Pick of the bunch
Around the corner from the fresh market and within easy walking distance of the train station, Boonsiri serves up spacious and very well equipped rooms for the price of a dorm bed in Bangkok.
Once you get up the stairs (no lift here) and past the mural of a pasty skinned princess on pink-trimmed walls, you’ll find squeaky clean rooms with firm king-size beds on glossy white floors, two desks among multiple bureaus, larger-than-normal fridges, small balconies, free WiFi, small LCD TVs and modern bathrooms with partitioned showers that pump out steamy hot water at high pressure. The fake flowers in little buckets, floral wallpaper and bright watercolour prints of British and French architecture will be too cutesy for some, but any sort of decor comes as a surprise at this price. Staff speaks very limited English; in fact the receptionist asked us to call back a foreign customer and help to translate their reservation. You’ll be fine if booking online or as a walk-in. Boonsiri is a fairly large four-storey property and there seemed to be no shortage of available rooms when we stayed.
If for some reason it’s full, the older Phromphiman Hotel to the west of the train station, or the Srilamduan Hotel a couple of kilometres east of town, are both reasonable alternatives.
Address: 1191/3 Wichit Nakorn Rd, Si Saket
T: (045) 622 222, (081) 958 9915;
Coordinates (for GPS): 104º19'57.47" E, 15º7'1.7" N
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Room rates: Under 600B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
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David Luekens first came to Thailand in 2005 when Thai friends from his former home of Burlington, Vermont led him on a life-changing trip. Based in Thailand since 2011, he spends much of his time eating in Bangkok street markets and island hopping the Andaman Sea.
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