None of Koh Phangan scooter rentals 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.
1. Chai Rent
Work Hours: 9:00-18:00
Google Map Location: https://goo.gl/maps/QV2dhckzgtQ2
You can not only rent a scooter or bike there, but repair any broken. So it is primarily the repair service, which rents scooters besides. You would find in Baan Tai, in 7-11 km from the Thong Sala Pier.
2. Big Boss
Work Hours: 9:00-18:00
Google Map Location: https://goo.gl/maps/aVmg9DSEem92
In the list of the recommendable Koh Phangan scooter rentals it is the closest to-the-pier one You can rent a scooter or a bike, a car or a room or a bungalow or buy a tour there.
3. Ying Ying’s Kitchen (Haad Salad Motorbike Service)
Work Hours: 9:00-22:00
Phone number: (095) 924-74-33
Google Map Location: https://goo.gl/maps/PKiLE2HYKy72
Get the FB review: https://www.facebook.com/Ying-yings-kitchen-1527518670859031/reviews/
You’re kidding me? What do you mean by “kitchen”?
Exactly, the kitchen! I would rather call it a cafe!
It is an island, don’t you forget that, please! You should not be surprised by the fact that you can rent a bike in a cafe and buy a small villa or even a hotel in the laundry.
This small cafe is located between Haad Salad and Haad Yao (it is the North-West part of the island). You can taste vegetarian food there and rent a vehicle there.
If you have any ideas what other friendly and recommendable Koh Phangan scooter rentals should be included in our list, let us know, please!
If you or your friends had some problems with any of the rentals we notice, please, let us know as well. If the negative feedback would be confirmed and we find several similar examples, we will remove this rentals from our list. – Ed.