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U-Baan Guesthouse
Ranked #189 of 1,347 Speciality Lodging in Bangkok
Reviewed 14 November 2013

We only stayed in Bangkok for two nights and didn't spend much time in the guesthouse. It seems like a nice place and the owner was very friendly, but also seemed a little bit distracted sometimes. We arrived quite late and didn't actually feel that much welcome...

The good thing is that the guesthouse is located in a more authentic part of Bangkok and there are some really nice street kitchens very near by. The bad thing is that it can be quite hard to find and is not in walking distance to the center. Especially when you are only in Bangkok for a few days and don't have so much time to get used to the train/metro system. We got lost several times.

There is no cafe or restaurant to hang out in, but it seemed like some people were still having a good time, drinking beer in the "common area". However this also meant that there was a lot of noise until early in the morning.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Louise N
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

This little gem of a hostel is extremely close to the Wongwian Yai BTS station (5 mins walk) but smack bang in a Thai residential area. It's not touristy at all, and is surrounded by street food, shops, markets and real Thai life.

Joy who runs the hostel is an amazing host, knows everything there is to know about anything you'd like to know. Where to go, how to get there, what to see, what to eat, what not to eat, where to eat, you name it, Joy knows it, and helps you with a big smile on her face. Her sister Jan was helping out when we were there and she was also brilliant.

The hostel is clean and spacious with good air con in the rooms and wifi throughout. The communal area doesn't have air con but is a good place to meet people, chat to Joy and also has a fridge. There are laundry facilities (although no dryer, but there are plenty of washing lines to dry clothes) and a rooftop terrace which is a lovely place to enjoy a couple of beers from the 7/11 and view the Bangkok skyline.

Towels aren't provided, so you'll have to bring your own.

If you're looking for a great stay in a more authentic part of Bangkok then I'd recommend this. It's easy to get to all other areas of the city and makes a great base.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled solo
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Thank chariot
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Reviewed 4 October 2013

The U baan guesthouse is an excellent place to discover Bangkok from. It is conveniently located at 5 minutes walking from the skytrain, 10 minutes by bus to the grand palace district and in the middle of a typical Thai neighbourhood with plenty of great street food within a radius of 200 meter. The best part of staying is however not the location but the extremely friendly host Joy, who knows everything about Bangkok and is happy to help you with whatever needs you have. We would certainly come back here if we get back to Bangkok.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank slknijnenburg
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

The most friendly place I've stayed in my trip joy the owner is an absolute star information Central full of warnings and tell you everything you need or want to know the location is in traditional Thai neighbourhood and a 70 baht taxi to Khaosan road and also just a 5 min walk to the sky train. Good place to stay if you don't want all the commotion of khaosan road

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Chris B
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Reviewed 12 August 2013

This hostel is not in the Koh San road area but a traditional thai neighbourhood so it was perfect for what i was looking for. rooms are spacious and clean with air con. the security is really good with individual lockers and padlocked doors. the hostel is right by the Wongwian Sky Train st so this was great for me to get to the Burmese embassy. Joy who runs the hostel is knowledgable about getting cheap deals in and around Thailand. she is really funny too! :) ask her to take you to see the dancing chef at one of the food stalls nearby!

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled solo
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Thank blancoVaz
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Reviewed 28 July 2013

I loved to stay there! The hostel is very clean, the dorms have A/C and hot water, but above all, the owner, Joy, is really helpful and friendly. She will do everything within her reach to help her guests. The atmosphere there is great also. It is really easy to meet people, so if you are travelling alone i would definitely recommend!

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Thank AnSAC2015
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Reviewed 13 July 2013

We liked this place, Joy gave us good advices about Bangkok and travelling around. Its a pity taxidrivers dont know the place, so its not easy getting there from other places in Bangkok. The room was very spacious and clean, with hot shower and aircon, everything worked.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Thank Rickenkarien
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Additional Information about 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 #189 of 1,347 Speciality Lodging in Bangkok
Price Range: £10 - £14 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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