Bangkok’s Khao San Road: A Backpacker’s Haven

By NomadicMatt

Khao San Road is the infamous backpacker/tourist street in Bangkok. All travel roads lead in and out of there. However, it is more than just a transit hub for travelers:

Khao San Travel Tips:

  • The street food on Khao San isn’t good. For better food, go to Soi Rambuttri. There is a little group of food stalls outside the 7-11 and the Pizza Company restaurant.
  • While Khao San closes at 2 am, Soi Rambuttri stays open all night long.
  • Never get a taxi or Tuk Tuk from Khao San, you WILL get ripped off.
  • If you need a taxi, head down to the side of the street with the Burger King, walk to the main road and get a cab there. You’ll always get the meter.
  • Brick Bar is a great place to hear local Thai music. It’s behind the McDonald’s.
  • Shamrock plays great live rock music.
  • The outdoor drinking stalls and Center Khao San are the best places to meet other travelers.
  • D&D Inn offers really clean private rooms, air con, a decent breakfast, and a pool for 500 baht a night. It may be expensive but for what they offer, it is a good deal.

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