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Khaosan Road
Holiday Travel Guide

Khao San Road which includes markets, street scenes and night scenes

Khao San Road epitomises the manic mega-city, attracting tourists and travellers from all over the world with the promise of cheap accommodation and adventure.

Ever since it was immortalised in the cult 2000 movie The Beach, Khao San Road has been renowned as a meeting point for backpackers looking for cut-rate rooms, good company and a place to party. In the 1980s, local residents started renting out spare rooms to travellers passing through. Since then, the road has developed into a popular tourist destination in its own right.

Crowded with flashing neon signs advertising bars, hostels and cheap travel deals, this street packs an intense level of life into a short stretch of tarmac. The pavements are lined with bars and cafés selling chilled beer and thirst-quenching cocktails. At night, bars and clubs come to life with live music and DJ sets leaving the street pulsing with energy. If you want to just suck up the atmosphere, why not sit back, grab yourself a drink and watch the world go by.

Food is everywhere and there is a wide range of choice on offer, from the ubiquitous carts offering chicken satay and banana pancakes to stalls selling crunchy insects and hot noodles. If you’d prefer something a bit more familiar, there are decent curries to be found and even international chains such as McDonalds and Subway.

For cheap clothes and jewellery, you’ve come to the right place! Make-shift stalls and pop-up shops crowd the asphalt selling everything from Thai fishing pants to second hand books. Haggling is a necessity – the hawkers are master salesmen and expect you to bargain them down to a fair price. Be warned though – there are no designer labels on Khao San Road. Everything here is counterfeit, no matter what they tell you!

Located in the Banglamphu district in the Old City, Khao San Road is central and easy to get to by taxi, tuk-tuk or ferry. Buses will even bring you directly from the airport, a journey which takes about an hour. If you do get a taxi, make sure it’s on the meter, as drivers may try and make a few extra baht off unknowing tourists.

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4 out of 5
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The price is Rs1,063 per night from 25 Apr to 26 Apr
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Dewan Bangkok
3.5 out of 5
110 Tanee Road, Talad Yod, Phra Nakorn, Bangkok
The price is Rs1,800 per night from 25 Apr to 26 Apr
Located in Bangkok City Centre, this spa hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Khaosan Road and Wat Bowonniwet Vihara. Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha ...
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Villa Cha Cha Banglumphu
Villa Cha Cha Banglumphu
3.5 out of 5
36 Tani Rd., Talodyod, Pranakorn, Bangkok, Bangkok
Free cancellation
The price is Rs2,721 per night from 26 Apr to 27 Apr
Located in Bangkok City Centre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Khaosan Road and Bangkok Riverside. Thammasat University and Democracy Monument are ...
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The Quarter Hualamphong by UHG
The Quarter Hualamphong by UHG
4 out of 5
23/34-35 Trimitr Road, Taladnoy, Sampanthawong, Bangkok, Bangkok
The price is Rs1,063 per night from 25 Apr to 26 Apr
The Quarter Hualamphong by UHG
Dewan Bangkok
Dewan Bangkok
3.5 out of 5
110 Tanee Road, Talad Yod, Phra Nakorn, Bangkok
The price is Rs1,800 per night from 25 Apr to 26 Apr
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Villa Cha Cha Banglumphu
3.5 out of 5
36 Tani Rd., Talodyod, Pranakorn, Bangkok, Bangkok
The price is Rs2,721 per night from 26 Apr to 27 Apr
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Riva Surya Bangkok
Riva Surya Bangkok
4 out of 5
23 Phra Arthit Road Pranakorn, Bangkok, Bangkok
The price is Rs2,825 per night from 4 May to 5 May
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4 out of 5
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3 out of 5
132 Khaosan Road, Phanakon, Bangkok, Bangkok
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ibis Styles Bangkok Khaosan Viengtai
ibis Styles Bangkok Khaosan Viengtai
3.5 out of 5
42 Rambuttri Rd., Banglampu Pranakorn, Bangkok, Bangkok
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Khaosan Palace Hotel
Khaosan Palace Hotel
3 out of 5
139 Khao San Road, Phra Nakorn, Bangkok
The price is Rs1,367 per night from 25 Apr to 26 Apr
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The Mixx Hostel
The Mixx Hostel
2 out of 5
98/1 Soi Ram Butri, Chakkrapong Road, Talad Yod, Phra Nakhon, Khao San, Bangkok
The price is Rs304 per night from 20 Apr to 21 Apr
The Mixx Hostel
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