When I was getting ready to leave Korea there was a lot to take care of. Once I sorted out all my tasks and prepared for my trip back home to America I really started to get excited about my backpacking trip through South East Asia. After a whirlwind trip back to the states, I arrived to my first destination: Bangkok, Thailand. I arrived at Lub D Hostel Silom bright-eyed and bushy tailed, eager to explore this wild city I’d heard so much about.
I was immediately impressed when I stepped foot into the building. The clean, well-designed space was not only welcoming but offered a friendly and lively atmosphere that one would expect from a hostel. The main floor of Lub D Hostel Silom includes a full-service bar as well as a concierge and an on-site booking facility should visitors want to explore nearby towns and/or attractions with ease.
The hostel also includes air conditioning throughout the building, free WiFi, cheap laundry services, a TV room, computers and a book exchange center for any fellow bookworms. They host daily activities too, which is great for socializing.
Located in the Silom neighborhood just about 10-15 minutes outside of the hustle and bustle of Bangkok’s city center, this hostel is perfect for those interested in meeting people and having a good time but still being able to catch some sleep at the end of the night. There weren’t any late night parties and most of the guests seemed to turn in at a reasonable time which was refreshing.
How is the accommodation at Lub D Hostel Silom?
Visitors have a choice between four types of room: a mixed dormitory (8 people), a ladies dormitory (6 to 10 people), a railway twin room (private, 1 bunkbed) and a double room (private, queen-size bed). Each bed is comes equipped with a shelf, two power outlets and a wall lamp. In the dorm rooms, each person will be assigned a locker for storage, though I recommend travelers bring their own padlock for extra security as well. Each of the rooms are cleaned every day; the sheets are crisp and beds are comfortable.
The bathroom facilities at Lub D Hostel Silom are particularly impressive. First of all, the showers have excellent water pressure and the water is HOT! If you choose to stay in the women’s-only dorm room, the bathroom is sectioned off from the rest if you’re interested in a bit more privacy or preference.
What are the pros and cons of Lub D Hostel Silom?
PROS: As I mentioned previously, Lub D Hostel Silom is an energetic atmosphere by day and a relaxing, chilled out mood in the evening. While a good party is fun on the occasion, I still need to get rest. I definitely consider this aspect to be a major advantage and I would definitely recommend it to like-minded travelers.
The hostel offers a breakfast set for a low charge for those interested. For just 80 baht, visitors can get a coffee, toast, cereal and fruit which is an amazing deal. Once the sun sets, backpackers bond over cheap beers during the daily happy hour deals. We were able to get large beers for just 80 baht each and smaller beers were available for 50 baht a piece. This happy hour special was a great opportunity to meet other people staying at Lub D Hostel Silom and enabled James and I to meet a lot of like-minded and chilled out travelers.
CONS: The hostel advertises that there is bi-weekly beer pong games, but I didn’t come across this despite the fact I stayed there on the two nights it was advertised. This didn’t affect my stay whatsoever, but I think it’s something that should be noted.
While the facilities and accommodation are awesome, I will say that the free WiFi was a bit on the slower side. It disconnected randomly from time to time which was only a minor inconvenience. This may not be an issue for everyone and it’s certainly not the hostel’s fault as I realize that living in Seoul, Korea, for 2 years spoiled me with its impeccable internet connections across the nation.
Another issue I had is that the rooms are incredibly dark. It wasn’t a terrible thing as it was mainly just a space to sleep, but it felt a bit grim at times.
The staff at Lub D Hostel Silom is absolutely incredible and extremely helpful at all times. They were able and willing to help with information as far as what to do and see and truly were wonderful. The manager Simon told me that they strive to work as a family-oriented team, which is something that I think is unique and shows how much they care about the hostel’s visitors as well as one another.
Overall I highly recommend anyone traveling through Bangkok to stay at Lub D Hostel Silom. The atmosphere, professionalism of the staff and cleanliness certainly made my stay an enjoyable experience. If you have any booking inquiries, be sure to use the live chat feature offered on the hostel’s home page – just another reason this place is so great!
Thank you to the wonderful staff at Lub D Hostel Silom for hosting me. As always, all opinions are my own.