If you’re looking for the best hostel in Sukhimvit area that has the perfect combination of class, atmosphere and price then you can’t go past The Blocks Hostel. Located in a prime location for shopping, nightlife and transportation, you’re only ever a short distance to the best attractions in Bangkok, regardless of the hectic traffic.
Before we arrived at The Blocks we’d actually met people who were staying there, so we were already really excited about checking it out. On arrival we walked up the steps to the hostel, kicked off our shoes, entered and were immediately met with a good feel about the place. First impressions indicated a clean, spacious and fun hostel, and over the next few nights we can definitely confirm those feelings as correct.
The Blocks has a nice open common space downstairs, where we were immediately met with other friendly travellers before we even got the chance to check in. Downstairs the hostel offers some quiet passive working stations (as well as computers) before two big doors open up to a chill out cinema area with scattered bean bags across the floor. There’s also a washing machine and dryer at hand (for free), which is a great extra feature when you need a quick turnaround on that stinky laundry.
After checking in we headed for our room. With rooms spread out across a number of floors we boarded the old service elevator to reach the top. Equipped with a double-sided sliding screen door, this elevator is one for the ages. Hesitantly we jumped inside, but we arrived safe and sound.
In classic boutique fashion there are some really awesome features on offer at The Blocks Hostel in Bangkok. The rooms are set up with comfortable and wide beds, perfect pillows and soft sheets. There are individual charging stations for each bed, as well as a light. Spacious lockers round off the room’s features, with enough space to put your whole bag in if needed. It’s another testament to the good quality thinking that is going into hostel designs these days.
The Blocks Hostel is located in an amazing position. Just a short walk from the ever-interesting Sukhumvit Rd you’re only a 5min walk to the Nana BTS station. From there it’s quick access to the shopping district of MBK and Central World. Or head somewhere different and check out Terminal 21, only a short walk from The Blocks. This shopping centre is based off the concept of an airport, with each floor representing a different world destination, workers dressed like flight attendants and escalators looking like departure gates.
One of the best things about The Blocks is the chilled out vibe. You can really be as social as you want to. The kitchen is a great place to mix pre-drinks and make friends before heading out for the night. And the next morning, nurture your hangover in the movie room. The keep this area super dark and have tons of pillows to lay down on, basically made for hangovers. The staff here are super friendly and always down to hang out and give recommendations for the best attractions in the area. Ask Pixie if you plan on going shopping in the city, he knows all the best markets.
Overall, we loved our time at the Blocks Hostel. The management has done a terrific job designing a practical and visually appealing hostel with a chilled out social atmosphere. If you’re looking for the best hostel in Sukhumvit, make a reservation at the Blocks.