Clean, spacious and well-designed hostel located in an authentic Bangkok neighbourhood with delicious street food and a buzzing night scene. The fun and free social events and fantastic facilities at Siamaze Hostel will leave you wanting for nothing at this traveller haven that clearly understands the needs of its guests.
Why will this Hostel Siamaze you?
1. Location: Siamaze Hostel is located a little way from the centre of Bangkok, in the bustling neighbourhood of Din Daeng. Whilst this may not be the biggest draw for some, it can be a huge plus for those wanting to get a real taste of Bangkok away from the tourist traps. (Plus, it’s still really easy to get into the city via the nearby MRT (metro) station, Sutthisan, which is a 10-minute walk from the hostel.) During our stay we were able to wander around the local area, eating several meals at the atmospheric Huai Khwang Night Market, enjoying a couple of 200-baht Thai massages and only seeing on average one farang per day (excluding inside the hostel itself). For my tastes, this was perfect! Our stay marked my introduction to Bangkok and the areas we walked to from the hostel (a couple of hours in various directions) were some of my favourite parts of the city (Khao San road, on the other hand, was, for me, a condensed version of hell).
2. Cleanliness: Siamaze Hostel is impeccably clean. The cleaners come round every day at around lunchtime (or post-breakfast snooze time if your body clock is still readjusting). This commitment to cleanliness is visible. We didn’t notice so much as a smudge anywhere. In my case, I’d just flown from India, and this was a pleasant change from grubby hostels I’d stayed in there!
3. Facilities: Aside from the cleanliness, which is a comfort in itself, the rooms are very comfortable, and the hostel itself is complete with excellent facilities. Our room (we stayed in a double deluxe room on the fourth floor) was much larger and more spacious than the private rooms that we’ve stayed in other hostels. (The hostel also has mixed and female only dorms.) All private rooms come equipped with flat-screen TV, safe, air conditioning and an ample balcony. The immaculate bathroom comes stocked with shampoo and shower gel dispensers (as opposed to little sachets). The water pressure is great, as is the temperate control. The Wi-Fi is pleasingly fast. There is a DIY laundry service and various bits and bobs available for to borrow free of charge (kettles, hair-dryers…). There’s also plenty of space to relax in this hostel from the TV-lounge open 24 hours to the outdoor terrace complete with a huge hammock, perfect for lazing about and reading a book.
4. Events and Social Scene: The line up of social events at Siamaze Hostel is extremely impressive! The hostel offers a free BBQ every Friday at 7:30 pm for all guests, a great opportunity for a “meat” and greet (sorry!). On Mondays guests are invited how to learn to make their own Pad Thai in a hostel cooking class. Again, the event and the ingredients are both completely free! There are also regular movie nights.
5. DIY Breakfast: The buffet breakfast is on offer from 7-11 am (whether you’ve been out on the buckets, you’ve got jet-lag, or you’re simply lazy, you can’t help but appreciate a window of opportunity as wide as that!). The spread is generous and includes the option of frying or scrambling yourself an egg or two to accompany your toast (brown or white), fruit, waffles/pancakes and biscuits. Tea, coffee, juice and water are all available. Compared to some other hostels that we’ve stayed in that say that they include free breakfast, this breakfast is varied and plentiful!
- $8 USD for a bed in a mixed dorm.
- $30 USD for a twin or double room.
Address: 90 Soi Ratchadapisek 17, Ratchadapisek Rd., Dindaeng, Din Daeng, 10400 Bangkok, Thailand
In return for reviewing this hostel we received a free stay. The hostel was told in advance that they were not guaranteed a place on this ‘Best Hostels’ list, and the the views expressed in this article are our own.