Khao San Road

Where to stay: Khao San Road

Travellers wanting no more than a short stumble from bar to bed should check out the options on Khao San Road and neighbouring Rambuttri Road. Those who don’t mind a five- to 15-minute walk from these main traveller strips will find a better selection of accommodation to go with more of a local vibe on the streets around Khao San. Some quality places to stay are also found further east around Democracy Monument, or you could head north to Thewet and Dusit if you don’t mind positioning yourself further from the action in a sleepier part of town. Key attractions like the Grand Palace, Wat Pho and National Museum are all relatively easy to access from all of these locations.

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We have 34 places to stay in and around Khao San Road.

Khao San Road and Rambuttri

The brash heart of Thailand’s traveller scene, Khao San Road is stuffed with vendor stalls, touts and dozens of cranking bars. Running parallel to Khao San to the north, Rambuttri Road also has a lively traveller scene but with a slightly mellower scene. Cross Chakrabongse Road to the west and you’ll hit Soi Rambuttri, another traveller strip that keeps things quieter than Rambuttri Road and is almost sleepy compared to Khao San. Loud music can be heard inside rooms at many places until around 02:00 on Khao San and Rambuttri roads, but much of Soi Rambuttri stays quiet enough to sleep early.

Buddy Lodge
Buddy Lodge

Cushy digs on Khao San

From US$32 with Agoda

Lamphu House
Lamphu House

Great backpacker spot

From US$12 with Agoda

Green House
Green House

Clean rooms on Rambuttri

From 200 baht Walk-in

Laksameenarai Guesthouse
Laksameenarai Guesthouse

Boutique style on a budget

From US$14 with Agoda

Nitan Hostel
Nitan Hostel

Cushy dorms right off Khao San

From US$17 with Agoda

D&D Inn
D&D Inn

Khao San’s flashpacker factory

From US$16 with Agoda

Around Khao San

Some of our favourite places to stay in all of Bangkok are located within a kilometre walk from the west and north of Khao San Road, on or just off Phra Arthit, Phra Sumen and Samsen roads. A mix of travellers and locals create a scene that spares you the brashness (and noise) of Khao San while still offering plenty of low-key bars and cafes to chill in. The area is much better for budget travellers than Khao San itself, with some 20 cheap hostels found on Samsen sois 4 and 6 alone. You’ll also come across good-value guesthouses, boutique hotels and luxury rooms with river views.

Apple Guest House
Apple Guest House

An oldie recreated for the future

From 200 baht Walk-in

Born Free Hostel
Born Free Hostel

Nails the chill-out vibe

From 190 baht Walk-in

Canale Hostel
Canale Hostel

Relax by the khlong

From US$41 with Agoda

Dewan Bangkok
Dewan Bangkok

Tasteful Moroccan style

From US$45 with Agoda

Lamphu Tree House
Lamphu Tree House

Comfy digs by the canal

From US$49 with Agoda

Navalai River Resort
Navalai River Resort

A pool with a river view

From US$30 with Agoda

New Siam II Guest House
New Siam II Guest House

Affordable and quiet with a pool

From US$17 with Agoda

Sam Sen Sam Place
Sam Sen Sam Place

All-round solid guesthouse

From US$10 with Agoda

Tara Place
Tara Place

Quality rooms, top-notch service

From US$29 with Agoda

Adamaz House
Adamaz House

Straightforward clean rooms

From US$27 with Agoda

BB House
BB House

Good value, great location

From 450 baht Walk-in

Hotel De Moc
Hotel De Moc

Old school with a great pool

From US$42 with Agoda

Once in Bangkok Guesthouse
Once in Bangkok Guesthouse

Private rooms in hostel city

From US$85 with Agoda

Democracy Monument

Including some of Bangkok’s finest bed and breakfasts, these properties are all situated closer to the unmistakable Democracy Monument at the heart of Ratchadamnoen Avenue. Expect more of a local scene that places you one to two kilometres east of Khao San Road, and the same distance northwest of the Grand Palace and other key sites down in Rattanakosin.

Thewet and Dusit

These spots are all spread around a leafy area near Thewet Pier on the river ferry lines and the National Library, as well as further east in the similarly low-key Dusit and Nang Loeng neighbourhoods. Those who don’t mind a two- to three-kilometre trip down to Khao San Road will find several quality places to stay that tend towards the artistic and intimate.

Phra Nakorn Norn Len
Phra Nakorn Norn Len

Art lovers look no further

From 2,200 baht Walk-in

Baan Manusarn
Baan Manusarn

Homely spot near Thewet Pier

From US$38 with Agoda

Kaloang Home
Kaloang Home

Relax by the river

From US$24 with Agoda

The Raweekanlaya
The Raweekanlaya

Classy heritage resort

From US$36 with Agoda

Shanti Lodge
Shanti Lodge

Old-school hipster scene

From US$13 with Agoda

Tavee Guesthouse
Tavee Guesthouse

Long-standing backpacker haunt

From 400 baht Walk-in