Soi 1 Guesthouse - Backpackers Hostel
Hostel | 220/ 7 Sukhumvit Soi 1, Bangkok, Thailand 10110
412 out of 464 customers would recommend this property
Recent review (11/01/2013)
"Great atmosphere, easy to meet people, really helpfully and friendly staff. I went back twice and each time was great.!"Read all Soi 1 Guesthouse - Backpackers Hostel reviews
- Air Conditioning
- No curfew
- Currency Exchange
- Games room
- Secure lockers
- Lounge area
- Internet / Wi-Fi
- Pool table(s)
- 24 hour reception
- Safety deposit
- 24 hour hot showers
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Washing machines
- Laundry service
- ATM / cash machine
- Common area / room
- Internet café
- Outside area
- Television room
- Luggage Room
Please, make sure to enter the correct email address when booking so that you will receive the confirmation email with a map attached and the address written in Thai. We would really appreciate it if you could reconfirm your booking, by email or phone, 12-48 hours before your arrival, failure to do so could result in your booking being allocated to someone else. (But don't sweat it, unless you're a large group) The following might be of some help in getting here.
Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.
Earliest check-in: 11:00
Latest Check-out: 11:00
Group of 15 or more traveling to Bangkok?Contact us directly
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About Soi 1 Guesthouse - Backpackers Hostel
'Soi 1 guesthouse' is an independent Australian/American influenced Thai owned guesthouse, and youth hostel, with 24 hour access and manned reception, now being over-seen by our diligent, on-site English speaking owner, Nai. The friendships made and the adventures shared are what we are about. We have a game-room, bar, live sports from satellites, free wi-fi, free maps, hi speed wireless internet, clean rooms, new linen and mattresses, plush towels and hot showers. It's really all about the good vibe, good people, casual atmosphere and the adventure that makes great memories priceless! Let us help you to a good start. With our easy access location (sky train, subway, bus stop, canals, and free bag storage). Relax, get rid of the jet-lag. Be friendly, be happy, and be helpful. If your flight leaves late in the day, you can secure your luggage till departure time for free; relax in our air-conditioned game room/bar/TV or internet lounge. We are proudly a real hostel. Not a place with 1 dorm and the rest higher priced private rooms!
No hidden fees. There are no extra charges for any of these items like with some other hostels!
Bed and linen, towel included with real mattress in an air-conditioned room (you control the a/c), hot showers and a clean, safe environment with 24 hr access, 24 hour reception, a 24 hr common room & bar, the ever popular free long term storage and onward travel tips.
Soi 1 has - triple private with shower and air-con, 4 person private with shower and air-con, 8 bed dorm (female only) 4 & 10 person dorm rooms. All beds are in a good air-conditioned room. A total of 43 beds. The 3 person private room has shower and air-con. 4 bed private has shower and a\c. All toilets are shared, western in style (we keep them clean, check our rating for cleanness, toilets can tell a lot about a place). The triple rooms have beds that are double on the bottom and single on top and can be booked to accommodate up to three people. 4 bed private dorm is has 4 bunks and a shower w/air-con. A private room defined by us, each bed must be secured (paid for) and the room needs a key for entry...all linen is supplied including towels at no extra cost. A\C is controlled by you.
Soi 1 has - Triple private, 4, 6 (female only) 8, & 10 person dorm rooms. All beds are in a good Air-conditioned room. A total of 43 beds. The 3 person private room has shower only. 4 bed private the showers are just outside room. All toilets are shared, Western in style (We keep them Clean, check our rating for cleanness, Toilets can tell a lot about a place.) The triple rooms have beds that are double on the bottom and single on top and can be booked to accommodate up to three people.A Private room defined by us, is a room that cost as much as any other beds, but each bed must be secured (paid for) and the room needs a key for entry...Also, 11 o'clock check-in BUT if a bed is available we will put you in it as early as 6AM. If earlier theres always the couch. For NO extra charge. (Handy if your coming in on the early bus or Train from the north.)
We take great pride in the condition of Soi 1 Guesthouse. Clean describes it best. We have new mattresses, sheets, pillows on every bed and Air-Con in every room. The Owner Nai, ( lived in Europe for 5 yrs ) is a lovely Buddhist Thai lady who can speak English, German , and of course Thai, A real Bonus as plenty have found and, you'd find too, if you need to call locally to Airlines, Tour companies, Show bookings etc...). She knows the best of the best from tailors to temples!
At Soi 1 Guesthouse you have Unlimited time, Free, Strong Signal Wi-Fi (wireless internet) that can be received (now on all 4 floors, in all rooms and roof top balcony.) by anyone with his or her own laptop/ wireless device. No day fees or membership required. If you are 'wireless deviceless', we have the laptop and connection for you for 1 baht a min.
Free lockers, (bigger than a laptop), but smaller than a big backpack. Free short and long term storage for larger items. (Blue Door next to the 24 hr manned reception desk), which is unbelievably helpful to lighten your load while doing Thailand. Often used to its capacity but always room for a few more.
Here in Bangkok We are being noticed. We being a 43 bed Hostel are mid sized and have the time for each Guest. We have set a standard of Service, Cleanliness and Care for our Guest to such an extent that Some Hostels/ Guesthouses are finally getting a clue and finding that they best start 'Cleaning up their acts' and providing a 'guest-friendly hostel'. Feel good, get here feeling comfortable from the start and it will be a help to your entire trip. The condition of our atmosphere is one that is relaxed, Open minded, Comfortable, Secure, Clean, and Happy. We keep it that way.
'Guest Friendly Management'
We are different. Well traveled ourselves we understand the curiosities, needs, and dislikes of being on the road, so we are ahead of the game. Come see. We are dedicated to supply an informative, up-beat, inexpensive Haven for our guest, Compare our location on the map and our customer reviews to others and you will see we are Unique in location and services provided. We help people come together and relax cheaply. We see many people from many places with many likes and dislikes... We try to keep everyone happy but we do keep the Majority happy. We are a Hostel not a Hotel. The difference is a Hostel can be a more social environment.
In our Air-Conditioned Licensed Bar,
We serve Heineken and Local beers such as Singha, Chang, Leo all reasonably priced. Dave’s Tip; try the 'Red Horse' beer - large bottle 100 Baht 6.9 % with flavor and of course various spirits.
We also have the cheapest Laundry service,for our guest, in the area..
Staying In Bangkok? Want to go to Khao San Rd (18 baht), Grand Palace, and Temple of the Dawn, Wat Po, Emerald Buddha and China Town… We've put together directions of different, budget minded, full day excursions. Ask about our ‘Adventure around Bangkok,’ you'll be glad you did! It includes the top 3 tourist places in Bangkok; total transportation cost will be less than 80 Baht. (Struth mate) But you won't know unless you read the wall or ask us how! No accommodation east of us can do it any cheaper. We specialize in helping you move onward with current advice, tips and a few tricks we know, shared by ourselves or our patrons who are fresh from their run through South East Asia.
Moving on from Bangkok? We show you how to get to everywhere, on your own and save you the $ that the tour agency would normally get for them booking your tour. Yes, there are times when a tour agency is your best option, mostly when you are limited on time, but with the proper knowledge (i.e. where to go buy tickets) you’re able to book your own. Save money, do more! Here are just some of the destinations we make available for you.
One of our Favorites is....
Kanchanaburi, including the floating market, war cemetery, and bridge over the River Kwai, Tiger Temple ( (ever touch a tiger? walk beside tigers, don’t run or move to fast.) Elephant riding and washing(ever wash an elephant?) , Erawan Falls-The best water falls in all of Thailand( 200 baht entry -swimming allowed- Can easy spend a day here.) Hot springs, Hell Fire Pass- ('Lest We Forget') - monkey training zoo, the big tree and bamboo rafting are also available! We Can get you there for 200 baht at the most, includes a scenic train ride
Make it a 3 day run and you can add three Pagoda Pass, Viwagaram Temple, underwater temple, orphanage, and long wooden bridge.
We show you how and where to book your own bus, train, plane to… The Islands of Thailand-Koh Chang (romantic), Koh Kut, Koh Wai, Koh Mak and Southern Islands - Koh Tao (the Island of the turtle, Diving), Koh Phangan (Full Moon Party/ Black Moon party) Koh Samui - South – Phi-Phi, Krabi - Go Climb a Rock), Phuket, Had Yai, Koh Lak, Koh Lanta!! We can get you there as we have done for many already…and for the least amount possible! SAVE MONEY DO MORE!!
Northeastern Thailand has Chang Mai (We recommend you staying at Spicy Thai backpackers If there, Why? We have no connection to them, I just like the way they do It.!! = Guest-Friendly!!) Laos - Vientiane. Vietnam. The (Burma) Myanmar border is opening up more now than ever. Cambodia - Siam Reap, Angkor Wat, Phnom Phen and the southern beaches of Cambodia.
Canal routes – which you should do at least once when you are here. Want to go to Khao San Rd? We'll get you there from the front door of Soi 1 for less than 20 Baht. We also have more detailed maps, which include Sukhumvit, China Town, Banglampoo. The Chatuchak (the huge weekend market) from Soi1 you can get there for less than 40 baht. Update; just ask us how to get to the places you want to go. Our location is as good as we say. (See our location comments overall) the only people who think our location is bad are folks that have not asked us how to get some where and have jumped in a taxi or tuk tuk with no idea and have been overcharged. (Beware of tuk tuks) from Soi 1 guesthouse front door and back to the major tourist sites (I.e. Grand palace , Wat Po, Emerald Buddha) We can tell you how to get there and back for less than 80 baht in Transportation cost. For your happiness, please ask us how if we have not already showed you. Be a traveler, not just a tourist.
At 'Soi 1 Guesthouse' we happily help you find what you’re looking for and can offer many Suggestions to you no matter what your budget or time restraints... Oh we also have a nice library of travel reference books that deal with all of S.E.Asia and other countries, that are most Traveled to by our guest exiting Thailand. (I.e. Australia, India, Cambodia etc...) And a Free book exchange.
Want a Real Traditional Thai massage?( ie no boom boom) 1 Block away- 1 hour Traditional Thai massage cost a flat 200 Baht, and the full Body oil massage is 300. Well worth it and a they are addicting!! and a fraction of the cost charged at home.
There are so many things with-in Walking Distance around like....
Temples, shops, Markets, Parks, Cheap Transport from here to anywhere in the city. We are centrally located, near (1 block) from the highway that takes you to/from Airport. From here that makes it almost impractical to take anything but the taxi (less than 350 baht. many do it for less. 200 on meter and 65 baht in tolls is normal) as there is no in-town traffic (Bangkok rhymes with gridlock) to contend with. Waking distance to Embassy row. Two minute walk to Sky train and the canal. The Night life of NANA and Soi Cowboy is just down the road. Major cinemas (go on a Monday cheap) and Shopping centers BMK- Siam -Central world, Pratnum plaza, Pantip plaza (a leg shaking 5 stories of computer and IT goods.) –Baiyok Tower = tallest building in Bangkok with a rotating platform for a full 360 degree look at the city, it also has what I think is the greatest buffet in Bangkok bit pricey at 600 baht but worth it, what a selection!! This is a great place to impress.
Located next to the Bumrungrad Hospital, ( They have a great gym that can be used for a small fee.) so many patients from around the world they just opened a Thai Immigration office there ,no lines as of yet - convenient for many of my guest.
Don't be misled; being next to a World class hospital our street is quiet and safe. There is not a 'girly bar' on the street (Soi 1). The sleaze factor is 0. Two blocks east of here all that changes.
Two International Phones at our front door and a 24 hr 7-11 beside us 2 ATMs along with Street Carts selling Thai foods, drinks and fruit stalls are everywhere
BTS (sky train) and Canal. Both 2, minutes from us.
Walking distance to the British (6 blocks), Australian, American, Dutch, and Spanish and Vietnam (8 blocks), Cambodian, Danish, Finnish, Swedish, New Zealand, Swiss, German, Austrian, Polish and South African embassies heaps of other embassies in walking distance.
Kick-boxing: (the real deal)
If you’re interested in Thai Boxing, here's the places where it happens. Not far from here (again walking distance) is the main venue in the world to watch kick-boxing 'Lumpini stadium'. If you buy your tickets yourself at the door they often try to upgrade you at a cheaper cost than you would of paid if you pre-booked your ticket. It's something to see, mad crowds. Here’s a bit about fight times--
Main venue Lumpini Stadium, Rama IV Road.
Open: Every Tuesday and Friday at 18:30 p.m. - 23:00 p.m. and Saturday at 17:00 p.m. -20:00 p.m. and 20:30 p.m. - midnight.
Ratchadamnoen Boxing Stadium, Ratchadamnoen Nok Road. Open: every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 18:00 pm.
We can’t make you more aware. Want hassle free arrival? Listen to us! We feel we are the best located Hostel / Guesthouse in Bangkok, Compare our easy accessible location and our short walking distance to the major modes of cheap transportation (BTS = Skytrain , Canals, subway and with the best hospital in Thailand one block (Bumrungrad) from us, taxis are always about no matter the A.M or P.M.) Compare, you will see that the savings per day in transportation to and from 'Soi 1 guesthouse” while visiting Bangkok, will pay for your nights stay in any hostel here. We are in central Bangkok you can see on the map, locate others on the map that claim the same and compare.