Stay away from Khao San Road, it's not nice. I prefer to stay at one of the many guest houses just off Samsen Road which is a five minute walk away. Try The River View down Samsen 1 only 280B for a very clean double room with fan and en suite bathroom.
#2 Guernseystu has been a member since 10/7/2007. Posts: 108
Thank you for the tip! Is this the place? http://hotels.lonelyplanet.com/hotel/Bangkok-River-View-Guest-House-P121272.html
#3 HMungo has been a member since 11/1/2008. Posts: 2
No that's a different place - the one on LP is in Chinatown -- you can see our review of it here.
Have you had a look through the listings for Khao San Rd on Travelfish?
#4 somtam2000 has been a member since 21/1/2004. Location: Indonesia. Posts: 7,738
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No, different place mate. It only opened about two years ago and you probably won't find it listed on many web-sites - maybe that's why it's still so clean!
Just remember Samsen Soi 1, it's opposite a 7-11 and just follow the soi until you see the guest house. You'll see the old river view first but just keep on walking because it's not as good as the new one.
#5 Guernseystu has been a member since 10/7/2007. Posts: 108
Check out New Siam II. It is 2 blocks from all the craziness. Reservations advised. Very popular.
#6 meyers66 has been a member since 5/1/2006. Posts: 7
Sorry! It's the Riverline Guest House not the River View. Apologies.
#7 Guernseystu has been a member since 10/7/2007. Posts: 108