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Bansabai Hostelling International
Ranked #575 of 1,419 Speciality Lodging in Bangkok
Reviewed 27 June 2013

Loved it here and will be going back this year.For the price its great. The rooms are nice and the little areas in there like if you want to read or use the internet there is private little areas to do this. The free tea coffee etc is great. Bonus a swimming pool :)

Room Tip: Its quite a distance from downtown patpong and ko san road palace temples etc but taxis are plentyfu...
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 February 2013

We stayed here in December 2012 for three nights. Hostel is very far from everywhere. If you want to go to city you have to go there with taxi and MRT. Hostel staff was friendly. The room was clean and Wi-Fi worked well and it was free. The swimming pool are was poor. The furnitures was very old and were broken. The images of the website looks great but the reality is something else.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 December 2012

A bit far from everywhere, transportation in a little problem.
The room where i stayed was nice, very good value considering the price.
It has many sitting area, but the best one is the rooftop garden.
The swimming pool is quite small, but that's enough and it's very nice to spend some time there, away from the hectic in bangkok city.
It has free wi-fi in the room.
Really enjoyed my stay at this place, will come back.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 April 2012

This place for me was very nice . i like the best part of this palce is roof top swiming pool . you can enjoy the pool afternoon ,evening ,or at night .
i love the sunset (i use to see many sunset at my city )from roof top ,enjoy drinking beer and swiming .
the place full of many other guest and wifi ,kitchan are availbale .

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 7 January 2012

This is a very nice hostel and reasonably priced. However, travelling back and forth is problematic. You need to get a taxi to town and back, which can add between £10 to £16 per day to the bill, depending on your negotiating skills. Coming back from town can take up to two hours during peak time and many taxis won't do it.
The cafe is not recommended. Not very clean, and continental breakfast is a slice of toast with jam and coffee.
The open air pool on the roof is very nice for an evening dip.
Building 2 is preferable to Building 1.

Room Tip: Building 2 is better
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 20 December 2011

I booked this place by mistake, I meant to book the Baan Sabai which is 5 mins walk from Khoa San Rd where I have stayed before. This place is amazing. 800 bahts a night for two of us. A comfy double room, quiet location, lovely friendly staff. It was a fair distance from Grand Palace etc. At least 30 mins in traffic and 200 bahts each way. The hostel paid for us to get a taxi to the fab Sunday Market. It was a great base away from the chaos. One of the staff even helped us pick our next destination. We stayed here again before we flew home. Even though taxis sometimes struggled to find it or didn't want to drive that far out to take us home, it was so good for the price we wouldn't stay anywhere else. On our last day we caught a few last minute rays of sun on the roof! Very clean pool, great sun trap and sun loungers. I cannot recommend this enough. It is a hostel, so don't expect luxury, but what we got for the price we paid way exceeded our expectations. Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 October 2011

Now, this place is like my home in Bangkok. I think the staff is much better than before. The rooms are clean, pretty spacious, have cable, wifi (usually...some rooms have sketchy connections). The salads are still good. The pool is much nicer than you would expect for a hotel like this.
As usual, it is a bit of a pain to get into town, but they have a shuttle and taxis are abundant. Buses are a possibility, too. If you really want to be in the thick of BKK, maybe you should fork out a little more for some place central. But for me, this is easy to access from the airport and quiet and inexpensive. Would recommend it to anyone looking for that.

Room Tip: Of the two buildings, building two is a bit nicer, but not that much. If you really need wifi in you...
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Bansabai Hostelling International

Address: 8 Soi Nak Niwat 53, 71 Lat Phrao Rd, Bangkok 10230, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Bangkok
Amenities:
Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #575 of 1,419 Speciality Lodging in Bangkok
Price Range: £14 - £21 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Bansabai Hostelling International 2*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bansabai hostel offers the definitions of utmost privacy, cleanliness especially comfort meanwhile natural greenery environment are also affordable at 'economical rates'. Modern int'l fittings with Cable TV (HBO, ESPN, etc), personal bathroom, refrigerator and air-con are included in all rooms. Surrounded by tropical verdant residential environment, quite and pollution free. A hub of various food both Local and Int'l food within walking area. Uniquely HI-Bansabai...The Nearest Hostel to Bkk Int'l Airport. ... more   less 
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