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Asleep Hostel in Kanchanaburi is without a doubt one of the best (if not the best) in Kanchanaburi. Its fantastic location and absolutely incredible staff really make this a standout place to stay. You are welcomed with open arms and engaged in a manner that feels something like a friendship you never knew you had. We cannot recommend this hostel highly enough to anyone looking for a place to stay in Kanchanaburi.
If you are in Kanchanaburi to get some great shots of the bridge over the River Kwai or looking to marvel at Sai Yok Noi waterfall, or if you've come to dip your toes into the crystal blue pools of Erawan National Park, Asleep Hostel provides easy access to all of the above and more.
The Kanchanaburi train station is only a couple of hundred meters away, which makes day trips up to Sai Yok National Park, or getting back to Bangkok when you do decide to leave a breeze. The bus station is a little bit further (probably a twenty-minute walk if you don't get distracted by the great market on the way!), where you can easily catch a bus out to Erawan National Park for a small price. If renting a motorcycle to get around is more your style, you can do so directly from Asleep Hostel, or there's another good spot directly across the street.
If you're looking for great Thai food, you'll be covered staying at Asleep Hostel. Even closer than the train station is the Kanchanaburi Night Market, with a bevy of unbelievable traditional Thai cuisines sold each and every night of the week.
Rooms and Bathrooms
There are two rooms (A and B, the former of which is larger than the latter) that are both air conditioned and roomy enough that even when they're at full capacity, they do not feel overly cramped. The beds are a bit firm but comfortable. Linens, a blanket, pillow, and towel are all provided for use while staying. Each bed has a single outlet and individual light.
There are two bathrooms on the same floor as the bunks; each with a toilet and shower. Shower gel and shampoo are provided by the hostel to be used by guests, and are refilled on a regular basis. Downstairs, just past the main lobby, there is an additional bathroom for everyone to use.
There's one "common area" on the second floor with a couch and computer access; however, in our time there we never actually saw anyone hang out in there. For the most part, the more enjoyable of the common spaces is the main lobby downstairs. There's a nice large table where you can do a bit of work or chat with some of the other guests. Additionally there's a couch and a sort of breakfast-bar-type area overlooking the street out in front.
Outside, there is a nice porch with ample seating to hang out and enjoy (we recommend highly to strike up a conversation with Mimi while here; she's the reason that we will be returning whenever we are able to make it back to Kanchanaburi).
If you're looking for an affordable hostel with a great atmosphere in the Kanchanaburi area, Asleep Hostel should be your first choice. The dorm rooms are comfortable and the easy access to transportation for day trips out to the numerous attractions in the area make this a first choice in our book. Again, we cannot recommend this highly enough!
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Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
Published on 2017-10-03
Asleep Hostel is 300 meters form train station, just off the main road. It has a large, secure space in front to park a car or motorcycles.
Wi-Fi access is provided, and all rates include electricity and water. There is a small TV in the living room with basic international cable channels.
The kitchen was built including all cupboards and gas stove . A refrigerator, microwave, toaster and electric thermos water heater are provided. There are basic cooking utensils and plates, bowls, cups, glasses and cutlery.
Upstairs are two bedrooms and a second bathrooms with a hot water shower unit. Bedrooms have 8 dorm beds and we provide bedding and towels.
Both bedrooms have a air-condition , downstairs is fan only but it stays relatively cool there.
We have bicycles for rent and can help making arrangements for tours or just about anything for any interest.
Location and Contact
• Address: 286/140 Thanon Sangchuto, Tambon Ban Tai, Amphoe Mueang Kanchanaburi, Chang Wat Kanchanaburi 71000, Thailand • Trun left from train station, go straight 300 meters and you can take a motorcycle taxi from bus station to night market. Asleep Hostel is near 'Yamaha' shop.