Arriving at the location is extremely challenging for any taxi driver and the surroundings are disconcerting, the sewer nearby and stray dogs make you feel uncomfortable. Getting out, no taxi wishes to pick up at the location.
The interior itself is amable but looking closely, the cleanness is more than questionable. People will be sleeping in the common areas and though the decor is modern the area is depressing. At the time of my stay there was construction on the common area and pieces of metal and materials were all around. No warning from the hostel staff.The laundry room is the same as the spot the unisex toilets and it smells, making it very hard to stand but its the giant roaches creeping trough the floor and even in the hallways what added to the bad experience.
Dinner was not easy task either, the receptions suggested a 20 minute walk to the closest fast food restaurants or a delivery call which she wasn't willing to help with. Luckily I bumped into the night market an 8 minute walk out of the labyrinth where this hostel is located and was able to buy some fruits.
There are plenty of maps and brochures with helpful info for you to pick up, however the staff was indifferent (perhaps there are others more friendly) and seemed annoyed with any questions.
The female dorms are 4 flights of stairs up and there is no lift, so traveling with heavy bags is challenging and no one will offer to help.Getting out as I mentioned earlier was as difficult as getting in, the manager first unwilling to help later took pity on me as she saw my big suitcase and sent a motorbike to fetch a taxi, a deed which i was charged for with out warning but i happily paid for since I count wait to leave this place.
I went for the experience, and while yo can't beat this deal, you certainly get what you pay for and less. If you don't mind scary streets, large bugs, smells and intimidating surroundings, this place will do. But Id say its not worth the hassle.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A brand new De Talak is close to heart of city, just only you stirring with new experience you will be checking in most inspire place all around city. Place that you can mix and meet new adventure of your own. We’re only five minute walk to BRT (Bangkok’s subway), not only but also you can wake up and enjoy whole sale fresh market in town. Klongtoei is the huge unique here, where all the good food begin. Chaotic morning Life is start early bird here we bet you will love Bangkok in your ways. ... more less
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