Where to stay in Bangkok: Mad Monkey Hostel

We landed in Bangkok early in the morning, and as soon as we exited the airport, we were hit by the hot & humid weather. We jumped onto the S1 bus that dropped us close to Khao San Road and from there on we walked a bit to Mad Monkey Hostel Bangkok. We got there way too early for our check in, but we spent the extra time to catch our breath, cool down, and eat something.

Once we arrived, we were welcomed by super friendly staff. While we waited for the room, and throughout our stay, they were always there for any questions we might have. There were several services available such as booking tours and laundry, which were very helpful for us, as we packed very lightly and we did not make any plans for Bangkok.

The Location

The hostel is located in the old city of Bangkok, close to Khao San Road, known for the backpackers place to hang out. If you can stand the heat, you can easily walk for 25min or so to the Grand Palace. There are plenty of shops and restaurants within walking distance of the hotel, so you will definitely be able to buy whatever you need. I recommend exploring the surroundings both during the day and in the evenings – it’s insane how the atmosphere changes! The easiest public transportation around is the tuk tuk. In the end, it’s not cheap, but it’s fast and easy to catch one.

The Room

The room had the basic amenities and a private bathroom (which we always aim for when we look for accommodation). It also had a lovely view over the hotel’s pool, the canal, and a millennial pink building across. We were very grateful for the air-con in the room – it kept us cool during the night – and I don’t think I ever needed to open the windows.

Mad Monkey Hostel Bangkok

And can we just talk for a minute about the pool? I have never seen a hostel with a pool so this one definitely hits the jackpot! There’s cosy bean bags, colorful flags and lots of greenery around to make you feel relaxed in the middle of such a busy city! I have to say that I was really in love with my room view, from the buildings to the greenery and the poo!

Mad Monkey Hostel Bangkok

The Restaurant

This must have been my favorite part – the music, the decoration and the food were complementing each other perfectly. I loved the unique design – from the paintings on the walls to the beer lamps. I loved the delicious food and how beautifully it was presented – perfect for Instagram. I loved having my morning iced coffee, enjoying the chill music and the calming vibes.

Mad Monkey Hostel Bangkok

Mad Monkey Hostel Bangkok

Mad Monkey Hostel Bangkok

Mad Monkey Hostel Bangkok

Mad Monkey Hostel Bangkok

The atmosphere in the hostel was very relaxing during the day, with people chilling by the pool or people enjoying a nice meal. In the evenings and at night, people were drinking and having fun. What I liked was that there was no all night partying, so if you enjoy having a good night’s sleep, you’re all good!

I loved everything in there, from the excellent location and the restaurant, to the amazing staff! I know that they have several hotels throughout South East Asia and I cannot wait to check them all out! If you are heading for Bangkok and are looking for affordable and quality accommodation, I highly recommend the Mad Monkey Hostel Bangkok.

Have you stayed at any Mad Monkey hostels? What do you think of them?

PLEASE NOTE: I received a free stay at Mad Monkey Bangkok, but rest assured that all opinions are honest and my own.

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  1. I love this post, it made me feel as if I was right there. And your pics are awesome too. Thanks for sharing what looks like an ideal place to stay when I visit Thailand one day.