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HI-Sukhumvit
Ranked #203 of 1,189 Speciality Lodging in Bangkok
Hereford, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“There Is Air-Con but...”
Reviewed 20 April 2013

Location: Excellent. About 200m from Thong Lo Station, a Post Office is round the corner and just outside the door is one of the most famous street-food streets in the city (Must tries inc. chicken satays, crispy pork and rice and mango and sweet sticky rice)

Breakfast: Included. Usual hostel offerings of cereals, toast and hot drinks.

Pros:
+ Good wifi throughout (Inc access to a couple of PCs)
+ Dorm room beds have curtains around them, a personal light and hooks.
+ Good options for long term luggage storage.

Cons:
- The rooms have air-con but its switched off centrally from 11:00-18:00. Even when it's 35°c+ outside!
- Some room may be up quite a few flights of stairs if that is an issue for you.
- Quite a lot of mosquitos about and no mesh on any windows.

Would I recommend to friends: Yes for the street food. No for the air-con.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2013

Two things I loved about the location:

1. Extremely short walk to the skytrain
2. Located off a food market street!

Hostel itself was decent. There were lockers outside the rooms, where you need a lock, and I found it was hard to find a spare one. Bathrooms were clean, had no problem with the beds. It's not a fancy hostel, but the location more than makes up for it,I think (but I'm always hungry and don't like walking in Bangkok, so a little biased)

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
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Vancouver, Canada
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31 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2013

Rooms were a decent size, bath room and rooms we always very clean, day time staff was friendly and helpful however the night staff during our stay was unhelpful and unfriendly. We learned to save our questions for the day time staff. Location is OK, there is a food market on the street at night, great for the authentic Thai dining experience, and the hotel is walking distance to the MBT (sky train).

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2013

The location in Sukhumvit is really excellent. You are right beside the skytrain and can get a taxi to the main tourist parts. Taxis are relatively cheap, even though traffic is very busy. There are food stalls on the same street as the hostel every night. You can also get cheap fruit shakes. You are also very close to Terminal 21 which has a brilliant food court and supermarket. We stayed here twice, at the beginning and end of our trip to Bangkok. It is close to the bus station which takes you to Koh Chang and Koh Samet. We stayed in a double room with our own shower room. It was good for what we needed.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 16 January 2013

After four month travelling we stayed here for our last 3 days. For sure it was our most overpriced bad accomodation we stayed. Payed about 35usd and had a bed which is hard as the floor. In front of the window a loud fan. A lamp and four walls, this is the whole room. We asked the stuff to change room, they were not interessted and told us, "there is no more.." (but we saw a few doors open with emty doublerooms), Breakfast ok. location is far from the center. Terrible value!

Room Tip: dont go here at all!
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Valenciennes, France
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Reviewed 16 January 2013

Dormitory is expensive for this quality and for a youth hostel.
The room was very small and hot with just a fan.
The mattress was hard.
The street is far away from the city life.
Despite the common were pleasant. The balcony is a good place to meet other travellers.

Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2013

We stayed one night here in order to get an early bus the next morning from Ekkamai terminal. It was a great choice. The use of swipecards and the friendly front desk made it feel safe and the communal areas were all welcoming. Little touches like the baskets with items free to use that you might have forgotten or run out of, such as sun lotion, were thoughftul. Recommended!

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: HI-Sukhumvit
Address: Soi Sukhumvit 38 | Phra Khanong, Khlong Toei, Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Bangkok
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Ranked #203 of 1,189 Speciality Lodging in Bangkok
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — HI-Sukhumvit 2*
Number of rooms: 22
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