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5 Tips for Saving Money in Koh Phi Phi Don Thailand

How to Save Money in Phi Phi Thailand

These are some tips that the members of the Gods of Thailand community have used to save money on Koh Phi Phi Islands.

1- Do Not Book a Hotel or Guesthouse in Advance

This tip isn’t for everyone, but if you have the flexibility, you will save money by following this tip. The prices online tend to be very expensive and features the upscale hotels.  When you arrive in Phi Phi, spend an hour to look around for a place to stay.  Never commit to more than two nights in one place without staying there first.

2- Ignore the People at the Pier

When you arrive, you will be bombarded by Thais saying they can find you a place.  These people over charge and are very pushy.  Just say no thanks to all of them.  If you stop to look at what they offer, you will never get rid of them.

3- Eat at Cosmic Italian Restaurant

Simply the best place to eat in Phi Phi with the best prices. This place has Thai, European and Italian food.  Nearly every visitor of Phi Phi remembers this place as having the best food on the island.

4- Free Buckets

You’ll find a lot of tourists working for a couple nights promoting specific bars by handing out flyers.  This is the only place in Thailand that I’ve come across where you can easily get multiple FREE buckets of alcohol.

Bars and clubs like Slinkys and Apache Bar will have flyers which entitles you a free bucket if you arrive between 10:00 and 10:10.  Keep an eye out for these.

5- Buy Water, Snacks, and Drinks from 7-11

Thailand loves their 7-11s.  And this is where you can get the cheapest drinks and snacks on the island.  When bar hopping from Reggae Bar to the beach clubs, grab a beer at 7-11 for the 3 minute walk.

Posted on Gods of Thailand February 27, 2011 in


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