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Bangkok Hub is a mid-range hostel lodging option offering comfort and convenience to sight-seeing travelers who love the big city.
Bangkok Hub lies close to both the river and a sky-train station, making it easier for tourists to access and explore many areas of the city from one point. Boat service prices are competitive with mass transit, so get some advice at the hostel on how to use it.
The neighborhood is full of street vendors, restaurants, clubs, cafes, massage and nail shops, and convenience stores. However the main street is pretty bleak, so again, ask at the hostel which way to go. There is much that is close. Robinson Center, for example, offers more upscale shopping, fancier restaurants, an excellent supermarket, an outdoor night market, and a casual food court with local Thai-style cuisines at very good prices.
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The dorm is air conditioned and reasonably well lit. The low clearance bunk beds are metal and not very squeaky. The dorm is not soundproofed, so like almost every hostel in this market, traffic noise is a bit of a problem.
Each bed is furnished with a two-plug outlet for power. A clean fitted sheet and pillowcase are furnished, as is a pillow and blanket. Bring a towel. Mattresses are firm, but not rock hard.
The dorm appears to be kept reasonably clean, and is not excessively rundown. Small, bus-station-type lockers are available. Bring your lock.
Shower rooms and toilet are separate, which is nice. The shower rooms are of a generous size, have on-demand water heaters, and there are hooks for hanging clothes and towels. Toilet paper is provided in the bathrooms. The sink area is outside the bathroom -- another plus. It has a mirror and blow dryer and appears to be kept clean.
Common areas at Bangkok Hub consist of an outdoor sitting/smoking area, an indoor sitting/reading area in the main lobby, and a kitchenette area. Wi-Fi is available throughout the building.
The kitchenette area is only set up with a hot water pot for coffee, tea, and tea biscuits, which are always available, and a sink for washing in the next room. The lobby also has a refrigerator. The sitting area in the lobby is conducive to conversation, making the atmosphere a little more relaxed and friendly than is found at most places.
Bangkok Hub is a decent place to stay in a market where it can be hard to find something nice that isn't overpriced. It is acceptable in cleanliness, comfort, convenience, and pricing, if not in noise level.
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