Located just 280 kilometers southwest of Bangkok, Hua Hin is one of Thailand’s most popular beach destinations for locals and expats alike. It is convenient and ever developing because it is where the city meets the sea. Here you will find scrumptious seafood, lively markets, never-sleeping bars, long beaches, and palm tree-decorated landscapes which have turned this former fishing enclave into a what is now a bustling town, brimming with anything and everything a visitor, tourist, or traveler could ever want!
Hua Hin Green Lion center offers air-conditioned dorm rooms with bunk beds on same gender basis (2-8 pax per room). There is a dining area, pool area with the garden, and there are hot water showers. There are also a limited number of private rooms available. If the private rooms are full at the Hua Hin Green Lion center, you will be accommodated off-site in a nearby hostel.
Hua Hin Green Lion center has easy access to local shops, laundry and you can easily get transportation by using the app GRAB.
- 10 Km from the TGL center to Hua Hin airport (15-20 mins)
- 11 Km from the TGL center to Bus to Suvarnabhumi airport
- 8 Km from from the TGL center to Hua Hin night market/ mall
A security cash deposit of 500 TBH is required for the key to your room. It is payable upon arrival in cash and will be returned when they key is given back at the end your stay. Please also bring a padlock with you.
All participants are expected to be environmentally conscious and to use all resources with restraint, especially water, paper and electricity. You will be expected to clean up after yourself, and to play your part to keep the accommodation neat and organized.
The meeting point is at BKK International airport on Sunday no later than 15.00.
If you arrive at DMK (Don Mueang) airport, you have to come to BKK airport to meet the transfer coordinator who will have your bus ticket for the transfer to Hua Hin.
If you are booked to land by 15:00, but experience delays with your flight or in immigration, we will still meet you and you will be still transferred at no additional charge. If your flight is booked to land after 15:00 on Sunday, there is an additional charge for a private transfer.
Meeting Point at Bangkok International Airport (BKK)
After passing through customs, make sure you stay on the same floor (Level 2) and turn right and proceed to ENTRANCE 4. Our coordinator will be waiting for you inside the building in front of this entrance with a sign saying 'Green Lion'. Our coordinator will not move to find you, he has firm instructions to stay at ENTRANCE 4. .
Arriving by Land - Meeting Point at Bangkok International Airport (BKK)
Time: Sunday 15:45
If you are travelling overland or arrive earlier in the week, you can meet us for a pick-up at the BKK Suvarnabhumi Airport. You can take a taxi there, or if you are close to a train station, avoid traffic via the "Airport Link" train line, which takes you all the way to the basement of the airport. Meet our Green Lion staff at level 2, Entrance 4 by Sunday 15:45.
Try this number first if you cannot find our staff at the airport: Mobile/WhatsApp +66 (0) 98 646 6970
T/Whatsapp: +66 (0) 62 509 4568 (Program Manager)
Other Emergency Numbers
1155 Tourist Police (The Tourist Police of Thailand are trained to assist you in English. Direct any safety concerns to them.)
199 Fire Brigade
1669 Medical assistance
How to get to here on your own
How to get to us on your own, if booked to arrive after 15:00 on Sunday (please note that if your flight is delayed, but was due in no later than 15:00 on Sunday you will still be met at the airport).
Take the bus from BKK Airport Level 1 (near Gate 8) to Hua Hin. Contact us once you leave so we know when to pick you up from Hua Hin.
Hua Hin Center
96 Moo 7
Hin Lek Fai
Hua Hin District, Prachuap Khiri Khan 77110
All the meals served inside the accommodation are homestyle, vegetarian-friendly and you can expect that they will be typically Thai, including plenty of rice or noodle dishes with vegetables and occasionally some meat will be provided as well, along with seasonal fruits for dessert.
While we do our best to accommodate our participants, what we provide for most meals is local cuisine. If you are a picky eater, have dietary restrictions, or if you think that you will not be satisfied with the local dishes provided, you might want to consider supplementing our menu with your own western type foods and snacks that are more to your liking. From our accommodation and you can use our bikes to ride to a few convenience stores nearby.
Please keep in mind that refrigerator space is limited and to prevent insect infestation open food items are not allowed in the rooms.Your center is located in the hilly countryside of Prachuap Khiri Khan province amidst green surroundings. The accommodation consists of spacious rooms. There is a common area with a refrigerator, hammocks and a large communal swimming pool for you to chill.
Casual, construction-work type clothes are appropriate during your time at the temple school. However, no see-through clothes or low-cut tops are permitted.
Our Eco Houses are about 10-15 kilometer from the city, it's a little bit difficult to travel to town by public transportation, but it can be done by local taxi. Our staff can assist you calling a taxi at any time. There are also bicycles available for volunteers to borrow.
There are a number of banks and ATM machines nearby. The nearest one is just about 2 km away at Tha Kham market.
Local SIM Card
We highly recommend buying a cheap local SIM card for your whole time in Thailand for your own personal safety and for easier/cheaper communication with the other participants, staff and family back home. This becomes especially useful if travelling to your project destination by yourself. You can usually get one at the airport for free or at a low cost. You can also receive one at the accommodation on arrival for free.