Best Backpacker Hostels In Bangkok
Being a member of quite a few backpacker groups on Facebook and other places online, the question “Which are the best backpacker hostels in Bangkok?” comes up very often. This question, of course, has many answers depending on your preferences. I have compiled a list of some hostels in Bangkok that are brought up more often than others.
People have been raving about NapPark for a year or more. Located close to Khaosan Rd, it’s perfect for backpackers that like to party with the rest of the backpacker crowd (it’s also very close to many of the sightseeing spots). NapPark is perfect for the budget-minded traveller and the hostel building is a cozy retro-style Thai house.
NapPark is clean, offers free wifi, free magazines, individual lockers and everything else backpackers could ask for, it’s not without reason NapPark is one of the most popular hostels in Bangkok. NapPark also offers plenty of entertainment including Beer Pong nights.
Price: Starting from THB399 a night. (Discounts if you stay longer)
Phone: +66 2 282 2324
Everyday Bangkok Hostel
I stayed in this hostel when my cousin was visiting Bangkok from Sweden. We stayed in Everyday Bangkok Hostel for a few nights, and for us at that time, it was in the perfect location. Bangkok is, of course, a massive city but if you need to stay close to Silom then Everyday Bangkok Hostel is a perfect place to stay at. Every bed in this fantastic Bangkok hostel has its own power socket, own reading light, and personal locker, all of which are uncommon and very appreciated by backpackers. The staff is friendly, the food served is pretty good and there are some great extra touches, such as video games in the reception area, which are a lot of fun.
Silom is kind of the business district in Bangkok but there’s also plenty of entertainment to be had. In Silom, you can find the Patpong night market, the gay district and plenty of good restaurants.
Phone: +66 2 637 0009
Lub D is a bit pricier than other hostels but is also very modern and very well-known. In Lub D you’ve got free wi-fi in all rooms and in the public areas. The location of Lub D is close to important places for tourists like MBK, Jim Thompson’s House and the shopping mecca of Siam. Lub D also has daily housekeeping, laundromats and is very close to the BTS but keep in mind that there’s no lift in the building, so if that is an issue you might need to reconsider your choice. This hostel also has smoke detectors in every room in case of emergency.
Lub D has locations at both Siam and Silom so make sure to choose the right one.
Price: The 8-bed dormitories start from THB325 a night.
Phone: +66 2 612 4999
If you want to get out of the backpacker area of Khao San or the business district Silom, or any other place with plenty of tourists then this hostel is something for you. The Yard Bangkok is located in the cool and trendy district of Ari and is both close to the BTS and Victory Monument. In The Yard you can find cold beer and hammocks and what else do you need in a such a hectic city like Bangkok?
The Yard offers cool experiences like learning about Thai food and offers both mixed dorms and girls dorms. The staff is both friendly and fun. You can get from Suvarnabhumi Airport with the airport rail link to Phaya Thai for 45 baht an from there you can continue with the BTS to Ari for a few 10 bahts more.
Around Ari, you can find hip and trendy restaurants and coffee shops like popular spot Casa Lapin.
Phone: +66 89 677 4050
If you want the action of the red light district Soi Cowboy then bodega hotels could be something for you. Bodega is nestled into the small sois (streets) on Sukhumvit 23, close to the legendary nightclubs Narz and Glow in addition to plenty of massage parlours. Bodega brands itself like a party hostel with a laid-back feel which is pretty much spot on.
Walking distance from Bodega you can find shopping mall Terminal 21 which is popular with locals, expats and tourists alike.
Phone: +66 2 117 1012
How to choose which hostel to stay at in Bangkok
Choosing Bangkok hostels is as tricky as choosing a hostel in any city, I, however, recommend to browse online through different forums and booking sites, but to be honest there’s plenty of very good hostels in Bangkok these days so I’m sure you will not be disappointed.
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