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“Good location, good hotel” 4 of 5 stars
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Rikka Inn
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   259 Khaosan Road | Phra Nakorn, Bangkok 10200, Thailand   |  
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Ranked #307 of 766 Hotels in Bangkok
Vancouver, Canada
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“Good location, good hotel”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Central location, on Khaosan Road, near day/night markets, lots of restaurants and tourist central. Close to the river if you'd like to take the boat upstream. Staff are polite and courteous. Didn't spend too much time in the room, but it was good enough. Clean sheets, clean bathroom (cleaned daily). Good place to stay if you're not looking for frills :)
Little cafe on ground floor has fantastic coffee! 7-11 just under the hotel. Everything needed is within reach

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

We stayed here for one night at the beginning of April as we wanted to be in the heart of Khao San Road. It really was perfect for this. We arrived at 6am and the receptionists did their best to ensure we could check into a room as early as possible rather than waiting around. The rooms are as you would expect for the price you pay, and yes there is noise at night but you would only expect that being situated on Khao San Road. Would definitely stay here again if I return to Bangkok. Check out the side streets away from Khao San Road for a bit more of a chilled out vibe!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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We would like to thank you for your valuable feedback. We appreciate your nice comments. And we will do our best to keep our reputation. Hope to meet you again in the near future.

Thank You

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

The location of Rikka Inn couldnt be better if you are wanting to be a part of the buzz of Khao San Road. The pool is really nice but it could be left open later into the evening. The rooms are clean and comfortable but our room didnt have any sort of view. All in all we enjoyed our stay at Rikka Inn.
The bathroom/toilet is very small and you can shower while sitting on the toilet. This is a bit frustrating because everything gets wet when in the bathroom when you take a shower.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dear Guest,
Greeting from Rikka Inn

We would like to thank you for your valuable feedback. We would like to apologize for any inconveniences occurred during your stay. We appreciate your comments and we will do our best to improve. And we will do our best to keep our reputation.

Thank you

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

You can't beat rikki inn for it's location, on khao San road so easy to get to most places. It's a little bit back off the road so we didn't have problems with noise. The roof top pool is a real bonus in bangkoks heat!

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dear Guest,
Greeting from Rikka Inn

We would like to thank you for your nice and valuable feedback. We appreciate your comments and we will do our best to improve more to keep our reputation. Hope to meet you in the near future.

Thank you

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

We arrived to the madness on Koh San Road, dumped our bags & went to explore. Rikka Inn is very central, but when it came to bed time, the craziness went on until 5am so I didn't sleep great. My boyfriend however isn't a light sleeper & slept through fine. The hotel was very clean & staff were friendly. All in all I would stay again, but would need a couple of drinks to block out the noise from outside & knock me out.

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Management4You, Manager at Rikka Inn, responded to this review, May 11, 2014
Dear guest,
Greeting from Rikka Inn

We would like to thank you for your valuable feedback. We would like to apologize for any inconveniences occurred during your stay due to the party and music around. We appreciate your comments and we will do our best to improve. And we will do our best to keep our reputation.

Thank you

Best Regards
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Pros:
Fantastic location for the main sights, friendly hotel staff, the cute café in the entrance/walkway to the hotel (fantastic food, great for a coffee or breakfast - great pancakes!), very good value for money, generally the room was clean and loved having a fridge, the 'wet' room/bathroom dried quickly after showers were taken, hotel staff responded quickly when we needed them, modern design in the rooms.

Cons:
Room needed a fresh coat of paint, my friend had a dirty blood stain on her sheets when we first checked in, air con was a little noisy but this didn't bother us at all as it muted/covered the faint noise from the clubs and party-goers outside, can be noisy being on Kao San road (clubs and party-goers) but that's what to expect if you choose to stay on Khao San.

Suggestions for the hotel:
Rooms could do with a fresh coat of paint, wet rooms/bathrooms could do with an update in the future, maid needs to be a little more attention to detail ensuring she checks the sheets are clean and changing the sheets more regularly. Maybe you could get some local artists/community artists/graffiti artists/students to design and paint the walls which face your hotel - our view from our window was of a wall and nothing else. I am a part-time designer and this would have made a lovely touch.

Tips for travellers choosing to stay here:
Ask for a room away from the main road as high up at possible to ensure you have a slightly quieter room (only if a room with a view isn't particularly important to you), make sure you explore the side roads off and around Khao San many have lovely and interesting bars more relaxed atmospheres, stick to mostly street food - its cheap and the best - makes sense as you can watch them cook it in front of you, tuk tuks are cheap and the fastest way to get around however be careful of the scams - they get a cut for taking tourists to the expo markets and often you may ask them to take you to 1 place and you end up being duped into going to a number of places and sitting in a market places for 30 minutes (we stood our ground and made a point in saying we only wanted to go to (name of place|) and insisted we wouldn't and didn't want to go to a market). If the tuk tuk driver says he will only drive you if you go to the market then walk away and try another tuk tuk as not all tuk tuk drivers are the same. Visit the grand palace and go to a tourist office to arrange a daytrip to a floating market. You need 2-3 days in Bangkok to see the sights, if you like to do more as a slower pace then I would suggest 4 days. We got a lot done in the 3 days there and even managed a daytrip out of Bangkok to a floating market, the river kwai and a tiger temple.

I would definitely stay here again. It seems noisier the further down Khao San you go so I can only presume if may be noisier at other hostels/hotels.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dear Guest,
Greeting from Rikka Inn.

We would like to thank you for your valuable feedback. Thank for your nice suggestions about decoration and all. We appreciate your comments and we will do our best to improve. And we will do our best to keep our reputation.

Thank you

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

If you've chosen to stay on Khao San road you've already made a bit of a mistake. There are far better, more economical, less crowded and less backpacker-y places to stay in Bangkok. For this price you can find something else just as good. That said, if you're staying on Khao San Road, this is definitely one of the better, if not the best, options.

Rooms are very tacky and poorly decorated, with some odd pictures of food on the wall in our room. It wasn't a very well lit room, either, and the beds were very dormitory like. That said, it was clean.

There is a constant flow of people in-and-out of this place. Elevator is always crowded and there are backpackers everywhere.

The best part of the hotel is definitely the rooftop pool. You can hang out up there and read and get sun all day long. Superb. That's where I spent my time.

I stayed here with a buddy and we had a decent time of it, but Khao San Road is just crawling with touts and people looking to rip you off. The tuk tuk guys in front of Rikka Inn are up to the usual scam of telling you that the temples are closed and then offering to take you elsewhere (and stop by the tailor while they're at it). Don't listen to them. Honestly I would just avoid Khao San Road unless you REALLY want to see the backpacker scene.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Dear Guest,
Greeting from Rikka Inn

We would like to thank you for your valuable feedback. We would like to apologize for any inconveniences occurred during your stay. We appreciate your comments and we will do our best to improve. And we will do our best to keep our reputation.

Thank you

Best Regards
Rikka Inn Management
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Address: 259 Khaosan Road | Phra Nakorn, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Bangkok
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#60 Best Value Hotel in Bangkok
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Rikka Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 86
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rikka Inn : New Budget Hotel with a Touch of Style On Khaosan Road. Superbly located right on Khaosan Road. Very convenient- shopping, dining, clubing. Breathtaking outdoor roof-top pool. Room equipped with private bathroom with hot shower, air-conditioner and satellite TV. Simple,sleek and stylish decoration with relaxation atmosphere. Clean rooms and great value. ... more   less 
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