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5 Best Hostels in Bangkok, Thailand


The lively city of Bangkok is a bucket list destination for several good reasons. This vibrant metropolis is a haven for foodies, partiers, shoppers, and, of course, backpackers! Most Southeast Asia backpackers begin their Thailand journey in Bangkok, so it stands to reason there are a myriad of hostels and hotels available. However, the real challenge is finding a hostel in Bangkok that has a good location, is clean, and resonates with your vibe. So whether you’re looking for a colorful party hostel, a laid-back hippie retreat, or a spot more suited for digital nomads then we’ve got the list for you! Below you’ll find the best hostels in Bangkok for every kind of traveler.

5 Best Hostels in Bangkok

Dorm room at the BED STATION Hostel Khaosan in Bangkok
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BED STATION Hostel Khaosan

Those on the hunt for a party hostel near the famous Khao San Road might be interested in booking a bed at BED STATION Hostel. Not only will tourists be close to all the best clubs and parties on Khao San Road, but they can also continue the party at the hostel. BED STATION offers visitors an awesome pool to cool off in after a day of touring the city in the heat, an on-site bar to meet fellow travelers, and a billiards table. While there isn’t a communal kitchen, there is an on-site café where guests can enjoy a meal and a free gym to work off those extra calories from the beers! Other noteworthy amenities include laundry facilities, luggage storage, and a great common room with plenty of space to lounge with new friends or work on a laptop. 

Visitors can opt to book a double private room, which comes with a shared bathroom, or a bed in a classic shared dorm. Dormitories are offered with configurations of anywhere from eight to 18 beds in either a mixed or female-only setting. Each bed comes with a curtain for privacy, a locker to store valuables, a reading light, and electrical outlets. 

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Dorm room at the Mad Monkey Hostel in Bangkok
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Mad Monkey Bangkok

If you have ever traveled to Southeast Asia before, then you might have heard of the famous party hostel Mad Monkey. Mad Monkey is a party hostel chain with an excellent location in Bangkok. Khao San Road and the National Gallery are a 10-minute walk away, while Phra Sumen Fort and the Bang Lamphu Museum are just next door. 

Upon arrival at Mad Monkey, guests will be greeted with a free welcome drink, which is refreshing to arrive to after being in the Thailand heat. Once settled, tourists can head down to the pool to enjoy a few drinks with fellow travelers or head over to the on-site bar to represent their country in some competitive drinking games. There are also activities and tours planned every day in/from the hostel, including a legendary pub crawl on Khao San Road, pub quizzes, tuk-tuk tours, beer pong competitions, karaoke, and more. Other amenities include lockers, 24-hour reception, an on-site restaurant, and luggage storage. 

Mad Monkey offers both private rooms and dorm-style rooms with no more than four beds per room in either a mixed or female-only dorm. Each bed comes with a reading light and an electrical outlet.

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Dorm room at the Diff Hostel in Bangkok
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Diff Hostel

Looking for a good hostel in Bangkok that offers free breakfast and less crowded dorm rooms? Then check out Diff Hostel! This Bangkok hostel is located in the Ratchathewi district, which is known for its abundant transportation, jazz bars, and wholesale outlets. It’s also not far from top attractions like the Jim Thompson House Museum, Madame Tussauds Bangkok, and the Siam Center. 

Inside, Diff Hostel offers a clean, modern look with eye-catching colorful artwork and modern amenities. After a day of walking the city, guests can return to prepare their own meals in the communal kitchen, get a workout in with the boxing bag, or use the free computer to plan their next adventure. The hostel also offers a lovely outdoor terrace, free toiletries, and a hairdryer in all shared bathrooms, laundry facilities, and a lounge with a TV. 

This is one of the best Bangkok hostels for families or couples as the amenities are great and the hostel offers large private rooms for one to four people with a private bathroom, air conditioning, and a flat-screen TV. Dorms are also available with the option of a six-bed mixed or female-only room or a four-bed mixed room.

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Dorm room at the Lub d Bangkok Siam
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Lub d Bangkok Siam

For those who don’t care to be near Khao San Road but instead want to be close to shopping malls, parks, and transit, then consider staying at Lub d Bangkok Siam. Located in the popular shopping area of Wang Mai, this highly-rated hostel offers incredible access to the city as the National Stadium Skytrain stop is next door. Siam Shopping Center, Madame Tussauds Bangkok, and the Bangkok Arts and Culture Center are just down the road, while Lumpini Park is less than an eight-minute scooter drive away. 

Lub d Bangkok Siam offers dormitory rooms with no more than four beds in a mixed-gender setting, as well as private rooms with private en suite bathrooms. Each dorm bed comes with a locker, shelf, electrical outlet, and light. Now, what makes this a fantastic spot for digital nomads is the abundant options for places to work. Those working online can set up shop in the air-conditioned shared co-working space, the on-site outdoor café, the lounge, or at the on-site bar. Other awesome amenities available include free towels, card-accessed rooms, laundry facilities, bike hires, and 24-hour reception.

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Dorm room at the Once Again Hostel in Bangkok
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Once Again Hostel

Once Again Hostel is also located in Old Town (Phra Nakhon), AKA one of the best locations in the city for travelers. Once Again is one of the coolest hostels in Bangkok for many reasons. First, their approach to the hostel life is to encourage guests to discover traditional Thai communities and events, rather than just temple hop and party on Khao San Road. This is a hostel run for travelers who want a true Thai experience. Now the second reason we think this hostel rocks is because they have a stunning rooftop garden where guests can relax at the end of the day and maybe even play some beer pong. Guests will also find an on-site café, a communal kitchen with a large fridge and microwave, and two large lounge areas (inside and outside) with plenty of seating to enjoy a meal or set up a laptop. Oh, and did we mention free breakfast is included? 

As a hostel designed by travelers, tourists will also find plenty of perks like wider dorm beds, blackout curtains, and a locker. For those who want a very secure bed in a dorm, then the eight-bed superior room might be a good fit as each bed comes with a sliding metal gate to lock the bed area when not in use.

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More Great Hostels in Bangkok

Dorm room at the Siamaze Hostel in Bangkok
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Siamaze Hostel

Siamaze Hostel is a great laid-back hostel for those who don’t want to be in the center of all the partying. The hostel is located around a 30-60 minute metro ride from famed attractions like Khao San Road, Wat Traimit Withayaram Worawihan Temple, and Chinatown. However, visitors can explore tons of hidden gems and hole-in-the-wall eateries in the area, as well as immerse themselves in a more local neighborhood and get a better feel of the city outside of tourist attractions. Sutthisan MRT station is less than a 10-minute walk away and Don Mueang International Airport is a 20-minute drive away. 

Inside, Siamaze Hostel offers a clean, modern feel with colorful rooms and a cozy lounge. Private rooms are available as well as dorm rooms with either four or eight beds in a mixed or female-only setting. After a day of touring the city, guests can relax on the outdoor terrace with a book in the hammock or set up at one of the tables to work remotely. There is also a small pantry with a microwave and utensils and a TV lounge where guests can enjoy a movie night with fellow travelers. Free breakfast is included and private parking is available for 100 Baht a day.

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Room at the Niras Bankoc Cultural Hostel in Bangkok
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Niras Bankoc Cultural Hostel

Niras Bankoc Cultural Hostel, in my opinion, has one of the best locations in all of Bangkok for backpackers who want to stay in the heart of the city but away from the noise and crowds of Khao San Road. This youth hostel in Bangkok is located just around the corner from Wat Saket Ratchaworamahawihan Temple, City Hall, and the Big Swing. There are several fantastic attractions within a 10-20 minute walk, such as the Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall, the Democracy Monument, Khao San Road, The Temple of the Emerald Buddha, and many more. 

While the property is over 100 years old, the hostel has been beautifully renovated in a contemporary style. Guests can enjoy several perks, including a nighttime market open until 2 a.m. nearby, an on-site café, free luggage storage, and a 24-hour convenience store next door. Visitors can opt to book a private room, which can sleep up to four people, or a bunk in a six-bed mixed or female-only dorm. There is also a superior eight-bed mixed dorm that is inspired by old-fashioned sleeper trains, so each bed looks like its own rail car! All of the dorm rooms offer bunk beds with an electrical outlet, reading light, shelf, and locker with a lock included. However, the superior room offers curtains for extra privacy.

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Dorm room at the NapPark Hostel @Khao San in Bangkok
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NapPark Hostel @Khao San

As the name suggests, this award-winning hostel is located near Khao San Road. The hostel vibe here is party meets social, meaning that it’s a very social and fun party hostel, but not as full-on party crazy as other hostels like Mad Monkey — it’s a great in-between! 

Guests can enjoy plenty of freebies here, including free towels, linens, luggage storage, Wi-Fi, computers, office supplies, Netflix, and city guides. This cheap hostel in Bangkok is also designed in a traditional Thai style with Thai pillows outside to sit on and authentic Thai décor throughout. NapPark also hosts plenty of activities almost every day, like Thai cooking classes, free Thai boxing shows, karaoke nights, and Thai language classes. Other great features offered include a games room, 

Tourists can opt to book a standard double room with a shared bathroom or go the classic backpacker route and book a bed in a dorm. Dorm rooms are offered in mixed settings only with configurations of six, eight, 14, or 22 beds in the room. Each bed comes with curtains or partitions, a locker, a reading lamp, and an electrical socket. NapPark really thought of everything, so there is no surprise they just won the Best Hostel in Thailand award and the Best Solo Hostel Asia award for 2024 by Hostelworld!

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Dorm room at The Yard Hostel in Bangkok
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The Yard

The Yard is another great Bangkok hostel that’s located in the Phaya Thai neighborhood, right beside the Skytrain. This is a great choice for people who don’t want to feel like they are staying in a cramped city space as the hostel features a lovely huge yard with plenty of trees and gardens that guests will forget they are in a bustling metropolis! After touring the sites, visitors can enjoy a refreshing pint at the outdoor bar, grab a meal at the café, use the barbecues and enjoy a cookout with new friends, or pop down in a beanbag chair with a good book. The hostel also offers some activities like yoga, a free breakfast every day, free towels, free parking, and free bike rentals. Those who will be arriving late at night will have no issues checking in as the hostel has a late-night staff. Luggage storage is also available for upwards of two months! 

Both private rooms and dormitories are available, and dorm rooms come in configurations of eight, six, or four beds in a mixed or female-only setting. Private rooms are offered with or without shared bathrooms.

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Dorm room at the Here Hostel in Bangkok
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Here Hostel

This outstanding hostel in Old Town Bangkok offers the perfect retreat for social travelers. Not only does this quirky and cool hostel offer an outdoor pool where guests can cool down after a day of touring, but they also have an on-site indoor/outdoor bar and café with live music and karaoke a couple of nights a week! Perhaps the coolest part of the hostel though is in the reception area as there is a large slide leading from the second floor down to the main. Watching people fly down this thing with their luggage is super entertaining! 

Here Hostel is perfect for solo female travelers as the staff is strict about not allowing non-guests into the hostel and there is a female-only eight-bed dorm room. Dorm rooms are also available in a mixed setting with four, six, eight, or 10 beds, as well as private rooms that can sleep up to four people. Upstairs, guests will find the communal kitchen with free coffee and tea all day, along with plenty of spots to pop down with a laptop or book overlooking the garden. Here Hostel is located a 10-minute walk from Khao San Road, Wat Saket Ratchaworamahawihan, and the Democracy Monument.

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Dorm room at the Jam Hostel Bangkok
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Jam Hostel Bangkok

Located in Old Town and close to Khao San Road is a social and chill hostel known as Jam Hostel Bangkok. Here, guests can enjoy plenty of planned activities and events, such as free tickets for stadium Muay Thai matches, community dinners, meditation sessions at a temple, and even volunteer temple clean-ups. A free self-serve breakfast is offered each morning, which guests can enjoy on the terrace overlooking the canal. The hostel also boasts an incredible rooftop bar with jaw-dropping views of the city and a well-equipped communal kitchen with stainless-steel countertops and plenty of cooking utensils. Other noteworthy amenities include laundry facilities, free towels, luggage storage, and late-night check-in until 2 a.m. 

Tourists can choose to book one of the private rooms, which are offered with private bathrooms and with or without a terrace, or stay in an eight- or four-bed mixed or female-only shared dorm room. Each dorm room comes with air conditioning and an en suite bathroom, and each bunk has an electrical outlet, curtains, a reading light, and a locker.

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Dorm room at the Luk Hostel in Bangkok
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Luk Hostel

Luk Hostel is ideally located in Chinatown, just two blocks from the famous night market lined with vendors selling incredible food. Wat Mangkon Metro Station is a five-minute walk away, offering great access to the city, and attractions like Wat Traimit Withayaram Worawihan (Golden Buddha) and Lhong 1919 are only a 10-minute walk away. 

Perhaps the best thing about this hostel is its rooftop bar and glasshouse, which is the perfect spot to unwind after a day of sightseeing. The glasshouse offers plenty of different seating options for digital nomads or remote workers can head downstairs to the on-site cafe to enjoy an iced coffee while they work. The hostel boasts some other great amenities, too, like 24-hour reception, laundry facilities, luggage storage, and a games room with a PlayStation and board games. Guests will also have access to a kitchenette with a microwave, kettle, and utensils. 

Luk Hostel offers budget-friendly private rooms with shared bathrooms as well as mixed and female-only dorms with four, six, eight, or 24 beds. All beds come with a personal shelf, a reading light, curtains, an electrical outlet, and a locker underneath the bed.

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Private room at the @Hua Lamphong in Bangkok
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@Hua Lamphong

On the hunt for a hostel near Bangkok Train Station? Then look no further than @Hua Lamphong. This boutique hostel in Bangkok with private rooms is ideal for those who prefer privacy over social. Several boutique private rooms are available with or without shared bathrooms that can sleep one or two guests. Dorm rooms are also available. 

In the lounge area downstairs, guests will find a communal kitchenette with a microwave and fridge along with an on-site coffee house with plenty of seating, computers, and mouthwatering food. The hostel also offers bike rentals, laundry facilities, and luggage storage. This is especially an ideal hostel for those looking to get to either Suvarnabhumi Airport or Don Mueang International Airport as you can easily take transit from Bangkok Train Station to either airport in roughly an hour with only one change. The hostel also offers an airport shuttle for an additional fee. 

Easily the best thing about this hostel is its location. Mouth-watering food from street vendors in Chinatown is less than a 15-minute walk away, and attractions like Wat Traimit Withayaram Worawihan (Golden Buddha), River City Bangkok Mall, and the Bangkokian Museum are all within a 20-minute walk.

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There really is a Bangkok Hostel for all types of travelers, and now that you’re an expert in the best hostels Bangkok has to offer, all you have to do is find the accommodation that matches your vibe. Regardless of which of these hostels you pick though, we know you’ll have a bangin’ time in Bangkok! 



  • My fav is Bed Station Hostel! Great social vibe, great location (surrounded by delicious street food). I stayed at Analog Hostel but while the facilities were great, it didn’t have a very social vibe and was in a very commercial part of the city

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