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Saen Samran Hotel

Old backpacker flophouse

Photo of Saen Samran Hotel, 55-59 Klang Mueang Rd, Khon Kaen. , Khon Kaen

What we say: 3.5 stars

Occupying an old-school white wooden building towards the northern end of Klang Mueang, the Saen Samran is quite possibly the longest running hotel in Khon Kaen. It’s a backpacker favourite thanks to dirt-cheap rooms with high ceilings, a few windows, moveable fans, thin mattresses on beds raised off the heavily scuffed wood floors and basic cold-bathrooms with Western-style toilets. An extra 60 baht gets you a TV, though we were met with a frown when we asked if it had English channels. The rooms are very spacious and appeared acceptable for the price, at least if you can block out the considerable mould on some of the walls. The pokey hallways include wooden deer and lions, with a “dogs of the world” poster hung from an old Thai-style fretted wood wall. The hotel does have free WiFi and the older women who run it can speak a little English between them. Though certainly not a luxurious choice, this will do if you’re on a shoestring budget and simply need a place to crash. The hotel has virtually no online presence and accepts walk-ins only.

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Contact details:

55-59 Klang Mueang Rd, Khon Kaen.  T: (043) 239 611, (043) 332 985 

What we were quoted

Type of room Low season High season Notes
Quad fan private b'room 340 baht 340 baht
Dbl fan private b'room 220 baht 220 baht

Added to Travelfish on: 27th May, 2011
Last visited or updated on: 9th September, 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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Saen Samran Hotel
55-59 Klang Mueang Rd, Khon Kaen. 
T: (043) 239 611, (043) 332 985 

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