Noom Guesthouse is a cheap and cheerful accommodation option in the heart of Thailand’s Lopburi. A former capital that is famous today for its many marauding macaques and ancient ruins, Lopburi is well worth a visit when you’re travelling around Central Thailand.
Especially popular with backpackers, Noom Guesthouse enjoys a great location in the centre of Lopburi, just a short walk from many of the Old Town’s attractions and Lopburi train station.
Most rooms at Noom Guesthouse are located within one main building. All rooms in this building share bathrooms and toilets, located on the ground floor. With around just ten rooms in total, however, you should never find yourself waiting too long to use the facilities.
The majority of rooms are cooled by electric fans. In addition to the bed(s), some rooms have a table and chair(s) and hooks to hang your clothes. The beds are reasonably comfortable, good enough for a couple of nights’ sleep, and brightly-coloured bed linen, combined with lovely art work on the walls, help to create a more welcoming atmosphere. Although room amenities are basic, it is the affordable prices that encourage most visitors to stay here.
Solo travellers, or guests who prefer a bit more privacy come bedtime, can opt for a single room. Single rooms cost 200 THB (approximately 5.60 USD) per night. Double and twin rooms (with one double bed or two single beds respectively) cost 300 THB (approximately 8.40 USD) for a night’s stay. Up to three adults (or a small family) can book a family room, with three single beds, for just 450 THB (approximately 12.60 USD) per night.
If you find the heat a bit too much, there are also family rooms, for up to three guests sleeping in one single bed and one double bed, available with air-conditioning. This room type is 600 THB (approximately 16.80 USD) for a night.
For cool air-conditioned comfort, greater privacy, and a few more creature comforts, the cute bungalows in the rear garden are a great choice. Priced at just 500 THB (approximately 14 USD) per night, they have private bathrooms, air-conditioning, a double bed, and a TV. There are only three bungalows available but, if you can snag one, they are highly recommended!
Laid-back onsite restaurant and bar
Noom Guesthouse has a restaurant and bar, perfect for starting the day with a filling western breakfast (sausage, eggs, toast etc) or dine on a selection of Thai and international fare throughout the day. Tuck into a plate of fried rice, fill up on noodles, dig into some comfort food like sandwiches and French fries, and enjoy the convenience of not having to go too far away for a tasty meal.
The lively bar is popular with travellers, expats, and locals, and you’ll find a good selection of bottled beers, including the local Leo, Singha, and Chang, and spirits. For something non-alcoholic, the iced coffees and fruit smoothies are delicious!
Members of staff at the family-run guesthouse are happy to assist with organising various trips and activities, as well as providing heaps of useful information for exploring Lopburi and other parts of Thailand.
Lopburi has several craggy mountains – if you’re into climbing you can arrange an expedition through Noom Guesthouse. It is also possible to just rent climbing equipment and go independently, although this isn’t really recommended for safety reasons.
How about an overnight trekking excursion? Explore lush jungles and see lots of nature and wildlife, easily arranged onsite at Noom Guesthouse. They can also arrange exciting caving adventures. Closer to home, you can visit Lopburi’s Ang Sub Lek, an attractive lake, an interesting bat cave, and the vibrant sunflower fields when in bloom (around November to January).
Other useful information for a stay at Noom Guesthouse
Free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the guesthouse, and the signal is pretty strong and reliable.
All guests can enjoy relaxing in the lovely garden, complete with stone tables and chairs, colourful flowers, and leafy plants. You never know, you might even be joined by some of the town’s monkeys!
If you want to discover Lopburi independently, scooters are available to rent from Noom Guesthouse. Hire costs are reasonable; expect to pay around 200 THB (approximately 5.60 USD) for a day’s rental.
Nearby attractions include Phra Prang Sam Yot, a historic Khmer-style temple that is overrun with wild monkeys, the sacred Phra Kan Shrine, and the informative museum housed within King Narai’s Palace.
Book your stay at Noom Guesthouse and have lots of fun discovering Lopburi.
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