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New Road Guest House

Great budget option

Photo of New Road Guest House, 1216/1 Charoen Krung Rd, Bangkok. , Bangrak

What we say: 4 stars

Hidden away on Charoen Krung Road at the river end of Surawong Road, the New Road Guesthouse has a stack of backpacker friendly rooms spread across two properties that represent excellent backpacker value for this end of town. The guesthouse boasts the cheapest dorms in Bangkok, and while you will find a cheaper dorm of Khao San Road, it wouldn't be a dorm we'd put our dog in, so if you're after the cheapest, habitable digs in Bangkok, head to the New Road Guesthouse. Put together with travellers in mind, there's lots of common area, two bars (including one on the roof) and a lot of quite interesting tour services. All this comes together well to create a comfortable and social atmosphere — ideal for single travellers looking to meet up with others. The double rooms with a private bathroom don't offer quite as good value. They are by no means the worst out there , but they feel expensive when you consider the tiny bathroom and hard mattresses. While it lacks the shine of the new classy hostels popping up across Silom, New Road closes the deal on a fun and sociable backpacker hangout. Very friendly, good fun staff and free WiFi. Recommended.

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Contact details:

1216/1 Charoen Krung Rd, Bangkok.  T: (02) 630 6994, (02) 630 9371 F: (02) 237 1102  
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What we were quoted

Type of room Low season High season Notes
Dorm Fan 160 baht 160 baht
Dbl fan private b'room 450 baht 450 baht
Dbl air-con private b'room 900 baht 900 baht
Triple air-con private b'room 1,100 baht 1,100 baht
Family room 2,500 baht 2,500 baht
Dorm air-con 250 baht 250 baht
Dbl fan share b'room 280 baht 280 baht

Added to Travelfish on: 22nd May, 2007
Last visited or updated on: 21st December, 2011

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