Udee Bangkok Hostel was the first of four places we stayed on our vacation to Thailand and Cambodia, and it was absolutely lovely. A short walk from Chatuchak Market, incredibly friendly hosts, excellent help with finding transportation, you really can’t ask for more. While I like hotels and the whole luxury experience, I definitely love the laid back, homier feeling good hostels tend to have, and Udee was no disappointment.
Bed: We stayed in a Triple Standard Room which had a bunk bed and a single bed. Everything was clean and comfortable. The mattress was not stiff nor the pillow flat.
Bathroom: The shower is not separate from the rest of the bathroom, so everything will drain right into your floor. My bathroom in Korea is like this, so I’m used to it, but it might be a surprise if you’re not! Also you must throw your toilet paper into a trash can. You can’t flush it.
Other Amenities: The rooms come with linens, free towels, and have air conditioning. There is also breakfast (sandwiches, cereal, tea) each morning from 6:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Also you can find a TON of information all over the man area of the hostel in regards to what you want to see and do, and the front desk can also help with details. Lauren and I actually did yoga up on the rooftop terrace one morning as well. There’s also Wi-Fi, and if you need to use the computer. it’s coin operated (like for online banking… *cough*). If you want there’s also a coin operated laundry machine, but since we were only there for two nights, we didn’t need to use it.
Host: Very friendly! The front desk was incredibly accommodating to all our weird timings.
Location: Very near the Chatuchak Market. The front desk can also help you figure out where to go whether by local bus or taxi. Our taxi ride home from Khao San Road cost about 80 Thai Baht ($2.25).
Price: For the Triple Single Standard, it will cost you about $17 a night per person.
Overall Rating: 9/10 (I’ll never get over throwing my toilet paper into a trash can no matter how often I do it across the world, sorry! If you can, then make it a 10/10)
Words and Photographs by Samantha