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Nita Rafthouse

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27/1 Pak Prak Rd (just north of Wat Chaichumphon), Kanchanaburi T: (034) 514 521

Nita Rafthouse

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One of the only places to stay in this colourful part of town, Nita Rafthouse is an old standby with a floating tangle of rustic rooms and cluttered common areas forming a homestay vibe.

The easily overlooked place draws mostly older repeat guests; we arrived to find a couple of long-haired Swedes lounging on peeling sofas in the eclectic living room while a few tattooed French folks drank beers around a riverside table. This is an honest old-style guesthouse filled with sleepy dogs and cats, potted plants, beer cartons and novels that appear to have been read a hundred times.

Classic guesthouse fare.

Classic guesthouse fare. Photo: David Luekens

Lived-in rooms sport woven bamboo on thin walls and are topped by rusty metal roofs. The cheapest face inland and include nothing but a window and thin mattress raised off the floor, and cooled by a fan on the wall—if staying in these you’ll use shared cold-water bathrooms that could use a deep clean. A little more cash bags you a larger room with river view and private bathroom.

The English-speaking owner is mellow and friendly, the food is reported to be good and the place has a casual feel that made us feel like quitting early for the day to hang around. Guests are given a notebook and trusted to write down any beverages they take and then settle up for everything at check out time.

Rustic floating rooms.

Rustic floating rooms. Photo: David Luekens

Nita is located within easy walking distance of the terrific Chukdon night market, the JEATH War Museum, the Pak Prak heritage street and a bunch of floating restaurants, making it an especially good choice if you seek an alternative to tacky Mae Nam Khwae Road. If you like this area, you could also check out tiny PY Guesthouse set amid a tangle of narrow lanes and old wood houses down in Chukdon.

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Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Sgl fan share bathroom
150 baht
150 baht
Dbl fan share bathroom
200 baht
200 baht
Dbl fan private bathroom
300 baht
300 baht
350 baht for a river view
Room: Sgl fan share bathroom, low season: 150 baht, high season 150 baht. Notes:
Room: Dbl fan share bathroom, low season: 200 baht, high season 200 baht. Notes:
Room: Dbl fan private bathroom, low season: 300 baht, high season 300 baht. Notes: 350 baht for a river view

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Where is Nita Rafthouse

Nita Rafthouse
27/1 Pak Prak Rd (just north of Wat Chaichumphon), Kanchanaburi
T: (034) 514 521
Coordinates (for GPS): 99º31'48.48" E, 14º1'3.91" N
Room rates: Under 600B

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