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Boworn B.B. Guesthouse

Good backpacker hideout, friendly

Photo of Boworn B.B. Guesthouse, 335 Phra Sumen Rd (across from Wat Bovornivet), Bangkok. , Khao San Road

What we say: 3.5 stars

It looks like a tiny place from the street front, but the backpacker-friendly Boworn B.B. goes back and back and up and up and is full of rooms above your standard Khao San fare — at not unreasonable rates. Set in a heritage shophouse across the street from Wat Bovornivet (hence the name), the rooms are spacious but basic, with wood floors and thin mattresses on creaky metal bed frames. Bathrooms are clean and well loved. Two small downstairs common areas — one by reception, the other back among the accommodation -- are decorated with vintage LPs and other bits that might remind old-timers of Thailand in the ‘70s. Free coffee is on tap in the front room, while a giant TV often tuned to football dominates the rear. The old lady who runs the place is a particularly outgoing character who tries hard to make her guests feel at home -- unusual in an area where many guesthouses have lazy, impersonal staff. The west end of Khao San Road is about a 10-minute walk away. Overall this is a decent choice if you're after an old-style guesthouse experience. Rates are negotiable and seem to fluctuate depending on things like the owner's mood and how full the place is. Triple rooms are also available.

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335 Phra Sumen Rd (across from Wat Bovornivet), Bangkok.  T: (02) 629 1073-4, (095) 082 676 F: (02) 629 1075  
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What we were quoted

Type of room Low season High season Notes
Dbl air-con private b'room 700 baht 800 baht
Dbl fan private b'room 600 baht 700 baht

Added to Travelfish on: 11th February, 2009
Last visited or updated on: 22nd October, 2014

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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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Boworn B.B. Guesthouse
335 Phra Sumen Rd (across from Wat Bovornivet), Bangkok. 
T: (02) 629 1073-4, (095) 082 676 F: (02) 629 1075

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