Whether you are looking for new friends to join you on your exciting trip to Bangkok, stay in a hotel is definitely a good option for socializing and your wallet. And it’s not like it used to be, as hostels today offer just as many incredible amenities and services as hotels. With comfy bedding and free internet access, if you don’t plan on staying in your room a lot, then taking the hostel route is definitely a good idea.
Bangkok has many neighborhoods to discover, each with a different uniqueness from the others. From Asoke to Ari, exploring these areas is easy when you book a hotel which is ideally located in your chosen interests. Some are known for their laid back atmosphere, while others cater for a more party environment. Whatever your plans in Big Mango, enjoying some of the coolest hostels will make you want to stay longer in the Thai capital.
5 best hostels in Bangkok
1. The crazy monkey of Bangkok
Ideal for solo travelers, this Cambodian hostel chain is less than a 10-minute walk from Bangkok’s famous Khaosan Road. Unique, it even offers a swimming pool as well as a bar and a restaurant. Guests can enjoy the usual hostel environment or choose to stay in a private room with en suite bathroom for added comfort. The en suite rooms even have a desk if you want to do some work on your computer.
With free Wi-Fi, Mad Monkey Bangkok helps travelers access friends and family while exploring the various attractions Bangkok has to offer. And, being so close to Khaosan Road, it’s easy to enjoy the nightlife and walk back at the end of the night. Friendly staff are waiting for you at Mad Monkey and know where to go and what to see.
Installations: Bar, air conditioning, restaurants nearby.
Price: 377 baht-1,133 baht.
Address: 55 Phra Sumen Rd, Chana Songkhram, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200.
2. Revolution Hostel Asoke
Located in the popular Asoke area, Revolution Hostel is perhaps one of the cheapest hostels to stay. But make no mistake, the hostel still offers plenty of facilities, including a bar and a shared lounge. Apart from its price, the hostel is conveniently located near important shopping areas such as Emporium Mall and Arab Street. It is also just over 3 km from the Central Embassy.
Each room at the Revolution has a shared bathroom and air conditioning, as well as a sun terrace and free Wi-Fi. Here, guests can surely enjoy the amenities of a trendy hostel located in a great area that offers access to surrounding activities. And if customers are hungry, be sure to stop by the hostel’s restaurant and bar for a bite to eat and a bite to eat before or after enjoying the view.
Installations: Non-smoking rooms, free WiFi, restaurant, bar, air conditioning.
Price: 230 baht-270 baht.
Address: 116/9 Sukhumvit, Soi 23 Khlong Toei Nuea, Wattana, 10110 Bangkok, Thailand.
3. Playground hostel
A short drive from the famous Wat Arun, the Playground Hostel offers an ideal location for visiting the main temples. And, it is perhaps the most popular hostel for partying and socializing as it is well known for having a good time. Featuring a bar, free private parking, a shared lounge and a garden, guests have everything they need for a fun-filled stay.
With friendly staff at the 24-hour front desk, visitors can take advantage of the currency exchange facility offered inside the hostel as well as advice on the best tours and sightseeing. As it is located next to amazing attractions, it is no wonder that the hostel is a hit with tourists.
Installations: Non-smoking rooms Free parking Free Wi-Fi 24-hour reception Bar.
Price: 150 baht-300 baht.
Address: 100 Soi Inthara Phithak 1, Thonburi, 10600 Bangkok, Thailand.
4. The courtyard inn
The Yard is located in the modern and trendy area of Ari’s Quarter, where young adults tend to congregate. With a central garden and on-site bar, guests can socialize and make new friends while visiting the trendy neighborhood. Part of its claim to fame is to even welcome Bangkok residents to come and mingle with international tourists, where making local friends is encouraged.
The rooms are made of eco-friendly shipping containers and have bright, modern decor inside. Guests feel right at home with free breakfasts and complimentary bicycles, among other welcome amenities. In addition, the hostel is a short walk from the BTS Ari skytrain station, where another area is highly recommended. In addition, the surrounding area is home to a supermarket and a wide selection of international and local restaurants, including a local Thai market.
Installations: Private kitchen, balcony, garden view, courtyard view, air conditioning, patio, flat screen TV, soundproofing, barbecue, terrace and free WiFi.
Price: 431 baht-1,569 baht.
Address: 51 Phahonyothin Soi 5, Phahonyothin Rd., Phaya Thai, 10400 Bangkok, Thailand.
5. Diff Hostel
Diff Hostel is located in a convenient area of Bangkok with the famous Jim Thompson House and Bangkok Art & Culture Center within 800 meters. This is definitely the place to stay if you are interested in a bit of culture and art. The hostel is a 5-minute walk from Phayathai BTS Skytrain Station, from where you can take off and explore other areas of the city.
You can enjoy free toiletries, a shared bathroom, a shared TV and a kitchen to make you feel at home. In addition, the hostel offers a terrace and breakfast to help guests relax or start their days. For serious shopping, MBK and Pantip Plaza are just a 15-minute walk from the premises, where travelers can shop for great souvenirs.
Installations: Non-smoking rooms, WiFi available in all rooms, 24-hour reception, terrace, very good breakfast.
Price: 825 baht – 1,989 baht.
Address: 236/41 Soi Senakit, Phayathai Road, Thung Phayathai, Ratchathewi, Phaya Thai, 10400 Bangkok, Thailand.
Regardless of your route to Bangkok, travelers on a budget or those who just want to save a little extra cash will find the hostel scene to be quite impressive. Bangkok offers trendy hostels that almost look like hotels, as the amenities on offer factor in convenience.
From modern neighborhoods like Ari to more backpacker party roads like Khao San, booking a hostel is cheap and easy. And, the best part is that you won’t be alone as you will surely meet other travelers who can potentially become your new best friends. Thus, customers can enjoy the city at a price that is comfortable for those who spend their days sightseeing, as hostels provide a welcome respite from a long day.
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