Where to sleep in Bangkok?

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Where to sleep in Bangkok?

Finding a hotel is not easy when you don’t know a city. Bangkok is a time-consuming megalopolis. So where to sleep? Which district to choose? Which atmosphere to select? Our tips for saving time.

A short list of eight areas to sleep in Bangkok with the advantages and disadvantages, our suggestions of hotels – Guest houses or resorts. No need to waste time to find the place you are looking for, we give you the best plans!

Khao Sand Road

Khao San Road is the most famous district of Bangkok. It is the most frequented by tourists and travellers from all over the world. Since the 1990s, the Khao San area has been growing steadily, but the global pandemic of 2021 has changed everything. A new era has begun!

AdvantagesDisadvantages
- First, its location. It is located not far from the historic district.
In 2ᵉ, the district is a great center of entertainment: bars, restaurants, clothing stores, souvenir shops, massage parlors, clubs, etc.
Ideal for travel: there are many travel agencies offering tours and other offers to discover Thailand and Asia in general.
It’s a tourist bubble.
Perfect for partying No MRT, no BTS: transport by taxi, tuk-tuk or bus.
It’s a very dynamic area that attracts a lot of people, often very nice, sometimes less…

Our selection

Bangkok

Sourire@Rattanakosin Island
A bit far from Khao San Road but not too far. A pleasant and ideal hotel for resting after discovering the historic district. A safe address with good services. Ideal for couples and small families.

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Bangkok

Lost inn BKK
Another possibility is to move away a little from Khao San Road and go towards the small market of Thewet. We thus find ideal hostels for the solo traveler or for those who do not want to spend too much without depriving themselves of comfort.

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Wat Pho and Chao Phraya

The Grand Palace and Wat Pho are must-see places to visit, often visitors come for the day, but they often forget that you can stay in small hotels located nearby. A unique location.

AdvantagesDisadvantages
- Le calme en soirée.
- Good value for money establishments.
- View of the Chao Phraya River.
- Transportation via boat and MRT within 15-20 minutes walk.
- Quiet in the evening.
- Busy during the day but all very quiet after 5pm.
- No street food.
- Restaurants with above average prices.

Our selection

Bangkok

Inn a day
Superb hotel in a unique setting. A treat for the eyes: making memories! An incredible view. Ideal for couples or for all romantics. Be careful to book well in advance.

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Bangkok

The Royal ThaTien Village
Small hotel, very simple, very quiet just in front of Wat Pho. Some rooms have a view on Wat Arun. Low prices. Ideal for everyone!

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Chinatown

A unique neighbourhood in Bangkok, Chinatown is a journey within a journey. It’s alive, it’s bustling, a district to see and discover. Lots of choice, from the very good to the filthy hotel. There are all prices and all standing.

AdvantagesDisadvantages
- Sleeping in a unique place.
- Intense and authentic neighbourhood life.
- Transport close to the MRT and the possibility of taking a boat
- The daytime crowds, the hustle and bustle of neighbourhood life.
- The insalubrity of some small streets.
- Limited nightlife during the week (except on Nana Street)

Our selection

Bangkok

Baan 2459
Very nice hotel in the centre of Chinatown. Calm and delightful. It’s classy and a little trip back in time. Ideal for couples and lovers of beautiful things! Budget: We treat ourselves, we make memories!

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Bangkok

Riverview Residence Managed by GN
It’s not the best hotel/inn around, but it has three advantages: single rooms or dormitory rooms, so it’s for all budgets. The rooftop with an incredible view of Bangkok and the Chao Phraya. Finally, it is located in Chinatown and more precisely in the district of the scrap merchants. A totally offbeat place to see.

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Saphan Taksin

The district where you can feel the pulse of the city. Forgotten by many guidebooks, it has many advantages. Another favourite district.

AdvantagesDisadvantages
- Transport (BTS and boats),
- Many restaurants, cafes. Ambiance thaïe.
- The Chao Phraya.
- Le soir, après 22h00, le quartier est très calme.
- Need to go to Saladeang to enjoy the night…
- The traffic is very heavy at certain times of the day!

Our selection

Bangkok

Baan Pra Nond Bed & Breakfast
Small Bed and Breakfast in a small green setting. In a very fine colonial style, a pleasant place with a small pool. Charming. Budget: we should have taken one more night!

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Bangkok

The Grand Sathorn
Large rooms, with a large pool overlooking the BTS for a very reasonable price. With the BTS and the pier less than 10 minutes away on foot, this is the perfect hotel to go on an expedition in the overheated Bangkok.

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Silom- Lumpini Parc – Saladeang

A festive and very lively district. Patpong, on one side, a subversive place qualified by many as the red-light district with its night market. And on the other side, the Gay Friendly soi. Ideal for partying and meeting people. During the day, the district is also a very dynamic place for business.

AdvantagesDisadvantages
- Many hotels, bars, etc.
- Lumpini Park.
- Transport: BTS and MRT.
- At night, a very festive place, a bit hot (but totally safe).

Our selection

Bangkok

Silom One
Simple room, but very comfortable. Hotel located in the centre of Silom, not far from the BTS and MRT. You can go partying in peace! Budget: 2 tequilas and a gin or something like that! Perfect for single people!

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Bangkok

Silom Serene A Boutique Hotel
Well located, this hotel combines comfort and relaxation. It is a small, quiet space in a neighborhood that does not sleep much. The rooms are large and ideal for 2 or more.

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Sathorn – Lumpini Park

Once a very, very hot area, it is now sober and has lost its craziness. It’s a nice area for the night and for a few bars here and there. Many expatriates live in the area. For sleeping, the choice is limited and not great.

AdvantagesDisadvantages
- A district a little away from the madness of Bangkok
- Not far from Lumpini Park.
- Need to walk to the MRT
- Not much pavement, not great for walking.

Our selection

Bangkok

Apartment45 Hostel
Youth hostel with dormitory. Low price. Good facilities.

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Bangkok

S1hostel Bangkok
Hotel with single and dormitory rooms. Small price and good value for money.

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National Stadium – Rama 1

The area is located at the terminus of the Sukhumvit BTS, not far from Jim Thompson’s famous house and behind the big Mall of Siam Center, it is a nice area.

AdvantagesDisadvantages
- Ideal for shopping.
- Ideal to discover the small streets behind Jim Thompson’s house.
- Stroll and see the graffiti along the khlong (canal).
- In the centre of the city, there are many people during the day and traffic until the early evening.

Our selection

Bangkok

Lub d Bangkok Siam
You are young and you like to have fun! A very cool place, very well located with a very unique atmosphere and style. Price level: it’s not a dormitory, it’s a room with colour, and it’s a concept so… to discover alone or with friends!

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Bangkok

Siam Square House
A beautiful place in a caring place. It’s fine, and it’s cool! Perfect for couples or small families (the triple is superb) and above all the location is optimal. Budget: Very good value for money for its location.

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Sukhumvit

Sukhumvit is the main avenue of Bangkok. Very long, if you follow it, you can go all the way to the sea… So, it is better to talk about neighbourhoods on Sukhumvit: Asok, Ekkamai, etc.
It is an important axis that is alive all day and night. You can find everything along this avenue.
The BTS is located above the avenue, which allows you to move quickly from one place to another. Sleeping in Sukhumvit is quite simple, the offers are important.
However, for a memorable and personalised trip, it’s best to find a place that offers a little extra… !

AdvantagesDisadvantages
- Ideal for shopping.
- Many bars and clubs (2 red light districts),
- Transport: easy access to the BTS.
- Area without a soul.
- Festive place that many tourists like…
- Many bars and clubs (2 red districts).

Our selection

Bangkok

Cabochon Hotel & Residence
We are totally in love with this hotel, which combines finesse and refinement. A unique style, a cosy atmosphere in a unique setting. The modernity is there by touch (the swimming pool) to give way to a very relaxing atmosphere.
Budget: a trip within a trip, memories like that, I should have booked one more night!

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Bangkok

Met a Space Pod @ Asoke
Welcome Cosmos 1999. A concept that will delight all geeks and other space lovers, sleeping in a capsule with friends in the same delirium. Be careful, it’s a lot of fun for kids, so don’t sleep in too late to be able to visit. Budget: “very small, very small, and we’re in space!”

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