Southeast Asia is a paradise of hostels. For backpackers, they are often more accommodating and affordable than hotels. Many travelers are ditching the idea of privacy and opting for this cheaper, and oftentimes more fun, option. With welcoming communal areas and a good crowd, hostels are home to some of the best parties in town. Here are the best party and backpacker hostels in Bangkok.
NapPark Hostel @ Khao San
NapPark Hostel @ Khao San has the best of both worlds: a party atmosphere at a very low price. Budget-minded travelers flock to this hostel, located in one of the most notorious areas for an insane night out. In addition to Khao San Road, this area is also home to some of the best sights and attractions in the city, such as Wat Phra Kaw (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) and the Wat Pho (Temple of the Reclining Buddha), just to name a few. All of these attractions are within walking distance of NapPark Hostel @ Khao San. The hostel has been recently renovated, combining Thai décor with an environment perfect for fostering relationships while traveling abroad. Travelers can enjoy the library, free magazines, and games available to them, and the helpful staff make the stay a memorable one. NapPark Hostel @ Khao San is not nearby any BTS Skytrain station, so you will need to get a taxi or bus here. Be sure to check out the hostel’s website before doing so, as they have directions to the hostel in Thai, should you need them.
ETZzz Hostel Bangkok
Affordable, clean, and comfortable: the three main things that ETZzz Hostel Bangkok brings to the accommodation table. They have a variety of rooms available, including dormitory rooms, an all female dorm room, and a private room, should you want or need your own space. Its 360-degree rooftop patio is a perfect place to meet fellow travelers. In addition to the rooftop, ETZzz Hostel has a 24-hour reception, cable television, free internet access, lockers and, of course, a bar. Rooms here start at as low as ฿215. ETZzz Hostel is located near Lumpini Park. The closest MRT station is Lumpini station, which is about a two-minute walk from the hostel. Take exit one.
Bodega Bangkok Hostel
Just close enough to Bangkok’s best nightlife but out of earshot is Bodega Bangkok Hostel. This hostel opened in 2013, and it is a haven for those travelers who double as party animals. The hostel was established by three brothers from Wisconsin who share a love for travel. They decided they wanted to settle down and make their travel plans permanent, and decided on Bangkok as their final destination. Bodega Bangkok Hostel welcomes guests with a 24-hour reception, free towels, air conditioning in every room, and a full bar and cafe. Bodega Bangkok Hostel is a 15-minute walk from the BTS Skytrain stop Asok. This area is home to some of the best nightlife attractions in town, for example, the infamous Soi Cowboy and Glow Club. Sukhumvit Soi 11 is also just one station down from where this hostel is located, a popular road frequented by both locals and tourists alike.
The Oasis Hostel Bangkok
The Oasis Hostel Bangkok is more than just a hostel. It hosts weekly events to keep its guests entertained, including barbecues and quiz nights. The hostel also has different tours and trips available so guests can really get to know the City of Angels. The Oasis Hostel is a hub for travelers and a true home away from home.
Lub d Silom
Lub d Silom is located in one of Bangkok’s best nightlife districts and has an atmosphere perfect for getting to know your fellow travelers. In addition to a friendly staff, Lub d Silom is also equipped with a 24-hour reception. The hostel has a good combination of both social arenas as well as areas where travelers can diffuse and be alone if they need it. There is a total of 36 rooms at Lub d Silom, including deluxe doubles, ladies and mixed dorms, and bunk beds with shared bathrooms. All of the rooms are equipped with air conditioning as well as free wifi, individual reading lights, safe boxes, and more. Prices start at ฿450 a night. Night owls and party-goers alike will be pleased to know that Lub d Silom has breakfast and hot meals available 24 hours a day. Should you want to just hang out with your fellow travelers, there is a theater room as well as the Yellow Donut Cafe and Bar.
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