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There are more hostels in Bangkok than even the likes of Megamind can fathom. It’s unfathomable. Without fathom. Unsurprisingly, it can be a mind-boggling experience deciding which of the cheap hostels in Bangkok is the one for you.

It’s all about saving those dollar dollar bills y’all…
What we’ve done is sent our napping experts to sleep in every corner of Bangkok, to find the magical sweet spot where price, quality of service and atmosphere all overlap. One hell of a venn diagram we’ve got on our hands here ladies and gents.

These slumber palaces will have you pulling up in your mini-bus like…

Regardless of whether you’re as fussy as The Princess & The Pea when it comes to your sleeping conditions, or as go-with-the-flow as they come, this list of hostels will guarantee you wake up on the right side of the bed…

Cheap Hostels In Bangkok – Top 10 Napping Spots

So, without further ado…
These are our Top 10 cheap hostels in Bangkok, based on rave reviews, ratings, and positive backpackers’ experiences from all around the world.
We’re talking about hostels that have that perfect location, dreamy atmosphere, beautiful decorum, great value for your money, and sense of safety. The ones that are built to give you the best Bangkok adventure.
As most travelers tend to gravitate towards Khao San Road, 4 of the top 10 cheap hostels in Bangkok are situated extremely close to this traveler haven. However, for those of you looking to get a bit more of the beaten track, we’ve also uncovered some gems a little bit further out.
Winners winners chicken dinners – The Top 10 Cheap Hostels In Bangkok…

1. Mad Monkey Hostel Hostel (Khao San Road)

Hold the presses, ladies & gentlemen. Christmas has come early to all the lucky travelers that are heading to Bangkok.
The Maddest Monkey around has euphorically swung through the branches of Cambodia, taken on Thai border control, and has set up a new swinging pad in the Thai capital.
Behold the latest (& potentially the greatest – we’ll leave that up to you to decide) Mad Monkey Hostel…
Opening its doors for all on (FILL IN DATE), our new backpacker palace is located just a couple minutes walk from the craziness of Khao San Road.
Feeling peckish? The chefs are raring to fire up the grills and throw everything from local cuisine to international dishes at you.
Feeling thirsty? The kegs are chilled, the cocktail menu is plush and the atmosphere is going to be going bananas. You’re more than welcome to swing by for one of our nightly events or grab a drink and chill by the newly installed outdoor ball.
To top it all off, our staff are more than happy to guide you through your whole Bangkok experience and beyond.
See you soon!

2. NapPark Hostel (Khao San Road)

5 Tani Rd. Taladyod Phranakorn Bangkok – VIEW MAP
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Catching them zzzzzzzzzzzzz’s…
Stylish, unique, and top-rated. The newly renovated NapPark Hostel at Khao San should definitely be on your radar for those looking for a cheap hostel in Bangkok.
It’s an extravagant option that’s perfectly fit for any backpackers traveling on a budget.
Situated right in the heart of the Khao San action, this beautifully decorated slumber palace has a strong Asian influence and is guarded by a 150-year-old tamarind tree.
You will be close to some of the most exciting cultural spots, including Rattanakosin’s “Old City,” where you can marvel at the breathtaking number of temples; including the Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), Wat Arun, The Grand Palace, and Wat Po.
FYI – it pops OFF during Songrkan…

Awarded as the best hostel in Asia in 2011, the hostel has since surged in popularity and is filled with a buzzy atmosphere. NapPark has plenty of swanky dorms, a café, travel agency, library, gift shop, and a laundry room for you dirty dogs.

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3. Nitan Hostel (Khao San Road)

22190/9 ซอย ดำเนินกลางเหนือ Khwaeng Talat Yot, Bangkok – VIEW MAP

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Aye aye captain…
Nitan Hostel is another beauty that’s tucked away down one of the side alleys off the Khao San. A very tranquil and luxurious refuge after stumbling back from the EDM and bottomless buckets of the strip.
The interiors of the hostel are very elegant, and the vibe is much more chilled than the majority of other hostels that are this centrally located. If you’re looking to escape the party, Nitan could well be for you.
The dorms are exquisite. They even sort you out with your own personal curtain for those cheeky Netflix and chill moments.
Culture vultures? The hostel is a short distance from the Grand Palace, Reclining Buddha, and Temple of Dawn.
Late night munchies? Being a hop, skip and a jump from the Khao San Road means there’s no shortage of 7/11 toasties and street food stalls right on your doorstep!


4. Cozy Bangkok Place

41/146-148 Soi Sunthonpimol, rama 4 rd., Prathumwan, Bangkok – VIEW MAP
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Situated in a quiet residential area in the center of Bangkok. Cozy Bangkok lives up to its name; it’s clean, comfortable and safe. Some of the rooms have air con, in case you want to get even cozier with a dose of arctic breeze.
Is the Bangkok humidity leaving you with that sweaty stink?
Never fear, they give out free toiletries as well. Lather up, baby!
Lovely, quaint, high-speed Internet kiosks, cable TV, and a sundeck to smooth those frazzled nerves. No wonder Cozy Bangkok is one of the capital’s favorites.
From Cozy Bangkok, you’ll explore oh so conveniently, with the bus stop and Hua Lamphong Railway Station just a few minutes away. Whisk yourself away to shopping sprees, food trips, and exciting tourist sites.
Also, this hostel is very affordable. Everything here is designed to guarantee a cozy Bangkok experience.


5. The Yard

51, พหลโยธิน 5, สามเสนใน, พญาไท, Bangkok 10400, Thailand – VIEW MAP
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Call me a yardie…
The Yard is certainly in the running to be the most quaint and unique hostel in Bangkok. It’s located in Ari, which is a world away from the tourist tribes that flock to Khao San Road.
Ari is a hipster district where beards are growing, the boutiques are showing, and the craft beers & eateries are flowing.
The architectural prowess of this construction leaves all who visit The Yard lounging in an oasis of calm. The structure is made of shipping crates which open out onto a tropical garden filled with hammocks and fairy lights.
As we mentioned it’s set back from the Khao San action, but all the key cultural sights and activities are easily accessible on the Sky Train.
Fun fact of the day…
In Thai, ‘Yard’ means relative – come and join the happy family.


6. Lub d Bangkok – Silom

4 Decho Road, Suriyawong, Bangkok – VIEW MAP
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Exactly as it says on the tin…
“Lub d” means “sleep well.” Whatever room you choose, it’s air-conditioned, has free bathroom amenities, and even a hairdryer for all you slick ricks. If you fork out a little extra or win over the receptionist with that charismatic charm, you may get hooked up with a flat-screen TV and your own private bathroom as well.
Clean freaks rejoice…
Some could say the cleaners in this hostel are blessed with OCD. The place is always spotless!
Conveniently located near Chinatown, the main train station, and the lively and cultural Silom with its array of interesting restos, bars, and shops. Staying in Lub d Bangkok Silom will no doubt give you a culturally enriching experience.

The hostel has a TV room, free wi-fi, and their in-house Yellow Donut Café and Bar offers free popcorn. If socializing is your main game? Then you’ve come to the right place. Lub d was rated “one of the 17 coolest hangout hostels in the world” by The Observer, Britain’s influential paper.


7. Bodega Bangkok

120/15 Sukhumvit soi 23 (Prasan mit) Klong Toey Nua, Wattana Bangkok
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It’s time to rock out with your Bangkok out..
This hostel is for the adventure-seekers, the party animals, the dancing divas and the all night dreamers.
A relaxed and groovy chill-zone during the days, Bodega transforms into a party palace in the evenings. Gear yourself up for some king’s cup, beer pong, flip cup, and all sorts of alcohol fueled debauchery.
Located right in the center of Bangkok, just a tumble away from the roaring nightlife of Soi 11, this is the ideal accommodation if you want fun, fun, and more fun.
Modern, artful, entertaining, fun, and dorms designed for pure comfort; it’s no wonder this hostel is a hit. They also have a café and gallery so you can enjoy some fresh produce while feasting your eyes on artworks by local aspiring artists.


8. 3Howw Hostel Sukhumvit 21

32/9 Sukhumvit 21 Soi 1 Asokmontri Road, Wattana, Bangkok – VIEW MAP
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This is Howw we do it…
This top-rated minimalist hostel is right smack in the heart of Bangkok, surrounded by shopping zones, including the famous Terminal 21 shopping mall. Shop it ’til you drop it!
The Korean Town, Asoke skytrain station, airport Airlink, business areas, the Sukhumvit subway station, The Grand Palace, and Khao San Road are all easily accessible.
Time for pillow talk…
First of all, the dorms are made up of incredible pod style beds that are layered on top of each other. Consequently, you’ll be clambering into your own little halo of comfort every night.
Furthermore, 3Howw Hostel Sukhumvit 21 is kitted out with 6 dorm rooms, 12 private rooms, a movie zone, a restaurant, a coffee shop, and also a rooftop bar. Keep your eyes peeled for some of their bespoke events, their cooking classes are fully spiced!

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9. Yim Huai Khwang Hostel

70 Pracha Rat Bamphen Rd, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10310, Thailand – VIEW MAP
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Even wondered what it would be like living inside a Rubik’s cube…?
First and foremost, if you have had this brain fart, little weird, but kudos. Either way, Yim Huai Khwang Hostel takes one leap for mankind towards realizing this weird fantasy.
Expect to step into a fortress of strong vibrant colors, all of which cater for the perfect trip.
Located away from Khao San Road, you’ll be well located to explore the wider Bangkok sights and sounds…
The MRT (Metropolitan Rapid Transit) is situated right around the corner, with two of the most popular markets just around the corner (Train Night Market and Chatuchak Weekend Market).
That’s not all…
A very unique touch, Yim Huai Khwang is offering two months free luggage storage for any backpackers looking to use Bangkok as a base to adventure around the rest of Thailand and South East Asia.
Also, be sure to keep those appetites whetted…
They host a special event with complimentary food every month.


10. Canale Hostel (Khao San Road)

347, 349 Phra Sumen Road, Bangkok 10200, Thailand – VIEW MAP
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Oh hot damn, this is a jam…
Canale is a small and cozy hostel that is nestled right up to the banks of the canal. Renovated from an famous old house that was originally built in 1945, this fine wooden structure oozes warming chalet vibes and a unique rustic feel.
Drop it like it’s hot…
There’s usually some hearty beanbags out on the decking that are awaiting your heinie, a great way to experience the sun disappearing behind the Bangkok skyline.
Given that Canale is located in a quiet neighbourhood, it’s a great place to escape from the hustle and bustle. However, if you’re craving a slice of the action, Canale is perfectly poised and only 5 minutes walk from Khao San.


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