This hotel was recommended to me before I booked my Thailand trip and it lived up to all expectations. I stayed for 3 nights at the beginning of a 2-week trip.
Yes, Khao San Road is noisy, but this is unavoidable - Bangkok is noisy. We had a twin room at the back of the hotel so it was slightly quieter, and it was fun to stand on the balcony and watch the torrential rain run down the walls of the building opposite every afternoon!
The hotel was easy to find (top of the road) and they were very welcoming. The rooms are decorated beautifully in a colonial style, and had great home comforts such as a well-stocked fridge, TV and air conditioning. The pool on the roof is really beautiful and peaceful with a great little bar. Breakfast in the Irish pub next door was great (there is always a reliable Irish pub, wherever you go!) - proper cooked breakfast and a proper cup of tea.
Khao San Road is well situated for exploring the surrounding temples - get a tuk tuk outside the hotel for £1 to take you around (includes a stop off at a huge jewellery store and tailors as it's a government scheme, but there's no obligation to buy).
I would definitely stay here again on my return to Thailand. Buddy Lodge is a trusted brand with other branches in Thailand such as on Koh Samui. Very clean and comfortable and enjoyable, I'm glad I went with the recommendation in the first place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located within the shopping and entertainment streets of Khaosan Road, Buddy Lodge is your best refuge of a cozy hotel where guests can return to a quiet relaxation away from the entire bustle of the tourist street market. The historical core of Bangkok where most of the tourist attractions are found just around the corner and one can walk to visit Bangkok’s most popular tourist attractions, The Grand Palace, The Golden Mount, The Temple of The Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), The Temple of The Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho), The Democracy Monument, and many other cultural sites in the Bangkok City Old Town. Buddy Lodge offers the most convenient location and comfortable facilities for travelers to the popular Khaosan Road and visitors to the famous historical places of Bangkok. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Buddy Hotel Bangkok