Sawatdee Guesthouse The Original, Bangkok | Thailand

Sawatdee Guesthouse The Original

Sawatdee Guesthouse the Original was founded in 1981, and it now has been operating for almost 40 years. The current owner and operator is the grandson of the founder, who strives to meet and exceed customer expectations while maintaining a family-oriented environment. Located in Thewet, Dusit district, Sawatdee Guesthouse is only 1.6 kilometers (1 mile) from Khao San Road – the hottest tourist attractions in Bangkok. Khao San Road is one of the liveliest places in Bangkok, which thousands of tourists and locals visit every single day.

At Khao San Road, there are many things to do, including shopping, massage, tattoo, etc. Moreover, it is a street food heaven in Bangkok as you can find a wide variety of local street food there. Especially you will see vendors selling edible bugs along the street, it might look a bit awful but you should definitely give it a try. Just 300 meters away from the guesthouse, there is Thewet Pier, which offers the public express boat. This public transportation is cheap, fast, and it can take you to many main historic places in Bangkok, such as Grand Palace, Wat Arun, Wat Pho, etc.

Sawatdee Guesthouse The Original | Bangkok, Thailand

Sawatdee Guesthouse The Original
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Environment/vibe

This 40-years-old guesthouse was renovated in 2018, so many facilities are in good condition. Even it was renovated, Sawatdee Guesthouse still sticks to its Thai design. If you stay in this guesthouse, you will see many Thai style wooden decorations. On the wall of the guesthouse, there are pictures that emphasize on Thai culture and Thai daily life.

 Sawatdee Guesthouse The Original
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The guesthouse keeps their rooms simple and minimal. Moreover, many room options are available, including fan rooms, air-conditioned rooms, bunk beds, and private rooms. Double fan room with shared bathroom is only 12 USD per night. Air-conditioned triple room and quadruple room with shared bathroom are both under 20 USD. Furthermore, if you are family travelers and want more privacy during your stay, there are private rooms with private bathrooms, that are between 21 USD to 27 USD. On the first floor of the guesthouse, there is a restaurant that serves good food and drinks at an affordable price.

Sawatdee Guesthouse The Original
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Hence, Sawatdee Guesthouse the Original is a great accommodation for budget travelers. The guesthouse is family-friendly, and it is not far from Khao San Road. The owner and staff are helpful and friendly. Since it is a small guesthouse, every guest will be treated with love and care.

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