[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]22 great hostels in Bangkok

Hostels are special.

They are unlike hotels, guest houses or B&Bs. Every hostel has its own unique theme and design. They are also the places that you can get connected with like-minded travelers or even locals.

Bangkok, as one of the most famous destinations in the world, has had so many hostels popping up recently. Actually, there are too many. So it would be good if you get to know these 22 great hostels in Bangkok before hitting any ‘Book Now!’ button.

These hostels are divided into 5 interest-based categories; Peace finders, Party animals, Cultural seekers, City explorers and Budget travelers.

Please note that all of these hostels are awesome and you will definitely have a great time staying there. The reason what I put them into categories is because it would be easier for you to choose the one that fits your style.

P.S. I’m not going to pretend that I’m a Bangkok hostel guru as I’ve only been to some of these great hostels but I used to stay in many hostels in many countries such as Soul Kitchen in Saint Petersburg and Greg & Tom in Krakow so I think I know a bit what travelers expect from hostels.

As always, comments, suggestions and feedback are welcome 🙂

Great hostels in Bangkok


For cultural seekers

If you are seeking for cultural activities, these hostels won’t fail you!

Once again hostel (วันส์ อเกน โฮสเทล)

Once Again Hostel
Once Again Hostel

Once again hostel is a brand new hostel opened in 2015. It’s located in the heart of Bangkok’s old town. This hostel is one of few hostels in Bangkok that works closely with local communities so as to offer authentic experiences to travelers.

I don’t know whether it’s their intention or not but its name ‘Once again’ is pronounced like ‘Wat Saket’ or the Golden temple which is less than five-minute walk from the hostel.

What’s so good about this hostel: It’s their commitment to providing best possible experiences to travelers while maintaining great relationships with local communities.

Nice hostel, good location and super authentic experiences… What else could you ask for?

Great quote from the hostel: “If you are seeking for an authentic local experience, learning more about Thai culture, enjoying authentic Thai food, meeting fellow travelers and you are not focused on getting drunk every night, or sex tourism then we are the perfect place for you.”

Check Location: Once again hostel Soi Samran Rat, Samran Rat, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200

Check Availability: Once again hostel.

Chern Bangkok (เชิญ แบงค์กอก)

Chern Bangkok
Chern Bangkok

in Thai, Chern means ‘welcome’ or ‘invite’. The hostel is located in Bangkok old town and it is very ‘cherning’. Chern Bangkok is far enough from the busy Khaosan Road and near enough to great cultural attractions such as the Grand Palace (Wat Prakaew) and Wat Pho.

What’s so good about this hostel: At Chern Bangkok, you will get chances to learn Thai idioms and Thai cultures from its walls, bunk beds and many other places in the hostel.

As said by Nelson Mandela, “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart”.

So speak Thai to us and we will love you even more 🙂

Great quote from the hostel: “You may be interested to learn more about Thai culture. There’s no other accommodation in the country that may accommodate that better than here. CHERN is decorated with thought-provoking idioms and proverbs, the wisdom accumulated for thousands of years.”

Check Location: Chern Bangkok 17 Soi Ratchasak, Bamrung Muang Road, Samran Rat, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200 Thailand

Check Availability: Chern Bangkok.

Niras Bankoc Hostel (นิราศ บางกอก โฮสเทล)

Niras Bankoc
Niras Bankoc

In Thai, ‘Niras’ is a prose that depicts your feeling and situation. Famous Thai poetry in the past composed ‘Niras’ so as to tell people how much he missed his wife when he has to travel for months.

Learn about cultures and histories of Bangkok and compose you own ‘Niras’ when you stay at Niras Bankoc Hostel!

What’s so good about this hostel: Its design! Once you see the front door of this hostel, you won’t forget it as it’s so unique and boutique!

Great quote from the hostel: “Living in newly renovated historic property, Feeling the charm of origin and local living while enjoying high standard facilities.”

Check Location: Niras Bankoc Hostel 204-206 Mahachai Road, Samranrat Bangkok 10200

Check Availability: Niras Bankoc Hostel.

Suneta Hostel Khaosan (สุเนต์ตา โฮสเทล ข้าวสาร)

Suneta Hostel Khaosan
Suneta Hostel Khaosan

If you want two-in-one experiences; cultural exploring and fun seeking. Look no further than this place!

What’s so good about this hostel: It’s less than five-minute walk from the famous Khaosan Road but it’s far enough from the noisy places. Plus, its design is very charming!

Great quote from the hostel: “The Bangkok Nostalgia”

Check Location: Suneta Hostel Khaosan Soi Kraisi, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200

Check Availability: Suneta Hostel Khaosan.

Loftel 22 Hostel (ลอฟเทล 22 โฮสเทล)

Loftel 22
Loftel 22

Located near the famous Bangkok Chinatown (Yaowarat), this hostel is a good choice if you want to see Thai-Chinese cultures as well as tasting great Chinese food.

What’s so good about this hostel: If you are a coffee or tea lover, you will definitely enjoy the place! There is a cafe on the first floor with double side openable Chinese-style windows.

Great quote from the hostel: “Our hostel is inspired by the renovated classic loft-type building mixed with Chino Portuguese style in the concept of being clean, simple & affordable.”

Good read: Intro to Bangkok Chinatown.

Check Location: Loftel 22 Hostel 952 Soi Charoenkrung 22,Talad Noi, Charoenkrung Road, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100, Thailand

Check Availability: Loftel 22 Bangkok.

Nitan Hostel (นิทาน โฮสเทล)

Nitan Hostel
Nitan Hostel

In Thai, Nitan means ‘Tale’. You can expect its decoration and its atmosphere to be like Nitan. Plus, it’s located in the famous Khaosan area so that you can go out exploring the real world and then when you are tired, you can come back to rest in this fairytale hostel.

What’s so good about this hostel: Its design! the hostel will make you feel like you are in a fairy tale.

Check Location: Nitan Hostel 190/09-10 Khaosan Road Talad Yod, Phra Nakorn, Bangkok, Thailand, 10200

Check Availability: Nitan Hostel.

Khaosan Immjai Hostel (ข้าวสาร อิ่มใจ โฮสเทล)

Khaosan Immjai
Khaosan Immjai

Located near Phra Sumen Fort, Rama 8 Bridge and the Chaopraya river, Khaosan Immjai Hostel is a great place to explore Bangkok old town as well as enjoying the busy Khaosan Road.

Immjai means being fulfilled – You will feel Immjai while staying there 🙂

What’s so good about this hostel: As said, It’s very near the Chaopraya river. Whether you want to witness the sunrise in the morning or enjoy the sunset in the evening, it will be less than five-minute walk from the hostel.

Great quote from the hostel: “Do not miss to share smiling with the people from around the world at Khaosan Immjai.”

Check Location: Khaosan Immjai Hostel 240 Samsen Soi 1, Samsen Road, Watsamphraya , Phranakorn, Bangkok 10200

Check Availability: Khaosan Immjai Hostel.

For party animals

All day, all night. Party til the sunrise! Well… this is exaggerating but you will get chances to meet a lot of like-minded travelers!

Bodega Bangkok (โบเดก้า แบงค์กอก)

Bodega Bangkok
Bodega Bangkok

During the day time, you will find it very easy to reach the famous Sukhumvit road. Just go explore the heart of this big city and at night, come back to the hostel and socialize with fellow travelers!

What’s so good about this hostel: Bodega Bangkok was founded by 3 Wisconsin brothers. If you are a Westerner, they know what you like and what you don’t!

Great quote from the hostel: By the end of your stay at Bodega, you will know why we say “Welcome to the family!”

Location: Bodega Bangkok 120/15, 96/13 Soi Sukhumvit 23 Klongtoei Nua Wattana Bangkok 10110

A bit more about Bodega Bangkok.

Nappark hostel (แนปปาร์ค โฮสเทล)

Nappark hostel

Located on Thanon Tani, this hostel is one of the best places in Khaosan area to meet and socialize with fellow travelers.

And yes, if you feel a bit sleepy, you can take a nap at its park (the lobby).

What’s so good about this hostel: Nappark Hostel is ranked one of 8 best party hostels in the world according to Hostelworld!

Great quote from the hostel: No matter who you are, a backpacker, a new experience seeker, an explorative traveler, or someone who has never experienced a hostel, we promise that you will have a pleasant time here.

Check Location: Nappark Hostel 5 Tani Rd., Taladyod Phranakorn Bangkok 10200

Check Availability: Nappark Hostel.

For peace finders

You have been around the busy Bangkok all the day and when it comes to your rest time, you just want nothing more than a quiet place for your good sleep.

Yim Huai Khwang hostel (ยิ้มห้วยขวาง โฮสเทล)

Yim Huai Khwang Hostel
Yim Huai Khwang Hostel

Yim Huai Khwang is just three-minute walk from MRT Huai Khwang Station. You may have never heard of ‘Huai Khwang’ but you should be familiar with the likes of Chatuchak weekend market and Terminal 21. This hostel is between these places. It’s far enough from the busy city center and it’s near enough to famous tourist attractions.

Another thing worth mentioning is that ‘Yim’ means ‘Smile’ in Thai so don’t forget to Yim to everyone in the hostel 🙂

What’s so good about this hostel: I just love the big clock in the middle of the hostel!

Great quote from the hostel: “Although we are hostel, we considered ourselves as a relaxing hostel not a party hostel.”

Check Location: Yim Huai khwang 70 Pracha Rat Bamphen 5 Alley, Huai Khwang, Bangkok 10310

Check Availability: Yim Huaykwang.

Udee Bangkok (อยู่ดี แบงค์กอก)

Udee Bangkok
Udee Bangkok

Udee Bangkok is 15-minute walk from BTS Saphankwai station. It’s a bit off town but the good thing is that it’s only one station away from BTS Chatuchak station, the place where the famous Chatuchak weekend market is located.

It may take a while from BTS to the hostel but if you are a peace finder, you will definitely love it.

What’s so good about this hostel: it looks more like a home than a hostel.

Great quote from the hostel: “Udee Bangkok is a little home with a small greeny area purposely opened to welcome travellers who prefer the simplicity of homelike, cosy living in a serene atmosphere. Here, our guests will be truly exposed to Bangkokians’ ways of life.”

Check Location: Udee Bangkok 49 Soi Pradipat, Samsen Nai, Phaya Thai, Bangkok 10400

Check Availability: Udee Bangkok.

The Yard Bangkok (เดอะ ยาร์ท แบงค๊อก)

The Yard Bangkok
The Yard Bangkok

The yard hostel is located in Ari, one of the hippest areas in Bangkok. Not only will you find many interesting spots for taking pictures, but also many great restaurants which offer unique and enjoyable food experiences.

Another interesting thing is that, in Thai, ‘yard’ means relative. So you can expect that they will treat you as their ‘Yard’ while staying in the hostel!

What’s so good about this hostel: Its atmosphere! Once you enter the hostel, you will feel like you are not in Bangkok. With its container-style theme surrounded by trees, you will definitely fall in love with it.

Great quote from the hostel: “We used recycled paper and natural insulation in the construction of this room. These materials help naturally cool the surrounding hot environment, so that you can sleep comfortably in.”

Check Location: The Yard ฺBangkok 51 Phahonyothin Road, Samsen Nai, Phaya Thai, Bangkok 10400

Check Availability: The Yard Bangkok.

Oneday Hostel (วันเดย์ โฮสเทล)

One day (Pause) Hostel
One day Hostel

Oneday hostel is located in Sukhumvit Soi 26, known as a soi for the Japaneses (because many japanese expats are living there and there are also many Japanese restaurants).

The full name of this hostel is not One day | Pause and Forward and it’s not just a hostel because One day | Pause and Forward owns a co-working space next to it too.

What’s so good about this hostel: Casa Lapin! Next to the hostel and the co-working space, It’s a coffee shop named Casa Lapin. It’s actually one of the best in town!

Great quote from the hostel: “We aspire to make your ONEDAY in Bangkok to be memorable as that special ONEDAY in your life.”

Check Location: Oneday Hostel 51 Sukhumvit Soi 26, Khlong Tan, Khlong Toei, Bangkok, 10110, Thailand

Check Availability: Oneday Hostel.

Smile Society Boutique Hostel (สไมล์ โซไซตี้ บูทีค โฮสเทล)

Smile Society Boutique Hostel
Smile Society Boutique Hostel

Located in Silom area, this hostel can easily be accessed by BTS Saladaeng or by MRT Silom. Plus, it’s also a youth hostel so if you are still young (at heart), this hostel is fo you.

What’s so good about this hostel: It’s a green hostel! You will find quite a bit of trees and flowers there.

Great quote from the hostel: “if you have green heart and no hurry life or you are looking for a place that you can find yourself happy in every morning or admire a surrounding of nature and environment, you are invited to stay with us.”

Check Location: Smile Society Boutique Hostel 130/3-4 Silom Soi 6 Silom Road, Bangkok 10500

Check Availability: Smile Society Boutique Hostel.

For city explorers

Bangkok is Big! You want to as close to tourist spots as possible so that you won’t miss anything great.

Glur Bangkok (เกลอ แบงค์กอก)

Glur Bangkok
Glur Bangkok

Glur means ‘Best friend’ in Thai so they will make you feel like you are staying at your best friend’s home.

It’s located in Charoenkrung area, seconds from BTS Sapan Thaksin and minutes from Thaksin Pier which is Bangkok’s main pier. It’s also in a walking distance to Bangrak which is the heaven for foodies (Good Read: 8 best Locations for street food in Bangkok). What’s more is that it’s not far from the famous Asiatique which you can go there to enjoy your evening.

What’s so good about this hostel: Its location! It will be super easy for you to get around Bangkok whether by BTS or by Boat.

Great quote from the hostel: “A good bed with a cup of good coffee in the hostel that fits all”

Check Location: Glur Bangkok Building no. 45, Soi Chareonkrung alley no. 50, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500.

Check Availability: Glur Bangkok.

Bed Station Hostel (เบ๊ด สเตชั่น โฮสเทล)

Despite it being founded for just a few years, Bed Station Hostel is one of the most popular hostels in Bangkok. Its industrial look and its superb location make the hostel standout among others.

What’s so good about this hostel: Its location. Bed Station is very near MBK, Pratunam nad Siam Center so if you are a shopaholic, Bed station could be your best rest station.

Great quote from the hostel: “BED STATION is not only a place to sleep, but also a place to live.”

Check Location: Bed Station Hostel 486/149-150 Soi Petchaburi 16, Petchaburi Rd., Ratchathewi, Bangkok, Thailand 10400

Check Availability: Bed Station Hostel.

Good Day Hostel (กู๊ด เดย์ โฮสเทล)

Good Day Hostel
Good Day Hostel

Like its names, Good day hostel is the hostel that will make your day a good day. Located on Petchaburi Road, it’s just 15-minute walk from BTS Ratchadhevi (BTS Ratchadhevi is just a station away from BTS Phayathai which connects to Airport Rail Link).

Located on Petchaburi Road, it’s just 15-minute walk from BTS Ratchadhevi (BTS Ratchadhevi is just a station away from BTS Phayathai which connects to Airport Rail Link).

What’s so good about this hostel: It’s just around six-minute walk to Pratunam Fashion mall! So if you want to save your money on accommodation for shopping, you are definitely going to love this hostel.

Great quote from the hostel: “We are only a few steps away from the renowned Platinum Fashion Mall, Central World, Central Embassy, Siam Paragon, Siam Square and many more!!”

Check Location: Good Day Hostel 1/13 Petchaburi soi 15 Petchaburi Rd. Rajthevee Bangkok 10400, Thailand

Check Availability: Good Day Hostel.

Lub D Silom (หลับดี สีลม)

Lub D Silom
Lub D Silom

If you ask backpackers who used to come to Bangkok about famous hostels here, Lub D will surely be on the list. This hostel has been around for years and it’s managed by Narai Hospitality Group, one of the most famous Thai hotel chains. So you can really be sure that you will have a Lub D (good sleep) there.

* There’s also another branch of Lub D at Siam square. If you are really into shopping, the Siam square branch would be perfect for you!

What’s so good about this hostel: As Lub D is one of the most famous hostels in Bangkok, you can expect to meet a lot of like-minded travelers. If you like being in the city center and love meeting new people, Lub D is best of the best!

Great quote from the hostel: “Lub d Silom is a super-social hostel where backpackers make friends, swap stories, chill out and sleep soundly.”

Check Location: Lub D Silom 4 Decho Road, Suriyawong, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500

Check Availability: Lub D Silom.

Saphaipae hostel (สะพายเป้ โฮสเทล)

Saphaipae Hostel
Saphaipae Hostel

This hostel is one of the most famous hostels in Bangkok, alongside Lub D.

In Thai, Saphaipae means carrying a backpack. Despite being named as a hostel for backpackers, it also welcomes other types of travelers such as long-term travelers and families having a limited budget.

What’s so good about this hostel: It’s huge! Saphaipae has eight floors! Whether it’s a super private room or a mixed dorm, this hostel got it all covered for you.

Check Location: Saphaipae hostel 35 Surasak Road, Silom, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500

Check Availability: Saphaipae hostel.

Everyday Bangkok hostel (เอฟวรี่เดย์ แบงค๊อก โฮสเทล)

Everyday Bangkok Hostel
Everyday Bangkok Hostel

Your days in Bangkok will not be the same at Everyday Bangkok hostel.

This hostel is not that near to tourist spots but what makes this hostel great is that it’s in the middle of them. To be more specific, it’s located between Siam and Silom. You will feel it quite easy to get around Bangkok city center.

Plus, Its staff are also super friendly.

What’s so good about this hostel: The design! Every single room of this hostel has its own design and style. If you know nothing about Bangkok, this is a good place to start with!

Great quote from the hostel: “EVERYDAY BANGKOK HOSTEL is ready to offer great experience and beautiful memories for all our guests, and you will feel that 24/7 in Bangkok is unforgettable.”

Check Location: Everyday Bangkok hostel 1-3 Thanon Sap Siphraya Bangrak Bangkok, Thailand 10500.

Check Availability: Everyday Bangkok hostel.

Budget travelers

After all, what travelers need are just a big pillow and a comfy bed.

Born free hostel Awentura (บอร์น ฟรี โฮสเทล อเวนทูร่า)

Located near Khaosan Road, Born free hostel is an alternative for people who want to be close enough to tourist attractions but far enough from the busy Khaosan road.

What’s so good about this hostel: It’s insanely cheap! How cheap? It’s cheaper than 200 Thai Baht!

Location: Born free hostel 3, Samsen Soi 6, Bang Lamphu, 10200 Bangkok, Thailand

A bit more about Born free hostel.

Old town Hostel (โอวทาวน์ โฮสเทล)

Old town hostel
Old town hostel

Old town hostel is a hostel located on ‘New road’. It’s a bit far (but still in a walkable distance) from MRT and tourist attractions.

What’s so good about this hostel: The hostel is quite big (as seen from the outside) and yes, it’s very wallet-friendly. Plus, its decoration will give you a boutique feeling.

Great quote from the hostel: “Our team ensures that the original style of the building are well conserved and there will be only minimal changes to the interior design.”

Check Location: Old town Hostel 1048-1054 Charoenkrung 28, Charoenkrung Road, Bangrak, Bangkok, Thailand

Check Availability: Old town hostel.


Despite Bangkok being the place I’ve been living for my whole life, I’m always excited every time when I set my foot in a nice cozy hostel because it brings back my good memories in the past and encourages me to think forward to next adventures.

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  1. halo. my name is Vania. i am going to bangkok this july, this is my first trip to bangkok. hope you can give me some advise 🙂 thx befor