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The Overstay

80/82 Charansanitwong


If you are looking for a different hostel experience than The Overstay Bangkok is the right place for you! The hostel was founded in 2008 by travelers in this shop-house that previously housed a brothel. The building was empty and in very bad condition. The Founder of the Overstay started used all his energy and limited resources to create a hostel. But not a normal hostel; the concept was to keep the vibes of a squat and to create an alternative to the usual Khao San Road options (if you ever been to Bangkok, you know what that means).

Over the years the Overstay has become home to many people from around the world as it became a creative spot for artists, musicians, painters and authors. From the ground floor to the rooftop, the hostel is decorated with graffiti, paintings and beautification from guests and Bangkok based artists.

Even now, we still preserve the original idea and the alternative spirit in which this abode was created. We are a squat-hostel and we are one big family. If you are looking for a truly unique hostel experience, than you found your spot to crash.


  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Pool Table
  • Utensils



Traveler Reviews

“Run down mess”

Rating: 1 Reviewed on December 13, 2018

Seeing the Overstay online, I was intrigued. It looked really cool. Run down building, everything in some state of disrepair. Wasn’t offered so much as a sheet for my bunk. Lots of art on walls but...

“Authentic atmosphere!”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on August 06, 2018

I was really happy to stay in this place, It is one of the cheapest place you can find in Thailand, there is a bar, live music and I think this place attract fantastic and authentic travelers.. the...

“Beautiful place, beautiful people”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on July 08, 2018

Wow! After travelling for 10 months finding the Overstay was a god send! Its a proper home, you can chill out, be yourself and feel completely comfortable here! We loved this place so much! The...


From the airport take the BTS/skytrain to Ratchethewi. From there, take a taxi to Charansanitwong soi 40 and stop near the big green and white bank (Kasikorn Bank) on the main road; Charan. From the bus or train station, take follow the previous directions for taxi.


We do not provide a refund for online bookings. Bookings paid by cash can be refunded within a 24 hour notice.