Cushy pod dorms and more
Boxpackers is a modern pod-style hostel located next to The Period, a small boutique hotel with spotless private rooms.
Managed by the same group, the pair shares a single reception desk in The Period’s ground-floor coffee shop. Set in spacious rooms with nearly wall-size windows keeping things extra bright, bunks are partitioned into private nooks by light wood dividers. Each comes with wider-than-usual mattress, good-quality linens, reading lamp in addition to a dimmer light and fairly large locker set at the foot of the beds. You climb in headfirst and shut the thick tan curtain at your feet. Mixed rooms come with six, 10 or 12 bunks, one with a few double bunks for couples, and there’s also a four-bed women-only room. Next door at The Period, narrow stairs take you up to small but similarly bright private double rooms with widescreen LCD TVs, tiny safes and modern bathrooms behind sliding white-tinted glass doors. Small buffet breakfast is included in all rates, WiFi is free and shared computers can be used freely in the lobby. The hostel also helps the environment by capturing runoff heat from the air-con to heat the water in the shared bathrooms. With a polite but rather straightforward young staff, Boxpackers and The Period are suitable for comfort-minded travellers who appreciate their privacy. If you want a more homely hostel with simpler but still comfortable dorms, nearby Good Day Hostel is another fine choice. The copycat D.Box Hostel has similar nook dorms over on Phetchaburi Soi 13, while back on Soi 15, Lemontea Hotel is a good alternative to The Period.
Address: 39/4 Phetchaburi Soi 15, Bangkok
T: (02) 656 2828, (02) 656 4199; F: (02) 656 4288
Coordinates (for GPS): 100º32'15.03" E, 13º45'12.5" N
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Room rates: Under 600B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Dorm air-con||500 baht||500 baht|
|Dbl air-con private bathroom||1,200 baht||1,600 baht|
|Superior double room||1,350 baht||1,800 baht|
David Luekens first came to Thailand in 2005 when Thai friends from his former home of Burlington, Vermont led him on a life-changing trip. Based in Thailand since 2011, he spends much of his time eating in Bangkok street markets and island hopping the Andaman Sea.
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