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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

“Best time in Bangkok”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on February 26, 2019

Jurassic park!!!!!! Charlie is an amazing person with a one of a kind personality if he offers to take you out, Let him lead your night out!! Will be a night to remember, also if you're a p****y...

“Definitely coming back again”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on December 29, 2018

Absolutely loved staying here. Great backpackers vibe, the place is full of amazing art and graffiti and it is truly one of a kind. Definitely a hostel meets squat but if you are into that...

“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...


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.