The one km long stretch of the famous Khao San road in Bangkok, Thailand, is considered to be the meeting point of backpackers and party goers from around the world. Hundreds of budget hostels and guesthouses line up either side of the street and the infectious vibes have caught the fancy of locals and visitors alike. Selecting the best Khao San road hostels out of the countless ones is quite a task, given the wide range of international travelers and locals who like to stay here.
For those who like their sanity, there are plenty of hostels near Khao san road as well if you don’t want to live bang in the middle of all the madness. With plenty of shopping options, tattoo salons and mystery rooms in the area, there is lot to do even if you are not into partying.
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Best Khao San Road Hostels For an Epic Party Night
After visiting Thailand around ten times, I still keep circling back to Khao San road for a fun party night in Bangkok. For first timers looking for ‘all-night parties’, it is best to stay in a hostel in or near Khao san so that going back at wee hours, drunk out of your minds, won’t be much of a problem.
The NapPark hostel Khao San provides accommodation in dormitory form with each guest having their own individual safe deposit box. Other amenities available are a restaurant, travel desk, laundry. All the bunk beds are partitioned and both mixed and ladies only accommodation is on offer. The atmosphere gives an excellent opportunity for like minded persons to mingle.
Mad Monkey Hostel
Whether you are traveling alone or in a group, the Mad Monkey Hostel on Khao San road is all about partying and more partying. So if you want to let your hair down, enjoy some truly epic cuisine and get rid of the last night’s hangover, this is the place to stay in.
The hostel provides all the homely comforts, has a nice swimming pool and a large bar and restaurant. This fun and easy going place has rooms from 5 USD per night and requires no deposit and levy no cancellation fees as well.
Established in 2001, the Khaosan road Rainbow Hostel is conveniently located just a few meters off the busy Khao San road. The main attraction here is the availability of high class Indian food, with the vegetarian Thali being the most sought after.
The rooms are decently priced and offer both air cooled and air conditioning. Safe deposit lockers, free WiFi and hot showers add to the charm of this popular hostel which is a mere two minute walk from the legendary road.
Occupying a great location, the Nitan Hostel on a side street just off the famous Khao San road has a hip and eclectic interior. The hostel has clean forms and a relaxed and laid back atmosphere. Guests can enjoy the lavish complimentary breakfast and spend quality time at the stylish lounge watching TV or listening to music, in a backdrop of brickwork and ornate tiles decor.
The dorms are for both mixed and female only genders and come complete with lockers, reading lights, limited air conditioning and bathrooms which can be shared. Prices are in the range of 20 USD.
The Canale Hostel occupies the pride of place opposite Wat Bowonniwet which gives this place a truly authentic Thai feeling. Situated at a walking distance of a mere five minutes from the historic Khao San road, the bay windows of the hostel offer unhindered views of the Khlong Bang Lamphu canal.
Originally built in 1945, the present day hostel has since been renovated with new features like wood paneling and flooring to give guests the rustic and unique feel. Amenities include free WiFi, laundry, smoking and non smoking rooms and shared bathrooms.
The wallet friendly 3Howw Hostel is situated in the heart of Bangkok and is just the ideal place to make base for all the city has to offer. The decor is new and atmosphere cozy with open areas to chat and enjoy free WiFi, library and in-house movies. The hostel itself is a five minute walk from Khao San road and other tourist attractions like the Grand Palace and the National Museum.
The hostel has dorms and regular rooms which are all air-conditioned. The Deluxe rooms come with a TV and private bathrooms. Live music is on every evening against the backdrop of the Chao Phraya river.
The Chada Hostel is situated at the junction of Tanao road and Khao San road and is minutes away from the leading tourist attractions of the city. The well appointed and friendly environment of the small hostel can accommodate just 30 guests at a time. All rooms have large windows, fans, air-conditioning and come with single, double or triple occupancy.
A TV with DVD is available in the common areas and so is free WiFi for those who carry their own laptops. Restaurants,bars and nightclubs are all within a minutes distance from Chada Hostel.
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The word D in Thai stands for good and is therefore widely used to describe anything which is of high standard. The D Hostel enjoys the perfect location with all the must see attractions walking distance away. The Khao San road, the hub for budget travelers is just a short distance away, and yet a little off the chaos and noise to allow guests a peaceful atmosphere. This is one of the best hostels near Khao san road.
There is a mixed dorm with four beds at 15 USD and one with six beds for approx 13 USD per night. Amenities include, private lockers, reading lights, free breakfast, free WiFi, air-conditioning and daily housekeeping.
The unassuming Suneta Hostel in Khao San offers its guests a special blend of a modern hostel among a traditional old town setting just a minute away from the Khao San road itself. Designed just to cater to backpackers, the varied accommodation consists of cabin and capsule type beds.
Leisure activities include LCD TV, lamp, charging socket, free WiFi and a large lounge for meeting up with fellow travelers. In addition guests can make use of the kitchen which has a fridge, a microwave, tea and coffee maker and ample crockery and cutlery.
This is a budget stay option on Khao San road with an affordable price tag and good facilities. Each room of Rikka Inn is done up in a unique Thai decor that are reminiscent of the country in the 1960 to 1980 period. In close proximity of all the famous attractions and the pulsating nightlife of Bangkok.
Rooms at Rikka Inn are private and compact with twin and double bedded accommodation. Facilities include free WiFi, private bathrooms with hot showers, satellite TV, telephone, refrigerator, safe deposit lockers and complimentary drinking water.
So, this was our pick of top Khao san road hostels in Bangkok. Have you tried any? Do share in comments below.