If you think hostels mean dirty bathrooms and no privacy, wait till you try these unbelievable hostels in Bangkok!

Soiled bedsheets, shabby rooms, and snaking queues for the shower are just some misleading stereotypes about hostels. We won’t say it’s completely untrue — the ‘s’ separating hotels from hostels can mean a world of difference, and nasty surprises do happen.

But not in Bangkok! Popular with the trendy, budget-conscious crowd, the Thai capital has transformed hostels into more than just a cheap place to rest.

Yim Bangkok Hostel - Where to stay in Bangkok

The colourful, Peranakan-themed Yim Bangkok. Photo credit: Booking.com

In fact, it’d be a shame to skip these truly beautiful Bangkok hostels, which look great in photos and feel light on the wallet.

They’ve also got excellent locations (near BTS train stations), luxe facilities comparable to hotels, and options for both introverts (i.e. private rooms) and extroverts who want to make friends (common social spaces). Staying in a Bangkok hostel almost feels like a local experience of its own.

Yim Hostel - Where to stay in Bangkok

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Read on for the 15 best Bangkok hostels — where the extra ‘s’ stands for sabai sabai 😂.

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Check Flights to Bangkok

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Fly into Bangkok’s Don Mueang Airport (DMK) or Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK). Both airports are a ~20-min taxi ride to the city, with frequent flights by major international airlines.

1) Lub d Bangkok Siam — For Hostel Newbies

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Hostels can be daunting for the newbie, but Lub d Bangkok Siam provides a perfect taste of affordable, social hostel culture, with social events and facilities similar to those in a boutique hotel.

Apart from comfy dorm beds, Lub d is famous for spacious, squeaky-clean bathrooms, which come decked with toiletries and hair dryers. If you’d still prefer more privacy, book a deluxe double room (~S$86 for two) which comes equipped with an en-suite bathroom and other luxuries like a flat-screen TV.

Whatever you choose, you’ll get to socialise at a hip common area (which transforms into a party at night!), doughnut bar, and cosy home cinema.

Cost: From ~S$16 per night
Address: 925, 9 Rama I Rd, Wang Mai, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330

2) The Spades Hostel — For Aspiring Tai-tais

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Want the high life but don’t have the wallet for it? Those with a taste for luxury will love The Spades Hostel, with sophisticated dorms and a common room that oozes elegance. Have high tea at their Lemoncurd Tearoom restaurant, or shop for the latest off-designer threads at Platinum and MBK, just a 20-minute walk away.

Cost: From ~S$20 per night
Address: 58/2-4 Banthat Thong Road, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400

3) AMA Hostel — For Colourful Personalities


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With Peranakan motifs in loud colours and a location in the chaotic (in a good way) Chinatown, AMA Hostel will delight those with personalities that are larger than life.

Shared facilities include a bar, lounge and terrace, as well as a breakfast buffet daily.

Cost: From ~S$17 per night
Address: 191 Soi Sapanhan Chakkrawat, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100

4) The Yard Hostel — For Nature Lovers

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Amidst the overwhelming Bangkok bustle, The Yard Hostel‘s charming, fairy-lit gardens are a breath of fresh air. The greenery isn’t pure aesthetics either — the ecological hostel uses recycled shipping containers as its rooms, and reduces air-con use by insulating walls with recycled paper, amongst other nature-loving practices.

Just outside, explore Ari neighbourhood’s hipster cafes and boutiques on The Yard Hostel’s free bicycles.

Cost: From ~S$20 per night
Address: 51 Phahon Yothin 5, Samsen Nai, Phaya Thai, Bangkok 10400

5) Bed Station Hostel — For Edgy Minimalists

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If you’re into Doc Marts and electric guitar, you’ll love the grungy, industrial style of Bed Station Hostel. While mostly grey, the hostel is far from drab — with a modern bar, pod beds, and a fantastic location right next to the BTS Skytrain station.

Cost: From ~S$20 per night
Address: 486/149-150 Soi Phetchaburi 16, Bangkok 10400

6) Here Hostel — For Avid Instagrammers

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While all the hostels on this list are extremely photogenic, Here Hostel gets special mention for having an actual slide. Start your morning by whizzing down to the first floor for free brekkie — talk about #holidaygoals!

Housed in a restored 100-year-old building, Here Hostel nonetheless exudes a chic, modern style, with an exposed brick interior alongside other quirky touches. The dorms are also well-designed with privacy curtains, a personal reading light, and charging points.

If you can bear to tear yourself away, take a five-minute walk to Khao San Road‘s amazing nightlife, and historic attractions like Wat Pho and the Grand Palace.

Cost: From ~S$27 per night
Address: 196/3-8 Ratchadamnoen Klang Road, Bowonniwet Phranakorn Bangkok 10200

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7) Niras Bankoc Cultural Hostel — For Foodies

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Niras Bankoc Cultural Hostel is a gastronomical heaven, featuring an old-school cafe known for delicious brunches and gourmet coffee. For seconds, visit the street food market right outside, or take a 10-minute walk to the hipster eateries along Khao San Road.

Cost: From ~S$17 per night
Address: 204-206 Maha Chai Road, Samran Rat, Khet Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200

8) NapPark Hostel — For Social Butterflies

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Making new friends is one of the best things about travelling/backpacking, and few places do it better than NapPark Hostel. The chic accommodation is packed with opportunities to mix and mingle, with a chill rooftop balcony and lively communal lobby.

If you’re feeling especially social, book a 22-person dorm — no way you won’t make any friends there! The staff are super friendly and plan a regular schedule of activities like BBQs and bike tours.

It’s also a short walk away from Khao San road, so you’ll get to enjoy the parties but don’t have to deal with constant noise.

Cost: From ~S$13 per night
Address: 5 Tani Road, Taladyod Phranakorn, Bangkok 10200

9) TALES Khao San — For Trendy “Trainwrecks”

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If you’re stressed, and depressed, but always well-dressed, get your life back on track at TALES, Khao San‘s trendy railroad-themed hostel.

Housed in a refurbished shophouse, every corner of TALES is eye-catching and on-theme, from its chic steel entrance to dorms resembling train cabins.

There’s even a co-working space for you to sort your life out, and a cafe with affordable brunches (perfect for your broke ass).

Cost: From ~S$19 per night
Address: 88 Chakrabongse Road, Taladyod, Phranakorn, Bangkok 10200

10) Once Again Hostel — For Digital Nomads

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Workaholics will love Once Again Hostel‘s multitude of workspaces — no need to fight for a seat! There are also lots of perks that digital nomads will love, like free breakfasts, clean aesthetics, and great views on the rooftop when you need a break.

The staff also offer free tailored tours around the city, so you can be as efficient with your R&R as you are at work!

Cost: From ~S$18 per night
Address: 22 Soi Samran Rat, Samran Rat, Phra Nakhon, Bangkok 10200

11) Yim Bangkok — for Art Lovers

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The gigantic, colourful wheel in the lobby should be enough indication that this isn’t your regular hostel. Bursting with quirky personality, Yim Bangkok could be mistaken for an art gallery — with kooky pieces on display and bright, colour-blocked rooms.

*Note: This hostel has been permanently closed.

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12) Sook Station — for Smooth Criminals

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If you fancy doing time without the crime, try a stint at the eccentric Sook station. You’ll be issued your own black-and-white prison jammies, convict serial number, and a tiny, minimalist jail cell.

As dreary as the surroundings may seem (dull walls, blocky benches, and “rusty” bathroom doors), Sook station is actually pretty luxurious, with complimentary toiletries and cosy, private dorms.

Cost: From ~S$30 per night
Address: 45-49 Soi Sukhumvit 101/2, Sukhumvit Road, Bangna, Bangkok 10260

13) The TENT Hostel — For Outdoor Enthusiasts

The TENT Hostel

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Want the camping experience but not the mozzies and blistering heat? Indulge your glamping dreams at The TENT Hostel, where every bunk bed is covered by a jazzed-up personal tent. That offbeat design sense is evident throughout the hostel, with all sorts of colours and patterns throughout the yoga studio, lounge, and gym.

Cost: From ~S$18 per night
Address: 1358-1362 Klong Toey Bangkok 10110

14) Hostel URBY — For Lofty Dreamers

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Overlooking the gorgeous Chao Phraya river, Hostel URBY features a modern teak-and-concrete design, as well as a gorgeous wooden balcony for you to admire the view.

Cost: From ~S$21 per night
Address: 1222, 1 Song Wat Rd, Chakkrawat, Samphanthawong, Bangkok 10100

15) Glur Hostel — For Insomniacs


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Their beds are known for being extremely comfy, so even the most stubborn insomniacs will enjoy Glur Hostel. This modern hostel has its own 24/7 coffee shop and bar, beautifully decorated in a vintage style.

Cost: From ~S$14 per night
Address: 45 Charoen Krung 50 Alley, Khwaeng Bang Rak, Khet Bang Rak Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, 10500

Best Bangkok Accommodation

TALES Khao San Hostel

The railway-themed interior of TALES Khao San. Photo credit: Booking.com

Hostels don’t have to be a grimy step down from luxury. Bangkok’s beautiful hostels are real game-changers with full-service facilities, great locations, and chic, modern design. And with such big savings, there’s no better place to sleep in the Land Of Smiles.

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