More creative than most
All it takes is a glimpse of the sunglass-wearing dog logo attached to slanted sea-green windows to know that Urban-Bamboo Hostel is doing something totally different in Khorat.
It’s a tangible example of the youthful energy that increasingly charges through the city -- and straight into an artistic range of rooms.
At street level the property greets you with circular windows carved into redbrick walls, allowing light to flow over the somewhat out-of-place Chinese vases and mother-of-pearl-engraved furniture that adorns the lobby. Each sporting a unique design, the 12 rooms have a more modern and creative attitude. Some come with Impressionist paintings on violet walls while others feature urban street photography placed over black-and-white stripes. One even boasts a full-size basketball hoop that you can slam dunk from the comfort of a bunk bed.
All rooms are equipped with comfy beds, TVs, air-con, free WiFi and ensuite bathrooms with hot-water showers partitioned behind glass. “Studio” rooms come with either a bunk bed or double bed and are on the cramped side, while deluxe editions bag you more space. Breakfast is included in all rates and all rooms are private; there are no dorms in this hostel. Opened in 2016, the place has quickly become popular and advanced reservations are a good idea.
Urban-Bamboo boasts an inviting rooftop chill space with sofas, chairs and views of temple rooftops. Staff speaks some English, renting out bicycles and offering a shared kitchen to guests. The location places you towards the western side of the old quarter, within a 10-minute walk of Ya Mo and Jira train station.
Address: 111 Soi Vatchrasarid (just north of Mahathai Rd), Nakhon Ratchasima
T: (095) 073 0820 ; (044) 268 800;
Coordinates (for GPS): 102º6'2.56" E, 14º58'24.68" N
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Room rates: 600B to 1,500B
What we were quoted as a walk-in.
|Standard double room||750 baht||750 baht|
|Deluxe double room||950 baht||950 baht|
|Family room||2,500 baht||2,500 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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