Koh San Palace Inn... Bangkok anybody stayed there??? Whats it like??? Any advice on good hostels around koh san road???
Me and my friend have booked a couple of nights herefor when we first arrive in bangkok, this is the start of our travels, and will probably look to find a hostel to stay in after that... any suggestions for good hostels in bangkok would be appreciated
I stayed there in 2003... Was OK. Right on Khao San road so maybe a bit noisy but well in the thick of the action. The beauty of Bangkok (and the whole of SE Asia really) is if you don't like it just move on, there are literally thousands of places you can move to in that area alone. Ask to see the room first so you know what you're paying for, if you like it, check in. Enjoy! 😊
Im also going travelling round SE Asia, i land in bangkok on 26th March and i have been looking at places to stay just for a couple of nights till i get my head round it all lol. i looked at the Buddy Lodge its on the kaho San road, im travelling on my own so i want to be in the thick of it to meet people.
To be in the thick of it all, you can be on Khoa San (which can be noisy) or across the road on the slightly quieter Soi Rambuttri. Both are streets of bars, restaurants and guesthouses and full of stalls selling a whole range of things.
Check out the list of hotels on Khao San Road
. Buddy Lodge is one fo the most expensive, if that's ok. Others we like are Rambuttri village, Thai Cozy House and the Four Sons.
While there is no skytrain in the Khao San area as Hal says, you can easily get a riverboat to Saphan Taksin skytrain stop. It's really cheap and a nice way to see life along the river and some of the sights.
I stayed in New Joe Guesthouse (on a little Soi (street) next to Khao san- just ask someone where it is)- cheap and basic but good restaurant downstairs and right in the thick of it without being too noisy at night! Heading back this summer and it will be my first stop! Don't let khao san taint your opinion of thailand though..think malia-in-bangkok and you might be onto something!
This blog on Koh San Road may be helpful.
Have a great trip!