10 Best Budget Hotels in the Khao San Road Area

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.



While it certainly is no palace, the Khao San Palace Inn does have some nice amenities and is smack dab in the middle of the action. The rooftop swimming pool is probably the biggest drawing card, as not too many hotels on Khao San have them,...  Read More



You don't find too many places to stay around Khao San Road with rooftop swimming pools and sun decks, so the Rambuttri Village Inn is already ahead of the crowd. A large hotel by Khao San standards, the rooms here come in a range of prices from...  Read More



While most hostels tend to be drab and dingy affairs, not to mention often dirty, 3HOWw Hostel bucks the trend, offering one of the best priced hostels in the area. Located on a small side street just minutes away from Khao San Road, you get a...  Read More



Another stylish newcomer to the Khao San area, Tara Place features spacious rooms that sport 32" LCD TV's with lots of cable channels to choose from, refrigerators, minibars, and safes, plus free wifi everywhere.Located at the start of Samsen...  Read More



D & D Inn is a sister property of the flashier Dang Derm hotel across the street. There is a nice rooftop pool, although it isn't as lovely as the Dang Derm's, but will certainly do the trick on a hot afternoon, plus it has a view of the...  Read More



Mad Monkey is a popular hostel chain in Southeast Asia noted for its support of community projects throughout the region. In addition to be socially responsible, their hostels are noted for being clean, well managed, and super friendly, and the...  Read More



This spiffy new budget hotel has a panorama view swimming pool and state of the art bar up on its rooftop, which is a real plus in this neighbourhood. Rooms are decent enough, with dark wood floors, contemporary Thai decor, and flat screen...  Read More



Sleep Withinn is one of the new generation hotels that now grace the Khao San area, far more stylish than its backpacker predecessors, with a focus on touches of luxury for a budget price. There is a choice of superior or deluxe rooms here, all...  Read More



Located near the Chao Phraya River in a small lane, this homey little place is a boutique lodging that gives full access to Khao San Road without any of the noise and chaos. Built in a renovated 100 year old house, a stay here gives a feel of...  Read More



While Khao San certainly is known for budget it isn't always known for quality, and Rikka Inn sets out to change all that. Another one of the new boutique generation meets budget on Khao San, Rikka is right in the middle of all the action,...  Read More


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