hostels in bangkok

10 Best Hostels in Bangkok for Solo Travelers, Party & Chill in 2023

Thailand’s wonderful capital Bangkok, officially known also Krung Thep, is also called the City of angels. 

Indeed, this ancient city is a paradise for all tourists – high-end as well as budget travelers or backpackers. For most of those travelers, Bangkok is an entry gate before traveling through Asia and heading on their backpacking adventure.

In recent years, the exchange rate of the Thai Baht has risen against major world currencies. For example, one American Dollar fetches just about 32 Thai Baht. A few years earlier, a US Dollar traded for as much as 40 Thai Baht.

As a result, exploring Bangkok can prove somewhat expensive nowadays. Every avid traveler knows that airfares and accommodation constitute the bulk of expenses in a foreign land. Thanks to budget airlines and excellent hostels available in Bangkok, exploring the splendors of the Thai capital can be done for cheap.

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NapPark Hostel @ Khao San

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NapPark is definitely one of the best hostels not only in Bangkok but also in the whole of Thailand. Since 2011, it has won multiple Hoscars, such as the Best Rated Hostel in Asia, Country Winner Thailand, or the Most Popular Hostel Bangkok. And it’s not hard to tell why.

Nestled under a 150-year-old tamarind tree and just two streets away from the Khao San Road, NapPark is a peaceful home base to explore the city. All the attractions, such as the National Museum, the Grand Palace, and Wat Pho, are within a walking distance. This hostel is also a great place to stay for anyone transiting Bangkok.

Each bed comes with a locker, linen, a towel, and a duvet. There is also a luggage room, washroom, and a garden to chill. What’s more, the reception is at your service 24 hours a day and they are known to be very friendly.

Note that NapPark isn’t a party hostel and teenagers aged 13-16 years can stay there too if they come with their parents.

Lub D Bangkok Siam Hostel

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Set in the heart of the action in Siam Square’s shopping district, this is the hostel for travelers with a sense of adventure and a craving for the city’s most vibrant energy. Some of the city’s best shopping, food, and tourist attractions are literally on the hostel’s doorstep. Lub D Bangkok Siam is conveniently located next door to the Skytrain as well, so all the city’s markets, cultural centers, temples, and major transport hubs are easily accessible. There is always a fresh experience waiting.

A common room provides comfy bean-bag chairs and movies where visitors can kick back and chill with new friends. The Right Bar sells snacks, drinks, and breakfast which guests can enjoy in the common room, lobby, or courtyard.

This hostel offers more than a perfect location. It offers all the comforts and options weary travelers need after a busy day in Bangkok. Guests can choose between mixed dorms, a ladies-only dorm, and several types of private rooms with shared or en suite bathrooms. Whether guests choose a private room or a dorm, they’re equipped with everything they need for a restful stay. Each bunk has its own power socket, reading light, towel rack, and shelf. Best of all, each bunk has its own locker, though guests need to bring their own padlocks.

Traveler Reviews:

  • “Nicest and most helpful staff I’ve ever seen!”
  • “Clean, orderly, and comfortable accommodations.”
  • “Staff go above and beyond to ensure you have a great stay.”
  • “Super convenient location! The best in Bangkok!”

Everyday Bangkok Hostel

everyday Bangkok hostel

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This ranks first among the 10 best hostels in Bangkok for backpackers. Firstly, it is located in the Silom district of the Thai capital and is easily accessible by BTS (from Saladaeng station) and Mass Rail Transit (from Samyaen station) from other parts of the city.

Additionally, Sap Road, on which this hostel is located, is near Surawon Road and Si Phraya Road. These roads are famous for street-side shops selling handicrafts, inexpensive readymade garments, and myriad other stuff ranging from traditional herbs and spices to clones of expensive watches. Currency exchanges and ATMs are located nearby.

HERE Hostel Bangkok

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Here Hostel is a lovely place to stay in Bangkok! Ideal for all types of backpackers, travelers, or digital nomads who are looking for n.1 hostel in Bangkok. The vibe is super friendly and relaxing but also satisfying for those party souls who are looking to get wild in Bangkok.

The location of the hostel is amazing, it’s only a 5-10 minutes walking distance from the so-called “Backpackers paradise” or as might know, Khao San Road which is full of parties and great nightlife. The hostel organizes there super fun walking tours with all the guests which are ideal for solo travelers to make friends and hang out / party hard. The area has also some amazing restaurants which you should definitely try, just ask the reception for great local tips.

What else? They have amazing beds which are kind of capsule-style and give you great rest and comfort. Every private or dormitory room comes with an AC which it’s super handy in Thailand. You can use FREE wifi, toiletries, towels, and very well-rated INCLUDED BREAKFAST which is served till 10 am. For late afternoon flights or departures, they also have FREE luggage service available. Here hostel comes with everything you expect from 9.1/10 reviewed & very well-experienced hostel. Book now, before it gets sold out (it usually does).


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Express is a very modern hostel for backpackers and offers excellent value for money with its comfortable rooms, convenient location, and excellent service. Tourist attractions such as Patpong, which comes abuzz with nightlife daily, and Sukhumvit are located within a proximity of three to five kilometers from this hostel.

Express is located in the Sathorn area of Bangkok. This is one of the business districts of the Thai capital. Hence, you will be amazed at the modernity of the area during the day, when it comes abuzz with office-goers and large stores, and restaurants.

At night, the area almost magically becomes a tourist paradise where you can buy fresh, grilled fish and other Thai delicacies at stalls and indulge in very cheap shopping.

Vivit Hostel

Vivit Hostel Bangkok

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Since 2016, Vivit Hostel has emerged among the topmost backpackers converging in Bangkok. It is located in the Pra Nakhon area of the city. Several tourist attractions such as the Temple of the Giant Swing  Wat Sutawat, Bangkok City Pillar, Grand Palace, and Temple of Emerald Buddha are located within walking distance.

Extremely comfortable rooms and amenities offered at Vivit Hostel give you value for money. The building housing Vivit Hostel is a monument in itself. The premises were built in the Anglo-French colonial era as well as in Thai architecture.

Ideal for exploring the gastronomic delights of Thailand, since streets nearby are lined with food stalls every evening.

Natee Hostel

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Any backpacker who loves shopping for collectibles to take back home will fall in love with Natee Hostel. Located in the Pathumwan district of Bangkok, Natee Hostel is also near several major tourist attractions.

Shoppers can walk to the nearby Pratunam market which houses a large, multi-story market that sells everything from inexpensive readymade garments, fashion jewelry, spices, original Thai home-brewed liquor, and toys as well as excellent local handicrafts.

Natee Hostel features rooms for single guests as well as groups. All rooms are well furnished and comfortable.

The Quarter Poshtel & Coworking Space

The Quarter Bangkok Poshtel & Coworking


Another best hostel in Bangkok for backpackers is The Quarter Poshtel & Coworking Space located in the Pathumwan district of the city. It offers a few extra facilities such as air-conditioned accommodation, free parking for motorcycles and cars as well as toiletries, depending upon the type of room you choose.

You can taste excellent Thai cuisine at roadside stalls located within a couple of minutes’ walking distance from the hostel. Additionally, stalls selling exquisite handicrafts of Thailand, inexpensive readymade garments, and other local stuff are all within a 500-meter radius.

Playground Hostel


Backpackers interested in exploring the rich culture, heritage, and traditions of Thailand will find Playground Hostel an excellent place to start their journey. Bangkok’s biggest tourist attractions, the Grand Palace and the Temple of Emerald Buddha are located within three kilometers of this hostel.

En route, you can also visit the scenic and bustling flower market of Bangkok which operates for about three hours every morning. Playground Hostel is located in the Thonburi area and easily accessible from Suvarnabhumi International Airport.

A distinct advantage of staying at this hostel is, you can enjoy the nearby nightlife to the fullest without spending on cabs or venturing into distant districts of the city.

Niras Bankoc Cultural Hostel


As the name of this hostel rightly denotes, Niras Bankoc is the right place for backpackers who wish to explore the rich heritage and culture of Thailand. In stark contrast with other backpacker hostels in Bangkok, the Niras Bankoc is more sedate and offers you an excellent opportunity to relax.

The Temple of Emerald Buddha, Grand Palace, Wat Pho, and Flower Market are all located nearby. Additionally, the Phra Nakhon area is home to several Buddhist and Hindu shrines, small and large. Some of these are intricately designed and date back several centuries. It is common to see groups of Buddhist monks posing with foreign tourists for pictures outside some of these shrines.

You can also invite one for lunch to learn more about Thai culture and tradition as well as gain insights into the Buddhist way of life. At night, the area near Niras Bankoc comes alive with food stalls and pavement vendors selling an assortment of interesting stuff.