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Lamphu House

Great backpacker spot

75-77 Soi Rambuttri, Bangkok T: (02) 629 5861-2 F: (02) 629 5864

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Lamphu House

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Nudging up to some venerable trees in a quiet spot just off Soi Rambuttri, the Lamphu House remains a top pick for budget travellers in the immediate Khao San Road vicinity.

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Set in a four-storey concrete building and accessed by at least one flight of stairs, all rooms come with soft rattan lamps, desks, comfy beds and free WiFi that worked very well for us on the third floor. The cheaper rooms rely on clean hot-water bathrooms that are shared and divided by gender. All have windows except for the least expensive fan-cooled single. At just 420 baht, the single air-con room is cheaper than a lot of dorm beds in the area.

Balcony views.

Balcony views. Photo: David Luekens

The budget rooms have minimal space, but superiors are a lot roomier and come with wooden floors, queen beds, high ceilings, fairly large ensuite wet bathrooms and rattan furniture on spacious balconies shaded by the trees. Family rooms with a similar look are also available. We like how they’ve kept these upper-end rooms affordable by leaving out TVs, fridges and other extras that many travellers aren’t concerned about. All rooms are well kept, and the property stays quiet at all times.

On the open-sided ground floor you’ll find a travel office, posted info on Bangkok (though much of it is promotion for tours and such), and tables where you can grab a fresh coffee and a meal. While restaurant staff can be standoffish, all of the receptionists we’ve encountered have been patient and considerate.

Spacious rooms.

Spacious rooms. Photo: David Luekens

The guesthouse sits at the end of a narrow side lane within a 200-metre stroll of several low-key bars and eateries on Soi Rambuttri (Madame Musur is a great one). It’s also an easy 300-metre stroll across Chakrabongse Road to Khao San proper. Walk west for a couple of hundred metres and then turn right down Soi Chana Songkhram, and you’ll arrive at Phra Arthit Road with its cool local-style bars and restaurants, and a Chao Phraya river ferry pier.

Lamphu House is easy to miss due to clothing stalls draped around the sign on the footpath; keep an eye out for it just west of Rambuttri Village Inn when walking west away from Khao San and Chakrabongse. Also be careful not to confuse Lamphu House with Lamphu Tree House, a pricier guesthouse located in the same part of town.

Relax and have a bite to eat.

Relax and have a bite to eat. Photo: David Luekens

You might get lucky as a walk-in but we suggest booking ahead through the guesthouse’s website—rates are the same either way. If you stop by and it’s full, you could walk a bit further down Soi Rambuttri and try to score one of Siri Suvan’s few rooms in the 300 to 500 baht range, or go for BB House. If you’re in a jam, there’s always the old Merry V Guesthouse and Four Sons Guesthouse, both also located just down Soi Rambuttri. We’d pop east across Chakrabongse to try the Green House before settling on those.

If you’ll be heading up to North Thailand, Lamphu House’s sister property in Chiang Mai is also worth keeping in mind.

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Walk-in rates at Lamphu House

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Sgl fan share bathroom
290 baht
290 baht
Add 20 baht for a window
Sgl air-con share bathroom
420 baht
420 baht
Dbl fan share bathroom
480 baht
480 baht
Dbl fan private bathroom
600 baht
600 baht
Dbl air-con share bathroom
600 baht
600 baht
Dbl air-con private bathroom
720 baht
720 baht
Superior double room
820 baht
820 baht
With balcony
Triple air-con private bathroom
970 baht
970 baht
Family room
1,120 baht
1,120 baht
Room: Sgl fan share bathroom, low season: 290 baht, high season 290 baht. Notes: Add 20 baht for a window
Room: Sgl air-con share bathroom, low season: 420 baht, high season 420 baht. Notes:
Room: Dbl fan share bathroom, low season: 480 baht, high season 480 baht. Notes:
Room: Dbl fan private bathroom, low season: 600 baht, high season 600 baht. Notes:
Room: Dbl air-con share bathroom, low season: 600 baht, high season 600 baht. Notes:
Room: Dbl air-con private bathroom, low season: 720 baht, high season 720 baht. Notes:
Room: Superior double room, low season: 820 baht, high season 820 baht. Notes: With balcony
Room: Triple air-con private bathroom, low season: 970 baht, high season 970 baht. Notes:
Room: Family room, low season: 1,120 baht, high season 1,120 baht. Notes:

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Where is Lamphu House

Lamphu House
75-77 Soi Rambuttri, Bangkok
T: (02) 629 5861-2 F: (02) 629 5864
Coordinates (for GPS): 100º29'45.18" E, 13º45'42.09" N
Room rates: Under 600B

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