Book this place. Just do it. I thought I'd never find a better deal after J-Hoppers, but this place tops. It's everything you need, and nothing you don't. I mean, a private room? For this price? Right next to both a subway station AND a major train station that gets you to/from KIX airport in a snap? Walking distance from Tsutenkaku Tower? With awesome staff? 100%. Hands down. No contest. I was expecting a sketchy love hotel, and instead it was a comfy/convenient place to stay.
Book this place and book it quickly before someone else beats you to it. You will not find a better location. It's impossible. Lub D is 30 *seconds* from the SkyTrain so getting to/from the airport is a breeze. No taxi necessary. This hostel is the first thing you see before you even exit the station. I stayed in two different highly-recommended hostels while in Bangkok -- and I liked Lub D better. Staff is great, the water pressure is divine, it's a fun place. What more do I need to say?
First time in Thailand, first time traveling alone, and I'm not gonna lie: I booked this place because of the awesome reviews about the fun atmosphere, the owner Vee, etc. I was not disappointed! This place is FUN and Vee is fantastic. He took us to restaurants, friends' parties, and clubs where we were the only non-locals. The location is near the Holiday Inn, so even if it's not perfect, it's not hard to hail a taxi. And the Bunchun experience is WELL-worth the location trade-off. No contest.
Great place, fun staff, clean, and a really good location (once you know the shortcut). It's near a Skytrain station so it's super easy to get to/from the airport without taking a taxi. I got lost trying to find the hostel the first time. Streets in Thailand aren't labeled well, and I'd forgotten to print a map. Thailand doesn't have free WiFi, so I couldn't pull up a map on my smartphone. I went to four different 7-Elevens asking for directions. Luckily this hostel is on a well-known street.
This place was fantastic! Thank you for the wonderful stay! Also, thank you for offering to send the Key Deposit money back to me! My flight was early in the morning so I had to leave on the first train at 5:00am. I'd completely forgotten about the key deposit money when I left my key in the Drop Box. The very same day, I was sent an e-mail informing me of the forgotten deposit and offering to send it back to me. Anytime I come to Osaka, I'm definitely staying here. It's so convenient!
This was a pretty standard economy hotel in a convenient location (downtown near restaurants, the bank, market, palace, river, etc). Think Econolodge. There were termites in the room, though. Wooden Furniture + Humid Asian Country = Termite Paradise. Taxi/TukTuk drivers would monopolize the computers at times, but if they noticed you sitting and waiting for one, they relinquished their seat right away. Overall a good place. Great staff. Some advice: Take a taxi to the airport; not a TukTuk.
Click the "Book Now" button. Just click it. You've found the perfect place to stay. Even if you can only stay for ONE night during your trip, it'd be worth it. Staying HERE specifically is what made my visit to Siem Reap unforgettable. TONS of free amenities, but the staff is truly what makes this place fantastic. For New Year's, the owners even threw a party for all of the workers and guests! Unbelievable! Try to get Phem to take you on tours. He's one of the coolest people in the world.
We stayed at both DiepAhn and NgocThao. Personally, I preferred NgocThao because it was more like a host family. However, DiepAhn is an EXCELLENT place and feels more like a fancy hotel. The rooms/bathrooms are much nicer than I'd ever expect a hostel to be: decorated with white lace curtains & wooden trimmings that match the wooden furniture. If you're looking for peace/quiet/comfort, and prefer to avoid families/travelers lounging in the living room, I'd recommend this place over NgocThao.
Absolutely wonderful! Felt like staying with a host family. There were some mosquitoes in our room, but we got rid of them. We stayed at both NgocThao and Diep Ahn and I preferred NgocThao. They're next door to one another. Diep Ahn was beautifully furnished and was more "nice hostel-esque" whereas NgocThao was much warmer in character and definitely more lively. Plus, free breakfast! NgocThao helped us book bus tickets to Siem Reap even after we had to leave for the other hostel, too.
Seriously, don't second-guess the decision and just book this place. The location is FANTASTIC -- especially for people who've never been to Hanoi before and don't want to drive on the crazy streets. Free pick-up from the airport, free breakfast, fruit and tea anytime, reasonable prices for tours to places like Ha Long Bay, and a wonderful staff. We didn't have a shower curtain in our first room, but they moved us to another NICER room when it opened up - no changes to our bill! Awesome!
100%. I live in Japan, but stayed here for New Years. Loved it. Staff speaks English; location is DIVINE, literally 1 min. from Ochanomizu train sta. and subway, and less than a 5 min. walk to downtown Akihabara and the Akihabara sta.; 24-hour convinience store attached; post office next door; all-you-can-eat breakfast for ¥1000; various restaurants in surrounding area; great water pressure and deep tubs; lots of complimentary items available in the lobby for free; felt like a 5-star hotel.
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