Bangkok Hostel experience
The cheapest and best way to make good friends and have fun is by staying in a hostel. So most backpackers tend to book a bed in a dorm. But your hostel experience can be very different depending on who you meet in a dorm. I had a pretty good hostel experience in Bangkok last time. So I came back to the same place I’d stayed in — I didn’t expect my previous good Bangkok hostel experience to turn out to be this horrible.
Are you guys exhausted just like me?
When I walked in, two guys near the door were sleeping. I thought they were exhausted just like me. I remembered my nightmare in Bangkok, and felt sorry for them. But I found out they were not tired because of the weather, but partying. I felt something was odd somehow. But I didn’t figure out what it was. Maybe my gut was telling me that my good Bangkok Hostel experience would be ruined?
Two guys, two girls in the dorm
That night I was back, I couldn’t sleep. I tried to sleep, but the two guys brought two girls into the dorm. I noticed the smell of instant noodles as soon as they came in. And they started to laugh and giggle. The light was off, but I could see a girl jump on one of the guy’s beds and make a weird noise. WTF! Please get a room, you idiots! I was so pissed off! I tried to be calm, but I just couldn’t help it. Yes, my Bangkok hostel experience was definitely going to be changed…
Bangkok Hostel experience next to Khao San Road
And what’s worse, crappy, loud music was coming from the outside the dorm! The happiness that I felt in Loy Krathong and the gratitude from being in Bangkok turned into a nightmare again. I understood why some people hate Khao San Road and why they don’t like staying in a hostel.
I waited for them to finish their “business” and leave. But they didn’t! They didn’t seem to understand what a common area is for in a hostel. They went on and on and on until I couldn’t take it anymore! Of course, I could go to the reception and tell them about it. But I was on the upper bunk bed and I couldn’t be bothered to go down.
Can’t take it anymore!
So I stepped up. “Hey, everyone but you guys are trying to sleep. Would you just be quiet, please?” They became silent but soon began to talk again. I was furious. But I couldn’t yell or fight with them, right? Of course, I could, but I didn’t want to. So I tried to be patient and secretly hoped they had a little bit of empathy left inside for others. After 10 minutes, they left the dorm. Once they left, I heard people sigh. They sounded relieved because they could finally sleep.
The next day, I was talking about this interesting Bangkok hostel experience the other night with my friend in the common room. The manager of the hostel heard our conversation and told us he was sorry. He asked us to let him and the other hostel staff know if it happens again and then changed our room. He was so kind and I felt much better.
Party again on Khao San Road
Luckily, I met nice people in a different dorm. You are near Khao Sand Road and it’s your last night in Bangkok with a bunch of great people. What would you do? So we had dinner and went out for dancing.
I was supposed to get up early the next day to go to Ayutthaya. But when I came back, it was pretty late… (Hmm… should I say… it was too early? Because I came back after 1 am…? Haha… it’s really tricky 😉 ) This is why I had a hard time getting up early the next day! (Thank god! I packed before I went out!) As you guessed already, going to Ayutthaya was not easy at all……
You’ll find out in my next post, Bangkok to Ayutthaya: Is it too late or too good to give up?
Do you want to read more my travel stories?
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- Loy Krathong: Bangkok’s beautiful festival
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- The reason why I avoid Asian travelers
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What about your Bangkok hostel experience? Was it a good one, or bad one?
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