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“More expensive than expected” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of WE Bangkok Hostel

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WE Bangkok Hostel
Ranked #223 of 1,131 Specialty Lodging in Bangkok
Montreal
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“More expensive than expected”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2013

We booked the double room (private) and the price indicated was US$ 21. However, when we checked out, the price had doubled. It seems that the website indicates the price of the private double room per person, which is very unusual (and random?). Even though we had clearly indicated that we wanted a room for two, the displayed price was still US$ 21.

As for the facilities per se, they are pretty clean and recent-ish. The TV, on the other hand, had no Englihs-speaking channels, even though they advertise the room as "with cable TV". The hostel somehow lacked ambiance and atmosphere: it was soulless. The lighting is weird and the music, pretty inconsistent.

The neighbourhood is great, though.

If you decide to stay at this hostel, be very careful when booking your room!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Sarah M
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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57 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 11, 2013

Stayed at Female dorms and the room is clean and the bed was comfy.
Staffs also very helpful & friendly.
Close to 7E & nearby BTS train and also food stalls very close nearby.
Also got nice & bug hang out lobby here

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Armiez
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C
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2013

We absolutely loved WE, and are already planning to stay on another upcoming trip to Bangkok. The rooms are big, clean and the A/C is kicking - a necessity in such a hot city! The place has a great vibe - travelers from all over the world hanging out and enjoying Bangkok. Lots of chill socializing out front in the evening, and people around all day long. There are always movies running in the lobby, there's tons of street food 5 minutes in every direction, 7-11 is right across the street (essential for your daily toastie fix), 5 minute walk from the subway, 10 minute walk from Patpong, but still nice and quiet off of a little back road. Only downside was the service from the employees, which wasn't bad, but not as friendly as I'm used to at hostels around SE Asia.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Christina C
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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013

This is the hostel to be in Bangkok. Been in the city 3 times and always stayed there. You meet great people and you hang out with them at all times. I have made so many friends in this hostel and we still keep in touch. It really is a special place for me! I am looking forward to returning to We Bangkok.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Gogo87
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Guelph, Canada
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41 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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.

Room Tip: If you`re looking to save money stick to the dorms.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank worldtravelingcanuck
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Wanderlustradish
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Nakhon Pathom, Thailand
Level Contributor
18 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Shannon H
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Additional Information about WE Bangkok Hostel

Property: 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 #223 of 1,131 Specialty Lodging in Bangkok
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 350
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bangkok's newest hostel with reasonable price and super friendly staffs. 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 guest had a GREAT TIME!WE Bangkok is chick, fun, clean and safe. With FREE INTERNET ,key card access, CCTV, personal lockers, 24 hour service, friendly English speaking staffs, roof top bar, good shower, air-con, pool table and many more.WE located between famous Silom and Sathorn road 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 part of Thailand and all the big shopping malls such as MBK, Siam paragon.Khao San road is only 20 min away by taxi (it cost 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 experience, come join our guest 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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