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The Artists' Place
Ranked #210 of 643 Bangkok B&B and Inns
Barcelona, Spain
2 reviews
“unique and local- for real traveller”
Reviewed 5 June 2013

Lovely cheap place to see and live something different apart from kaosan rd. and other busy spots. This location is full of history, art and friendly people in a real local atmosphere. also you will find a good connection to the most interesting parts of bangkog with the sky-train, busses and boats. charly, the owner is very helpful in all kinds of things...... is definitively a place to come back...... thanx for all

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2013

This is a very unique and funky guest house which you should definitely check out! But I am not 100 % sure that you'll like it. It is truly an Artists's place and you will feel like in an art gallery or museum. Unfortunately the sleeping quality is so bad that as a guest house it's simply bad. I am so sorry to say that as Charly, the owner, is a real sweetheart and the place itself is just great. It's noisy, hot, the beds are harder than stones and the rooms are a bit too pricey for what is offered. You'll have free water, wifi and laundry service included though. It's a great place to hang out and meet people (of which most not living an ordinary life). ;) The area is excellent, very nice Thai neighbourhood, lots of small food stalls and also a 24 hour supermarket just around the corner. Unfortunately, you'll also find quite a lot of Moskitos there. So my advice: If you are an ordinary Thailand traveller, who likes some little luxury and partying at Khao San you probably don't fit into this guest house. If you like it more "alternative" that's definitely the place to go!

Ps: Check out my video here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdpKuZCYVYc (sorry for the bad quality). :D

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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 April 2012 via mobile

a place with character! Located in a quite district, but near enough to the most touristic places.Staff are really friendy,you feel like home...and free laundry,water and kitchen avaliable...just great! It was my second visit to Bangkok,and it changed my vision of the city.

  • Stayed April 2012
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2012

That place is not a simple cheap accommodation. It's also the best place in Bangkok to make good friends. It's more about a mix between an art galerie, a live music place, and a new home. If you need anything, ask Charlie. He can help you and he's the saint of the travellers.

Thank you Charlie ;)

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 February 2012

I stayed here five seperate times during my three month jaunt in SE Asia and it truly was a home from home. Charlee is a lovely man his hostel is totally unique in BKK and there is always interesting characters kicking about, travelling and local. The street food in the surrounding area is outstanding and Charlee will help you find something to suit your tastes. No Internet in the hostel but there is a hotel five minutes along the road that has decent service. It's only twenty minutes in a taxi to Khoh San road and it really is nice to escape to this little oasis of calm in the insanity that is Bangkok. You just can't argue with great company, free laundry, coffee, tea, water and lovely surroundings.

  • Stayed March 2011
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Reviewed 7 September 2011

We didn´t think we were going to enjoy busy Bangkok, but this really is a retreat from it all. Its in a local Thai neighbourhood where everyone will make you feel at home. Charlee, the owner, will do all he can to help you and make your stay is enjoyable. He even helped us getting clothes made and having hair cuts etc. for a ´local´ price :-) His friends Bouk and Kee cook really lovely food just around the corner - I miss it already and can´t wait to go back!

The rooms are a bit dated, but are clean and comfortable with fans. The prices are really good value for Bangkok too.

Thanks Charlee and friends for an unforgettable stay x

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2011

This place is one of Bangkok's best kept secrets. A lovely refuge from the chaos of the city. Nestled in the heart of one of the last traditional neighborhoods it is a short walk to the Skytrain. We have stayed many times and it is always like returning home. The Artist's place is one of a kind, warm, quirky and refreshingly off the usual tourist track. The soi (streets) are very safe with mostly pedestrian traffic and the food vendors great. I recommend this to anyone visiting Bangkok.

Stayed January 2011, travelled with family
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Property: The Artists' Place
Address: 61 - 63 Soi Tiem Boon Yang, Bangkok 10600, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Bangkok
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #210 of 643 B&Bs / Inns in Bangkok
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Artists’ Place is a peaceful guesthouse with an artists flair, located in a charming Thai neighbourhood, away from ‘the hustle and bustle’ of the tourist districts. It is convenient to shopping areas and all tourist interests. You will pay local prices for Thai food and beer and Charlee, the local artist owner, is always available for helpful advice and warm hospitality. ... more   less 

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