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What we say: 3.5 stars

This featureless guesthouse occupies a large concrete building down the alley next to Khao San Centre, one of the liveliest bars around. You’ll no doubt hear the blaring music at night, though an air-con room in the back corner should be quiet enough for most. If you’re looking to party anyway, this is an adequate choice for a well-kept room with plenty of shared hot-water bathrooms on all floors. Expect fans or air-con on purple walls, tile floors and hard beds with cheapo sheets. Windows look across the alley at another building, though a towering tree that somehow survived here provides a glimpse of green. Air-con rooms are especially reasonable value. The goofy guy at reception told us that the guesthouse has no phone (walk-ins only) and gave us keys to go check out rooms on our own -- not exactly crack security so leave valuables unattended at your own risk. Neighbouring Mom Guesthouse is a similar choice that will be noisier, with windows only facing a hallway and a strong smell of cigarette smoke during our last visit. If you want something cheaper and could care less about the late-night noise, head over to Lek Guesthouse.

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96 Khao San Rd, Bangkok.  T: (02) 282 5544 
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What we were quoted

Type of room Low season High season Notes
Dbl fan share b'room 350 baht 350 baht
Dbl air-con share b'room 450 baht 450 baht

Added to Travelfish on: 4th August, 2004
Last visited or updated on: 8th February, 2015

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Usually found exploring Bangkok's side streets or south Thailand's islands, David Luekens is an American freelance writer & photographer who finds everyday life in Asia to be extraordinary. You can follow his travails here.
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