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The City@Fifty Hostel
Ranked #769 of 1,186 Speciality Lodging in Bangkok
Makati, Philippines
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“Good rooms but could improve on their service”
Reviewed 1 May 2012

The hostel is a bit hard to find since it was along the residence areas. It was also a very long walk from BST On-nut Station. But thanks to the kind people whom we asked, we were able to reach it.

We arrived at the hostel around 8AM hoping we could leave our stuffs and officially start our tour. But there was no one there when we arrived. We had to wait outside for about 30 minutes before we got the idea of calling the number in the note through a payphone located at the corner of the block. We had to wait for about 15 minutes before someone came and opened the door for us. Though we were disappointed, we did not let this ruin our vacation. It's a good thing the rooms are clean. Though we had problems with the cleanliness of the toilets.

Since we leave the hostel very early and arrive late, it was an advantage that they provide access cards to the main door. Though we can enter the hostel without a receptionist, it would have been better if there was someone there who we can ask for tips and directions on how to get from one place to another. Hope they can improve on this.

They provided us blankets which we did not use in our first night because we thought those were towels. It turned out those were blankets and the note they had in our room was to warn guests not to use the blankets as towels. ^_^

We only got the chance to ride their "shuttle" on our first day there since the receptionist was there. After that, we did not see the "shuttle" anymore.

We also appreciate the fact that the receptionist waited for us to pick up our stuff on our last day since we left our stuff at the reception area and came back around 8Pm to pick them up (although she said that she was already working overtime).

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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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The main problem with this hotel is its location. It is a 20/30 minute walk from the station which in the heat if you have bags is pretty far so a better option is a motorbike-taxi ride. The metro station is itself is maybe 8 or 9 stops from the centre of Bangkok. The hotel provides a golf buggy lift oneway to the station for an hour or two (can't quite remember) in the morning and also in the afternoon, otherwise you need to walk to the station as there are no motorbike taxis waiting at the hotel (unsure whether they could call some for you). Taxis are a little reluctant to go out there from the centre as well. One morning we were there the buggy was not available which was irritating.

Apart from that it is a nice place. We paid for a triple room, with the assumption that the odds were the remaining bed would remain empty. Very clean room, clean shared toilets and showers. TV area in reception where you can watch dvds. Staff pretty friendly and helpful. If we went back to Bangkok though, we would probably stay somewhere more convenient for trips to the centre as I don't think it is cheap enough to warrant the "commute".

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: The City@Fifty Hostel
Address: 1150/11 Soi Sukhumvit 50, Soi RoemCharoen , Premruethai Village Soi 6 | Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110, Thailand (Formerly Madee Hostel)
Region: Thailand > Bangkok
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #769 of 1,186 Speciality Lodging in Bangkok
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — The City@Fifty Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Madee is residential place designed in a modern style for backpackers and budget travelers. ... more   less 
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