Bangkok embraces the weird, the wonderful and the whacky. Its happy essence and vibrant nature is owed to the every day hustle and daily grind of the local people. Enriched with culture and many delights that go way beyond a plate of Pad Thai, this city is a must see for any traveller visiting Thailand.
Bangkok is brimming with transport options. Choosing the right mode that is fit for your journey is vital.
The absolute best location in Bangkok for those who love to shop, love to explore, and be in the heart of one of the busiest districts in Bangkok! When visiting Bangkok, you’ll feel right at home at Lub d Bangkok Siam Hostel, which offers quality accommodation and great service. They are right at the National Stadium Skytrain so getting around Bangkok or to the airport, markets and temples could not be easier.
Travellers will find the spacious common area where The Right Bar is there to serve light breakfast, snacks and a variety of cool beverages. Guests can sit on bean bags and watch movies in the communal lounge room or hangout in the lobby area, or large outdoor area to do some people watching. They have a great bar in reception called District service, the best street food that Bangkok has to offer, paired with a fantastic drinks menu. Get yourself a cocktail or a beer tower! Need a pick me up in the morning? Try their world famous coffee at their very own coffee shop, Rodken. Locally sourced coffee beans, great pastry snacks and their signature cloud coffee. What’s a cloud coffee? Great question, but it’s best if you try one to find out!
Koh Phangan is Thailand’s 5th biggest island and one of the most beautiful and wild. Located 70 km from the mainland and just 12 km from Koh Samui, Phangan does not have an airport and relies heavily on ferries from the mainland and Koh Samui to transport visitors. The island is renowned for its lush tropical jungle interior, many idyllic, long, white-sand beaches and over 20 nearby dive sites. Koh Phangan’s main claim to fame is its legendary Full Moon Party, Black Moon Party with the Full Moon celebrations attracting between 10,000 and 30,000 revellers during New Year’s Eve.
Where to Stay
From inexpensive beachside bungalows to luxury resorts, a wide range of hostels, hotels and resorts are available on Koh Phangan, making it a great choice for luxury and budget travellers alike.
Phangan Arena is one of the most complete hostels in Koh Phangan, famous for some of the best pool parties on the island and their surprisingly cheap drink deals. The hostel is located only 100 meters away from the beach and 5 minutes drive from the walking street and night food market, located at the main pier.
The facilities at Phangan Arena are unmatched with any other hostel on the island, not only is there a swimming pool, free gym and multiple ping pong and pool tables, the hostel has a beautiful 7 v 7 soccer field, where multiple games are organised almost every night, a fantastic way to make friends.
Phangan Arena also offers extra services to make your trip even more enjoyable and easier. The additional services provided are: motorbike, car and jetski rental, laundry, travel agency, tours and day trips, scuba diving tips and so much more.
The hostel’s slogan is “come as a guest, leave as a friend”, and this really does sit true. The staff are very welcoming and friendly and they are always looking to help. You won’t regret staying at Phangan Arena, so what are you waiting for? Let’s party!
With an international airport and frequent ferry services, Koh Samui is one of Thailand’s easiest islands to access. From the crowded bars and restaurants of Chaweng to beautiful, undeveloped beaches on the island’s southern coastline, Koh Samui offers a range of experiences for people seeking warm weather, stunning beaches and unforgettable memories.
Lub d Koh Samui is situated right in the heart of Chaweng Beach. Here the trusted Lub d brand has brought the social hotel concept to the beautiful Island of Koh Samui, hitting that sweet spot between high-end hotels and social connections.
This beachfront hotel has all the high end finishings you would expect from a luxury resort but with an affordable price tag. Lub d Koh Samui is so much more than a bed. Home to Chaweng’s newest world-class beach club, The Tropics, featuring a beachfront infinity pool overlooking the Gulf of Thailand (set be the most Instagrammable venue in Koh Samui)
Lub d further promotes their vision of overall guest experience through their excellent facilities. Despite being only meters from the sea, Lub d boosts a swim-up pool bar, a games hub, a floating DJ booth & beachside restaurant.
Lub d not only offers deluxe en-suite rooms with sweeping views of the ocean and surrounding tropics but also family and friends room. Lub d has also pioneered first of their kind high-end female and mixed shared accommodation. Lub d guarantees comfort, style and exceptional service with any room and provides an accommodation experience like no other in Thailand.
Located on the east side of the Surat Thani coastline with neighbouring Koh Phangan and Koh Samui, Koh Tao is famous for its diving and diverse marine wildlife. True to its English translation ‘Turtle Island’, Koh Tao is destination boasting natural beauty above and below the water. With stunning coral reefs and abundant marine life, thousands of water lovers and adventurers travel to Koh Tao to enjoy an unforgettable dive experience.
Where to Stay
Situated just an eight minute walk from Sairee Beach, Summer Guesthouse and Hostel features accommodation with a shared lounge, free high speed WiFi, and free parking for guests who drive. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, a shared kitchen and a rooftop sun terrace.
Their friendly staff can organise everything for guests including tours, scuba diving, motorbike rentals, ferry/bus tickets and other activities. With shared dorms, deluxe private rooms and standalone bungalows, Summer caters for all travellers.
Koh Phi Phi
Koh Phi Phi is a piece of Asian paradise boasting aqua waters, golden sands and idyllic seascapes. The stunning location for Danny Boyle’s critically acclaimed movie The Beach, Phi Phi’s tropical scenery and infectious island vibe have made it one of the biggest tourist attractions in Thailand.
Where to Stay
Before you book this awesome hostel, please be aware that it is a party hostel located on the beach front. While that means amazingly spectacular views and great parties right at your door step, it also means loud music until 1am and sand can get in your room. They do more than their best to keep it out, but if you’re looking for somewhere with more chilled vibes, we recommend staying at their other hostel located a few minutes from the beach, Rehab Hostel.
Dorm rooms all have air-con, are cleaned each day, and guests are given a free towel at check in. They have free WiFi, safety lockers (you need to bring your own lock), CCTV and 24/7 security guards. There’s also an onsite travel information office from which you can book ferries or day tours. They have hot showers (located upstairs) and their facilities are cleaned multiple times a day, but please be aware that this is a party hostel on the beach front.
Phuket is arguably one of the most popular and scenic destinations in Thailand, if not South-East Asia. It is an island surrounded by natural beauty; lush, green jungle afoot pristine blue waters and sandy beaches. With so many unique experiences such as bamboo rafting and jungle trekking, to island hopping and scuba diving, on offer, there’s something for everyone in Phuket.
Without any doubt there is only one hostel to stay at in Phuket and that’s Lub d Phuket Patong. Voted in 2017 as the Best New Hostel in the world, it has to be seen to be believed. Showcasing an outdoor see-through swimming pool and large terrace to enjoy the sun, where you can enjoy a few cocktails & beers, while hanging out with other travellers. Lub d Phuket Patong is located in Patong with just a casual 2 minute walk to the beach. Hit the nightclubs & bars on Bangla road in the evenings with a 5 minute walk as well.
Lub d Patong is an ultra modern, cool, hip, Instagrammable destination with a huge lobby/common area that provides everything from a games area, pool table, foosball, air hockey, and to top it off the only known property to have a full Muay Thai Boxing Ring and training area smack in the middle of the lobby! See it, to believe it! Put your feet up and hang out with like-minded travellers in Splash Bar & Bite which has a large bar that provides food and beverages from the coolest chefs, barista and mixologists. If that is not enough, they also have a co-working space for those who want to mix a little business with pleasure while travelling, and last but not least a dedicated activity team who set up activities all day and into the evening including our famous pool party.