All-round great hostel, designed with attention to what travelers want.
Where is it?
Thonglor is a vibrant neighbourhood on the Sukhumvit BTS line, only 10 to 15 minutes ride from central Bangkok. It’s a nice alternative if you’ve already had the Khao San experience and want to see a different side of Bangkok. The hostel is just a few minutes from Thonglor station, though it took me a few attempts to find the place as it’s not that clearly signposted.
Design and Environment
If you’ve read some of my other posts you’ll know I’m a bit of a coffee shop geek, so I’d been interested to see what this hostel was doing. Walking up a flight of steps from the street takes you to a large open-plan area housing the cafe and reception. The cafe has a warm, homely feel with wooden surfaces, comfy chairs and plenty of natural light from the large glass window overlooking the street below.
The bar and espresso machine area looks shiny and professional and they have some amazing cakes on offer. I recommend the almond cookies! During my stay I enjoyed sitting at the bar seating by the window, writing and watching people going up and down the BTS escalator opposite. The cafe is open to the public as well as hostel guests.
My shared dorm was spacious and featured good quality bunks with curtains, reading light, charging points and shelf. No scratchy blankets here, you get a thick comfortable duvet. Each bed also had its own safety box that’s activated by the room key card.
What I liked best
The cafe serves really decent coffee and is a great environment if you’re a digital nomad or just want to relax. I’d come here even if I wasn’t a hostel guest. A final mention goes to the incredibly friendly staff. On my first evening they shared their mango sticky rice with me, which made me feel extra welcome. They were also really helpful in agreeing to receive my replacement credit card delivery after my old one was used fraudulently.
Thonglor Travelers Hostel and Cafe
1059 Sukhumvit Rd, Klongton nua, Wattana, Bangkok Thailand
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