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!
|- 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…
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.
|- 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.
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.
|- 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)
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.
The district where you can feel the pulse of the city. Forgotten by many guidebooks, it has many advantages. Another favourite district.
|- 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!
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.
|- Many hotels, bars, etc.|
- Lumpini Park.
- Transport: BTS and MRT.
|- At night, a very festive place, a bit hot (but totally safe).|
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.
|- 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.
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.
|- 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.|
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… !
|- 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).
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!
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!”