Hostel in Bangkok
Replies: 11 - Last Post: Aug 30, 2013 8:11 PM Last Post By: davelliot
Aug 23, 2013 8:28 AM
Hostel in BangkokHey you guys,
I'm looking for a nice/hip/fun hostel in Bangkok.
The book mentions Lub*d and NapPark Hostel and I've found several more on the website, but I was hoping for some recommendations?
I've also read about Soi 1 Guesthouse but apparently that's more for older travelers.
Tips would be great!
Thanks in advance,
Aug 23, 2013 12:18 PM
Aug 23, 2013 4:33 PM
Aug 23, 2013 8:00 PM
Aug 24, 2013 8:08 PM
4Are you choosing hostels to save money? Small hotels and guest houses are not that much different in price than a hostel. And you don't have to share toilets and showers with strangers too!
You do meet other tourists while shopping, in restaurants, on tours and on other transportation too.
What is your price range per night?
Aug 25, 2013 3:41 AM
Our price range is between 10 and 15€ a night so I'm guessing that would be between 400 en 600 THB (per person that is).
Well I'm also interested in small hotels, like you said you have your own bathroom, but I thought that it would be easier to meet new people in a hostel than in your hotel room. I've also read a lot op positive reviews about hostels in Bangkok.
But since your saying it is easy to meet people everywhere, I'm gonna take a closer look to small hotels and guest houses :)
Also, what is a good area to stay? I've read a couple of times that Khao San Rd isn't the best place since there is too much noise etc.
Thanks a lot for your replies!
Aug 25, 2013 6:30 AM
6Suk 11 Hostel is 500 baht. Located in Nana area where you can use the Skytrain. Kids like Khao San Road area. I am not too bothered about outside noise when in hotel rooms. With windows shut and A/C on I don't have much of a problem. Some hostels may have noisy teenagers.
Even in Bangkok you can find hotels with private toilet, TV, A/C, clean sheets starting from 600 baht to 850. Many are convenient to malls, nightlife, Skytrain, vendors, restaurants, etc.
Aug 25, 2013 1:04 PM
7KIds like Khao San Road area What a crock of s..... Theres plenty of us a lot older than kids who like the area of Banglamphu because its near many of the attractions and the river. We dont all have to be within spitting of a skytrain station. As has been pointed out by others as well in a lot of your posts on areas to stay.
Aug 25, 2013 10:01 PM
QUOTE - "nd you don't have to share toilets and showers with strangers too!"
Not having shower and toilet in a room means its drier and cleaner. No problem
QUOTE - "ou do meet other tourists while shopping, in restaurants, on tours"\
Sometimes you do and sometimes you don't.
QUOTE- "to meet new people in a hostel than in your hotel room. I've also read a lot op positive reviews about hostels in Bangkok. "\
But the sort of travellers you meet in the commercialsed mass -packer style hostels may be different to the sort of travellers staying in the traditional low key guesthouses
QUOTE - "read a couple of times that Khao San Rd isn't the best place since there is too much noise etc."
No , you have been given outdated and misleading info. Khao San Rd is just a tourist strip , it stopped being a genuine budget travellers street many years ago and the cheaper places moved to other lanes and streets , (and Khao San rd also refers to the area not just the one street.) You can find many quiet guesthouses in nearby roads and lanes. If you go to the search engine you should find other threads where this has also been gone into detail.
I wonder if Crazy Al has any experience of staying in KSR area himself . How many 'kids; does he see coming out of Buddy Lodge ?. Westwood has a point about the Sky train and it has only a limited network anyway.
Aug 29, 2013 7:39 AM
Aug 29, 2013 8:28 PM
10"I wonder if Crazy Al has any experience of staying in KSR area himself ."
Sorry, I prefer the Sukhumvit area. Even before there was a Skytrain this was my preferred area. I have been to the KSR area off and on - I was not impressed or swayed to change my opinion! Guess I am just too grown up! I don't have to stick my hand on a hot stove to know I won't like it!
I really like being able to use the Skytrain, Subway and Airport Rail Link. Even if it does not go everywhere it does cover the areas that most interest me.
Aug 30, 2013 8:11 PM
11If you have been to KSR on and off then you must have noticed the variety of people there including 'grown ups' and older . this idea that its just kids staying there has always been wrong,
Skytrain is handy ,but its not a reason for anyone not to stay at Banglamphu - thats putting cart before horse.
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