Bangkok hostels

6 Best Hostels In Bangkok, Thailand

Updated: January 25, 2022

Bangkok is a bustling Asian city with an endless list of things to do. It’s commonly frequented by travelers from around the world and has the perfect blend of modern Asian living mixed with authentic local markets and cuisine. Khaosan Road is a must, along with the floating market, visiting the many temples and palaces and stopping by the Lebua Skytower where part of “The Hangover 2” was filmed!

Depending on your interests, you can spend anywhere from a few days to a few weeks exploring Bangkok. The fun atmosphere is enough to get anyone hooked on this mesmerizing city.

Before you get to planning out the details of your itinerary, you need to sort out proper accommodation.

The 6 best hostels in Bangkok are all centrally located with lots to offer new and experienced travelers alike. While it can be hard to choose with so many amazing options, you truly can’t go wrong with these 6 hostels!

 

Lub D

Lub D Bangkok Siam

The Lub D Bangkok Siam Hostel is located in the Pathum Wan District of the city. Nearby you’ll find swanky malls, museums, parks and all forms of entertainment. It’s situated right next to the Siam Skytrain Station, making getting around a whole lot easier!

Each room is color-themed and has everything you’ll need for your stay. Chill out on the bean bags and watch movies with new friends while you plan your adventures for the coming days. When you get hungry, the Right Bar has snacks on hand and serves breakfast each day.

Hostel details

Address:
925, 9 Rama I Rd, Khwaeng Wang Mai, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand.

Guest rating:
4.4 out of 5.

Price per night:
from $13.

More info

 

Hom Hostel

Hom Hostel and Cooking Club

This hostel is situated in the Watthana district of Bangkok, known for its elegance and nightlife. There are many nearby attractions to visit during your stay such as Arab Street, Central Embassy and Amarin Plaza.

Hom Hostel and Cooking Club is fitted with a restaurant, bar, shared lounge and kitchen, as well as a garden for guests. The Thai breakfast is superb and guests can’t get enough of the garden terrace. There are also free cooking classes every day at 6:30 so make sure you bring your appetite! All in all, you can’t go wrong with this hostel.

Hostel details

Address:
49 Nanasquare 4th floor, Sukhumvit 3 road, Wattana, Klongtoei Nuea, Wattana, 10110 Bangkok, Thailand.

Guest rating:
4.5 out of 5.

Price per night:
from $16.

More info

 

Yard Hostel

The Yard Hostel, Bangkok

This quaint Bangkok hostel is a little further from the city in the quiet suburb known as Phaya Thai. It’s known for trendy boutiques, cafés, restaurants and a small yet picturesque temple! There is a large international and local market nearby, giving you the option to enjoy the local food or indulge in some of your favorites from back home.

The communal garden will add some serenity to your day and allow you to take a step back from the busy city. The Yard Hostel, in general, has a much more relaxed vibe and is a great spot for those who need a break from party hostels in the city.

Hostel details

Address:
51, Soi Phahonyothin 5, Phahonyothin Road, Samsen Nai, Phaya Thai, Bangkok, Thailand.

Guest rating:
4.6 out of 5.

Price per night:
from $17.

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Slumber Party

Slumber Party Hostel Bangkok

When you’re ready to get back to partying and enjoying a more lively environment in Bangkok, Slumber Party Hostel is perfect. It’s in the Watthana district and is known for hosting some of the best parties in Thailand!

The staff does a great job of getting the party started each night and there is always something going on. Pub crawls happen regularly and the atmosphere is unimaginable! Make sure to get a good night’s rest before heading over to Slumber Party Hostel because you’re sure to be up late.

Hostel details

Address:
220/18 Sukhumvit 1 Alley, Sukhumvit Rd. , Bangkok, Thailand.

Guest rating:
4.2 out of 5.

Price per night:
from $12.

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Mad Monkey

Mad Monkey Bangkok

You can find Mad Monkey Bangkok in the Phra Nakhon district steps from the Khaosan Road, the ‘Instagram worthy’ Giant Swing, Temple of the Emerald Buddha and Grand Palace. You also don’t need to go far to get to floating markets or waterfalls when you stay at Mad Monkey.

Hop in the pool to escape the humidity and make a few new friends along the way. There are great food options to choose from within the hostel that works with any budget, and it’s always a fun and uplifting environment. Mad Monkey Bangkok has got it all!

Hostel details

Address: 
55 Phra Sumen Road, Bangkok, Thailand.

Guest rating:
4.6 out of 5.

Price per night:
from $12.

More info

 

Rest Is More

Rest Is More Hostel Bangkok

When you’re ready to take things down a notch or two again and get away from the party atmosphere, head over to Rest Is More Hostel. It’s located in the Bang Lamphu district which is close to Khaosan Road and popular bars and restaurants.

While it’s in a busy area, the atmosphere is much more relaxed and zen than Mad Monkey or Slumber Party Hostel. Enjoy an included breakfast with your stay, while immersing yourself in the local culture. Rest Is More sees the value in providing a unique experience where you can truly explore the culture for yourself!

Hostel details

Address:
362 Bamrung Muang Road, Ban Bat, Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Bangkok, Thailand.

Guest rating:
4.7 out of 5.

Price per night:
from $9.

More info

 

About our Bangkok hostel recommendations

Whether you’re a solo traveler looking for a private room, or a backpacker traveling around in a group wanting to stay in a cheap and cozy dorm, above you will find the best hostels in Bangkok for all your needs.

Please note, we only list hostels on our website that have an aggregated guest review rating of at least 4.0 out of 5. We aggregated all reviews from different booking sites and other unbiased review websites. Hence, you can be certain all hostels listed above offer an excellent value-for-money stay in Bangkok.

 

Best price guarantee

For our hostel recommendations, we work together with Hostelworld and Booking. These partnerships don’t have any influence on the recommendations we make or on the order in which our recommended hostels are listed. The reasons why we have chosen to partner with these companies is that they’re trustworthy, offer excellent service and they both apply the best price guarantee. This means you can claim a refund for the difference if you find your reservation cheaper on another website. It has to be for the same property, accommodation type, dates, cancellation policy and conditions, otherwise, you can’t claim the refund for the difference. If you book through Booking.com then all you need to do is contact them at least 24 hours before your check-in date. If you book through Hostelworld you must claim the refund within 24 hours after you made the booking.

 

Top 6 hostels in Bangkok

To summarize again, based on thousands of guest reviews, these are the best hostels in Bangkok:

 

Why you should be careful when booking the cheapest hostel available

The cheapest hostels available are typically not in a great location. If you want to go sightseeing or go for a night out in central Bangkok, you probably end up having to pay for public transport or a taxi to get there. So your stay could end up being more expensive compared to a stay in a central location. For first-time travelers, we recommend staying central anyway, but also for frequent visitors, it’s probably worth it to pay a bit more to stay in a central location.

Another reason why you shouldn’t stay at the cheapest hostel is that the people staying at the cheapest hostels are often not the people that can afford to travel like you. Because a very cheap hostel is often cheaper than renting a flat, these places tend to attract migrant workers or local misfits. That’s probably not the crowd you want to hang out with, especially if you’re a solo traveler looking for friends.

The third reason why you should avoid the cheapest hostels is safety. Some of the cheapest hostels don’t check IDs, don’t ask for signatures, or only accept cash at check-in. The hostel won’t know who is actually staying there.

Lastly, the service at these hostels isn’t great. For instance, if you choose to store your luggage, your bags will be unattended in a public space. It won’t be recorded anywhere or tagged and stored in a locked room.

So, it’s probably worth it to spend a bit more on your hostel stay in Bangkok.

And finally, a tip: always read the latest reviews of the hostel! All places have good and bad reviews, but the most recent reviews matter the most.

 

More Bangkok tips

Get to know the city even better and check out our other articles about Bangkok:

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Best cheap hotels in Bangkok

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