UPDATE: This hostel is permanently closed.
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Even if you’ve seen photos of SleepClub Hostel online before you go, you’ll still be amazed when you actually step through the door. We collected a few reasons why!
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In Thailand, you can find more remarkable hostels. Yim Huai Khwang Hostel is the best hostel in Bangkok. Oxotel is a landscape-design hostel, located in the beautiful Chiang Mai, North of Thailand.
And in Chiang Rai, there is the cozy boutique Hostel Happynest Hostel, just a short walk away from the famous White Temple.
So here is the list of the best hostels in Thailand:
- Oxotel Hostel in Chiang Mai, North of Thailand, where landscape meets design (and where we lived for 1 month)
- the inspirational Happynest Hostel Chiang Rai, also North of Thailand
- your friends in Bangkok, the popular Yim Huai Khwang Hostel
- Mini Boxtel in AoNang, a female-only boutique hostel right on the beach in Ao Nang.
Find all the best hostels in Thailand here.
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SleepClub Hostel in Krabi is a 5 Star Hostel because…
Before we get started,make sure you have your packing list for Thailand together.
Without further delay, let‘s take off our shoes, put on our slippers and have a close look.
1. It’s All New – to You
Upcycling is all over the place at this quirky hostel. The local management has made a huge effort to convert old discarded articles into some truly cool new creations.
The lockers are also handmade, and quite spacious.
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You’ll see an old box spring transformed into an industrial-cool ceiling decoration, and a refurbished pallet featuring re-used jars as lamps. The reception area uses former bike wheels as funky new lamps.
Look carefully around, and get inspired by SleepClub Hostel, some of the ideas can easily be applied at your place.
Needing some more inspiration?
We wrote a full article about design ideas you can
(steal) borrow from hostels.
There are upcycled wooden boxes and pallets all over the hostel too.
It’s all mixed together with some new products as well, giving it all a fun style that’s completely unique.
2. Industrial Meets Modern Design
The concept behind SleepClub Hostel design is all about re-using like we said, but in a totally stylish way.
Things here have an industrial slant mixed together with a chic edge.
The designs are based on being eco-friendly, which means you’ll find lots of LEDs and re-used objects all over the place.
But it looks so cool and modern you might never know lots of this stuff was somebody else’s throwaway.
3. Laid-Back Authenticity
You’ll get a touch of the real Thai lifestyle right from when you walk in this hostel – you’ll be asked to take your shoes off and wear slippers inside.
For some guests, it’s a bit unusual at first, but they soon come round to this very comfy custom.
You’ll also be served fruit straight from the garden for breakfast. SleepClub Hostel offers both mini and full breakfasts, plus free coffee and juice for budget travelers.
After your breakfast, you can take tours of the islands with the hostel.
Alternately, you’re at close walking distance from all the main attractions. Maybe you can join in with some other travelers to visit the local night market in the evening, too.
We collected some posts about night markets in Krabi for you:
- Jade from Jadescapades talk about food at krabi’s Night Market
- The Brauns from A nomad’s dream collected all Krabi town markets
Whatever you choose, it’ll be full of great laid-back island vibes.
4. Great Mix of People
People of all ages and from corners of the world come to stay at this hostel, including families, solo travelers, and big and small groups of friends.
It’s easy to find people you gel with and to enjoy Krabi with.
The hostel manages to get people mingling with all sorts of fun activities.
Thursdays are market days with a “Cultural Street”, where local products are sold, and the hostel staff takes the guests.
There are also classes and courses (like cooking classes), small parties, and festival celebrations.
You might find yourself ringing in the New Year with a group of new friends, or maybe making beautiful flower arrangements for the local River Festival.
Check which events will be in Krabi during your stay here.
That reminds us to the 5 Star Hostel in Taipei (Taiwan), Beimen Wow Poshtel, where you can also participate in baking cookies for their mid-autumn festival.
5. The staff – the local experts
There’s a reason the SleepClub Hostel is called the unofficial tourism center of Krabi – and that’s because the staff loves helping visitors out!
They’re all from the local area, and often use their local expertise to help out people who aren’t even staying at the hostel.
They’ll be sure to clue you in on all the stuff going on, from island tours to hostel events and local celebrations.