Reception and barback at Thai Tapas Bar in Bangkok Old Town

5.0
19 reviews19

Host & Team

5.0

Hours & Tasks

5.0

Hostel

5.0

Learning & Fun

4.5

How this experience will transform you

6 Meeting locals

5 Meeting international travelers

5 Immersing in the local culture

4 Practicing English

3 Developing social awareness

1 Learning about sustainability


Brazil

5

My boyfriend and I spent an amazing month at Bangkok Bed and Bike. We worked at the bar and it was a sensacionall experience. Effie is a lovely person and all the hostel and bar staff are very friendly. We had plenty of time to get to know Bangkok, visit all the sights, and explore the less touristy and most charming parts of the city. We learned a lot about the Thais and their culture there. The work was simple, the hours and days off were followed very well, and the atmosphere really is wonderful. I not only recommend it, but would go again if I return to Bangkok. Effie, thanks for everythi

about 2 years ago


Effie replied

Coral and Vitor were very sweet and romantic couple. They did very well at the bar and they accompanied each other most of the time. They created a very good atmosphere at the bar. It was slow at the bar while they were here but they made the place so lively. They could dance and sing very well. We were very happy to meet them and learn different culture from them. Highly recommended!

Chile

5

IT was the greatest first experience for a Worldpacking adverture.
Effie is great, so is Elle and Soda, whi help you knowing the daily tasks.
The working hours are respected and you get the day off to explore Bangkok.
The hostel is located in a estrategic place downtown. 20 minutos walking from Chinatown, Khao San Road, The Great Palace and othe places you'll want to visit.
I highly recomend it.

about 2 years ago


Effie replied

It was a great experience to host Danie. She was a lovely lady and everyone loves her. She has been helping me at the bar and she could complete all the tasks very well. She was eager to learn and tried hard to help us. We always have a compliments from the customers. Highly recommended!

Tunisia

5

If you're looking for a great host in bangkok , with awesome collaboration , flexible staff , and a good location ( old city ) near to most of temples , I highly recommend to you the bed and bike hostel ! bangkok can't be fun without effie's smiles and her cute child " ALLAN ♥"

over 2 years ago


Effie replied

Houssem was a sweet and gentle guy. He was very hard working and dedicated to our volunteer position, honest. He also helped make great content videos and photography for marketing. Highly recommend

Brazil

4

I did not feel like being a volunteer at the hostel but an employee. Effie is always busy running from one side to the other and can hardly ever give us attention to exchange experiences. The hostel has some management issues that bothered a bit, for example; control of money is inefficient.

Overall the expence was good. The hostel is very tidy and clean, well located. The work described on the site was followed. The work itself was quite simple, but the accuracy of several procedures that were not taught. It was not a previous training, just started work.

over 2 years ago

Australia

5

The experience I have had at Bangkok Bed and Bike has been absolutely amazing. The atmosphere of the place is so friendly, relaxed and admirable. The people that run the hostel are so warm and kind. The hours are perfect for anyone wishing to still have time to travel and the location is great as there are so many temples and things to see and do around. If you are looking for a quiet, fun and chill place to volunteer. 110% recommend this wonderful place.

over 2 years ago


Effie replied

Bri came to our hostel as a volunteer and left as my sister. She was so helpful and enthusiastic about learning. She was a sweet and caring person. Everyone loves her, especially my 4 years old son! She was so good with kids. She worked as it was her own business. She helped me develop a website for a new bar business as well as social media. She is always welcome here! Highly recommended!

Philippines

5

So lucky to have chosen Bangkok Bed and Bike as my first hostel. I had so much fun learning new things. Staff was indeed like family and my stay couldn't have been made better by the warmth and the cleanliness of the place. A lot of changes were made to the schedule but they were still able to accommodate me and my travel plans. Effie, the owner, was very considerate and kind. :)

over 5 years ago


Effie replied

Mela was a very sweet and considerate person. She was professional and very well presented. I wish I could have her as a full time receptionist. She completed all the given tasks and dealt with the customers very well. She could get along with everyone here and we'd love to have her with us again. Highly recommended!

Brazil

5

A experiência foi maravilhosa! O hostel é muito organizado e acolhedor. Effie é uma pessoa e profissional incrível! Conheci outros viajantes que se tornaram amigos! Quando vier a Bangkok novamente, com certeza voltarei pra lá! <3

10 months ago


Effie replied

Germanda is a reliable, energetic, and professional volunteer. It was a great time hosting her. She did well with the assignment and complete the job perfectly. She can get along with the other volunteers and coworker very well. We'd love to recommend her to the other hosts.

Argentina

5

Fue mi primer voluntariado, y la verdad no podría haber sido mejor. Desde el primer día me hicieron sentir como en casa, la gente del hostel es muy amable, se respetan los horarios de trabajo, y las instalaciones son de lo mejor. Lo súper recomiendo. Gracias por todo bed and bike, hasta luego ❤️❤️

almost 2 years ago


Effie replied

We were blessed to have Iara joining our team. She was smart and very friendly. We put her at the bar and she completed the job. She was willing to learn and well performed. We had some videos of her making cocktails and it was well engaged by many fb audiences. She was well presence when working and she loves kids. Many times, she was taking care of my son by playing with him when i was busy. She can communicate in English fairly. Highly recommended!

Argentina

5

Vine para quedarme solo dos semanas que me habían quedado libres antes de continuar y debido a la hospitalidad, el buen trato y el ambiente decidí quedarme algunas semanas más. Súper bien ubicado, tranquilidad en el hostel y fiesta cerca si se quiere. Me siento como en casa!

almost 2 years ago


Effie replied

Juan was a sweet and good looking guy. He was always in the sports costume. He was very helpful and he was trying his best while volunteering with us. He could get along with the other volunteers very well. We'd love to have him with us again. Recommended!

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