Pattaya Hostel Stay Inn is a very peculiar place; it has a rather strange vibe to it, as its guests are mostly workers from the area who are renting a bed permanently and men who are visiting to enjoy the renowned sex tourism of Pattaya. However, there are washing machines that are free to use and you can also enjoy the kitchen on the rooftop.
The hostel is located in downtown Pattaya, on a busy road about fifteen minutes from the sea. Although it is definitely not the most attractive location you will find here, there is everything you might need around --supermarkets, shopping malls, clothes shops, souvenir shops, food markets, and restaurants. Most people come here to enjoy either the bars or the sea, both of which are in walking distance.
Rooms and Bathrooms
The hostel offers a huge number of beds over four floors, which are arranged in a capsule style. If you are a girl, make sure to book their female dorm, which is an actual room with only eight beds inside as opposed to the mixed dorm, which is basically a row of beds without end in the corridor! As these are in the same space as the common area and the staircase, it will be quite hard to fall asleep here. The bathrooms also open from this space and are quite modern and clean with plenty of toilets and showers.
Each floor has a small area with a mattress on the floor, a low table, and a TV, but this is not ideal for socialisation as it might disturb people who are trying to sleep in the same space. There is a tiny sitting area near the reception as well but your best bet is to use the rooftop! Here, you will find a fully equipped kitchen that you are welcome to use as well as a dining area. Two washing machines are also placed here for guests to use, even if you would need to bring your own washing powder. You can hang your laundry here as well -- however, make sure that there is no rain during the night, as this place remains closed until the morning, so you won’t be able to collect your clothes if a storm suddenly comes!
Even though Pattaya Hostel Stay Inn has everything a backpacker might need from a hostel and it is conveniently priced as well, it just does not have the vibe you would expect from a hostel for young people. Moreover, at the time of the review, there was a theft in the dorm and police were investigating until 4 a.m., making it impossible to sleep, and the staff made no arrangements to move people to another room.
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Published on 2019-08-11