The best hotels for single men in Pattaya are joiner-friendly hotels, more commonly known as guest-friendly and “joiner free hotels”, or more precisely – working girl friendly, bar girl friendly, and even call-girl-friendly.
So, why are “guest friendly hotels” the best hotels for singles in Pattaya?
The short answer is, because guest friendly hotels DO NOT charge an additional “joiner fee” when you take a guest/girl to your hotel room.
What is a joiner fee?
A joiner fee (aka joining fee) is the fee some hotels charge for unregistered guests – also known as “outside guests” or joiners. A joiner is basically a temporary guest who is joining the registered hotel guest.
In case you’re typical single guy in Pattaya to enjoy the nightlife, and the girls – your joiner would be a bar girl, freelancer, or any other girl or ladyboy you invite back to your hotel room for a bit of casual fun.
How much is a joiner fee at hotels in Pattaya?
At most 1 to 3 star hotels and guest houses the joiner is not “usually” more than about 600 baht, 4 and 5 star hotels might charge as much as 1,500 baht.
Is there any way to avoid paying joiner fees at non-guest-friendly hotels?
Only if you check-in and register at the hotel with a girl/partner you intend to stay with for the duration of your stay at the hotel. Okay if you’re going to have a long term casual girlfriend or travel companion, but definitely not suitable if you intend taking different girls to your room every day.
All hotels have a joiner policy of some sort, and some of the terms and conditions which usually apply in case you are taking girls back to your hotel room in Pattaya are as follows:
Maximum number of joiners allowed: At most guest friendly hotels in Pattaya, if you stay alone (single) in a double room you will be allowed one joiner free of charge. Some hotels restrict you to only one joiner, while others permit 2 or more, usually depending on the maximum adult capacity of the room. If a hotel permits 2 or more joiners in a room, they usually only allow one free of charge, what they usually term the “third person” will be charged a joiner/joining fee.
Maximum age of joiner: Varies from one hotel to the next, but absolute minimum is 18 years old, some hotels only allow 20 years old, or even 21.
Joiners must report to the hotel front desk: Most hotels in Pattaya will insist that your joiner/guest reports to the front desk with their ID card or passport. Some of you might find this a little embarrassing, it’s been dubbed “the walk of shame”, don’t worry, they’ve seen it all before.
Other conditions: It’s rare, most hotels in Pattaya have very relaxed joiner policies, but some may request that your guest leaves at a specified time, and to not enter or use public areas and facilities.
Booking Guest Friendly Hotels in Pattaya
Once you have chosen a hotel, and confirmed it is guest friendly, there is just one simple thing you must do. That is, book the room for you and your guest/s, if for example, you are booking a double room – book it for 2 occupants. Room prices at hotels in Pattaya are the same for single or double occupancy, so need to worry about paying extra for double occupancy.
Where are the guest friendly hotels in Pattaya?
The most popular guest friendly hotels in Pattaya are close to Pattaya’s main nightlife zones between North Pattaya Road and Walking Street. That’s an area which includes Soi 6 and Sabai Land in the north – to Walking Street in the south, and in-between – there’s Pattaya Funland, Soi 7, Soi 8, Soi LK Metro and numerous sois around the Soi Buakhao area.
Which hotels in Pattaya are guest friendly?
Most hotels in Pattaya are guest friendly, but some are more like to be guest friendly than others. For example, if you was to randomly book a 1 to 3 star hotel or other low to middle price range accommodation in Pattaya, you would be extremely unlucky if that hotel was not guest friendly.
By comparison, if you chose a 4 or 5 star hotel – there is a reasonable chance it may NOT be guest friendly.
Some hotels are more guest friendly than others
There’s nothing different about the vast majority of guest friendly hotels in Pattaya, they are just like any other hotel, in any other place. They just happen to be extremely popular with single men because of their location near nightlife zones in Pattaya.
A very limited number of hotels are what you might call “adults only”, or cater to the needs of single men and their female guests. The Penthouse hotel is a famously “adults only” hotel in Pattaya. The Classroom Hotel is one of very few guest friendly hotels in Pattaya with a private entrance, and Galaxy Suites and Secrets Hotel are two popular adult-themed guest friendly hotels on Walking Street.
How to be sure your hotel is guest friendly?
There’s is only one way you can be one hundred percent sure the hotel you choose for YOUR stay, on YOUR dates, and that is to contact the hotel yourself – preferably by email – so that you have it in writing.
In case you are booking a 1 to 3 star hotel close to the nightlife areas in Pattaya, you may wonder – why bother sending an email. Well, aside from your peace of mind, there’s lots of other things you can learn about the hotel and its joiner policy, such as minimum age allowed, and fee for the third guest (if permitted).
Find a guest friendly hotel in Pattaya
There’s lots of websites, including this blog, with handy lists of popular guest friendly hotels in Pattaya. And they are a great place to start your search for guest friendly hotels in Pattaya.
Thanks for reading, enjoy your stay in Pattaya. While you’re here, why not take a little time to browse the blog and learn more about Pattaya.