Finding accommodation in Phuket
There are plenty of accommodation options near the campus and near popular beaches in Phuket. Options range from basic dorm rooms to luxurious villas. The monthly rent is around 100 – 350 EUR per person.
Baan Maksong (tree house) is an interesting option and located next to the campus. Baan Maksong offers stylish ”Bali-like” accommodation and it has been the favourite of many of our students. Baan Maksong offers students discount prices which are 150 – 200 EUR/person/month depending on the size of the apartment and the number of residents. The apartments’ sizes range from 40 – 60 m² and typically accommodate two people. Baan Maksong is a good option for couples or a pair of friends. Baan Maksong also offers short-term accommodation. The reception is open 24 hours a day. Students have access to a swimming pool (in the shade). Cleaning service and electricity are included in the rent.
Delight Village is located next to the university’s side gate. Usually larger groups of friends stay at Delight Village’s villas. We encourage students to be attentive about their belongings.
Baan Panyah is situated within a kilometer of the campus. It’s an apartment building which has been praised by students for its affordable prices, friendly staff and flexibility. Baan Panyah is affordable even for students living alone, because the monthly rent is 160 – 220 EUR depending on the amenities. Each room has a king size bed and is furnished. Pay attention to your belongings.
Fruit Valley Serviced Apartment is a serviced apartment in Kathu, located only 600 meters from Prince of Songkla University. Facilities include a gym, rooftop lawns, a swimming pool in the shade and shared kitchens. Free Internet access is available and the reception is open 24/7. Weekly cleaning service and the use of all the aforementioned facilities are included in the rent. The size of the room ranges from 36-40 m², with one room typically accommodating 1-2 people. The rent is approximately 100-150 EUR/person/month when shared with a friend.
Villas and Agents
More and more students want to rent a villa together somewhere near the campus. We encourage you to compare the options and choose a reliable agent who knows students’ needs. Here you can find some agents recommended by previous students:
Ms. Tiina Hartikainen
Tiina is happy to help in finding reasonable priced condos and houses with easy access to the university. Tiina represents, for example, the Orchid Kathu Heights, Rachaporn, Luckna House and D’condo residencies.
Tel. +66 894 730 673 (Thailand) / +358 50 3467859 (Finland, during summer)
CyanSiam Real Estate
Hand picked properties catering to every taste and budget: whether you wish to combine your studies with a vibrant nightlife, be close to the many beaches around the Island or simply be close to the university for ease of travel.
Tel. +66 848 490 386 (contact in Phuket)
The university also offers on-campus housing (dorm rooms and the campus hotel). The room sizes range from 20 – 25 m² and include two beds. The price is approximately 200 EUR/person/month at the campus hotel. When staying on campus for less than a month, the daily rate is higher. The monthly rate includes water, electricity, free wi-fi and a cleaning service once a week. On-campus housing is not very popular among exchange students, but it is a good option for the first week when looking for more permanent accommodation. PSU Lodge was completely renovated in 2016.