Where To Stay In Bangkok

Wherer To Stay In Bangkok

Bangkok, being a popular tourist destination, is densely packed with hotels and places to stay for different budgets.However, since there are so many places to stay in Bangkok, it might be difficult to decide where to stay.

We’ve spent a lot of time in Bangkok, so we’ve put together this guide of our favorite Bangkok neighborhoods and hotels. Each city region is unique, and as a traveler, each offers advantages and disadvantages.

What you want to get out of your Bangkok trip will determine where you stay.

Thailand is the land of smiles
Thailand is the land of smiles

Bangkok is one of Southeast Asia’s largest and most active cities, with a population of over 8 million people spread over 50 districts with 1600 square kilometers. It is our favorite city in the world, and we consider it our “home away from home” since we have spent a lot of time there and lived there for months at a time throughout the years.


The majority of tourists stick to a few neighborhoods: Sukhumvit, KhaoSan, or Silom/Sathorn. These three neighborhoods are the city’s tourism hotspots. However, Bangkok is much more than these three locations, and there are numerous more very fantastic, unique, and interesting neighborhoods.

What we love most about Bangkok are its energy, its lovely and friendly people, and delicious and healthy food. The “City of Angels” has it all, from high-class shopping to cool markets, spectacular ancient monuments and temples, and everything from top-notch dining to street food. There is never a dull moment when you hit the streets of Bangkok.

Bangkok boasts a great, inexpensive, and simple public transit system that makes getting about easy — BTS Skytrain, Subway MRT, river boats, and buses. Getting a Taxi, booking a Grab (Thailand’s version of Uber), or U is also quite simple since they are everywhere and happy to take you around.

Where To Stay In Bangkok

To help you visualize where all of these suggested locations are, I’ve prepared the color-coded map below. To see an interactive version of the map, click on the link. (Please keep in mind that the highlighted regions are simply estimates.)

    • Bangkok Riverside – Blue
    • Chinatown -Yellow
    • The Old City (Khao San/ Banglamphu Area) – Grey
    • Siam – Purple
    • Pratunam – Pink
    • Silom – Green
    • Sukhumvit – Rd
    • Suvarnabhumi Airport – Brown
    • Chatuchak – Organic

1- Bangkok Riverside

Why Stay By The Bangkok Riverside?

Bangkok riverside
Bangkok Riverside

The Riverside neighborhood is a more calm, upmarket neighborhood with beautiful views of the Chao Phraya River. We reserved an Airbnb in Ideo Mobi Sathorn, a private condominium situated just across the street from the Krung Thonburi BTS station.

What I liked most about staying here was that it was in a peaceful area away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Bangkok. However, the Riverside region is a little distant from downtown Bangkok, so you’ll have to go to the city’s business sectors every day. It’s a lovely location to stay, but it may not be the best choice for first-time travelers to Bangkok.

Things To See And Do In The Bangkok Riverside Area

Wat Arun/ Temple Of The Dawn

One of our favorite temples is the Temple of the Dawn (Wat Arun), which has a distinctive tower that is colorfully adorned in porcelain tiles. It’s most attractive in the morning when the sun shines off the surface, and in the evening when it’s lit up.

Royal Grand Palace

The magnificent Grand Palace was the previous abode of Thailand’s King. This is Bangkok’s most iconic landmark and one of the city’s must-see attractions.   

Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaeo)

This lovely temple is located inside the grounds of Royal Place and is well-known for its jade Buddha statue.     

Gigantic Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho)

The 16-meter-tall reclining golden Buddha and the stunning temple never fail to wow. A tip is to come in the evening when there will be less people and you will be able to remain and admire the temple after sunset.     

Flower Market (Pak Klong Talat)

The Flower Market (Pak Klong Talat) is a massive market that sells flowers, fruits, and vegetables.


Asiatique Market is half amusement park, part outdoor mall and market featuring a variety of stores and eateries. Asiatique is a wonderful place to spend an evening..

Dinner Cruise

Dinner cruises on the Chao Praya river are a popular and enjoyable way to spend an evening gliding around the massive Chao Praya river while having a fantastic meal.     

Take a ferry or hire a longboat

Explore the Chao Phraya River by taking one of the river ferries that operate often, or charter a private longboat to take you into the side channels to see daily life by the river.

Icon Siam

Icon Siam is Bangkok’s newest and flashiest mall. Thailand’s first official Apple store, hundreds of stores and restaurants, a massive food court designed like a floating market, a two-floor arts and crafts department, and a big cinema complex with an IMAX screen are all located here.

The Central Pier and the River City mall are connected by a free shuttle ship.

The Sixth Thai Restaurant

The Sixth – Lunch at one of our favorite Thai restaurants.


Chao Phraya Express Boats, Cross River Ferries, and hired boats make it simple to go about the Riverside region. Other Bangkok neighborhoods are also easily accessible, as you can take a boat to the central pier (Sathorn Pier) and transfer to the BTS SkyTrain at the neighboring Saphan Taksin BTS Station to continue your journey across the city

What To Avoid?

Bangkok’s riverside is slightly more expensive than other parts of the city, both in terms of hotels and restaurants. The area lacks a Subway MRT station and only has one Skytrain stop, Saphan Taksin.

Saphan Taksin is a short walk (3 minutes) from Central Pier, where you may catch riverboats and ferries up the river. Many of the hotels provide complimentary shuttle service to and from Central Pier. You may also ride the free boat from Central Pier to Asiatique and Icon Siam.

Where To Stay Along The Bangkok Riverside

If you prefer the Riverside area, you may look for listings on Booking or Agoda.com. Here are a couple of the area’s top-rated hotels:

The Peninsula Bangkok, a riverside Sha Plus hotel near shopping districts, with every 5 star room featuring sweeping views of the Chao Phraya River.

Mandarin Oriental Bangkok SHA PLUS Certified

The Grand Dame of Bangkok’s finest hotels, and the place we’ll stay if we ever win the lotto.

The Mandarin Oriental in Bangkok will not disappoint if you are searching for a once-in-a-lifetime hotel experience in ultimate old-world elegance. As Thailand’s first luxury hotel, it has welcomed monarchs, presidents, and literary greats like as Joseph Conrad and Noel Coward.

The Mandarin Oriental is ideal for honeymoons and special celebrations. Their customer service is renowned, and you will be treated like royalty from the minute you walk into the lobby.

Some of the attractions include a choice of nine fantastic restaurants, two outdoor pools, a fitness facility, tennis courts, a spa and wellness center, and a position right on the riverside with breathtaking views.

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Shangri-La Hotel Bangkok (SHA PLUS Certified)

The Shangri-La Bangkok is located on the banks of the historic Chao Phraya River, giving guests convenient access to the city’s various attractions as well as the neighboring Saphan Taksin BTS station.

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Millennium Hilton Bangkok (SHA PLUS Certified)

The award-winning riverfront Bangkok hotel provides convenient access to retail malls and the Asiatique Night Market by road, Sky Train, and boat.

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Midrange: Inn a day

Located in Bangkok, Inn a day provides cozy accommodations with air conditioning. Offering a restaurant, it is 1.1 mi from the lively Khao San Road.

AVANI Riverside Bangkok Hotel (SHA PLUS Certified)

This relatively new riverfront hotel is one of our top favorites in Bangkok. We love returning to this hotel since it is absolutely great and offers everything.

The Avani Riverfront is a less priced alternative to the traditional luxury riverside Bangkok hotels that match its more expensive counterparts in many aspects.All of the rooms face the river, and the view of Bangkok’s riverfront is breathtaking!

Swimming in the breathtaking infinity pool on the 26th level, with views of the Chao Phraya River and the Bangkok cityscape, is an amazing experience (especially at sunrise and sunset).

The Skybar is quite interesting, however we thought the restaurant cuisine to be rather pricey and underwhelming. The rooms are spacious and contemporary, with a really comfy bed.

The service is superb, and the breakfast buffet is delicious. A retail center is located at the foot of the building, which is quite handy.

The complimentary hotel river boat departs every 20 minutes and takes around 10 minutes to get you to the Central Ferry Pier and the Saphan Taksin Skytrain Station. You will not make a mistake if you book this accommodation.

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Loy La Long

This one-of-a-kind boutique hotel is housed in a historic Chinese family house on the riverfront in Chinatown. This is an amazing example of how the community is reviving these historic properties. They maintained the traditional wooden buildings but updated them with contemporary conveniences and a restaurant providing delicious Thai cuisine.

The balconies open directly into the river and are a lovely location to relax and have a drink while watching the boats sail by (as we are doing in the photo below).

Every room is distinct, unique, and lovely, and has all contemporary facilities like as air conditioning, television, free Wi-Fi, and a refrigerator.This modest seven-room Bangkok boutique hotel with pleasant employees comes highly recommended if you’re seeking for something genuinely distinctive.

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Siamotif Boutique Hotel

The Siamotif Boutique Hotel is another uncommon find for anyone looking for a one-of-a-kind, lovely, and genuine stay in a family-owned traditional wooden Thai home. The property, which is located on a side canal of the Chao Praya River, has been in the family since King Rama V, and the main home is almost a century old.

The eight rooms are all one-of-a-kind in terms of style, size, and color, and have been wonderfully rebuilt and decorated by local artists and craftsmen, as well as upgraded with private bathrooms, air conditioning, free internet, and a flat-screen TV.

This is away from the crowded and frenetic contemporary Bangkok, and is located in Thonburi, a calm residential region a 10-minute taxi ride from the major tourist attractions.

A great site to get a taste of traditional Thai living. The Taling Chan Floating Market (open every Saturday and Sunday) is about a 5-minute taxi/tuk-tuk ride away from Siamotif Hotel.

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Ibrik Resort by the river

Ibrik Resort by thLocated in Bangkok Noi, this hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Wat Arun and within 3 mi (5 km) of Wat Pho and Khaosan Road. Bangkok National Museum and Grand Place.

Free Wi-Fi access is available. Rooms here will provide you with a TV, air conditioning and a balcony.

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Chann Bangkok Noi

CHANN, set on a peaceful canal on the west side of the Chao Praya river, is a charming, urban boutique retreat with 22 rooms and four suites that are completely made of wood. All feature balconies or patios with views of the canal and the surrounding neighborhood. There is also a good restaurant nearby.

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Just 0.7 mi from Sampeng Market, Tiny Taladnoi Hostel is located in Bangkok and offers air-conditioned rooms.

Vera Nidhra

If you prefer a peaceful residential area, one of our favorite tiny bed & breakfast guesthouses is the Vera Nidhra in Klongsan, on the “wrong” side of the river.

With ten cozily decorated rooms, wonderfully soft mattresses, air conditioning, a flat-screen TV, and fast free Wi-Fi, this establishment has a lot of charm.

Despite its remote location, it is well linked, with the nearest Skytrain station (Krung Thonburi) being a five-minute walk away.

The Central River station is one Skytrain stop away, and the newly new IconSiam retail mall is just a short walk away.

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2- Chinatown

Bangkok China Town.
Bangkok China Town.

Why Stay In Chinatown?

Used to be the exclusive realm of budget tourists, but the current entrance of more elegant but inexpensive boutique hotels is attracting an increasing number of visitors to this vibrant and colorful section of town. The two new subway (MRT) stations that opened in 2019, Wat Mangkon and Sam Yot, have made Chinatown considerably more accessible, and this trend is poised to continue.

Chinatown is brimming with excitement, noises, scents, and bright neon signs. The majority of the activity revolves on Yaowarat Road, which comes alive in the nights when hundreds of Bangkokians flock here to eat world-class street food.

Everything from delectably fresh seafood to roasted duck, dim sum, and traditional sweets can be found here.

Many of the eateries have been around for decades, offer just one cuisine, and have mastered it. For recommendations on which restaurants and meals to try in Bangkok, see our guide on Bangkok Thai food.

Chinese street food in the narrow alleys of Chinatown, Bangkok
Chinese street food in the narrow alleys of Chinatown, Bangkok

Chinatown is one of Bangkok’s oldest neighborhoods, having been occupied by Chinese merchants even before Bangkok became Thailand’s capital in 1782. Entering the tight lanes and streets seems like going back in time and seeing a glimpse of Bangkok’s past.

Chinatown’s buildings are historic, and many are designed in the classic Chinese architectural style, with modest shops selling traditional Chinese products such as gold, tea, herbs, and spices, as well as street-side noodles cafés and lively marketplaces. It’s a lot of fun to explore this region!

While Chinatown has long been renowned for its low-cost lodging, there are now more alternatives than ever, including some of Bangkok’s nicest boutique hotels.

If you want to board the train out of Bangkok early in the morning from Bangkok Railway Station (Hua Lamphong) and need a cheap location to stay, Chinatown is an excellent alternative.

Things To See And Do In Chinatown

Wat Tramit Temple & The Golden Buddha

Admire the Golden Buddha (Phra Phuttha Maha Suwana Patimakon), a five-meter-tall pure gold Buddha statue weighing 5,5 tons! When the statue was accidentally dropped during shipment and the plaster that covered it broke off, it was found that it is made of gold.

Sampeng Market

Chinatown’s largest and most popular market is found in the tiny passageways around Sampeng Square. Every trinket known to man may be found here.

It might be difficult to navigate these tiny lanes, but simply go with the flow, have fun, and enjoy the madness. Purchase Chinese items such as tea, spices, and ceramics.

Street Food

Chinatown is the greatest area in Bangkok to sample the world-class street food. At one of the numerous street-side eateries, have a bowl of wonderful Chinese noodles and dumplings.


Chinatown is the place to go if you want to purchase gold. Discover the real Bangkok.

Take in the scents, sounds, and colors of traditional old Thai/ Chinese culture and life as you walk the small alleys. Learn more about this region by taking a guided walking tour.

Little India

Little India, only a short walk from Chinatown, is a must-see.

Where To Stay in China Town

As much fun as it is to dine in Chinatown, it is a busy location and may not be the greatest spot to stay in Bangkok for a more peaceful visit. I think there are just two MRT stations in the Chinatown neighborhood, making commuting difficult.

Agoda and Booking are websites where you may look for accommodation in Chinatown. Take a look at some of the best hotels in the area:

Shanghai Mansion is Chinatown’s most fashionable and hip boutique hotel.

The décor of the hotel is inspired by 1930s Shanghai, and they have nailed the aesthetic. We picked one of their bigger rooms and were impressed by the nice décor and, in particular, the deep bathtub. We were also pleasantly pleased by how peaceful it was considering the hotel’s position in the middle of Chinatown’s busiest district.

The hotel provides various unique free experiences, from which you may choose one every night of your stay. We took their guided walking tour of Chinatown, which was a fantastic introduction to the neighborhood, as well as the complimentary Chinese Dim Sum High Tea.

The third alternative is to take advantage of a complimentary Thai massage at the hotel spa. If you become weary of the street cuisine, you may dine at The Red Rose, the hotel’s restaurant. Overall, we thought the Shanghai Mansion was a wonderful relaxed base from which to explore Chinatown.

Norn Yaowarat Hotel situated in the heart of Bangkok. Yaowarat Road was built by Our King Rama V.
Our Hotel is suitable for Families, Friends, Couples and Backpackers.

Budget: Luk Hostel

LUK Hostel is a brand new travelers hub located in one of Bangkok’s main attractions: the iconic Chinatown. Immersed in a culturally vibrant area and right at the center of the famous food street called Yaowarat, you are sure to enjoy an authentic experience!

The Old City (KhaoSan Road/ Banglamphu Area)

KhaoSan Road
KhaoSan Road

Why Stay In The Khao San Area?

I haven’t seen it, but Khaosan Road was defined as “the center of the backpacker world” in the film “The Beach,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio. That may be an exaggeration, but it feels that way while you’re there.

This is where I used to stay when I traveled to Bangkok on my own twenty years ago. It’s a well-known district filled with pubs, inexpensive eateries, and guesthouses, making it a popular option for young travelers on a budget.

If you’re young and like partying, you’ll want to stay someplace near Khaosan Road.

It’s inexpensive and close to some of the city’s most popular sites, including the Grand Palace and Wat Pho.

I used to be hesitant to promote the Old City due to its lack of metro stations, but not anymore.

I was delighted to discover, thanks to a local reader, that the Sanam Chai MRT station opened in 2019. It’s roughly a 5-minute walk from Wat Pho, making getting to and from the Old City much simpler.

Things To See And Do In Khao San Area

Khao San Road

Thanon Khao San, as it is known in Thai. Explore the iconic and colorful Khao San Road, complete with bars, restaurants, a street market, and a backpacker ambiance. It’s great fun!

Democracy Monument

Enjoy the world-class street cuisine and delectable Thai desserts provided by street sellers in the vicinity of the Democracy Monument.

Golden Mount Temple

The Golden Mount, also known as Wat Saket, is a stunning Buddhist temple perched atop the Golden Mountain (Phu Khao Thong). A stunning temple from which to watch the sunset.

Giant Swing

The city’s famed Giant Swing is more than 21 meters tall and is painted blood crimson. Built-in 1784 by King Rama I, barely two years after Bangkok was established as the new capital.

Jay Fai Restaurant

Attempt Michelin-starred street food – Even in her mid-seventies, legendary Thai chef Jay Fai is still stirring the pots at Raan Jay Fai, Bangkok’s sole Michelin-starred street food restaurant. The crab omelet is worthy of its Michelin star and its price, but anticipate lengthy lineups unless you have a reservation.

Bangkok National Museum

Learn about Thailand’s great history at Bangkok’s biggest museum, the Bangkok National Museum. 

 River ferry

Take the riverboat like a native and alight a few stops downriver to view the Grand Palace and the famed Bangkok temples.

The Catch

The Khao San Road itself is congested, active, and loud, especially in the evenings and at night. The loud music from the bars along Khao San Road may make it difficult to sleep at night, therefore I suggest staying on one of the side streets to Khao San Road rather than on Khao San itself.

Because there is no Skytrain or Subway MRT in the Khao San/Banglamphu region, the easiest method to travel to/from Khao San Road is via ferry (walking distance to the river), taxi, Grab car, bus, or one of Bangkok’s renowned Tuk-Tuks (three-wheeled taxis).

Where To Stay In Khao San Area

On Agoda or Booking, you may look for rooms near Khaosan Road. Here are a few of the best-rated hotels in the area:

The Riva Surya, one of the few high-end hotels in the region, is situated on the riverfront approximately five minutes’ walk from Khao San Road. The rooms are big, beautiful, and inviting. Breakfast is provided on the wonderful balcony facing the river, and there is a great pool area.

If you want a little luxury while still experiencing the young feel of Bangkok’s backpacker district, this is a good option. Because of the nearby river ferry station, you can simply ride the boat down to the old town sights like the Royal Palace.

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The only boutique bike inn in Bangkok’s cultural and historical center, with free vintage bike rental and free night biking tours in old town.

Casa Vimaya Riverside

Casa Vimaya is a new hotel that debuted in December 2017 and is within a five-minute walk from Khao San Road. Nonetheless, it is located on a quiet street, ideal for a good night’s sleep.

The rooms are spacious, clean, and pleasant, with colonial-style décor. Every room has air conditioning, a private bathroom, and a large flat-screen TV. Our room was on the ground level and didn’t have much of a view, so if you want a better view, get a Riverview deluxe room.

We appreciated the rooftop pool and bar, which we had practically entirely to ourselves most days.

The staff is kind and helpful.

The hotel is in an ideal location: Khao San Road is just a five-minute walk away, and the Phra Arthit river ferry station is nearby (approximately an eight-minute walk), making it convenient to see the main attractions and temples.

Overall, we thought Casa Vimaya Riverside was good value for money!

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Casa Nithra Bangkok

The Casa Nithra, just a short walk from Khao San Road, is one of the better mid-range options in this area. You’re far enough away from Khao San to get a decent night’s sleep while yet being near enough to enjoy the celebrations. The rooftop swimming pool is stunning, the accommodations are nice, and the breakfast menu is varied.

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Villa De Khaosan by Chillax

Villa De Khaosan is a relatively new (opened in 2018) boutique hotel in a wonderful position if you want to be near Khao San while still valuing your beauty sleep. It is remarkably calm despite being within a few minutes’ walk from the excitement. The decor of the hotel is influenced by French 17th-century flair, and the rooms are quite big, extremely clean, and comfortable, with flat-screen TV (with Netflix), air conditioning, and free Wi-Fi. There is a stunning rooftop pool and bar with a stunning view of the city.

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The Bhuthorn Bed and Breakfast

Consider a homestay at The Bhuthorn for something out of the usual. With just three rooms, this refurbished hundred-year-old shophouse offers a one-of-a-kind accommodation option in the heart of Bangkok’s old town.

Staying in one of the wonderfully adorned rooms with oriental dark-wood antique furnishings makes you feel like you’re in a family’s home. Excellent location, only a few minutes walk from main sights including the Royal Palace, the Emerald Buddha, and Wat Pho.

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Well located in the Bangkok Old Town district of Bangkok, Mind Day Hostel Khaosan is located a 7-minute walk from Khao San Road, 1.8 km from Bangkok National Museum and 2.1 km from Temple of the Emerald Buddh


This guesthouse is particularly popular right now since it is located in a peaceful area with views of the river. Private rooms are big and, although basic, well-furnished and clean, with connected bathrooms.

There is a lounge where you can hang out and socialize, as well as get free coffee and refreshments!

The proprietor is beautiful and helpful. Wifi is free and widely accessible. You can walk to Khao San Road in about 10 minutes and to the Royal Palace in around 15-20 minutes. Very good value for money.

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NapPark Hostel

This is an excellent area to meet people and interact since it is near to, but not too close to, the madness that is Khao San Road. With a large public room, courteous staff, and a sociable ambiance, it’s no surprise that NapPark Hostel continues cropping up anytime someone suggests a hostel in Khao San.

The dorm rooms are maintained clean, and the beds are comfy. If you want to interact and meet other young travelers and don’t mind a little loudness, NapPark is the place to be.

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Bedstation Hostel

This dorm room hostel is another fantastic alternative for people searching for a social hostel near to the activity. It is friendly, relaxed, and close to Khao San Road. With pristine air-conditioned dorm rooms and comfy mattresses, a public space for socializing, a small gym, and a pool.

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Bangkok Bed and Bike

Famous sights including the Royal Palace, Wat Poo, and Chinatown are all within walking distance. This is a popular and pleasant little hostel with a rustic urban vibe. There are bike rentals available, or you may join a riding trip.

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Why Stay In Siam

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Siam Square, Bangkok, Thailand

If you’re going to Bangkok simply to shop, Siam is the greatest place to be. It is densely packed with retail malls, department shops, boutiques, restaurants, cafés, and pubs. I don’t recall the name of the hotel, but when we visited Siam many years ago, our hotel was surrounded by retail malls and linked to a BTS station. It was quite convenient.

The Siam area is divided into three sections:

      1. Siam Square: a one-stop shopping destination for everyone
      2. Ratchaprasong: a high-end retail district featuring CentralWorld and several expensive malls such as Gaysorn.
      3. Ploen Chit: This neighborhood has a few stores and offices, but it is largely occupied by foreign embassies.

Things To See And Do In Siam


Shop and eat in the area’s numerous trendy retail malls, including Siam Paragon, Central World, and Central Chitlom.

Jim Thompson`s House

Visit the beautiful Jim Thompson House, a typical Thai house/museum, to get a sense of what it was like to live in ancient Bangkok. Jim Thompson was the guy who made Thai silk renowned across the globe, and his home is now a museum.

Apple Central World

In 2020, Apple’s biggest flagship shop in Thailand will open outside of Siam Paragon.


See the latest blockbuster films at one of the numerous sophisticated theaters in the region – 3D, 4D, and Imax – or see a classic at the historic Scala Movie Theather. Typically, films are screened in their original language with Thai subtitles.

Food Courts

All of the big shopping malls offer fantastic food courts with a dizzying array of inexpensive cuisine from all over the world.

MBK Shopping Mall

Thai youths get berserk for shopping at MBK, Bangkok’s oldest retail mall.

Thai boxing

Every last Wednesday of the month, outside the MBK shopping center, there are free Thai boxing fights/shows. It’s great fun!

Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World

On the ground floor of the Siam Paragon shopping mall, one of the world’s largest aquariums can be found.

Madame Tussauds Bangkok

Madame Tussauds — Bangkok’s section of the famed wax figure museum – situated on the 6th level of the Siam Discovery shopping mall..

Ice Skating

Go ice skating (yes, you read it correctly: ICE skating) at the Central World shopping mall’s rink (ground floor).


The Siam area is readily accessible by BTS SkyTrain since Siam station connects the BTS Silom and Sukhumvit lines. There is also Sapan Hua Chang Pier, from where you may board the Saen Saep Express Boat and go to Bangkok’s old town.

What To Avoid

The Siam neighborhood is fairly bustling and packed, particularly on weekends when all of the locals come here to shop and hang out with friends.

It might be difficult to get outstanding and genuine Thai Food in this area. The greatest eating options in town include food courts and restaurants, which are mostly located within or attached to the major shopping malls, such as the Groove dining area in Central World shopping mall (ground floor), which contains several stylish foreign restaurants.

Where To Stay In Khao San Area

On Agoda or Booking, you may look for rooms near Khaosan Road. Here are a few of the best-rated hotels in the area:

Siam Kempinski Hotel Bangkok

Despite its prominent position in the bustling Siam neighborhood, the Siam Kempinski Hotel seems like a resort with its enormous manicured garden and three pools. The hotel’s design is inspired by the lotus theme, which can be seen in the hundreds of paintings and sculptures that cover the grounds. It was formerly part of the “lotus pond palace” (Wang Sra Pathum).

There is a lovely spa and a Kids Club. This hotel is an excellent choice for those who like shopping, movies, and eating, since it is situated in an extension to Siam Paragon Mall, Siam Center Mall, and Siam Discovery Mall.

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Renaissance Bangkok Ratchaprasong Hotel (SHA Plus Certified)

My Deluxe room, which has two double beds, is ideal. The room’s amenities are contemporary and spotless. Breakfast is excellent and quite stunning.

The hotel workers I encountered throughout my two-night stay (reception, concierge, restaurants, and fitness facility) are really kind and helpful. The hotel’s Italian and Chinese restaurants are highly acclaimed.

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Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok (SHA Plus Certified)

The Grand Hyatt Erawan Bangkok – SHA Plus is connected to a shopping mall and is located in the Bangkok City Centre district. The Erawan Shrine is a significant landmark, and shoppers should pay a visit to CentralWorld Shopping Complex and Siam Paragon Mall.

The property is old, but it has been well cleaned. Staff services are quite friendly and of great quality. Everything on the breakfast buffet was amazing.

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InterContinental Bangkok (SHA Plus Certified)

It was just fantastic! Starbucks, McDonald’s, Boots, and 7-Eleven are all within walking distance.

The sky train is just outside, and major retail malls such as Gaysorn, Big C, and Central World are all less than a 5-minute walk away!

The pool was very impressive, with a coconut tree swaying over it! There’s also a pedestrian tunnel that leads directly to the retail center!They also have their own mini-area inside the hotel!!! Amazing hotel with fantastic rooms, services, and accessibility. I strongly suggest staying here on your visit to Bangkok.

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Pathumwan Princess Hotel is a spectacular 5-star property situated close to Bangkok’s Siam Square. The nearby Siam BTS Skytrain station affords guests easy access to the rest of the city and the multitude of attractions on offer, such as the Central Palace and the famous reclining Buddha

Sindhorn Midtown, an IHG Hotel (SHA Plus Certified)

This three-star hotel, which opened its doors in 2020, is a new addition to the Siam area.

With moderately priced, roomy, well-decorated contemporary rooms with fast wi-fi, huge screen tv, refrigerator, and a sitting area, it is gradually becoming extremely popular. For bigger families, one and two-bedroom flats are also available.

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ibis Bangkok Siam (SHA Plus Certified)

This hotel is located in the center of Bangkok, near to the MBK Shopping Mall and the Subway station “National Stadium Station,” and a short walk from the Paragon Shopping Mall. We’ve stayed at several Ibis hotels in Bangkok and have like their contemporary, comfortable decor, service, and pleasant employees.

Their rooms are small but well-designed, and they contain everything you need.

Breakfast is served at the restaurant shared by the Ibis Bangkok Siam and the more costly Mercure Hotel. The Wi-Fi is fantastic.The pool is pleasant and spacious, with sun loungers in the sun.

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Bliston Suwan Park View (SHA Plus Certified)

We’re living at the Bliston while looking for a home in Bangkok, and it’s going to be tough to go!

The apartment is large, clean, and appealing. The pool is fantastic. The gym is well-equipped.

The location is ideal: it’s only a short walk to the BTS at Chidlom or to Central Market for supplies. We initially booked for only a few days after quarantine, but have already extended numerous times due to the comfort, courteous personnel, and current incredible nightly pricing.

The only drawback is the little balcony, which has humming AC equipment, but the view of the pool and skyline is still stunning. Overall, this is probably the finest deal in town right now.

If we ever need a hotel, this will be the first place we look.

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The Duchess Hotel (SHA Plus Certified)

This hotel is fantastic in terms of location, room, and facilities. The location is fantastic, just a few minutes’ walk from BTS Chidlom in the heart of Bangkok. The surrounds are pleasant and give off a contemporary city atmosphere, with various eateries around.

The rooms are big and inviting, with warm-colored interiors that make you seem like home, replete with all facilities. The large kitchen with stoves, hood, oven, microwave, sinks, and a large fridge allows for adequate cooking.

They include a good gym with a lot of equipment, as well as a sauna and a pool for recreation.

It’s a great place to unwind. The restaurant’s cuisine is also excellent! The whole crew is quite pleasant, courteous, and attentive! Five stars for the value and quality of the stay!

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Located in Bangkok, Siam Stadium Hostel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi. Popular points of interest nearby include MBK Shopping Mall, Siam Paragon 

House Of Papa Bangkok Siam

House of Papa Bangkok is in Bangkok City Centre, a Bangkok district. The Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha are famous sites, while shoppers should visit Siam Paragon Mall and Khaosan Road.

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Patumwan House

Patumwan House is a centrally situated Bangkok hotel near the main retail areas such as MBK Center, Siam Square, Siam Center, Siam Discovery, and Siam Paragon. Transportation is simple to locate since it is not far from the major road, yet it is still a quiet location where you can experience the tranquility of being away from the rush and sound of traffic. The Sky-train BTS station is just a few minutes’ walk away.

Some apartments have cable television, wireless Internet, and free WiFi. Views of the city are available to guests. These rooms include private bathrooms with showers and guest toiletries.

Patumwan House Hotel offers a breakfast buffet in the morning. Bai Kapraw Restaurant is an à la carte American cuisine restaurant.

The house is 400 meters from the Ratchathewi tube station. Don Muang airport is 25 kilometers away from the site.

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Why Stay In Pratunam Area?

Things To See And Do In Pratunam Area

The Catch

Where To Stay In Pratunam Area

On our first trip to Bangkok, I stayed at the Baiyoke Sky Hotel in Pratunam. It is the highest hotel in Southeast Asia, at 88 stories tall. The room we stayed in was enormous and had a fantastic view of the city.

This hotel (and region) appealed to me since it is adjacent to various air-conditioned retail malls in the Siam neighborhood, such as MBK, Siam Center, and Siam Paragon. I recall going to MBK virtually every day and spending the majority of our time there, either shopping or simply getting away from the heat.

The hotel also includes observation decks on the 77th and 84th floors that provide breathtaking views of the city. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance online through Klook at a discounted price.

observation decks at Baiyoke Sky HOtel
Observation decks at Baiyoke Sky Hotel

Or Dine at Baiyoke Sky Hotel for a romantic supper with a beautiful view in Bangkok with your loved ones at discounted price via Klook

Dinner at Baiyoke Sky Hotel.
Dinner at Baiyoke Sky Hotel.

You can book a room at Baiyoke Sky Hotel through Booking or Agoda.

If you enjoy the Pratunam region but don’t believe this is the perfect hotel for you, you may look at the following websites for more options in Pratunam: Booking or Agoda. Check out the following top-rated hotels in the area:

In central Bangkok and one of the city’s largest hotels, InterContinental Bangkok provides ultra-modern luxury and a true cosmopolitan escape.

Located conveniently in the Pratunam district of Bangkok, Theme Boutique Hotel Bangkok is located a 5-minute walk from Pratunam Market, 0.6 miles from Siam

Featuring a Nordic-style and a mixture of Thai decor, The Cocoon Hostel offers cozy accommodations located in the heart of Bangkok’s shopping district


Why Stay In Silom Area?

Things to see and do in Silom area

The Catch

Where To Stay In Silom Area

Bangkok’s commercial district is Silom. We’ve never stayed here, but it’s another popular Bangkok neighborhood, possibly a rung below Siam and Sukhumvit. Lumphini Park, Patpong Night Market, and the iconic Patpong red light area are all located here.

Bangkok Travel Guide Lumpini Park
Bangkok Travel Guide Lumpini Park

The BTS and MRT both go through Silom, so getting around should be simple. Booking.com and Agoda are two websites where you may look for lodging. Check out these top-rated Silom hotels:

The 31-storey W Bangkok Hotel – Sha Extra Plus offers 403 rooms 3.3 miles away from the famous Temple of the Reclining Buddha. Featuring location just a short ride the buddhist Temple of Dawn, the Bangkok hotel offers unique rooms plus meals, a special menu and board games for guests with children.

The Quarter Silom by UHG – SHA PLUS Certified in Bangkok features a restaurant, outdoor bars, an outdoor swimming pool and wellness faciltiies.

A little homey hostel located in the heart of Bangkok city of Thailand where surrounded by many tourist attractions, shopping centers and tasty local food.


sukhumvit soi 11
Sukhumvit soi 11

Why Stay In The Sukhumvit Area?

Sukhumvit has a reputation for being one of Bangkok’s most cosmopolitan districts. It’s a popular destination for tourists and ex-pats, with luxurious hotels and a variety of restaurants serving a variety of cuisines.

If nightlife is essential to you, Sukhumvit is arguably the greatest neighborhood to stay in. It has a thriving nightlife, most of which revolves around Soi 11, one of Bangkok’s most renowned party streets.

Things To See And Do In Sukhumvit Area

Sukhumvit lacks typical tourist attractions, but it compensates by housing some of Bangkok’s most luxurious hotels, chic retail complexes, spas, restaurants, hip clubs, and cool bars.


There seems to be a retail complex every few hundred meters along Sukhumvit Road.

Terminal 21 with its city-themed floors, Central Chidlom, Emporium, Emquartier, and the ultra-posh Central Embassy mall with its vast open bookstore/food court on the top level are among the most prominent malls. For additional information, see our Bangkok shopping guide.


There is no lack of nightlife alternatives along Sukhumvit’s side streets. Soi 11 (soi meaning tiny street in Thai) is the most well-known, with its many pubs and eateries.  Trendy Soi 55 (Tong Lo Road) is also home to a plethora of clubs popular among young Thais.     


Because of Sukhumvit’s popularity among expats, you can get almost every sort of food here.

There is something for everyone, whether you want Italian spaghetti, Indian curry, German sausages, Argentinian meat, an Irish pub dinner, Japanese Sushi, or an American hamburger.

Bangkok’s best hamburger

Daniel Thaiger’s hamburgers have grown in popularity since they first appeared on the back of his food truck. While the food truck is still in operation, the best place to try his burgers is at his restaurant, Daniel Thaiger Burger, located at the end of Soi 11. It comes highly recommended, and it happens to be our favorite burger in Bangkok..

Street Food

Soi 38 is known for its excellent street food (just next to Thong Lo Skytrain Station).


The Sukhumvit area of Bangkok is readily accessible, since one of the BTS SkyTrain lines runs along Sukhumvit Road. Nana, Asok, Phrom Phong, Thong Lo, Ekkamai, and Phra Khanong are popular BTS stations for visitors staying nearby.

Asok is the most convenient station since it is located in the heart of Sukhumvit and is immediately linked to MRT Metro Sukhumvit Station, making it extremely simple to go about the city.


Because it is in the centre of the city, traffic in Sukhumvit can be rather high, turning a 15-minute ride into an hour-long travel. If you don’t want to spend time stuck in traffic, choose public transit such as the BTS, MRT, or even the Airport Rail Link. However, during rush hour, trains are quite crowded, so don’t anticipate much comfort.

What To Avoid

Some streets in Sukhumvit offer a boisterous nightlife, with go-go clubs, pole dancing, and erotic performances, particularly in the red-light district Nana (Soi Nana 4) and Soi Cowboy (off the street Soi 23). These streets are well-hidden and easily avoided, and Sukhumvit is generally a family-friendly neighborhood.

The area is densely populated, with few green spaces and parks. Traffic on the rather small Sukhumvit road may cause epic traffic jams, particularly during peak hours, so using the Skytrain or MRT lines is your best choice.

Sukhumvit lacks typical tourist attractions, yet it is simple to access to Bangkok’s leading tourist sites from here.

Where To Stay In Sukhumvit Area

Sukhumvit is served by both the BTS and the MRT, so getting about shouldn’t be an issue.

Agoda and Booking are a website where you may look for lodging. Check out these top-rated Sukhumvit hotels:

Hyatt Regency Bangkok Sukhumvit features a restaurant, fitness center, a bar and garden in Bangkok. Featuring family rooms, this property also provides guests with an outdoor pool. The property provides a 24-hour front desk, room service and currency exchange for guests.

Okura Prestige Bangkok (SHA Plus+ Program)

A large contemporary luxury hotel that is also a hip option in the Sukhumvit region.

It is part of the Okura luxury hotel brand, and its Japanese ancestry has influenced both its interior design and attention to detail, as well as its superb service. The 240 rooms are large, and the infinity pool on the 35th level is spectacular!

The Ploen Chit Skytrain station is just next door, making moving about the city a breeze.

When you consider their famed breakfast buffet, it’s easy to see why this hotel is routinely ranked among the top Bangkok hotels.

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The Athenee Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel

This is one of Bangkok’s great old dame hotels. It was constructed 20 years ago but was rebuilt in 2017 to keep the old-world opulence with grand staircases, marble foyers, and big ballrooms.

It’s the kind of hotel where people still dress up for dinner and the doorman always opens it for you. The rooms are decorated in typical Thai colonial style, are nicely furnished, comfy, and have been refurbished with a very big screen TV and free, fast internet.


The pool is huge and located in a lush tropical garden, with lots of loungers, and there is a fantastic 24-hour fitness facility. The hotel sits on Wireless Road, in the heart of Bangkok’s diplomatic district, and is just a five-minute walk from the closest Skytrain station (Ploen Chit).

It is one of our favorite Bangkok locations since, in addition to being close to the Skytrain and the restaurants of Sukhumvit, you can stroll to Lumpini Park in approximately 10 minutes.

Breakfast is delicious!

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Ariyasomvilla is a family-owned luxury boutique hotel that takes pleasure in providing its visitors with a genuine “Thai” experience. The city instantly fades away as you approach the grounds, which are set in a beautiful leafy garden with a peaceful outdoor pool. The hotel and rooms are designed in the 1940s Thai style, but with contemporary conveniences like air conditioning, free wi-fi, and a flat-screen TV. Ploen Chit Skytrain station is around a 15-minute walk away.

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Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit

5-star luxury hotel near Terminal 21 Shopping Mall · Close to Soi Cowboy, Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit – SHA Plus provides a nightclub, free WiFi, and 3 hot tubs

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Grande Centre Point Hotel Terminal21

The Grande Center Point Hotel Terminal 21 provides easy access to the Sukhumvit MRT and Asoke BTS railway stations.It has an outdoor pool and workout facilities, as well as free WiFi and parking.

The large rooms include contemporary décor and soft lighting, as well as a flat-screen cable TV and a fridge.The bathrooms are well-appointed, with a hairdryer and supplies.

The Queen Sirikit Convention Center is a 5-minute drive from the Grande Center Point Hotel Terminal 21. Siam Paragon and MBK retail complexes are a 5-minute BTS skytrain ride away.

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Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit

The Pullman Bangkok Grande Sukhumvit is close to the Asoke BTS SkyTrain and Sukhumvit MRT subway stations.  You can go everywhere in the city in minutes from this busy area.

The greatest restaurants, pubs, shopping centers, and tourist spots in Bangkok are just a few steps away. Terminal 21, Siam Society, and the nightlife on Sukhumvit are just a few of the nearby attractions.Furthermore, Chinatown, the riverside, and the Grand Palace are all just a single MRT ride away.

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Marriott Hotel

The Marriott hotel chain’s Sukhumvit branch provides the modern elegance and service that you would expect from the name. The rooms are spacious and tastefully arranged in a modern manner, with exceptionally soft mattresses and every modern amenity.

There is a fitness facility on the premises, as well as a stunning rooftop pool. The breakfast buffet is one of the finest in town, with a dizzying array of alternatives to suit every taste.

The hotel boasts various restaurants and a rooftop bar with panoramic views of Bangkok.

Make a point of visiting here at sunset!

Tong Lo Skytrain Station is only a few minutes’ walk away, making getting around Bangkok a breeze.The Marriott is also adjacent to the famed street food district, Soi 38, which serves delectable Thai food.

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Midrange: LA49 Hotel

A 3-minute walk from Samitivej Sukhumvit Hospital in Bangkok, LA.Residence 49 offers accommodations with access to a sauna. Complimentary WiFi is provided.

Designed for both business and leisure travel, BACKPACK STATION is ideally situated in Sukhumvit, one of the city’s most popular locales.

Suvarnabhumi Airport

The Cottage Bkk
The Cottage Bkk

Why Stay Close To Suvarnabhumi Airport?

You should only stay near Suvarnabhumi Airport if you arrive late at night or have an early flight the following day. It’s roughly an hour’s drive from downtown Bangkok, making it too remote to serve as a base.

On a previous trip to Thailand, we stayed at The Cottage for one night. We came in from Chiang Mai and wanted to find a hotel near the airport so that we could catch an international flight the following morning.

Things To See And Do In Suvarnabhumi Airport area

There isn’t much going on in this region, and there isn’t much to see or do here but remain at your hotel.
This neighborhood is home to Mega Bangna, a massive retail mall, the Boran Bang PLI Floating Market, and a few temples.

The Catch

The Suvarnabhumi Airport region is somewhat distant from Bangkok’s city center (45 – 60 minutes by taxi), and there isn’t much to see or do out here.
Many of the hotels in this region provide complimentary shuttle service to the Skytrain station, from which you can easily get into town (30 minutes).

Where To Stay In Suvarnabhumi Airport Area

The Cottage is about a 5-minute drive from Suvarnabhumi Airport. It is a short walk to the Paseo Community Mall, which has a variety of restaurants and stores. They also offer complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport.

Agoda may be used to book reservations at The Cottage. You may also look on Booking or Agoda for more options near Suvarnabhumi Airport.



The Centara Grand at Central Plaza Ladprao is a 5-star hotel located near the Chatuchak Weekend Market. In 2018, we were asked to stay here. The hotel is linked to the Centra Plaza Ladprao Shopping Complex and is near Don Mueang Airport

Chatuchak Market
Chatuchak Market

The hotel isn’t the most contemporary, but it’s elegant and quite comfortable, and there are lots of terrific restaurants around, including the famous Suan Bua Thai Restaurant.

Chatuchak is a bit farther away from the city’s major attractions, so I recommend staying here only if your primary purpose is to shop at Chatuchak Weekend Market or if you need to be near Don Mueang Airport.

Agoda allows you to reserve a room at Centara Grand in Central Plaza Ladprao.

If you appreciate the Chatuchak neighborhood but would like to stay somewhere else, check out these links for more options: Booking or Agoda. The following are some of the best-rated hotels in the area:

Maruay Garden Hotel is located in Chatuchak, a neighborhood in Bangkok, and is in the entertainment district. Grand Palace and Temple of the Emerald Buddha

The Quarter Ladprao simple yet modern and oversized rooms with clean and high quality bed sets, close to sky train, Ladprao, Bangkok.

Located in the lovely area of Chatuchak, Room @ Vipa Guest House enjoys a commanding position in the shopping, business, restaurants hub of Bangkok.

A Brief Overview of the Best Places to Stay in Bangkok

Riverside – Bangkok’s best area for first-time visitors

If you have the means, the riverbank is the most tranquil and gorgeous neighborhood in Bangkok. For first-time visitors, Bangkok might be a bit daunting, and the riverbank provides a retreat from the traffic and bustle. Most of Bangkok’s greatest hotels are located here, as are many of the important attractions, including the Royal Palace and the famed temples, as well as a peek of the interesting life along the river.

Sukhumvit Road – Bangkok’s best area for nightlife and international restaurants

Sukhumvit Road has become a popular place to stay in Bangkok due to its diverse range of hotels and many pubs and restaurants providing cuisine from all over the globe. It is a favorite hangout for western ex-pats and is perhaps the greatest place to base oneself for nightlife. It is also well served by Skytrain and Subway MRT stations.

Silom – Bangkok’s best area for families

Silom, Bangkok’s commercial center, is one of our favorite neighborhoods. It is home to Lumpini Park, Bangkok’s version of New York’s Central Park, and provides a pleasant respite from the city’s traffic and noise. Silom also features a plethora of restaurants, retail malls, and delectable street cuisine, and it is well served by Skytrain and MRT stations.

Siam – Bangkok’s best area for shopping

Siam is Bangkok’s retail district, and it is home to the majority of the city’s major shopping complexes. Siam is a fantastic choice if you enjoy Bangkok’s contemporary side, with its retail malls, modern theaters, bookshops, food courts, and attractions such as Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World, South East Asia’s biggest aquarium, and Madame Tussauds. It is well served by multiple Skytrain stations, making it simple to explore the rest of the city.

Chinatown – Bangkok’s best area for street food and exploring Bangkok’s historic roots

Chinatown is ideally suited for people who wish to immerse themselves in the city’s historical and cultural origins, as well as devotees of street cuisine. It is a crowded and chaotic portion of town that may seem a bit overwhelming to most first-time visitors. Chinatown is also one of the best-preserved and historically genuine places, so don’t miss it even if you’re not staying in the neighborhood. Previously home to largely drab ultra-low-budget hostels, in recent years smart boutique hotels and pleasant B&Bs have begun to crop up in ancient refurbished Chinese shophouses, making Chinatown an up-and-coming neighborhood.

Bangklamphu / Khao San – Bangkok’s best area for backpackers and budget travelers

Khao San is the world’s backpacker hotspot, and if you’re a backpacker, here is most certainly where you’ll want to be. However, Banglamphu is more than simply Khao San, and nearby are ancient and tranquil areas with charming boutique hotels within easy walking distance of important sights like The Royal Palace.

Pratunam and Chatuchak – Bangkok’s best area for shopping for bargains

Pratunam is a mix of residential areas and less opulent malls such as Platinum Mall and electrical businesses. There are additional marketplaces here, including the well-known Pratunam wholesale market, the massive electronics mall Pantip Plaza, and the exciting and energetic Neon night market.

Suvarnabhumi  Airport – Bangkok’s best area for transit/ over-night stay

Staying here is only suggested if you are in transit or need to be near the airport for whatever reason. It is too far away to serve as a base for visiting Bangkok and its attractions. Having said that, there are several wonderful hotels in the area for those passing through.

Here are our picks for the best hotels in each of Bangkok’s eight districts.

Hopefully, you now have a better understanding of Bangkok’s many neighborhoods, and picking where to stay in Bangkok has been a little simpler.

We hope to expand this list with additional hotels and information in the future, so please let us know if you have any recommendations or tips!

Have a wonderful trip to Bangkok!  ♥

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