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"BuddyLodge has always been one of my favourite hotels in Bangkok and the new manager (a Westerner guy) is really professional and helpful."
Brignoni - December 24, 2017
Located in heart of Bangkok
Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
|Value for money||7.6|
|Distance to city center||5. Km|
|Nearest airport||Don Mueang International Airport (DMK)|
|Distance to airport||20.7 km|
Check-in is from 10:00 AM, and check-out is until 03:00 PM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out.
Buddy Lodge Hotel is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind. Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the hotel know you want to book a ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Bangkok with private transportation, the hotel can arrange taxi service.
Buddy Lodge Hotel does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.
"If u're looking for a place with 0 distance to the Khaosan night market, this one is the best!"
June 7, 2019
"Front desk staff are always helpful and friendly."
April 12, 2018
"Fabulous location in the heart of Khao San Road."
April 12, 2018
Buddy Lodge Hotel is a boutique hotel popular with travelers frequenting Bangkok's famous Khao San backpacker neighborhood where scenes in the movie The Beach were set. The area has a thriving nightlife scene and is also near tourist attractions like the Chao Phraya River, Emerald Buddha Temple, and Grand Palace. The hotel features a choice of economical standard or deluxe single rooms, doubles, and triples, each one decorated with colonial And Thai architecture. The Poolside Bar and the pool itself are great places to unwind while Mulligan’s Irish Pub is a must-try for all guests.
"I have been in Bangkok very often and this is my favorite ho..."
February 16, 2020
Children and extra beds
Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.
All children are welcome.
|Guest's age||Extra bed|
Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 2-11 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 12 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Buddy Lodge Hotel
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The Bourbon St. of Bangkok!”
On my first trip to Thailand I wanted to stay on Khaosan Rd. and through my research I stumbled across the Buddy Lodge Hotel. Overall I was very satisfied with my visit. The rooms were clean and tended to daily. There is a coffee shop and a night club in the same building. When you step out of the hotel you're literally in the middle of the party. Keep in mind that due to this it is VERY LOUD until 3-4am. But the hotel itself was perfect and the prices were more than fair. I also spoke to one of the managers, John P., On several occasions and he answered all of my questions. If you're looking the perfect party-goer hotel then I highly recommend the Buddy Lodge. And for a fluent English speaking manager, ask for John. Happy travels!
Pricey but highly recommended ”
Buddy Lodge is located in the heart of Khaosan Road where all the night life is in Bangkok. Although located in the all night party Scene, the room we stayed in was quiet at night and we could not hear the bar music. That being said, the air conditioner was pretty loud. The staff at the desk was friendly and helpful, the room was thoroughly cleaned every day and they even folded our towels into elephants! The pool was very nice--not at all crowded, clean, good place to watch the sunset. The gym was also very clean and had a good variety of exercise equipment. The price was on the high end for that area but we needed a nice place to rest after flying into Bangkok and Khaoson Road is a great launch site for historical sightseeing and trips to China Town and night markets. Overall we had a great time and if you have the budget for it I would highly recommend staying here.
Quiet Hotel in the heart of Khaosan Road”
Buddy Lodge was a sanctuary in the heart of Khaosan Road - I had asked for a quieter room and got one - once inside I could not hear the madness outside - the hotel room was clean and quant - The roof top pool was an amazing place to escape the heat and the madness of Bangkok- the staff were extremely helpful - the only issue was the bathroom was small but recently renovated - not a big deal - I would totally recommend The Buddy Lodge!
Dear Michele, We are humbled by your high praise and thank you for taking the time to share your comments from your recent stay with us at the Buddy Lodge Hotel. There is so much to see, do and experience in our city and we appreciate you sharing your thoughts with the on-line travel community about our hotel. Thank you once again for staying with us. Kind Regards John Pettengell Guest Services Manager
Great room for the price”
Buddy Lodge Hotel is located in the perfect location, Khoasan Road, if you are looking for the nightlife of Bangkok. Our room was in one of the upper levels, so noise really didn't carry in from the streets. The room was nice, not huge, but spacious enough for the two of us. The mini-bar was stacked (always a plus) and the staff was very friendly, even after we had checked out. It was easy to find and get to, as all of the taxi drivers know where Khaosan Road is. There is also a shuttle to the airport that is available to book at the front desk - however, it is not free. The hotel had a workout room, a pool, and is also attached to an Irish bar which played live music on Saturdays. Overall, had a very nice time at the hotel, although we didn't spend too much time in the room itself. Given the price we paid for the room, I would definitely stay there again.
Great location and comfortable rooms.”
Firstly, if you're looking for a hotel on Koahsan Road then you have to accept that it is going to be noisy until very late! That said, our rooms in the Buddy Lodge hotel were at the rear of the building and on a higher floor so weren't too bad for noise (probably about the best you could expect in the area). Most noise seemed to come from the club on the ground floor and we didn't hear too much from the street. So take some earplugs if you're a light sleeper irrespective of where you chose to stay in this area. Being right on Koahsan Road the location is perfect if you're in Bangkok for nightlife. Lots of pubs, clubs, restaurant and bars within a few minutes walk. There's a McDonalds on the ground floor which is a handy landmark to find the hotel by - although the massive 'Buddy Lodge' sign overhanging the street makes finding the hotel easy. There's a nice pool on the roof although we didn't get chance to use it in the end, and it seemed quiet every time we looked in. If you arrive of an evening bear in mind that taxis can't go down Koahsan Road because of the stalls and people, so you need to walk through teh crowds with your cases etc. Daytime arrivals and departures are easy though as there are taxis and tuk-tuks parked right outside.
Convenient. Helpful staff, comfortable.”
f you happen to arrive at Khaosan Road, we recommend to stay at buddy lodge. After staying in many hotels in this area, this hotel is head and shoulders above competition in terms of customer service and facilities.We had a great time thanks very much to the manager Mr. Pettengell who who gave impeccable dining recommendations and also very sound advice on things to do in the area and he was also very helpful with any queries or requests that we had. The hotel is gorgeous. We really appreciated the amenities.The swimming pool is very luxurious and the gym is fully equipped. As beautiful as the setting was, it was the staff that really made it a worthwhile place to stay.
buddy lodge provides excellent value for money as a well-appointed budget hotel in the heart of the back packing district of bangkok. as well as its superb location it is a comfortable oasis of calm in the middle of the busy khao san road. the rooms are attractively and distinctively decorated in a colonial style and are clean and well maintained. the pool on the roof is a delight after a day of sight-seeing as is the poolside bar. the nearby irish bar is convenient and serves good, reasonably priced food.
Great hotel in the heart of Khao San Road. ”
I travel to Bangkok for business and this is the 4th time I’ve stayed at Buddy Lodge. Fabulous location in the heart of Khao San Road. Front desk staff are always helpful and friendly. Rooms are always neat, clean and tidy. Have looked at other hotels in the area and Buddy Lodge stands out for location, price and amenities. Perfect hotel for everyone. Would highly recommend this hotel.
Buddy Lodge Hotel”
we allways enjoy staying at the buddy lodge while in bangkok, while in the middle of action, resturants, bars, clubs, the hotel maintins a style of a boutique hotel for a fair price. the rooms are quite even thogh ther is a noisy loud music club just under and also in the front, both with live music. breakfast is good and rich, overall we keep coming back. make sure they take care of the water pressure in the shower, plus there are no bath tubs.
Butty lot (Buddy lodge in "Thai"”
Considering that the Butty Lott is situated in the heart of Khao San road in Bangkok, i really must say it is both cheap and nice. If you want Hilton-style marble and bell boys in a smart outfit, then go to Hilton. Buddy Lodge has better beds than most Thai hotels i've ever slept in, and location is undisputably superb. If you have super hearing or are over sensitive to party-music, don't go to Thailand. Exiting the hotel, you have ca 300 meters to the end of Khao San road, to your right you have ca 6-700 meters to the other end of the road. Be aware that the road is open to normal traffic in daytime. Allso, seperate streets with lots of shops are found if you follow one of the crossing alleys. Shops and bars are allso found all around the surrounding blocks. I have travelled in the most visited turist areas in Thailand, and i will easily state that this Hotel should be satisfactory for most travellers, singles or pairs, families and seniors.
This was an excellent hotel located right in the heart of Bangkok. I can't say enough nice things about the staff at this hotel. They were informative, professional and just plain friendly. They offered options for transportation and tours that would have been otherwise difficult to arrange on our own. I hope to make it back again soon and will definitely stay at the Buddy Lodge again.
Dear Vanessa, Thank you for your feedback on Agoda. As we pride ourselves in offering the highest levels of care and hospitality to all our guests, we are delighted to hear that you had a wonderful experience whilst staying with us. It is our pleasure to take care of you. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind Regards, John Pettengell Guest Services Manager
Great location, big room”
i enjoyed everything about my stay at buddy lodge, i stayed in the deluxe room and had one with larger patio than some others i think, it was right over khaosan so the patio wasn't quite serene but very nice spot to hang out, lots of plants. the room was great, very large for the area and very clean and well kept, bed was great not the usual thai plywood style. i highly recommend the buddy lodge
We have stayed at this hotel a few times - we love it. The location is perfect and the rooms are always big and characterful. The staff are always very friendly and helpful and the rooftop pool is a bonus. I would recommend Buddy Lodge to anyone looking to stay on the Khaosan Road.
Dear Julia, Thank you for taking the time to give us the feedback regarding your stay and your kind words. We are truly happy to know that we could provide a good value for your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back soon to the Buddy Lodge Hotel in Bangkok. Kind Regards John Pettengell Guest Services Manager
Perfect for the location”
Khaosan road is always an experience. If it is one you are ready for, Buddy Lodge is the place for you. It is a big party area and this hotel manages to provide a quiet oasis away from all of that, but you have to ask for it. This was my second stay and on our first night we could not sleep due to the constant bass pumping up from the clubs below. When we complained the next day, we were immediately switched to another room. The manager was very attentive, even came to our room to double check that we were happy with the change. The pool on the roof is an added bonus. I would highly recommend, just recognize that you are going to be in the heart of Khaosan and may need a break after your stay.
Quiet despite the location - great value”
Surprisingly quiet room despite being in the middle of Khao San Road. The staff were extremely friendly and always helpful. Staying with our four-year-old son we felt like they were genuinely looking out for us with their recommendations on where to eat and visit. We will definitely be back and we recommend the Buddy Lodge Hotel to all our friends traveling through BKK.
Good value for money”
We had a good time staying at the buddy lodge hotel, the room was very nice, the location was great, and the hotel manager was very attentive to our questions. We were a little bit disappoinment about the fitness center, as quite a few things didn't work. Also, at arrival, The swimming pool appeared to be closed for renovations, but we did get a free shuttle tuktuk to another hotel where we could use the pool. All in all, we had a very good time staying there.
Overnight in the heart of Bangkok ”
We only stayed in the lodge overnight but it was a little haven of clean, surprisingly quiet, peace and comfort in the heart of Khaosan Road. All the staff were very friendly and helpful, especially the manager, who took great pains to help up figure out transport, routes and sightseeing around the city for the 2 days we were there. The room was simply furnished but clean and cool and the bed was very comfy. Even though we didn't leave Bangkok until 7pm they stored our bags for us after we checked out so we could roam the city all day and come back to collect our bags and head for the train station that evening, in a taxi they arranged for us. I would definitely stay there again and recommend it to anyone who wants to be right in the thick of the Bangkok backpackers scene without necessarily having to do without life's little luxuries.
Perfect in every way.”
The hotel is fantastic for it's price. In Bangkok it is in the perfect location (Koh San Road. The staff are really friendly and helpful. The rooms are cleaned on a daily basis and it has access to some really handful places to eat and drink for example coffee shop and McDonalds for breakfast (I am most defintely not a McDonalds person but it was useful for a breakfast) I have stayed in this hotel twice and tried one other hotel but The Buddy Lodge is the palce to stay in Bangkok for cheap, excellent location, shopping and fun.
Having been a frequent visitor to Bangkok, this is the first time I've stayed on Khaosan Road. I was slightly hesitant but Buddy Lodge was a pleasant surprise. The room itself was great, clean with timber floors, a functional balcony, sufficient bathroom and a very comfortable bed (a pleasant surprise in Thailand). Being on Khaosan you're in the thick of it and the Brick Bar on the bottom floor of the building is very popular with locals on the weekends and goes until about 3am with loud music. After our first night we could hear the music in our room so we moved to the top floor and further away from the bar end which solved all our problems. The staff were more than happy to help with this request. Also there is a great pool area on the roof which is perfect for lazing away a few hours.
Lovely Hotel ”
lovely hotel in the heart of the best nightlife in the city. everything you can want is in reach of this hotel. had a super good time at buddy lodge hotel.tom yum kung, the best restaurant on khaosan road, is highly recommended.