cushy dorms right off Khao San
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Sporting a stylish design, cushy dorms and helpful staff, Nitan Hostel is one of the lone true hostels found within steps of Khao San Road .
Set down an easy-to-miss bowling alley that cuts south from the east side of Khao San Road, the small two-floor hostel greets you with an outsize chaise longue and streamlined wooden floors in a common room that doubles as reception. At the back stretches a long communal board and kitchenette where you can use a microwave or make a pot of coffee bean and munch on the absolve cookies and snacks.
Relax here. Photo: David Luekens
just beyond the kitchenette is where you ’ ll find the shared bathrooms with brush concrete sinks and mosaic-tile walls in a blue-and-white pallette that extends into much of the hostel. The facilities are divided by sex and clean exhibitor stalls include rain showerheads with soap and shampoo provided. The disadvantage is how the bathrooms are situated on the labor deck, meaning that you ’ ll have to navigate a spiral stairway when nature calls at night. The vigorously designed 10-bed interracial dormitory features comfy mattresses on bunks set up length-wise, each with an electric mercantile establishment, reading lamp and privacy curtain. wooden dividers ensure that you won ’ metric ton have to look at your neighbor feet or head, and small lockers are provided inside the board.
While the standard mix dormitory is a set more invite than your average dormitory, you could spend 50 baht extra for a 10-bed “ deluxe ” edition with slenderly more space and lockers stowed within each bunk bed. There ’ s besides a four-bed dormitory for women who prefer to avoid the mix gender rooms. The rooms are immaculate, with newish air-con units and linens changed daily. Watch your step late of the evening. Photo: David Luekens
oversee by staffers who speak clear English and were very polite when we popped in anonymously, the hostel has a cosy vibration that ’ mho conducive to low-key conversation but not a lot else—the web site explicitly states : “ we are not party hostel. ” Of naturally, you could constantly let loose on Khao San and equitable come rear here to sleep.
Nitan does not offer private rooms and the dorms much fill up in advance. We ’ ve never quite understood the “ lavishness dormitory ” craze in an area where you can even find private air-con rooms with shared bathrooms for less than 500 baht, at places like Honey Place and Lamphu House. But Nitan is surely a quality choice if you don ’ thymine judgment shelling out this kind of cash for a dormitory. If Nitan is full, you could keep walking away from Khao San and then turn right on Trok Mayom, which leads to simpler but besides scavenge dorms for 400 baht at Laksameenarai Guesthouse. Otherwise you could venture north of Khao San to find loads more choices. Suneta Hostel is a like option with comfortable pod-style dorms ; Khaosan Immjai besides offers quilt with a homely vibration ; and Mad Monkey is a better option if you ’ re looking to party on site .
Contact details for Nitan Hostel
Address: 190/9-10 Khao San Rd, Bangkok
T: ( 095 ) 498 1441 ;
Email: information @ nitanhostel.com
Web: hypertext transfer protocol : //www.nitanhostel.com/
Coordinates (for GPS): 100º29’48.9 ” einsteinium, 13º45’31.93 ” N
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Room rates: Under 600B