Guesthouses, hotels and resorts
Khao San Road
The centrepiece of Banglamphu, Khao San Road runs from Chakraphong Road in the west to Tanao Road in the east. Loaded with shops, bars and market stalls, much of the accommodation here is gradually being shouldered into the surrounding area.
For backpackers with a bit of cash259 Khao San Rd, Banglamphu
T: (02) 282 7511; F: (02) 629 5454
Rikka Inn's rooms are more than reasonable for the money — all are air-con and they're not too small in size with a touch more snazz than your typical Khao San Road guesthouse. Hot water bathrooms ... Read the full review of Rikka Inn.
From the founders of D&D1 Khaosan Rd
T: (02) 629 2040; F: (02) 629 2049
Owned by the same people as the very long-running D&D Inn, the Deng Derm Thai style hotel is an imposing yellow and green hotel towards the Police Station end of Khao San Road (though we're not sure ... Read the full review of Dang Derm.
202 Khaosan Rd202 Khao San Rd
T: (02) 281 9509;
In a previous life this was the Nana Plaza Inn, but following a complete refurbishment, it has been reborn at the KhaoSan Park Inn. All rooms are quite smart and well fitted out with air-con, firm ... Read the full review of Khaosan Park Resort.
Excellent backpacker value216/6 Khao San Rd
T: (02) 629 0211 (084) 343 7950;
Set in a refurbished building just a jump down Trok Mayom from Tanao Rd, this sparkling cheap guesthouse staffed by an affable bunch of fun young Thais, offers terrific value for budget travellers ... Read the full review of Chada Guesthouse.
A Khao San Rd favourite68-70 Khao San Rd, Bangkok
T: (02) 629 0526-8; F: (02) 629 0529
Khao San Road's flashpacker factory, the D&D Inn is quite reasonable value for Khao San Road with good, clean rooms and professional staff. Facilities and services include a roof-top swimming pool, ... Read the full review of D&D Inn.600B to 1,500B 17 votes Flashpacker
Very good value hidden away spot81 Trok Mayom, Chakraphong Rd, Bangkok
T: (02) 281 2948; F: (02) 281 5547
Set towards the western end of Trok Mayom (the narrow alley that runs parallel to Khao San Rd), New Joe has a large, comfortable and quiet restaurant and a mix of quiet good value rooms. Some rooms ... Read the full review of New Joe Guesthouse.Under 600B 9 votes Backpacker
Cheapest rooms right on Khao San125-127 Khao San Rd, Bangkok
T: (02) 281 8441;
Cheap and Clean boasts their card, and it's not far off the truth. We trudged up the stairs of the tall and narrow Lek Guest House expecting some pretty dire offerings, but were surprised by the ... Read the full review of Lek Guest House.
A reliable option265 Khao San Rd, Bangkok
T: (02) 629 4477; F: (02) 629 4744
Easily the flashest, most expensive place on Khao San Road, Buddy Lodge has great rooms and a refreshing pool on the roof with an attached bar. The deluxe rooms have a veranda and slightly larger ... Read the full review of Buddy Lodge.1,500B to 4,000B 6 votes Midrange
A Sawasdee chain hotel162 Khao San Rd, Bangkok
T: (02) 629 2526; F: (02) 282 6655
All rooms here have air-con, hot water and cable TV and are clean, and bright if a little stinky. The staff are quite friendly though and the prices reasonable, but pushing a bit high considering ... Read the full review of Sawasdee Banglampu Inn.
Clean but not too budget96 Khao San Rd, Bangkok
T: (02) 282 5544;
Located just off Khao San Rd, down the alley beside the large and very popular traveller's centre at Khao San Centre bar and restaurant, the Budget Guesthouse is set in a large multi-storey concrete ... Read the full review of Budget Guesthouse.
The airport bus stops right out front18 Chakraphong Rd, Bangkok
T: (02) 629 4798; F: (02) 629 4799
This sparkling guesthouse has a trendy restaurant, a bookstore, internet cafe, travel agent, tattoo parlour and a range of rooms -- some of which are very well-sized and which even still have that ... Read the full review of Sawasdee Khaosan Inn.
Super clean and friednly98 Khao San Rd, Bangkok
T: (02) 282 7191;
Mom Guesthouse is one of the better of a slew of new places that opened up around Khao San over the last few years. While not overflowing with character, Mom Guesthouse is clean and fairly well ... Read the full review of Mom Guesthouse.
This area is between Khao San Road and the Chao Phraya River, surrounding Wat Chana Songkhram. There are cheap guesthouses and hotels along with some bargain cafes and bars.
Simply outstanding48 Samsen Rd Soi 3, Banglamphu
T: (02) 628 7067; F: (02) 628 7887
Every now and then you find a gem of a guesthouse and Sam Sen Sam Place is such a place. While the wooden building that houses the deluxe rooms is 100 years old suffice to say that short of another ... Read the full review of Sam Sen Sam Boutique House.600B to 1,500B 11 votes Flashpacker
Great value - super clean75-77 Rambuttri Rd, Bangkok
T: (02) 629 5861-3; F: (02) 629 5864
Since opening in early 2005 Lamphu House has rapidly become a top choice for budget travellers due to the simple fact it's cheap, quiet, pleasant and right in the thick of the Khao San area. This ... Read the full review of Lamphu House.Under 600B 29 votes Backpacker
Oustanding value50 Soi Trok Rongmai, Phra Athit Rd
T: (02) 282 2795; F: (02) 629 0303
Hotel-like accommodation at guesthouse prices makes New Siam II an outstanding choice and extremely popular with travellers to the area. The swimming pool, with a 200B per day charge for non-guests, ... Read the full review of New Siam II Guest House.600B to 1,500B 37 votes Flashpacker
Banglamphu's boutique hotel17/1-2 Soi Chanasongkhram
T: (02) 629 2121; F: (02) 629 5831
This cheap hotel looks funky from the foyer, but the rooms are just average. Erawan House has an atrium above the lobby, where an open stairway climbs past colourful globes of light to four stories ... Read the full review of Erawan House.600B to 1,500B 5 votes Flashpacker
Quiet, sleepy spot, and one of the originals11 Soi Trok Kai Chaee off Phra Sumen Rd
T: (02) 281 1219;
This tucked away spot has reasonable rooms for their price all stuck in a little wooden house. Its traditional, almost beach bungalow like feel, definitely makes it one of the more charming budget ... Read the full review of Apple 2 Guest House.
Very comfortable spot, with a pool95 Soi Rambutri, Bangkok
T: (02) 282 9162-3;
This mid-sized hotel has very clean and well-maintained rooms, making it a good choice for this price range in the Banglamphu area. Set at the rear of a small shopping village, there is a pleasant ... Read the full review of Rambuttri Village.600B to 1,500B 45 votes Flashpacker
Decent view, quiet atmosphere30 Soi Rambutri
T: (02) 281 4783; F: (02) 281 4783 ext. 200
Mango Lagoon Place is a good value guesthouse in the Rambuttri area. The five-storey building has clean, but somewhat musty rooms with TV but no fridge, some of which have good views of the ... Read the full review of Mango Lagoon Place.600B to 1,500B 7 votes Flashpacker
Spotless and well-located, but aging18-20 Phra Athit Road
T: (02) 280 3315;
New Merry V is clean, right down to its share bathrooms. It's also very conveniently located for the Chao Phraya River Express ferries and for the strip of excellent bars and restaurants on Phra ... Read the full review of New Merry V Guest House.
Comfortable, good value, friendly staff54/1 Soi Chanasongkhram
T: (02) 629 5390; F: (02) 629 1477
The rooms are ok size and many of the rooms have large TVs hanging off the ceiling above the foot of the bed — be careful not to whack your head. There are two choices of rooms — the cheaper ones ... Read the full review of Four Sons Village.Under 600B 11 votes Backpacker
Good location and atmosphere28/1 Soi Rambutri
T: (02) 281 4777; F: (02) 282 4291
Located on the bend near the back end of Rambutri Rd, O Bangkok has been around for a handful of years now and is starting to show its age. Scuffed walls and a bit of a deserted foyer area were a ... Read the full review of O Bangkok.
Popular, basic and clean33 Chana Songkram, Bangkok
T: (02) 282 9267-8;
This very popular place represents quite good value for those on a very tight backpacker budget. The property has two buildings, with the front one offering very basic but clean fan-cooled rooms with ... Read the full review of Merry V Guest House.
Good overflow spot12 Soi Rongmai
T: (02) 629 1599; F: (02) 629 1595
Baan Sabai is set towards the far end of the Rambutri loop and makes for a good overflow option if you're struggling to find a room. We found the staff to be particularly friendly and helpful, and ... Read the full review of Baan Sabai.Under 600B 16 votes Backpacker
Trendiest room decoration55 Phra Sumen Rd, Bangkok
T: (02) 282 6171; F: (02) 282 6176
We arrived here to see a fruit exchange with the two Japanese guests giving pappaya in thanks with the desk staff giving them bananas — all to allround smiles. While most guesthouses in Banglamphu ... Read the full review of Bhiman Inn Hotel.600B to 1,500B 2 votes Flashpacker
This small area on the other side of Tanao Road has a handful of places to stay and is home to the nearest post office to Khao San Road.
Friendly family atmosphere81/1 Tanao Rd, Bangkok
T: (02) 281 2511;
New Central is another budget choice on chilled out Tanao Rd, offering a more relaxed vibe while remaining within staggering distance of the Khao San perma-carnival. The key to making the most of ... Read the full review of New Central Guest House.
Clean with good service117 Tanao Rd
T: (02) 281 4056; F: (02) 282 2247
Clean and good service is actually their slogan, and they deliver. Very reasonable prices for quality, if simple accommodation with colourful bedding and bath tiles. Tucked away from nearby Khao San ... Read the full review of At Home Guesthouse.Under 600B 9 votes Backpacker
Soi Rambutri and around
Soi Rambuttri runs parallel to the north of Khao San Road and into the West Banglamphu area. It boasts a range of cheap hotels and some reasonable restaurants.
Outstanding but expensive609 Phra Sumen Rd
T: (02) 629 1787; F: (02) 629 1786
We liked the Old Bangkok Inn — we liked it a lot. And while it was quite a bit out of our budget, if it is in yours, this place is difficult to beat. Rooms are charmingly decorated with super firm, ... Read the full review of Old Bangkok Inn.
Unpretentious good value64 Samsen Road (between Soi 2 and Soi 4), Bangkok
T: (087) 502 0520, (091) 031 2310;
Located a 10-minute walk from Khao San Road, Samsen Skyline Hostel aims for friendliness over trendiness and value over style. You won’t find glossy entertainment rooms or uniformed staff at ... Read the full review of Samsen Skyline Hostel.
Comfy and cosy10/4 Sibsamhang Road (near the corner of Phra Sumen Road), Bangkok
T: (022) 822 398;
Hidden behind racks of clothes for sale near Khao San Road, Baan Bovorn is a fine choice for budget travellers seeking a cosy, homely hostel experience. This family-run spot is clean and inviting, ... Read the full review of Baan Bovorn.
A breath of fresh airTani Road, Bangkok
T: (089) 499 8702;
Bangkok’s Khao San Road area has a reputation for grungy budget digs and some of the most apathetic receptionists in Thailand. Rang Kha Mhin Homestay bucks this trend with spotless, reasonably ... Read the full review of Rang Kha Mhin Homestay.
Clean and canalsidePhra Sumen Road (next to Khlong Lamphu), Bangkok
T: 022) 800 388;
Year-old Korbua House is one of a few midrange hotels to have recently materialised in Bangkok’s Samsen area, just north of Khao San Road. Tucked beside Khlong Lamphu canal, the hotel offers fully ... Read the full review of Korbua House.
A chilled out vibe5 Tani Rd, Bangkok
T: (02) 282 2324; F: (02) 629 1186
This sleekly designed hostel is spotlessly clean and well-located as well — a few streets from Khao San, it's far enough to be peaceful, but only a few minutes from the action. This is an all dorm ... Read the full review of NapPark Hostel.
A smooth flashpacker option convenient to Khao San9 Phrasumen Rd
T: (02) 282 3932; F: (02) 629 0380
Right next to Prasumen Fort is Fortville Guesthouse, a newly renovated property with 29 rooms. The rooms are simple yet well thought out, with a minimalist design that rather does bring to mind the ... Read the full review of Fortville Guesthouse.
Good family rooms108/17 Soi Rambuttri
T: (02) 281 6626; F: (02) 629 4599
When we visited this hotel in 2011, it was so new we could still smell the paint and the matronly owner jumped up from the front desk to show us around. During the walk-thru she confided that her ... Read the full review of Sakul House.
Good flashpacking value95-97 Tani Rd
T: (02) 629 0095-6;
Set just down the road from Thai Cozy, Pannee has smarter rooms than it's more popular neighbour — both in space — they're larger, and in fittings — they're of a higher standard. It's an ... Read the full review of Pannee House.
Good flashpacker value, with pool.36 Tani Rd
T: (02) 280 1025; F: (02) 280 1024
Set between Tani and Rambuttri Roads (it has entrances on both), Villa Cha Cha's main attraction is the moderately-sized swimming pool, the garden setting that surrounds it, and some quite smart ... Read the full review of Villa Cha Cha.1,500B to 4,000B 3 votes Midrange
Private pod dorms209-211 Kraisi Road, Bangkok
T: (02) 629 0150;
A five-minute stroll from Khao San Road, the one-year-old Suneta Hostel is the first we’ve seen in Bangkok to offer a true ‘luxury pod’ experience. Closing yourself off behind a sliding wood ... Read the full review of Suneta Hostel.
Good flashpacker digs76 Rambuttri Rd
T: (02) 280 3070; F: (02) 280 3071
It took us a few days before we were able to get into Sleep WithInn to see a room such is the popularity of this newish property on Soi Rambuttri, a five minute walk from the heart of Khao San Road. ... Read the full review of Sleep WithInn.600B to 1,500B 2 votes Flashpacker
Tour group standard42 Rambutri Rd
T: (02) 280 5434-45;
This large hotel is popular with many of the tour groups taking in the Khao San Road sights. The rooms are reasonable, large with lots of room for your bags and such, although some are rather musty. ... Read the full review of Viengtai Hotel.1,500B to 4,000B 3 votes Midrange
National Library and around
Set a ten minute walk north of Khao San Road, the National Library area has some good value, quieter guesthouses to choose from.
Once you try it, you'll never stay anywhere else46 Thawet Soi 1, Krungkasem Rd, Thawet
T: (02) 628 8188-90;
As the super-friendly staffer led us through this amazing little hideaway we uttered one wow after another, through the entire visit. The building was originally just another cheap clapped-out Thai ... Read the full review of Phra Nakorn Norn Len.
A lovely vintage-style boutique hotel245/1, Soi 9, Sri Ayutthaya Road, Bangkok
T: (02) 281 4332, (086) 868 0685;
It’s not so often that we come across a “boutique” hotel that warrants the term, but Baan Tepa Boutique House in the low key historical district of Dusit gets it just right. With eight ... Read the full review of Baan Tepa Boutique House.
Bright, clean and comfy240 Samsen Soi 1, Bangkok
T: (026) 293 088;
A handful of hostels have emerged in the Khao San Road area to challenge the old presumption that cheap dorms must be filled with cockroaches and cranky staffs. One such game-changer is Khaosan ... Read the full review of Khaosan Immjai Hostel.
Worth seeking out155 Wanchat Bridge Phrachatipatai Rd
T: (02) 282 0991-2; F: (02) 282 0993
Set beside Khlong Lamphu, a ten minute walk from Khao San Road, Lamphu Tree House is a good, family-friendly midpriced hotel. The hotel just about lives up to its boutique claim with 40 individually ... Read the full review of Lamphu Tree House.
A stunning package120 Samsen Rd
T: (02) 628 6988;
Set in a restored Thai house (the original building was built in 1936) Baan Chantra offers a near unique place to stay a mere ten minute walk from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok's Khao San Road. ... Read the full review of Baan Chantra.
Good value, especially friendly. Popular111/1-3 Tanee Rd
T: (02) 629 5870-4; F: (02) 629 5875
Quiet simply, we've found this place, across numerous stays, to be one of the friendliest places in the Khao San area. Set on Tani Rd, two blocks north of Khao San Road, the clean and friendly Thai ... Read the full review of Thai Cozy House.
Up-market guesthouse4 Samsen Rd
T: (02) 629 4008; F: (02) 629 4009
Well situated and well appointed — friendly and helpful staff — make this spot a good choice for those who wish to be close to the Khao San action without being right in the middle of it. Not ... Read the full review of Diamond House.
The original!71 Sri Ayutthaya Rd Soi 16
T: (02) 281 0757;
The very long-running Sawatdee Guesthouse (established way back in 1980), Sawatdee Guest House continues to be a popular choice amongst budget travellers and backpackers. Clambering up and down its ... Read the full review of Sawatdee Guest House.
Friendly, cosy, guesthouse23/11 Sri-Ayutthaya Road Soi 14
T: (02) 282 5942;
Another longstanding Thewet guesthouse run by the same family who own Tavee, Shanti and Sawatdee, (older brother, sister, younger brother respectively) this is probably the pick of the bunch. Wood ... Read the full review of Sri-Ayuttaya Guest House.Under 600B 3 votes Backpacker
Quiet guest house which delivers on comfort and pr83 Sri-Ayutthaya Rd Soi 14
T: (02) 280 1447;
Tavee is situated down the soi, behind Sri Ayuttaya Guest House. The rooms go for a more traditional, wooden panel look which some might find a little gloomy, but the rooms are clean and adequately ... Read the full review of Tavee House.
Good backpacker hideout, friendly335 Phra Sumen Rd
T: (02) 629 1073; F: (02) 629 1075
It looks like a tiny pace from the street front, but the backpacker-friendly Boworn BB goes back and back and up and up and is full of rooms above your standard Khao San Rd fare — at not ... Read the full review of Boworn B.B. Guesthouse.
Well known and popular guesthouse37 Sri Ayuthaya Rd Soi 16
T: (02) 281 2497;
A well known, popular and longstanding guesthouse, Shanti was one of the first guesthouses back in the late 80's to go 'cool' with lattes, Vivaldi, vegetarian food and no smoking. These days it seems ... Read the full review of Shanti Lodge.Under 600B 12 votes Backpacker
Stunning boutique suites by the river396/1 Maharaj Rd
T: (02) 622 1900; F: (02) 225 3861
Housed in the grounds of a former royal residence, the Chakrabongse Villas are every traveller's dream of what living in Bangkok used to be like. The Chakrabongse Villas are located along the Chao ... Read the full review of Chakrabongse Villas.4,000B to 8,000B 1 vote Toprange
Excellent riverside midrange value45/1 Phra Athit Rd, Banglamphu
T: (02) 280 9955; F: (02) 280 9966
The Navalai offers very smart, hotel-style rooms in an excellent riverside location. While the brochure boasts rooms in four distinct styles, don't expect a big variation in the decor nor style of ... Read the full review of Navalai River Resort.1,500B to 4,000B 2 votes Midrange
Great views of the river21 Phra Athit Rd
T: (02) 629 3535; F: (02) 629 3536
The most grandiose of the New Siam properties, New Siam Riverside is certainly up a step from their other offerings — the location, beside the Chao Phraya River, offers splendid views from the ... Read the full review of New Siam Riverside.1,500B to 4,000B 4 votes Midrange
This is a catchall for any places to stay that don't fall into any of the other areas. Check the maps and text for specific location and directions as some may be quite a walk from Khao San Road.
Sumptuous and soothing463/5-8 Luk Luang Road, Bangkok
T: (085) 328 2475;
Have you ever dreamed of taking an ordinary old shophouse and turning it into a plush urban pad? The family who runs Loog Choob Homestay on the fringes of Bangkok’s old city did exactly that. What ... Read the full review of Loog Choob Homestay.
A poker player with an exceptional hand17 Soi Ratchasak (off Bamrung Muang Rd), Bangkok
T: (089) 168 0212;
Opened in July of 2013, Chern Boutique Hostel is like a poker player with an exceptional hand. It’s situated off one of our favourite Bangkok roads near several key attractions and loads of great ... Read the full review of Chern Boutique Hostel.
Classy digs at Democracy Monument78/3 Ratchadamnoen Klang Rd (corner of Dinso Road), Bangkok
T: (02) 621 2808; F: (02) 622 0561
Opened at the tail end of 2012, Baan Dinso at Ratchadamnoen is situated at the heart of Bangkok’s historic district and has spotless, elegant rooms directly overlooking Democracy Monument. One ... Read the full review of Baan Dinso at Ratchadamnoen.
Living history204-206 Mahachai Rd, Bangkok
T: (022) 214 442;
A classy spot with a long name, Niras Bankoc Cultural Hostel occupies a 140-year-old house in the heart of Bangkok’s historic district. If you prefer creaky teak wood to polished concrete, the ... Read the full review of Niras Bankoc Cultural Hostel.
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