on our recent trip to Koh Lipeh, Thailand, my friend and i got a room at Mama Bungalow. it was a little difficult to find since it's not a very big establishment. But it was a nice place to rest and refresh ourselves after our activities around the island. Mama Bungalow is located at one of the few intersections on the island.
it sits next to a 7 Eleven ( which was a lifesaver!), opposite a pharmacy ( we never went but saw the benefits of being closeby) and a Thai Lady Pancake stall (no. 3?). it's a 5 minute walk from the jetty and a 3 minute walk from the main/popular beach called Sunrise beach.
if you are feeling adventurous, walk 10 minutes and you will be at sunset beach. Tricycles are conveniently parked outside all the time so if you dont like to walk or cant, just zoom round in oje of those bad boys.
Since it was so close to everything, whatever we lacked in the room, we just went out tonget. but the room itself was great. the bed was comfy, the air cond worked well. there was even a fan if the air cond got too cold or wasnt cool enough. hot and cold water in the toilet made for great showers post dipping in the sea. there wasnt a vanity table and the cupboard was kinda small but since we live out of our bags, it wasnt really a problem.
my fav bits about the room was the pipe outside our room so we never went in woth sandy feet and the free water dispenser and water bottles they supply each time they cleaned room.
the downside is because its a budget accommodation so expect some rowdy people and noise from the road. on oir last night of the trip, a really loud group of divers or vacationers ( im talking like 35 people) had a few rooms on the premises. it wasnt the most pleasant crowd to be around but luckily we were so tired that we just knocked out once we gor to bed. the TV despite being quite advanced woth USB outlet and all, was completely in Thai. even the English movies were in Thai 😂 so unless you find Robert Downey Jr. or Tom cruise speaking in Thai amusing, tge entertainment aint all that
Overall, i think this spot is suitable for BUDGET TRAVELLERS who dont mind roughing it out a little. the big selling poi nt is the location. its not the most pristine or scenic spot for accomodation but accessing the beautiful parts of tge island is a breeze from here