I’ve planned my visit to Bangkok on a whim. I did no research. All I knew about my home in Bangkok, the lovely Nitan Hostel Khaosan was that it was located just 20 metres from the infamous Khaosan Road, Bangkok’s nightlife hub full of bars, drunken backpackers, questionable cocktails, and guys selling you grilled scorpions. And while I wanted to see Khaosan Road by night, just to get an unbiased idea of what it was, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to stay there. I was afraid that tireless partiers will rob me from my proper sleep. I guess I’m a bit too old for old nighters. Don’t even mention three all nighters in a row.
I decided to risk it, though, because from all the Bangkok hostels Nitan Hostel appealed to me the most. It seemed to be cute, cozy, neat, and clean. I was right. It indeed was. I loved it and now it’s time to give a shout-out to my readers. Anyone planning to spend a day or two in Bangkok? Crash at Nitan Hostel! Here’s why:
It really is located just 20 meters from Khaosan Road, but believe me, once you step in, all the noise of the party stays behind. I’m not sure how it is possible, but the space is quiet. You are very close to the bus stop, the Royal Palace complex as well as Wat Pho temple are just a short walk away. What else would you need?
Inside the hostel
The hostel is tiny, which makes it easy to meet other travelers and socialize. As a solo traveler, I find it a great advantage. The hostel is only a bit over a month old, so everything is brand new. Kudos to the team for keeping it neatly clean, too.
I’m a fan of the blue and white design. Simple is beautiful. The way the space in Nitan Hostel is arranged definitely contributes to the relaxed, laid-back atmosphere of this little place.
I loved the common area with its spacious blue sofas, fast wifi, and unlimited tea and coffee. I guess other guests enjoyed it as well, because I’ve never seen it empty.
The kitchen is well equipped and there is a complimentary breakfast, this thing every broken backpacker gets overexcited about. I’m not an exception.
The bathrooms are very nicely designed and comfortable and there is free shower gel, shampoo hair conditioner provided for guests to use. I’ve never encountered this in a hostel and I found it very nice. Okay, to be honest this was the only time I used any kind of hair conditioner in Thailand.
Now, let’s go the dorms. Nitan has this one thing that instantly makes me love a hostel. Privacy curtains, a lamp, and a power plug for every bed. A simple thing, but it always makes a hostel stay so much better, especially if you are a bookworm, a traveling freelancer or both (yeah, that’s me). Safety lockers are provided. Wifi works everywhere and it is smooth enough to get some work done if you need.
Nitan has the friendliest team in the world, always available to assist their guests, including the ones who came to their city without even bothering to conduct the most basic research (yeah, that’s me again). Thank you for the early check-in option and all the directions that you guys have me during my stay. You made my adventure in bustling Bangkok much more enjoyable. I’m putting returning to your city on my list. I won’t need to research a hostel this time; I know I’ll just come back to you.
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My stay in Nitan Hostel Khaosan was complimentary. As always, all opinions are my very own.