Lopburi’s old town has a handful of adequate options for budget travellers but lacks more modern and comfortable flashpacker-range options. Higher-end travellers could stay in the new part of town at the shiny Benjatara Boutique Resort or Lopburi Inn Hotel, which has a swimming pool, but keep in mind that these are at least five kilometres from the historical sites.
Occupying an old two-storey wood house in the heart of the old town, Noom’s Guesthouse is the go-to spot for many backpackers. Most rooms are set on the upper floor of the main building and rely on shared hot-water bathrooms with rain showerheads situated on the ground floor; they’re spiffy but you might have to queue up for a shower in the morning. Walk up the lumpy hardwood stairs and... Read our full review of Noom’s Guesthouse.
The Little Lopburi Village’s name sums it up well: a charming homestay with true Thai hospitality in a riverside village that has been here for a very long time. Go for it if you seek cultural immersion and a quiet setting within a 15-minute walk of the old town’s historical sites and train station. Featuring stilted wood guesthouses, the homestay covers a large slice of riverside land in... Read our full review of The Little Lopburi Village .
The Nett Hotel started out as a typical Thai-style budget hotel but eventually morphed into a foreign backpacker haunt thanks to cheap rooms, a central old town location and English-speaking staff. Marked by a bright mural of a rooster and dragon spanning a full three storeys of the exterior concrete, the Nett doesn’t look particularly inviting as you enter the open-fronted lobby that... Read our full review of Nett Hotel.
Another long-running old town budget option, the Sri Indra Hotel is a bit larger than the Nett and has a location within steps of all the monkey madness. Accessed by stairs, rooms in the three-floor orange building come in a few sizes with choice of ceiling fan or air-con, including a dirt-cheap triple option. They’re a bit larger and slightly more homely than the rooms at Nett Hotel, with... Read our full review of Sri Indra Hotel.