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Sam's River Rafthouse

48/1 Rong Heeb Oi Road | Tha Makham, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand
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Ranked #27 of 75 Kanchanaburi B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3 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 of 5 stars
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Let's be clear, this place is an alternative to camping, not an alternative to a hotel, hence the price! The rooms are made of tin, there are holes in the walls, the shower has been screwed to the wall next to the toilet, it is pretty rough! Unfortunately, we had 2 cockroaches in our room too :-( The host did... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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116 reviews 116 reviews
20 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

The hostel has a great location. Right on the river, close to all the restaurants and bars and about a 10 - 15 minute walk to the river kwai bridge. Our room was really nice and good value for what we paid. We had confusion over hiring a bike through the guesthouse. We ended up walking 5 minutes and finding... More

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Siem Reap, Cambodia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in the double stone bungalow, tgey are a little bit run down everything that you need. At 200 baht a night, only the jolly frog offers cheaper prices. You have direct access to sit out on the river, if you can brave the mosquitoes. The food is good, about twice the price . Located just off the main... More

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Denver, Colorado
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76 reviews 76 reviews
36 hotel reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

The location is great for being close to the backpacker strip: just a 3-5 min walk-- also to a convenience store and restaurants, cafes, bars, ATM-- all are close! The staff is friendly, though with little English--yet they are helpful and courteous. They were helpful with Tour details. The banana pancake was good. I moved from the stone bungalow --... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

The room stank, the ceiling was all black mould and so were the very wonky mattress and pillows. If I hadn't been so tired when I arrived I would have run screaming. Kanchanaburi offers 70 baht backpackers accommodation and I would have expected that but at 400 baht it is grossly overpriced. The staff hardly speaks English and is quite... More

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

The rooms are situated on 2 raft houses which are located directly on the River Kwai. It is most of the time quiet here as there are only a few boats crossing by. Gorgeous location! The great night market and the main tourist street of Kanachanburi are only a few metres away. The staff is quite friendly. Drinks and breakfast... More

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Kanchanaburi, Thailand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Absolutely fantastic location but the state of the accommodation lets it down, needs a lick of paint and a few odd jobs doing. Such a shame as this could be a premium place to stay in premium location. It lets itself down. Staff we're brilliant but somehow this place has lost its soul.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

We originally booked into a sister hotel 'Sam's House' but on arrival were told it was fully booked so we were moved into Sam's River Rafthouse. We were actually really pleased by the move as it was a great little place to stay. The location was great, not far from the Bridge over the River Kwai and there are lots... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

right on the river you cannot go wrong with this place if thats what your after! sure river boat can pick you up as we got dropped off here from the famous bridge which isnt far. the owner was nowhere to be seeen hardly when we stayed but had a class lady look after us who orginated for england somewhere...... More

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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6 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

I was pleased with the location of the Rafthouse, however don't expect much more than the basics. The wifi signal was strong which was helpful. I avoided showering as the bathroom was suspect. If you are on a budget this accommodation is very doable, just don't expect too much.

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Address: 48/1 Rong Heeb Oi Road | Tha Makham, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Kanchanaburi Province > Kanchanaburi
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