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BKK guesthouses

Posted by amz155 on 18/9/2006 at 07:29

Anyone stay at any of the following in BKK and have a personal account they'd like to share?

Star Dome Inn
Siam Oriental Inn
Lamphu House
Shambara Boutique Hostel

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Posted by neeners on 18/9/2006 at 11:32


I've stayed at Shambara and I loved the place! It's in an alley off Khao San, so you're near where the action is minus the noise. The rooms are big enough for one, but I'm not sure how comfortable the 2-person rooms are.

The toilets and bathroom are clean, and not too small. The only drawback is that there's only one sink (there are 3 toilet stalls, 2 bath stalls). But there's only 9 rooms, so there's not many people waiting in queue.

That being said, if you're going to book with Shambara, better do it early because they get booked quickly!

There's a couple of other reviews at Shambara's profile page here at Travelfish

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Posted by ThereGoesDave on 19/9/2006 at 09:56

I've also stayed at Shambara. I was there in January of 2006. It's very reasonably priced (around $9). It's off an alley near the end of Khao San Road. It's a two story structure. The first floor has the common room, the second floor has the rooms & a shared bathroom. The rooms are very small but clean. The place has got a friendly vibe but I see it more for the single backpacker crowd. Noise does travel. It's a good spot for meeting people, not good for privacy.

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Posted by jldm on 21/9/2006 at 01:10

I stayed at the Lamphu House numerous times. I loved everything about it. The location is suberb, its set of Soi Rombuttri so its quiet even when the street isnt. The staff are helpful, not overly friendly, but always helpful. The rooms are plain but really well priced and very clean. I would opt for the shared bathrooms as they are cleaned (very well) everyday! I would recommend getting reservations as it is pretty much always booked, you can do this online (and yes it is reliable)

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