Travelers visiting Bangkok on a budget now have an option to experience a tuned down version of prison life when staying at the Sook Station Hostel in the upper Sukhumvit area.
The hostel probably doesn’t come close to a real prison, especially the infamous ‘Bangkok Hilton’ but it looks like a fun concept for people who don’t want to spend a lot while visiting the city.
Bangkok has a highly competitive market for accommodation so whenever someone looks to open a new hotel or hostel has to look for a different concept to entice customers to book, especially at locations that are a bit remote.
I came across this hostel in a local media report last week and decided to have a look since Bangkok is a very popular tourist destination for our readers.
There doesn’t seem to be a website for the property but it’s bookable via various OTA’s such as booking.com and there is also a Facebook page (access here).
It seems like an interesting concept even though I’m anything but a hostel guy. At least it’s something different compared to the traditional styles and it appears to be pretty new.
On their Facebook page I found a description of the room types available at the prison hostel. There are also various meeting and co working spaces available.
The location of this hostel is close to a BTS station (Udom Suk) in the upper Sukhumvit and based on that pretty accessible even though it’s not right in the center of Bangkok. The BTS takes approximately 20-25 minutes to reach Asoke/Siam BTS stations.
Looks like a good concept and there are so far many positive reviews on Facebook. I’d consider changing the name of that meeting room though.