Cheerful little hostel in the heart of Banglumpoo.
Where is it?
If you’re looking for a hostel in Bangkok that’s close to Khoa San Road but far enough away to get a decent sleep, 3Howw Khao San is a good option. The easiest way to get there is walking or taxi from Hua Lamphong MRT station. The hostel sits in a quiet back alley neighbourhood in Banglumpoo. There’s plenty of small restaurants, cafes and other hostels around, as well as my all-time favorite breakfast place.
Design & Environment
3Howw also have a hostel in Sukhumvit, central Bangkok, that I’ve enjoyed staying at. This is a much smaller place but with similar high standards of cleanliness and comfort. The overall design is clean and minimalist. The dorms are white metal bunks with white duvets and the showers have a white theme going on as well. There’s a smallish, cheerful sitting area next to reception for hanging out or having breakfast and a few tables and chairs outside the front entrance.
It’s a quiet neighborhood, away from the main road, so apart from the odd motorbike there’s not much to disturb your sleep. As always, bring earplugs in case of dorm snorers.
Value for money
Dorm prices are about average for Bangkok. Like most other hostels, prices go up and down depending on the season or day of the week, but not too wildly. With the free breakfast (toast, coffee, cookies) and free towels this place is ok value.
I’ve also reviewed Born Free Hostel in the same area. 3Howw is a bit more expensive, reflected by the higher quality of the dorms and showers. Born Free has a more laid back, hippyish atmosphere, so it just depends what’s more important to you.
3Howw Khao San
316/5 Samsen Soi 4 Pranakorn, Bangkok 10200, Thailand
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