Whether you’re an avid solo traveller or trying it for your first time, Bangkok is one of the top destinations for anyone travelling alone. I was taken aback by the huge number of other people travelling alone so was never short of any company to explore the city.
Whilst your days will be full to the brim of historic temples and bustling markets, evenings will be a completely different affair with the world famous nightlife that Bangkok has to offer.
My 5 Best Hostels in Bangkok for Solo Travellers
As the worlds most visited city and with over 500 hostels, it can be difficult to choose where to stay in Bangkok, luckily I’ve narrowed down the choices to the best ones in the city based on my own experiences and recommendations from fellow travellers I encountered.
Nap Park @ Koh San Road **Best OVERALL Hostel for Solo Travellers**
If you’re travelling alone in Bangkok, Nap Park is the number one hostel to stay in. I stayed here right at the beginning of my 4 month journey around Southeast Asia and made friends at the hostel that lasted my entire journey. The hostel attracts a lot of people just starting out on their travels as well as some on a final stop before returning home, making the atmosphere incredibly upbeat, you won’t be friendless for long.
The social area is perfect for lounging around and mingling with other solo travellers. This is not a party hostel but there is a small bar that serves cocktails until around 10pm when the rep takes hostel goers on a bar crawl ending up on nearby Koh San Road. The staff were friendly and offered good rates for tours and transport which made things convenient.
Here Hostel Bangkok **Best Hostel with A POOL**
If having a pool is an essential part of your visit, the Here Hostel is right up your street. The garden area is the perfect place to chill while you mingle with fellow travellers and maybe have a game of volleyball or two. It also has a bar serving both food and drinks at reasonable prices and they have a cracking free breakfast.
In the dorm rooms, the pod style beds each have a curtain, so you get a nice amount of privacy. The hostel is in a good location, close to Koh San Road for the nightlife but it’s still quiet and feels safe. Backpackers at this hostel tend to be travelling alone or in small groups so you should find a tribe to explore the city with.
Mad Monkey Bangkok **Best PARTY Hostel for Solo Travellers**
I must admit there is never a dull moment at a Mad Monkey hostel and this one is no exception. The hostel has a pool for relaxing after days exploring the humid city, but it’s not the facilities that set this one apart, it’s the parties. Activities are held every single night (including a cheeky welcome drink on arrival) and reps do a great job at ensuring everyone is mingling and making new friends.
This hostel is very alcohol-focused and attracts a younger crowd so it’s not for everyone but if you enjoy a drinking game or two, then you’ve come to the right place. The bar is open to the public so even if you don’t stay here, you could always visit for a mad evening.
The Yard Hostel **Best CHILLED SOCIAL Hostel in Bangkok**
This hostel attracts those solo travellers looking for a more relaxed Bangkok experience. Unlike the previous hostels on this list, it’s located away from the main backpacker area of Koh San Road in the hip residential area of Ari, close to Chatuchak weekend market.
The dorm rooms are made from containers, although you’d never be able to tell from the modern interior. There is a huge courtyard area for relaxing, with bean bag social areas and the odd hammock for lounging around in. The hostel offers yoga each evening and Muay Thai sessions.
The facilities are great too, with some of the best showers you’ll find in a hostel and a top-class free breakfast. The neighbourhood is full of cute cafes and street food stalls, pick up some delish Pad Thai and enjoy it back at the hostel courtyard.
OneDay Hostel **Best for DIGITAL NOMADS**
Combined accommodation and co-working space is what makes OneDay the best hostel in Bangkok for digital nomads. The common area has plenty of social spaces for hanging out, although it’s probably the least sociable out of the hostels on this list as tends to attract an audience of nomads with work to do.
For an affordable night’s stay, the hostel facilities are impressive. The beds are comfy and offer plenty of privacy with curtains on each bed and private changing rooms.
One Day Hostel can be found in Sukhumvit which has easy access to the airport via the nearby Sky Train as well as close proximity to malls, restaurants and great nightlife. The co working space is an additional 350 baht per day which includes a desk in an open plan office, high speed internet and access to kitchen facilities.