Again, the friendly and welcoming owners of a hostel earn points. Well, and also preparing breakfast. Thailandwow is a hostel in Chiang Mai, one of Thailand's tourist spots (and thus, full of hostels), in which you feel at home and breakfast is great. Neuyna and Key, pictured, are brothers and opened this guesthouse, a little further away from the heart of the city, not a long time ago, so when I was there there were still renovations underway. But the rest is fine: in addition to some common rooms with bunk beds, they have a bathroom in the middle of the courtyard for brushing teeth or combing hair outdoors. The entrance courtyard is the best, with its sun loungers, cat (in the other photo), tables and even a swing. They sell beer and the owners are usually there, talking about their day or doing chores. It´s a god-sent guesthouse. Thai prices and a good time.
This small guesthouse on the island of Ayutthaya is home to a young woman who offers rooms with a fan, and shared bathroom for less demanding guests. The rooms are clean, although rather old-fashioned, with creaky wooden floors. The cost for a double is 160 baht, or 4 euros. Clean towels, and just a few steps from an avenue lined with food stalls, and a 7-11 supermarket. Great quality : price ratio!
This hostel was built in the district of Banglamphu right next to the Chao Phraya river. It can only be reached on foot, but if you travel by taxi, you'll be left about 50 metres from the entrance. You'll have to pass through a maze of walkways that pass between homes on the water. Sometimes there's no water under the bridges, and other times it feels like the walkways are going to collapse under your weight. The hostel has double and twin rooms, with or without bathroom. For a double with shared bathroom you spend 300 baht (about € 8). Wifi is free, with password access. Be careful near the entrance to the bathroom, which is flooded more often than not. The atmosphere is youthful and colourful, with excellent value for the money.