13 Best Hostels in Bangkok

13 Best Hostels in Bangkok

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Bangkok rhymes with chaos and calm, old and new. This city liquefies and mixes ingredients of fun, culture, history, and a mesmerizing ambiance into a unique brothy soup that will have you asking for more every time you sip on it.

Now that we're done with this lovely metaphor, here are the best hostels in Bangkok. 

Short and crisp: The Best Hostels in Bangkok

  1. PA PRANK Design Hostel - best for Digital Nomads, Family-Friendly Hostel, Solo Traveller, Youth Hostel
  2. Tiny Taladnoi Hostel - best for Youth Hostel
  3. Hoft Hostel - best for Couples, Quiet Rest
  4. The Companion Hostel - best for Digital Nomads, Family-Friendly Hostel, Solo Traveller, Youth Hostel
  5. MovyLodge Hostel - best for Youth Hostel
  6. Dara Three Hostel ดาราตรี - best for Youth Hostel
  7. Restiny Hostel - best for Family-Friendly Hostel, Solo Traveller, Youth Hostel
  8. Ekanek Hostel - best for Party Hostel, Solo Traveller, Youth Hostel
  9. Happy Station Hostel - best for Family-Friendly Hostel, Solo Traveller, Youth Hostel
  10. Tamni - best for Party Hostel, Solo Traveller, Youth Hostel
  11. Siam Subway Hostel & Café
  12. Wayha Hostel Don Mueang Airport - best for Party Hostel, Solo Traveller, Youth Hostel
  13. The Yard Hostel - best for Couples, Female Solo Traveller, Solo Traveller

Here are some tips (you'll find more at the end of this guide)


Navigating through this sprawling city may take a while, so choose a centrally-located hostel in Bangkok for easy access to top attractions and buzzing nightlife.

2.Khao San Road:

If you're looking for a Khao San road hostel, we recommend staying near Khao San Road instead of on it. The first reason is price-related, as hostels on the road are much more expensive. The second reason is that as much as you love partying, you will probably also need to sleep at some point.


Grab and Gojek (the equivalent of Uber that also provides motorbike taxis), Google translate (unless you speak and read Thai, this can come in handy if you’re eating in makeshift restaurants by the road as they usually don’t have English menus), Line (the primary messaging app in Thailand, used by most businesses as well), WhatsApp (the secondary messaging app in Thailand).


Although more and more businesses accept credit cards, you’ll find that most smaller establishments, massage parlors, road restaurants, and food markets only accept cash - so don’t miss out on a delicious meal or awesome purchase and make sure you have always carry some bills with you.

5.Insect repellent:

Mosquitoes in Bangkok come from a special place where they train them to suck your blood and buzz in your ear more efficiently. As such, chances are that your country’s insect repellent won’t work on them. Buy a THAI insect repellent as soon as you land instead; these will be specially formulated to keep your body as insect free as possible.

Full List of best Hostels in Bangkok, Thailand

On the map: Hostel Locations in Bangkok

We've got your back when it comes to finding a great hostel location in Bangkok. We've gone ahead and mapped out all the hostels for you so you can get a good idea of where they're all at. This map will make your life so much easier!

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Hostel Haven: Choose Your Character

🏆 Overall Best Hostel:

PA PRANK Design Hostel

🙋‍♀️ Female Solo-Traveler:

The Yard Hostel

🤹 Solo-Traveler:

PA PRANK Design Hostel

👨‍👩‍👦 Family Hostel with Kids:

PA PRANK Design Hostel

👩‍❤️‍👨 for Couples:

Hoft Hostel

🎉 Party Hostel:

Ekanek Hostel

How much are hostels in Bangkok?

Let us talk about prices. Here is a graph showing you average prices for a bed in a dorm and for a private room. Simply mouse-over to see rates for each month.

Prices can vary a lot, especially on high-season, weekends, and special holidays such as New Years Eve.

Average Dorm Price per Month in Bangkok

Average Dorm Price Graph

Average Private Room Price per Month in Bangkok

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Even More Options for You:

Mad Monkey Hostel

If you're looking to meet other travelers, this is the place to be! It's the best hostel in Bangkok for partying.

Mad Monkey Hostel Bangkok has a restaurant, an outdoor swimming pool, and a tour desk with some of the cheapest and most competitive prices in town. You'll get comfy beds, a cozy blanket, and your own outlets and lamps! All the rooms have an air-conditioner. Mad Monkey Bangkok is a bit more expensive than other places in the area, but you're making up for it with one of the best social and party scenes in Bangkok.

Check Mad Monkey Hostel here



Niras Bankoc Cultural Hostel

Niras Bangkoc Cultural Hostel Bangkok is nestled in the heart of historic Bangkok, exuding over a century of charm. Here, you can choose between the stylish Orient Express dorm or indulge in a luxurious private room, all adorned with exquisite decor.

Treat yourself to the highly-praised, made-to-order breakfast included in your stay. Niras Bankoc sets itself apart from other hostels, providing a serene atmosphere for culturally curious backpackers seeking a true Thai experience.

Within walking distance, explore iconic landmarks such as the Temple of Emerald Buddha, the Grand Palace, Wat Pho, and the vibrant Flower Market. 

Embrace Thai culture and tradition by sharing a meal with a Buddhist monk, offering insightful conversation and a glimpse into their way of life. At night, witness the lively street scene near Niras Bankoc, bustling with food stalls and intriguing vendors.

Check Niras Bankoc Cultural Hostel here



Here Hostel Bangkok

Ever experienced a slide in a hostel? Well, meet Here Hostel Bangkok, boasting an indoor slide, outdoor pool, and spacious garden for the ultimate chill spot. Ideal for solo backpackers, mingling is easy in this lively hostel's iconic bar and garden.

Housed in a century-old building, now transformed into one of the best hostel in Bangkok Sukhumvit, it offers a unique blend of old and new. Privacy curtains, secure lockers, and air conditioning ensure a comfy stay, and you can expect to enjoy 24/7 reception, free WiFi, and storage for up to a month.

Just a short stroll from Khao San Road, you can easily explore Grand Palace, Wat Pho, and savor the best Pad Thai nearby. With an amazing atmosphere, superb location, and top-notch facilities, Here Hostel Bangkok is another awesome choice for your Bangkok adventure.

Check Here Hostel Bangkok here



More tips!

6.Sim cards:

If you’re anything like me, you probably want the optimal combination of cheap and good quality. I’ve researched tons of sim card providers and prices in Thailand, and I’ve always found the airport ones to be the most convenient to buy.


 I like to pride myself on having a stomach made of ice and fire, but I still managed to fall victim to food poisoning - and so did the majority of people I met while backpacking Thailand. My recommendation? Pack basic meds like painkillers, anti-diarrhea medicine (you’ll thank me later), and antihistamines. And make sure to have a bottle of electrolytes on hand - you can find them at any 7/11.


Always ask your Bangkok hostel staff how much they think something should cost, from taxis and tuk-tuks to bus fares, including any item you might want to buy from a market. Also, make sure to always agree on a price before you board any type of vehicle: buses are fine as you can just hand them the fee you know you should pay, and for taxis, you don’t board if the driver doesn’t agree to turn on the meter. We also recommend using Google Maps to ensure that your taxi isn’t taking you on a while riding across the city for the sake of his meter calculator.

9.Temples and Culture:

If you’re exploring religious sites, make sure to look up the appropriate attire (most ask you to cover your chest and legs, and some will also ask to cover your arms). Remove your shoes before you enter the inside of a temple building or even someone’s house.


Thai banks charge around ฿200 (around 5.88USD) per transaction for withdrawals with a foreign bank card. You can also expect an additional fee charged by your home bank for a foreign withdrawal. We recommend either exchanging your money at a counter in your home country, withdrawing a large sum of money as soon as you land in Thailand, or trying to deal with a bank teller inside of a bank in Thailand instead of the ATM.

Still not sure? Pick this!

#1 Top Hostel in Bangkok: PA PRANK Design Hostel

This is the overall best rated hostel in PA PRANK Design Hostel. The overall rating is 9.7. You cannot go wrong here.

It is your safest bet in case you are not sure which hostel to pick.

The price for a dorm at PA PRANK Design Hostel starts from $6.70.

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#1 Best Hostel in Bangkok
PA PRANK Design Hostel

FAQ about Bangkok Hostels

We've collected the most common questions for hostels in Bangkok. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

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