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Niras Bankoc Cultural Hostel Reviews

204-206 Samranrach intersection, opposite to Thipsamai padthai shop , Phra-Nakorn, Bangkok, Thailand

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1327 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 95%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 92%Atmosphere
  • 95%Cleanliness
  • 92%Facilities

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Lovely place, nice cafe to meet people downstairs, and exceptionally nice staff

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Thank you for leaving us the short but nice review and we're glad that you liked our service and cafe. Good luck with your trip!


We only stayed one night but we found this was a great hostel! Very cute, clean and comfortable rooms. The staff were excellent. They were very kind, helpful and good at English. Everything was very clean. The cafe was also very cute and a great way to meet people. It was a bit more expensive then the other places we have stayed around Asia but it was worth the money. I Couldn't recommend more!

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Thank you for the honest comments regarding our property. Only one night stay but means a lot to us . We had good chance to welcome and help you. The review with perfect score encourages all members of our team to maintain good service with sincerity.


Great place to stay near Koh Soan road. Was about a 15 minute walk. Some smaller temples close by to see as well. Only thing I did not like about the hostel was that the common area was a little small. other than that, great place! They provide locks on your cabinet for your stuff so no need to worry about carrrying a lock for this place. Great staff!

  • 4th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Thank you for the kind review regarding our central location and cultural sites , it's great to know you enjoyed your stay with us and hostel facilities .Wish you great trip !


One of the staff members went out with us one night showing us around. I had a great time out there and would come back again.

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Thank you for writing us the nice review, our staffs were happy to make your time in Bangkok the most enjoyable .Really appreciate that you remembered us .Hope to see you next time in Bangkok.


Hands down the nicest, friendliest hostel I've ever stayed at. I had a long layover in Bangkok the week after I stayed here, and so I came back to hang out. The woman at the front desk remembered me and made me Thai tea and fried little donut things. The location is perfect too: it's walking distance from Koh San road, but it's far enough that you're away from all the craziness.

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Thank you for being one of the most cheerful and funniest guest we ever met. Thank you for the wonderful friendshiip and it's very great opportunity to meet you in Bangkok for two occasions of your stay .


The location is great near from most touristic attractions and good restaurants! Staff is really friendly and helpful! definetly an amazing hostel to stay!

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Thank you for your last stay , we 're glad you loved our historical site location and night food street in front of us. Hope to welcome you in the next stay !


Great hostel, staff were friendly and helpful, the dorm was spacious and comfortable, good showers.

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We're glad that you liked our atmosphere and service . Thank you very much for your kind review .


We loved staying at this hostel! My sister and I booked a 6 mixed dorm for 3 nights and we wished we had booked the same hostel on the way back! The rooms were clean and very spacious( unlike some other hostels) but I thought the bunk beds where a bit too high.The bathrooms were cleaned regularly and were right outside the room. The reception/ cafe area was cozy and a good relaxed setting for meeting and making new friends. Staff were very friendly and there's great street food near by.

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Thank you for the review with lot of wonderful details. Regarding bunk bed, it's tailor made, it's special height for the guests who comfortably stayed in the bottom as well.We will keep quality of the service and quality. Hope to welcome you on the way back.


I loved my stay at Niras Bankoc.Staff really nice and friendly.Location great.Short walk from Khao San Road,Wat Po.Very clean,peacefull.Its little bit confusing at first time when You get there,but later You will be amazed how easy it is to get there.And from there to any attractions around.It attracts really friendly and nice backpackers.And stairs are not a killer :) Definitely coming back next year to Niras Bankoc.


Have been back 3 times throughout my trip and everytime was greeted with smiles, comfy beds, good wifi and clean bathrooms. Always new people to meet in the cafe downstairs. Would recommend to anyone who wants a clean comfortable place to relax after a crazy day in Bangkok. See you guys again next week!

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It's very kind of you for being our regular guest. It's always nice to see you everytime you stayed with us and had great time . We were happy to help you and hope to welcome you again in the future .Have a good trip !


This hotel was very cool and unique. I loved the look of the place. I didn't expect it to be a 'boutique' hostel. It is worth the stay! There was free breakfast/drink vouchers and a cafe at reception. The location is pretty good, most tourist spots are within walking distance and the staff knows what's up with anything if you got any questions. The washrooms were decent; The only downside was that the faucet pipes were leaking and the water took very long to drain after a shower. Everything good

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Thank you for seeing our unique values of artistic and boutique style. We're glad that you liked lots of our features . Regarding the pipes, we will check immediately .Thank you again for your last stay .


Not young people there, not your typical hostel where you can have a good laugh and drink with people. Location is brilliant though, less than 10 mins walk to Koh San Road, Tuk Tuk is a 5 min ride for 50 baht. Staff are really nice though, and it is a very nice looking place, but just not for me.

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Thank you for your comments. We are the " cultural " hostel by clearly the name of our hostel. We are definitely not party drunken hostel but friendly to most of guests are always young travellers who love culture and peaceful local lifestyle. Thank you for your understanding.

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