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Chiang Mai Road trip

Chiang Mai road trip I just decided to start a Chiang Mai road trip… One night, I’m sitting there with half a bottle of Sang Som, ice and slices of lime. The more interesting the conversations became, the less Sang Som was left in the bottle. I had no idea what kind of special occasion the […]

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Around The Yard: Ari Area Guide (Part 1)

The Yard Ari Area Guide The best of Ari neighborhood around The Yard Hostel in Bangkok. Yard means family, and we’re here to help. Perhaps you’ve already picked us as the place to stay while you’re in Bangkok, or you’re playing with the idea but you aren’t yet sure what to do in the area. […]

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Street Food

Beyond Pad Thai: 4 local Thai food to try

Thai Flavors you need to try! Happiness is local Thai food! One thing you are going to notice in Thailand is that most of the travellers that come here are big FOODIES! Everybody is so excited to try the local dishes like Pad Thai and explore their unique ingredients. However, Bangkok offers an enormous amount […]

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Local Experience

Lantern Festival Loi Krathong | ลอยกระทง

Lantern Festival | Loi Krathong (in Thai) Lantern festival is on full moon of the 12th Thai month (Around November) . The name is different under the place. We call Yi-Peng in northern and Loi Krathong for another place. Read more about the festival. Yi-Peng : The people will float the lantern up to the […]

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Hostel event [Potluck]

The Yard Hostel Bangkok Are you looking for the quite hostel in Bangkok. The Yard hostel Bangkok is located far away from Khaosan road. So we are not a party hostel and we create the event kind of feel like home such as Yoga, cooking and we just created Potluck for the guests and our […]

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5 Best Places to Visit in Thailand Off The Beaten Track

More than party in Thailand Yards of The Yard is our project to show the best places to visit in Thailand. We try to find the best place we have been or talk about someone we have met. The Yard Hostel in Bangkok is not a party hostel, but a social one, perfect to meet […]

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Around The Yard [Part 2]

One Day in Ari Bangkok The first day after a long trip can often be overwhelming. You have mix emotions because your body is still a little tired but your head can’t wait to explore the city. We know the feeling 😉 So, what should you do on your first day in Bangkok? Our suggestion […]

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Scam in Bangkok

Bangkok Scam Top 3 scam in Bangkok. Bangkok is the capital of backpacker so sometime you can not  avoid the scamer. But don’t worry about that if you know the trick before you come to Bangkok. And please believe your sense. The Grand Palace is Closed Today This is being told falsely to visitors by […]

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Leave luggage in Bangkok

Where can I leave  luggage in Bangkok? Many people ask me ‘Where can I leave luggage in Bangkok ?” Sometime you don’t want to carry all of your stuff with you everywhere.  These are the options that secure and good standard. Suvarnaphum Airport  Location : At level 2 and level 4 Charge : 100 Baht […]

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Direction to The Yard Hostel

How to go to The Yard Hostel from Suvarnaphum Airport? The direction for taxi driver. Can I take taxi to The Yard Hostel? Yes, you can take taxi. Don’t worry about scamer , please find Taxi counter service at first floor gate 4 and 7. The price is depend on the destination (follow the meter) […]

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More Than Partying: 3 Days Itinerary In Bangkok Thailand

More Than Partying: What more is there to see in Bangkok? [Part 1] When you hear the word Bangkok, you’re probably thinking of these two things: Party and Backpackers. While it’s true that Bangkok is a backpacker’s haven and the parties here are insane, there’s so much more to this city than drinking & dancing […]

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Bangkok [Ari map]

AROUND THE YARD  –  Ari, Bangkok [map] Our Yard is located in a upcoming neighborhood known for fusing old traditions and new spaces, Aree or Ari, is located in the north of Bangkok, between Victory Monument and Chatuchak Market and will make you question any preconceived ideas that you have of Bangkok. Although  the BTS Skytrain Station […]

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ACCOMMODATIONS FOR EVERY TYPE OF TRAVELER

Planning to experience Bangkok, Thailand and its centuries-old cultural values and traditions without breaking the bank? We’ve got you! Selecting accommodations is very personal. We know that there are different types of travelers these days – some of us want to just chill, meet new friends, and discover the place through good food and interesting […]

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More Than Partying: What more is there to Travel in Bangkok? (7+ DAYS)

More Than Partying: Travel in Bangkok (7+ DAYS) In our previous article about travel Bangkok, we recommended the best things to do when in Bangkok, Thailand for three days or less! But what if you’re here for more days?! Where do you go and what activities do you try? Worry not, we’ve got an itinerary […]

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Guest book

The Yard Hostel Bangkok We are just one hostel in Bangkok from so many but you choose to come to The Yard. Thank you for coming and the great message. … One thing about working at our hostel that encourages us to continue is the support (from other people). We would like to keep these messages […]

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Motorbike | Transportation option for Backpack in Thailand

How to backpack thailand on a budget? Are you tired of bargaining with tuk-tuk drivers? Are you exhausted by taxis that get stuck in the traffic? And are you frightened of reckless mototaxi drivers who refuse to give you a helmet and then zip like madmen? How about driving a scooter yourself (with a helmet, […]

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Bangkok Transportation: Bus, Metro, Grab, Boat

HOW TO EFFORTLESSLY GO AROUND BANGKOK LIKE A LOCAL Its all about Bangkok transportation. After having lived in Bangkok for almost 6 months now, I learned how to be creative in going around the city and the country. I always prefer to do as locals do. Thus I’ve round up 5 ways on how you […]

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Chang Chui Plane Night Market in Bangkok

Plane Market, a “must visit” There is a new creative space with an airplane inside near Bangkok called Chang Chui Plane Night Market. The concept of  the plane market is create a space where new generation of artists and designers can showcase their work without spend a lot of money. The creative space has art […]

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Thailand`s Lantern Festival: Loy Krathong and Yi Peng

Thailand`s Lantern Festival, a festival of lights The Thailand`s Lantern Festival is magical and is held each year on the twelfth full moon, usually in November. But wait! Did you know that there are two lantern festivals? Yes, it does! And they are celebrated at the same time coincidently, which causes a great confusion. In […]

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Best Time to Visit Thailand

WEATHER HIGHLIGHTS BY MONTH The best time to visit Thailand is when you want to come! I know you don`t want rainy days, so let me explain how the weather works here. The weather in Thailand is divided in two: dry and rainy season. Rainy means monsoons. Thailand is a tropical, hot and humid country. The best […]

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Lhong 1919, A new space to visit in Bangkok

A new place to visit in Bangkok Lhong 1919 is the new design space of Bangkok and just opened on beginning of November, 2017. I went there and I must say it is worth the visit, because it’s cool and across the river from Chinatown. Lhong 1919 is a private project by Rujiraporn Wanglee (read […]

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New Years Eve in Bangkok: Where to Celebrate

5 Places to Welcome the New Year New Years Eve in Bangkok is a big party! The city loves to celebrate any kind of festival, so if you are planning celebrate New Years Eve in Bangkok, we have some suggestions for you with countdown, of course. Here in Bangkok there are luxury hotel parties, river […]

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Kudeejeen in Bangkok, An Ancient Portuguese Community

Kudeejeen in Bangkok is a “must to visit” in Old Town Kudeejeen in Bangkok is one of those places that everyone should visit. It’s a small community with easy walkable alleyways on the banks of the Chao Phraya River has a Chinese temple, a Catholic church, a Buddhist temple and a curious history. I have […]

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Old Town of Bangkok: One Day Itinerary

Explore the Old Town of Bangkok The old town of Bangkok holds a lot of history and is that kind of place you have to visit, especially if you are just passing through. Yes, it’s a touristy place, but it’s also where are the main attractions of the city, such as the Grand Palace. If […]

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5 Best Night Market in Bangkok

5 COOLEST NIGHT MARKETS IN BANGKOK  Night markets in Bangkok are certainly the easiest way to understand the local culture. There are markets in almost every neighborhood of the Thai capital. When the night falls, the weather is more pleasant and the combo of street food, great prices and some entertainment is very successful with […]

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7 Best Areas to Stay in Bangkok

Where to stay in Bangkok  Bangkok is a huge city, full of great options for all types of travelers, so choose the best area to stay in Bangkok can be trick. Before choosing where to stay, you need to know what are your interests and priorities. Here at The Yard, for example, we are connected […]

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YELO House, A Hub of Art and Design

YELO House, You Ever Live Once Yelo House is an 40 years old warehouse for printing equipment converted into multi-functioned space to serve as a platform for creative–minded people. A team of creatives made the project: Hans Werner Muller, Sallayawate Prasertwittayakarn, Suwanni Suwansaengroj and Tanat Singhasuwit. Together they turned the building into a gallery, co-working space, studio […]

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5 – Hours Bicycle Tour in Bangkok

5 – Hours Bicycle Tour in Bangkok (included boat) Time: 7 a.m and 1 p.m daily Price: 1650 Baht Our 5 hour bicycle tour in Bangkok and boat tour will reveal the different faces of Bangkok. From the exploration of bustling Chinatown to the quiet, forgotten and green plantations. In between we explore the ‘Venice […]

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3-Hours Bicycle Tour in Bangkok by Night

3 hours bicycle tour in Bangkok by night| 950 Baht | 6 p.m Our bicycle tour Bangkok by night is in the cooler evening air. We will explore illuminated Chinatown and Bangkok’s famous Flower Market. Then head North alongside the mighty Chao Phraya river towards the older part of Bangkok and famous temples. You will […]

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Bangkok to Chiang Mai: Buses, Trains and Flights

HOW TO GET FROM BANGKOK TO CHIANG MAI It’s pretty easy to travel in Thailand, and you have three options for getting from Bangkok to Chiang Mai: bus, train, or flight. Everything depends on your budget and time.  Bangkok to Chiang Mai: 680 km (422 miles) The distance from Bangkok to Chiang Mai is 680km […]

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3 Art Spaces in Siam Shopping Area

Beyond shopping in Siam area Siam is Bangkok’s best-known as shopping area. There are several malls of the most varied types, such as MBK, Siam Paragon, Siam Discovery and Central World. But aside from shopping, it also has art and culture tucked in on some alleys. Yes, art spaces in Siam! If you like shopping, […]

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Best Area for Digital Nomads in Bangkok: Ari or Thonglor?

A guide to work online in Bangkok Which is the best area for digital nomads in Bangkok is the first question comes to mind of who is coming for the first time. And also is a very important decision for those who work online, because good wifi matters! Bangkok is a huge and modern city […]

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5 Cool Design and Art Spaces in Bangkok

Coolest Design and Art Spaces in Bangkok One of the things I like most about Bangkok is how the city has free attractions for all kind of travelers. I really like design and art spaces in Bangkok and if you like it too, so besides temples, night markets, and other typical must-sees in town, we’ve […]

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Christmas Day at The Yard Hostel Bangkok

Yesterday we celebrated Christmas Day at The Yard Hostel Bangkok! And it was beautiful, with barbecue and lucky draw gift. Christmas Day at The Yard Hostel Bangkok Christmas may be about gathering and celebrating family, but the festivities don’t necessarily have to take place at home. A holiday vacation can strengthen the ties that bind, […]

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The Yard Hostel Bangkok Family

The Yard Hostel Bangkok wants to proudly present our team, the best team, our most valuable asset and what makes our The Yard a great family. Every member of our team has something unique and special to offer. Our The Yard Hostel Bangkok story began when Som and Som were already tired of their 9 […]

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3 – Hours Bicycle Tour in Chinatown | Bangkok

3 – Hours Bicycle tour in Chinatown 8 a.m and 2 p.m daily 950 Baht 12 k.m You will see parts the real Bangkok in our bicycle tour in Chinatown.  By bike, we will explore Chinatown’s narrow alleyways, markets and backstreets as well as the charming local areas of Thonburi, nowadays refered to as the […]

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Ari Neighborhood: The Best Area in Bangkok

Ari neighborhood is a hipster area and home to a selection of great restaurants and cafés. This area attracts a dynamic audience of diners, drinkers, and creative practitioners. This neighborhood area has a large expat community, is well frequented by hipters and favorite place of digital nomads in Bangkok. So even seeing enough of the […]

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Bang Krachao: Explore the green lung of Bangkok

Bang Krachao, the green lung of Bangkok Bang Krachao is known with the green lung of Bangkok. It’s an island with vast vegetation well preserved and had become a refuge for families on weekends. The perfect place to rent a bicycle and go exploring everything. Bangkok is a busy city, sometimes even chaotic. When you […]

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The Yard Hostel Bangkok History

The Yard Hostel has a lovely and inspiring history of friendship between Som and Big Som. We would love to share with you! 1.How did you come up with the idea to have a hostel? We used to join the website www.withlocals.com , we registered our activities as cook and dinner at our home. We […]

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The Jim Thompson House in Bangkok

Are you planning to visit The Jim Thompson House?  I have been to The Jim Thompson House in Bangkok and it’s a great place for people interested in architecture or artwork. Jim Thompson background Jim Thompson was a silk entrepreneur and art collector. Born in the USA in 1906, former architect, Thompson served the Office of […]

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Top 13 Things to See in Bangkok Riverside

Bangkok riverside is one of the prettiest areas of Bangkok and the Chao Phraya River is the heart of Thai capital. This area is home to some of the city’s most luxurious hotels and most impressive temples, along with several other landmarks. Doesn’t matter is it’s day or night, the riverside is a great place […]

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Things to Know Before Traveling to Thailand

There are some important things to know before traveling to Thailand: CULTURE: BETTER TO KNOW Temple Dress Code: There are strict dress codes when visiting Buddhist temples. For both men and women, it’s best to have legs and shoulders covered. Consider keep a scarf on your bag to visit temples. Thai Language Tips: The Thai language is […]

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Day Tour: Khlong Toei, Tourism for Social Change

Day Tour in Khlong Toei Every Sunday from 9am to 3pm Price: US$ 62 ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE A tourism project for social change at Khlong Toei Community is a project to foster mutual understandings within the community, and to promote a more accurate perception towards their lives. From slum community to self-defined community, Khlong Toei is […]

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Quick Guide: What to See in Ayutthaya

Ayutthaya is the Venice os East and an island of palaces and pagodas. There are many things to see in Ayutthaya, the ancient capital of Thailand. And that’s why we wrote this quick guide! ABOUT AYUTTHAYA Ayutthaya is ancient capital city of Thailand situated about 80km north of Bangkok. The city itself is surrounded with […]

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5 Hostel in Chiangmai

Where should I stay in Chiangmai? Whenever I want to go to Chiangmai, my big problem is ‘Where should I stay?’ because there are soooo many hostel in Chiangmai.  Chiangmai is very famous destination between November to February because of  that period is the coldest weather in Thailand. Not only for foreigner, also Thai people […]

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Half Day Tour: Floating Market & Train Market

Half Day Tour: Floating Market & Train Market   TOUR : Damnoen Saduak Floating Market & Mae Klong Train Market TIME:6 hours,  Half Day Tour PRICE: 650 Baht DAMNOEN SADUAK FLOATING MARKET Damnoen Saduak is a village located about 105 km west of Bangkok. The floating market is the best place to learn about traditional Thai […]

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GUIDE: THINGS TO DO IN CHIANG MAI

Chiang Mai in northern Thailand is a lovely city full of history and tradition. Here is a guide of thing to do in Chiang Mai. TEMPLES IN CHIANG MAI CHEDI LUANG: This temple was built in 1401 and despite the earthquake of 1545, the temple still having elephants carved on the sides. Admission costs 40 […]

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PAI IN THAILAND: QUICK GUIDE

Pai in northern Thailand is a tiny town where massive tourism has not come yet. Who goes to Pai are “good vibes people”, want to relax from noisy cities and enjoy the moment. Negative point? The 762 curves on the way between Chiang Mai and Pai. Maybe you could things there’s nothing to do in […]

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7 ROOFTOP BAR IN BANGKOK (WITH PRICES)

The Sky Bar is a “ must-to-go” for millions of tourist who visit Bangkok every year. But if you don’t know yet, Bangkok is huge and offers plenty of rooftop bar options to relax watching the city lights. If you also want to have an experience that runs away from temples and street food, it’s […]

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CHATUCHAK WEEKEND MARKET IN BANGKOK

Chatuchak Weekend Market in Bangkok happens every Saturday and Sunday from early morning until late at night. The best time to visit when all the shops are open is between 10am and 5pm. It’s a kind of market you will not see anywhere else in the world. And the best part: it’s pretty near to […]

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Death Awareness Cafe – around the corner from The Yard

Unless you pay really close attention, it is easy to walk along the street without noticing the entrance or any of the signs. However, once you realise this unique Death Awareness Cafe, which is featured in CNN and Lonely Planet, is “hidden” between the Ari station and The Yard, you might be interested in stepping in […]

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Great news about the Yard´s “Grandchild”

In Thai ‘yard’ means relative – and once you’ve stayed with us, that’s exactly what you’ll be. And as you are part of the Yard family, we are glad to share exciting news about “The Grandchild Project”.  We are currently in the middle of literally taking The Yard into new level and different heights.  As […]

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Let´s meet our Brazilian Worldpacker, Pedro

We are glad to welcome our new volunteer, Pedro Dalmolin (26) who will be helping us to organise the events. On a road since May 2018, this Brazilian guy has been using Worldpackers´ opportunity in Spain, Israel and now here, in Thailand. “I find it the best way to travel, I really do,” assures Pedro, […]

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