There are countless of hostels, hotels and apartments in Bangkok. At AroiMakMak, we want to bring you as much information as possible. And so, we are happy to bring you a brand new category – Hostel (popular  with backpackers and budget travelers).

There are many hostels and 2 star hotels offering cheap stays. However, many don’t look presentable. Thankfully, there are still a few hostels which are actually boutique hostels offering clean and modern rooms. I went to check them out for myself and stayed in the hostel to have a first hand experience. Do note that these are not hotels and don’t expect full 5 star service. But many new hostels aim to provide as much service and facilities while still keeping the rates low for you.

HQ Hostel is located at Silom Soi 3. BTS Sala Daeng is just a 5 to 10 minute walk away. At HQ Hostel, they offer you a new visual experience of a hostel – neatly polished cement floors, wooden elements with metal furnishing.

HQ Hostel - Silom Soi 3

Turn left into Silom Soi 3 and you will soon see a sign, “HQ Hostel”.

HQ Hostel HQ Hostel - Facade

Head on in and be prepared to climb a flight of stairs.

HQ Hostel - Entrance HQ Hostel - Lobby

Check-in is fast and simple. At the lobby is also the chill / hangout area where there are games for you to play, books for you to read and TV for you to watch.

HQ Hostel offers the following at Lobby:

  • – Free Wifi
  • – Cable TV with HBO and sport channels
  • –  Hits movies DVD
  • –  Library
  • –  Sport Bar with BEER
  • –  Tour  Desk
  • –  Luggage Storage
  • – 24 hour reception

HQ Hostel - Lobby HQ Hostel - Lobby

HQ Hostel offers 5 room types and I stayed in S Type – HQ Suite. Hostel comes with shared bathrooms but here in the Suite, you get your own private room with a bathroom included.

HQ Hostel - Suite

Entering the room, at a glance, you see a white room and polished cement floors and bathroom. It definitely looks cosy and most importantly clean! The bed here is firm, which is better for your back. The pillows are soft and comforter is plush and nice.

HQ Hostel - Suite

At one glance, this is what you get in the room. In fact, the toilet is pretty spacious.

HQ Hostel - Suite

You get a Rain Shower too.

Do note that in Hostels, you are not allowed to throw tissues, sanitary pads or anything into the toilet bowl. You will need to throw it into the bin provided.

HQ Hostel - Suite

HQ Suite night view.

Other rooms offered are:

HQ Hostel - 2 Bed Bunk
T Type – 2 Bunk Bed

HQ Hostel - 4 Bed Bunk
M Type – 4 Bunk Bed

HQ Hostel - 6 Bed Bunk
L Type – 6 Bunk Bed and also A Type – 10 Bunk Bed (Not in picture)

HQ Hostel - GymA small space for you to work out if you need.

+ Like

The location is good with many street food carts, nearby shopping and BTS. Rooms are clean with modern furnishing. Staff is  friendly.

– Dislike

The steep flight of stairs, especially when you stay at the highest level. But take it as if you are doing exercise. :p

= Conclusion

A good place to stay if you want a location near to the BTS at a reasonable price. You can eat all kinds of local / hawker food around Silom. You get lots of choices for foot / thai traditional massage just across the main road.