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“Convenient with friendly staff but not clean”
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Buddy Lodge Hotel
Ranked #184 of 890 Hotels in Bangkok
Reviewed 17 October 2011

We were in Bangkok for what was essentially a 36 hour layover and needed a place to lay our heads and leave our stuff. This room did the trick though small ants were abundant in the bathroom and sporadic in the bed. The Khao San is famously backpackery in general though, so I suspect that if you're intent on staying there this is one of the better places.

  • Stayed: October 2011
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Reviewed 10 October 2011

Clean room, cleaned daily, friendly staff, Very central location on the Khao San Road!

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 October 2011

We stayed for 4 nights in September 2011.

The room was very clean, but a little dated (as is normal for this price range)

The location is excellent if you want to soak up the atmosphere of Khaosan Road but can be noisy at night, so probably suits a young(ish) guest.

I would definitely return to this hotel

Room Tip: Higher floor rooms will be a bit quieter.
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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 September 2011

I have stayed at Buddy Lodge about 15 times.I like the Thai style rooms and walk in marble showers plus security and in room safe.Early check in is never a problem although they charge for late check out now.Staff are usually friendly and a great place to stay for Songkran (thai new year).I have always booked early to obtain a double/king bed.Inroom towels and pool furniture due for replacement.I have stayed elsewhere in this location but this is the best.

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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 27 September 2011

Arrived at hotel around 8am on a Sunday morning hoping they would look after my bags at reception for a few hours. To my delight I was allowed check in 6 hours early. This was first example of how helpful and friendly the staff were.
Located in the middle of khao San road the rooms were extremely quite and from the room you would not know you were on one of the busiest streets in Thailand. Rooms were very clean and bathroom had some tolietries including toothbrush and toothpaste.
Roof top swimming pool was very nice with poolside bar. Mulligans bar had good food selection, breakfast was very nice. Resident band played most evenings and they were very good
Plenty of street stalls and shops on doorstep. Great way to be introduced to bargaining culture in Thailand
Would recommend buddy lodge to anyone staying on Khaosan Road.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 September 2011

This was our first time at Buddy Lodge Hotel & Khaosan Road - we'd been referred to Buddy Lodge by friends that had stayed there in their previous travels to Bangkok and we're glad we listened to them and stayed at Buddy Lodge. The staff were very friendly throughout our stay, our room was clean and had everything we needed (air-con, safe, fridge, spacious bed and enough room for us to have both our backpacks open and partly unpacked).

We arrived at Buddy Lodge at about 9am and we had originally planned to ask if we could leave our luggage there until we check-in time. To our surprise, they allowed us to check-in straight away. Our flight out was the following day at 8pm, so we asked for a late check-out time of 6pm, which the staff happily arranged for us for an extra charge - 1000 THB - we didn't see this as a problem considering we were checking out 6 hours later than normal check-out time.

Buddy Lodge is really well located on Khaosan Road - plenty of food and drinking options around. But if you're planning on going to MBK via tuktuk, be sure to allow yourself about 15-25 mins to get there - there can be a fair bit of traffic for your driver to battle.

Overall we enjoyed our stay at Buddy Lodge even though it was only for 1 night, but we both agree that we wouldn't stay anywhere else on our future trips to Bangkok.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 September 2011

Buddy lodge is a boutique hotel located at Kaosan Rd. Kaosan rd. is close to Palace, Wat Pho, Dusit, and many other attractions in Bangkok. So, you can enjoy the geographic advantage. This hotel provides free wi-fi and pool.
I visited the palace, and other attractions in the morning and enjoyed the pool in the afternoon. There are many restaurants, bars, clubs, markets, and Thai massage shops in the Kaosan Rd. I really enjoyed the nightlife there.
But I recommend to get a higher floor suite if possible because it is little noisy at night until 2~3am. Also, I didn't have breakfast at the hotel but many people said it is not that good but there are many cheap places that you can have breakfast.
Warning: Do not take a TukTuk or a taxi waiting foreign customers on the road. They are rip-off. I recommend to take a taxi on the road and say "meter".

Room Tip: lower floors can be noisy at night
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  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Buddy Lodge Hotel

Address: 265 Khaosan Rd. Taladyod Pranakorn, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Bangkok > Banglamphu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#140 Business Hotel in Bangkok
Price Range: £37 - £68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Buddy Lodge Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 76
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located within the shopping and entertainment streets of Khaosan Road, Buddy Lodge is your best refuge of a cozy hotel where guests can return to a quiet relaxation away from the entire bustle of the tourist street market. The historical core of Bangkok where most of the tourist attractions are found just around the corner and one can walk to visit Bangkok’s most popular tourist attractions, The Grand Palace, The Golden Mount, The Temple of The Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew), The Temple of The Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho), The Democracy Monument, and many other cultural sites in the Bangkok City Old Town. Buddy Lodge offers the most convenient location and comfortable facilities for travelers to the popular Khaosan Road and visitors to the famous historical places of Bangkok. ... more   less 
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