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Bangkok City Library 110 m
Thai Armani Fashion 110 m
Deep 120 m
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Khaosan Road 140 m
Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew) 1.02 km
The Grand Palace 1.22 km
Wat Phra Chetuphon 1.46 km
Wat Arun 1.93 km
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MBK Center (Ma Boon Khrong Center) 3.75 km
Siam Paragon 4.14 km
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Chatuchak Weekend Market 7.09 km
Buddy Lodge Hotel

"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

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Buddy Lodge Hotel

265 Khaosan Rd., Taladyod Pranakorn, Khaosan, Bangkok, Thailand, 10200 - See map
Wellness
Everything you need for a rejuvenating retreat for both body and spirit.
Spa & Beauty
Sauna
Workout and Leisure
Fitness center
Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Airport transfer

  • Located in heart of Bangkok

  • Currency exchange

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

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Value for money7.6
Distance to city center5. Km
Location rating8.6
Nearest airportDon Mueang International Airport (DMK)
Distance to airport20.7 km

Rooms available at Buddy Lodge Hotel

Very good
Room comfort & quality
7.5
Superior King Bed
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  • Room size: 28 m²/301 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Superior Twin bed
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Deluxe Twin Bed
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Superior Twin Room
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Buddy Lodge Hotel?

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.

How do I get to Buddy Lodge Hotel?

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.

What is the smoking policy at Buddy Lodge Hotel?

Buddy Lodge Hotel does permit smoking in some areas and is not 100% smoke-free.

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What people love about Buddy Lodge Hotel

  • 8.0
    Very good
    Location

    "If u're looking for a place with 0 distance to the Khaosan night market, this one is the best!"

    Helen

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    June 7, 2019

  • 8.8
    Excellent
    Staff 

    "Front desk staff are always helpful and friendly."

    Christine

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    April 12, 2018

  • 8.8
    Excellent
    Location

    "Fabulous location in the heart of Khao San Road."

    Christine

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    April 12, 2018

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7.7
Facilities
7.7
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More about Buddy Lodge Hotel

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.

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Swimming Pool
127 mentions
Housekeeping
54 mentions
Breakfast
38 mentions
Internet
16 mentions

What they offer

10.0
Exceptional

"I have been in Bangkok very often and this is my favorite ho..."

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Food and dining

Nearby restaurants

Thai cuisine
Thai cuisine
Pannee Guest House Food and drink
110 m Thai
Take a Seat
180 m Thai
Tuptim restaurant
240 m Thai
American cuisine
American cuisine
Susie Wong's Beers and Buns
40 m American, Bar, Barbecue
Is Orange
130 m American, Asian, British
Mulligans Irish Bar
130 m American, Bar, Pub
Asian cuisine
Asian cuisine
Buddy Beer Wine Bar and Seafood Restaurant
110 m Asian, European, Seafood
my Darling
120 m Asian, International, Thai
Taste of India
140 m Asian, Indian

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9.2
Exceptional
Ryan from United States
Solo traveler
Superior King Bed
Stayed 3 nights in September 2018

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!

Reviewed October 06, 2018
9.6
Exceptional
tiffany from United States
Couple
Superior Twin bed
Stayed 3 nights in May 2016

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.

Reviewed May 17, 2016
9.2
Exceptional
Michele from Canada
Solo traveler
Deluxe King Bed
Stayed 3 nights in February 2019

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!

Reviewed February 13, 2019

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

Responded February 24, 2019
Buddy Lodge Hotel
8.3
Excellent
Marissa from United States
Couple
Stayed 1 night in February 2013

Great room for the price”

Location, price, amenities

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.

Reviewed March 27, 2013
8.3
Excellent
James from United Kingdom
Group
Stayed 3 nights in December 2013

Great location and comfortable rooms.”

Location right on Koahsan Road, comfortable rooms, pool on the roof.

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.

Reviewed January 02, 2014
9.3
Exceptional
Colin from Ireland
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in July 2013

Convenient. Helpful staff, comfortable.”

Staff, Pool and Location

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.

Reviewed August 12, 2013
9.3
Exceptional
Clare from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in July 2012

Superb location”

swimming pool on roof, colonial style decor, great location

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.

Reviewed August 26, 2012
8.8
Excellent
Christine from Malaysia
Business traveler
Superior Twin bed
Stayed 2 nights in April 2018

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.

Reviewed April 12, 2018
9.7
Exceptional
avner from Israel
Family with teens
Stayed 1 night in July 2010

Buddy Lodge Hotel”

Location, facilities price
ddd

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.

Reviewed August 05, 2010
8.7
Excellent
cato from Norway
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in December 2009

Butty lot (Buddy lodge in "Thai"”

Nice rooms, extremely close to all the action, next door is a 7-11 and they got a McDonalds in the groundfloor of the Hotel. Nice pool on the roof. Water pressure is the same as in the rest of the country - satisfying-.
Wireless internett is a joke, pricey and terrible. I guess if you bring your computer to the lobby you can get check those mails and pay them bills.

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.

Reviewed December 28, 2009
9.6
Exceptional
Vanessa from United States
Group
Deluxe Twin Bed
Stayed 3 nights in March 2019

Exceptional”

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.

Reviewed March 29, 2019

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

Responded April 05, 2019
Buddy Lodge Hotel
8.7
Excellent
david from Canada
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in March 2011

Great location, big room”

Very professional service, very clean, great spot if you want to be on Khaosan and be comfortable

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

Reviewed April 07, 2011
10.0
Exceptional
Julia from United Kingdom
Couple
Superior King Bed
Stayed 1 night in February 2020

Buddy Brilliant!”

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.

Reviewed February 22, 2020

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

Responded February 25, 2020
Buddy Lodge Hotel
8.3
Excellent
Mary from United States
Group
Stayed 2 nights in June 2013

Perfect for the location”

location, staff, room quality

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.

Reviewed July 03, 2013
10.0
Exceptional
Lance from United States
Family with young children
Deluxe King Bed
Stayed 2 nights in December 2016

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.

Reviewed March 19, 2017
8.7
Excellent
Jessica from Belgium
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in June 2013

Good value for money”

Location, wifi in the room, comfortable room

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.

Reviewed June 28, 2013
9.3
Exceptional
Sally from Australia
Couple
Superior King Bed
Stayed 1 night in January 2015

Overnight in the heart of Bangkok ”

Great service, a comfortable and clean room, great location.

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.

Reviewed February 04, 2015
8.3
Excellent
Donna from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in November 2012

Perfect in every way.”

location, rooms were cleaned on a daily basis and staff really helpful

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.

Reviewed November 28, 2012
8.0
Excellent
Mark from Australia
Couple
Superior King Bed
Stayed 4 nights in August 2016

Surprisingly good!”

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.

Reviewed September 08, 2016
9.7
Exceptional
Hubert from United States
Solo traveler
Stayed 2 nights in April 2012

Lovely Hotel ”

Nightlife Nonstop

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.

Reviewed May 01, 2012
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