The hostel is very, very clean. I was really impressed by that! It's a massive place, four stories, quite modern looking, and the rooms were spotless and big. If you get booked to stay on the 4th floor, it's a trek up! I stayed in a ten bed mixed dorm, ten bed female dorm, and a twin dorm. All were very nice and roomy.
If you decide to stay here, book ahead and not the day of. They charge $2 more for same day bookings and you won't be able to book on the same day online.
They provided free lockers which was great and free linens. The bathrooms were extremely clean too. The showers knobs were a bit strange to work out in the beginning, but after a few tries, worked perfectly well. Hot water! :)
Free luggage storage which is nice, there are printing services 10 THB a sheet, and free internet. There's a 7-Eleven three blocks away, so convenient. The train station (Chong Nonsi) is only three blocks away, so it was good, but if you get off at the wrong exit, you'll be lost for ages.
Most people haven't heard of the place or know of the location, so it was very difficult to find especially for taxi drivers. They constantly dropped me at in Silom and I had to ask around to find the place. Have the staff write the address of the hostel in Thai for you.
Most of the staff there were friendly, but the female staff were another story. They just seemed miserable and unapproachable. They serve breakfast, basic and the prices were average. Though, you could find cheaper breakfast elsewhere.
There is an information center there, just a guy with a stand. He was helpful to a degree and you can book tours with him. But, better to figure out what you want to do and how many days you want to travel to any locations on your own. He wasn't much help in that sense. Nor, did he know where popular restaurants or bakeries in Bangkok were. Plus, he didn't have a computer on him, so you'll have to find that stuff out yourself. But, he was able to write addresses for me in Thai to give cab drivers which was very helpful.
Friendly staff (just the men)
Free lockers (bring your own lock)
Blow dryers in the bathroom
Free towels (if you stay in a twin or double room)
Location. No one seemed to know where this place was located.
It's not near anything exciting or near many shops or restaurants.
Overall, I would stay elsewhere where there was more happening like shops and restaurants. I liked the hostel, but it was just too far from things. Plus, it was on the more pricey end when it came to hostels. You can find hostels for cheaper, but, I do think they'll lack the cleanliness of this place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The iconic, trend-setting ‘original Lub d’ is still a ‘Bangkok must’ for many who are aware of its deserved reputation. With a downtown location conveniently places in Silom, Bangkok business district, Lub d - Silom is surrounded by a plethora of shops, coffee shops, restaurants, bars and nightclubs. Silom buzzes from early morning until late night. Travellers are connected via the nearby BTS skytrain and the pier for boat rides. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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