written by Caitlin T.
A giant elephant bum greeted me as I entered Lub d Silom, and I knew I was arriving at a hostel with a great sense of humour and hospitality.
The friendly staff greeted me with warm smiles, a bottle of ice cold water and pointed me in the direction of my room. As I walked up the stairs I noticed the quirky, industrial feel of the hostel, but still felt spacious and cosy.
I stayed in a Railway Twin room which had amazing air conditioning, a deposit safe, desk and chair, towels and a bunk bed with super comfy mattresses and warm blankets! The dormitories are well equipped also, with lockers, personal reading lights and the same comfy beds. The wifi is fast and reaches to all the rooms with ease.
The shared bathrooms are stylish, modern and clean. The toilet stalls are large, and the shower rooms even larger, with free soap, shampoo and towels (for hire) just to top it off! There’s also cotton swabs, cotton buds and hairdryers available to use for free – Lub d sure knows how to put the finishing touches on their hostel experience!
There’s even a self-serve laundry room with washers, dryers and laundry powder, which is super handy!
Even though I wasn’t staying in a dormitory, Lub d had a great atmosphere and it was incredibly easy to meet awesome people. The entire ground floor is basically one big communal area. There’s a great long table in the middle of the room to sit around and chat, write or eat. There’s smaller tables and chairs, bar stools and even a boxing ring in the lobby! The ‘yellow donut’ bar serves beer, soda, breakfast and microwave meals; and there’s free coffee, tea and water all day.
If you’d like to chill in the hostel for the day, take a book from the book-swap shelf and take a seat on the balcony, or settle down in the Viewpoint Theatre. Alternatively, hit up the tours desk in the lobby area to organize a great tour, day trip or grab a map and navigate the city yourself.
Lub d Silom is in a fantastic location, close to the busy Silom Road and just a few minutes’ walk to Chong Nonsi Station, from which you can take the train around the city, including to National Stadium, Siam and Mo Chit Station.
Overall, I enjoyed my stay at Lub d Silom. The staff were friendly and helpful, the facilities clean and comfortable and the finishing touches they put on their experience really puts Lub d Silom Hostel a notch above the rest!