Bangkok is a vibrant, colourful and strangely awesome city to visit. Besides a great selection of the best party hostels in Bangkok, it has on offer everything from great and cheap food, interesting tourist sites, fun activities and most importantly for the young – and young at heart – a vibrant and exciting nightlife. It also acts as a stopover destination for backpackers flying into the city with the goal of making their way to one of Thailand’s many breathtaking islands or to other exciting neighbouring countries.
Whatever your reason for visiting Bangkok, make the best of it by staying at a hostel where you can meet other likeminded travellers and head out and party with them. Many party hostels are located on or near the main backpacker road – Khao San Road – but there are numerous other party areas in the city – where you’ll tend to be mingling with a higher proportion of expats than tourists. Here we are giving you eleven of our favourites, we’re sure there’s something for everybody in this list. If you’re planning to go to Koh Phangan next – these are the party hostels to check out.
If you’re unsure what to do while in town, this fun itinerary should help, although you’ll easily make friends in these hostels and find plenty to keep you occupied.
Pro Tip: If you’re planning to travel around Thailand for a few weeks, I can’t emphasise enough how important it is to have decent travel insurance – as you never know what could go wrong and accidents happen ALL the time in Thailand. Just read my Koh Tao horror story. I always use World Nomads, as they’re known as the best insurer for backpackers and long term travellers.
Feel like SPLASHING OUT? Check out the best pool parties to attend at bottom of this article.
11 Best Party Hostels in Bangkok (plus they’re CHEAP!)
12. Mad Monkey Bangkok
The newest kid on the block from the Mad Monkey hostel group, which already has a reputation for having some of the best party hostels in Southeast Asia. Located right near Khao san Road – the biggest party street in the city and the mecca for backpackers in Southeast Asia – you’re guaranteed a good time if you stay here. Once the hangover kicks in head to their outdoor pool and chill out with new friends while planning your next adventure. Want to know how wild it will be? Check out the photo below from their sister property in Cambodia! PARTY ON! Book on their website here.
11. ETZzz Hostel, Lumpini
Located near Lumpini Park (note there’s not many parks in Bangkok so if you like your Green spaces this is a good option if you want to get a morning run in to sweat out the hangover) with the closest MRT station being Lumpini, ETZzz Hostel is the perfect place to meet other travelers. Hang out on the rooftop patio or sip a drink in the hostel’s lively bar and then share a taxi with your new pals to head out clubbing. Beds are highly affordable and prices start from EUR6.
10. The Oasis Hostel Bangkok, Khao San
We love the chill atmosphere at The Oasis Hostel. The staff are absolutely amazing and aim to keep guests truly entertained with many weekly events being organized, such as barbecues and quiz nights. If you don’t trust us on how great this place is, then Google’s your friend. Look it up and you’ll see it’s highly rated according to numerous reputable booking sites. It’s really easy to make friends at Oasis. Anything goes at the Garden Bar such as barbecues, card games and chilling in the hot/cold tub – that’s right, there’s even a hot tub in this hostel – pretty sweet! Being only a five minute walk from Khao San makes it really convenient for those late nights. Prices from EUR9!
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9. NapPark Hostel Bangkok, Khao San
This newly renovated hostel located in Khao San is housed in a Thai-retro-style building and offers high quality standards at an affordable price. There’s a common area where you can watch movies or use the computers, and it is here where everyone gathers for nightly drinking games and shenanigans! There are always people up for a party at NapPark Hostel and the friendly staff are great for organising get togethers. Although it’s located near enough to Khao San to enable you to spend the night drinking to your heart’s content, you’re far enough away to be able to avoid the noise that interrupts a good night’s sleep.
8. Bodega Hostel, Khlong Toeo
Bodega is one of our top recommendations if you want a real party in Bangkok. If you don’t believe us check their rating on Hostelworld (9.2/10 – not too shabby eh!!). Bodega is located close to many of the city’s party hotspots. It’s a 5 minute walk from Soi Cowboy (one of Bangkok’s seedier streets but worth a visit just to see it even if you’re not seedy yourself) and a 15 minute walk to Soi 11 (soi means street for info) which is home to a bunch of cool rooftop bars. Of course there’s plenty of other areas you can check out given that taxis are so cheap in the city anyway – and even cheaper if you have a gang together. Not only that, but the hostel is clean, the beds are comfortable and there’s an awesome bar to meet people. Prices start at EUR11!
7. The Alley Hostel and Bistro, Khao San
This is a great option if you’re staying on Khao San Road and want to meet other travelers. It’s not hard to mingle with others if you’re sharing a bed with 29 of them. The Alley Hostel offers both 20 and 30 bed mixed dorms. Friendly staff, good breakfast (that will help the hangover!!), clean bathrooms and modern décor. The common area is really cool and chilled and a good place to start the evening.
6. WE Bangkok Hostel
WE Bangkok Hostel is perfectly located in the centre of the city and highly accessible to tourist sites such as Chinatown, Lumpini Park, the Jim Thompson House and MBK mall. A great vibe and they have an absolutely amazing bar and rooftop where you can meet other chill travelers to have some drinks with before heading out.
5. 3Howw Hostel Sukhumvit 21
3Howw Hostel is only a 5 minute walk from both a BTS and an MRT station making it easy to get around the city and access all of those amazing nightlife spots. Its rooftop bar makes it the perfect place to meet others and get ready for a proper night out.
4. Suneta Hostel, Khao San
We adore the décor of Suneta Hostel Khaosan. Its wooden interiors give it a super stylish touch. The beds come with a curtain if you want to switch off from the world and nurse your hangover. Of course being located on Khaosan makes it a great place to party. A night’s stay at Suneta will set you back approximately EUR12.
3. The Overstay Bangkok
This brothel turned hostel (you read that right) is a great place to stay for artsy types. The whole hostel is decorated with funky graffiti and paintings from Bangkok based artists. The Overstay bar hosts parties and concerts which have an electric atmosphere and prices for a night’s accommodation start from a bargain EUR7.
2. Nitan Hostel, Khao San
Nitan is another great hostel with top ratings which is located only two minutes away from Khao San – and in spite of that because it’s in a little alley you’re able to escape the noise and be able to get to sleep once you get back from an awesome night meeting other backpackers. The hostel has modern décor and a really chill vibe making it easy to find great people to party with. The staff are kind and polite and will definitely make you feel at home and point you in the direction of their favourite bars. Free tea, coffee, biscuits and a tasty breakfast included.
1. Monkey Nap Hostel, Khlong Toei
A clean, modern hostel with comfortable beds, a great common area where you can purchase beers or bring your own, Monkey Nap is a great option for travelers wanting to make new friends in a chilled atmosphere. It’s located near Phrom Pong BTS station and has many great bar options nearby such those on Soi 11 or the funky expat bar Sing Sing which is only a five-minute walk away and stays open to the early hours. For the quality you get, prices are a bargain starting from EUR6.
BONUS: 3 Best Pool Parties in Bangkok
If you’re looking for xmas pool parties and hotels with amazing views, these are the best picks for you. If you’re looking for hotels rather than hostels, than this guide to Bangkok accommodation should help.
1. So Pool Party, Sofitel So
The Sofitel So Hotel in Bangkok plays host to a monthly pool party in their spectacular rooftop swimming pool overlooking the city. You can swim, drink some some cocktails, make new friends and dance your heart out all while admiring some incredible skyline views. Starting and 1pm and ending at 9pm, 400 Baht is the entrance fee and this will also get you 1 free drink! Takes place the last Saturday of every month so if you are in Bangkok during this time, grab some friends from your hostel and party to your hearts content.
2. Sundaze, Double Tree by Hilton Sukhumvit
This chilled out affair takes place at Double Tree by Hilton every Sunday of the year so great if you’re in Bangkok for the weekend. They have all day pool parties starting at 12pm that cost just 300 baht and often include a free jog of Sangria for you and your friends to get the party started. For an up-to-date pool party schedule, check out their FB page here.
3. Wet & Go Wild Party, AmBar
One of the best pool parties in Bangkok, this is definitely one to check out if you’re in town! Parties happen once a month and there are always different theme parties to keep things interesting. Best thing of all? ENTRANCE IS FREE!