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Kanchanaburi

Most of the budget guesthouses and hotels in Kanchanaburi run along the banks of the River Kwai. These range from thatch shacks that look like they'd wash away in the next storm to solid and comfortable midrange and luxury rooms. Overall, we find the standards of Kanchanaburi's budget accommodation to be poor. Many places are in need of renovations (or just a good deep clean), have apathetic and/or rude staff and generally don't deliver what's promised. This is one destination where it's worth shelling out a little extra baht for a quality room.

  • Dheva Mantra

    Dheva Mantra

    Lavish riverside resort

    9/99 Moo 3, Thamakham Rd, Kanchanaburi
    T: (034) 527 666; F: (034) 527 660

    This sprawling resort located a few kilometres out of town on the west side of the river doesn't cut any corners when it comes to luxury. Surrounded by modern buildings with a tasteful colonial ... Read the full review of Dheva Mantra .

    4 stars 4,000B to 8,000B 1 vote Toprange
  • Apple's Retreat

    Apple's Retreat

    Quiet rooms, outstanding food

    153/4 Moo 4, Thamakham Rd, Kanchanaburi
    T: (081) 948 4646;

    The illustrious Apple and Noi moved their headquarters across the river a few years ago and established Apple's Retreat in a quiet and peaceful riverside setting. Unlike other options on the west ... Read the full review of Apple's Retreat.

    4 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
  • River Kwai Bridge Resort

    River Kwai Bridge Resort

    Affordable elegance near the bridge

    Vietnam Rd (off Maenam Kwai Rd), Kanchanaburi
    T: (034) 514 522; F: (034) 516 955

    Though it takes its name from the famed nearby bridge, this small resort isn't a tacky motel meant to house tourists -- it's an attractive spot offering stylish accommodation. White bungalows are ... Read the full review of River Kwai Bridge Resort.

    4 stars 600B to 1,500B 1 vote Flashpacker
  • Ploy Guesthouse

    Ploy Guesthouse

    A stylish tropical retreat

    79/2 Maenam Kwai Rd, Kanchanaburi
    T: (082) 475 3443; F: (034)514 437

    With stylish, comfy rooms and a helpful staff, Ploy offers the best value on Maenam Kwai Road. Accommodation is in two whitewashed thatch-roofed buildings that face each other across a tree-lined ... Read the full review of Ploy Guesthouse.

    4 stars 600B to 1,500B 10 votes Flashpacker
  • V.N.Guesthouse

    V.N.Guesthouse

    Chilled out rafthouses

    44 Rongheabaoy Rd, Kanchanaburi
    T: (034) 514 082;

    The centrepiece of VN Guesthouse is a large, blocky rafthouse. Rooms are large and fairly clean, though the furniture is a bit worn, and the laminate floors are scuffed and torn. Perhaps the best ... Read the full review of V.N.Guesthouse.

    4 stars Under 600B 16 votes Backpacker
  • Sugar Cane Guest House 2

    Sugar Cane Guest House 2

    A relaxing choice

    7 Soi Cambodia (off Maenam Kwai Rd), Kanchanaburi
    T: (034) 514 988; F: (034) 625 213

    Sugar Cane 2 is located a fair distance from the main backpacker enclave toward the Death Railway bridge, making this friendly guesthouse a quiet and relaxing option. Sugar Cane 2 has two main ... Read the full review of Sugar Cane Guest House 2.

    4 stars Under 600B 8 votes Backpacker
  • U Inchantree Kanchanaburi

    U Inchantree Kanchanaburi

    Stylish resort

    443 Maenam Kwai Rd (north of the bridge), Kanchanaburi
    T: (034) 521 584; F: (034) 521 585

    The days of the Inchantree Resort offering incredible rooms for under 1,000 baht are over -- the place has been taken over by the U Hotels and Resorts empire, which runs over a dozen hotels in five ... Read the full review of U Inchantree Kanchanaburi.

    3.5 stars 1,500B to 4,000B 2 votes Midrange
  • River Inn

    River Inn

    River Kwai Hotel's budget sister

    284/15-16 Sangchuto Rd, Kanchanaburi
    T: (034) 621 056; F: (034) 511 269

    Sitting on the same grounds as the River Kwai Hotel, the River Inn is a relaxed, budget alternative to its more formal sister. Though the lobby is a little dark and the carpet in the hallways is ... Read the full review of River Inn.

    3.5 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
  • Green View Guest House

    Green View Guest House

    A secluded plantation

    40/2-5 Maenam Kwai Rd (0pposite Bangladesh Rd), Kanchanaburi
    T: (034) 518 910;

    The Green View has the mossy green feel of an abandoned plantation, which is fitting because no staff could be found on our first try. Tucked away on a leafy lane off Maenam Kwai Road, it's ... Read the full review of Green View Guest House .

    3.5 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
  • Sam's House

    Sam's House

    Average rooms

    14/2 Moo 1, Maenam Kwai Rd, Kanchanaburi
    T: (034) 515 956; F: (034) 624 231

    Sam's House has rows of log cabin-style rooms perched over a swamp. Though the reed-choked water is attractive, the half-sunken fountains that litter the grounds and the metal catwalk that leads ... Read the full review of Sam's House.

    3.5 stars Under 600B 2 votes Backpacker
  • Blue Star Guesthouse

    Blue Star Guesthouse

    Best of the budget bunch

    241 Maenam Kwai Rd, Kanchanaburi
    T: (034) 512 161; F: (034) 624 732

    The Blue Star's wide array of rooms are located near the action on Maenam Kwai but just far enough away that you're assured a quiet night's sleep. Despite mouldy and damp bathrooms, the cheaper ... Read the full review of Blue Star Guesthouse.

    3.5 stars Under 600B 12 votes Backpacker
  • Pong Phen Guesthouse

    Pong Phen Guesthouse

    Lively spot with a pool

    5 Soi Bangladesh (off Maenam Kwai Rd), Kanchanaburi
    T: (034) 512 981;

    Pong Phen has a variety of rooms in a friendly tropical atmosphere with crowds of happy travellers gathered around the bar and large swimming pool with river views. Basic air-con rooms in a ... Read the full review of Pong Phen Guesthouse.

    3.5 stars 600B to 1,500B 6 votes Flashpacker
  • Sugar Cane Guest House 1

    Sugar Cane Guest House 1

    A reliable old standby

    22 Soi Pakistan (off Maenam Kwai Rd), Kanchanaburi
    T: (034) 624 520; F: (034) 625 213

    Affiliated with Sugar Cane 2 further up river, Sugar Cane 1 offers a more central location and greater number of rafthouse rooms. The rooms on land are a little smaller than the bungalows at Sugar ... Read the full review of Sugar Cane Guest House 1.

    3.5 stars Under 600B 11 votes Backpacker
  • Noble Night Guesthouse

    Noble Night Guesthouse

    Decent rooms, pushy staff

    8/1 Soi Bangladesh (off Maenam Kwai Rd), Kanchanaburi
    T: (034) 515 275; F: (034) 514 769

    The Noble Night is a sprawling guesthouse complex that stretches all the way from a busy stretch of Maenam Kwai down to a swampy section of the river. Although they come with air-con and TVs, the ... Read the full review of Noble Night Guesthouse.

    3 stars 600B to 1,500B 1 vote Flashpacker
  • My Home Guesthouse

    My Home Guesthouse

    Clean rooms near the bars

    18/1 Maenam Kwai Rd, Kanchanaburi
    T: (034) 625 555;

    Located two minutes past Nirvana Guesthouse, not far from the train station and across the street from Baa Bar, My Home opened in 2012 and offers a handful of simple but clean rooms set back a short ... Read the full review of My Home Guesthouse.

    3 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
  • Aajam Guesthouse

    Aajam Guesthouse

    A reliable and quiet option

    Northern stretch of Maenam Kwai Road, Kanchanaburi

    Located a fair distance towards the quieter northern stretch of Maenam Kwai Road, Aajam lacks style and charm but delivers what it promises: a quiet night's sleep by the river with air-con, WiFi that ... Read the full review of Aajam Guesthouse.

    3 stars 600B to 1,500B 1 vote Flashpacker
  • Tara Bed and Breakfast

    Tara Bed and Breakfast

    Comfy choice for night owls

    99-101 Maenam Kwai Rd, Kanchanaburi
    T: (086) 337 4540;

    Another new edition to Kanchanaburi, Tara occupies a painfully bright yellow building above Snooker Bar. All rooms are clean, spacious and equipped with soft, comfy beds and 32 inch LCD TVs. Rooms ... Read the full review of Tara Bed and Breakfast.

    3 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
  • Tamarind Guesthouse

    Tamarind Guesthouse

    Looks great on the surface

    29/1 Maenam Kwai Rd, Kanchanaburi
    T: (034) 518 790;

    At first glance, the Tamarind appears to be one of Kanchanaburi's best budget guesthouses. Staff are friendly, rooms are clean and have a pleasant scent, WiFi is free and the rooms on land come with ... Read the full review of Tamarind Guesthouse.

    3 stars Under 600B 3 votes Backpacker
  • Thai Garden Inn

    Thai Garden Inn

    Tranquil atmosphere but overpriced

    74/11 Moo 4, Kanchanaburi
    T: (085) 819 1686;

    Located across the river among sprawling banana farms, the Thai Garden Inn feels like a secluded countryside village. Rooms are in pleasant individual wood cabins, which curve around an open yard. ... Read the full review of Thai Garden Inn.

    3 stars 600B to 1,500B 2 votes Flashpacker
  • Nita Rafthouse

    Nita Rafthouse

    Friendly, budget rafthouse

    27/1 Pak Praek Rd (just south of Song Kwai Rd), Kanchanaburi
    T: (034) 514 521;

    Set at the bottom of a weedy path and surrounded by floating restaurants, Nita Rafthouse is easily overlooked. This is further emphasised by its location: docked near the JEATH war museum, it's the ... Read the full review of Nita Rafthouse.

    3 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
  • Rainbow Lodge

    Rainbow Lodge

    Literally a rainbow of bungalows

    48/5 Rongheabaoy Rd, Kanchanaburi
    T: (081) 763 0116;

    The seven brightly coloured bungalows at Rainbow Lodge perch crowded together on a hilltop over the river. Fan rooms are a bit dingy and you'll have to either sacrifice a TV in favour of hot water or ... Read the full review of Rainbow Lodge.

    3 stars Under 600B 3 votes Backpacker
  • T&T Guesthouse

    T&T Guesthouse

    Clean and functional

    1/14 Maenam Kwai Rd (one road before China Rd), Kanchanaburi
    T: (034) 514 846;

    Located just to the south of Jolly Frog, T&T is a lushly landscaped spot with two floors of rooms in a concrete building and three rooms in a rafthouse. The raft rooms are extremely basic, and come ... Read the full review of T&T Guesthouse.

    3 stars Under 600B 1 vote Backpacker
  • Camelia Resort

    Camelia Resort

    Three-storey blocks by the river

    9 Cambodia Rd (off Maenam Kwai Road), Kanchanaburi
    T: (034) 624 884; F: (034) 624 679

    Set at the edge of a bare grassy lawn next to the river to the north of Maenam Kwai Road, the three-storey accommodation blocks at Camelia Resort are a little uninspired. To their credit, they're ... Read the full review of Camelia Resort.

    3 stars 600B to 1,500B 2 votes Flashpacker
  • River Kwai Hotel

    River Kwai Hotel

    Creature comforts near the bus station

    284/15-16 Sangchuto Rd, Kanchanaburi
    T: (034) 513 3489; F: (034) 511 269

    From the outside, the River Kwai Hotel has the faded facade of a grand hotel past its prime, but renovated rooms are far more inviting. This is Kanchanaburi's token town centre four-star hotel, with ... Read the full review of River Kwai Hotel.

    3 stars 1,500B to 4,000B 1 vote Midrange
  • Jolly Frog Backpackers

    Jolly Frog Backpackers

    Dirt cheap old-timer's choice

    28 Soi China (off Maenam Kwai Rd), Kanchanaburi
    T: (034) 514 579;

    The long-running Jolly Frog is an old backpacker favourite, and if you stay here you're likely to mingle with some ageing regulars. Aside from the rock-bottom prices that haven't seen an increase in ... Read the full review of Jolly Frog Backpackers.

    3 stars Under 600B 10 votes Backpacker
  • Bamboo House

    Bamboo House

    The ultimate jungle-bum rafthouses

    5 Soi Vietnam, Kanchanaburi
    T: (034) 624 470;

    Floating across from a wild stretch of palm trees and riverweeds, the rafts at Bamboo House offer an ideal spot for relaxation. With just a mattress on the floor, the shared bathroom raft rooms are ... Read the full review of Bamboo House.

    3 stars Under 600B 4 votes Backpacker


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