IMPORTANT NOTE FOR GUESTS FROM MY OWN EXPERIENCES
Guests who buy Lomprayah ticket (pink color) from an agency at train station in Bangkok, please reconfirm your seat with Lomprayah office in Bangkok 1 day before departure. The pink ticket is a special fare ticket which is on stand-by basis. That means no reservation is made on the date of purchase. If you don't reconfirm your seat by your self, you won't get the seat in case the ferry is full
Guests who buy a very special bus fare travelling from Bangkok to Chumphon, please make sure that your bus drop you off in town. It happened some time to my guests who bought a very good deal for the bus from Bangkok down to Chumphon. They only found out in the middle of the night (about 03 a.m. in the morning) that the bus did not come to Chumphon town. The bus only dropped them at the big intersection on the highway (Pathompon intersection) located about 8 km. to town then the bus continued to other cities further down south. From there they had to find their way to town. And they had to pay for a motorcycle taxi or a pick up truck to get into town. So I did not think what they had paid plus a taxi to town is really a good deal.
My recommendation is to catch a bus of Chok Anan Tour leaving from Bangkok to Chumphon directly or take a train.
*Chock Anan Bus Terminal is located in town near 7-Eleven (convenient store) and it is about 800 meters to Salsa Hostel via short cut.