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Phiman Water View

123 Samsen Soi 5 Samsen Road | Banglumphu Phranakorn, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
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Ranked #161 of 608 Specialty Lodging in Bangkok
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

So all the reviews here raving about the location are correct. This place is right on the river, tucked away down a maze of alleys. It's quiet, peaceful and does have a bit of a beach vibe. However, the owner pretty much has an enforced curfew - lights out by 11 pm, at least in the common area. Why? Because... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The hostel has a perfect location with a river view. The walk distance to the khao san road is 10 min. At the beginning its hard to find but just ask people in the neighborhood. I say nothing about Jane, she is just awesome and very funny!! The rooms are okay but the beds are hard. The meeting room in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

The strangest and nicest hostel out of the few I stayed in Bangkok. Still within the old town, but completely secluded from busy city, not even easy to find - can't be reached by car, last 50m from the car street is a labyrinth of narrow pedestrian passages. Hostel itself is at the very bank of the river - actually... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

It might be a bit hard to find first going through the small alleys..but the stay there is nice...good for budget and perfect for backpackers.... Jane is a bit of a firecracker..so be careful skypeing with ur long distance girlfriend... Jane might come and make things funnier but in her own little humor :)

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Bli Bli, Queensland, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Beautiful view of the river. This is a guesthouse, so if you are on a tight budget it is good. Basic facilities, no toilet paper and shower and toilet in together. Very knowledgeable owner Jane, who likes to get everyone talking. I met some wonderful people here which made my time there really good. I had my own room, a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I went travelling for the first time this summer and Jane's place was the first place I stayed when I flew into Bangkok. It was a bit tricky to find but it was cheap, comfy and just round the corner from Khao San Road and all that hustle and bustle. Jane's really friendly and it was a lovely oasis of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Wonderful location. Clean room and friendly staff. Proper travellers experience! Don't be put off by the area surrounding this little gem. Its very quiet and hippyish with the best view of the river especially around 7-8pm

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Jane is what makes this place, she's an AMAZING owner that is very sweet and fun the talk to. The location is definitely a bit hard to find, just keep going..... That's my advice. :) overall, it's an ammmmmazing location, close enough to the main backpacker area but far enough away that it's quiet and peaceful. Great crew that hangs... More 

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Hampi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This lil backpackers / Hostel was such a great find , nice quiet location by the river side but only a short walk to the hustle and bustle of Koh San road .... neat , tidy and the owner Jane is so friendly , its a great place to meet travelers and enjoy yourself .... very reasonable prices . Wifi... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This place is amazing! By far the best place we have stayed in Thailand so far! Gr8 social environment and Jane(the owner) will cook dinner for everyone! Jane really makes the place and is not only a gr8 owner but makes you feel like a friend from the get go! Will definitely go back there when in Bangkok!

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