Just booked in to the "rambuttri Village Inn" in Bangkok fro my first 2 nights.
Has anyone been there? Is it any good?
Little worried as its not on Kho San Road, I was hoping to meet people when i go, dont want to be cut off from everything.
Cheers for any info
on our last stay in BKK we also chose "Rambuttri Village Inn" - it's a really good guesthouse, rooms & pool are nice, staff is friendly, etc... And don't worry: it's just a few minutes walk to Khao San, you won't be cut off from anything.
Compared to Khao San Rd. we prefer Soi Rambuttri for accomodation -it's more quiet, but still there are enough restaurants & infrastructure.
Have a nice stay!
Filika - Best regards,
Stayed there last year twice. In early January I managed to get an air con double room which was 700 baht at the time. Having a pool is great in sweaty Bangkok. Second time I was there end of February, I was only able to get a fan room and it was like a sauna! It's a good place to stay, staff are a bit rude though and the place is quite impersonal. But it's easy enough to get chatting to people by the pool. And the location is good, not far from KSR, but far enough, lots of nice places to eat around, plus Soi Rambuttri is cheaper then KSR.
Watch out for the pushy tailors though!
Wow, that's a pretty posh looking spot. Is it new, I dont recognize it at all, though I guess its been a couple years since I've last been to Bangkok.
You mentioned in other posts that you are on a budget and can't afford expensive places. It's definitly always nice to have a nice place booked for the first night, but if you are looking to be on a budget for the rest of your trip, rest assure that you will find rooms for half the price of this place that are perfectly fine to stay in. You won't have the pool or the TV but they will be clean and safe and will have lots of other travellers to meet. Right next to this hotel you will find great places for 200-300 baht.
Jan, I think you are more worried about Bangkok than you should be. As I mentioned in your last post on Rambuttri, and as other mention above, this street is right next to Kao San. There is no need to stay right on Kao San because this is literarlly an extension of it. When you walk out the door of this hotel, you will be within spitting distance of 15 restaurants and bars, a few travel agents, a bank, vendors selling you everything you could possibly need, and several other hotels. Without any exaggeration, I can tell you that standing in front of your hotel, you will be able to look around and count 100 foreign travellers standing in front of you. You are not cut off from anything. You'll be fine, so go and enjoy.
This is the place that i have looked at for a while (mainly the pool that does it for me) I heard it it from Laura B in a PM a while back and it always stuck in my head. Ive looked a pictures of the place and it looks really clean and the pool looks pretty nice for a chilled out beverage sun bathing
Cheers guys, sounds like its not such a bad choice. Its the swimming pool that did it for me :-)
Cant wait now, just have to get the courage to leave my room
It's a really cool place to stay and right in the middle of the action (but not too noisy). I always stay there when in Bangkok and it's great