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Buddy Lodge Hotel
Ranked #190 of 849 Hotels in Bangkok
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24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great location! ”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited Bangkok earlier this month and stayed at Buddy Lodge! It's located in the heart of Khao San Road and if you are looking for a quiet peaceful getaway, you definitely need to look elsewhere! We wanted to have a comfortable place to stay with a pool to unwind that was right in the middle of the action! We got that experience at Buddy Lodge. Our room was large and comfortable, the rooftop pool is a great place to unwind after a day of exploring and the location is steps away from the action on Khao San Road. The hotel is close to many restaurants and it's very easy to get a cab or tuk tuk to go elsewhere in Bangkok. The staff was very kind and accommodating and all spoke very good English! Overall we had a great stay here!

Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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CRM_officer, Guest Relations Manager at Buddy Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, August 25, 2014
Dear Joanna T,

Firstly, we would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review of the Buddy Lodge Hotel. We hope that by receiving reviews such as yours it will help fellow Tripadvisor members decide to stay with us when they are considering accommodation in Bangkok.

Your generous compliments have been relayed to all our staff, who were proud to have been of service during your stay.

Thank you for uploading the photographs and we hope to see you again in the near future.

Kind Regards

John Pettengell
Guest Services Manager
gsm@buddygroupthailand.com
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2014

Buddy Lodge is always a home-away-from-home. Clean, well-decorated, friendly and helpful staff. Breakfast is pretty good (I love how the cops eat there in the morning too). And of course the location, right on Khao San road. Arriving at Buddy and having a refreshing pint at their Irish bar Mulligans, is always something I look forward to even after staying there off and on for 8 years.

Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank Tom G
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CRM_officer, Guest Relations Manager at Buddy Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, August 25, 2014
Dear Tom G,

We were very happy to hear of your positive experiences at the Buddy Lodge Hotel. Your flattering remarks will definitely be an inspiration to our staff to strive to continue providing high quality customer service.

Thank you again for choosing the our hotel and we hope to have another chance to accommodate you in the future.

Kind Regards

John Pettengell
Guest Services Manager
gsm@buddygroupthailand.com
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

For the first night and to meet other people was just perfect. Also to take a refresh after a day sightseeing in bangkok was the rooftop pool amazing! Up there no bad smell ;) the rooms are clean and nice. For a night at khaosan road is it the best choice.

Stayed August 2014, traveled solo
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1 Thank Simone L
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CRM_officer, Guest Relations Manager at Buddy Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, August 18, 2014
Dear Simone L,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of our hotel on Trip Advisor.

Location: Great, Pool: Great, Room: Great

All boxes are ticked, what else can I say.

We look forward to your next visit.

Kind Regards

John Pettengell
Guest Services Manager
gsm@buddygroupthailand.com
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2014

Having spent 2 weeks volunteering in Northern Thailand, my girlfriend and I decided to book into this hotel for a bit of comfort before continuing on our travels. Perhaps it was the lack of facilities I had endured prior to arriving but I found the Buddly Lodge to be excellent. The rooms were spacious, clean and had a well stocked and reasonably priced mini bar. The location of the hotel was excellent for what we wanted to do which was eat, drink and visit temples! (its located about 10min from the Grand Palace depending on traffic).

Although Khaosan Rd can get a bit much with people constantly trying to sell you suits, coerce you into ping pong shows and bars, if you have a bit of a wonder and visit the surrounding streets you'll find a much more chilled atmosphere.

The only two issues I had with our stay was that firstly was it took about 3min of standing with our key card against the lock before it would actually work. Despite taking it down to reception a couple of times, this issue was never resolved.

The other issue is that as its located on Khaosan Rd there's no escaping the loud noise which goes on late into the night. If you you're a light sleeper, this probably isn't the place for you.

On the plus side, the staff were very friendly and helpful (despite the key issue), the room was excellent with a very comfy bed and the swimming pool was of a decent size compared with other hotels on the strip.

All in all, I would highly recommend!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank TheMightyApe
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CRM_officer, Guest Relations Manager at Buddy Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, August 19, 2014
Dear The Mighty Ape,

Those are truly grand words about our hotel and we are very grateful that you have taken the time to share them here on Tripadvisor.

It was a pure delight to read that you were so impressed with our hotel and our staffs customer service during your time spent here with us.

We are sorry about the issue involving the key card and hope this did not impact to much on your stay with us.

We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to the Buddy Lodge Hotel in the future.

Kind Regards

John Pettengell
Group Guest Services Manager
gsm@buddygroupthailand.com
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Whittier, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2014

This was my first night in Bangkok and I was wonderfully surprised. This place was clean and beautiful. The staff was very helpful and prompt. We got there early and stayed in the waiting area which was air conditioned and serene with a leave a book/take a book shelf. The manager was very sweet and really cared about our happiness. The room was beautiful and the bathroom great - which is always in important to me. We bought the breakfast buffet package and I was happy with that as well. Not at all what I expected when my husband said we were staying in a backpacker area. Stay here and you will not be disappointed. (We didn't use the pool so I can't comment on that.)

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank TAtravelers
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CRM_officer, Guest Relations Manager at Buddy Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, August 18, 2014
Dear TA Travellers,

Thank you for your review of the Buddy Lodge Hotel following your recent stay with us. We were overjoyed to read you felt our staff provided outstanding service.

Our team work incredibly hard to ensure the highest level of service possible is provided to all our guests and it was a great pleasure to read that you were not disappointed.

We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back on a future visit.

Kind Regards

John Pettengell
Guest Services Manager
gsm@buddygroupthailand.com
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Elizabeth Beach, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2014

Being on Khaosan Road made this hotel somewhat noisy at times, however the location made it very handy for eating and shopping options. The river is well within walking distance too. Would stay again.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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CRM_officer, Guest Relations Manager at Buddy Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, August 22, 2014
Dear Mark Z78,

Greetings from The Buddy Lodge Hotel.

Thank you for your highly motivating post. It is a great pleasure to know that you enjoyed such a good time with us. We hope that you are already planning on your next visit to Thailand.

Thank you again for sharing your recent experience with us.

Kind Regards

John Pettengell
Guest Services Manager
gsm@buddygroupthailand.com
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Makati
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2014

i was booked on a different hotel but when i encountered this hotel in one of the travel blogs i instantly changed my mind because of the location and activity in the area. i tried emailing the reservation but to no avail but when i tried reading reviews and the reply of the guest relation manager of the hotel here, i wasted no time in emailing John (Buddy's GSM)... he promptly replied. he was very accommodating and even referred me their travel agency for my travel request (big thanks to Ms. Ann of BTA). that was top notch customer service. :)

location... Khaosan road (backpackers haven) very near grand palace and several temples (we didnt bother taking a taxi because of the traffic that day so we just walked). 711 just across the road. several 24hrs international fast food chains in the area if you go hungry in the middle of the night such as mcdonalds within the building, kfc just next building and burger king just off the road. this street literally dont sleep, night market every night, spawling authentic thai cuisine in every corner. best place to stay in bangkok.

room... i was taken back in time... rustic mood... wood treatment... clean sheets... clean bathroom. luckily, our room was in the opposite of the party street, so we had a peaceful sleep. the only downside would be wifi was intermittent.

staff... very accommodating. no difficulty talking with them and even when i requested for a late checkout, it was literally hassle free. warm welcome from the front desk. thanks to John and Pie. :)

i was not able to use their pool but i guess my next visit ill definitely use it. highly recommended hotel! i will definitely going back.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank recidivist8
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CRM_officer, Guest Relations Manager at Buddy Lodge Hotel, responded to this review, August 18, 2014
Dear Recidivist8,

I was absolutely delighted to read your very kind words following your recent stay with us at the Buddy Lodge Hotel, Bangkok. I must also thank you for your kind words about our outstanding service. We are so proud to have our team here and it is them who make this hotel great.

Your positive feedback has been passed to the whole team here and we truly hope you can visit us again soon.

Kind Regards,

John Pettengell
Guest Services Manager
gsm@buddygroupthailand.com
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Property: Buddy Lodge Hotel
Address: 265 Khaosan Rd. Taladyod Pranakorn, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
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Location: Thailand > Bangkok > Banglamphu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#140 Business Hotel in Bangkok
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Buddy Lodge Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 76
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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