ITB Berlin 2010Berlin, Germany — 10-14 March 2010
Lub d Patong – Best social space in a hostel 2019
Lub d Patong hostel provides guests with an authentic, local experience, not just a place to sleep. By utilising its social spaces in a unique way that facilitates guest interaction Lub d Patong are breaking into the experience accommodation market, as they believe it is the future of the hostel industry.
Social areas are used to provide guests with an insight into the Thai culture. The Muay Thai boxing ring is something you don’t see at any other hostel and provides guests with Muay Thai boxing classes or 1:1 training. Guests can master traditional Thai recipes through cooking classes offered at Lub d Patong taking their newfound skills and knowledge home as a souvenir.
Social spaces are not only a place to relax but also an opportunity to connect with the local community who play an important role in facilitating the overall experience for guests and are encouraged to make use of the events and spaces Lub D Patong provide. Functional areas such as the car park are also used to host market stalls and pop up bars for both guests and the local community to connect and enjoy.
Sustainability and environmental care are also top of the agenda and a consideration when managing space within the hostel from utilising glass to reduce the amount of plastic used in its bar to hosting hostel beach clean ups.
Lub d Patong demonstrates that it is possible to use social spaces that reflect the local culture and provide guests with an authentic experience.
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