For Silverbackpackers looking for somewhere to stay in Bangkok, Suk 11 Hostel is in a great location just 5 minutes walk from Nana MTR station.
Suk 11, is named after the side street it is situated on. In Thailand side streets are called (name of main road) + Soi + a number. Even number Soi’s are found one one side of the main road and odd numbers on the other, making it really easy to find places.The main road being Sukhamvit and side street Soi 11 which creates Sukhamvit Soi 11. Shorten that to Suk 11 and you have the name of the hostel.
Sukhamvit is also the name of this area of Bangkok which is known for it’s night life and expat bars, clubs and shops, and it’s certainly better than the backpacker area of Khao San Road. A massive outdoor market lines the pavements all along Sukhumvit, where you can find almost anything you wish for. Lots of imitation branded clothing and other items such as pirated CD’s and DVD’s.
Right outside Suk 11 there is a 7/11 supermarket, and there are plenty of street food stalls all along Soi 11, so you can get lots of tasty cheap food. A Skytrain station, Nana, is a just few minutes walk away, making travel around the city extremely easy.
Suk 11 is quite a busy place and should be booked before you arrive but they do have rooms available sometimes if you turn up unexpectedly, which is what I did and was lucky to find a room available. There is a nice little outdoor area near the entrance, with tables, chairs, reading materials, and plenty of fans to keep you cool. The reception desk is situated in the common area where they serve breakfast and has many Do’s and Dont’s notices plastered to the walls.
The room was very spacious, clean and simply furnished and decorated. The bed was large and comfortable, and the bathroom was clean and nice. The aircon worked really well too. Also i found that the mix of people of all ages coming through Suk 11 very good. Everyone i met was friendly and willing to exchange travel stories.
The buffet breakfast at Suk 11 is included in the room rate. The buffet included choices of jam, fresh fruit, toast, coffee, tea, and juice. Breakfast is self service and eat what you can.
There are a few computer stations located on the second floor which they charge a small fee to use. Wi-fi is available in the lobby and on the second floor also for a small fee. I hate paying for wifi so rarely use it, prefering to prepare any work i do beforehand and upload it when i come across a free wifi area.
Suk 11 is uniquely decorated to make you feel as though you are in a Thai Village. The corridors are lined with wood both on walls and floor and small shrines are set back at intervals along the corridors. Graffiti also adorns some walls where backpackers have left their messages for others to read.
Rooms start at around 550 Baht for a single shared bathroom and go up to 970 Baht for Ensuite rooms.
Rooms can be prebooked through their website www.suk11.com
1/13 Sukhumvit Soi 11
Bangkok 10110, Thailand