Tried and true
The long-running Leng now calls itself a "hotel guesthouse" (it used to be just "Leng Guesthouse"), making us wonder why Soi 67's guesthouse owners seem to be having an identity crisis.
This spot is larger than adjacent Sunshine, giving it a more reasonable claim to the title of hotel, but it's still a fairly cosy family-run spot. Passing through a cluttered lobby and up some stairs, the rooms are simple, spacious and equipped with sky-blue tile floors, soft beds, clean sheets, large balconies, small TVs, tables, fridges, wide glass windows and hot-water bathrooms that even come with shower curtains. The room we checked out had a slightly musty smell, though an hour with the air-con running probably would have taken care of it. Several big rooms with multiple beds are available for families on a budget. Downstairs is a small restaurant and internet station. The staff member we met seemed nice enough, even if he was a bit distracted. Leng is one of the best value options on the block during low season, but rates spike a bit more than we'd like during the busier months.
By David Luekens
Last updated on 8th September, 2014.