On our first stop in Thailand we stayed at Fortville Guesthouse near the infamous backpacker haven that is Khao San Road. The location is very convenient – within walking distance of many of the sights and a bus stop that easily connects you to train and bus stations.
The rate was around $26/night which wasn’t the cheapest option around but neither was it particularly high. The room, while comfortable, was rather small with a sliver of space surrounding the bed and a long table on one side of the room. The bathroom was equally cramped.
The guesthouse seemed to be aiming for a modern minimalist feel and had smooth cement floors and low lying furniture. In fact the bed was basically a nice mattress on the ground.
The room came with air conditioning, a small flat screen TV on the wall, and two free bottles of water per day. A big failing for us was that the guesthouse only provided 1 hour of free wifi per day, a paltry amount considering free wifi is available pretty much everywhere in South East Asia.
While our two day stay was comfortable, there are better choices just steps away. In fact, on our return to Bangkok we chose to stay at Amarin Inn down an alley across the street which we thought was much better value.