Look, if you're young and stupid, like to get drunk and party all night, then this review is not for you - just go enjoy yourself and forget about the real world surrounding you.
We stayed at Top Inn, because we know it from previous trips and had only one night in BKK, plus it was close to the railway station where we arrived. It is also in the budget range - around the $20 mark per night - and it is clean. But the young party scene is definitely not for those who have to get up at 4am to catch a plane.
The worst thing about this hotel is that its noise insulation is non-existent. You can hear everything on your floor and the stairs - even normal conversations in the next room come through loud and clear. So you can imagine what happened when the two young German guys next door came home at 2am, put one of their speakers out in the corridor and turned their stereo up full blast. Nothing against Germans - I have many good sensible German friends, but just perhaps they might recognise themselves by this review and hopefully grow up fast!
After my wife spoke to them, they had the decency to take their speaker inside and close the door, but kept their stereo on full blast. I woke up through my ear-plug daze in the midst of all this and went down to the management, who knew immediately the trouble-causers. She spoke to them and they did turn down their noise to a reasonable level, if only I had not awoken I might have had some sleep before 4am - alas, that was not to be. I wish I had awoken before my wife - I would have thrown their speaker off the balcony and had some hard words with them. How can such idiots feel so self-important they are willing to wake up a whole hotel at 2am in the morning?
Alas, Khao San encourages this type of tourist, which is why I've had enough. Otherwise Top Inn is a very decent place, but they should act themselves to evict those who cause others to write a review like this. It seems they did know of these two, and should have turfed them out pronto.
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