Saturday, 4 August 2018

Wayha Hostel Bangkok DMK - the Stylish Homely Hostel

Wayha Hostel Bangkok DMK
The Wayha Hostel Bangkok DMK is a brand new hostel in Bangkok. It is under a year old, having just opened in October last year.

I chose this hostel because of its location close to Don Muang Airport. I had an early morning flight to attend the Mekong Tourism Forum in Nakhon Phanom and did not want to have the hassle of getting to the airport from central Bangkok on the morning of the flight. I instead travelled to the Wayha Hostel the afternoon before the flight,  had a restful nights sleep that night at Wayha Hostel, and just took a short taxi ride to the airport in the morning.

There are a variety of room styles to choose from at the Wayha Hostel, including a female dorm, 4 mixed dorms and 6 private ensuite rooms. The dorms are either in a cabin or capsule style, with 6, 8 or 12 beds in each.

Wayha Hostel Dorm
My bed in a capsule style dorm was very comfortable and quiet. The mattress and pillow were thick and soft to sleep on. The capsule was enclosed on 3 sides by solid partitions, with a curtain on the access end for privacy. Inside the capsule were a shelf, reading lamp, and handy powerpoint so that I could charge my laptop and phone. The room was secure, with access by a key card, and individual lockers were provided for each person in the room. The room was airconditioned, as was the rest of the building.

Wayha Hostel Kitchen
There is a very well equipped kitchen for those who like to do there own cooking. Fridges are available for food storage. For those who like to eat out, there are a number of local cafes and restaurants in walking distance from the Wayha Hostel. There is also a handy 7/11 nearby.

There are indoor and outdoor areas to mingle and relax in. The common room is a good place to meet the other local Thai guests and those visiting from other different countries. It is equipped with 2 public computers, games, books and even a guitar. There is also a TV with Netflix and beanbags to lounge around on.

Wayha Hostel Bangkok DMK
I was pleased to note the many free services the Wayha Hotel provided. Included was free WiFi in the bedrooms and throughout the hostel that was fast and did not drop out. Tea, coffee, snacks, breakfast and luggage storage are provided also for free.

I had to leave the hostel early in the morning to go to the airport, so I missed out on the free Thai breakfast of authentic rice and chicken soup dish they provided.

There are several stand out features of the Wayha Hostel. An important one is the very friendly and helpful staff. They are fluent in both Thai and English and were very welcoming when I checked in. They helped with local directions, and arranged the taxi ride to the airport for me.

Wayha Hostel Bangkok DMK
Another feature is the stylish and modern communal bathrooms. The shower hand plenty of hot water, and soap and shampoo were provided.

I liked the way every part of the hostel was large and clean, and the corridors and stairwells were wide. Attractive decorative touches added to the appeal of the hostel.

People are encouraged to mix with other guests so a range of activities are offered, such as movie nights and games, walking tours, and cooking classes. There is a drink bar right next to the lobby.

The Wayha Hostel is more than just a backpackers hostel. It has style and atmosphere, making it feel more like home.

Wayha Hostel Bangkok DMK
The Wayha Hostel is situated on the outskirts of Bangkok in Thailand, just 10 minutes away from Don Mueang International Airport. It is not in a touristy area, but in a local Thai residential area. Nearby is a supermarket. convenience stores and a local mall. It is a 10 minute walk to Lak Si train station.

The Wayha Hostel is a great place for anyone of any age to stay at when visiting Bangkok. The warm welcome provided by this new stylish hostel will make anyone feel at home.

Wayha Hostel Bangkok DMK
Address: 100/599 Soi Chaeng Watthana 10,
Lane 9 - 3, Lak Si, Bangkok 10210
Mobile: +66 (0) 61 051 5959
Facebook: Wayha Hostel Bangkok DMK

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