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There has been a hostel explosion in Bangkok and other large Thai cities in the past few years. This is definitely a good thing, since if you started dipping below US$25 a few years ago, you might’ve ended up being either shocked or disgusted or both when you finally reached your room after a long flight from the other side of the world. Suffice it to say that you would sleep with your clothes on and move as quickly as possible in the morning.
Those days are happily in the past now, as Thailand has moved on to meet the growing youth, backpacker, and budget travel market.The hostel scene is a big part of this, and a number of very hip, trendy, clean, modern, and cheap hostels – usually with quirky names – have popped up in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phuket, Pattaya, and other places.
Shambara, a small boutique hostel on Khao San Road, has been opened since April 2004 and has recently launched a classical Thai Restaurant.It was transformed from a 2-storey...
Address: 123/13 Soi Tonson, Moo. 6, Haad Rin, Koh Phangan, Surat Thani, 84280, Thailand
Tel: +668 0718 5400
Ko Tao is a little island in the Gulf of Siam. You can reach it in about one hour and a half by boat leaving from the port of Chumpon or from Ko Samui.It has been a military colony until some years ago...
Address: 136 M.11 Baan Na Jalong, Mae Na Teong, Pai, Mae Hong Son, Pai, Thailand
Tel: +668 1446 6909