Lub d Bangkok in Silom

29 March 2010

One of the many reasons why I wanted to go back to Bangkok is to set my foot once more in Lab d Bangkok Hostel in Silom Road. Yep, you got me right here, I wanted to go back in order to sleep in a hostel.

I have been here previously during a short backpacking trip with college buddies back in 2008 and I must say that I was really very impressed with our accommodation even if we were book then in the dormitory. Back then it was fairly new and as was expected of all new establishments, it was all neat and clean. When I stepped back inside this hostel (more than 2 years after the first visit), I was very amazed that it still looks very much as clean and neat as how I remembered it.

Lub d Bangkok from the outside

This relatively new hostel is supposedly designed by one of the most regarded designers in Thailand. Amongst the accommodations to choose from are eight-bed mixed dormitories, a ladies-only dormitory, and a private dormitory for 1-2 people (this means no attached bathroom). It would be good to note that the bathrooms are very clean (I reckon it is cleaned several times a day) and has separate ones for male and female.  Of course apart from the dormitories, there are the normal double rooms with attached toilet; these are located in the 4th floor. Unfortunately there are no elevators going up, I suppose they did this purposely for guest to burn off calories coming in from the delicious food all over the city.

eight-bed dormitory (where we stayed in 2008)

Railway Twin - good for 2 (common bathroom)

the Double Room

The lobby of this hostel is a great place to simply hang out and meet new friends. If you are not the sociable kind, there are several computers in the lobby for you to connect with friends back home and rave about the grasshopper you just ate at the end of Khao San Road. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that they have high speed internet access even in the rooms; when I say high speed, I mean high speed – enough for me to download a copy of The Beach overnight.

the check-in counter

A library is also available at the lobby which contained several guidebooks for the countries in the Southeast Asian region as well as some reference on Thailand. The in-house travel agent is available if in case DIY tour is not your cup of tea. I have to commend the people manning the travel agents and the front desk as they are very helpful in all my questions regarding directions.

Location wise, I would say it is good since it is located in the quiet part of the city – Decho Road to be exact, just off Silom Road (which some people say it is the heart of Bangkok City). A 10-minute walk is all you need to be in the Chong Nonsee station of the BTS sky train, from there you will be connected to most of the major districts in Bangkok. Further down is the infamous Patpong area, home of the famous night market, the red light district and a whole bunch of kathoey.

the location of Lab d in a cropped Bangkok map

Pricewise, I would have to be very honest though that it is a bit on the higher end of the scale for a budget traveler. The good thing though is that they have regular promotions every once in a while (like for us, we for buy 2 nights and get the 3rd night free), you just have to check regularly their website or HostelWorld for it.

One may wonder the meaning behind the name, I just learned that Lub D is a Thai word for “sleep well” – truly apt I should say, and that is one coming from a person who just slept most of the time for this particular Bangkok adventure. I heard from the manager, Piyawee, that they will be opening a new branch in Bangkok soon. Now this is something to look forward to and I hope it will already be open when I next visit the City of Angels.

Lub d, Bangkok
4 Decho Road, Silom Area
Suriyawong Bangrak
Bangkok 10500, Thailand
Tel: + 66 (0) 2 634 7999
Fax: +66 (0) 2 634 7510

13 Responses to “Lub d Bangkok in Silom”

  1. […] Lub d Bangkok in Silom « my misadventures… […]

  2. Thank you SO much, Marvin, for your reviews. It means a lot to us! Hope to see you again soon!


  3. gio Says:

    marvin, FYI i am addicted to your blog.
    i LOIKE the hostel! maybe one day if i am brave enuff, i will try backpacking across asia(of course with friends) and try your reviewed hostels.
    in comparison with my place kuching, we dont have(or at least i think so) much backpacker hostels around. even if there is, i think the condition is not satisfactory compared to other places.

    • Hello Gio… That is great to know! I should improve on my posts for you guys, eheheh!! I just got back from Redang for the Easter holidays, will post about it soon after I finish my BKK entry. 🙂 I hope to visit Kuching one of these days though; when that time comes, I will definitely let you guys know.

  4. thsnks for sharing. the hostel looks clean and nice. better than the one i stayed in in 2008. i will visit bangkok again sometime this year. will consider that hostel. thanks ulit! 🙂

  5. Nice review,thanks for sharing.. =)

  6. […] this was already at the top of my list of hotels/hostels for our Bangkok trip. But when my friend Marvin posted a rave review of this hostel on his blog, I was just about ready to book. I just needed to […]

  7. Dave Says:

    Playgroup Singapore awesome places. must go there x)

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