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Khaosan Road Rainbow Hostel Reviews

43 Chakrapong Road, Banglumphu, Bangkok, Thailand

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529 Total Reviews
  • 69%Value For Money
  • 65%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 79%Staff
  • 57%Atmosphere
  • 45%Cleanliness
  • 50%Facilities

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Great hospitality


Get what you pay for, cheap and cheerful, with lovely Indian food served downstairs!


Sleeping on the ground by the river would be more clean and comfortable.... unless you want to understand what would it feel to be in the prison or horror movie or both :). We only needed to sleep for a few hours before the flight... next time we will sleep in the airport :). We knew it will be bad when read other users comments, but it is much worse than all the negative comments.

  • 25th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Lithuania
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


the room is kind of smelly, the host gave us discount...

  • 4th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Khaosan road is across the street si this place was a bit out of the noisr. Had a nice looking restaurant but I didnt eat there because it was a bit more pricey (indian and Chinese). The staff were nice too. The room was fine, moldy and dingy smelling but for the price it was fine.


Best value for money in the Khaosan area!


The rooms were alright. Great location next to khaosan road for the partygoers. My wallet was stolen outside and the staff were nice to let me stay and eat until I got a replacement card. Their Indian food is pretty good.

  • 18th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Fine for 3 nights. Sheets weren't clean. Helpful and friendly staff. Good location!


Disgusting place. There was a cockroach in my room and the bed was full of stains. There was mold on the ceiling and the bathroom stank. Tiny room with a door that looks like a gentle push against it will break the lock. The staff were friendly


This place was the dirtiest place i have ever stayed on my month of travels in thailand. There are 2 bathrooms for over 20 rooms, the walls are coated in dirt and the air con is only turned on for a few hours every day. The staff is rude. The hostel is above a indian food restaurant and everything smells like curry. Its only plus is the location... I would rather walk further...


This hostel seemed like really good value for its location but I was really let down by the atmosphere and facilities. I didn't feel safe here and was disappointed with the conditions on the showers. A few other girls mentioned they also didn't enjoy their stay for the same reasons


So cold in the rooms that when we went outside was a major shock, there was a Chinese girl in the room that must have been from the mountains. The facilities are not the best but for the price you can manage some days here, wi-fi not great also, works sometimes... Location very close to the party area KhaoSan Road!


Good value for money, great location and helpful staff.


Beds are rock hard, no better than the floor, and the bathrooms are awful. But, we didn't mind as the price is great, staff are great and location is fantastic!!!!


Hostel is above an Indian restaurant, I have nothing against Indian food, it just has a strong odor. Room smelled like mildew, bed smelled like in indian food. Dat and small with no natural loght. Floors were dirty. Mold in the bathroom. The pros, cheap and around the corner from khoa san road

  • 30th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


its located at the end of khaosan which is a bit of a tourist trap.


Hard mattress & no window, but staff and location are excellent. Great value for money!!


Low-cost hostel next to khao san, friendly and helpful staff!. However, matresses are not the best and the sheets are not completely clean. Wifi is awful. They should improve these things. Also a room to meet people is missing, but you meet people in the dorms.


I booked a bed in the ac dorm but they over booked the dorm and gave me a single room with a fan and no window. Great you would think but very hard to sleep in the heat with a fan. Otherwise staff were nice. Good location

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Awesome cheap place. Only problem is the rock hard mattresses on the beds, really hurts my hips and have to keep turning over all night. Staff are great, food is excellent. Cheap prices all round. I always stay here when I come to Bangkok. ;)

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