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“Joy ist the best”
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U-Baan Guesthouse
Ranked #143 of 1,193 Speciality Lodging in Bangkok
Dusseldorf, Germany
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“Joy ist the best”
Reviewed 30 March 2013

Our host Joy made this place special. Located in a calm Bangkok area near the skytrain, U-Baan ist a guesthouse which offers not much comfort, but one of the nices hosts we met during our travels. When you enter through the front door, you mostly find Joy sitting between her guests, she is always good for an advise and a nice chat. We had lots of fun talking to her.
Our twin room for 650 baht had two simple, hard (like so often in Thailand) beds and an private small bathroom. You shouldnt expect much comfort, but thats okay for the price.
U-Baan is best for people traveling on their own, since you easily get to know other travelers. There is always someone sitting in the entrance hall.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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New York, NY
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Reviewed 24 March 2013

We stayed at U-Baan (she should rename "Joy's") several times. The rooms are simple and clean. Joy, the owner, is friendly, helpful and fun. She truly cares about her guests and creates a homey and welcoming environment. The location is in a quiet Bangkok neighborhood, which was perfect for us as we were living in the neighborhood rather than visiting.

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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 March 2013

We stayed with Joy 3 times during our several trips to Bangkok. The rooms are simple, clean and comfortable. The best part about U-Baan is Joy. She created a great atmosphere, always willing to help any traveller and always willing to offer assistance. As a result, the vibe at her guesthouse is really friendly and very much like a friend's home. We stayed with our kids (ages 7 &9) and they loved talking to Joy and other travellers. In addition, the other great feature is the real authentic Thai neighborhood. There are lots of places to eat, if you like street food and real local food. Joy recommended a lady down the street who makes great Pad Thai for only 40B/dish. There is a fresh market 2 blocks away and lots of fresh fruits. The GH is also close to the train, which is convinient. If you are looking for a more authentic feel for Bangkok, at great price and with friendly atmosphere, this is a perfect choice.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 January 2013

I stayed there in May and had the opportunity to meed Joy. Till nowadays we keep in touch.
I had booked for 1 night but I stayed 5. Ubaan was full and even this way Joy helped me to stay there organizing the rooms and making some changes. The location is perfect, because you are going to stay in a place that is not full of turists where people trying to recharge more in everything you need. It is a place to see how people live in Bkk. If you are interested in have the same go to the crazy Khao San Road, but you are not gonna enjoy the real BKK. Joy helped me with everything I needed, speaking with the taxi driver or ordering food. The rooms are clean and nice as well as the the beds. It is a simple and cozy place. The description of this place is exactly what it is. So read it first and enjoy your trip!!!

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 January 2013

The host, Joy, is an absolute pleasure and a real laugh.

The dorms are all spacious, clean and just what you need.

The location is great - away from the manicness, just 5 mins to the rail, and its on on the main skytrain line for the main strips + attractions should you want to venture there.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 January 2013

We stayed here for 4 nights and would have stayed longer if Joy had room. We stayed in a 3 bed dorm and also in a double room. It's a great place - although a way out of the centre the sky train is really near. Joy who runs U-Baan is amazing and was the most wonderful host. Not only is the hostel clean, friendly etc, she also advises in anything, patiently telling us over and over how to get the bus etc, writing addresses down in Thai and English to help us get taxis. The rooms are clean with air con, clean bedding etc. the double room we had was enormous and just like a hotel. Plus there is a communal area with a kettle, fridge, toaster and microwave which was ace for breakfast etc. would highly recommend staying here. We will def stay if we go back to Bangkok.

Room Tip: Room 3 double room is massive!
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Cairo, Egypt
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Reviewed 26 December 2012

i was there with two friends in a triple room and it was definitely one of the best places we stayed at! the hostel is a cosy place, and has a nice backpackers atmosphere. we were so glad to stay a bit far from the center and in a more local neighborhood as it made our experience much more interesting.. joy was the best part of our stay.. she was extremely helpful and such a fun person to be around! she treats her guests as friends and makes the whole atmosphere very comfortable. we were planning to end our trip there but couldn't because of visa issues. however, if i ever go back to bangkok i am definitely staying there!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about U-Baan Guesthouse

Property: U-Baan Guesthouse
Address: 961 Soi Rat Ruam Charoen | Via Soi KrungThonburi 1 Klongsan., Bangkok 10600, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Bangkok
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #143 of 1,193 Speciality Lodging in Bangkok
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
U-baan means " stay home" in Thai. We would love all the traveller who stay in our hostel feels like home. We are located in one of the oldest resident area called " Wong Wain Yai". 5 mins walking distant form BTS Wong Wain Yai (silom line). You could experience an original local Thai lifestyle with our neighborhood. ... more   less 

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