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Reviews of Born Free Hostel

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

96.6% Overall Rating

207 out of 209 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (10/07/2014)

Dejan Cancar thinks…

"Born Free is without a doubt my favourite hostel in Bangkok having stayed here on several different trips. Kevin and Wassana go out of their way to make you feel welcome and give great advice about…"

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Facilities

  • 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 0.31

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

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207 out of 209 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Born Free Hostel'

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

12 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Extremely good value for money. Helpful and friendly hosts, with lots of knowledge on travelling in Thailand. Has everything you need.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Richard Guy

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

12 December 2013 Richard would recommend this property

Liked: - Fantasticly friendly staff who are always helpful - Comfortable, quiet and clean rooms - Great location - Relaxed atmosphere - Great value for money - Kittens

Disliked: - Small bathrooms (But not really a problem)

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James Milne

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

12 December 2013 James would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel it is good value for money, it's in a great location close to Khoi san rd and the atmosphere in the hostel is excellent. Also the owners where very friendly and helpful

Disliked: James left no negative feedback.

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Nathan Zehr

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

11 December 2013 Nathan would recommend this property

Liked: The atmosphere was great for meeting other people, and they showed a movie every night which was cool also. The owners are great, and they're very friendly and helpful. Dorms are clean, nice, and a great value. I'd definitely recommend!

Disliked: Nathan left no negative feedback.

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, affordable, good atmosphere, walking distance to Khaosan Rd, and safe

Disliked: Bathroom is a bit cramped (especially if you're tall)

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tashya page

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Work / volunteering

03 December 2013 tashya would recommend this property

Liked: I was recommended Born Free by a group of guys who had stayed in June wasnt dissappointed. Extremely good value for money. Location was close enough to KS road if that's your thing, but far enough away to get a good nights sleep. The back roads next to the hostel are full of nice little local eating places and bars. Very clean, comfy dorms (good wifi -everyone seems to stress about this when staying in hostels!) and super fluffy kittens. Kevin was extremely helpful in assisting us with our booking , looking after our luggage for us and very approachable with any info you need to know about Bangkok. Would definitely stay again! Thank you :)

Disliked: Nothing

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

02 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly people, nice atmosphere, good location.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Rodney Workman

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

02 December 2013 Rodney would recommend this property

Liked: Made some really good friends, Kevin and wssana (the couple that own and run the hostel) are so helpful and accommodating and really make sure that everyone is taken care of, and the bike tour

Disliked: Nothing

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Peppe codicez

Alone

City break
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

02 December 2013 Peppe would recommend this property

Liked: Cheap price, clean place,fast wifi,soap and shampoo for free,possibility to book excursion and realy friendly stuffZ!!! Everything was excellent!

Disliked: Nothing

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Tim Kikke

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

01 December 2013 Tim would recommend this property

Liked: Everything was brilliant, Kevin runs an exceptional establishment and all the other guests were really great. Comfy beds, stayed in both the AC and non AC dorm and both were really good - an excellent place to start, end or spend time at any point during a trip to Thailand.

Disliked: Nothing

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daniele battaglia

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

01 December 2013 daniele would recommend this property

Liked: hostel very clean in a centre position,easy to to reach every points of interest. staff very frendly and helpful, listen to their suggestions! they try to make the hosts socialize to each others,and in the eve,if u are tired u could watch a movie with the others in the hostel or go for a bike tour! defently reccomended!

Disliked: daniele left no negative feedback.

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robbie simms

Alone

City break

30 November 2013 robbie would recommend this property

Liked: Before i booked the Born Free Hostel i read other peoples reviews on the place and now i know why it got so many 100% .Wasana and Kevin were great hosts . This is the place i would stay if i ever go back to Bangkok and i probably will.

Disliked: robbie left no negative feedback.

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Scott Pocock

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

30 November 2013 Scott would recommend this property

Liked: Absolutely everything, staff we're brilliant and friendly, helped is out with the next leg of our journey no worries and excellent to just chill with and have a chat. Clean as hell, excellent bathroom facilities and lockers for belongs, but it's so secure, locker not really needed

Disliked: Nothing, couldn't recommend somewhere more highly

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Ashwin Chandrasekher

With my spouse / partner

City break

29 November 2013 Ashwin would recommend this property

Liked: I only stayed here for a couple of days. Located very close to the KaoSan Road. The hostel has a very chilled out flat bed lounge space at the reception.. good place to just lie around and meet others and also watch the movie that keeps getting screened!!! Kevin is a wonderful host and ensures all our demands are met. I was unable to check out the bike tour organised by Kevin but the other guests seemed to have had a lot of fun at it!!

Disliked: Only sore point was the size of the bathrooms.. a little too compact for my liking!!

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Mariia Veselova

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

28 November 2013 Mariia would recommend this property

Liked: It's price

Disliked: Cold showers

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Sanjoy Dhananjay

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

28 November 2013 Sanjoy would recommend this property

Liked: Kevin and Wasana are extremely helpful and are more than happy to help you.

Disliked: Sanjoy left no negative feedback.

94.3%
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Teppo Holmqvist

Alone

Business / conference
City break
Family Holiday
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Work / volunteering

28 November 2013 Teppo would recommend this property

Liked: Really, really well run hostel. Staff is extremely friendly and professional and everything works exactly like promised.

Disliked: Only real negative I can find is that bathrooms are meant for thait people, meaning they are really small. While this not problem for most people, I'm rather big guy. Another issue for some people can be the location. Bornfree Hostel isn't close to any BTS Skytrain or Metro station. If you are going to dowtown, you need to prepare at least 30 minutes for travelling, preferably more.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

27 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Air con room is awesome - nice beds and super clean. Location is perfect - 5 mins walk to Koh San Road so you're near all the action. Kevin and Wassana are so friendly and helpful! :)

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Claire Fogel

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 November 2013 Claire would recommend this property

Liked: I first came to stay at Born Free on 14th March 2013, they had just opened and were still in the process of building a second room. I have stayed at Born Free many times throughout the past year and will stay here every time I am traveling through Bangkok. Kevin and Wasana are great hosts, always very helpful and go out of their way to make sure everyone is comfortable and having a good time. The location is great, around a10-15 minute walk to Khao San Rd so near enough to stumble home after a night out. It's also very easily accessible to the airport, a pleasant 30 minute walk to the Kings Palace and reclining Buddha and you catch a taxi, boat, tuk tuk or bus to many other attractions nearby such as Chatuchak weekend market, MBK and Siam and China Town. The hostel is great. The lobby has comfortable seats to relax on and makes socialising with other travels very easy. Kevin occasionally puts a film on the projector and organises bicycle rides through the city which are very popular and reasonably priced. The bathrooms are small but add character to the hostel and are nice traditional Thai style. The air con room is my favourite room to stay In and are really plush for a hostel. The beds are large and roomy, the pillows are soft and there are "real" duvets on the beds which is a nice change from just a sheet which what you get in many hostels in Asia. Wasana has a travel shop to and is there to help out with any questions or can book amazing treks or beach holidays in Thailand. She is a walking Encyclopedia and will help any way she can to ensure your onward travel plans are enjoyable. Born Free hostel isn't just a hostel but it's a home from home and they now have the cutest kittens Peanut and Tiny to add to the Born Free family which is another reason to come back. It's the best place to stay in Bangkok and possibly my favourite hostel I've stayed at in South East Asia. I will definitely be back again!!!

Disliked: Absolutely nothing... After staying at Born Free you'll expect so much more from other hostels in Asia. Born Free is in a league of its own though and I have been hard pushed to find anywhere as good!

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Nikola Lesar

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

18 November 2013 Nikola would recommend this property

Liked: Definitely THE best hostel I've stayed in so far. Clean, safe, friendly atmosphere, 5 minutes walk to Khaosan and not far from all the hotspots in the city. Kevin, owner of this hostel is really helpful and friendly - If you need anything, just talk to him. Do his bike tour! Great way to explore the city. I've stayed here 3 times in a month and I'm definitely coming back.

Disliked: Nothing

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Kathrin Schwab

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

18 November 2013 Kathrin would recommend this property

Liked: Great atmosphere, chilly lounge, good restaurant very near and 7 eleven just around the corner, close to khao san road

Disliked: Nothing really

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Juliane Naglo

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

15 November 2013 Juliane would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice and clean hostel! It’s quite new and the beds are really comfortable. The owners are friendly and helpful and it’s quite familial cause the hostel is not too big. There is always good music in the lobby to relax or you can all watch a movie together in the evening. The bathrooms are a bit small but clean and when I was there they were never busy. You get free shampoo and shower gel as well. Some people give bad reviews because of the toilets but you should know that in Thailand you ARE NOT ALLOWED to throw your toilet paper into the toilet! So in this hostel you are lucky to have a flushing toilet and toilet paper. I was in Bangkok twice and stayed always in this hostel. It’s close to Khao San Road as well where you can shop and find good bars.

Disliked: nothing

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Alice Ramsey

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 November 2013 Alice would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff Comfy beds good location

Disliked: Only minor comment would be the shower is above the toilet and small.

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Payal Malde

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 November 2013 Payal would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, very very friendly, met lots of travellers'. Travel info grieat too!

Disliked: Nothjing