Tucked away in Chinatown, AMA hostel was once served as a mansion of wealthy Chinese migrants, surrounded by waterways and bridges that were the heart of Bangkok’s transportation. Perched three floors high up, this 1,000-square-meter house is comprised of two compartments: the main and minor buildings. While the larger hall was formerly resided by the owner’s big family, another smaller site was operated as the servants’ quarter. Since the era of King Rama V,
the stately property has been passed through generations. However, its historical aesthetics still shine in every inch of its exquisite
For more than a century, and now finally, this precious place falls in the hand of a Thai with Chinese descent, who runs a business in textile trading. After it was featured in several famous Thai dramas, Nakun Pornwanich, the mastermind behind the whole concept, decided to transform this elegant antique house into an urban-chic hostel. With 14 guest rooms, the sophisticated space is tastefully renovated with a modernized look that continues to honor the past with elements from its colonial legacy. He aims to retain the original features of the significant structures, and the homey vibes of the house by giving only a few interiors a modern makeover, so guests get to immerse in its vibrant culture and valuable heritage.