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Where to stay in Bangkok? Best districts + Hotels

Looking for the best place to stay in Bangkok?

Follow the guide, we have tested, listed and detailed for you the best areas to stay in Bangkok as well as the best accommodation in this city that we love visiting so much.

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Here are the best places to stay in Bangkok with hotels ranging from luxury to cheap. They all have great reviews and are in great locations!

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Where to sleep in Bangkok for the first time: Sukhumvit

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Sukhumvit has something for everyone – from nightlife to shopping and dining options; it’s one of the best places to stay in Thailand, in Bangkok!

Sukhumvit is an 18km long road in the centre of the city, full of restaurants, bars (visit Soi Cowboy Street!), clubs, shopping centres, and the best place to stay in Bangkok if you want to be where all the action is.

Although it’s not a very authentic or traditional part of the city, it’s modern and fun. You’ll always find something to do, as it’s a real tourist spot in Bangkok!

One of the best things about Sukhumvit is how easy it is to get around. It’s well served by the metro (MRT) and Skytrain (BTS) which take you from one point to another in no time. So I suggest you use Sukhumvit as a base to start your trip. Check out my article on 3 days in Bangkok if you’re looking for the perfect itinerary to follow!

If you think Sukhumvit is the perfect district for you, here are the hotels I recommend in this area:

Upscale

Grande Centre Point Sukhumvit 55 Thong Lo – This is a unique 5-star accommodation and one of the best hotels in the Sukhumvit area, with beautiful rooms and excellent facilities! You will be pleased to know that this hotel also has an outdoor swimming pool and a fantastic terrace where you can relax after a full day exploring Bangkok! View availability and rates on Booking.com

❤️ Skyview Hotel Bangkok – One of the best 5-star luxury hotels in Sukhumvit, Bangkok, with contemporary rooms. The pool bar, Liquid, is one of the nicest in Bangkok, where you can enjoy a few drinks and cocktails while swimming in the rooftop pool. See availability and prices on Booking.com

Best value for money

Adelphi Suites Bangkok – This hotel awaits you with an outdoor pool, on-site restaurant and cool fitness centre! The rooms are spacious, with huge windows, excellent facilities and beautiful decor. You can even arrange day trips from reception; the staff are so friendly, all you have to do is ask! See availability and prices on Booking.com

Hotel Clover Asoke – Another great place to stay in Bangkok on a budget. This hotel is close to Skytrain stations and Terminal 21 shopping centre. All rooms are air conditioned, clean, spacious and very welcoming! See availability and prices on Booking.com

Not expensive

K.V. Mansion – Incredible aparthotel and one of the best budget options in Bangkok, Sukhumvit. Enjoy free WiFi throughout, friendly staff and tidy rooms. Currency exchange and car rental services are also available. See availability and prices on Booking.com

Twothree A Homely Hotel – Make yourself at home! This beautiful Bangkok accommodation features a large outdoor swimming pool, gym and spacious, beautifully decorated rooms. There is also free Wi-Fi and a cosy seating area. See availability and prices on Booking.com

Where to stay in Bangkok for less? Banglamphu for party people

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The Banglamphu district is full of temples and historical monuments and is a stone’s throw from the Grand Palace, the boat to Wat Arun, and Wat Saket and its golden mount with a staircase leading to one of the most breathtaking views in Bangkok.

The centre of this district is Khao San Road, super famous as a backpacker’s paradise, full of excellent hostels, bars, clubs and shops.

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My advice: Don’t stay directly on Khao San Road (it’s very busy and the hotels are mostly soulless), but instead find a place to stay in Bangkok’s old quarter, Phra Nakhon.

The streets here are full of charm and, despite the proximity of Khao San Road, surprisingly devoid of tourists.

Here are the hotels I recommend in this district as places to stay in Bangkok

Upscale

Praya Palazzo – A superb 5-star hotel located close to Khao San Road, the Grand Palace and Wat Pho. The rooms and the entire hotel are exquisitely decorated and offer world-class services. During your stay you can enjoy the outdoor swimming pool, the excellent art gallery and free WiFi! See availability and prices on Booking.com

Riva Surya Bangkok – Another great option for those who want to feel like a princess or prince when staying in the Khao San area! This beautiful, modern hotel is just 5 minutes from Khao San Road and offers stunning river views and indoor and outdoor dining options! See availability and prices on Booking.com

Best value for money

❤️ Baan Noppawong – My first recommendation for excellent value in Khao San Road. This hotel is housed in one of Bangkok’s few colonial houses and has just 7 rooms. The rooms are beautiful, with wooden floors and ceilings and Thai antiques! See availability and prices on Booking.com

Old Capital Bike Inn – Another great option on Khao San Road awaits you with excellent, clean rooms decorated with hand-painted porcelain and classic furniture! You’ll enjoy free WiFi during your stay and a great breakfast, and I recommend a delicious coffee in their on-site cafe! See availability and prices on Booking.com

Cheap

Bangkok Saran – One of Bangkok’s finest 3 star hotels, located just a 10 minute walk from Khao San Road and super close to Wat Arun, offers stunning city views from the rooms! Of course, you’ll enjoy free WiFi and a choice of room types, including single and 5-person rooms. See availability and prices on Booking.com

Villa Phra Sumen – Affordable accommodation just 1.6 km from the Grand Palace and 600 m from Khao San Road. This charming place has a beautiful garden, tidy rooms and Thai and international restaurants within walking distance of the hotel! See availability and prices on Booking.com

Chinatown for food lovers

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Chinatown is one of the best areas in town: it’s cheap and there’s a growing cocktail bar scene on Soi Nana. You should also take the opportunity to visit Yaowarat Oad and its many street food vendors (it’s easy: just follow the crowd!).

It’s also nice to wander among the lilies, birds of paradise and orchids at Pak Klong Talad, the flower market at the northern end of Chinatown. This is a truly amazing and vibrant part of the city.

In recent years, Chinatown has undergone something of a revival, with upmarket restaurants and cocktail bars sprouting up all over the area.

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Already dubbed ‘Bangkok’s answer to Brooklyn’, this part of town is destined to get hotter and livelier than ever after dark.

Stay here for an authentic dining experience, but make sure you don’t get too close if you’re looking for peace and quiet, as this part of the city never sleeps.

Here are my recommended hotels in this area to stay in Bangkok

Upscale

The Unforgotten B&B – Located 3 km from Jim Thompson House Museum and 3.1 km from Wat Saket. The Unforgotten B&B offers accommodation with free WiFi, air conditioning, a restaurant and a shared lounge. See availability and prices on Booking.com

The Mustang Blu – This incredible hotel has a terrace and views of this vibrant city. Facilities at this property include a restaurant, 24-hour reception, room service and free WiFi, what more could you ask for? See availability and prices on Booking.com

Best value for money

❤️ Tamni – This fantastic hostel offers accommodation with a bar, free private parking, a shared lounge and a garden. It also has a communal kitchen, and you can be sure you’ll find a seating area in your room and free WiFi. See availability and prices on Booking.com

Ama Hostel – Perfect, beautifully decorated adults-only accommodation! Facilities at Ama Hostel include a communal lounge, terrace and bar where you can relax and enjoy a beer! See availability and prices on Booking.com

Cheap

Hotel Ago – Featuring a restaurant, free private parking, a bar and a communal lounge, this budget hotel is the perfect option if you don’t want to spend a ton of money on your stay! See availability and prices on Booking.com

Hostel Urby – Conveniently located within walking distance of many restaurants, this 3-star adults-only hostel has a restaurant, bar and terrace. It is also close to the Princess Mother Memorial Park, the Siam Museum and all major tourist attractions! See availability and prices on Booking.com

Where to stay in Bangkok with your family: the best hotels

Although Bangkok is a vibrant and diverse city, with a lively nightlife and lots of fun activities, it’s also a very family-friendly place, with different neighbourhoods and hotels that can provide the peace and relaxation needed for a great holiday.

Although there are plenty of child-friendly hotels in Bangkok to suit all budgets and preferences. Here are my recommendations:

Upscale

Banyan Tree Bangkok – If you and your family want to be spoilt for luxury while in Bangkok, this is the best option. The spacious rooms offer stunning views of the city and guests can enjoy complimentary soft drinks from the minibar. During your stay, I suggest you relax at Vertigo and Moon, one of the best rooftops, and have some fun! See availability and prices on Booking.com

Best value for money

❤️ Novotel Hotel Bangkok Sukhumvit Ploenchit is another excellent 4-star hotel located close to the BTS Skytrain Ploenchit station in the Sukhumvit district. This great hotel awaits you with an outdoor pool, rooftop bar, fitness centre, sauna and personal trainers! See availability and prices on Booking.com

Cheap

Theatre Residence – is another of Bangkok’s best budget hotels for families travelling in the city on a budget. This hotel is close to Wang Lang Pier. It awaits you with an outdoor pool surrounded by greenery and a dining room serving snacks, drinks and à la carte specialities. See availability and prices on Booking.com

Other areas to stay in Bangkok

These areas are less touristy. Nevertheless, they all have interesting features, especially if you want to get away from the hustle and bustle.

Lumpini for a peaceful haven a stone’s throw from the city centre

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Lumpini is a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok! With its shady lakes, running running tracks and outdoor gyms spread over 57.5 hectares, this park has nothing to the rest of Bangkok!

Take part in one of the free outdoor aerobics classes or enjoy live music at the weekend.

Nearby Wireless Road (Witthayu) sparkles with stylish new flats and hotels, while foodies and oenophiles flock to Lang Suan to discover the natural wine bar Wet.

Here are the hotels I recommend in this area of Bangkok

Upscale

The Unforgotten B&B – Located 3 km from Jim Thompson House Museum and 3.1 km from Wat Saket. The Unforgotten B&B offers accommodation with free WiFi, air conditioning, a restaurant and a shared lounge. See availability and prices on Booking.com

Best value for money

❤️ Tamni – This fantastic hostel offers accommodation with a bar, free private parking, a shared lounge and a garden. It also has a communal kitchen, and you can be sure you’ll find a seating area in your room and free WiFi. See availability and prices on Booking.com

Cheap

Hotel Ago – With a restaurant, free private parking, a bar and a communal lounge, this budget hotel is the perfect option if you don’t want to spend a ton of money on your stay! See availability and prices on Booking.com

Siam for shopping in Bangkok

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Although not recognised as a district as such, Siam is a well-known area that locals consider to be the heart of the city.

If shopping is high on your list of things to do in Bangkok, then head there at the crossroads, as you’ll find Siam Paragon, MBK Centre and Siam Discovery, vast shopping malls that cater for all budgets, from the modest to the lavish.

Those who prefer to avoid the shops should probably avoid this area, but there are a few cultural sites that are still worth a visit.

The main points of interest in Bangkok TuktukSiam are located around Siam Square, a maze of small alleyways linking several shopping centres, food courts and office buildings that cater for locals and tourists alike.

Here you’ll find independent designer boutiques, quirky restaurants and one of the cinemas that attracts me most to Bangkok: the Scala Cinema, for its sublime 60s Art Deco style.

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Opposite, the street is lined with shopping centres such as Siam Discovery (for your designer clothes), Siam Centre (showcasing some of Thailand’s brightest creative talent) and Siam Paragon (for the big spenders).

Although very touristy, the Bangkok Art & Culture Centre and the lush gardens of Jim Thompson House are also worth a visit.

Here are the hotels I recommend in this area where you can stay in Bangkok

Upscale

❤️ The Mustang Blu – This incredible hotel has a terrace and views of this vibrant city. Facilities at this property include a restaurant, 24 hour reception, room service and free WiFi, what more could you ask for? See availability and prices on Booking.com

Best value for money

Ama Hostel – Perfect, beautifully decorated adults-only accommodation! Facilities at Ama Hostel include a communal lounge, terrace and bar where you can relax and have a beer! See availability and prices on Booking.com

Cheap

Hostel Urby – Conveniently located within walking distance of many restaurants, this 3-star adults-only hostel has a restaurant, bar and terrace. It is also close to the Princess Mother Memorial Park, the Siam Museum and all the major tourist attractions! See availability and prices on Booking.com

Sathorn and Silom for workers by day and revellers by night

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A first glance at Sathorn and Silom tells you straight away: this is where the money’s made.

As Bangkok’s central business district, the area is characterised by the predominance of corporate logos, foreign embassies and luxury prostitutes.

Stressed office workers and street food vendors occupy the pavements, while the roads are filled with a semi-permanent traffic jam.

Although the area is mainly for workers rather than travellers, it’s a good place to indulge amidst a packed jet-set crowd.

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Relax with a massage at Health Land, or sip late-night cocktails at The House on Sathorn, located in a 130-year-old colonial mansion that was once the Russian embassy.

You can also learn how to prepare some Thai dishes at the famous Blue Elephant cookery school.

Stay in Sathorn and Silom for its upmarket hotels, some of the best restaurants in Bangkok Bangkok and a vibrant mix of East and West.

Charoen Krung for river views and historic 19th century architecture

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Charoen Krung is known for its gracefully aged 19th-century buildings lining the banks of the Chao Phraya River.

It is a rapidly gentrifying district, and has recently become home to a host of artists.

One of the best examples of its transformation is Warehouse 30, a World War II site that has been transformed into a contemporary creative space filled with cafés, bars, boutiques and galleries.

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For a rooftop with a panomaric view, travellers flock to Lebua’s Sky Bar (yes, the same one as in ‘Very Bad Trip 2’!).

Thong Lor and Phrom Phong for hipsters who love coffee shops, brunches and galleries

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This sophisticated district is known as Thonglor Street, with its many bars, clubs, restaurants and upmarket boutiques.

It’s a trendy artists’ quarter where all the most fashionable people gather. It’s probably the best place in town to eat, drink and be merry.

Phrom Phong and neighbouring Thonglor (also known as Sukhumvit Soi 55) are the main residential areas of Sukhumvit.

Between its modern condominiums and quaint townhouses, you’ll find dozens of restaurants, cafés, massage parlours and cocktail bars.

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This is a truly international neighbourhood, where hidden Thai shops, French bakeries and Japanese ramen shops are all the rage.

Staying here will give you a good idea of what ‘everyday life’ is like in Bangkok.

Stay in Phrom Phong or Thonglor for their variety of Bangkok restaurants, nightlife and relatively strategic location nightlife and their relatively strategic location.

Phloen Chit and Chidlom for chic holidaymakers

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Rents here are rents are among the highest in the city, which has an impact on the type of the type of establishments to be found there.

Luxury flat blocks, designer boutiques and chic lunchrooms cater for Thailand’s socialites and comfort-seeking tourists.

The pavements are surprisingly clean for Bangkok standards, and street food options are few and far between.

The Central Embassy Shopping Centre is the main shopping mall, home to some of Bangkok’s most sophisticated boutiques.

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Despite the lack of tourist attractions, the proximity of Bangkok’s largest green space, Lumpini Park Bangkok’s largest green space, Lumpini Park, and adjacent districts such as Silom and Asok make this ‘expat bubble’ a pleasant base from which to explore the the city in style.

Stay in Phloen Chit or Chidlom for their upmarket shopping, western comforts and glitzy hotels.

I hope this overview of Bangkok’s best neighbourhoods helps you in your planning. Choose a district to stay in according to your interests, without stopping you from exploring them afterwards! And let us know in the comments if you have any other hotels to recommend. In the meantime, enjoy your trip!

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