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Sam's House Reviews

14/1 Maenamkwae Rd, Tumbon Thamakam, Amphur-Muang, Kanchanaburi, Thailand

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118 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 72%Staff
  • 60%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 74%Facilities

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Loved this place and would definitely stay again. Staff were brilliant, food was good, and close to bars and restaurants. Rooms were massive and really clean, would recommend to anyone.


Everything looked a bit dated, as if it needs a bit of an overhaul / tidy up. There's a lot of nature around, no traffic noise which made it feel quite secluded. River view is overrated, more of a glimpse than a view. Lots of resident dogs. Powerful showers and comfortable big beds. About 15 minutes walk to the bridge. Breakfast available, what we had was good quality.


Nice place to stay while you're in Khancanaburi


Nice, very peaceful place, so not for partying but it's close to everything. Clean rooms and bathrooms. :)


Good location, but staff and security are far below average.

  • 14th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Great place but hard to meet people. The staff are friendly and willing to help.


When we first arrived we weren't sure the tuktuk took us to the right place as it wasn't clearly marked and the lady didn't seem familiar with our booking but then found our information about twenty minutes later. The room we stayed in was a 4 person private room which was clean & huge and had 2 full washrooms. We barely saw the staff and there were stray dogs everywhere on the property which we heard fighting all night long. It seems really quiet in that area, we didn't see many other guests.


When we arrived they didn't have our booking. They gave us all the other bookings made by other guest on ten different pieces of paper to sort through and find your booking, if it is there. Shower head didn't have a hook to hang off wall and the electric shower unit didn't work. A good bar down the street to the left Red Tanks. Locals and tourists drink there and why wouldn't u when there are 2 for 1 mojitos for 90baht.


Staff were not rude, they just weren't very helpful. Close to lots of bars and restaurants.


Its right on the strip of things to do in kanchanaburi, a pretty bare bones operation but nothing too bad to say. But there was alot of mosquitos getting in from the bathroom. I would suggest not staying here unless you have your own mosquito net


Really nice little hostel. Clean, safe rooms looking out onto a tropical courtyard. Staff were so friendly and always very helpful. Just to be aware, the night we stayed there the AC was on the blink and I wouldn't rely on always getting hot water. Definitely go on the day tours the staff recommend. Lovely break away from BKK. Check out the vegan/vegetarian restaurant on that road. Amazing food and they do thai cookery classes. Turn right out of Sam's and continue down the road 5mins on the left


Pretty simple place. Clean and tidy. Towels provided. Hot water and air con. TV didn't work. Staff seemed miserable mostly. Atmosphere totally dead. They had a dog who had become a mother and was hiding her pups somewhere close by and if you walked past would aggressively bark and run at you. Not funny, and scary. Could easily have bitten someone. Staff laughed it off rather than do anything...like move the pups away from the public areas. Stupid.

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