I called Khao Yai Garden Lodge in the last minute. Literally before me and my friend got on the bus from Korat. Fortunately, they have available room. They offer free pick up from Pak Chong. I called them again when we arrived Pak Chong and just after 20 minutes wait, their truck arrived.
I did not expect their location to be along the main road and beside a gas station where there is 7 Eleven. I always prefer a place with a nearby convenience store so this is a plus for me.
I immediately liked this place right when we got off the truck. We were welcomed with drinks and smiling staff.
We got the backpacker’s room for 350 baht per night. Simple and small but they provide toiletries, towels and water. We have a shared bathroom which was not bad. It is spacious and clean.
They have a relaxing swimming pool and the garden is just beautiful.
The restaurant in the hotel offers variety of food. We ate here during our stay. Almost all the staff is friendly and can speak and understand english.
We availed their tours and it was pretty awesome. You can read here: https://iamryshel.com/2015/02/12/khao-yai-national-park-tour-thailand/
Below are their room rates and contact information.
They also offer free transportation back to Pak Chong at 9:30AM and 1PM. We left in the morning and the staff bid us good bye.
I highly recommend this place to people visiting Khao Yai National Park.