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“Overpriced double”
Review of WE Bangkok Hostel

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WE Bangkok Hostel
Ranked #311 of 1,385 Specialty Lodging in Bangkok
Reviewed March 13, 2013

This might be a great place for value in the dorms, but my partner and I stayed in a double. The rooms are cell like and while you get a tv, all the channels are thai, so not much of a perk for us.
The location was decent...short walk to the BTS, which was nice.
We stayed in Bangkok previously in the Samsen Road area and it had better access to cheap eats and night life and for about $15 less per night.
For $42 you only got one towel for two people. Bathroom was clean but stunk like a sewer. And the walls were paper thin making the street noise really loud.
The staff were friendly but not great. They sent us down toward the river claiming lots of Thai places to eat...everything was overpriced Western pizza places. There are signs all over the place indicating happy hour and pumping their rooftop bar. We went up one night and no one was there and when we went back down to order a couple drinks for happy hour they said there wasn`t one and the signs were old. Makes you wonder what other info in all the signs all over is out of date as well.
The free computers for internet access was a great perk.
Probably wouldn`t stay again.

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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 8, 2013

WE Bangkok was the best experience- the hang out spaces were cool and really nice to be in. It's super close to the train which is essential and a quick walk to the river too. The neighborhood is quiet, not super close to any great bars but there's great Indian food in the neighborhood. Overall, really great! The bathrooms are also really clean and nice, as are the rooms. Mostly though the people here are wonderful!

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Reviewed February 27, 2013

We have stayed at WE bangkok numerous times in the dorm styled rooms. The rooms are cheap, but very clean and comfortable. The staff is very very nice and friendly. Its right across from a 7/11 and has a relaxing roof top bar/hangout area. Its very close to the BTS and a quick cab ride away from khao san road. I would highly recommend staying here!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Shannon H
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

The staff were very nice, at times a little rough with English, but they knew what you were trying to say. There's a rooftop bar with a gorgeous view of the financial district. Several computers with reliable internet and a video camera if you need to Skype back home. Close to the sky train, safe area.

Met a lot of awesome people here from all around the world. If you're backpacking through Bangkok you should definitely give this place a try.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled solo
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Thank MusikAnimal
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

I had a great stay at this hosel! The staff were really helpful and friendly. There's two indoor common areas and two outside (including a roof-top bar!) The location is great, there's plenty of 7 11 shops to get water etc and lots of great places to eat on the street. You're an easy walk to the sky train, which connects you to the river or underground to get to the sights.
It is far away from the back-packer street, but it's fine in a taxi.
Despite staying in an 8 bed dorm I felt like I had plenty of room!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Fe_Hart
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

I enjoyed this place, I've stayed here everytime I've come to bangkok, except 3 times. I honestly like the layout, cleanliness, price, and usually there's a pretty good vibe in it. Last time I was there, it was pretty empty. but, when there's a decent amount of people in it - it's pretty perfect for hooking up with folks and traveling onward.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
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Thank Chase H
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Reviewed December 23, 2012

We were really looking forward to staying here after all the great reviews but it was a bit of a disappointment.
Yes, the staff are very friendly. But it's really dingy and there is no cafe or particularly comfortable common room. It's not really conducive to meeting people and the street it's on isn't very lively or welcoming.
The rooms are pretty good and beds are Comfy. There was only air con in the rooms and the rest of the hostel was really stuffy.
Obviously you'd be prepared to overlook these things if it had a great atmosphere but it doesn't. The rooftop bar wasn't open at all during our stay and it was really quiet for such a high tourist season.
You'd have no idea this hostel was only a year and a half old. It's not horrific, just a let down.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about WE Bangkok Hostel

Address: 122, 124 Soi Sathorn12, Sathorn Rd | Silom, Bangruk, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Bangkok
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #311 of 1,385 Specialty Lodging in Bangkok
Price Range: $9 - $45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 350
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bangkok's newest hostel with reasonable price and super friendly staff. Located in the Bangkok CBD with the modern public transportation access such as skytrain and shuttle bus.***NEW opening hostel with the HIGHEST RATING!!!! All of our guests had a GREAT TIME! WE Bangkok is chic, fun, clean and safe. With FREE INTERNET, key card access, CCTV, personal lockers, 24 hour service, friendly English speaking staff, rooftop bar, good shower, air-con, pool table and many more. WE located between famous Silom and Sathorn Roads in the center of Bangkok near BTS close to Night market, Patpong, Jim Thompson house, Madame Tussauds, Pratunam wholesale market, riverside, Bangkok art and culture center, old part of the city, China town, Lumpini Park and boxing stadium, main train station to all parts of Thailand and all the big shopping malls such as MBK, Siam Paragon. Khao San Road is only 20 min away by taxi (it costs around 70 THB per car). WE can ensure you that your time will not be wasted during your stay with us. Guaranteed to be one of the most exciting experiences; come join our guests from around the world at WE Bangkok. WE HOSTEL comprises of the following:**Lobby: A comfortable zone with couches and a big screen TV with cable channels along with a small minibar to provide you with snacks as well as fresh brewed coffee to serve your needs.**Hip floor: Pool tables are available for guests to enjoy as well as computers with internet access. For book readers, we have a book exchange shelf with a variety of books to choose from. **8-bed Ladies Dorm**8-bed Mixed Dorm**4-bed Mixed Dorm**Private Room: A private room fully furnished with cable TV, closet, and a built in bathroom.**Roof Top Bar: A stunning view of Bangkok with various drinks to help you end your day. ... more   less 
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