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“Awful experience”
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Thara House
Ranked #105 of 670 Bangkok B&B and Inns
craigavon
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87 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Awful experience”
Reviewed March 23, 2013

This was booked for us with Thai government run travel agent! If this is where they advise tourists to stay they need to visit hotels themselves. Was expecting a very different hotel as breakfast was included in price. Was really dissappointed as hostels I have stayed in are luxury compared to this! Room only big enough for bed and not the cleanest. Towels smelt musty as did sheets. Staff more interested in talking to each other, and laughed when I asked what time breakfast was served. Breakfast turned out to be a coffee machine with biscuits! Definately not somewhere I would recommend to anyone.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

6 storey walk up off Khao San with clean rooms and toilets. Reasonable pricing at b300 for single and 500b up for doubies. Not forgetting the 500b for the key deposit. Stay in Khao San with lesser noise.
Yup the folks here don't speak much english but still do-able. Local food choices abound on the left and right of the hotel. Beef noodles on the immediate right (with english menu) and pork noodles on the far right (bout 100m) with english menu too.
This guesthouse is only for able bodied persons!!! Its a long staircase all the way!!! Wifi available throughout and internet computers on ground floor for use too (payable).
Good place to orientate yourself in for your first backpacking trip to Khao San Bangkok

Room Tip: Choose the 4th floor up if you're a light sleeper as a secondary main road runs next to it. Reme...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed March 9, 2013

Good folks running this place, but don't expect English. Clean rooms, ensuite, hot water didn't work but it was too hot outside to want it, western toilets, good wifi, lots of stairways, aircon worked really well. can be kinda noisy due to new cafe down the street.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 1, 2013 via mobile

We stayed for 3 nites and paid 550 bht for a twin room with air con tv and private bathroom with wi fi in room .
its a good example of you get what you pay for .the rooms are a bit old and tired and could do with a good makeover .the whole place seemd uncared for and the staff are a typical khao san road attititude to customer service ie do not really care and spend all day on computers at reception.
The bed mattres was covered in plastic which made sleeping a bit uncomfortable and in room wi fi was awful.also if you have a front room the noise from the bars goes on till very late at the weekends.
on the plus side the price is good for the area ,its close to lots of places to eat and drink ,and its close to phra athit pier on the river for getting into central bangkok So with someTLC this could be a good place to stay , but as they seem to be full most of the time theres no incentive
to improve.

  • Stayed January 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed October 20, 2012

It's away from Koh San Road but easy walking distance if you want to head that way. There is a little restaurant next to it that sells delicious noodle soup with beef. If you exit the hotel and go left just a little past the 7/11 there is a place that sells excellent pork noodle soup. Both very popular with locals. Meals 35-50bht.

The hotel is accross the road from a park, an old fort and the river. For me it's a great location. Highly recommended.

Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 9, 2012 via mobile

I stayed in one of the two cheap single rooms on the top floor for 200b. This is a bit of a climb, but the price is great for the area! The free wifi is fast and reliable, the bathrooms are reasonably clean, and the staff are fine. Would definitely stay here again, but I can't comment on the usual rooms which have aircon and attached bathrooms.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Reviewed May 11, 2012 via mobile

My wife and I have stayed at the Thara House on two separate occasions. We've stayed in several hotels in the area and looked at most of the others. While some of the other local hotels might be a little more modern (not much) the Thara House is always quiet. It's just far enough away from the local clubs and bars for it to be quiet, but close enough to easily walk to where the actions at. As an added bonus the free wifi works well (fast) inside the rooms and the TV reception comes in clear.

Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Thara House
Address: 100-100/1 Phra Arthit Road | Chanasongkhram. Pranakorn, Bangkok, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Bangkok > Banglamphu
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Ranked #105 of 670 B&Bs / Inns in Bangkok
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Number of rooms: 36
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