On my last visit to Bangkok I stayed at the amazing HQ Hostel. Is time around however I decided to give another place a go and opted for something closer to Koh San, as my time in the Thai capital was slightly more limited.
On recommendation from a travel buddy I opted for Nap Park – and wasn’t disappointed.
Located just two road parallel to Koh San it’s withing stumbling distance of the backpacker bars, but removed enough for a good nights kip. This means the surrounding area is filled with restaurants, street food, markets and everything you need to sample Bangkok.
I was lucky enough to score a free upgrade (just by chance may I add, no travel blogger privileges here!) and stayed in a 6 bed dorm with en suite.
The rooms themselves are air con, with large individual lockers capable of storing a solid sized rucksack or two, and the adjoining bathroom was spacious and clean.
The beds were almost mini pods – each with an individual TV, power outlets and curtain for privacy, all of which allowed for a good nights sleep.
You can’t really argue with the facilities either – a large common area which plays movies all day (a great place to mong out after a heavy night), free wifi throughout, and a small outside area which sells food/beer/drinks at reasonable prices.
The hostel staff were super friendly, helpful and the whole place had a really good vibe.
Price wise it’s not the cheapest you’ll find in Asia – with the cheapest dorm starting at around £8 per night, but if you’re bouncing out of Bangkok after a few days of landing it’s a great introduction to Thailand and the perfect place to rest your head, get over your jetlag or party hard!
The only thing it really lacked was a good tour booking service, but there are plenty of places around to do this and the staff are more than happy to point you in the right direction.
Facilities – 4/5
Cleanliness – 4/5
Atmosphere – 4/5
Value – 3/5 (for Thailand it’s not the cheapest!)