Dirt-cheap and easy to find
This old-style budget hotel should do the trick for shoestring budget backpackers or anyone too lazy to walk more than 200 metres from the train station.
We’re talking seriously basic and not-all-that-clean digs here: rock hard beds, steel ceiling fans or old air-con units, dusty TVs and grimy bathrooms with bucket-flush Western-style toilets. Rooms have high ceilings but the bathroom walls don’t reach all the way up to them. The room we checked out had two surprisingly large windows -- one facing a cement wall and the other glazed white so that you couldn’t see through it. We’re only listing this place for the “benefit” of travellers on the tightest of budgets; Boonsiri and Phromphiman are playing at a far, FAR higher quality level for just 150-300 baht more, and they’re only slightly farther away. Then again, you can’t beat the Si Saket Hotel’s location, and the friendly woman who greeted us brightened up the otherwise drab lobby.
Address: 0384-0385 Si Saket Rd (just north of the train station), Si Saket
T: (045) 612 582, (081) 967 8416;
Coordinates (for GPS): 104º19'38.9" E, 15º7'3.09" 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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