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!
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- Also Known As:
- Sam Sen Sam Place Hotel Bangkok