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“great rooms and nice pool, best location in Bangkok”
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Buddy Lodge Hotel
Ranked #172 of 871 Hotels in Bangkok
Dun Laoghaire, Ireland
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54 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“great rooms and nice pool, best location in Bangkok”
Reviewed 17 October 2011

this is another fantastic hotel that offer fantastic value for money. We paid 2000 baht per room per night, the rooms sleep two. The hotel is centrally located on kosan road which is the main tourist area to hang out at night. The rooms are very well decorated. and all have balcony's. The pool is located on the roof and is very clean and quiet. The Irish bar just outside serves fantastic food and offers great promotions on drinks. We were there on a Wednesday and band played, they were perhaps best musicians I saw on the whole trip! The only down side to the hotel is the receptionist who is extremely rude and blunt.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
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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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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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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Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
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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Melbourne, Australia
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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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Property: 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 (Based on Average Rates): £
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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