Soi 1 Guesthouse, "Western influenced," Thai owned - 24 hour access youth hostel internet-cafe, restaurant/bar and offers great travel resources, with English speaking staff, and the best located hostel in terms of arrival/departures and seeing all of what Bangkok has to Offer.. Supplying an informative, up-beat, inexpensive Haven for guest. Longest established, Proper Hostel in Bangkok Featuring Guest-Friendly Management.
Hello fellow travelers,
'Soi 1 guesthouse' is an independent Australian/American influenced Thai owned guesthouse, and youth hostel, with 24 hour access and manned reception, now being over-seen by our diligent, on-site English speaking owner, Nai. The friendships made and the adventures shared are what we are about. We have a game-room, bar, live sports from satellites, free wi-fi, free maps, hi speed wireless internet, clean rooms, new linen and mattresses, plush towels and hot showers. It's really all about the good vibe, good people, casual atmosphere and the adventure that makes great memories priceless! Let us help you to a good start. With our easy access location (sky train, subway, bus stop, canals, and free bag storage). Relax, get rid of the jet-lag. Be friendly, be happy, and be helpful. If your flight leaves late in the day, you can secure your luggage till departure time for free; relax in our air-conditioned game room/bar/TV or internet lounge. We are proudly a real hostel. Not a place with 1 dorm and the rest higher priced private rooms!
No hidden fees. There are no extra charges for any of these items like with some other hostels!
Bed and linen, towel included with real mattress in an air-conditioned room (you control the a/c), hot showers and a clean, safe environment with 24 hr access, 24 hour reception, a 24 hr common room & bar, the ever popular free long term storage and onward travel tips.
Soi 1 has - triple private with shower and air-con, 4 person private with shower and air-con, 8 bed dorm (female only) 4 & 10 person dorm rooms. All beds are in a good air-conditioned room. A total of 43 beds. The 3 person private room has shower and air-con. 4 bed private has shower and a\c. All toilets are shared, western in style (we keep them clean, check our rating for cleanness, toilets can tell a lot about a place). The triple rooms have beds that are double on the bottom and single on top and can be booked to accommodate up to three people. 4 bed private dorm is has 4 bunks and a shower w/air-con. A private room defined by us, each bed must be secured (paid for) and the room needs a key for entry...all linen is supplied including towels at no extra cost. A\C is controlled by you.
Soi 1 has - Triple private, 4, 6 (female only) 8, & 10 person dorm rooms. All beds are in a good Air-conditioned room. A total of 43 beds. The 3 person private room has shower only. 4 bed private the showers are just outside room. All toilets are shared, Western in style (We keep them Clean, check our rating for cleanness, Toilets can tell a lot about a place.) The triple rooms have beds that are double on the bottom and single on top and can be booked to accommodate up to three people.A Private room defined by us, is a room that cost as much as any other beds, but each bed must be secured (paid for) and the room needs a key for entry...Also, 11 o'clock check-in BUT if a bed is available we will put you in it as early as 6AM. If earlier theres always the couch. For NO extra charge. (Handy if your coming in on the early bus or Train from the north.)
We take great pride in the condition of Soi 1 Guesthouse. Clean describes it best. We have new mattresses, sheets, pillows on every bed and Air-Con in every room. The Owner Nai, ( lived in Europe for 5 yrs ) is a lovely Buddhist Thai lady who can speak English, German , and of course Thai, A real Bonus as plenty have found and, you'd find too, if you need to call locally to Airlines, Tour companies, Show bookings etc...). She knows the best of the best from tailors to temples!
At Soi 1 Guesthouse you have Unlimited time, Free, Strong Signal Wi-Fi (wireless internet) that can be received (now on all 4 floors, in all rooms and roof top balcony.) by anyone with his or her own laptop/ wireless device. No day fees or membership required. If you are 'wireless deviceless', we have the laptop and connection for you for 1 baht a min.
Free lockers, (bigger than a laptop), but smaller than a big backpack. Free short and long term storage for larger items. (Blue Door next to the 24 hr manned reception desk), which is unbelievably helpful to lighten your load while doing Thailand. Often used to its capacity but always room for a few more.
Here in Bangkok We are being noticed. We being a 43 bed Hostel are mid sized and have the time for each Guest. We have set a standard of Service, Cleanliness and Care for our Guest to such an extent that Some Hostels/ Guesthouses are finally getting a clue and finding that they best start 'Cleaning up their acts' and providing a 'guest-friendly hostel'. Feel good, get here feeling comfortable from the start and it will be a help to your entire trip. The condition of our atmosphere is one that is relaxed, Open minded, Comfortable, Secure, Clean, and Happy. We keep it that way.
'Guest Friendly Management'
We are different. Well traveled ourselves we understand the curiosities, needs, and dislikes of being on the road, so we are ahead of the game. Come see. We are dedicated to supply an informative, up-beat, inexpensive Haven for our guest, Compare our location on the map and our customer reviews to others and you will see we are Unique in location and services provided. We help people come together and relax cheaply. We see many people from many places with many likes and dislikes... We try to keep everyone happy but we do keep the Majority happy. We are a Hostel not a Hotel. The difference is a Hostel can be a more social environment.
In our Air-Conditioned Licensed Bar,
We serve Heineken and Local beers such as Singha, Chang, Leo all reasonably priced. Dave’s Tip; try the 'Red Horse' beer - large bottle 100 Baht 6.9 % with flavor and of course various spirits.
We also have the cheapest Laundry service,for our guest, in the area..
Tell the bus/taxi driver 'Sook-Um-vit Soi noong' = showing your index finger. Sukhumvit Soi 1, and insist on meter being used. If they refuse close the door and look for the next. If you choose a cab. Just insist on them using the meter. From the new airport 300-350 baht. Upon arrival get bags then go to 'Departures' and grab a Taxi as he is letting off a fare. Faster than waiting in line, and driver is eager to get a fast fare from nowhere, the meter is your best way, insist on it. 300-350 is the norm. (This is another little trick of many that can make your experience here so much easier. ) If there are two or more of you take a taxi as the cost will be close to 2 on the bus. Again insist on meter. If they don't want to use the meter, Close the door and catch the next one. We can’t make you more aware. Want hassle free Arrival? Listen to Us,
We suggest taking a taxi but if you decide to use the bus......
If you arrive at the new airport your cheapest way to get here would be the 552 bus to the
&quot;On Nut&quot;(E9) Skytrain board the skytrain there, at that point there is only one direction to go west so it's easy enough. From there go to the Phloen Chit stop (E2). get off walk down steps on what was the right side as you arrived, at botom of steps walk the way you came, cross railroad tracks take the first street on you left. This street is called Soi 1. Walk down Soi 1 for about 200 meters and we are on the right side just before the 7-11.
(Voice of experience = Take a Taxi, Insist on meter)
Please, make sure to enter the correct email address when booking so that you will receive the confirmation email with a map attached and the address written in Thai.
We would really appreciate it if you could reconfirm your booking, by email or phone, 12-48 hours before your arrival, failure to do so could result in your booking being allocated to someone else. (But don't sweat it, unless you're a large group)
The following might be of some help in getting here.
Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 Days before arrival. After this date, charges will be applied by the property up to the full cost of the reservation. Deposits paid are non refundable.
Have you stayed here? Write a review
Note: It is the responsibility of the hotel chain and/or the individual property to ensure the accuracy of the photos displayed. Travellerspoint is not responsible for any inaccuracies in the photos.
Create your own travel plan and bookmark this hotel on your plan. You can even bookmark hotels found on other websites!
Do you have questions about Bangkok? You might try asking in our active travel forums and see if anyone else has been there.
Read up on what to see and do in Bangkok in the Travellerspoint guide, written by travellers for travellers.