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“Is it really a hostel?”
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Roof View Place
Ranked #316 of 863 Hotels in Bangkok
Delhi
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57 reviews
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“Is it really a hostel?”
Reviewed 9 February 2012

It is managed very well and maintained. The breakfast spread is brilliant and the hosts are very well informed about the city in general. They are very helpful and forthcoming about places, cabs, cab-rates, etc. The rooms themselves are not so big, but are just neat and enough for a few days' stay.

Also, the location makes it a bit worthwhile - at a walking distance from the Khao San Market, you can get all the nightlife you want, but also a good night's rest if you want peace in the late hours. it is also pretty close to the Grand Palace and other temples. It has decent views from the roof top, but nothing so spectacular.

On the whole, a good option to stay in in Bangkok.

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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 23 January 2012

In 2009 I discovered Roofview Place and it is my home away from home in BKK. The staff is friendly and helpful. The rooms are clean and have everything you might need. Its far enough and still close enough to the action of Khao San Road and surroundings. I dont need anything else. The walls are real walls! I always sleep well here! The breakfast with lots of fresh fruit is like candy! Till next time in BKK! Thanx!!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 18 January 2012

Our stay at the Roof View just before New Year's was nice. The rooms were very simple, but clean and all we really needed. The beds were hard, but for the price, it was very fair. The desk staff was very helpful, the roof and breakfast were our highlights. The walls are a bit thin, so we did hear our neighbors come home late at night and party down a bit. The neighborhood is interesting and the local street food is delicious.

Tip: Take a meter cab from the airport to the hotel. Online it says that it should cost around 450 baht, but really it should only be around 250 in a metered cab.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 January 2012

Great location, about 10 mins walk from Khao San Road which is ideal if you don't want to be right in the thick of all the madness and want to get some sleep.... Off Samsen which has a lot going on for it too.

Hotel is big, decent rooms with aircon, hot water etc. Fridge and 2 free waters everyday. Really good breakfast, different selection everyday and eggs cooked to order. Western and Thai food.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 January 2012

Was put off when we first arrived but soon found the location was excellent, staff very friendly and helpful, very clean with all the conveniences required. This is only a 2 star but at the price is well worth the money. Hotel is always busy and coffee is available free 24/7. Wifi is free when working!!!! Pay internet is available in reception area. Bed are firm but clean. No lift and we were on top - 5th - floor. There is a luggage lift which was great. We had our own balcony and great air con. There is a fridge, safe and tv in room. Plenty of space. Free drinking water and rooms cleaned every day with fresh linen.

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Property: Roof View Place
Address: 90/1 Samesean Soi 6, Banpanthom, Pranakorn 15000 | Soi 6 Banpanthom, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Bangkok > Banglamphu , Old City
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#19 Best Value Hotel in Bangkok
Price range (per night): $20 - $37
Hotel Class:2 star — Roof View Place 2*
Number of rooms: 30
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