None of Koh Phangan motorbike rental is presented in the Internet at the moment, and that’s the key problem the travellers meet. You can find no true feedback for any of them. So one coming to the island usually has to find the rentals on his or her own. And it usually turns to some overall negative impressions that the travellers derive from the trip to the island.
We shall try to help you a bit. Let’s see some examples.
When the rentals manager demands paying $300 penalty for the while-use broken detail that costs $2-3 only, then you shall immediately call the police. For they are obviously cheating you.
But if the detail you broke costs $30 and the rentals managers insist on paying $90 penalty, you should see what are the reasons.
Let’s take the headlight of the Honda Click 125i (issued in 2012-2015) as an example.
The genuine spare part costs at about $30. If there is no dealer store on the island, then the spare part is to be ordered from Surat Thani. Which means, that along with paying for the spare part, the rentals owner has to pay for the posting costs (packaging and delivery make $10 on the average). The parcel is being delivered in 3-4 working days.
So if you break the headlight on Friday and there is no spare part at the rentals, it will be fixed on Thursday at best. Which makes 6 days including the weekend. And that means, that during all these days the rentals lose at about $40-60 it could win renting this scooter. In order to compensate this expense, the owner of the rentals has to withhold this sum from the tourist who broke the headlight.
It is necessary to pay the technician for changing the headlight as well. If you take into account the working hours and labour cost, we should add $20-25 at least to the sum that a tourist shall pay not to cause losses to the rentals.
So if you break the headlight costing $30, you should rightfully pay $100 penalty to the Koh Phangan scooter rentals.
The recommendable rentals generally describe it all in the rent contract. In order not to handle sad discussions with the clients explaining to them why the cost of the broken 30-dollar detail actually turns to $90.
And I shall give you the best advice ever: please, ride carefully and do your best not to have accidents.
Work Hours: 7:00-19:00
Google Map Location: https://goo.gl/maps/QV2dhckzgtQ2
Number 1 in our ranking of the most trusted motorbike rentals in Koh Phangan. Among other things, you can not only rent a motorcycle or car here, but also buy tickets for your further trip around Thailand or book accommodation on the island. It is very convenient that they are right next to the pier.
Big Man Motorbike Rental
Work Hours: 6:30-21:00
Google Map Location: https://goo.gl/maps/LH6vckWqZuWS68Fi7
Another super reliable motorbike rental on Koh Phangan. One of the obvious advantages is that these guys open very early and close very late. Thus, if you are planning a full day trip around the island and plan to return the bike to the rental shop late in the evening, this is the place for you.
Mongkhon Phangan Car & Motorbike Rental
Work Hours: 8:00-22:00
Phone number: +66 98 226 1440
Google Map Location: https://goo.gl/maps/EP5CEG931p6jtL7X8
Cars and motorcycles for rent. Located on the pier next to the leader of our rating. If you have huge backpacks, you can store them here.
OK. Now you know where to go to rent a motorbike in Koh Phangan. Enjoy!