Review of Old City Guesthouse in Sukhothai, Thailand


Where We Slept is our hotel roundup from our time on the road. We hope it helps budget travelers see how far their dollar can go--even though sometimes, it's not far enough!

There are many trains of thoughts when it comes to where to stay when visiting Sukhothai.

elephant guardians at Wat Chang Lom

The Old City is tiny, the new is a bit bland, and Phitsanulok (one hour away) has the Buddha and the food, though it is an hour away.

Our friends from HoneyTrek recommended Old City Guesthouse in the Old City because of its proximity to the ruins. At 300B per night, our private room had a large bathroom but no AC (rooms with AC cost 100B more per night but weren't available). The major ruins were a 3 minute bike ride away, which meant we didn't need to deal with the ordeal of getting a bus from New Sukhothai. We think it was worth it, although take AC if it's available. Even with a fan, it was so hot that I could hardly sleep a wink all night!

More Thailand Ruins

Interested in seeing the temples of Sukhothai without paying for a plane ticket? Check out our Sukhothai photo tour!

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