Buddy Lodge Hotel

Address: 265 Khaosan Rd. Taladyod Pranakorn, Bangkok, 10200, Thailand | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located in the พระนคร area of Bangkok, is near Khao San Road, The National Museum Bangkok, Lumphini Stadium, and Phra Athit Road.
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          • Swimming pool
          • Restaurant
          • Bar/lounge
          • Fitness/Health center


          • Minbar in room
          • Refrigerator in room
          • Free High-Speed Internet
          • Wireless internet connection in room (free)
          • High-speed internet in room
          • Air-Conditioning


          • Room service

          TravelPod Member ReviewsBuddy Lodge Hotel Bangkok

          Reviewed by divajessika

          Nice little hotel

          Reviewed Aug 9, 2016
          by (2 reviews) White Rock , Canada Flag of Canada

          Clean, good air conditioning, friendly staff, hot showers and the pool looks great. Will check it out tomorrow.

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

          Reviewed by ssodhi

          Location Location Location

          Reviewed Jul 21, 2013
          by (3 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

          At the center of Khao San Rd, the location of this dive couldn't be much better for partiers. However, they were a little sloppy with the reservation.

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

          Reviewed by charmiki

          Good hotel after 1 day of traveling

          Reviewed Jul 16, 2013
          by (1 review) , Ireland Flag of Ireland

          Patrick and eve recommended this hotel as they stayed there too last month. It was in the middle of Khaosan road which was great as it was easy to access it from the airport in the taxi. We booked our Chang Mai trip and travel arrangements with the travel agents across from the hotel. Lovely hotel and well deserved after a long trip from Ireland!!

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

          Reviewed by ryan_and_vicks

          Bangkok Hilton

          Reviewed Jul 27, 2012
          by (9 reviews) Milton Keynes , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

          Let's be honest, if you're staying on the khaosan then you know what you're in for, or certainly should do.

          Upon checkin the lady at the front desk stood and argued with me telling me that I wasn't due to book in until the following day. Even when I showed her the confirmed booking with the dates on she still argued, then to top it off even her OWN paperwork and system also had the same date, yet still still argued that I was wrong. Eventually she gave us a room, not at any point acknowledging that she had made a mistake.

          The rooms are VERY worn out, DO NOT take the pictures on the website literally. I'm sure when it was originally built it was a great place, but they just haven't done any maintenance since day one and now it's all rather worn and tatty. The electrics in our room completely knackered. There's a central control panel for everything in the room, however on ours when you switched on the bathroom light the TV would come on, and none of the plug sockets would work unless you switched the lamp on.......all very comical but it does make you wonder how safe the place actually is. The in room safe was also not attached to anything, so you could just walk off with it.

          We were moved to an alternate room which was a little quieter, although not much. On the noise front though I don't feel that anyone can complain, as after all you are choosing to stay on the party road of Bangkok.

          We found the attitude of more or less all the staff to be that of disdain rather than welcoming. It really was like they didn't want you there at all.

          In summary, I wasn't expecting the Ritz but I wasn't expecting Bangkok Hilton either if you know what I mean.

          Would we stay again.......absolutely not. You can get places which are either equal or better for less money, try the Rikka for instance. They really are trading off of this image that they're better than the competition, when in fact they're far from it.

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

          Reviewed by leanneandjp

          Three Nights in Bangkok

          Reviewed Jan 16, 2011
          by (1 review) Donegal , Ireland Flag of Ireland

          Initial thoughts on Bangkok are positive, the airport was great! We arrived into Bangkok on the afternoon of Monday 17th. We managed to book onto a bus that took is into the middle of Bangkok- I think we must have been in the middle of rush hour traffic because the journey that was meant to take thirty minutes ended up taking just over two hours- it was 'total gridlock'.

          The bus ride was interesting as it took us past a large section of the city east of the river. There are skyscrapers everywhere, and not as bland as others we've seen in western cities. I was expecting slums, pollution and dirty footpaths - however in Bangkok that is not the case at all. The sidewalks are wide enough for several people to walk on; the city is vibrant and pretty clean for such a population. I'm sure like every other big city it has its slums and ghettos, but glad this time not to see a whole lot of that. We eventually got to the famous Thalon Khao San where we were checking into Buddy's Lodge aka the 24hour Mulligan's Irish Bar and McDonalds all rolled into one.

          Khao San road was much smaller than I expected, and seems to cater exclusively to tourists/travellers. Most people go to Khao San for the cheap hotels, a chance to eat some Western food, in addition to the banana pancake places, Starbucks, McDonalds and Burger King, and to buy cheap goods. The counterfeit knock off culture is alive and well with phony branded clothes, DVDS, CDs and general tat. There are more hawkers, ladies dressed in Andean costumes prowl the streets with jewelry and carved frogs, which make a kind of croaking sound with the back is rubbed, which of course they do endlessly and men walk around flashing laser pens. It seems that many people don't leave without having a least one tattoo- I was very tempted.

          At night it's all very loud. Music blares from bars; people thrust placards in your face, cheap drinks, and strong cocktails. People walk about with beer bottles in their hands. Men in Fez's try to persuade you to visit their Moroccan restaurant.

          One common placard is for a fish massage, called icthyotherapy. This is where you put your feet in a trough full of small fish who then nibble your feet and eat all the dead skin, apparently it tickles. We both had a go at it. It took me about 10 out of the 15 minutes to work up the courage to actually put my feet in the freaking fish tank but was glad I did in the end.

          We did see a lot of local teens/young adults who seem to come out to check out what's happening at night. The street location is great as it's pretty much at a centre point for most things of interest in Bangkok, including, the Grand Palace, several of the Wats, transport links, river boats and the museums. The street is lined with so many stalls selling everything from clothes, to food, to silver, to bric-a-brac, to suits. John Paul got countless offers to get a tailored suit.

          The hotel was really nice, traditional Thai design, clean and had AC and a TV too! The best though was yet to come- we had breakfast included and a roof top amazing pool which really blew us away especially for the €10 per night that we had paid. Despite being above an Irish Bar we were off to bed for some much needed shut eye.

          The next day we took a tuk tuk ride around Bangkok and because it was a special Buddhist day in the country the government were paying for the petrol of tuk tuk drivers that took people around the city showing of the many sights in an attempt to promote their endless and amazing Thai silk. However, after 45 minutes on a Honda engine swerving in and out of the traffic and being thrown off at endless temple's JP was Buddhaed out and we decided to call an end to our first tuk tuk experience. If you're wondering what this is it does a similar job to the taxi and is so named because of the sound of their engine, these are motorized rickshaws which absolutely no safety what so ever and high levels of pollution pumping from there Honda engines, essentially a lawnmower with seats... We also sorted out our visas for Vietnam as they take two days to process and it cost around $52 each.

          On the Second day we booked a day adventure to go elephant riding and to visit a tiger temple. Wow what a day we had ahead of us. First port of call was a stop at the World War II and Jeath War Museum- sort of interesting but we were looking forward to the elephants and tigers. We then got to stop at the Bridge over the River Koi where you get to look around at all the little local shops and walk across the bridge- just as we started walking over the bridge JP tripped and his flip flop fell between the tracks-I laughed allot at this but thankfully it didn't fall into the river Koi (well not really because I probably would have laughed twice as much).

          So of we go again on our bus and this time were headed to the Elephant farm where we all got on an elephant and take a trip around the countryside and into the river. However to get down to the river is a very narrow hillside path which is almost vertical and very very scary. The baby Elephant followed us around- cute as a button. We then got into a long boat on the river and we taken about 2km to where we got onto rafts made of bamboo and float down the river or for the more adventurous- jump in. After some traditional Thai food (I had to eat it- I was famished but it actually wasn't bad) we were on our way to the tiger temple and got to stop at a waterfall on the way- it was truly a fab sight.

          We landed at the Tiger temple and they made us sign a consent saying that if anything happened they were not responsible- Ooo Ooo we thought. When we entered there was wild animals i.e. cows, horses, boars etc etc walking around everywhere. The tigers were tied to chains and the staff take you around to get loads of photos of them, JP got an amazing one with a tiger who was roaring- I on the other hand got to hold one's tail- Yikes. We saw a few baby tigers being trained by Budhest monks' who let them loose and let the visitors play with them. Then as we were heading off the staff decided to fed all the animals (thousands of them) just beside where we were standing- they throw about 100 bags of potatoes of the back of a lorry and there is a stampede of wild animals running for their dinners, of course we are standing in the middle of all this action and it can only be compared to something out of the wild wild west- I as you can imagine am not too impressed.

          Our final day in Bangkok is spent at the roof top pool- it is like something out of paradise. Jp got a haircut from a little Thai lady (no Michael Quigley but she did a good job for the €2 she charged) and I got a well deserved manicure and pedicure. We decided to have a few drinks to help us sleep as we are spending the night on a train travelling to our next destination- Laos and of course I end up getting a little tipsy because the beer here comes in Pint Bottles, is very strong 6% and less than a euro- Jp opts instead for some moijtios. We pick up our visas, passports and get a tuk tuk to the train station for our next adventure.

          This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

          TripAdvisor Reviews Buddy Lodge Hotel Bangkok

          4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

          Travel Blogs from Bangkok

          Last Days in Bangkok

          A travel blog entry by heatheravan on Dec 12, 2005

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          A travel blog entry by divajessika on Aug 09, 2016

          2 comments, 7 photos

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