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Awesome Design Hostels in Bangkok

Look, of course, we’d rather rock out at the Sukhothai (or some other luxury hotel in Bangkok) than share a room with eight strangers. But we understand that not everyone travels on this Budget (or in our matter with the advantages of travel writing) or feels the need to afford a place to sleep. Fortunately, Bangkok has plenty of boutique hostel options for design-oriented travelers. These nine Design Inns prove that cutting your hotel budget doesn’t mean you have to skimp on style.

Kanvela House

1 located in a former medical oil refinery on a canal east of Bangkok’s Old Town, Kanvela House is an excellent choice for those who wish to live away from the crowds, but at a reasonable distance from Bangkok’s main attractions. The interior mixes Old English charm with Thai heritage and industrial touches, and the wooden house structure adds a lot of character. The dormitories can accommodate a maximum of six people and double rooms are available if you need a little more privacy. Even if you don’t stay, the place is worth a visit: the rustic-chic Buddha & Pals cafe is located in the lobby and is a great addition to the growing cafe scene around Lan Luang.

Urby Youth Hostel

2 this chic riverside retreat on booming Songwat Road on the outskirts of Chinatown ticks a lot of boxes. A large balcony dotted with ottomans overlooking the Chao Phraya is the main selling point, but the comfortable beds and the elegant design (polished concrete and teak – very trendy) also deserve praise. There is a great coffee shop on site (called Woodbrook) for a quick caffeine fix. At night, the Barbon Drink Parlor displays its neon signs and mixes classic Cocktails alongside Local crafts and Italian plonks.

Lita Bangkok

3 LITA, short for “living in the alley,” offers exactly what it says. Located in a quiet Soi near Rama 9 MRT Station, this “co-living space” offers guests the opportunity to live life like a Bangkok local-albeit very stylish. Complemented by warm woods and many indoor plants, the minimalist (and immaculately clean) white interior houses a Yoga room and a small cafe on the ground floor.

Kloem Hostel

The 4 Kloem Hostel gives a second life to its old Thai home. Together with Integrated Field (the Bangkok-based design studio behind Ba Hao), they transformed a traditional Thai wooden house into an elegant all-black hideout. From hand-carved wooden ornaments to typical Thai accessories in the salons, the team has strived to stay true to its roots. You can choose between six-bed, four-bed and three-bed dormitories, as well as private rooms. Thanks to its location within walking distance of Phaya Thai BTS Station, the rest of the city is easily accessible.

Again hostel

5 another great place if you want to walk on Khao San Road but want to stay out of earshot of the noisy crowd. The modern facade clad in concrete and steel contrasts sharply with the typical Thai neighborhood in which it is located, but the typical Thai accents (and a lot of teak) give it a strong sense of belonging. The dormitories are chic and clean, with comfortable bunks that can be closed with a curtain. The kitchen of the Velodrome Cafe on the ground floor serves breakfast, lunch and dinner-but it is also a great place to have a coffee and a snack.

Khaosan Stories

6 We can’t recommend it, but if you really, really want to stay near Khao San Road, this railway-style coffee inn is the place to go. Spread over five floors of a renovated commercial building, Tales operates a café (affordable specialty coffees and Brunch dishes), a coworking space, several dormitories and a private room. The dormitories (which can accommodate up to 12 travelers) are designed to look like train cabins, and the individual berths can be draped for maximum privacy.

Guest House Luk

7 with Yaowarat’s street food sanctuary on your doorstep, Luk Hostel is a great place for those who want to make their way through Chinatown. The design is elegant (straight lines, lots of sun), the staff is friendly and the common areas are great places to meet like-minded travelers and savvy locals. There is a Slash-bar Restaurant on the roof with a glass floor which is one of the best places for a sunset in this part of the city.

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8 located on a quiet street just off the main street of Chinatown, this new hostel receives rave reviews for its friendly service and comfortable beds. As a frequent traveler, the owner has a keen eye for the little details that make a hostel stay go from “good” to “great” (clean bathrooms, individual sockets, free breakfast, etc.).). The place proudly displays its heritage with a funky Chinese interior that combines Peranakan motifs with technical touches. On the top floor there is a small paddling pool to cool off after a day in the heat of Bangkok.

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