2020 BANGKOK HOTELS | BUDGET ACCOMMODATION GUIDE

Bangkok Hotels

BANGKOK HOTELS | BUDGET ACCOMMODATION GUIDE

Here’s your Bangkok Hotels | Accommodation Guide. I made this post to help those planning to visit Bangkok to choose the best hotel for the purpose of their trip.

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Jojoy, the Traveling Mask

 

Jojoy, the Traveling Mask, also the official icon of this blog blended will with the intricate details of Wat Arun temple

Bangkok is the capital of Thailand and the country’s most visited spot. Its grand golden temples are mingling with austere modern buildings. Its name is derived from olives that used to grow in the area (Bang Makok – river olive). The locals and intellectuals know the city better as “Krung Thep,” the city of angels. Bangkok is a city of both spiritual and sensual pleasures – being famous for its red-light districts as much as its Buddhist architecture. American soldiers stationed in Southeast Asia during the ’60s spurred interest in the area. Thus, the government and investors turned Bangkok into the tourist destination it is today. This article would guide you where best to start your visit and book your Bangkok hotel.

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Samsen Sam Place 

Bangkok Hotels in Khao San/Banglamphu

If you’re looking for a party but cannot afford a stay in Pattaya this area is for you. Known by its moniker “backpacker central,” Banglamphu is home to cheap Bangkok hotels and wares. Traverse Khao San Road for all the food and drink that you can take. Name a food or beverage, a stall somewhere in Khao San is probably selling it. The only Michelin Star awarded street food restaurant can also be found here – Raan Jay Fai. Afterward, pay your respects at Wat Saket and the Giant Swing arch. Learn about Thai culture and history in the Democracy Monument and National Museum. To top your stay off, take a boat ride and explore ancient sites along the river. Just be prepared for insomnia as the area has a vibrant nightlife scene. Banglamphu is also Bangkok’s “old quarter” so transportation may be difficult.

Price Range – Below PHP 1,500 (Prices may change depending on the season and without notice)

Samsen Sam Place 

Sabye Bangkok Hotel 

Boonsiri Place Bangkok Hotel 

The Orchid House 153 

Royal Rattanakosin Hotel

Khaosan Palace Hotel 

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Grand Tower Inn Sathon 

Bangkok Hotels in the Riverside Area

This is where all the temples and monuments can be found. As such, this is the most visited area by tourists in the city. The roots of Bangkok started in the banks of the Chao Praya River. You can explore the temples (such as Wat Arun, Wat Phra Kaeo, and Wat Pho) and the old palace either by walking or river ferry. Some travel agencies even provide dinner cruises. The famous river market is also located here. Purchase flowers and fresh produce from merchants plying their wares in canoes. Modern establishments like the Asiatique and Icon Siam malls also attract tourists and locals alike. As expected of a premier tourist destination, Bangkok hotels here can be quite expensive. The price is worth it, however, as many of them offer luxurious amenities and transport services.

Price Range – Below PHP 1,500 (Prices may vary depending on the season and without notice)

Grand Tower Inn Sathon 

Intown Residence 

V VAREE Bangkok 

BC Guesthouse Si Phraya 

OYO 248 Chevasai Bangkok 

Win Long Place Hotel 

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Varinda Hostel 

Bangkok Hotels in Sukhumvit

Considered the “international district” due to its sizable foreign neighborhoods. You will feel like going around the world just by roaming the area. Have an Asian breakfast, a Western lunch, and Middle-Eastern dinner, all on the same day and area. Sukhumvit lacks tourist attractions, but the ambiance makes up for it. The nightlife is also comparable to that of Pattaya. As befitting of its reputation, feel free to choose between many Bangkok hotels here (each themed after a different country).

Price Range – Below PHP 1,500 (Prices may vary depending on the season and without notice)

Varinda Hostel 

Boss Suites Nana 

OYO 231 Atlas Bangkok Hotel 

Nine Plus Loft 

Royal Ivory Sukhumvit Nana by Compass Hospitality 

The Euro Grande Hotel 

Studio Residence Sukhumvit 71 

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Justbeds Hotel 

Bangkok Hotels in Silom

Even though it is a business district, tourists will find something to do here. You can go strolling around or do aerobic sessions in Lumphini Park. Skybus from the different Bangkok hotels here offers a magnificent view of the whole city. According to locals, the best authentic Thai cuisine can be savored in Charoen Krung Road (short of visiting the provinces). The most infamous of Thailand’s red-light district – the Patpong can be found here as well. There’s a night market nearby for more “discerning” visitors. Those with families and children better stay in the vicinity of Lumphini Park to avoid the “unsavory” sights.

Price range – PHP 500 to 1,500/night (Prices may vary depending on the season and without notice)

Justbeds Hotel 

iCheck inn Silom 

Silom Avenue Inn Hotel 

The Backpack Hostel 

Nantra Silom Hotel 

Bed by City Surawong Patpong 

OYO 102 Diamond Residence Silom 

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The Fifth Residence Hotel 

Bangkok Hotels in Siam

The name of this area is taken from Thailand’s original name (Siam – the land of the free). It lives up to the title by giving visitors the freedom to shop in the most significant malls Bangkok has to offer. The only limit is your cash or credit. For those tired of malls – there’s the Sea Life Bangkok Ocean World and Madame Tussaud’s wax museum to visit. MBK Mall, the oldest establishment in the area, even hosts muay Thai matches on Thursdays. Visitors can also watch both mainstream and niche movies in the classic Scala Theatre. Jim Thompson’s House is another island in a sea of malls, showcasing traditional Thai tapestries. Be forewarned – Bangkok hotels here are often fully-booked, and the area can be crowded during the weekends.

Price range – PHP 500 to 1,500/night

The Fifth Residence Hotel 

Hotel White Lodge 

Bangkok City Suite 

At One Inn Hualamphong Hotel 

Forrest Bangkok Hotel 

Tongpoon Hotel 

Eco House 

Check-in My Hostel 

OYO 140 The Krungkasem Srikrung Hotel 

OYO 140 The Krungkasem Srikrung Hotel 

Hotels in Chinatown

A ubiquitous sight in Southeast Asian countries, owing to historical trade with China. The cheapest Bangkok hotels can be found here. You can also haggle for the prices of goods and services to further stretch your budget. Just be vigilant as some accommodations and merchants take advantage of tourists. Once you’re settled, take a guided tour of some of the oldest settlements in Bangkok. Visit the golden Buddha in Wat Traimit and make a small fortune in gold while you’re here (locals recommend selling gold in Chinatown to make a quick buck). However, the main highlights of any Chinatown are its shops and restaurants. The Sampeng Market here is reputed to sell every trinket imaginable to man. Establishments close early so feel free to take the MRT to other parts of Bangkok during the evening.

Price Range – Below PHP 1,500 (Prices may change depending on the season and without notice)

OYO 140 The Krungkasem Srikrung Hotel 

Sampheng Apartment 

iCheck inn Regency Chinatown 

The Rooftop Residence 

Bangkok Centre Hotel 

Chingcha Bangkok 

Platinum Villa  

Platinum Villa

Bangkok Hotels in Pratunam

Another shopping district like Siam but offers prices rivaling that of Chinatown. Unlike the other two, most shops in Pratunam are open 24/7. Shop for clothes and gadgets at the Pratunam and Pantip Plaza (the most significant tech mall in Bangkok) respectively during the day. Afterward, move to the Neon Market at night, the cycle goes on. Food stalls crowd the Victory Monument in the intersection. As the food and wares, Bangkok hotels are cheap here. However, be prepared for the noise and traffic should you decide to stay here.

Price Range – Below PHP 1,500 (Prices may change depending on the season and without notice)

Platinum Villa  

Grand Alpine Hotel 

Metro Pratunam Boutique Hotel 

Sodsai Garden 

Must Sea Hotel Bangkok 

Baiyoke Boutique Hotel 

Cubic Pratunam 

Le Clarita 

P Court The Resort 

P Court The Resort 

Hotels in Suvarnabhumi International Airport

Refers to the vicinity around the airport. The Mega Bangna Mall, Boran Bang FLI Floating Market and some small temples are nearby. Other than visiting them, there isn’t much to do here other than enjoy the amenities of your Bangkok hotel. Do stay here only if you have a flight to catch as travel to other parts of the city can take at least an hour.

Despite recent events in the country, Bangkok still warmly welcomes visitors. Tourists usually flock Banglamphu and the banks of the Chao Praya River. However, nothing is stopping you from going off the “beaten” path. Bangkok is more than the Buddhist temples and red-light districts. It is up to you to discover what else the city has to offer. Just steer clear of protesting crowds and insults against the royal family and military, you’ll be fine.  

Price Range – Below PHP 1,500 (Prices may change depending on the season and without notice)

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