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Sawasdee House
Ranked #692 of 887 Hotels in Bangkok
Reviewed 4 September 2013

Key deposit is 1500baht or you'll have to surrender your passport til you check out. Of course, NEVER give out your passport like that. Rooms are small and only have shower gel, a roll of toilet paper, shampoo and water glasses. In room safe is not safe at all cos its just placed on a stool inside the room- completely detached. It takes forever for the AC to cool down sucha tiny room. 18degC is their lowest temperature, seriously. Pillow is nice though. Hot shower works fine. Vibrant ambiance in front of the hotel

Location is very excellent as it is just a street away from the famous khaosan road. Its also a walking distance from Phra Arthit Pier (Chao Phraya Express Boat route). lots of restaurants, money changers and bars nearby. You can easily get tuktuks and cabs outside the hotel.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 August 2013

Great place if you don't want to be awake 24hours from the Khoa San road hustle and bustle. But it is a 2 minute walk away from khoa san road, and is on a great road itself for great food, street shopping and bars. Staying in a private room, had a safe, ensuite and TV (didn't try it so don't know if it worked!). They do take a 1500tbh deposit or leave your passport, so don't believe the booking websites when they say no deposit taken!
The restaurant is open 24/7, food is slightly more expensive than other places, but for convenience its great!
Would recommend this to backpackers who don't want to share rooms or would like AC and private bathrooms!

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

Our first and last visit in Thailand was Sawasdee house!
My friend and I were recommended this hotel by her sisters and it did not disappoint! The atmosphere was great, created by a restaurant just in front of the lounge/ reception area and the traditional Thai décor. This was a travellers meeting point and a well known spot very near Khao San Road.
The staff are helpful and the prices even more so! The rooms were simple but perfect. At first we were apprehensive about the large towels which replaced regular duvet, but after our first stay we realised how convenient these were considering the heat outside.
The lights in the rooms were unusually dim and tinted red which made the room and our possessions difficult to see but we soon got used to this.
Food was great and strawberry daiquiri's were heaven after a days touring around the city.

Room Tip: We preferred smaller twin rooms compared to double rooms but this was a personal preference as they...
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 July 2013

The hotel itself is in a good location and the rooms are pleasant enough if a little small and noisy as the hotel is over the main street.

However on leaving luggage in the 'secure' storage facility with hotel staff I returned to find credit cards used and $100 USD in case taken.

Advise travellers to be wary even when using the safe in the rooms.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 July 2013 via mobile

Great thing about Sawasdee House is that they have a room choice for everyone and you can rock up 24 hours a day and there will always be a load of people there. Easy place to meet other backpackers and in convenient location.

Common area could do with a clean up as could the halls and stairs leading to the rooms, however once in the room, they are very clean and not too shabby. The superior rooms are actually rather nice.

The staff at Sawasdee are notoriously rude and useless, if you are looking for customer service, don't bother booking something here.

If you're looking for somewhere clean in the centre of khao San road action then this is your place. Note that single rooms don't have windows.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Reviewed 28 June 2013

The restaurant here is fantastic. Can sit indoor or outdoor.
The menu is comprehensive and reasonably priced.
The Thai food is genuine and just spot on. My wife is origionally
from Thailand, and just loves their food. Price of beer is reasonable
also at ฿100 for a long neck. Service is ok, an fast to bring out your food.
Have eaten there many times and will continue to do so. Better atmosphere
in this area than on Khao San Rd...and cheaper.
Great restaurant :)

Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
Thank aircrimp
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Reviewed 10 June 2013

Having not prebooked I arrived and booked the superior room with balcony as I was worried about having no window. The balcony really wasn't worth the money.

Other than that the room was pleasant a massive bed, good AC no traffic noise. One thing to be aware of though is this is very much a backpackers place so the other people on the floor can be a bit noise and smoke in the corridors which inevitably gets in the room.

The bar below was great for for people watching and there is a little bag stall next door where you could see a man hand make leather bags.

I probably seek somewhere else in Bangkok next time but if you have booked here here is no need to worry.

Room Tip: The stairs are quite steep so a lower room may make it easier.
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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Address: 147 Soi Rambuttri Chakraphong Rd. | Chanasongkham, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Bangkok > Banglamphu
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Ranked #692 of 887 Hotels in Bangkok
Price Range: £13 - £43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sawasdee House 3*
Number of rooms: 77
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