If you've not seen the film "The Beach" starring Leonardo DiCaprio then you have to watch it before arriving in Thailand! Anyway the single rooms with shared bathroom at this hostel are exactly like the ones at the start of the movie when he's in Bangkok. But smaller. Good to meet people though as I got the impression that the corridor and balcony can be a pretty social area. I stayed one night in this room before moving to a larger private room. This was much better and well worth the extra money in my opinion. A very large double bed, a lot of room space and hot water all the time. The food was ok in the restaurant downstairs but nothing special (I only had breakfast there). The staff are not very friendly. It's in a fantastic location at the bottom of Rambuttri Street which is like Khao San Roads little brother but much nicer in my opinion. My only moan would be having to pay for the wifi, for most people this is an essential item and you end up buying it everyday so should just add a little onto the room cost and provide for free like everywhere else.
- Also Known As:
- New Merry v Guesthouse Hotel Bangkok