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A bit pricey but great dorms

931 Phaholyothin Rd T: (053) 715 031

Happynest Hostel

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A new entry down the southern stretch of Phaholyothin, but only a 10 minute walk from the centre, is the interesting Happynest Hostel.

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Fortunately their aesthetic sense is better than their puns and the hostel, with a white exterior, goes for that popular kind of cosy, industrial chic of bare breeze blocks combined with designer cushions, rattan furniture and strategically placed pot plants. In keeping with the theme, rooms are spartan but clean and sharp and being new – very clean. There’s a choice of large family rooms, air-con with private bathrooms and small air-con or fan four bed dorm rooms. Unusually all rooms, including dorms include a complimentary, and half decent, breakfast in their very pleasant cafe area too – which explains their slightly high dorm rates.

There’s a good use of limited space and the hostel is well laid out and staff very friendly. Plenty of local info, good level of English and they have bicycles or motorbikes for rent plus Wi-Fi throughout. There was some work going on when we visited in mid 2015 so expect more rooms to be added later. Below are their printed rates but again when we visited, a black-board outside offered substantial low season reductions. For what you get rates are reasonable though of course if you usually dispense with breakfast or prefer to eat outside you’ll find better rates elsewhere. Overall very nice but on a down note we’re not sure how quiet their front rooms may be since Phaholyothin can get busy.

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Walk-in rates at Happynest Hostel

Type of room
Type of room, low and high season prices
Dorm fan cooled
350 baht
450 baht
Dorm air-con
400 baht
450 baht
Dbl air-con private bathroom
900 baht
1,100 baht
Family room
1,700 baht
2,300 baht
Room: Dorm fan cooled, low season: 350 baht, high season 450 baht. Notes:
Room: Dorm air-con, low season: 400 baht, high season 450 baht. Notes:
Room: Dbl air-con private bathroom, low season: 900 baht, high season 1,100 baht. Notes:
Room: Family room, low season: 1,700 baht, high season 2,300 baht. Notes:

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Where is Happynest Hostel

Happynest Hostel
931 Phaholyothin Rd
T: (053) 715 031
Coordinates (for GPS): 99º49'56.34" E, 19º53'58.42" N
Room rates: Under 600B

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