This is a very unique and funky guest house which you should definitely check out! But I am not 100 % sure that you'll like it. It is truly an Artists's place and you will feel like in an art gallery or museum. Unfortunately the sleeping quality is so bad that as a guest house it's simply bad. I am so sorry to say that as Charly, the owner, is a real sweetheart and the place itself is just great. It's noisy, hot, the beds are harder than stones and the rooms are a bit too pricey for what is offered. You'll have free water, wifi and laundry service included though. It's a great place to hang out and meet people (of which most not living an ordinary life). ;) The area is excellent, very nice Thai neighbourhood, lots of small food stalls and also a 24 hour supermarket just around the corner. Unfortunately, you'll also find quite a lot of Moskitos there. So my advice: If you are an ordinary Thailand traveller, who likes some little luxury and partying at Khao San you probably don't fit into this guest house. If you like it more "alternative" that's definitely the place to go!
Ps: Check out my video here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qdpKuZCYVYc (sorry for the bad quality). :D
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Artists’ Place is a peaceful guesthouse with an artists flair, located in a charming Thai neighbourhood, away from ‘the hustle and bustle’ of the tourist districts. It is convenient to shopping areas and all tourist interests. You will pay local prices for Thai food and beer and Charlee, the local artist owner, is always available for helpful advice and warm hospitality. ... more less