Hotel Name: Chic Hostel Bangkok
Address: 23/48-51 Soi Sukorn, Thaladnoi, Samphanthawong, Bangkok, Thailand.
I stayed at the Chic Hostel Bangkok in Bangkok. I picked it for its location near Hua Lamphong Station, which I have listed as one of my preferred areas to stay in Bangkok. The rate was 560 THB ($17.60 USD) for a private room with shared bathroom. This is a cheap rate for a private room in Bangkok.
The hostel is just opposite the station across the canal. This canal forms the boundary to the old city area, and it’s also the gateway to Chinatown. It’s also near the MRT blue line, so it has a lot going for it in terms of location.
The hostel is in a big building on the road facing the canal. Coming from the metro/train station you can’t miss it.
My room was big enough for a single bed and space on the side. I just wanted a cheap private room so this was suffice. The window faced out onto the street along the canal. The bed was comfortable and the room was air conditioned so it ticked all the basic needs of a budget room.
The shared bathroom are spacious and they were kept in clean condition throughout my stay.
The hostel also has an indoor pool, one floor above reception.
There is a breakfast service which is served at the Prime Hotel next door. You are given breakfast tickets when you check in and you present them there. The breakfast buffet has a good selection of the usual western favourites.
And to give you an idea of how close the hostel and hotel are to Hua Lamphong Station, here is the breakfast view.
There is free wifi at the hostel, and I had no problem with the connection in my room.
From the hostel it’s a 10 minute walk from Chinatown Yarowat Road with its amazing night food market. There are also a bunch of traveller cafes opposite the train station, and from the metro it’s 10 minutes to Asok Station on Sukhumvit Road.