Born Free Hostel

Samsen Soi 6 (Soi Woraphong), Bangkok, Thailand, 10200

Overall Rating: 97

Think of a hostel that wants to give you the best of everything: **** A unique location with a 'village' atmosphere and waterside cafes where you can chill during the day but only a short walk from the nightlife of Kao San road **** Good hosts that simply want you to have fun... **** Great value for money! That's Born Free ! *Visit for more information*

We are in an old Thai / Chinese building - which means our newly refurbished accommodation has a lot of interesting features. We set out to provide a high standard of accommodation. Every bed has its own reading lights and electric socket so you have no trouble charging your smartphone and computer. At the moment we have a 12 bed air conditioned dorm and a 10 bed fan cooled dorm. (the fan room is not advertised on hostelbookers, please contact us for more details or visit *Visit for more information* Downstairs is a smooth lounge and a kitchen for those who want to self-cater. But there are so many places to eat cheaply around us you really don't need to think of using the kitchen!


Facilities at this hostel include:

  • Air Conditioning
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Bicycle hire
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry service
  • Common area / room
  • Outside area
  • Television room


Rating Type
97 Overall
99 Atmosphere
100 Staff
98 Location
95 Cleanliness
94 Facilities
98 Safety
0 Fun
98 Value

Important Information

We are a budget accommodation in the more quiet side of old Bangkok called Samsen/Kao San. We are situated in an old Thai/Chinese styled building with interesting architectural features but the dorms and lobby area were redecorated and designed by a Thai and Swiss couple with the sole idea to allow backpackers to relax during their stay in Bangkok. If travel information is needed, we also run a travel agency called Born Free Travel, so guests may inquire or book transportation and accommodation in Thailand directly on sight. .............. Conditions: We want you to have fun when you stay with us so we don't really want to have too many rules. But as travelers you will understand that we have to be realistic so here we go : 1.Born Free Hostel has a 48hour (2days) cancellation policy. Guests will be charged the full amount of their stay if their reservation is not cancelled 48h prior to check in time at midday. If you wish to cancel any reservations please send us an email with all details. Groups of 4 or more need to cancel at least 7 days in advance. 2.This is a backpacker's/travelers's destination so it is not suitable for children and babies. 3.Born Free Hostel stands for a relaxed atmosphere where travelers can meet and share journeys. We have a few simple house rules and when these are respected everyone will be able to enjoy their time here: 1)For safety reasons we do not allow guests' friends in to the room areas without staff being present. Any guests who wish to bring in friends may do so in the lobby area only. 2)Alcohol, smoking and food (with certain exceptions) is not tolerated within the bed room areas. Bed rooms are a retreat to relax, sleep, enjoy downtime etc.. and not to party! 3)We do not have a curfew hour but we want everyone to have fun, enjoy the movie screen or play games but those relaxing in the rooms need to be respected. :) Also please note: The Born Free family grew. We have two Siberian! cats guarding the house!!!