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“Nice hotel, in a central location”
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Buddy Lodge Hotel
Ranked #178 of 863 Hotels in Bangkok
London, UK
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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Nice hotel, in a central location”
Reviewed April 3, 2009

Decent hotel, which costs a little bit more than the average in the area, but for that you get a bit more too. Swimming pool and rooms are very nice. Although there are no underground or skytrain stations near by, there are plenty of tuk tuk and taxi drivers. Get a room on the 5th floor if you want to sleep easier.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled solo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed March 28, 2009

We went to Buddy Lodge the last tree days of our stay in beautiful Thailand. But what a disappontment! When you opened the door into the room you met a row stench, and the bedclothes were moisty. It was ants on the floor and other rare bugs laid dead in corners.

The location at the hotel is good if you like noise and crowded shopping, but we were satisfied after a halfh day and the rest of the stay we got out of the street quite fast in the morning.

If you're a backpakker looking for a cheep stay may Buddy Lodge be a ok stay, but if you want some comfort, clean bedclothes and a shower with hot water, this is not a stay for you! I will never go back. Bangkok is great, but Buddy Lodge was a big disappointment. You can get some much better in this town.

  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with friends
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London
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 24, 2009

A great hotel, clean, friendly staff and location is perfect for everything other than sleep! But thats not why you there?? Would definitely reccomend if you want somewhere that is right in the middle of all the action, walk right out with all that bangkok has too offer.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed February 28, 2009

What a gem, it was recommended to me by a friend and they were right. Its right on the Koh San Road, really easy to get to. The rooms were really better than expected, they have a colonial feel about them, white shutters, lots of wood. A roof terrace bar, which is not anywhere near as glam as it sounds, but for the money its great, we sat up there early evening before we ate and it was fine. The pool was a bit green so we didnt really fancy it. Overall for the money its a brilliant place to stay.

  • Stayed January 2008, traveled with friends
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Washington, DC
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Reviewed January 11, 2009

Some friends and I stayed at the Buddy Lodge on our recent trip to Bangkok and we have mixed reviews. The hotel itself is great--comfortable, clean, well appointed rooms for a good price. Ensuite bathrooms that are large and Western style showers. All that is wonderful.

The Khao San Road on the other hand is awful. For Americans reading this, it is like being in Panama City, FL during Spring Break, but on steroids. If that sounds fun, stay there, you will love it. If like us, it sounds like a giant, annoying nightmare, avoid hotels directly on the Khao San Road. It is filled with tourists 24 hours a day eating western or bad thai food, drinking giant cheap beers and buying bad fake souvenirs from "locals" who are definitely not local.

Instead I would try places in that general area of the city, which is very convenient to lots of transportation, the river, restaurants, etc. but not directly on the Khao San Rd. There is nothing authentic or remotely cultural about the "Thai" experience on the Khao San Rd.

  • Liked — The rooms were excellent.
  • Disliked — The location.
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled with friends
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Hong Kong
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3 reviews
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Reviewed January 4, 2009

We always return to this hotel. We like Khaosan Rd (been going there since 1990), and this place is predictable and clean.
We travel with two small children, so want to avoid some of the more colourful places along the street.
The breakfasts aren't very good though.
The beds are comfortable.

  • Liked — The room, the terrace, the pool, the location.
  • Disliked — The breakfast. It could be cheaper.
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled with family
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Airlie Beach, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2009

Stayed here for 2 nights over new year 2008. Rooms are decorated Thai style. Location is good, (above McDonalds on Koh Sahn Road) however if you like peace and quiet this is not the place for you!! We paid 2000 baht a night, however you could get better value if you walk the streets around Koh Sahn Road. Rooms are clean and shower is good. No good view from room. Breakfast is included, however it's not worth getting out of bed for.

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  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
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Property: Buddy Lodge Hotel
Address: 265 Khaosan Rd. Taladyod Pranakorn, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
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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