, Koh Chang (approx. NZD$70 per night)

Harley Moon Hideaway, Koh Chang

It’s easy to relax at this gorgeous boutique escape with a unique red-tiled pool! Enjoy a welcome drink on arrival at Harley Moon Hideaway and relax in your comfortable private villa equipped with everything you could possibly need. Located opposite Good Thai Massage, good restaurants and a short walk to beach. Fan and AC. Peddle bikes available.

Sweet’s Escape, Bangkok (approx. NZD$63 per night)

Sweet’s Escape, Bangkok

This really is a sweet escape in busy Bangkok city. Boutique in size and character, Sweet’s Escape is tucked down a quiet side street yet a convenient 2-minute walk to the BTS Skytrain and MRT rail and multi-storey Terminal 21 shopping centre with an outstanding food court. Beds super-comfortable. AC.

Hippy Hut, Koh Chang (approx. NZD$15 per night)

Hippy Hut, Koh Chang

Choose a budget-friendly yurt-style bungalow with fan, mosquito net and basic ensuite or a room in the main building. Set in a picturesque jungle-like location, enjoy waking with the birds. Breakfast is extra but you won’t be able to go past the Earl Grey banana pancakes.

Hippy Hut is a 10-minute walk from Bang Bao fishing village, shops and seafood restaurants, or short scooter ride to Khong Koi Beach, the nicest swimming beach on Koh Chang. BYO soap and shampoo.

Hello Hostel Ayutthaya, Ayutthaya (approx. NZD$31 per night).

Hello Hostel Ayutthaya, Ayutthaya

For price and location this clean, friendly hostel is hard to beat.

We booked the private family room with ensuite. Basic continental breakfast is included. You can hire scooters or pushbikes from here. Hello Hostel Ayutthaya is also walkable to the Ayutthaya Night Market and Wats Mahathat and Ratchaburana. AC.

Yi’s Garden Villa, Chiang Mai (approx. NZD$54 per night)

Yi’s Garden Villa, Chiang Mai

A quiet haven located in the old city area of Chiang Mai with comfortable beds and a swimming pool. Yi’s Garden Villa is a lovely place to retreat to after a busy day of sightseeing with great restaurants, bars and Thai massage close by. AC.

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