nice place but it's a game of roulette as to how social it can be, if your room area is social..that's good. If everyone is your room is sleeping, not good. There's not really a "common area", just the lobby area that is shared with the family that runs it.
not sure why the entire hostel's night out was to a restaurant when the roof top is one of the highlights of the place. Activities shouldn't be entrusted to volunteers. Please make use of the rooftop and do events up there instead of emptying the place out and making it so quiet.
I found it strange that a place that is "relatively" more expensive didn't fix the broken shower-head on the 1st floor over the 3 days that I was there. All the shower water heaters in the building have been tampered with and the owners have set them at a less-than-comfortable lukewarm temperature. They have a female only room and a "mixed" room, which is essentially a male room, but oh yeah boring couples are allowed because it's "mixed" after all. Breakfast not included, nothing.
The "cafe" downstairs has the hardest wood chairs ever to sit on, way too many backpacks clustered around the front & tour desks and a weird double seat pointed at a TV/DVD screen. They have a female only room and "mixed" rooms, which are essentially the male rooms, but oh yeah boring couples are allowed because it's "mixed" after all.
The "curtains" between beds in the shared areas inhibit social interaction and are so thin, they are see-though! No "hostel" feeling, the only interaction is in front of the sinks and near the showers, huh? They've a female only floor and "mixed" floor, which is essentially the male floor, but oh yeah boring couples are allowed because it's "mixed" after all. Staff J.R. was helpful, lesbian staff Stephanie hugged her girlfriend & lingered until closing, she was rude when closing the bar.
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staff didn't know which bus to take to get to Don Mueang airport. when asked how much then would a taxi cost, he said 300 or 250 baht... he said most likely 300. I took a metered taxi from the front door and it cost 139 baht. No hot water, you can not adjust the temperature. The machine is "on" but water doesn't get warm/hot. One of the showers was broken (3rd floor)
NOT a hostel Reception area has 2 couches, but owner & friends always there watching TV. Owner & friends hangout & sleep in room 101. Sign on door of 1st floor toilet says "out of service", but owner & friends use it all day. Toilets on 3rd and 4th floors have "out of sevice" on the urinals & all toilets seats are either missing 1 or 2 screws, so seat covers are loose or not connected. Person who checked me out (took my room key) at 5:30am, did not know which bus to take to Don Muang Airport
Location is perfect, walking distance to Chatuchak Weekend Market. Rules are rigid, makes it a bit dry, it is Hosteling International, of course. Wifi system is troublesome as you have to log-in per floor and so your connection breaks if you move around.