Pattaya’s Awesome Airbnbs – Great Value For Money!
Pattaya is a vibrant city that offers way more than the nightlife for which it’s famous. It’s also home to some of the best shopping and restaurants outside Bangkok. Plus has a multitude of family friendly activities and sports on offer within easy reach of the city.
When it comes to staying in Pattaya, there’s a huge choice of accommodation. Although there aren’t as many Airbnbs as you might expect given the popularity of the city. This is mainly because there is some much hotel accommodation in Pattaya and so it’s not hard to find accommodation to suit every budget.
However, there are some pretty cool places to stay which offer more space and privacy than an equivalently priced hotel does. So, instead of a dull hotel, check out these villa and condo rentals in Pattaya instead. Your money will go further.
I’ve put together a list of some of the best Airbnbs in Pattaya. And also noted the locations, as some visitors prefer to have easy access to the shops and bars, while others want a more secluded stay in a quieter area, away from package tourists and noisy nightlife.
Top 5 Airbnb’s in Pattaya
Five value for money rentals in Pattaya. Including, two apartments ideal for a single or couple. A two bedroom condo in a great location. Plus two pool villas for a couple who need more space and privacy or a family or group of friends. These are all in good, tourist friendly locations. You will find more options, especially if you want a stunning luxury villa, by staying a few kilometres out of the city centre.
High Floor Seaview Condo at The Riviera Wongamat
Hosted by Coco, who has racked up over 100 5 star reviews on Airbnb. This one bedroom condo is ideal for singles or couples who are looking for a place to relax with stunning, panoramic sea views. The Riviera condo is situated in the Naklua area. It’s a short baht bus ride to the busier Pattaya beach or a 20 minute walk. The new Terminal 21 Mall is also within walking distance, as are plenty of mini-marts, seafood restaurants and small restaurants. Nightly rates from under 1,000 Baht.
Guest review: Coco’s place has got all what you need for living. The kitchen is full of equipment and utensil. I’m amazed and impressed on how thoughtful Coco and Sam for even a small details of what you need. The two reclining chairs on balcony is a plus. They are so comfy to sit while you watch sunset and enjoy the sea. The place is amazing. I would definitely come back again. Sam is really nice upon check in. The communication is great! They always reply whenever you have any questions.
More information, reviews and current prices: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/22620172
Three Bedroom VIP Pool Villa
You’ll find some great value villas for rent in the Jomtien beach area. Such as this one which can be had from 3,500 Baht / night. The luxurious and spacious villa has three double bedrooms. Two with King size beds, one with a Queen bed. Making it ideal for a large family or group of friends. Plus there’s a spacious living room and fully equipped kitchen. Outside is a a private pool with jacuzzi and sun deck.
The villa is in a residential area which is only 15 minutes walk to the beach. There are plenty of inexpensive Thai and western restaurants within easy walking distance.
Guest review: Jim and Judy responded our inquiry very quick although our booking was too last minute. Cleaning team arrived and managed everything for us just in time. The place and pool was super great and quiet. Highly recommend for group family or friends.
More information, reviews and current prices: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/37505930
Two Bedroom High Floor Condo in Central Pattaya
This is a bright and cozy 2 bedroom condo at The Base on Second Rd, Pattaya. If you want to be based in the centre of town and with great shopping, restaurants and nightlife on your doorstep then this condo is the perfect choice for friends or anyone who wants a bit more space than a typical hotel room. The 67 square meter unit is fully furnished and equipped and offers uninterrupted sea views from the balcony. Room rates are from under 1,000 Baht / night.
Guest review: This place was super clean and in a great location. People were kind and it was very nice and relaxing kind of vibe!
More information, reviews, and current prices: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/41738521
Jomtien Pool Villa
This is a charming pool villa which is situated in the View Talay Villas development. It’s just a 5 minute walk from Jomtien Beach. The bright lights of central Pattaya are a 10 minute taxi or baht bus ride away. All the amenities you require are within easy walking distance.
The villa has two bedrooms, plus living room and kitchen. Outside is a shady patio area and small private swimming pool. There’s also a large communal pool on the development which guests can use. Great value for money with nightly rates from under 3,000 Baht.
Guest review: A lovely place to stay. Clean, cozy, quiet – very good standard and a private pool. Walking distance to beach (400 meters). Guarded place 24/7 nice local area with public pool if you need a bigger pool and a restaurant/bar also available. The house was very good, clean, modern and comfortable. Danielle fixed everything so we had a great stay. I will be back when I am in the neighborhood.
More information, reviews and current prices: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/26709901
45th Floor Seaview Condo near Walking Street
The owner has decorated her one bedroom unit at the Unixx condo extremely tastefully. It’s not just the standard condo furniture you find in most units. Another attraction is that it’s on the top floor and has awesome views along the length of Pattaya beach. The beach is around 20 minutes walk away and if you want some nightlife, Walking Street is just 10 minutes on foot. The nearest minimarts and food stalls are just 2 minutes walk.
This property can sleep three people. Two in a King size bed and one on a sofa bed in the living room. Guests have use of two swimming pools plus rooftop sky garden. And best of all it can be rented for under 1,000 Baht / night.
Guest review: This place was exactly what I was looking for. I’ve stayed in Central Pattaya before but really needed a location that would provide me with peace and quiet. The Unixx does just that. There is no unnecessary noise. It’s very peaceful. The location is also excellent. You can get to all the action very quickly without being in the middle of it when you’re trying to sleep. I also enjoyed the pool. The WiFi in the room was also fantastic. I would definitely recommend staying here.
More information, reviews and current prices: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/37445396
Which Area of Pattaya to Stay in?
As a rule if you want to be able to stagger out of your room and into a bar then look for places close to Walking Street and the south end of Beach road. Or on Soi Buakhao, a street that runs parallel to Beach Road which is home to numerous western guesthouses, apartments and bars. Near Walking Street, South Pattaya
The central area of Beach Road is where you’ll find the best shopping, beer bars and some large hotels. Whilst the further north you go, the quieter it gets. The area around the north end of beach Road is relatively laid back. This continues further north into the area called Naklua. You wont find many beer bars here, it’s more popular with long stay visitors and weekending Thais.
The Pratumnak Hill area, to the south of walking street, is a residential area with numerous condos and villa developments. It;s midway between Pattaya and Jomtien beaches. So a good option for a quiet stay but within easy reach of shopping and nightlife. Jomtien beach itself is very popular with Thai visitors and foreign tourists who are looking value for money accommodation in an area that isn’t as busy as Pattaya beach.
Why Stay in an Airbnb?
Here are three good reasons . . .
A More Local Experience
Many people travel half way around the world but then never leave their resort. Or if they do, it;s just to visit touristy sights and restaurants which cater to tourists. There’s an ever increasing number of people who have done this in the past, but now want to experience some of the local flavor a destination has to offer.
This is where the Airbnb host comes in. They usually have a great deal of local knowledge and will recommend places to go, activities and restaurants or bars which are popular with the people who live there. The Airbnb app allows for quick chats between the host and guest. So if you need a recommendation for a great seafood dinner but without the tourist pricing – ping your host.
The best hosts will also provide up to date travel information for guests, so that they will know how to get to the property and also get around the area easily and without over paying.
A major factor for many Airbnb users is the fact that they often provide far better value for money than a hotel does. Regardless of your budget you can find good value rentals, whether you’re looking for a basic apartment for a couple of weeks or a huge villa for a weekend of luxury.
And remember, if you haven’t tried Airbnb before, you can get up to 1,650 Baht discount off your first stay.
The coronavirus pandemic brought home the health risks of mingling with strangers. Whilst the risk of infection is relatively low for tourists, it might be better to be cautious for the next year or two until the virus is defeated and countries are given the all clear.
Some Airbnb users are also worried about their personal safety when it comes to staying in a condo, villa or house rather than a hotel. However, Airbnb wants every guest to stay some place secure. Hosts are required to have good locks on all doors. Which they will as it’s their home, and they will want to be safe and secure when they are using it.
In addition, condominiums and housing development anywhere in Thailand, all have security guards on duty around the clock. Plus CCTV in public areas. So you’re probably safer here than at home. :-)
Hosts will also provide emergency contact numbers and Airbnb themselves has a 24/7 hotline for guest emergencies.
Four More Top Rated Airbnbs in Pattaya
If you still haven’t found your ideal property or the ones above are all booked for the dates that you require. Here are a few more worth checking out:
Huge 2 Bed Condo on Beach Road – This is an older condo building but it’s in a prime location, adjacent to Central Festival Mall on Beach road. The condo has good views across the city but only a partial sea view from the balcony. It can sleep up to six people and nightly rates are from under 2,000 Baht. Great value for a group of friends. Photos and prices: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/30781756
Budget One Bedroom, Seaview condo in Pratumnak area – This unit is set away from the beach and just 5 minutes by pick up truck taxi to Walking Street or Jomtien beach. It’s an ideal rental for a long stay visitor or anyone on a budget. Rates are from under 400 Baht/night. For that you get a modern, fully furnished 17th floor unit as your home away from home. Plus sea views from the balcony. Photos and prices: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/34689887
Two Bedroom pool Villa near the Beach – This villa is located in Majestic Village on Pratamnak Hill . It’s 5 minutes walk from the house to a quiet, private beach. The villa has two bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. It can sleep 7 people ( 2 x King beds, 1 x Bunk beds, 1 x Sofa bed ). So would be ideal for a family. The only downside is that it isn’t on a ‘baht bu’s route, so it’s a bit of a walk to take a cheap taxi into town. Photos and prices: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/35108732
High Floor Sea View Apartment 5 minutes walk to the beach – This one bedroom high floor condo has panoramic sea views and is within walking distance of Bali Hai pier and Walking Street. The condo facilities include to large swimming pools for guests. Inside the unit you’ll find all the comforts of home including high speed wifi and two Smart TVs. Nightly room rates start at under 700 Baht. Photos and prices: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/21264467