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Reviewed 4 April 2016

I have slept in various places that a normal backpacker would never sleep in, which include on beaches, along the highways, in gas stations, in abondaned houses, in shabby huts, in local houses, in police stations, in temples .etc..., therefore I don't mind whether the toilet is dirty or the bed is hard as metal. What I care is the... More 

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Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

I have stayed in a lot of hostels and this is the worst by far!! The staff were unhelpful and didn't even have any change to give me when I paid for my room on arrival so I had to go back at a later time. The hostel is extremely dirty. The pipe on the sink in the bathroom didn't... More 

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Reviewed 15 January 2016

No answer from the email address listed on the website and in the agoda confirmation. Sheets, floor and bathroom filthy. Staff surly and hostile (I speak their first language fluently). No towel, didn't dare ask for one after seeing the sheets. Location on a street with busy traffic and an unpleasant walk to transport connections. This is really a terrible... More 

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Reviewed 12 November 2015

I see there's a wide range between the experiences people've had in this hostel, so I'll try to clear it up. This is probably the cheapest hostel in Bangkok, located in the middle of China Town. Khao San Road is only a little boat ride away, or 80 baths with a tuk-tuk. There's delicious and cheap street food everywhere, and... More 

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Reviewed 25 September 2015 via mobile

I stayed at this hostel in the dorm twice, 1st on ealy aug15 when i start travelling from bangkok, then the end of my journey in early sept15 i came back here again. Positive 1.The price is cheap, cheap than khao san. 2.Locate in the center. Near chinatown. 3.Easy to get public transport to any place in bangkok -train,mrt,bus etc.... More 

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Reviewed 15 August 2015

Whatever you read in good reviews about this place, don´t believe it, there´s absolutely no way those reviews can be real. This is by far the dirtiest, most gross place I have ever been (and I didn´t really expect much for the price). When we first arrived the "reception" was empty, after a while the owner(?) came out in his... More 

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Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

I stayed in the Shadow Inn for two nights. The owner is very very nice and the accommodation right in the centre of Chinatown. Very good location to experience Bangkok. The Hostel is clean and has got nice rooms. And still really good if you are travelling on a low budget. Perfekt place to visit Bangkok!

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Reviewed 1 April 2015

The staff were very nice and friendly. Every day I walked through the hall way, we always said hi or chatting a bit. I will always miss my chibatta with them!! They are a very peaceful and respectful family also very helpful and friendly. Originally I only booked for a night (I just jumped off a train from KUL )... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed 15 March 2015

It's great value for money: good location, clean rooms and free Wifi internet with good speed in your room. But what I appreciated most was the family owning and running the place, they were the most positive human experience during my whole vacation. The service is fantastic and they make you feel like you are part of their family -... More 

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Reviewed 9 March 2015 via mobile

Me and my broyfiend are used to go always in the cheappest hostel but we have never found a situation like in tjis hostel..dirty and disgustin. The firs room the gave us was a double with private toilet..in the room we found still the rubbish and some stuffs of the guest before us (so this means that they haven`t cleaned... More 

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Staying in Chinatown / Yaowarat

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Chinatown / Yaowarat
Better known as 'Yaowarat' among locals, Chinatown is Bangkok's bustling district that never sleeps. During the day, the main street and its small alleyways are filled with a vibrant mix of colours, scents and flavours coming from the roadside restaurants and all-day markets. The real action, however, happens after sunset. Surrounded by neon lights, Thais and tourists alike flock here around dinnertime to feast on some of the best street food in town. Escape the chaos by venturing a little further from the main road and discover hidden shrines, friendly locals and daily life in its purest form.
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@Shadowinn is located just across the street from Bangkok Railway Station and the metro, near Chinatown, the impressive Wat Traimit and a number of shopping centres. Hostelworld guests say they recommend this hostel 'especially for those catching the overnight train from Hua Lamphong station'. This very clean, friendly hostel features quiet room and a good, inexpensive restaurant onsite. We like that they have a shower guests can use to freshen up after check-ou ... more   less 

Additional Information about Shadow Inn

Address: 550, Soi Vanich 1 | Sampanthawong, Bangkok 10100, Thailand
Region: Thailand > Bangkok > Chinatown / Yaowarat
Price Range: €9 - €11 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Shadow Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 23
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“Bed dorm 100 bath/night is the cheapest”
 of 5 bubbles tsarat2016, 3 Apr 2016 | Read review
“If you like a good stair-workout, the dorm at the top floor is pretty nice with fans everywhere and easy access to a nice rooftop.”
 of 5 bubbles Youdidntmakethiseasy, 11 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Single room is very small and wont be having much place to put the luggage,comes with a wall fan and portico also.”
 of 5 bubbles Jivi_Jebaraj, 10 Dec 2014 | Read review
“First time travelling alone? Always read reviews, also book through booking.com as cash paid on arrival, you can check the accommodation before handing over your hard earned cash.”
 of 5 bubbles MatthewD85, 10 Feb 2013 | Read review
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