Boutique Cheap Sleeps, Only to Be Found at Bangkok Youth Hostels

In the old days in Bangkok, all the cheap lodgings were on Khao San Road, and they were usually windowless, hot, stuffy, and cheerless affairs. That has all changed. Budget travelers these days can choose from a wide selection of hostels set in different locations around the city, with even several boutique hostels offering more than just a cheap bed. Places like the Lub d Hostel, which has both a Silom and Siam Square branch, has won awards for its standards of cleanliness and service, and and the HQ Hostel has taken budget stays to a boutique level. If you want to appreciate the Bangkok of old, try the beautiful traditional old homes at either Baan Boran or Niras Bankoc Cultural Hostel which feature plenty of teak wood, old charm, and are in Bangkok's historical district away from the tourists and shopping malls. The Yard takes design to a new level with a cozy place created from shipping containers, with a big communal lawn, and if it is party with elegance that you want, the industrial styled Bed Station offers cool rooms in a fantastic location. The Saphaipae Hostel features plenty of space for you and your belongings to sprawl out on, with a huge common room to boot. One thing is for sure, a hostel stay in Bangkok no longer means roughing it!



Baan Boran means ancient home in Thai, and this hostel is one of the most unique budget options in Bangkok. Located in the historical area of Phra Nakhorn, you wont find 7-11's or the skytrain around here, but you will find a quiet and quaint...  Read More



This funky and creative place far from the tourist crowds was built from scratch and is thoroughly unique, a great minimalist lover's choice, and actually the winner of several hosteling awards. There are a choice of dorms, loft suites, and...  Read More



Want to stay in an 1869 Sino European architectural masterpiece? The Niras Bankco Cultural Hostel is the place for travellers who appreciate old teak homes, along with staying in the old cultural and historical part of Bangkok away from the...  Read More



A relatively new addition on the Bangkok hostel scene, situated just minutes from the Ploenchit BTS Skytrain station and a short walk to the Nana nightlife area. Bed Bangkok provides 24 hour security, free coffee and tea, wifi in all the rooms,...  Read More

HQ hostel Silom
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Billed for its convenience, cleanliness, and comfort, HQ Hostel is a boutique backpacker lodging nestled just near to the energetic Silom Road BTS Skytrain and MRT subway stations. Amenities like a book lounge, computer room, free internet, and...  Read More

Lub d Bangkok - Siam Square
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Just like their sister hostel over in Silom, the Siam Square Lub d also delivers on all fronts. Immaculately clean, English speaking staff, and just below the BTS Skytrain for easy public transport access. The hostel is not as big as the Silom...  Read More



Saphaipae has some of the biggest selection of rooms of any hostel in Bangkok. From male and female dorms with ultra comfortable bunk beds on up to deluxe private ensuite rooms, there is a lot of space here both for travellers and their...  Read More



A unique hostel made from converted shipping containers, The Yard is set in boutique and away from the tourist crowds Ari neighborhood, and is a very social place, with its green lawn (for which the hostel is named) home to all sorts of parties...  Read More

Lub d Bangkok - Silom - Hostel
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Lub D Silom is the winner of several awards for its cleanliness, service, and all out effort to be the top hostel in Bangkok. Perfectly located in the center of the busy Silom District, one has easy access to Bangkok's Central Business District,...  Read More



Bed Station is one of Bangkok's newest and most happening places, both a stylish and eclectic place in a superb location. Located just steps from the Ratchathewi BTS station, it offers easy access to both the skytrain as well as to canal boats...  Read More


Meet Dave Stamboulis

Dave Stamboulis is a travel writer/photographer based in Bangkok. Born in Athens, Greece and growing up in Berkeley, California, Dave first discovered Bangkok while on a 40,000-kilometer bicycle...  More About Dave