I was staying in Sukhothai for two nights so decided the hostel right next to the bus station was a good choice. WRONG! The owner was all smiles at first, but then told us the room we asked for was not available. Extra 50baht per night. We get to our room and as soon as I sit down on the bed, I can feel that it us really just a large brick in disguise. No cushion, no comfort. That's when I noticed all of the ants in room as well. I tried to get rid of them but there was always a steady stream coming in. For shower time, I was surprised to see that there was not even a hot water heater in the bathroom, so it was a few cold showers.
Putting all that aside and going out for the night, I borrowed a complementary bike for the night. Good thing the owner sent me down a back road with no lights on a bike with no brakes... I hadn't felt that sense of Thai adventure in a few days.
Moving past that, I rented a motorbike the next day for 200 baht, which was convenient, but when I asked if I could keep it for just one extra hour past the 24 hour mark he said that he absolutely needed it back by 9am or he would charge me 50 baht extra. Fast forward 24 hours when I return it on time and ask the owners wife if the gas was filled up enough and she says yes. As I am handing back the keys to my room the guy congress it and starts telling at me that it is not filled up enough so says with 15 minutes until my bus leaves, that I need to go fill it up. (When I was at the gas station they would not full it to the top as high as he was saying it should be to.) He threatens to call the police. I told him to go ahead.
One last thing, if all of that doesn't turn you off from staying here, as I went to leave my room on the second morning, I was surprised to find out that I was locked in. Somebody had slid the lock so that I could not get out and was banging on the door until somebody came.
I have been in Thailand for six months now and have never seen such disrespect or hostility from a Thai person. Bottom line: do not stay here.
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