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100m before Charan Soi 40, Bangkok, Thailand

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214 Total Reviews
  • 63%Value For Money
  • 57%Security
  • 56%Location
  • 68%Staff
  • 64%Atmosphere
  • 42%Cleanliness
  • 51%Facilities

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Without a doubt the most disgusting hostel I've ever stayed in. Cats, urine, food, flies. Bohemian and back-packer friendly doesn't mean dirty and disgusting. Sadly, I even met the owner. The fact is it's just poorly run without sheets on the beds, minimal air flow, no air conditioning... just not sufficient.


100% good place to stay if you want to make friends. Fun staff. Free-style hostel. Lots things to do – drink and smoke in the bar just downstairs, play chess or just play with cats. Artists can paint something on the walls, apparently, and find like-minded people. The house itself is very spacious, roof floor with a small garden, and the kitchen where U CAN COOK FOR YOURSELF (just vegetarian food) or get some food from the staff occasionally)


If you are an adventurous and creative person the Overstay is the perfect place for you. If you want to be in an area of Bangkok that is mostly Thai then the Overstay is the place. The staff is friendly and helpful. There is plenty of common space to hang out. There is a kitchen and a big supermarket near by.


The staff were very friendly and pleasant. Very cheap accomodation. In this case you get what you pay for. The place was clean, bedding was old and pillows mouldy. There was a putrid stench throughout and security was terrible. The fan in the room was broken.

  • 19th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


If you came to Bangkok to stay up all night and party with white artsy/drugged out types, stay here. If you would like a hostel that is somewhat clean and maintained, can answer questions without giving you the thousand yard stare, and that you can actually sleep during normal sleep times (midnight-8ish), choose another.


Good if you like music, chess and weed. Go for it. Of you mind, don't go there. But the people are nice and welcoming. If you don't mind them smoking you should go there. Neighborhood is not so busy and the busses go often into town or Kao San. You can reach everything with bus no. 79


By far the worst hostel I have ever experienced, anywhere! The reception area is dusty and buzzing with flies. My girlfriend and I were covered in bedbug bites after one night on the rock-hard bed. The building does not have any windows and is very poorly ventilated. This creates a stuffy environment and leaves you sweating in the in the disgusting showers. Don't bother talking to the staff. You'll have better luck communicating with one of the 17 cats that inhabit the building. Stay away!

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please be a bit honest with your review example : we do have windows in the building, and the cleaner goes to every bathroom everyday, we got air con in the dorm and fan in the room. Most of the mattresses are new with the plastic still on so bed bugs cant even get there, by the way no one else complained about it so it was probably mosquitoes. I m not sure how you want to communicate better with cats than with humans (i wish i could) but thank you for praising their awesomeness.


Stayed in a double room for seven nights and survived, so it can't be so bad! Ok, it's not clean at all, and it has been the weirdest place we have been in three months of backpacking but it is the one we will remember forever! Young and nice staff, great vibe, it has definitely been a good start of our trip!

  • 17th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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