Bangkok, Thailand: famous for its chaotic streets, cheap and delicious street food, wild nightlife, and never-ending traffic. Most travelers just pass through here when they backpack or travel around Thailand. But there’s a lot to see and do in Bangkok. When you look beyond the chaos and peel back Bangkok’s layers, the city comes alive with endless things to do, see, explore, eat, and drink. It’s a city that opens itself up to those who are willing to get past all the temples and backpacker bars. Thailand is a beautiful country full of exotic experiences, glittering temples, gorgeous beaches, steaming jungles and fiery curries that offers possibly the most easily accessible exotic holiday and your first time backpacking Bangkok is bound to be an exciting experience! The city has thousands of guesthouses and hostels. There are so many that it can take hours to narrow down your choices when looking online. A dorm bed can be as cheap as 7USD – 15USD per night. You see, Bangkok Hostels are really affordable. This is a rough average to give you an idea. Prices always depend on season and holidays.
The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost. In Thailand you will find many hostels, hotels and resorts offering rooms with the so-called Thai-mattress. The Thai mattress is seriously hard and in the beginning it feels like sleeping on a rock. If you want cozy mattresses, keep an eye for hostels with western-style mattresses. A couple of the most stunning Hostels in the world are home in Bangkok. The quality here is insanely high. There are more than 530 hostels in Bangkok. And more than 140 have a higher rating than 9/10 stars. We have done the research for you, and here is a list of the best hostels in Thailand:
Once Again Hostel
Ideally located near the main tourist attractions and surrounded by vibrant communities, Once Again Hostel is where art and culture as well as centuries-old craftsmanship will take you on a journey of a lifetime. Discover the real Thailand and enjoy one of the best hostels in Bangkok! The wide capsule beds and sturdy bunk frames may have you giggling with joy. For those that appreciate some serious downtime, you will be happy to hear there is an obligatory TV room. Other bonus there is about Once Again Hostel, is that they have free walking tours, rooftop with a stunning view (great place to have a beer!), Free Thai lessons and free Thai cooking classes! And so much more!
Yim Huai Khwang Hostel (Yim Bangkok)
Sat close to Huai Khwang intersection, the hostel’s location is not the quietest and rooms to the back are definitely preferable. Huai Khwang underground MRT station is literally around the corner and it’s only a few stops to the city’s downtown area. It’s all about design at Yim’s, a smart, modern and colourful hostel with a cool hipster vibe and great minimalist rooms. There’s plenty of public space to meet other guests including an attractive artsy lounge and a wonderful rooftop terrace, close to public transport and Chinatown. Now called Yim Bangkok, the interior is about juxtaposition of different concepts. The marble reception counter left from the previous renter is kept attached to the new collage wall made of old fashion & design magazines. Separated by the giant clock clad with colorful toys, the guest dining area is an all-white vintage tile space. Just a few meters away, the public area of the hostel is bombarded with vibrant colors; the turquoise stairwell, the orange hall on the 2nd floor and the yellow corridor on 3rd. Inside the 16 hostel rooms are kept simple using white and natural wood colors to make the compact rooms feel spacious. 6 bunk beds are combined and built in capsule-like units to add little more privacy. Staying in the hostel these days is more than just about budget sleeping, but experiences what the place has to offer. In a way, Yim Huay Khwang Hostel is trying to prove that.
Barn & Bed Hostel
Barn and Bed Hostel is located in Bangkok’s Sukhumvit neighborhood, an area with good shopping. The area’s natural beauty can be seen at Lumphini Park and Bangkok Riverside, while Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World and Siam Park City are popular area attractions. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what’s going on at Rajamangala Stadium, or consider the Central Embassy for a night out. Our guests appreciate the hostel’s convenience to public transportation: Phrom Phong BTS Station is just steps away and Thong Lo BTS Station is 14 minutes by foot. This is a great option for those looking to enjoy Bangkok’s urban lifestyle from dawn until dusk. At this hostel, affordable shared rooms get priority. There are in fact no private rooms here. A lot of effort has gone into the unique design of the 4, 5 and 10-bed dorms. opt for the 4-bed and enjoy a barn-style pod bed for added privacy and cosiness. Although there aren’t many social spaces, there is a lovely garden and a small common room to enjoy. If you’re a keen cook; there is a kitchen available. This is where you’ll find the free breakfast every morning, too.
Here Hostel is located in the old town of Bangkok or just 5-10 minutes walk from Khao San Road madness but far away enough to relax and chill at the same time. Our location is very close to the Grand Palace, Wat Pho and other main attractions, especially the Metal Castle is just next to it. The nearly 100 years old building has been renovated under the concept of “to keep fascinated identity of traditional Thai livelihood”. The story of traditional Thai style of living has been reflected through the decorating with our design as the “new meets old” style. Stay HERE and you will get a taste of a local life. They offer a spacious lobby that you will get a surprise of our signature “Slide” , one of our playful design, taking directly down from the bedroom to a lobby getting more fantastic way to explore the city. Our open-air communal area is where you can easily meet new friends or even a buddy travel to start the trip together, yet chilling enough to laid back when the trip has finished.
Sleep Owl Hostel
Built in 2017, the brand new Sleep Owl Hostel offers free WiFi in public areas, microwave in a common area, and refrigerator in a common area. Airport transportation is made easy with a shuttle from the hotel to the airport (available on request) for THB 200 per person. Front-desk staff can assist with access to locker space, luggage storage, and dry cleaning/laundry. Additional amenities include a library, a terrace, and a TV in a common area. Sleep Owl Hostel’s 4 shared rooms provide electric kettles. Guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Free toiletries are also available.