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Samsen Skyline Hostel Reviews

62 Samsen Road, Phranakhorn, Bangkok, Thailand

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63 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 72%Facilities

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Dated hostel. It's facade turns into a street stall restaurant in the evening. For some reason the reception area/restaurant smelt really bad. Mixed dorm room was very average, sheets were clean but the floor felt dirty on my feet and its just seen better days. Bathroom is ok but as in a lot of hostels in Bangkok very stuffy. Ok for 1 night stay. Only small lockers and there are only 6 so not enough for everyone.


Pretty good hostel. Great location close to Khao San Road, wi-fi works really well, and the staff are very friendly and helpful. We had to change our room as the first one we stayed in was kind of dingy/dirty, but most of the others seemed fine.


Friendly staff, well located. For me a perfect place to stay.

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Dear R . M , We do appreciate your review & much thanks for staying with us . See you next time...


Had a wonderful stay, very friendly helpful staff, great location.

  • 20th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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Dear H. R , Thanks for the great review & happy to know that you had a wonderful stay at our hostel. See you next time ...


Had a lovely stay at samsen. Ideal location for kao San road and river boat trip only 5mins away. If you wanna see some great food and tittays cheap taxi ride to sukhumvit is a must. Roof top terrace is a blast where people from all corners of the earth meet and have a drink or ten which over looks a hectic city, Just don't leave your thongs drying up there cause they may disappear and reappear on some ladyboy! Good times Ban.

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Dear Ban , Great pleasure to know that you had a wonderful stay at Samsen Skyline Hostel. Thanks again you like our facilities & services. Hope to see you again....


Really nice and friendly staff very willing to help. It has a nice roof to meet other travelers. It was clean and it was a few blocks away from Kao San Road.

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Thank you M.D.B ....


Staff very friendly and helpful! Awesome! Directions + could keep luggage @ hostel. Beds unfortunately bloody hard... Roof deck pretty cool.

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Thanks a lot ... F . G !!!!


The owner is nice and will help you with advice, but the facilities are not so good. Really hard beds and dirty showers. Wifi works fine. The rooftop is just a rooftop with a table, which is nice but without a bar you have to walk 5 levels down every time to get a cold drink. Location is good. Samsen has nice sidestreets and its 10min walking to khoa san road.

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Hi Geert , Sorry about the beds and shower . Wow , you like wi-fi & Location . Hope to see you again !!! Thanks for review .


The door of our room was broken, so everybody could pptentiualy go in! No locker inside the room! The door was not fixed, athough the hotel guy said it will be fixed. Walls are very thin and we could here every word of our neighbours, even if they whgistle. The guy at the information gave us wrong information about a thai-boxing fight and we went to a stadium for nothing? This price is to high for the service and the room!

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Sorry for everything .....


The location is pretty good, just a five minute walk to Koh San road. The staff was also friendly. There was one guy who helped us with everything we needed, taxis, train tickets, advice, you name it. There was only one bathroom per floor which got a little annoying at times, but usually at least one was open. It isn't the cheapest place you will stay in SE Asia, but for Bangkok it wasn't bad. I also liked the key card access. It was very convenient. I would stay here again!


Great hostel. Rooftop is nice, staff is awesome! Walking distance to khao San road but not too close that it's loud or anything. Hard beds but they're clean


This is the BEST hostel I have ever stayed at. The staff is SO KIND AND HELPFUL. The couple who own the hostel are so nice, and Aung is the MAN. He is so cool and really helpful. This is definitely my favorite hostel, and the rooms are nice and the bathrooms are fine. Location is perfect as it is less than a 10 minute walk to Khaosan Road and the major temples and palace. Air Con is great and so is the wifi. I love this hostel and the staff, and I HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS HOSTEL!


LOVE this place, the staff and the people that stayed their with me. Had a great time! Would definitely recommend staying here!


Though the bed was a little hard and old (weird fold in the mattress) our stay at skyline was very good. The place was spotless when it came to cleanliness, the staff were extremely friendly and very knowledgable about the area. There was no 'one' common room so it made it hard to meet people, but, a travelers birthday party was very well advertised and so party on the roof was great! The 5th floor isn't as noisy as some people claim- even with a party going on. Will stay again!


This hostel has awesome staff! The hostel itself seems to be a work-in-progress as it is new and they are making changes to the inside. The location was quite good... 10 min maximum walk to Khaosan Road. There are also a couple buses that go right to JJ Market just outside the hostel. There is also a reasonable travel agent associated with the hostel just around the corner. Overall, a very decent place to hang your hat for a stay in Bangkok. The rooftop area is also a good place to chill.


Amazing, would never go to born free hostel down the street if skyline had availability. Good staff and good rooms. Great atmosphere, rooftop is beautiful. Would stay again 100%


Nice hostel with good location, many backpackers, friendly staff and all of the necessary facilities and everything but the small things was missing like a free map of Bangkok, information on buses out of Bangkok and safety lockers (which might have existed but I missed them). Anyway, it was a nice hostel and the atmosphere was great!


Nice hostel in a great location with extremely friendly and helpful staff. Cosy rooms but very hard mattress, didn't bother me but might bother some. Bathroom facilities extremely basic (the sink is in the hall and the shower is over the toilet) but kept clean. Very quiet and not the most social atmosphere during my visit but maybe I was just unlucky. Overall a nice place but expected a bit more for the money.


Location excellent in the old city, not too noisy. Only con is that it's not near metro or the train. Getting anywhere is done by taxi/tuktuk and that can be problematic during rush hours. Friendly staff :)

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Thanks J . L ! ! !


Might have been more comfortable sleeping on the ground, the beds are very hard. Lots of noise outside our room all night. On the plus side, we were only there for a night, it wasn't overly costly, and it is walking distance to Khaosan Rd.

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Thanks A.W ..... Sorry about the beds , we upgrading the beds soon .....

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