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Reviews of Soi 1 Guesthouse - Backpackers Hostel

Hostel | 220/ 7 Sukhumvit Soi 1, Bangkok, Thailand 10110

80.7% Overall Rating

413 out of 465 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (14/08/2014)

bryan rentes thinks…

"prob the best hostel in bangkok, quiet enough to have a relaxing time, busy enough to have a party, you can do whatver you want, david's tours were great, def a great way to get over the culture…"

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • No curfew
  • Currency Exchange
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Laundry service
  • ATM / cash machine
  • Bar(s)
  • Common area / room
  • Internet café
  • Outside area
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

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.

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80.7%

Overall Rating

413 out of 465 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Soi 1 Guesthouse - Backpackers Hostel'

Atmosphere
80.0%
Location
84.0%
Facilities
72.0%
Cleanliness
78.4%
Staff
92.0%
Value
77.6%
Safety
80.8%
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bryan rentes

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 August 2014 bryan would recommend this property

Liked: prob the best hostel in bangkok, quiet enough to have a relaxing time, busy enough to have a party, you can do whatver you want, david's tours were great, def a great way to get over the culture shock of bangkok, i would really recommend anybody to stay here

Disliked: -

94.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

18 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Helpful staff. Good location

Disliked: Nothing

80.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

11 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great atmosphere, easy to meet people, really helpfully and friendly staff. I went back twice and each time was great.!

Disliked: In need of a few repairs, but isnt too much of an issue.

The property's response is...

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Kristin Beate Hansen

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

18 November 2012 Kristin Beate would recommend this property

Liked: Love the location! Good dorms. Foodstalls right outside the door.

Disliked: Some noise beside this building due to renovation.

The property's response is...

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 20%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 October 2012

Liked: Bathrooms were kept clean

Disliked: This hostel is just really run down and a bit tired looking and feeling

The property's response is...

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Eleisha Lauria

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

03 August 2012 Eleisha would recommend this property

Liked: David the owner really makes this place awesome. He puts a lot of effort into including everyone and giving information, he even took us all out on a free pub crawl. Most of the other backpackers that i met there were return guests which says a lot about the place. Its not flash but awesome value for money and great people.

Disliked: Nothing its awesome go there.

The property's response is...

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

05 April 2012

Liked: great staff, helpful and friendly

Disliked: so dirty!! needs a lot cleaning!!

The property's response is...

68.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

06 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very social, great place to meet people le

Disliked: Common meeting room smoky, fair number of smokers when stayed.

The property's response is...

60.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

09 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good mix of tourists and ethnicity of staffs

Disliked: Cleanliness, suspected a rat in my room! Dirty living hall! Convenience, no private toilet in private room!

The property's response is...

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

08 February 2012

Liked: Nice people and the opportunity to borrow DVDs.

Disliked: Could be a little bit cleaner with regard to the tour descriptions.

The property's response is...

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Anthony Border

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

08 January 2012 Anthony would recommend this property

Liked: Great owner, very friendly staff, very comfortable beds in a perfectly sealed room for the air con to be effective! Close to skytrain and an overall great place to stay.

Disliked: The only one negative aspect, which was out of control of the hostel, was some knob next door using a drill at 830am!

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Service, location, atmosphere.

Disliked: Nothing!

The property's response is...

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

10 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff are super helpful with tips on where to go & what to do. Rooms are a decent size & rooms & bathrooms kept super clean.

Disliked: Not lit up well for night time arrivers but if you have decent enough direction before you arrive you should be sweet.

The property's response is...

85.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

24 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The owner is warm, friendly and accommodating, going the extra mile in making customers feel welcome and giving travel tips he learned by experienced. There are even documents on travel tips on the walls. Place is basic and clean, near food stalls and other establishments. Also beside a 24-hour convenience store. A five- to ten-minute walk to the BTS Skytrain. Also, it is good that we can check in anytime. The free use of their storage room is also convenient.

Disliked: While owner is knowledgeable on travel tips (particularly getting around), other people manning the reception desk did not know much. Since the owner is not always there, my travel companions and I could not really ask particular questions from the one in charge. The bath towels we received also had a distinct unpleasant smell - that of being placed in the storage room while still wet and just dried there over time. Minor comment: Shower hose in our private shower room in the four-bed private room kept turning towards the wall so my roommates and we had to hold it while taking a shower or press ourselves very close to the wall. Taking a shower is still manageable, though. Suggestion for check-in and check-out: It is good that a guest can check in anytime, but we also hope that checkout can also be flexible, with check-in time considered. For example, if a guest is staying for one night and he/she checks in 3 pm, checkout time should be 3 pm the next day or earlier. At present, checkout time is 11 am regardless of what time a guest checks in.

The property's response is...

91.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

17 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: everything

Disliked: nothing

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Vinay Raval

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

13 May 2011 Vinay would recommend this property

Liked: Best hostel in 30+ countries thus far! Great common room, amazing atmosphere, and perfect for either partying or exploring Bangkok. Perfect common room with movies, music, bar, pool table, wifi, netbooks to rent for cheap, 7-11 and atm directly downstairs. Very clean while still maintaining a distinct backpacker vibe. A great alternative to Ko San Road. Around the corner from the BTS sky train which will get you anywhere important in Bangkok, plus the Airport, without the need of a taxi. Very comfortable dorm beds, and a great place to spend either a night or a week. Dozens of cheap eats around here, 1 minute from the riverboat ferry, and walking distance to middle-eastern town, pubs, and embassies. Very safe with storage room and lockers. Nowhere better to stay in Thailand - trust me, I'm heading back for my 7th visit in two weeks!

Disliked: Honestly there is very little if anything to dislike. If you are looking for the "hospital" look, want to stay in the ghetto, or dislike making new friends then stay away.

The property's response is...

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

09 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were all real friendly and helpful, outgoing too, gave great advice. Room had a/c and since it was hot in Bangkok, that was great. Beds were clean and showers were adequate. Communal area was a great chillout spot to meet other travellers.

Disliked: The location was a little bit difficult to locate and it was above a cafe/restaurant of some sort, but once on the second level, the place had a great vibe. I didn't like the fact that there were no keys to the room doors, so anyone can actually go into your room. But lockers were provided in the communal area for small bags, wish i could lock up all my stuff though!

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

22 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really close to all noise of Bangkok but far enough you cant hear it at night Also after a night of partying and you need to check out to catch a flight Mouse will come and poke you to wake you up so can check out and catch your bus/flight/train she rules.

Disliked: Nothing

The property's response is...

85.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, cheap and very nice staff!

Disliked: I thinking it's netter to be nest kaosan road.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

05 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Easy to meet other travelers

Disliked: Expensive drinks at their bar.

The property's response is...

40.0%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

04 February 2011

Liked: Cheap

Disliked: Almost everything

The property's response is...

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

15 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Most comfortable hostel beds I've ever slept in. Location is good - so close to Skytrain station. Hostel managers were really helpful and friendly.

Disliked: Expensive bar

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

08 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were amazing.

Disliked: Someone charged into our room one morning, made a lot of noise about a mirror, then left. Also, there were no windows in the room we stayed in and no soap in the bathroom upstairs.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

20 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The place Is very near from the Sky train and it's quiet. I would prefer to stay here than downtown. Like I did on my first days.

Disliked: Nothing to say.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

10 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: David was very helpful in providing me with advice and instructions in getting around Thailand.

Disliked: A bit far from the city.

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