This was a very quiet hostel/hotel in a non tourist area. Quite peaceful is that is what you desire. The bus #40 will get you into little India and Chinatown, and there is a ferry very close to bring you to Wat Pho and the Grand Palace. I didn't like how quiet and non tourist this was. While a perfect getaway for those who want the authentic feel, for me it was far too lonely and distant from the areas across the river I wished to travel.