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Bamboo House

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Photo of Bamboo House, 5 Soi Vietnam, Kanchanaburi. , Kanchanaburi

What we say: 3.5 stars

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 unquestionably primitive -- but they nail the laidback riverside atmosphere Kanchanaburi is famous for. The rafthouses have shady decks, and one lucky room even has a hammock that dips over the surface of the water. Older huts on land are a little tatty and run down, but they do have some decent balconies with great river views. Clean new “luxury” rooms up on the hill with TVs, fridges and modern hot water bathrooms had been added recently as of early 2013. Bamboo House is far enough north off Maenam Kwai Road that it stays peaceful and quiet, but it's a 10-minute walk from the action. They do offer WiFi in a relaxed restaurant with river views, and staff (and their dalmation) are as laid back as the atmosphere would suggest, though little English is spoken.

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5 Soi Vietnam, Kanchanaburi.  T: (034) 624 470 
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What we were quoted

Type of room Low season High season Notes
Superior - Double 800 baht 800 baht With air-con
Sgl fan share b'room 150 baht 150 baht Rafthouse
Dbl fan share b'room 200 baht 200 baht Rafthouse
Family room 500 baht 500 baht Has four beds
Bungalow air-con private b'room 500 baht 500 baht

Added to Travelfish on: 21st July, 2003
Last visited or updated on: 13th May, 2013

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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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