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Last updated at 01/10/2023, 18:30

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People stay in Bangkok for many reasons. From Buddhists visiting Wat Pho, to shoppers looking for a bargain at MBK. Some people only spend one day in Bangkok, while others spend weeks there.
The best area to stay in Bangkok depends on why you’re travelling there, and what your budget is. In this post I will tell you a bit about the main districts of Bangkok. You will also find some recommendations of hotels and hostels in the capital of Thailand.

Choose the best area for your stay

There are some great places to stay in Bangkok. The best way to enjoy your stay is to put a little research into picking a neighbourhood that matches your interest.

The city is broken down into two parts. Rattanakosin is the older part of Bangkok, where you can see some of the most well-known temples, shrines and shopping areas.

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    The other side of Bangkok is Yannawa (Silom), Sathon (Sathorn) and Thon Buri. This part has a large business district as well as some very trendy neighborhoods filled with nightlife and dining options.

    If you want to stay in Rattanakosin, look for accommodation around Khao San Road or in Banglamphu on the outskirts of the city center.

    If you’re looking to stay somewhere with better amenities than hostels but without spending a fortune, consider staying at hotels near Phrom Phong BTS station or the Asok intersection in the heart of Sukhumvit.

    Areas like Ari and Thong Lor are quieter but offer plenty of places to eat, drink and explore. These areas are popular among digital nomads who want to set up camp in Bangkok for a few weeks.

    Phaya Thai has cheap hostels and hotels, perfect for backpackers on a budget. It’s also near the Victory Monument, which is quite a good transportation hub.

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      Accommodation options in Bangkok

      Bangkok has accommodation for every budget. Find what suits you and plan your ideal stay in Thailand.

      Khao San Road

      Khao San Road is a backpacking area, where you will find cheaper options.

      • BED Station Khao San Road – from 10 Euros per night
        Great vibe, a good place to meet other people. It has a bar, a pool and a lounge area.
      Photo by BED Station – Booking.com
      • Lucky House Khao San – from 20 Euros per night.
        A simple hostel for travellers who would like to have some extra comfort. There is air-conditioning, staff is very helpful and guests say that the hostel is very clean.
      • New Siam Palace – from 32 Euros per night.
        This hotel has clean and spacious rooms as well as a swimming pool. Additionally, it’s very well located, near all the important points in Bangkok.
      • Villa Bangkok – from 50 Euros per night
        It’s a hidden oasis, a great hide out from all the noise of the city. The rooms are spacious and the hotel has a swimming pool.
      Photo by Villa Bangkok – Booking.com

      Silom

      It’s best known for its commercial neighbourhood. It forms a business district. Here you will find a lot of options for nightlife and entertainment.

      • The Grand Sathorn – from 40 Euros per night.
        The location here is excellent if you want to venture out. There is a swimming pool and the staff are super friendly.
      Photo by The Grand Sathorn – Booking.com
      • Amara Bangkok Hotel – from 90 Euros per night.
        For a bit more money you will get a lovely view from your room. There is a beautiful infinity pool and the breakfast has great options.
      • Lebua at State Tower – from 150 Euros per night.
        A luxurious and friendly hotel located in the heart of Bangkok. It offers exceptional facilities to all tourists looking for accommodation all year round.
      • The Standard – from 150 Euros per night.
        Located in Bangkok, 3.2 km from MBK Center, The Standard, Bangkok Mahanakhon provides accommodation with a restaurant, free private parking and an outdoor pool.
      Photo by The Standard – Booking.com

      Asok

      Asok is one of the major roads in Bangkok. From here you will be able to get anywhere in the city.

      Booking.com
      • Solitaire Bangkok – from 55 Euros per night.
        Take advantage of the convenient location when staying at Solitaire Bangkok. The hotel is 10 minutes’ walk from Nana Skytrain Station. Located in the center of Bangkok, it is steps away from business and shopping centers and attractions such as CentralWorld, MRT Sukumvit Station and Siam Paragon.
      • Eleven Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 11 – from 60 Euros per night.
        Eleven Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit 11 – SHA Extra Plus has a restaurant, outdoor swimming pool, a fitness centre and bar in Bangkok. Among the facilities at this property are a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi throughout the property. The hotel features family rooms.
      • Centre Point Sukhumvit 10 – from 70 Euros per night.
        Centre Point Sukhumvit Soi 10 is a just 10-minute walk from Nana and Asok Skytrain Stations. It offers fully furnished guestrooms with a balcony. Free WiFi in the rooms and free parking are provided. Guests may enjoy at an salt water system swimming pool and a free shuttle service from the main Sukhumvit Road to the property.
      Photo by Centre Point – Booking.com
      • Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit – from 140 Euros per night.
        The air-conditioned rooms and suites at Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit – SHA Certified are simply decorated and provide a flat-screen satellite TV, a private bathroom with a bathtub, a safety deposit box and an in-room tea and coffee maker.
      • Dream Hotel Bangkok – from 200 Euros per night.
        Dream Hotel Bangkok is a 5-minute walk from Sukhumvit and Asoke BTS stations on the Sukhumvit line. The rooftop swimming pool and rooms with 42-inch flat-screen TVs are available. Rooms have access to free WiFi, which is available throughout the property, and Nakhon Pathom Golf Course is 300 metres away.

      Thong Lor

      Thong Lor is part of the Watthana district of Bangkok, which itself was recently named one of the hippest districts in all of Asia. So if you are seeking great destinations to eat, drink, shop or party at, Thong Lor may be your new favorite place in Bangkok.

      • LA 49 Hotel – from 50 Euros per night.
        With a stay at BA 3-minute walk from Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital in Bangkok, LA.Residence 49, in Bangkok (Sukhumvit), you’ll be minutes from Emporium Shopping Mall and Soi Cowboy Area. This residence is close to MBK Center and BTS-Asok Station.
      Photo by LA49 Hotel – Booking.com
      • D Varee Residence Montara Thonglor 25 – from 40 Euros per night.
        Dvaree Residence Montara Thonglor 25 is located in Thong Lor, the city’s trendiest area filled with clubs and restaurants. It offers stylish non-smoking rooms with a kitchenette. The apartment is equipped with a fitness centre, a pool and free Wi-Fi in public areas.
      • Somerset Ekamai – from 70 Euros per night.
        The Somerset Ekamai Bangkok is the perfect choice of accommodation for those looking to stay in this stunning city. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that this lively city has to offer.
      • Oakwood Residence – from 75 Euros per night.
        Make the most of your stay in Bangkok by choosing a suite or studio at Oakwood Residence Sukhumvit Thonglor Bangkok, where studios and suites are fitted with modern furnishings in neutral colours and artwork. Comfortable lounge areas feature a sofa set, flat-screen TV and DVD player. Meal preparation is easy with fully furnished kitchenettes.
      Photo by Oakwood Residence – Booking.com
      • Volve Hotel – from 100 Euros per night.
        Located in a convenient area of Bangkok, just a 5-minute walk to Thong Lo BTS Station and a few minutes’ walk to nearby shopping malls, places to eat and bars, Volve Hotel Bangkok offers cozy accommodation with views of a beautiful garden. Local dishes are served at the on-site restaurant.

      There are some great places to stay in Bangkok. The best way to enjoy your stay is to put a little research into picking a neighbourhood that matches your interest.

      I hope that I could help you choosing the right place to stay in Bangkok. If nothing from this post picked your fancy, try looking at Booking.com and reserve your stay on their site.