A night behind bars

A night behind bars

With its narrow rooms, metal bars and bunk beds, Bangkok’s first prison-themed hostel promises the look and feel of a real jail in the bustling Thai capital.

At Sook Station hostel in Bangkok’s Udom Suk neighbourhood, guests are offered pin-striped pyjamas for 700 baht ($21), and a wall with a height chart where they can have their mugshots taken. The hotel’s design includes black-out doors and windows to create the feeling of being in solitary confinement, and to keep in line with the theme, there is also a lights out curfew.

Originally designed to attract backpackers, the hostel has welcomed visitors from around the world since their official opening in April, with room rates ranging from 790 ($24) to 1,630 baht ($50) per night.