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Etzz Bangkok: Hostel Review

Hostel Review: Etzz Bangkok

Guest house details

  • Name: Etzz Bangkok
  • Location: Soi Ngam Duphli  Thung Maha Mek, Sathon, Bangkok 
  • Contact details:
  •  – Phone: +66 2 286 9424
  •  – Website: www.etzhostel.com
  •  – Email: info@etzhostel.com
  • Price: 250-450 Thai Baht
  • Value for money (marks out of 10): 8

Date of review: Feb 21, 2012

Review:

I have stayed at Etzz three different times over the past 6 months. Bangkok just seems to be one of those cities you find yourself in again and again. Etzz is a secret I keep in my back pocket that I am happy to share with you! The staff is friendly and can help book travel to the other parts of Thailand or simply write you directions in Thai to give to taxi drivers. They are knowledgeable and willing to share local secrets.

My favorite aspect of Etzz is its location. It is conveniently located to the airport and the train station. It is less than an hour ride on the trains from the airport to the hostel. Additionally, Etzz is just 4 MRT stops from the train station and then only a 2 block walk to the door of the hostel. This is priceless to me. I hate walking for ages after a long day of travel! Etzz is not located near the famed backpackers are of Khao San road but in a more local neighborhood by Lumpini Park. There are street food stalls morning and night right out the door. Cheap delicious eats are easy to indulge in. If you are interested in seeing some Thai Boxing during your stay in Bangkok the arena at Lumpini Park is one of the most popular local places to see an authentic fight.

I personally prefer the 12 person dorm over the smaller dorms because I find the smaller ones a little tight. The air conditioning is strong enough to cool the rooms so you don’t have to breathe stagnant air all night long. I hate a stuffy dorm room! The hostel is kept very clean and all the bathrooms are cleaned frequently throughout the day.  There is a comfy lounge area with computers free of charge to use and wifi throughout the hostel even in your room. Additionally there is a roof top hangout space that is a great area to have a picnic of street food with your fellow travelers.

Amenities:

FACILITIES:
 24 Hour Reception  24 Hour Security   Air Conditioning
 Airport Transfers (Charges Apply)  Bar  Board games
 Cable TV  Common Room  Free City Maps
 Free Internet Access  Free WiFi  Hot Showers
 Internet Access  Key Card Access  Linen Included
 Lockers  Luggage Storage  Outdoor Terrace
 Reading Light  Tours/Travel Desk  Towels for hire

The Good:

  • Close to Public Transit
  • Street Food
  • Clean
  • Friendly Staff
  • Close to local favorite bars and clubs
  • Great strong hot water shower

The Bad:

  • A taxi is needed to visit the cities top tourist sights: The Grand Palace and the Reclining Giant Golden Buddah
  • Not walking distance to the backpackers bars located on Khao San

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Comments
6 Responses to “Etzz Bangkok: Hostel Review”
  1. Andy Tejada says:

    I miss ETZ!!!! Yes, the location is convenient! I stayed there January last year, and I’m their very first client ever! haha… The rooftop lounge area was still under construction / finishing touches during that time… but i liked hanging out there 🙂 When I go back to Bkk, i’ll definitely stay there again 🙂

  2. Dary Chong says:

    My fav hostel in bkk!I stay for 6 nights at etzzz,very good location,for sure the street food!hostel in a very urban design,clean n staff are very helpful,for sure will stay etzzz when I m back to Bangkok!!!

  3. Ashley says:

    I heart Bangkok! We have always stayed with my brother when visiting, but later this year we’ll be there on our own so I’ll definitely keep this place in mind.

    • Since you have been to BKK before I think you might really enjoy being in a more local neighborhood. Also as I said being only 4 stops from the train station is critical for me! BKK just seems to be one of those cities you always end up spending a night or two in while on transit. Thanks for reading!

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