Trica Hostel & Cafe was my first accommodations on my trip and my very first hostel experience. Hidden away between a couple of run down buildings on the busy road of On Nut. You would never notice the modern looking hostel from the outside.
Surprised when I first entered the establishment. The rough exterior certainly did not match the clean and modern interior. Large glass windows from the floor to the ceiling allowed natural sunlight to illuminate the building. In combination with a 2-story loft style architecture allowed for an grander, more roomy feel.
The cafe was located on the first floor. At first glance, I noticed the bar was neatly stocked with bottles of liqueur and glasses. Couches and tables strategically placed. Music can be heard in the background creating a chill and mellow ambiance I did not expect.
Even though the hostel was still closed at the moment I arrived. The boss lady, Anh, greeted me at the door and allowed me to stay in the cafe until check-in time. She was very accommodating and the staff were all very nice. There was a language barrier between us, but they tried their best to communicate with me.
Trica Hostel is located on the major street, On Nut Road. The nearest Skytrain Station is about a 15 minute walk away, allowing for quick transport throughout the main parts of the city of Bangkok. Buses, taxis and motorbikes are readily available throughout Bangkok and this location is no exception.
Many different shops are located nearby, so there are no shortage of goods and services to purchase when needed. “Big C”, “Tesco Lotus”, “Seven Eleven” are just a few of the major malls and convenience available nearby from the hostel.
A combination of hostel, cafe & bar. Trica Hostel was very chic and modern. Delicious food and beverages, Thai, Japanese and Western cuisine. The staff are incredibly accommodating. Free wifi, onsite washer and drier, working air conditioning, access to fridge and microwave. What more could a solo traveler ask for?
The dorms were capsule like coffins. Which sounds worse than it was. I later found out that I preferred this setup over the open bunk bed style in most other hostels. The capsules allowed for privacy. The beds were soft, cozy and most importantly clean. The shared bathrooms was a little small, but I can’t really complain for the price. If shared dorms are not your cup of tea, a couple of private rooms are available.
** Shared Dorms & Private Room **
The resident common area overlooked the cafe below, with a decent view of the busy street of On Nut Road. The loft included a small kitchenette, where the fridge and microwave resided. Two Mac computers were available for use as well as a small sitting area full of bean bags.
Coin operated washers and driers were located on the top floor. The washer worked great, but it was much quicker to hang the clothes to dry than using the drier.
There was a stairs up to the roof of the building. Not sure if patrons were allowed up there, but I wandered up there anyways. It was nice place to snap a couple of photos.
I paid the walk-in price and this was still the best valued accommodations of my whole Thailand trip to date, under 400THB a night. I didn’t know how long I wanted to stay at the hostel but Anh was willing to give me a discount if I booked longer periods stay.
I could have probably saved a little money on food if I explored the street vendors a bit more often, but having food available on the premises was very convenient. The food a was delicious, especially the Karage set. Prices for food range between 100THB to 180THB, a little bit on the expensive side but well worth it.
I definitely RECOMMEND this hostel and am willing to go back the next time I am in Bangkok. If not just for the amenities, than for the people. Definitely the best value for the dollar. One thing to note, if you are a light sleeper you may want to avoid this hostel altogether. I like sleeping with white noise in the background, so the 24/7 traffic down On Nut lulled me to sleep. You can find more information at “Trica Hostel & Cafe”.
** Common Area & Cafe **
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