When staying at a hostel one holds certain expectations. We realize we are in shared space and that means, well, sharing space. Along with that comes some extra noise, some messiness from your neighbor… you know… roommate sort of things. We have no complaints for these either, humans take up space, move about, and need to live, it’s just par for the course. But every so often we come across a hostel that blows our expectations out of the water. We call these our “Diamond in the Rough” hostels, because let’s face it – it’s rough to be a hostel, you can only control so much before it’s up to your guests to treat each other courteously.
This leads us to the Lamurr Sukhumvit Hostel in Bangkok. This place happens to be a “Diamond in the Rough” hostel.
Located in one of the busiest tourist sections of Bangkok the hostel is so easy to get to off the public transportation system, and even by foot in some cases. We were able to find our way straight to the hostel from the airport on the train system without any help!
Coming in from the bustling and grimy streets of Bangkok, we were not expecting to find such a clean, well kept and welcoming space.
The minimalist design was so relaxing after our days in the city were filled with sensory overload.
Each bunk was built into it’s own compartment with it’s own light, outlets, desk, locker and a curtain – so it really didn’t feel much like a hostel at all. Also the compartments made sleeping much quieter, you could barely hear your neighbor at all.
Even the shared bathrooms were immaculately kept clean.
The 24 Hour hostel staff were also amazing. They spoke a handful of languages including English, provided us with maps, and gave us so many great recommendations for things – including how best to plan out our days!
If you’re looking for an affordable place to stay in Bangkok by yourself or with a group, this is our outstanding recommendation!
And in case you needed one more reason… there is a massage parlor directly across the street. Enjoy!
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