Khao San Road is a famous backpacker street that in itself is an attraction. It’s a go-to place for people who’d like to experience the nightlife in Bangkok.
During the day, the street is a mini market littered with stalls selling shirts, souvenirs, and Thai food. Within the area, there are spas for your massage needs, Muay Thai gyms, and a nearby public park to spend a quiet afternoon.
At night, Khao San Road transforms into a noisy, fun-filled party haven. This is the best spot to try eating exotic food while downing a bottle of Chang or Tiger and mingling with other budget-traveling folks.
Images below: Khao San Road during the day (left) and at night (right)
Nitan Hostel Khaosan: Where We Stayed in Khao San
Nitan Hostel is located on an alleyway a few meters from Khao San Road. Finding it wasn’t supposed to be difficult, but it was at first because of the vendors blocking the way.
Surprisingly, we were able to get a good night’s sleep. Not only was it quiet inside the room we were assigned in, but the hostel stuck to its no-lights-after-midnight policy.
Nope, Nitan Hostel does not have a swimming pool.
Here are images that show the other parts of the hostel.
Hotels in Khao San Road with a Pool
A swimming pool is the perfect hang-out place during the day when Khao San Road feels “dead” and Bangkok’s tropical heat becomes unbearable. Here’s a list of hotels in Khao San Road with a pool.
D&D Inn Khaosan
D&D Inn is one of the few hotels along Khao San Road with a swimming pool. The pool is located at the rooftop, which makes it an ideal setting to watch the sunrise or the sunset.
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Sleep Within Hotel
Sleep Within Hotel is directly behind Khao San Road, or about 200 meters away. Although the hotel has been described as “small” or “nothing fancy,” it does have a rooftop pool if you want to relax.
Khaosan Palace Hotel
Located along the famous backpacker street, Khaosan Palace Hotel has a small swimming pool at the rooftop. The pool has beach beds and towels, and it affords a nice view of the surrounding areas.
New Siam II Guest House
New Siam II Guest House is about 600 meters to Khao San Road, making it close to the famous street yet far enough to give you a quiet sleep at night.
Royal Rattanakosin Hotel
A bit “dated” as noticed by some previous guests, but the Royal Rattanakosin Hotel has an outdoor pool to beat the afternoon heat. Plus, the hotel is located 300 meters from Khao San Road, which translates to a 5-minute walk.
Trang Hotel Bangkok
About one kilometer from Khao San Road, Trang Hotel Bangkok has a nice, welcoming ambience. The rooms are divided according to the views they provide. Some rooms give you a nice view of the city and others overlook the swimming pool.
Mango Lagoon Place
Mango Lagoon Place has been given a “very good” rating by previous visitors/guests, with location getting the top mark. It’s within walking distance to Khao San Road.