Review: Everyday Bangkok Hostel
trendy & chilled out atmosphere
watching DVD’s & reading books (huge selection to choose from upstairs)
storing your own food
doing your laundry
WIFI in the rooms
We wanted to wean ourselves off slowly from spending weeks in guesthouses and make it a priority to book hostels in Thailand. Why? Guesthouses are great – but you generally meet less people than in hostels – at least this has been my experience so far. So, we decided to book a double room in a hostel to start with. I love double rooms in hostels – you have your privacy and still always find someone to chat to in the communal areas – it’s the perfect compromise. After some research, Everyday Bangkok Hostel caught my attention. Here is the impression I had of the place:
One can tell, that the owner puts his heart into this place. The hostel only recently opened its doors – so everything is new. What I particularly liked about it, was the colourful décor. Bold colours everywhere you look, high ceilings, a guitar in the living room which when played well earns you a free beer (awesome!). What we loved the most, as long-term travellers: big washing machines on almost every floor (1 whole load equals 40 Baht is incredibly cheap!) and plenty of hanging space in designated outdoor areas to dry. Good thinking guys!
Then…the showers were hot and had a consistent flow of water – always a bonus – especially after arriving all sweaty after a long bus journey! They have very spacious showers and toilet facilities on every level – separated for men and women. You might get a bit annoyed having to walk up or down if your gendered bathroom does not happen to be on the same floor as your dorm – but to be honest, I had no problem with this at all.
I did find the mattress to be a bit on the harder side, but nevertheless comfortable. The rooms are very tastefully decorated and what is pretty cool: each room has a different wallpaper. My favourite is this one – what do you think?
A friend of ours had booked ‘Everyday’ after we recommended it and we spent the whole evening chilling in the lounging area downstairs sitting on comfortable bean bags, drinking big bottles of Chang. Their bottle opener is made out of something really strange and it had me giggle. You’ll have to find this out for yourself though.
They have a big kitchen with free hot chocolate, coffee, teas, powder milk and marshmallows and a big fridge where you can store your goods. Good, because they don’t serve breakfast, so you can bring your own to enjoy in the hostel. There is a big dining table from where you can watch movies (big selection) or just chill and read a book (again: big selection available). I liked the atmosphere in this place – everyone is really easy-going – staff and people who stay here. All in all: would definitely recommend!
For more details about Everyday Bangkok hostel and to book, click here.
***I received a complimentary stay at this hostel – but opinions are my own and not biased in any way.