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“Nice people, nice place”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Smile Society

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Smile Society
Ranked #4 of 1,155 Specialty Lodging in Bangkok
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Nice people, nice place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2013

The two sisters who run the hostel are very nice and kind. They are always happy to help you with whatever you need and give good advices of places to visit. The rooms are quite tidy and clean as well as the whole hostel. The location is also fine, 5m from the sky-train. The breakfast is very good for a hostel. We forgot the iphone on the room and we called asking them to keep it for a week, time we would be back in Bangkok. They did keep it and gave us when we were back. That is a very nice gesture that not every body would have. You can be sure that if you stay at Smile Society you will be very well treated.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013

I enjoyed two stays here and a had a lovely experience each time. It is a great base for reaching key sites within Bangkok. The service was friendly and helpful, and the breakfast included a yummy banana muffin! The private room I stayed in was simple but stylish- I would definitely return again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

We stayed here after just flying in to Bangkok, I'm so pleased we did. It was great. Great service, friendly , helpful. Room was lovely and clean, with towels and a tv. It was just what we needed to rest up after a long flight. Thank to the staff.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

In February 2013 I was travelling around Thailand in a group of 8 people. Having stayed in a number of hostels during our trip Smile Society definitely was amongst the best and cheapest.

Very good service, comfortable rooms, good and quiet location, very clean, reasonably priced:

All that can be expected from a very good hostel...

Also, having heard reports from friends having travelled through Thailand before, none had made better experiences with a hostel. Even for western-standards the hostel is absolutely worth its price and guarantees a pleasant stay in Bangkok. Especially for young travellers Smile Society is recommendable as during our stay we met many other travelers under 30 who were able to share some interesting experiences with us and gave us some valuable information about Thailand.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

Once again the lovely team at Smile Society have Impressed. This time we turned up unannounced after some trouble at the train station and needing a place to stay. As we had stayed here before and really enjoyed it we thought it was a safe bet to return.

Even though there were no private rooms available we were not turned away and an 8 bed dorm was offered to us as a private room. After many hours on buses and train station dramas this was fantastic. Thanks Team!

Smile Society is a lovely modern clean safe place to stay in a Location that is excellent being well connected with Sky Train, Train station and transport to Airport.

Next time we come back to Bangkok I know where I am staying

Room Tip: Metered Taxi's are much better than Tuk Tuk's and Cheaper and avoid anyone who tries to help...
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2013

The hostal is like any other hostel equipped with the minimum, but the staff is friendly and really helpful and the toilets and showers are clean.
It is perfect to meet meet fun people to start off your Thailand journey.

We had a private room for about 45EUR, which we found quite pricey though, for what you get.
The breakfast leaves room for improval, so dont bother too much to get up for it ;)

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

A fantastic experience and something that truly lives up to the name. At check in you will be greeted by either/both of the sister owners Bee & Nid. A remarkably clean and comfortable environment, you will at home right away. An opportunity for peace and quiet or a hub for meeting other travelers. Location is great, right near Sala Daeng Metro and close to many restaurants, bars and night market.... A great escape for the usual Kao San backpackers cliche...

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Smile Society

Property: Smile Society
Address: 130/3-4, Silom Soi 6, Bangkok 10500, Thailand
Location: Thailand > Bangkok > Silom
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 1,155 Specialty Lodging in Bangkok
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Smile Society 2*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Smile Society is small youth hostel run by local. We are peaceful and environmental friendly. Staff are knowledgeable and happy to help guide your trip. You will see as local sees, eat like local eats and feel like local does. We provide clean, cosy and comfortable accommodation for young travelers around the world. No matter you travel alone, with family or friends, we have many room types suit you needs. You will meet other nice travelers to share stories or personal interest or travel together. We are not in old city but located in great location on Silom Road which make you easy to explore Bangkok. We are only 5 min walk to Sky trian and Metro. Traveling to Grand Palace, Wat Pho, Wat Arun, China Town, etc is very easy and cheap. All rooms are air-condition and non-smoking. We have private rooms and shared room in only Female or MIXED dormitory. We are eco-friendly, our hostel has no elevator. It is good for free exercise :) We appreciate you read and understand our house rules and conditions before booking. We ban tourist sex and don't accept Thai girl or Thai boy. We have age limitation 49 yrs old as some facilities are not well-supported to that certain age. We reserve the right to decline any booking that do not comply with our house rules. To book a room, please make a direct booking to our website. To get good deal, pls contact us via website smilesocietyhostel only. Hope to see you soon. ... more   less 
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