Mystic Place

Mystic Place

A hilarious break from the ordinary

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Mystic Place is definitely a departure from reality, with three buildings crouch around a tiny lane that makes up the hotel’s courtyard, housing 36 of the most eccentrically decorated rooms this city has to offer. If you’re into the non-touristy location and unforgettable decor, go on and settle into the Mystic.

Travelfish says:

After passing through a large cafe/bar decked out with vintage clocks, a collection of ceramic skulls and a telescope, we were greeted by a receptionist dressed up in a silver suit and hat that looked to be out of a 1920s mobster’s wardrobe. Both he and his pal were super friendly and spoke good English, leading us up some stairs to check out rooms with names like “Urban Decay”, “The Power of Positive Energy” and “My Boo Shit”.

Mystic Place from the street. : David Luekens.
Mystic Place from the street. Photo: David Luekens

Each designed by a different local artist, some of Mystic Place’s rooms display the most in-your-face creativity of any Bangkok hotel that we’ve seen -- not a trivial statement after inspecting places like Silom Art Hostel and Phra Nakorn Norn Len. Glow-in-the-dark toucans loom over guests in one room, while another might make you sick with its swirling black-and-white patterns. Others rely on huge ceramic vases, vintage toys and antique furnishings for more of an early 1900s Thai theme. The hotel is a fun place to pop into as a walk-in, simply so that you can see a bunch of different rooms.

All rooms come with air-con, WiFi, fridges, tables, sofas, wide glass windows and far more space than we’d expect for the price. Some have rustic hardwood floors while others feature black-and-white checkers or concrete painted purple. Several come with enclosed patios where you can sit out on a cushioned lounger. When stepping into a corner room we couldn’t help but feel that two-dozen hipsters would soon show up with beer and guitars and paintbrushes. The rooms are certainly spacious enough for a party.

The rooms are a little unusual. : David Luekens.
The rooms are a little unusual. Photo: David Luekens

On the other hand, it seems that the owners put a lot of cash into the decor while skimping on the beds and linens. Hot-water bathrooms are large and usually painted a crazy colour, with toilets and showers placed off to the sides and no actual doors. While we wouldn’t say that the rooms are dirty, we did notice quite a bit of mold in the shower stalls and one room smelled a bit musty.

Bright spots include complimentary breakfast, helpful staff and a free tuk tuk service that shuttles guests up to nearby Chatuchak market on the weekends and to Saphan Khwai BTS station at any time, which is only a 10-minute walk to the north. The surrounding area is a working-class neighbourhood with loads of cheap street kitchens.

Contact details for Mystic Place

Address: 224/5-9 Pradipat Rd, Bangkok
T: (02) 270 3344;  
Coordinates (for GPS): 100º32'42.76" E, 13º47'24.93" N
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Room rates: 1,500B to 4,000B

Room rates

What we were quoted as a walk-in.

Standard double room 1,600 baht 1,600 baht
Superior double room 1,800 baht 1,800 baht

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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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