There is a dazzling array of properties to choose from in terms of getting some rest around Khao San Road, yet many of them are plagued by either noise or just poor value for the money, or just plain poor from the start. There are plenty of backpacker crash pads, but why settle for a poor night's sleep when you can have your cake and eat it too. As of late, the Khao San area is seeing plenty of upgrading. Renovated old homes in quiet leafy lanes like the Samsen Sam Boutique House Hotel are becoming far more prevalent, as are stylish spots with rooftop swimming pools like the Sleep With Inn Hotel and Rambuttri Village Inn up on Rambuttri Road or Rikka Inn right in the middle of Khao San. Dang Derm and D & D Inn are also great spots for those looking for a flashpacker stay with a pool to boot. For more quiet options, the atmospheric Tara Place, located in small alleyway, gives off more of a traditional Thai neighborhood vibe and is a good place to chill out and relax, yet are only a short stroll to all the action. Even on the youth hostel level, dorm lodgings have never been this clean or value laden as they are now in spots like the 3HOWw Hostel. or Mad Monkey, which also has private rooms for those who need more privacy. Whichever you choose, the Khao San neighborhood is never dull, and well worth several days of exploration, and with all these new quality budget choices, heading back to the room at night is no longer a dreaded affair.