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Khaosan Baan Thai 2.0

Bangkok, Thailand

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Pros

  • Located on a quiet street near Khao San Road, which has plenty of bars and restaurants 
  • Near the Chao Phraya River and the ferry pier
  • Clean, colorful rooms have free Wi-Fi, and include breakfast
  • Pleasant common area, where guests can read, watch TV, and use the two computers
  • Self-service refrigerator with soft drinks and beer
  • Laundry on-site

Cons

  • No private bathrooms
  • Beds are mattresses on the floor 
  • Far from a skytrain station, and the city center
  • No safes in the rooms 

Bottom Line

The 10-room Khaosan Baan Thai is a traditional backpackers' budget guesthouse/hostel located near Khao San Road and Phra Athit, by the Chao Phraya River. Rooms have either fans or air-conditioning, with mattresses on the floor; bathrooms are shared. The hotel sits in a quiet alley, and there are plenty of places to eat and drink nearby. There is one common area on the ground floor, which offer books, a tour desk, two computers for guests' use, and a TV -- it's where the free breakfast is served. Laundry services are available. Bright, clean, and colorful, the Khaosan Baan Thai has a super-helpful and friendly staff, and it would be hard to beat its low rates. It's in a quiet location, and is a good bet for budget travelers, especially backpackers.

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Scene

Small Thai home with spacious common area and simple furnishings

Khaosan Baan Thai is small and homey guesthouse/hostel in a Thai home, complete with a white-picket fence. The rooms are housed in an old wooden building, and there's a common area, which offers plenty of table space, a TV, a shelfful of books, a tour desk, and two computer stations. It's where everyone hangs out, and where the free breakfast is served. The vibe is social, and the hostel is a good place to meet other travelers. There's a self-service refrigerator filled with cold beer and soft drinks, and several fans keep the temperature cool. 

Location

In a quiet alley near the river and Khao San Road

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Khaosan Baan Thai is located near the Chao Phraya River, and is a short walk to the Phra Athit ferry pier, which offers access to many of Bangkok's most popular tourist sights. The guesthouse is set in a quiet alley, with little traffic or noise. While it is a long way from the skytrain and subway, as well as the city center, there is still plenty to do in the neighborhood. Khao San Road, which has hundreds of eating and drinking spots, is a 10-minute walk away, as is Phra Athit Road. 

Rooms

Basic rooms with mattresses on the floor, and shared bathrooms and showers

There are 10 basic rooms at Khaosan Baan Thai, and only six rooms have air-conditioning. The others have fans. Rooms consist of mattresses on the floor, small wooden stands or desks, mirrors, lamps, and a couple of bottles of free drinking water. They do not have televisions, mini-fridges, or safes, although valuables can be stored at the front desk. All rooms share bathrooms, which have separate toilet  and shower facilities. Despite their spartan quality, the rooms are gaily colored and clean, and all have free Wi-Fi. A few of the Deluxe Rooms have small sitting areas, with chairs and tables out front.

Features

Large common area with books, television, and eating/drinking space

This small budget guesthouse/hostel offers free Wi-Fi and breakfast, and a laundry.  Breakfast is served in the common area, and a small shop sells beer, soft drinks, tea, coffee, and snacks. There are plenty of books and magazines available, a large-screen TV, and two computer stations for guests' use. 

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Address

11/1 Samsen Soi 3, Phranakorn, Bangkok 10200, Thailand

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