BYD Lofts was the perfect place to stay! The staff were incredibly helpful and friendy, and the room was spacious and impeccably clean. It is located in patong town a 2 minute walk from the beach and right next to shopping and a ton of food options. The hotel restaurant was amazing and inexpensive, though its western fare is a bit pricier. The suite we stayed in had thick curtains that blocked light and most of the noise, and the showers were great. Not to mention is is a bargain! I had one of the best travel experiences here and it was also one of the cheapest. I cannot emphasize enough how great the service was! They helped me with everything - lent me a converter, held my bags 8 hours after I checked out (and they let me check out late), gave directions, extra towels, etc. Stay there if you get the chance!