If I’d learned anything about Bangkok in my first week here, it was that the city is incredibly lively and unique. Despite the fact that the atmosphere seems to be perpetually firing on all four cylinders, the people live a very relaxed lifestyle which is one of the number one reasons I’ve fallen in love with this place as quickly as I have. There are plenty of hostels to choose from, but I recommend Everday Bangkok Hostel for those looking for a chilled out, quiet place to relax after a day of hustle and bustle of the Thai capital.
Everday Bangkok Hostel is special because it feels like the staff has gone above and beyond making the place feel like a place travelers can call home. They’re super informative and knowledgeable on things to do in Bangkok, which is excellent. As soon as I entered the building my senses were overwhelmed – and in a good way. The colorful ceilings and decor is an open invitation to those walking by and especially those of us staying here. Not only is this hostel affordable, but it’s centrally located right in the heart of Bangkok!
1. THE HOSPITALITY AT EVERYDAY BANGKOK HOSTEL IS AMAZING
On our second night at Everday Bangkok Hostel, we met a traveler from Switzerland who said she had been using the hostel as a storage space for her items when she went on smaller trips throughout the Southeast Asia region. She told me it would have been impossible to bring her entire pack with her while she had been motorbiking through Vietnam, so the staff at Everday Bangkok Hostel let her keep her stuff safely while she explored the neighboring country. If that doesn’t speak volumes for the kindness and hospitality of the staff, I’m not sure what does.
When James and I informed one of the staff members that we were heading out to explore the infamous Khao San Road, she made sure to write down the address for Everday Bangkok Hostel in Thai without us having to ask her. I thought that was such a kind gesture and it certainly came in handy when we were heading back to tuck in for the night.
2. THE ROOMS AT EVERYDAY BANGKOK HOSTEL ARE COMFORTABLE AND COLORFUL
The hostel hosts a ton of travelers; there are a variety of room styles to choose from to accommodate them all. Everday Bangkok Hostel offers a 4 bed mixed dorm, 6 bed mixed dorm, 8 bed mixed dorm, twin beds with a shared bathroom, double beds with a shared bathroom or the exquisite private double bed with ensuite.
James and I were fortunate enough to stay in a colorful double bed with a shared bathroom, located on the fifth floor. After walking about 15 minutes with our packs in the scorching heat, we laughed to ourselves when we learned we were on the fifth floor. The hostel doesn’t have any elevators, but I honestly didn’t have a problem climbing the stairs as I’m trying to work off the weight I gained from my two weeks in America as quickly as possible! It was such a relief once we reached our room and were happy to rest on the large bed for a few minutes before heading back out to explore.
3. EVERYDAY BANGKOK HOSTEL IS IN A GREAT LOCATION
There is so much to discover in this part of Bangkok. Everday Bangkok Hostel is located just a short walk from Samyan MRT Station and is located near popular neighborhoods such as Silom, Patpong, the Si Phraya Pier and the Siam Square Shopping District. James and I decided we wanted to send a few items to New Zealand to cut down a bit on our luggage weight and luckily we were a short walk to a post office located in the shopping center. We stopped for a bite to eat afterward and were able to get some pretty large portions for ~$1.40 USD. Can’t beat it!
We were also happy to discover the hostel is conveniently located near the Wat Hua Lamphong temple, which is extremely popular among locals. One of the most interesting things I saw is a section within the temple grounds in which locals purchased food for cows to eat. I noticed some people praying to cow statues, which was pretty amazing considering the fact cows are one of my favorite animals of all time.
I also noticed an area where people were donating money to put toward coffins, which I thought was a great way to contribute to the local community. Again, I’m not too sure as I’m not that well versed in the religion, but it was a wonderful experience to see everyone so dedicated. The temples were gorgeous and were simply astounding to see with my own eyes. I was so happy to learn that this was such a quick walk from the hostel – we ended up visiting twice!
MAJOR PROS AND CONS OF EVERYDAY BANGKOK HOSTEL
One of my favorite aspects about my stay at Everday Bangkok Hostel was the fact that there are laundry machines on every single floor for an extremely low price. James and I paid the equivalent of $1.10 USD for a huge load! What a great deal – talk about hospitality!
I really loved the fact that the kitchen space had a refrigerator for guests to store our own items. The free coffee, tea and bananas were a major perk as was the hefty menu full of delicious food. We splurged one morning and decided to pay ~$2.50 for a Western-style breakfast. It was definitely filling and worth that extra dent in our daily budget.
I will say one of the biggest downfalls of this hostel is the fact that there’s no free water. In the extremely hot and humid weather, it’s extremely important to stay hydrated so it would have been great to have the ability to refill our personal water bottles rather than pay for water within the facility, albeit at a low price.
Overall, my experience with Everday Bangkok Hostel was wonderful. I would certainly recommend it to anyone looking for a place to rest their head in one of Bangkok’s quieter neighborhoods. Although I was a complimentary guest at the hostel, as always, all opinions are my own.