This hostel caters for those on a tight budget. Those who aren't should look elsewhere. For only $4-5 more, you can find much nicer accommodation in Bangkok.
I stayed in the 6 bed dorm on the 6th floor and a 2 bed on the 3rd floor. The 6 bed dorm is not nice at all. The pipes drip water when the air conditioner is on. This was right next to my head, which made it difficult to sleep. The bed would also shake and creak when you get in them. Showers are on lower floors and depending on whether or not they occupied you may have to walk down 3 flights of stairs just to take a whizz. The paint job in this room is also ugly and the blanket itched against my skin.
The 2 bed dorm wasn't so bad. However, it is weird to have only one person in it. I could imagine a single girl could get freaked out if she had to share it with a weird guy. The amenities in here were nicer than the 6 bed dorm though.
Finding this hostel takes a bit of a challenge. You can get to it from Silom Soi 6 and 8. These streets aren't really well signed though and I walked past them several times. It is only a 5-10 minute walk from the BTS sky train. The hostel doesn't get any traffic noise from the main road though.
The best thing about this hostel were the staff, which I could not fault. They were always helpful and friendly. Their English was also well-spoken.
I would not stay here again if I come back to Bangkok. The feel of this place is very dated. I imagine it was a good budget option in 1982, but they haven't changed the place since. There are much better hostels in the city for only a few dollars more. This is the place to go if you want to save a little coin. However, the value of other hostels means that you should give this place a miss.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- The Urban Age Hotel Bangkok