In case you missed it, the shuttle train service between Padang Besar, in Perlis, Malaysia and Hat Yai, in Thailand, resumed operation on Friday (July 15) after a two-year halt due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Now that it’s possible to travel by train again, it’s the perfect time to go to Hatyai! Compared to the capital city of Bangkok, accommodations are much cheaper in Hat Yai, making it the perfect city for budget travellers. We’ve rounded up the best accommodation for your stay in Hat Yai — according to your budget.
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If your budget is around RM50-RM100
Red Planet Hat Yai
Located within walking distance to Hat Yai Junction Railway Station, Red Planet Hat Yai is the perfect hotel for those travelling on a budget. There are plenty of tourist attractions and restaurants nearby, making it one of the most sought-after hotels in Hat Yai. As for the rooms, the hotel features standard double rooms and twin rooms, making it perfect if you’re travelling with a partner!
Rate: From RM54/night
Address: 152-156 Niphat Uthit 2 Road, Hat Yai Central, Hat Yai, Thailand, 90110
V.L. Hatyai Hotel
Credit: V.L Hatyai Hotel
If you’re looking for a place to stay in Hatyai Central, V.L Hatyai Hotel is the one for you. The three-star property is packed with in-house facilities such as car park, WiFi and 24-hour security. The hotel also offers halal breakfast so you’ll be ready to start your day with a full tummy!
Rate: From 62/night
Address: 1-3-5-7 Niphat U-thit 1 Road, Hat Yai, Songkhla, 90110, Thailand
SJ Miracle Hotel
Credit: SJ Miracle Hotel on Agoda
Located in the central part of Hat Yai, SJ Miracle Hotel is the perfect accommodation if you're looking to stay where the action is. There are also plenty of dining options in the area, so you'll never run out of ideas of where to eat! Boasting free parking and Wi-Fi, the hotel is perfect if you're travelling as a couple or solo.
Rate: From RM47/night
Address: 2/2 Rajuthit Soi 2 Road, Hat Yai Central, Hat Yai, Thailand, 90110
If your budget is around RM100-RM150
Grand Pink Hotel
Credit: Grand Pink Hotel
The Grand Pink Hotel is located on a bustling street lined with shops and eateries, so if you’re an adventurous foodie, this one’s for you! With an 8.2 rating on Agoda, the hotel promises a comfy and cosy stay after a day’s worth of adventure.
Rate: From 119/night
Address: 24/11-12 Saneha nusorn Rd, Hatyai ,Songkhla, Hat Yai Market Area, Hat Yai, Thailand, 90110
Buri Sriphu Hotel & Convention Centre
The Buri Sriphu Hotel & Convention Centre is perfect if you’re travelling with your family as the rooms are spacious. They start at 28m², which is bigger than most rooms in Hatyai. There are different room types depending on your needs, we highly recommend the Oriental Suite Room for a family. Bonus: There is an outdoor and indoor swimming pools, perfect for a relaxing swim after exploring Hatyai!
Address: 310 Sriphuwanart Road, Hat Yai Market Area, Hat Yai, Thailand, 90110
The Lantern Hatyai Hotel
Credit: The Lantern Hatyai Hotel on Agoda
Hat Yai is perfect for those who are travelling on a budget but looking for first-class amenities. The Lantern Hatyai Hotel is one of the hotels that's perfect for such traveller! Located in the heart of Hat Yai, the hotel offers an oriental-style interiors and the marble-filled bathroom is to die for!
Rate: From RM137/night
Address: Anipatuthit 2, Hat Yai Central, Hat Yai, Thailand, 90110
If your budget is around RM150-RM200
Centara Hotel Hat Yai
If you’re looking for a comfortable stay with upscale facilities, Centara Hotel Hat Yai has everything you need. Only a six-minute walk to Hat Yai Junction Railway Station and the Ice Dome attraction, this upmarket hotel adjoins the Central Department Store where you can do your shopping! As for the rooms, the hotel offers studio and one-bedroom apartments with kitchenettes, perfect if you’re travelling with a group! There’s also a cafe, a restaurant, a spa, a gym as well as an outdoor swimming pool featuring city views.
Address: 3 Sanehanusorn Road Hat Yai, Hat Yai Central, Hat Yai, Thailand, 90110
Monkham Village Hat Yai
Credit: Monkham Village Hat Yai website
Featuring an outdoor swimming pool, bar, garden and free WiFi, Monkham Village Hat Yai is equipped with everything you need on a holiday. Boasting family rooms, the hotel also features a terrace where you can look out to mesmerizing views of Hat Yai. The air-conditioned rooms come with a desk, a kettle, a fridge, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV, a balcony and a private bathroom with a shower. The hotel also offers a buffet or à la carte breakfast so you can fill up your tummy before heading out!
Address: Rajyindee, Rajyindee Road, Hat Yai, Thailand, 91100
New Season Square Hotel
Credit: New Season Square Hotel on Agoda
If you want to be comfortable during your trip to Hat Yai, the New Season Square Hotel is luxury on a budget. Boasting a gym, meeting rooms and an outdoor swimming pool, the hotel is perfect to rest your aching body after an adventurous day out!
Address: 23 Prachathipat Road, Hat Yai Market Area, Hat Yai, Thailand, 90110
Bonus: The Habita Hatyai
Credit: The Habita Hatyai on Agoda
Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers free Wi-Fi in all of the rooms. Strategically situated in Hat Yai Market Area, you'll have easy access to the local attractions and sights. Make sure to visit to the famous Kim Yong Market while you're here! The nature-filled hotel will soothe you after spending the day out exploring. We loved the rich wood interiors of the rooms!
Rate: From 165/night
Address: 151 Sang-Sri Road Tambon Hatyai, Hat Yai Market Area, Hat Yai, Thailand, 90110
Now that you know where to stay, pack your bags. Hat Yai is waiting for you! Also, check out our Hat Yai In 3D2N: Your Muslim-Friendly Itinerary For The Best Weekend Vacay (Under RM600!) and Hat Yai Halal Food Guide: 7 Eateries You Can’t Miss to plan your trip.