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Born Free Hostel, Bangkok
Born Free Hostel, Bangkok
Born Free Hostel, Bangkok
Born Free Hostel, Bangkok

Born Free Hostel, Bangkok

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Probably the best Hostel in Bangkok

After trying out two other hostels in Bangkok I found this hostel in one of the best areas. (Near all the tourist stuff, but not right into it). The stuff and the owner (Kevin) make you feel very welcome. The Hostel offers a great chillout area where you can get in touch with the other guests. The Dorm room was good sized and very clean. I recommended this hostel already after my visit to other travelers and nobody got disappointed.

Age 24 | Germany

Born Free Hostel is a solid hostel in the heart of Bangkok, but it's outside the lively tourist areas of Chinatown or Khao San Road. We stayed here two nights and then moved up the road to be closer to the action.

The Location

It's off the main road, so it is quite quiet and peaceful, but it is about ten minutes' walk from Khao San Road, the site of all the backpacker action in this part of town. It is a little hard to find, because most tuk-tuk drivers don't know where it -- or the little street it is on -- is. You need to show on a map or ask for the main street and then they can find it. There is normally a food stand right next to it, which is great for breakfast.

Rooms and Bathrooms

Everything is very basic and not overly clean, but this hostel is the standard in Thailand. The showers and bathrooms are very simple and shared among a lot of people. The rooms are ok but there is not much room for luggage. The beds are quite comfy and big, but the dorms are large and it's in the centre of Bangkok -- meaning people go to bed throughout the night. There are lockers outside the rooms that are not very big and you need a padlock. The beds in the fan rooms do (mostly) have a personal fan by the bed. There are AC rooms, which are nice during the hot months, but they are quite a lot more expensive.

Common Spaces

The common room is basically an elongated reception, but it does have nice pillows and mats on which you can chill. It's quite a small area with no bar or anything. The atmosphere is quite quiet -- there were only a few other guests when we arrived -- but it does liven up in the evenings and we met a few other people with which to have a drink.


They have bus and train tickets available for a small fee and organise taxis and alike from reception. There are a few cafes down the little street that are cheap and useful. It is reasonable to get from the airport via metro and then tuk-tuk. The staff are reasonably helpful but not overly friendly.


Great hostel in the heart of Bangkok

I stayed at Born Free twice, once in February and once in October and both times I had a blast. Kevin makes you feel straight at home, the beds are big and comfy and it's quiet around the hostel. It's also a quick five minute walk to Khaosan Road. While there you should also take the bicycle ride around Bangkok at night. All around great place to stay, good wifi, great lounge to watch movies and talk in and it's clean!

Age 21 | Norway


We are a budget accommodation in the more quiet side of old Bangkok called Samsen/Kao San.
We are situated in an old Thai/Chinese styled building with interesting architectural features but the dorms and lobby area were redecorated and designed by a Thai and Swiss couple with the sole idea to allow backpackers to relax during their stay in Bangkok.

If travel information is needed, we also run a travel agency called Born Free Travel, so guests may inquire or book transportation and accommodation in Thailand directly on sight.


We want you to have fun when you stay with us so we don't really want to have too many rules. But as travelers you will understand that we have to be realistic so here we go :

1.Born Free Hostel has a 48hour (2days) cancellation policy. Guests will be charged the full amount of their stay if their reservation is not cancelled 48h prior to check in time at midday. If you wish to cancel any reservations please send us an email with all details. Groups of 4 or more need to cancel at least 7 days in advance.

2.This is a backpacker's/travelers's destination so it is not suitable for children and babies.

3.Born Free Hostel stands for a relaxed atmosphere where travelers can meet and share journeys. We have a few simple house rules and when these are respected everyone will be able to enjoy their time here:

1)For safety reasons we do not allow guests' friends in to the room areas without staff being present. Any guests who wish to bring in friends may do so in the lobby area only.

2)Alcohol, smoking and food (with certain exceptions) is not tolerated within the bed room areas. Bed rooms are a retreat to relax, sleep, enjoy downtime etc.. and not to party!

3)We do not have a curfew hour but we want everyone to have fun, enjoy the movie screen or play games but those relaxing in the rooms need to be respected.


Also please note:
The Born Free family just grew. We now have two Persian kittens guarding the house!!!
Accommodation Information
We are in an old Thai / Chinese building - which means our newly refurbished accommodation has a lot of interesting features.

We set out to provide a high standard of accommodation. Every bed has its own reading lights and electric socket so you have no trouble charging your smartphone and computer.

At the moment we have a 12 bed air conditioned dorm and a 10 bed fan cooled dorm.
(the fan room is not advertised on hostelbookers, please contact us for more details or visit Hostelz.com).
Please note that there are discount prices for guests staying more than 1 night, please contact us for more information...

*Visit bornfreeadventures.com for more information*

Downstairs is a smooth lounge and a kitchen for those who want to self-cater. But there are so many places to eat cheaply around us you really don't need to think of using the kitchen!

Location Information:
Born Free Hostel has a unique location. When you get here you will find that we're in a unique part of Bangkok which is royal land and because of this there a strict limits which prevent our 'village' from changing too much. You'll see traditional chinese / thai families living and making a living in all the streets around us:

Born Free Hostel is located two blocks away from the Krung Kasem canal which joins with the Maha Nak canal below the Golden Mountain. It gives those who seek a little walking adventure through authentic Thai neighborhoods a perfect insight of untouched Thai relaxed lifestyle within the local communities. You will be able to experience the real friendliness of the locals which so often is overshadowed by tourist scams and businesses giving many the wrong impression of true Thailand. Once at the Golden Mountain, you may also take a canal boat on an exciting journey through the centre of Bangkok...the possibilities to explore around here are limitless!

We are on Samsen Soi 6, house nr. 3 opposite of Preeya Thai Massage and next to Samsen 6 Guesthouse. We have two 7Elevens nearby, plenty of street food vendors, small pubs and bars along the canals and alleys of Samsen as well as restaurants.

Nearest practical bus station is right across the road with buses to Hua Lamphong train station, MBK and National Stadium, Chatuchak weekend market etc. as well as pier 13 with shuttle boats down the Chao Phraya river.

The standing Buddha, Rama 8 bridge and Dusit Zoo are all in walking distance...
10min walk from our location is the famous nightlife of Kao San Road and a little further is the Grand Palace and Wat Po (reclining Buddha) making this a perfect location for starting day tours in any direction...

Location and Contact




Address: Samsen Soi 6 (Soi Woraphong), Bangkok, Bangkok Province, Thailand

Born Free Hostel is listed on the following booking sites:

Hostelworld Booking.com Not listed at HostelsClub


Website Born Free Hostel Bangkok www.bornfreeadventures.com
Phone Number: +66 (0) 26285718
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Facilities and Amenities

Digital Nomads

Quiet Rest

Solo Traveller


Bike Rental

Lockers in Lobby

Luggage Storage

Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

Wi-Fi in Rooms

City Tours (300THB)

Towels (10THB)

24 Hour Security

Air Conditioning

Book Collection/Exchange

Concierge/Info Desk

Credit Card Payments

Entirely Non-Smoking

Evening Entertainment




Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Outdoor Seating

Power Point/Sockets in Rooms


Airport Pickup


Lockers in Rooms


Wheelchair Accessible


Service Animals

Genders: Males & Females

Max. Age: All Ages

Min. Age with Parent (dorms): 18

Min. Age without Parent: 18

Checkout: 12:00 (12 Noon)

Curfew: No Curfew

Lockout: No

Maximum Stay: Unlimited

Minimum Stay: 1 night

Open Dates: All Year

Reception Hours: 24 Hours

Size: Small (less than 30 beds)


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