Bangkok, Thailand



Khao San Road

Khao San Road is Bangkok's main backpacker or budget travellers' destination and home to guest houses, hostels and budget hotels offering cheap accommodations. Thus, there is always something available for a small budget. As upper-class tourists begin to discover this street, it is becoming more of an area that has accommodations for every price range including mid-range and pricey hotels.

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Many backpackers head straight for Khao San Road as it has by far the cheapest accommodation in all of Bangkok. Don't have high hopes on luxury if you're staying here and keep in mind that anything on Khao San Road itself will be loud and anything with exterior windows can get hot. Before checking into an unfamiliar place, always ask to see a room first and don't be afraid to test the fan or air-conditioning if you think you will need it. Some Khao San Road guest houses do not accept Thai guests or any extra guests.

D&D Inn in Khao San Road by Mr Bullitt

If you find staying in Khao San Road too noisy, try walking a block or two for something a little quieter. Soi Rambuttri is a the small street situated past the police station and has reasonable guest houses, though can still be loud in the evenings. The street gets darker and quieter as it wraps around the temple grounds of Wat Chana Songkhram, where you can find some quiet guest houses. Sam Sen Road and the surrounding area is another escape from the noise and chaos with some cheap guest houses at a further distance of the action.

Guest house in Khao San Road by chadmoone

There are several mid-range hotels in the area around Khao San Road. Some have swimming pools, mini bars and definitely all have air-conditioning, private bath and television. Mid-range accommodation here include a wide spectrum ranging from decent three-star hotels to upper class guest houses. Phra Athit Road is a good place to start looking for such accommodation, its location is right beside the Chao Phraya River, which is also home to several luxury hotels.

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