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“A peaceful retreat just minutes away from the madness of Khao San Road”
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Sam Sen Sam Place
Ranked #45 of 733 Bangkok B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 9 September 2016

We arrived at Sam Sen Sam with high expectations due to other reviews on TripAdvisor and other hostel booking sites online and were more than happy with what we got!

We arrived to a warm welcome from a smiley lady behind the counter who informed us of the wifi code, where breakfast would be served and where the communal areas were. However, she also asked with a cheeky smile whether we wanted air conditioning in our room for an extra 200baht (around £4.50). We arrived very hot and sweaty due to walking from our hostel on Khao San Road (Only a 10-15 minute walk) with our backpacks on in the midday sun. We were under the impression that air conditioning came with the room, as it was one of the features that prompted us to book. We reluctantly agreed to pay the extra 200 but were aware that it was necessary in the heat of Bangkok!

The location is great, only a ten minute walk or 5 minute tuk tuk to Khao San Road and is a peaceful retreat in comparison to the madness of Khao San Road!

The room itself was quaint, smallish and cosy. The air conditioning kept the room at a comfortable temperature and was in a row of fiver other double rooms with a bathroom and shower facility at the end of the corridor. The loos and showers were clean and secure and the sinks were nearer the rooms in the corridor. The bed was comfortable and again clean! We also received towels, disposable toothbrushes and soap for our stay.

Breakfast was two slices of toast with butter and jam along with a yoghurt and tea or coffee, made to order, which was a nice touch. We ate breakfast in a courtyard area but there was also a comfortable indoor area available to eat breakfast or just hang out.

The wifi access was good but unfortunately during our stay there was a mild thunderstorm which restricted our wifi access, although this is of course not Sam Sen Sams fault!!

It was quiet when we arrived with not many other travellers staying, that we saw and we were more than comfortable relaxing in the communal area listening and watching (its covered, with an open view to outside) the storm!!

The staff and, we assume, family were all so friendly and smiley and they made us feel completely at home!

Thank you Sam Sen Sam!

Room Tip: Air conditioning comes at additional cost - but well worth it
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  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 August 2016

My partner and I stayed here for a total of four nights. We had a lovely clean room, with all the basics we needed. The location is perfect, away from the noise but only 5 mins walk from Khao San & Rambuttri Road, where the bars are. We even walked it to the Golden Palace, which took about 25 mins. We appreciated the help and care from the staff, always answering our questions and making helpful suggestions. The guest house also has areas you can sit and read, as well as internet access for 30Bhat if you loose your phone like we did :) Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank Abi N
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Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

We stayed four nights there and the ladies there helped us booked loads of different tours, busses, trains and so forth. They have nice rooms with toiletries and towels, they offer breakfast and have tons of good commodities (safety deposit box, computers, wifi, mini-library). The area is quite central for the price and you get to see how locals live. I would recommend it to whoever wants to get into the heart of local life and food.

Stayed: June 2016
Thank smith29smith
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Reviewed 13 June 2016

Sam Sen Sam is good value for money in a great location. If you want a party area this is not for you. This is on a lane in a quite part of town (but still only 5-10 minute walk from Khoa San) but is certainly more authentic than where most backpackers stay. I found the little side streets around the guesthouse had great cheap and authentic street food.

We stayed in a basic double room which was spotlessly clean and very comfortable. The free breakfast was nice but small (two slices of toast and a yoghurt).

The staff were very friendly and we would definitely stay here again if in Bangkok.

  • Stayed: May 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank TomTomthebikersson
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Reviewed 13 June 2016

Loved my week long stay at Sam Sen Sam.

Pros:
-Close to Khao San Road
-Close to 7 Eleven
-Clean
-Very Quiet
-3 Common Areas
-Can buy beer, water and juice @ reception
-24 hour reception
-Friendly Owners
-Excellent wifi
-Free soap and toothbrush
-Free breakfast- toast and yogurt

Cons
-Rooms with fans were so hot. Had trouble sleeping in the heat.

Room Tip: Get a room with AC
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  • Stayed: June 2016, travelled as a couple
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Thank Ashleigh1111
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Additional Information about Sam Sen Sam Place

Address: 48 Samsen Rd., Soi Samsen 3 | Banglumpoo, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Bangkok > Banglamphu
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Ranked #45 of 733 B&Bs / Inns in Bangkok
Price Range: $23 - $55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sam Sen Sam Place 2.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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