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“Quiet Hotel off Khao San”

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Shambara Boutique Hostel
Ranked #757 of 1,417 Specialty Lodging in Bangkok
Reviewed July 22, 2009

Let's face it--Khao San Road is a gong show.
Luckily, the Shambara's location is quietly tucked away in an alley, about a 30-second walk away. That 30 seconds makes a world of difference!
The rooms are smallish, but they're comfortable and very clean.
Bathrooms are shared, but there are enough showers and stalls.

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled with friends
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Thank alexs1983
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Reviewed June 13, 2009

-great location (small walkway just off of Kao San Road.)
-rooms are small but very clean
-very affordable
-safe

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled with friends
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Thank stephanie-ann8
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Reviewed May 25, 2009

I stayed in this hostel for 1 night with a fellow traveller. We shared a twin room with Aircon and the toilets and showers were communal. The room itself was a little on the small side (i had a large rucksack and had to sleep with it on the bottom of my bed so that we could get out of the door in the middle of the night if we needed to) but the aircon was fantastic - very much needed on an extremely humid night in Bangkok!

The toilets and showers were pretty clean and the place had a nice atmosphere, but it was a little dark and the alleyway leading from Khao San Rd to Shambara had a few rats scurrying around.
Moved to Khao San Palace the next day as we paid exactly the same rate for a bigger room, with it's own bathroom and a rooftop pool!

  • Stayed: December 2008, traveled solo
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Thank Lyndsay T
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Reviewed April 18, 2009

the shambara boutique hostel is the perfect place to stay in bangkok. very unique, very quiet, very romantic. there are only few very lovely (but little) rooms upstairs and enough toilets and showers for everyone. it's very private and safe. the shambara backyard is also very nice. the location is perfekt - only few steps and you are standing right in the middle of khaosan road! we booked it via hostelworld.com which was very good, because the hostel was already booked out for five days. and we promised, to come back ;-)

  • Stayed: March 2009
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Thank weltbegucker
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Reviewed April 14, 2009

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Shambara Boutique for 3 nights in June of last year. The hostel was very easy to find, just at the top end of Th Khao San tucked away from all the noise and hustle. Our room was one of the first you get to as you came up the stairs, we had a double a/c , which was very small and pokey but fine for what we wanted. We had to leave to a/c on while we were out as the room itself was extremely hot. The staff were all really friendly and let us pay when we left unstead of when we arrived, as long as we left our passports with them which they safely locked up in a safe. There is a small outside area, which is fenced off and has a few benches and tables and some Koi Carp swimming around in. There are 3 toilets on the same level as the bedrooms, and 2 shower cubicle which were all spotlessly clean when we stayed. Breakfast was simple, just toast and jam and they had a restaraunt downstairs but it never seemed to be open so we didnt go in!! There was also a couple of computers downstairs in the restaraunt which were cheap and had a quick connection and a sofa with a TV that the staff seemed to spend alot of time watching!! I would definately stay here again, as it is clean, cheap and in a great location in a busy part of BKK.

  • Stayed: June 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank vbostridge
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Reviewed February 8, 2009

Though I had some minor complaints, they were all outweighed by just how charming this place was. As far as hostels go, it is very pretty to look at. And it is remarkable just how serene the place was given its proximity to the hustle and bustle of Khao San Road. The crowd when I was there in August 2006 was also an interesting, good mix from all over the world, and I was able to make fast friends among some of the other travelers, perfect for exploring Bangkok.

  • Stayed: August 2006, traveled solo
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Thank indohotel
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Reviewed December 5, 2008

stayed here for our first 2 nights in bangkok and it was the perfect place to escape the madness and noise. although just off koh san road, the hostel was so peaceful-helped greatly by a cool outdoor seating area.
food there was great and excellent value for money. the rooms were small, enough room for bed and bags but did have lots of charm. bathrooms and showers were clean and plentiful.
staff were very helpful and friendly and i would def stay there again.

  • Stayed: October 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank jillycats
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Address: 138 Khao San Rd, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Bangkok > Banglamphu
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Ranked #757 of 1,417 Specialty Lodging in Bangkok
Number of rooms: 9
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