|Not much floor space for 3.50 GBP per night|
Tell the taxi driver ' Khao San road' and they may well drop you off at Rambuttri, quite some distance away for those not acquainted or orientated with the Khao San area. This happened to me back in January and thus began my first Bangkok experience. As it turns out, Rambuttri wins over Khao San road, being the quieter area and the better chance of getting a good nights sleep! The street is long, about 3 times longer than KS road, intersected halfway by a main through route.
The whole Khao San area, which includes Rambuttri , is famed for having the biggest concentration of budget accommodation in one relatively small area, thus gaining a reputation as being a backpackers paradise. Alcoholoic backpackers like it because the booze is relatively cheap whilst those here for the cultural experience find Khao San an ideal launch pad for those tourist trips and experiences offered in abundance.
New arrivals at night tend to pick on the closest bed, then search around and make comparisons in the morning. But for the lower end of the scale, it's going to be pretty much same as the last place. Visitors looking for all the home comforts in a nicely decorated room can find a few hotels in the Khao San area, not many though, most being located well into the Southern part of the city centre area. Others are dotted around different districts - Sukhumivit has some smart places, but it's way out of the central area, so pick on somewhere close to a sky train station, and make sure all credit cards are enabled and valid in Bangkok.