Only a few hours drive from Bangkok, Kanchanaburi is a reprieve from the busy city life. Surrounded by mountains and water, it is an outdoor lover’s paradise. Famed for its proximity to many beautiful national parks and the dark history of the Bridge on the River Kwai, you’ll have plenty to keep you occupied. This article will guide you to 10 great hotel & Airbnb accommodations under 50 USD a night per person for a great stay in Kanchanaburi.
Located just under two miles from The Bridge on the River Kwai, the Good Times resort is sure to be a good time! Not far from the city center, you’ll have no trouble accessing any sites you want to see and sampling some fine local restaurants. With an outdoor pool and a restaurant onsite, you are sure to have plenty to keep you occupied.
“Excellent staff at the reception as well in the restaurant, clean rooms, great service, thank you for everything!” - Giedre, Lithuania
The Prelude Hotel offers a comfortable, colorful stay that the whole family is sure to love! The outdoor pool and spa offer hours of relaxation for any guest and the private balconies boast views over the gardens and pool. There is an onsite restaurant as well as a bakery with tasty coffee. If you’re in the mood for a little karaoke, you can do it right on site in the Prelude Hotel Karaoke rooms. Prelude Hotel is only 1.5 miles from the JEATH War Museum, 3.1 miles from the Bridge on the River Kwai, and .7 miles from the Kanchanaburi bus station.
“Clean spacious room, good internet connection, good clean facilities throughout the hotel, good friendly staff. Location also quite good and only a short drive from the town. ” - Tally, Malta
U Dee Room and Coffee is a perfect place close to the sights in Kanchanaburi. Only one mile from the Kanchanaburi War Cemetery and a five minute drive from the Bridge, it’s also close to many local restaurants. The rooms in U Dee are bright and airy and offer a private balcony. And of course you have to sample the coffee!
“We stayed one night, travelling through. Great room, good size with good ac. Manager was amazing. We arrived after check in and he came over to let us in. Would definitely recommend.” - Cherie, New Zealand
4. P.Y. Guest House
P.Y. Guesthouse offers a peaceful step away from the city life while still being close to things like the JEATH War museum. It offers 24 hour desk service, tour booking and help planning as well as some fabulous Thai massages. The property is 2.8 miles from the Bridge on the River Kwai and 2.5 miles from Donrak War Cemetary.
“Very friendly staff. Coffee and tea on arrival. Clean and beautiful room. So many trees. Semi outdoor bathrooms. Helpful staff.” -Pariya, Australia
P.Y. Guest House
Address: 92 Chaichoompon Rd. Soi 3, Baantai, Muang, 71000 Kanchanaburi, Thailand
Price: from 20 USD
Hop Inn is bright and modern. The rooms offer lots of natural light that make them sparkle and give you an extra boost of energy to start your days. There is an outdoor terrace where you can relax and plan. The property is 2.4 miles from Kanchanaburi War Cemetary and 2.7 miles from the The Bridge on the River Kwai.
“Cleanliness. Everything is as good as it’s advertised, Wi-Fi, cleanliness, air con, hot water and so on. Will definitely come back.” - Oat, Thailand
Hop Inn Kanchanaburi
Address: 360/39 U Thong Road, Pak Phraek, Mueang
Contactless check-in/check-out Parking Face masks for guests available CCTV outside property Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities Free parking Non-smoking throughout Physical distancing rules followed
Enjoy an entire apartment just for yourselves when you book Yuwadee Home. This place is spacious and clean with a large kitchen free for your use. Yuwadee Home offers pick up from the train or bus station. It is in a very local area, within walking distance of many of the sights.
Address: Tambon Ban Tai, Chang Wat Kanchanaburi, Thailand (see map)
Price: from 45 USD
If you are looking for an accommodation close to the bus station for that early morning trip to Erawan Park or that late night arrival, A&S Residence is an ideal pick. It’s just a few minutes walk to the station. Even though this property isn’t close to the major main tourist sights, it’s still easy to get around, especially with the map provided. There is also a night market within a few minutes walk. A&S Residence is located in a quiet area, with modern rooms and friendly staff.
A&S Residence #1
LKP is located in the heart of Kanchanaburi. Close by, you’ll find Thai shops, street food, restaurants of all varieties, markets and the JEATH War Museum. It’s in an area that will make you feel like a local. The apartment is clean, the WiFi is fast, and the A/C works well! Reception is available to help book tours and transportation, as well as offer suggestions of what to see and do.
LKP ApartmentTambon Ban Tai, Chang Wat Kanchanaburi, Thailand
Top guest reviewsplenty of space to put your belongings a bathroom with a powerful shower and comfortable bedsvery comfortable apartment that was clean and spaciousthis apartment was comfortable clean and just as describeda lovley hotel with very clean modern roomsclean room with great a/cthe place is clean and the room was exactly as they showed it in the picture
Host:they were so helpful and sweetthe kind man at the front desk offered to have his father drive us there insteadthe staff were very helpful and polite going out of their way to organise taxis for usthe staff was very helpful and helped us to book a taxiwe had a great stay and the staff were very helpful in arranging our next day planRead more reviewsthe apartment was also very close to the bus station would recommend to stay there when visiting kanchanaburiso if you are looking for a good place just to spend the night that's itall about this place is very niceif you are looking for a place between the locals this is a great place to stay
This Airbnb property really does feel like home away from home. Delicious complimentary breakfasts, help booking activities and recommending restaurants and spotlessly clean rooms all wrapped up in a lively local area within walking distance to the River Kwai Bridge. Bike rentals are also available for the day.
Your Cozy Home away from HomeTambon Thamakam, Muang District, Kanchanaburi, Thailand
Top guest reviews(the free breakfast with access to any coffee tea or ice cream 24/7 is a lovely touchrooms are spacious and a/c and hot water working perfect will definitely recommend :dreally nice homestay with well-prepared breakfast and really nice english-speaking hostnice and rich breakfast highly recommendedgeorge & marie france belgiumsuper clean and trendyroom is spotless with nice finishing and touchesthe room was absolutely clean and the breakfast was greatthe room was very spacious and cleanthe house is very clean and you feel good there
Host:khun koo was a very welcoming and kind hostmanee the host is brilliant and so helpfulmanee was such a wonderful hostmanee was one of the most wonderful host we ever metwe absolutely loved this place the staff and the owner were so nice and warmRead more reviewsgreat location to walk to the river kwai and trainwe had nice breakfast and location was also goodclose to many restaurants and bars the breakfast was great with option for european or asian stylesalso great to catch a local bus to erawan fallsthe place is so nice and the complementary breakfast is absolutely delicious
A beautiful oasis in the midst of Kanchanaburi city, Green View Guesthouse is cozy and peaceful. The gardens are relaxing and natural. The rooms are comfortable and clean. Green View Guesthouse is only a few seconds off the main road, close to restaurants, nightlife and public transportation.
Green View Guesthouse(Fan Room)Tamakarm , Chang Wat Kanchanaburi, Thailand
Top guest reviewsthe room was very spacious and there are screen doors and windows to allow safe ventilatingbeds were pretty hard to sleep onupon arrival we got a free bottle of water waiting for us in the roomotherwise beautiful accommodation and a very comfortable sleepall in all felt very comfortableclean hot water comfortablecondo was tidy and cleanthe room was clean and there are a good selection of towels suppliedit is a serene and quiet environment clean staffs are friendlythe room was clean and the location was quite
Host:the owners are kind and helpfulthe host was responsive and helpfulthe receptionist was kind and was very helpful during my staywell mantained and taken care off by very efficient staff helpful but discreet at the same timevery nice hosts they don't speak english but we were still well able to communicate any needs we hadRead more reviewsthe location is pretty goodgreat location quiet and affordablegood location though good food nearbythere was a nice park 2 minutes walk awaywe really liked the stay especially the quiet and oasis like location
Enjoy your time in Kanchanaburi
These accommodations are great value in Kanchanaburi for under 50 USD a night. Be sure to check them out when you’re planning your trip!
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