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The backpacking district of Khao San Road is the traveler hub of South East Asia. Jam-packed with raucous bars and restaurants as well as budget hostels, it’s a favorite for late-night revelers.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
As featured in 3 Days in Bangkok
| Talat Yot, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We used to stay on the other side of the city but now wouldn’t consider anywhere else but near here. It is such an amazing fun and we visit as many times as we can during our time in Bangkok. It is street entertainment in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Being close to 50 years old with a young head, this was a great night out, if you don't like loud music then choose one of the Soi's linked to it. Saturday night was absolutely packed, loud music, booze and a party atmosphere. Plenty of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ge1970
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Apart from the delicious banana roti e purchased there is no other reason to come here. Just full of dodgy bars and sleeze! There is a street market to get your tourist clothes or Nick backs to take home but really you could go to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 783HelenN
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you are in Bangkok I understand one has curiosity to visit some popular places. I went there twice: first time Two walk around and see why is so popular and second time I went back to buy some specific things I forgot at home....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 309cynthiay
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lots to do in this street market few side streets to explore, food, pubs, dodgy deals few temples in the area and an amazing smoothie place at top end of street

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 959daled
Reviewed 3 days ago

Also a must-see in Bangkok; the busiest, lively and bustling zone where all the tourists and local people go for eating, drinking or dancing. Full of restaurants, bars, accomodation rentals...

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Míriam C
Reviewed 4 days ago

Khao San is know as backpackers territory, but don't be confused into thinking that this means dingy, scruffy and cheap, because it is not. We stayed at IBIS Styles (recommended) and spent most days walking around the area and in the evening went out to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ChristopherR936
Reviewed 5 days ago

Not suitable for children. Busy and loud street with loads of young people from all over the world getting drunk.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lalauricai
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a nuts place but the vibe the smell the everything about it has to be experienced when in Bangkok. Yes be careful. Yes take it easy. But you know what? It’s ace! Go. Enjoy. Take in the vibe. There’s a little street called...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Jesusmonkey
Reviewed 5 days ago

Khao San Road (and the associated Rambuttri Alley) is full of street food, loud bars, massage parlours and, most of all, tourists! Its a great place to visit but rather different to the back packers haven it used to be.

Date of experience: November 2018
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9 December 2018|
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Response from T0mRand | Reviewed this property |
I'd speak to your hotel and see if they provide a secure bag drop point. Many do. Otherwise as it is only for 1 hour keep it close to you or purchase some handcuffs and lock it to your wrist.
24 November 2018|
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Response from amandajane692015 | Reviewed this property |
Everyday is crazy enjoy