Just returned from 2 nights at Popular, wish we'd booked for longer. My husband and I (30+) found the location perfect for us, at the end of the beautiful main beach so you're just away from the noise and crowds but only a short stroll to the action. The service wasn't great - I'd agree with some of the previous comments there, the owner was quite indifferent but we didn't care as didn't need anything from her. The bungalows themselves are very spacious, comfy beds, bathroom's are a little ugly but big and clean. We'd stay here again as waking up with that view was just heaven.
Just regarding some of the other reviewer's comments - my husband was keen to meet these monkeys everyone warned about but we only ever saw one and he was on the roof of another bungalow so they certainly never bothered us. And we found the breakfasts quite good.
Really enjoyed eating at Phi Phi Nice Resort a few doors down - the best Tom Yum Goong we've ever had.More