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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Great location in Kanchanaburi within walking distance of the Bridge over the River Kwai. Hostel is basically floating on the river so it's pretty cool, hosts were welcoming, pretty helpful. Good location and get what you pay for accommodation

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Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a resort and then look down alley off backpacker street and saw this place. So welcoming! It has a tropical feel - little walkways around water when you get to the rooms and cottages above the river near desk. If you head down stairs to River there are different size bungalows - 2 to 4 people...

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1Thank Claire S
Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Take your money elsewhere. Had to consider this joint the worst place i have ever stayed at. Should have known better when they required a two nights minimum through agoda. Booked a riverview cottage. Assigned to an irregularly shaped room by the river. The moment i opened the door, i had a very strong left-over puke to it. Pretty obvious...

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Reviewed 10 July 2016

Very affordable with flexible bookings. I will stay here again when I return to Kanchanaburi. The staff speak very good English and the quaint, nature vibe that the place gives off is enough of a reason to return.

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1Thank Nick B
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

Nice place for backpackers simple and basic just what we expected.. Stayed a couple of days and rented mopeds and ventured out to the waterfalls, nice little town only a short walk to the bridge. If in town would recommend visiting the elephant world they do a great job looking after them.

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Reviewed 9 June 2016

The hotel is on the main street in Kanchanaburi where there are shops and bars. The river kwai bridge is a good 20 minute walk, and Erawan falls is a 2 hour bus journey from the bus station which is also around 20 minutes walk away (we just got a tuk tuk to the station). Staff were helpful when asked,...

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2Thank Tierneyb95
Cologne, Germany
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Well located next to the river and in walking distance to the famous bridge. Restaurants, bars and the main sights are also nearby. The huts are ok, but scruffy. Nobody seems to take care about the place, a bit sad. Service still does not exist, but overall staff is friendly.

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Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

We stayed two nights here to visit the Bridge & Hellfire Pass. Location was good, friendly staff & a nice hideaway from the chaos of the water festival! We stayed in a bungalow, while the room and bathroom may be a little dated and in need of a good spring clean there were no major issues & I would stay...

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Stayed for one night only to visit the Bridge, Cemetry and museum for which this is very well located. The huts are detached and are a reasonable size for a short stay but the one I was in was a bit grubby, the towels and bed linen smelled like they had not been washed for a while. The receptionist was...

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Reviewed 29 February 2016

Stayed here to enjoy a weekend of elephants and travelling the erawan waterfalls. a little far from both places but this is a good street to party on with great food. the outside of the hostel was actually pretty nice looking. the only problem we had was that we booked a room for 3 people, and they ended up giving...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Sam's Guesthouse Kanchanaburi (west Bangkok), Thailand. Located in Kanchanaburi province 120 kms west of Bangkok. Very beautifully set up wood bungalow with A/C and hot water next to the River Kwai and 2 kms from the River Kwai bridge. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sam's Guesthouse

Address: 14/2 Moo 1 | T. Thamakarm, Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Kanchanaburi Province > Kanchanaburi
Price Range: $18 - $21 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sam's Guesthouse 3*
Number of rooms: 39
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“its a quiet place except for the sounds of frogs, etc. the smaller-cheaper rooms tend to have sloping walls though...”
 of 5 bubbles Anandpar, 6 Aug 2015 | Read review
“View the rooms before you settle on one”
 of 5 bubbles AnjaD355, 31 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a river view if you can (which we forgot to do) However this might cost a little more.”
 of 5 bubbles clairesY3255OU, 11 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Jasmine - Room 11. Bathroom door cannot closed. Light bulb in the bathroom need replacement - always flikering, Lousy view of the river.. being blocked by mud bank.”
 of 5 bubbles ghtay, 6 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Ask for the cheaper rooms - they were the same size but a bit cleaner and feel less dilapidated.”
 of 5 bubbles oldagetrekkers, 27 Jan 2014 | Read review
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