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The Urban Age Reviews

130/6 Silom soi 8, Silom Rd., Bangkok, Thailand

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850 Total Reviews
  • 75%Value For Money
  • 77%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 69%Atmosphere
  • 63%Cleanliness
  • 65%Facilities

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Good deal


Got back to this place after 4 years when I liked it. My feelings now were more average but the staff and the location are as great as they used to be. Only thing that really angered me was the tour (Floating Market). I know the hostel doesn't operate it but it's also their interest that they pick a reputable operator or tell you in advance that you need to pay more and more money to see what you actually expect. In other words, it's same type of scam that warning signs in hostel warn you about.


If you want a good location and a very cheap price, but not so clean facilities, you will be happy. It is an old building, but I am pretty sure with a bit of work you could make it look way better and cleaner


Centally located in the heart of Silom neighborhood, restaurauts, shops, groceries all around. The night market of Patpong is just down the street. One metro station Silom 150 m away and one MRT station Sala Daeng 100 m away. At this price, the best deal in central Bangkok. The dorms are in the 6th floor & there is no lift !


great hostel.

  • 4th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • China
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The dorm room and shared bathroom were filthy, not to mention up six flights of stairs. We were only there for one night but the other guests we were speaking to told us about all the bed bugs and cockroaches they had seen. Despite this, friendly staff, good location and free tea and coffee. Not bad if you're only staying a night or two, just not the cleanest place you'll find.

Owner Comment (Hide)
About the bedbugs or cockroaches you mention ,because of some guests ate the snack or dessert. And some of them remain on the floor. We have cleaned every day and spray the chemical for protection every month. But this issue all the guest in the room have to help keeping clean together. For 6 floor hostel ,almost hostel in this area are same. ^.^ ^.^ ^.^


The hostel is average but the staffs very friendly and always smiling. Wifi is good in first floor but it was not working in six floor.

  • 1st Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Indonesia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


My second stay here. Centrally located in Silom (very close to Sala Daeng BTS and Silom MRT). Easy to make friends and to plan trips with fellow travellers. Only down : dorms are in the 6t stage without lift. But still, excellent option in Bangkok.


very friendly and helpful staff, strategic location


I think this is a great little hostel for when you only have a couple of days and don't need lots of extra facilities. I love the location as it's close to the BTS and MRT. There's a night market right on your doorstep as well as lots of other shops and restaurants. If you want to spend time in the Khao San Road area it is a bit far away but easily doable if you have the inclination to visit (but not if you want to spend most of your time there). I returned to the hostel on several occasions.


I really enjoyed my stay & have returned several times. They have cheap luggage storage (20B/d) which was perfect for me as didn't want to carry everything all the time (went up north and over to Viet/Cam). The staff were really friendly and helpful. There's free hot drinks in reception & decent free wifi. I had a private room which was great. Shared bathrooms for everyone but I never had to queue. It's just off the Silom Rd but is not noisy at all. Good transport links (not great for Khao San).


Best location, very near to BTS station. Nice staff at reception speaks English, she helped us with info we needed. I stayed in a dorm on 6th floor with no elevator, that's fine with me. However, the iron bunk beds are very shaky and dangerous with lot of crackle noise which is very uncomfortable for other sleeping dorm mates. They have to fix those ASAP. Free hot beverages at reception, I enjoyed hot chocolate everyday I was there. Overall, it's okay, can maintain better by fixing few things :)


in the room there was a big stink of mold probably date from the air conditioner. perhaps the filters should be changed or at least clean. I found the structure below my expectations, one of the worst hostels I've stayed in over the years.

Owner Comment (Hide)
It is not the stink of mold. W have already cleaned the filter of air-con. It is ok now. ^-^ ^-^ ^-^


It's a rundown building, but it's clean and functional. Dorms on the 5th floor without lift. Absolutely central (for real Bangkok, not for Khao San area), location very convenient. Nearby a Citi Bank with free ATM use.

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