Bunk in at Bed@Town: Bangkok’s chicest and trendiest hostel

I was in Bangkok for the 2nd Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Centre for Archaeology and Fine Arts (SEAMEO SPAFA) (quite a mouthful there) Since some of my colleagues arrived in Bangkok a day before me, I relied on them to find a cheap place for us to stay in.

They instructed me to proceed to Bed@Town Ratchadamri Rd. The place is very near the Airport Link Rachaprarop Station. But since I arrived in Bangkok at 2 a.m. and the Airport Link train only operates up to 12 midnight, I took a cab from the airport to the hotel. The trip cost me around 400 Baht.

When I arrived at the hostel, I was surely not disappointed. It is one of the chicest, coolest and trendiest hotel that I have ever seen. The interior designer really deserves a round of applause for his/her design of the place. The minimalist design is ideal considering that it is a hostel.

As you enter the lobby you are welcomed by a welcoming and smiling staff. The huge glass windows lets natural lighting in. It also makes the lobby looks spacious as you can see the greenery and it seems to make the outside environs part of the lobby.

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What struck me most about the uniqueness of the design of this hostel is the modern art style found in the hotel’s interior design, art work and fixtures. It gives this hostel its chic and trendy feel without compromising its giving a “homey” feeling to its visitors.

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As you go up the stairs, modern art work with “travel” as its motif abounds. Surely this touches the wanderlust attitude that prevails among the “backpacker” millennials who are definitely the most common visitors of this hostel. Even the room signs are shaped as if they are street signs, giving visitors the “feeling” that they are traveling to their favorite destinations.

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I was even impressed with the common showers and toilets. The combination of unpainted finished concrete, small orange brick block tiles and white tiles on the other side is definitely a winning combination. I was also very impressed with the cleanliness of the place. I highly commend the hostel staff for doing an excellent job in maintaining this place.

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The hallways are spacious. Tables and chairs are provided for those who wish to work in a common area considering that there are no table and chairs in the dorm type rooms. While there is no air-condition in the hallways, the ceiling fan provides enough comfort in Bangkok’s hot and humid weather. The lighting itself, the lighting fixture and the wall color combination of orange brick blocks and pastel colors all contribute to make the place look refreshing and exciting but with a homey feel.

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I stayed in a single room for 800 Baht. The same excellent color combination permeates in the rooms. The room is sparsely decorated. A cabinet to hang your clothes is provided and another furniture is placed where you could place your things. The outlet is conveniently located near the bed side where you can charge your gadgets. A reading lamp is provided in case you need to do some night reading. I would suggest that they should put some hooks wherein guest could hang their clothes, besides the walls are bare. An artwork inside this room would also somehow be nice, considering that the walls are bare, and guest would just be literally staring at a “blank wall.” Since my room is at the end of the hallway, wifi signal there is weak. I have to get up and go near the door to get a signal. I hope management does something about this. Wifi signal is however excellent in the hallways and in the lobby.

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As in most hotels, most of the rooms are dormitory type. Rates are pegged at prices with the budget conscious backpacker traveler in mind. For the latest room rates check out the Bed@Town site.

The hostel is within walking distance of transportation terminals such as BTS Sky train Chit Lom Station, and the Airport Link Rachaprarop Station. It also within walking distance to other local attractions such as the Central World, Pratunam Area, Siam Paragon.

With a five star boutique hostel feel at a 1 star prices, there shouldn’t be any reason why you would not to bunk in at Bed@Town on your next visit to Bangkok, Thailand ! (Note: This is not a paid review)

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Bed@Town Ratchadamri, contact details and location map:

Address: 68/8 Ratchadamri Rd, Lumphini, Pathum Wan, Bangkok 10330
Phone & Email:
66-2-255-9515, 66-2-255-9516 email: reservation@bedattown.com


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