Hotel Name: Top Hostel Udon Thani.
Address: 35/3 Samphanthamit Road, Udon Thani, Thailand.
I stayed at the Top Hostel Udon Thani in Udon Thani, Thailand. I booked online at the rate of $13.43 USD per night, and I booked it for its price and location in Udon Thani.
This was my first time in Udon Thani, so I wasn’t sure that this was the best area to stay. My main criteria for booking a room was to be near the train station. This is not always a good option, as the stations can sometimes be outside the city centre (such as up the road in Nong Khai). Udon Thani station is in the city, and it happens to be near the best area for visitors.
Top Hostel Udon Thani is on Samphanthamit Road, which is the main bar street of Udon Thani. As a non-drinker I might have had second thoughts if I knew that before booking, but it’s not a particularly noisy street. Agoda also lists the hotel as “Samphanthamit Road, A.Muang, Shopping Center, Udon Thani”. I don’t know if “Shopping Center” is a known nickname, but it is appropriate for this area.
Top Hostel Udon Thani is more of a guesthouse or budget hotel than hostel. It’s not a hostel in the traditional sense with dorm rooms and backpackers.
The staff were friendly, and after checking in I was shown to my room.
I room I booked was a “Standard Double Bed”, which was a spacious room with a private bathroom.
The bed was comfortable and the room had air-conditioning. There is free wifi here, and I had a good reception in my room.
The bathroom was the classic minimum standard bathroom that you find in Thailand guesthouses. Everything was clean and in working order.
There is a little balcony, mainly for laundry purposes and letting light into the room.
This is a party street, but thankfully the guests were respectful when I was here. Hopefully they don’t have to point to the sign too often.
There was no breakfast service when I was here, so I went out foraging for food. This street is lined with pubs serving English/Irish breakfasts (if that is your thing).
This street is around the corner from the Central Plaza mall, which is a large mall group of Thailand that are in all the big cities. Near the train station there is a night market, and there is another big food court near the station.
There is a minivan station at Central Plaza, and there are fixed-price tuk-tuks in front of the train station, so that is a good place to get a ride to the airport.
Here is my trip report for Udon Thani.