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 lately the Khao San area is seeing a bit of an 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 Withinn 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. For more quiet options, the atmospheric Tara Place and Erawan House, both located in small alleyways give off more of a traditional Thai neighborhood vibe and are 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. 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.