Monday, 14 January 2019

Bed Station Hostel (Khaosan), Bangkok


How Much Did It Cost?

I booked a Deluxe 8 Bed Female Dorm for 5 nights through Hostel World. This cost me 2,112 THB, which at the time of writing is about £51.49 – so roughly £10 a night.

What Is The Location Like?

Bed Station have two locations, the one I stayed in is next to lively and bustling Khao San Road. The location was perfect for me; close enough to get to the main attractions during the day and a few minutes away from some of Bangkoks liveliest nightlife. There is a 7/11 across the road, so bottled water and cheese toasties (apparently you have to try a 7/11 toastie) are just a few minutes away. 

What Facilities Does It Have?

One of the big selling points of this hostel is the pool, which is cleaned daily by the staff. The pool provided a welcome relief from the sometimes-overbearing humidity of Bangkok, and every Friday they throw a pool party. 

Bed Station has a lot of other facilities that make the stay enjoyable. There is a bar, café, laundry facilities (around 40 THB to wash and 40 THB to dry), WiFi (you can only connect one of your devices at a time as you get a unique username and password), security lockers (big enough to put your whole backpack in, but remember to bring your own padlock), reading light, plug sockets with a USB port, curtain for the bed, 24 hour reception and security, pool table and games.

Is It Clean?

Yes. 

The cleaners come into the rooms every morning to freshen them up and change people’s sheets who have left. They also clean the communal areas throughout the day.

What Is The Atmosphere Like?

The atmosphere was brilliant. If you’re looking for a party hostel, then this is definitely the place to go. Within five minutes of sitting on my own downstairs someone had asked me to join their table. It was very easy to just sit down next to someone and start chatting. Happy hour is from 6pm – 8pm, so lots of people head to the bar/pool area around that time and just hang out or play drinking games, such as beer pong and flip cup. 

However, the actual dorms themselves were quiet. Although people went out to party, when they got back to the rooms they were generally respectful. So it was possible to have a bit of peaceful alone time too.

Were The Staff Helpful/Friendly?

The staff are absolutely amazing, I cannot fault them. They are all very friendly, helpful, approachable and happy to answer any questions. One of the days they took us on a walking tour around Bangkok for free and they were very chatty throughout, while giving us time to explore on our own too.

Final Thoughts…

I would recommend this hostel to anyone who is travelling solo and wants to meet people, and if you want easy access to a lot of what Bangkok has to offer.

PS. I realised I did not take a picture of the hostel, there are plenty on Hostel World. The only one I had was a bathroom mirror selfie.
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