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Merry V Guest House

No frills, clean

Photo of Merry V Guest House, 33 Soi Chana Songkhram (entrance on Soi Rambutri), Bangkok. , Khao San Road

What we say: 3.5 stars

The popular Merry V is a large and basic guesthouse representing solid value on the low budget end. The property has two buildings: the concrete block that fronts the street comes with very basic but clean fan-cooled rooms with shared cold-water facilities; the rear building offers larger, slightly better fan and air-con rooms with private bathrooms and large windows. Both buildings feel something like a mental hospital thanks to ice-blue walls, chalky white floors and steel wiring over windows. You won’t find even the slightest hint of decor, and furnishings are limited to tiny dented tables. Beds are firm and linens cheap. The front rooms enjoy access to a narrow shared veranda, but the rear editions are quieter. Merry V has loads of different options, making this a good choice whether you’re solo, a couple or travelling in a pack. This is also an ideal location for those who want a social atmosphere in the heart of Rambuttri. The older woman who greeted us wasn’t exactly welcoming but also didn’t have a negative or jaded attitude. WiFi is free in the street-side restaurant. If Merry V is full, check the sister property, New Merry V on nearby Phra Arthit Road, or settle for one of the similar neighbouring guesthouses, Green and Four Sons, both more sloppily kept than Merry V.

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Contact details:

33 Soi Chana Songkhram (entrance on Soi Rambutri), Bangkok.  T: (02) 282 9267 

What we were quoted

Type of room Low season High season Notes
Dbl fan share b'room 400 baht 400 baht
Dbl fan private b'room 500 baht 500 baht
Sgl fan share b'room 200 baht 200 baht
Sgl fan private b'room 300 baht 300 baht
Sgl air-con private b'room 400 baht 400 baht
Dbl air-con private b'room 600 baht 600 baht
Triple fan share b'room 450 baht 450 baht
Triple fan private b'room 600 baht 600 baht
Triple air-con private b'room 700 baht 700 baht

Added to Travelfish on: 21st July, 2003
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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