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Siam Journey Guesthouse
Ranked #82 of 1,158 Speciality Lodging in Bangkok
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Paris, France
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57 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014

I didn't actually get to stay here but I couldn't be happier with the customer service offered by this hostel. Not only do you get an email from their staff immediately after booking, but they even have a video with directions on how to get there from the train station. Great people, great service. I have heard nothing but amazing things about this hostel!

They are right next to the airport link so perfect for budget travelers.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2014

I stayed here for three nights. I stayed in both the four bed dorm and the 10 bed dorm. I'd go with the 10, there is more overall space. The 4 bed had a lower ceiling and is farther from the bathroom, which is on the first floor. The lockers are outside the room and are a good size for valuables but not for your packs. There is little space to put your packs in either dorm but that's pretty par for SE Asia hostels. My biggest complaint about this place is the directions, they are just wrong and outdated. I used hostel world to book and they are wrong on the website. The hostel will send you a pdf with a map and "directions" but you can't read the map, and there are no walking directions on it. They are more for if you take a taxi. The address is not listed in English on this sheet either, only is Thai. I fully intend to write up accurate directions and email them to them. I think they would save themselves a lot of trouble if they put up accurate directions. Guests arrived frazzled and angry and that can easily be avoided. They say call if you get lost but to be honest, someone is not always there to pick up the phone.
The neighborhood is cool and the BTS (skytrain) is very close and convenient. It's a very socia place and someone is always doing something that you can join in. The pictures on this site and on hostelworld are a little outdated. They look like they were taken when they first opened and didn't have anything on the walls. It seems most of their internet items need to be updated.
This is a good place if you are trying to get a different perspective from the normal backpacker scene in Bangkok.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2014 via mobile

Stayed here just before leaving Thailand after a few months traveling. Was in a great location for the airport link(so ideal for coming to or going from Bangkok, it was a 5 min walk from Phaya Thai station) and the MBK shopping center. The staff were excellent, they went out of their way to look up anything I asked about and steered me right on where to go in Bangkok, how much it would cost to get there and everything in between. Found the atmosphere very friendly and would definitely stay there again.

Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2014

The staff was very friendly and helpful, the location is great. The rooms are rather small, but very clean. It's a great place to meet new people, or to find out more about Bangkok by receiving or sharing helpful tips.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Keman P
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paknampran
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65 reviews
31 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2014

I have to admit that the room was clean and not expensive. But since it was my fourth time in a hostel in Bangkok I know what to expect. And this one was nothing special. Neither the location nor the bed or the service was outstanding.
But honestly it wasn't bad and I don't wan't to harm them with an insincere review. That is why I rated it 4*.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Berlin, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013

The staff was great, very helpful and friendly. They make the hostel environment just perfect to meet new people and make you feel like at home. They take you to real thai restaurants and resolve all your doubts. The room and baths were really clean.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Thank GuillermoSoler
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Girona, Spain
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2013

I have stayed in this hostel for the first part of my trip to Cambodia and Vietnam while waiting for my visa in Bangkok. I have stayed with these two lovely guys for some time and it was great. The hostel is intimate and with all the comforts you need. It is located into a nice and cosy Thai block. The price is quite cheap and the hostel is clean and it has couches and computer :). Shaun and Geng are really helpful and nice guys and you can definitely have a nice chat with the and the other people from the hostel. Definitely reccommanded.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
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Thank Szandara
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Property: Siam Journey Guesthouse
Address: 164/68 Soi Nom Chit | Phayathai, Bangkok 10400, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Bangkok
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #82 of 1,158 Speciality Lodging in Bangkok
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:1 star — Siam Journey Guesthouse 1*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Siam Journey Guesthouse! Located in a real Thai neighbourhood with amazing street food and a unique atmosphere, Siam Journey hopes to show you a different side to Bangkok than the other more touristy areas in the city. We have 10 bed dorm, 8 bed dorm and 4 bed dorm in a small guesthouse in Bangkok. Your room will have A/C, secured lockers and towels included. We also have free hi-speed wireless internet to make planning your onward trip that bit easier. Our focus is on quality over quantity! We are a small guesthouse so there is a more personal atmosphere where guests and staff get to know each other more than they would in larger places. Our first floor has 2 common areas where you can relax, make new friends and have a great time with us and the other guests. We have card-games (Poker, Uno, Monopoly), and movie nights weekly! We also have a rooftop area for our guests. We would like to make you feel as comfortable staying with us as you would feel in your own home. The guesthouse is located in central Bangkok. It's just a 5 minutes walk from the Airport Rail Link (SRT) and the BTS Sky Train. Easy access to Siam, MBK, Victory monument, pubs and restaurants. Since we are located in central Bangkok, exploring the city and it's numerous attractions is very convenient from Siam Journey. We have well traveled staff who are ready to answer your questions and help you in any way possible. We can give you advice about places to go in Bangkok, how to get there and how to get to the next place on your trip. We take guests out a lot for drinks, food, live music and parties, so there is always something to do here! Come join us in our journey through Siam and all its amazing and wonderful places! ... more   less 
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