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Hostelz.com's Review
The Urban Age is a no-frills hostel with not really that much on offer, yet it's still quite a nice place to crash. It's right next door to Patpong Market and it provides free tea and coffee throughout the day.

The Location

Silom Road is one of the most well-known roads in Bangkok, so any taxi driver should know this address. If coming via Bangkok's MRT, head to Silom station. When you exit you'll see a cross road, take Silom Road southeast. If your not sure, just ask someone to point you in the direct of Patpong Market. Walk down this road for approx three hundred meters and you will see a 7/11 just after the Patpong market turning. Take the right after this (Silam Soi 8). Walk ten meters until the end and you will see the hostel in front of you.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The private and dorm beds are very comfy and are pretty spacious. The rooms don't look that great but they are clean and secure. The dorms come with free lockers and Wi-Fi is fast and very strong throughout the building. Rooms are spread out across five floors and there's toilets and showers on each. The hostel states that there is twenty-four/seven hot water, however, only two showers on the third and fifth floor have electric showers installed, and the rest are cold. Waiting for one of these to be free can sometimes be a problem.

Common Spaces

The main common area is little more than a small lobby -- there's a few tables where you will often see people working away on their laptops, a couple of really comfy sofas, and a small seating area outside. A computer is also present (which you have to pay to use) and there's always free tea and coffee available. Other than that, that's about it -- there's hardly any atmosphere to the place.

Summary

This is a clean and comfy place to crash; it is pretty quiet here, though, so if you are looking to meet people, you may struggle. It's just around the corner to Patpong Market and everything else the area notoriously has to offer (if you are into that kind of stuff). Trips in and around Bangkok and onward travel can be pretty easily be arranged here also by the very friendly staff.

by Chris
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
January 2014
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Hostelworld  
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The Urban Age Reviews from the Web
Hostelz.com Guest Reviews
2   Good for 400 baht For me it was fine, but I wouldn't bring my wife or girlfriend there. Just a cheap place to sleep. No hot water for showering. Definitely not a five star, but ok for what it is.  , age 61, USA ()
4  This hostel is compact, but friendly and has free tea and coffee 24 hours a day. The Location Located just off Silom Road, this hostel is easy to find if you follow the directions and landmarks given on their website. Rooms and Bathroom The dorm room is located on the 6th floor and there is no lift, being a narrow, tall building it made things quite exhausting walking upstairs with the backpacks. The 6 bed dorm room has 3 bunks squashed in making things cosy. There is air con and safety lockers in the room and the rooms are clean with sheets provided. The bathroom, located one floor down is a toilet and shower with sink in a small space with no extractor so it remains damp even after the shower has not been in use for several hours. But the showers were hot. Common Spaces The common area is down by the reception and front desk, there are a couple of sofas and some tables and benches. There is one computer for the internet and coffee and tea are provided free of charge. Summary Overall, the hostel is good for location, the only disadvantage being that there is no lift in this 6 storey building.  , UK ()

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