I was a solo traveler in Bangkok last June 2013 so I opted for a dormbed just for the experience since I never shared the room with strangers in all my previous trips. All I need is a bed for one night in between flights and I found The Urban Age Hostel in a popular hotel booking website. I was surprised to see the rate below US$10 and after reading the reviews I decided to book in this hostel. The Urban Age Hostel is conveniently located inside a small alley close to the main road. It is also near the BTS and MRT and the infamous bars and night clubs of Patpong. There are so many shopping and dining options around the area. Taxis are available 24/7.
Check in process was swift. Pam, the lady at the reception was very warm, friendly, and helpful. She stored my luggages inside their storage room free of charge since the dorm rooms were at the 6th Floor and there was no lift. I stayed in the mixed dorm sharing the room with some European women traveling in a group. She also helped me do my web check in and print the boarding pass. I just spent a couple of hours on my bed since there was a Filipino guy renting one of the dormbeds next room agreed to show me around Bangkok after his nightduty at the hotel. Unlimited coffee and tea are available free of charge at the reception area. The internet connection was stable and fast. For those without laptop you can use the internet PC at the lobby.
Ok, the toilet and bathroom may not look that clean because this property has seen better days but for the kind of money you are paying I think it is reasonable not to complain at all. I still believe I got excellent value for money and will not hesitate to come back to this hostel on my next trip to Bangkok.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Right in the City, easy access to everything. Minimalist design, maximum hospitality. The Urban Age, stylish guesthouse is the perfect choice for visitors to visit Bangkok city. As it is run by the young and helpful owner, we are sure to make you like home. An oasis of hospitality, it is ready to satisfy the accommodation needs of those traveling for leisure and even business who want to stay in a budget and modern urban guesthouse. We offer clean and safe environment where you can dine or hang out in the area for 24 hours. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Priceline, Agoda, Hotels.com, Ctrip TA, Booking.com, HostelWorld and Traveltool, S.L.U. so you can book your The Urban Age Hostel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- The Urban Age Hotel Bangkok