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Born Free Hostel

Hostel | Samsen Soi 6 (Soi Woraphong), Bangkok, Thailand 10200

94.9% Overall Rating

251 out of 254 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (15/11/2015)

Daniel Andres thinks…

"There are very friendly staff. Clean rooms and awsome bike tours with the owner, around Bangkok in the night. Even I'm in Bangkok I stay in this hostel or in the 2. Born Free Hostel Vista."

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Bicycle hire
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry service
  • Common area / room
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 0.28

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 13:00
Latest Check-out: 12:00

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Bangkok?

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Think of a hostel that wants to give you the best of everything:
**** A unique location with a 'village' atmosphere and waterside cafes where you can chill during the day but only a short walk from the nightlife of Kao San road
**** Good hosts that simply want you to have fun...
**** Great value for money!

That's Born Free !

*Visit bornfreeadventures.com for more information* Read more

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About Born Free Hostel

We are a budget accommodation in the more quiet side of old Bangkok called Samsen/Kao San.
We are situated in an old Thai/Chinese styled building with interesting architectural features but the dorms and lobby area were redecorated and designed by a Thai and Swiss couple with the sole idea to allow backpackers to relax during their stay in Bangkok.

If travel information is needed, we also run a travel agency called Born Free Travel, so guests may inquire or book transportation and accommodation in Thailand directly on sight.



We want you to have fun when you stay with us so we don't really want to have too many rules. But as travelers you will understand that we have to be realistic so here we go :

1.Born Free Hostel has a 48hour (2days) cancellation policy. Guests will be charged the full amount of their stay if their reservation is not cancelled 48h prior to check in time at midday. If you wish to cancel any reservations please send us an email with all details or go via the booking engine. We DO NOT accept Facebook cancelations. Groups of 4 or more need to cancel at least 7 days in advance.

2.This is a backpacker's/travelers's destination so it is not suitable for children and babies.

3.Born Free Hostel stands for a relaxed atmosphere where travelers can meet and share journeys. We have a few simple house rules and when these are respected everyone will be able to enjoy their time here:

1)For safety reasons we do not allow guests' friends in to the room areas without staff being present. Any guests who wish to bring in friends may do so in the lobby area only.

2)Alcohol, smoking and food (with certain exceptions) is not tolerated within the bed room areas. Bed rooms are a retreat to relax, sleep, enjoy downtime etc.. and not to party!

3)We do not have a curfew hour but we want everyone to have fun, enjoy the movie screen or play games but those relaxing in the rooms need to be respected.


Also please note:

The Born Free family grew. We have two Siberian! cats guarding the house!!!

Accommodation Information

We are in an old Thai / Chinese building - which means our newly refurbished accommodation has a lot of interesting features.

We set out to provide a high standard of accommodation. Every bed has its own reading lights and electric socket so you have no trouble charging your smartphone and computer.

At the moment we have a 12 bed air conditioned dorm and a 10 bed fan cooled dorm.
(the fan room is not advertised on hostelbookers, please contact us for more details or visit hostelworld.com).

*Visit bornfreeadventures.com for more information*

Downstairs is a smooth lounge and a kitchen for those who want to self-cater. But there are so many places to eat cheaply around us you really don't need to think of using the kitchen!

Please note that we have TWO hostels with two different addresses. They are located 5 min from one another but please make sure to read the description of our location, given only by HOSTELBOOKERS and not googlemaps. :)

Location Information

Born Free Hostel has a unique location. When you get here you will find that we're in a unique part of Bangkok which is royal land and because of this there a strict limits which prevent our 'village' from changing too much. You'll see traditional chinese / thai families living and making a living in all the streets around us:

Born Free Hostel is located two blocks away from the Krung Kasem canal which joins with the Maha Nak canal below the Golden Mountain. It gives those who seek a little walking adventure through authentic Thai neighborhoods a perfect insight of untouched Thai relaxed lifestyle within the local communities. You will be able to experience the real friendliness of the locals which so often is overshadowed by tourist scams and businesses giving many the wrong impression of true Thailand. Once at the Golden Mountain, you may also take a canal boat on an exciting journey through the centre of Bangkok...the possibilities to explore around here are limitless!

We are on Samsen Soi 6, house nr. 3 opposite of Preeya Thai Massage and next to Samsen 6 Guesthouse. We have two 7Elevens nearby, plenty of street food vendors, small pubs and bars along the canals and alleys of Samsen as well as restaurants.

Nearest practical bus station is right across the road with buses to Hua Lamphong train station, MBK and National Stadium, Chatuchak weekend market etc. as well as pier 13 with shuttle boats down the Chao Phraya river.

The standing Buddha, Rama 8 bridge and Dusit Zoo are all in walking distance...
10min walk from our location is the famous nightlife of Kao San Road and a little further is the Grand Palace and Wat Po (reclining Buddha) making this a perfect location for starting day tours in any direction...