The BEST hostel in Bangkok is The Yard! I was lucky enough to get a room and wise enough to book in advance. The Yard is an oasis, a sanctuary. Bangkok is bustling with traffic and people but walking into The Yard, all my stress dissipated. Not only was I greeted by a wonderfully manicured green space, the warm smiles I received were contagious. The Yard is whimsical by day and magical by night. There’s a mini library including dvds, ps3 games, a full bar and a delicious burger stand. Honestly, one can call it a night and relax after a long hot day of sightseeing. Breakfast (cereal, yogurt, fruit, toast, jam, butter, tea, coffee), towels and a locker included for $15 a night. There’s a kitchenette if you wish to save by making a few meals. Without the compassionate and fun loving crew, it would be an empty place, beautiful, but empty. I was surrounded by interesting and well traveled individuals who often invited me to tag along, which I gladly accepted. The Yard was such phenomenal haven that I was heartbroken to leave. I was not disappointed. If anything, I am worried my high expectations will lead to future hostel suffering lol.