Located on lively Soi 4, the Modelink Inn has to be one of the best value accommodation options in the Sukhumvit area. It is not a ‘flash’ hotel, but it is not a dump either. The people are friendly, the air-conditioning works, it’s clean, and has cable TV with some English language channels.
Modelink Inn is located about 400 metres down Soi 4, which is home to the famous Nana Plaza entertainment centre (go-go bars). If go-go bars aren’t your thing, there are lots of restaurants and bars as well and the Sky Train is a 5 minute walk away. It can be a little challenging to find as it is located down a short side street. From the Sukhumvit Road walk down Soi 4 past the Ibis Nana and the Orchid Inn. The left hand turning is marked with a sign, shown in the photograph, just past a branch of 7 Eleven.
Modelink is a small family run guesthouse. They are kind and friendly here. The decor is dated but it is clean and everything works. Bear in mind there is no lift and 5 floors.
The rooms are quite large. Some have a small outside balcony. The beds are comfortable enough and the sheets are changed daily, if you want. The air-con is satisfactory and there are no mosquitos in the room – the same can’t be said for many other Bangkok guesthouses, particularly in Khao San. The TV service didn’t include a Western film channel, but has CNN and BBC and a handful of American entertainment channels. Good enough for the 700 Thai Baht I paid per night.
There is no catering available. This doesn’t matter though as there are plenty of places to eat very close by. There is a fridge in the room with free bottled water. The owners have no objection to guests bringing their own food and drink into the hotel.
Some guests have complained about noise staying here. I heard nothing. It is down a side street and you can’t hear any noise from the bars on Soi 4.
I will be coming here again if I am on my own. If you need to come to Bangkok and you are on a budget this is a great place to stay. Click on the book button to find out more about Modelink Inn and check availability.