AYUTTHAYA GUESTHOUSE – อยุธยาเกสเฮ้าท์12/34 Naresuan Rd Soi 2, Tambon Horattanachai, Ayutthaya 13000 Tel 035-232658, 081-8231283 ; Fax 035-232868
Price range: 150-500 B
Single room with fan, shared bathroom, 150 to 180 B; double with fan, shared bathroom, 200 B; double with fan, own bathroom, hot water, 350 B; double with A/C, own bathroom, hot water, cable TV, free Wi-Fi, 500 B. Family rooms for 3 to 5 persons available. Also available two small dormitories for groups of 6 to 8 people, with their own bathroom and A/C. Breakfast available to guests at the special rate of 60 B per person (December 2009).
Restaurant service, laundry service, free Wi-Fi in the reception area and in some of the rooms, bike rental, organised tours, etc.
One of several budget guesthouses located on this street, also known as farang street or backpackers street, day and night meeting place for foreign tourists and residents in Ayutthaya.
This guesthouse was the first one to open in the backpackers street in 1986. Since then, it grew in size and quality in a view to suit all kind of visitors with as many options as possible. Today it remains one of the best choices for Ayutthaya budget travellers, in spite of relentless competition by other guesthouses that rose all around through the years. It offers a total of 30 rooms in 3 diffferent buildings and can accommodate up to 50 guests at a time. Guests are almost exclusively foreign backpackers.
Inexplicably, Ayutthaya Guesthouse is not mentioned on Lonely Planet Thailand, but it is on other popular travel guides and Websites such as The Rough Guide and Travel Fish.
Ayutthaya Guesthouse is run by its Thai owner Khun Chai Chana’. Khun Chai speaks very good English and holds an official TAT tourist guide license. He is a reliable and inexhaustible source of information for everything happening in town, on both sides of the river.