We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Best pad Thai so far” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Khao San Road

Khao San Road
Banglamphu district, Bangkok, Thailand
Improve this listing
Ranked #62 of 258 attractions in Bangkok
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
More attraction details
Attraction Details
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The backpacking district of Khao San Road is the traveler hub of South East Asia. Jam-packed with raucous bars and restaurants as well as budget hostels, it’s a favorite for late-night revelers.
lechlade UK
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Best pad Thai so far”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

So in reading all the reviews and staying in the shopping district ourselves we wanted to venture out to see some other places and thought we would give it a try.... Happy to say we were not dissappointed. Busy in the evening with a great mix of bars and shops and the best Pad Thai we have eaten all holiday sold to us from a street vendor. Not brave enough to try the insects and thought it was a rip off them charging 10baht for taking photos. But all in all a good night very strong party atmosphere with food and drink the cheapest we have found so far

Visited November 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

1,087 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    288
    391
    260
    79
    69
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Thai first
  • Any
English first
manchester
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“hotels and shopping”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

hotels around here are cheap, lots of great foods and shop for anything, you can spend hours just walking or sitting outside eating and drinking great atmosphere which goes on into the late hours

Visited December 2012
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Manila, Philippines
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Truly a backpackers ghetto”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

I found it amazing how they can squeeze in everything in such a road. Packed with everything at affordable prices from drinks, food (and different kinds at that!), clothes, places to stay, certificates, Internet cafes, books, Thai massage, CDs - the place no is no wonder where every backpacker would want to be. It basically has everything that I can imagine someone just going there with nothing, not even a backpack, and still manage to survive. It is definitely more alive at night but even at daytime, you could see an activity of backpackers roaming the area and also some locals manning some stalls that are already open. Probably not one of the clean roads in Bangkok but if only for the vibe, it is definitely a sight to see.

Visited October 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Backpackers”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

Thought we would go have a look after "The Hangover 2" being filmed there. Wasn't much happening throughout the day. Definitely would have been better at night. I can see why a lot of backpackers go there, as there was a lot of cheap accommodation and fast food chains in a small area.

Visited October 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Perfect expat hangout”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Khao San Road is a great night out to meet other expats and travellers within Bangkok. Plenty of market stalls are down the center and at the sides of the road, including ones that sell the insects. Well worth a munch on a cricket, even just to say you've done it, they only taste of what sauce they were fried with.

Would recommend this area particularly if you are not into the more sleazy side of Bangkok in Soi Cowboy and Nana. This is a much more 'traditional' night out.

Be careful if you are drinking the buckets. When my friends were drinking them they thought it was two cans of coke, two redbulls and a little bottle of whiskey in each one. When one was made infront of us it turned out that instead there was one can of coke, one redbull and a large whiskey. They were wasted by the third which led to a lot of enterainment (for me at least). :D Never been happier to be unable to drink red bull due to a medical condition!

Visited April 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Khao San Road also viewed

 

Been to Khao San Road? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Khao San Road, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Bookmark for later
Save Saved
You added Khao San Road to your Saves list