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Khaosan Road Rainbow Hostel Reviews

43 Chakrapong Road, Banglumphu, Bangkok, Thailand

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557 Total Reviews
  • 71%Value For Money
  • 69%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 74%Staff
  • 59%Atmosphere
  • 51%Cleanliness
  • 55%Facilities

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Horrible place!!! Dirtyyy!!! Disgusting!!!


You get what you pay for!


We loved this place, best vegetarian Indian food ever. It's the only place we ate in bkk. The staff are all awesome and overly helpful, the beds are big and comfy and the hostel has everything you need. It's in a good location because it's right off khaosan road, not to close but not too far.


The location of this hostel is ideal as you're a stone throw from Khao San Rd. Although the rooms and toilets aren't clear nor well maintained, you get what you pay for so you can't expect much else. Very friendly staff and a great help in booking airport transport. If you're on a budget and slumming it for a few nights, then I would recommend Rainbow, however only for a maximum of 3 nights or so.


You get what you pay for. Location is good. Staff rubbish. Room very basic. If you don't mind where you sleep. Stay here.


This is an awesome hostel if your not expecting the Ritz, it's right on the end of Khaosan Road and a 10 minute walk from the grand palace! Don't get conned by the tuk tuk drivers, we got around all of Bangkok for 20baht! Ask watch out for the ping pong shows 🙈 the staff are awesome and the curry is one of the best I've had all over the world! I have booked again for the end of my trip before I fly home!! This is a cheap must stay!! :)

  • 19th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Unhelpful staff. Very smelly rooms. Below standard.


Noisy fan Dirty pillow Holes in mattress which has no topper or cover Holes in the walls Mouldy bathroom with dirty ceiling which had broken tiles and more holes Door handle to bathroom was broken and the door didn't fully close.

  • 17th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


When we tried to check in the guy told us it was full and that we might try it later. Bit strange....


The location is perfect and really close to Khao San Road. the staffs are alright and will help u in case u need them. However the bed are like hard rocks hahaha pretty hard to sleep very well. also a negative point is the internet that doesn't work in the rooms. Finally is a good place if u are looking for a cheap and well located place.


Very helpful staff. Nice food. Lovely and clean


Internet was inexcusably poor, only worked 50% of the time and then only if you were in the lobby. No Wi-Fi in the rooms. Also the hostel is located a ten minute taxi ride away from the nearest bts station and there is a constant stream of tuk tuk drivers waiting outside the door to harass the hostel guests. Good if you just want a place to sleep at kaosan road but if you're a backpacker wanting to explore Bangkok this is not the place for you.


Not the cleanest hostel, but great location and staff. If you're just looking for a cheap place to rest your head after partying on Khao San, this is a good place! However, if you want a nicer hostel to do laundry, shower, and just chill out in... I would not recommemd it.


Cheapest single rooms and dorms on Koh San road. This is the only reason to stay here. Staff is friendly too. No windows, no common area except restaurant, old, dingy, mediocre wifi, but cheap and friendly!


Great hospitality

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