The New Siam Guest House II is Considered Functional and Affordable

The New Siam Guest House II is part of the Siam Guest House Chain, and there are now several to choose in the city. The concept of this guest house is to keep the facilities simple, the price affordable, and the service top quality. Some people find the guest house similar to a factory with guests checking in and out all day, however, the location is superb, and the rooms are adequate.

Located close to the river taxi pier number 13, and Khao San Road, this guest house is ideal for exploring the local area. Overlooking the Chao Phraya River some of the rooms have pleasant views, but not all, so select your room wisely. Around the corner from the guest house are many bars and restaurants, which cater for the locals; therefore, they are cheap.

The rooms vary a vast amount, depending on what part of the guest house you are booked into as there is a newer addition. Rooms on the higher levels are far quieter as noise can be an issue in the main part of the New Siam Guest House II. Small rooms are an issue as there are remarkably few larger rooms on offer.

If you intend to spend any amount of time in your room, you will be disappointed as they are sparse and out dated. The rooms are clean, but not maintained extremely well, which means there are several small faults. These can begin to add up, and for some travellers this is not what they expect for their money.

You need to consider, what you expect from an affordable guest house in the city, and take into consideration the ideal location. The bathrooms are a massive disappointment, and are incredibly small, with water pressure issues, and drainage problems. They are clean, but need to be renovated as every aspect is old and tired.

The beds in the rooms are hard, and uncomfortable, which is a problem for every traveller, and although there is air conditioning in the rooms, it can be noisy. There is a TV in the room, and in the newer part of the guest house, you can pay more and choose a room with a fridge and a safe. Security is an issue in the New Siam Guest House II; however, reception will lock your valuables away for you.

Service in this guest house is awful, and the staff are unpleasant, unfriendly, and unhelpful at all times, regardless of what the question is that you want answered. There are basic facilities in the guest house including a restaurant and swimming pool. The pool area is clean, small but pleasant to use after a long day exploring the city.

Breakfast is not included in the price of your room, and there are several other things that you will need to pay for as extras. These include the WIFI and Internet which becomes costly if you use it a lot whilst travelling. The food in the restaurant is cheap, with a limited selection, so if possible eat elsewhere. If you want basic, affordable accommodation to explore the city, the New Siam Guest House II may be ideal.