Located all the way at the end of Samsen Soi 6 in a fairly quiet spot, the nondescript Roofview Place is a good choice if you seek a clean and functional room with great service.
Decor is lacking flair -- mostly white walls with a few modern couches and tile floors -- but the whole place is spotless. The helpful staff makes up for the lack of bells and whistles with great attitudes. They also serve what's reported by many to be phenomenal breakfasts, included in all rates. We arrived to find two Australian women chatting with the receptionist like old friends; in fact this was the fourth time they had stayed and had loved it every time. The all-white rooms are reasonably spacious, very clean and outfitted with spring beds, fridges, safes, small TVs, private hot-water bathrooms, desks and balconies. They're suited to those who don't mind a utilitarian setup so long as it's clean and functional. The surrounding area hosts countless hole-in-the-wall food shops run by locals who are quick to invite travellers in for a bite and a beer. Khao San Road is an easy 10-minute walk to the south, made easier by a footbridge that crosses the nearby canal. Neighbouring Sabye Bangkok is another fine choice if you don't mind paying an extra 300 to 500 baht for more stylish rooms.
Type of room, low and high season prices
Room: Sgl air-con private bathroom, low season: 600 baht, high season 600 baht. Notes:
Room: Dbl air-con private bathroom, low season: 900 baht, high season 900 baht. Notes:
Room: Superior double room, low season: 1,000 baht, high season 1,000 baht. Notes:
90/1 Samsen Soi 6, Bangkok
T: (02) 280 1272
(081) 805 8846
F: (02) 281 6704
Room rates: 600B to 1,500B