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Sivarin Guesthouse
Ranked #90 of 606 Bangkok B&B and Inns
San Diego, California
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23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great place, great location!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2012

We stayed 2 nights in a double room with a/c. The room was basic, small but comfortable and clean. They received us with complementary bottle of water, a nice touch. The bathroom was shared but very clean all the time and enough bathrooms around for all rooms. The breakfast was good, eggs, toast and sausage, coffee and juice. Excellent location, close to everything, markets, restaurants around the main street, street food close by, 10 min walk to Khao San Road. Very good service as well, the girl in the reception gave us a map and some advice on where to go and how. I recommended!

Room Tip: If you go in June get a room with A/C. Make a reservation in advance. We wanted to stay an extra day...
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2012

Had a double room with a/c on third floor of the building each floor had a bathroom and there were about three rooms per floor so shared bathroom was fine.
Everything was clean and tidy.
Breakfast was good.
The hosts were nice and happily have directions info etc...
Location was good and quiet.
Would stay again.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2012

Although we weren't too keen on Bangkok the city, we enjoyed our 3 night stay at the Sivarin Guesthouse. We were looking for an affordable place near Khao San Road but without the sleeze and the noise. There are so many hostels and guesthouses in this part of Bangkok that we felt overwhelmed while looking for a place. Lucky for us, the Sivarin ended up being a good choice.The young Thai couple who run the place are incredibly hospitable and friendly.

Pros:
-Intimate guesthouse in a local neighborhood - feels like you're staying at their home
-Good value for the price, includes a simple breakfast and 2 bottles of water a day
-10 min from Khao San Road and water taxi stop
-Very clean and well-maintained
-Nice free shampoo and soap in communal bathrooms
-Free, strong wifi and shared desktop computer and printer available to use
-Book swap
-Near Mai Kaidee's Cooking School and Restaurant - delicious!

Cons:
-Street noise occasionally an issue at night (dogs barking, motorcycles, etc)
-Located down a small street - hard for taxis to find and seemed deserted at night
-Really hard mattress
-Our double room had no windows - make sure to ask when making a reservation
-Mosquitoes flying around
-Their web site had room photos that made them seem painted in all pink/white - which is only partially true. The place is much nicer on the eyes than photos portray.

We felt that the pros definitely outweighed the minor cons and had a pleasant experience here. Give the Sivarin a try if you're looking for a clean place that's a solid value near Khao San Road.

Room Tip: Ask for a room that's on a higher floor and has a window. Higher floors are less noisy
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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NJ
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169 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2012

Big beds, shared bathrooms, breakfast included. Some rooms even have a small balcony

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank njword420
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Rehovot
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2012

We stayed 3 nights at the Sivarin Guesthouse and we just loved it and felt at home there.
The place is clean and quiet and has a very cozy atmosphere. It is located only 10 minutes from the Khao San road, yet it feels very much remote from the noise.
Few minutes walk one can find food stands and restaurants with delicious local food.
It is located few minutes walk from one of the highest Buddha statuse in Thailand at Wat Intharawihan.
The staff is very nice and helpful.
Great value for money and highly recommended.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Saluda, North Carolina
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288 reviews
53 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2012

Sivarin Guesthouse was a great place to stay and I highly recommend it. It is located about ten minutes from Khao San Road and is also within walking distance of other major attractions such as the Grand Palace. My room was spacious, cutely decorated, spotless, and most importantly had AC! The wifi worked well and the staff members were helpful. There were only shared bathrooms, but that came in handy on my last night when I had already checked out but wanted to use the bathroom and take a shower! I booked through Agoda.com at a rate of $22 a night. The only downside was it didn’t include breakfast.

For more info and photos, check out my blog post at http://growninsouthernground.wordpress.com/2012/03/22/bangkok-thailand/.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank iselynjenniep
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Waterford
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2012

I stayed here, for 5 nights, with my boyfriend for our first trip to Bangkok. The room was spotlessly clean, we booked the air con room. It was made up everyday and towels and sheets were changed every 2 days. It is a shared bathroom but it was cleaned 4 or 5 times a day!! and we were never waiting to use it!
it is a 7 to 10 minute walk to Khao San Road but it's a great location as it was so quiet at night. We had a freshly cooked breakfast every morning, the staff are fantastic and very helpful.
We had washing done which if you submit before 10 in the morning is back the same day.

Room Tip: choose the air con as it realy is hot in Bangkok!!!!
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ACC10
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Property: Sivarin Guesthouse
Address: 11/1 Soi Samsen 3, Samsen Road | Watsampraya, Phranakorn, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Bangkok > Banglamphu
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Ranked #90 of 606 B&Bs / Inns in Bangkok
Number of rooms: 8
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