Where to stay in Bangkok: 8 Great Choices

By Mark Wiens 13 Comments
Where to stay in Bangkok - Here are 6 of my choices
Where to stay in Bangkok – Here are 6 of my choices

Bangkok has over 1,400 registered hotels and guest houses.

Now this may sound like a blessing, but in reality it’s such a huge quantity that it can just be a pain to figure out which Bangkok hotel, guest house, or hostel is the right one.

Have you ever tried weeding through over 1,000 choices? It’s tough.

One of the top questions I get asked frequently is where to stay in Bangkok? So I thought I’d go ahead and publish my top recommendations for accommodation when you’re in Bangkok.

Where to Stay in Bangkok:

1. New Road Guest House (Budget)

New Road Guest House is a budget accommodation option, located in the Bangrak area of town, and surrounded by plenty of shopping and food choices. The guest house is near Saphan Taksin BTS station, not far from the river, and a short walk from Silom. Rooms are basic but clean and homey.

For Who: Budget accommodation – great for families, backpackers, flashpackers
Prices: Dorm – 200 – 300 THB, Private – 800 – 1,200 THB

2. Lub d Siam Square (Mid)

Modern, trendy, clean, and with one of the best showers I’ve ever experienced, Lub d Siam Square is a refreshing hostel (but really more like a chic hotel). Primely located across the street from MBK shopping center in the lively Siam district, you won’t have any trouble getting around town, being entertained, or finding restaurants.

There’s also a Lub d Silom, located in the Silom district if you are interested, but I prefer their Siam branch.

For Who: Medium priced hostel – great for flashpackers, backpackers, and couples
Prices: Dorm – 500 THB, Private – 1,400 – 2,000 THB

3. Saphai Pae (Mid)

Catering to both backpackers and families, Saphai Pae Hostel is a stylish hostel with lots of comfortable amenities. Rooms are super clean, beds are thick and comfortable, and the downstairs communal area is a great place to hang out, mingle and watch tv. Located in the Bangrak area, Saphai Pae has easy access to the Chao Phraya River and downtown Silom.

For Who: Medium priced hostel – great for flashpackers, backpackers, and couples
Prices: Dorm – 280 THB, Private – 1,200 – 1,500 THB

4. The Warehouse (Mid)

Brand new and spic-and-spic, The Warehouse is a fresh addition to the Bangkok accommodation scene. It’s only a five minute walk from Khao San Road, Bangkok’s notoriously rowdy backpacker street, yet it’s a world of difference in local atmosphere. Surrounding the hostel are some of Bangkok’s most renowned sites like The Grand Palace, Wat Pho and the National Museum.

For Who: Medium priced hostel – great for flashpackers, backpackers, and couples
Prices: Privates from 1,300 – 2,400 THB

5. Bangkok Loft Inn (Mid)

Of all the options for where to stay in Bangkok, Bangkok Loft Inn presents one of the best overall values for your money. It’s a discount boutique hotel that has wonderful accommodation and is just an overall nice facility. Their contemporary designed rooms are fully furnished, self contained, and spacious. Located in Thonburi, which is across the Chao Phraya River from the main business district (Silom), there’s quick access by BTS Skytrain and river boat to areas of interest around the city.

For Who: Medium priced hotel – great for families, couples
Prices: Private – 1,300 THB

6. Bangkok Tree House (Luxury)

Accessible only by foot, boat, or bike, Bangkok Tree House is an eco-friendly oasis in Southern Bangkok along the river. Inspired by Henry David Thoreau’s Walden, the hotel’s aim is to blend into nature while providing an extremely high level of service and relaxation, all just moments from Bangkok’s hustle and bustle.

For Who: Top priced eco hotel – great for couples, families
Prices: Privates from 4,000 THB – 8,000 THB

Here are 6 of my personal suggestions for where to stay in Bangkok. Hope this helps your search for the right place that suits your interests.

7. Hansar Bangkok (Luxury)

If you’re looking for luxury at its finest, Hansar Bangkok is where to stay in Bangkok. This prestigious hotel is located in the lush Ratchadamri district of town, just a minute from the BTS Skytrain. Comfort and satisfaction is taken to the next level in this 5-star gem of accommodation in Bangkok.

For Who: Families, couples, honeymooners
Prices: Studios and suites range from $150 – $400 per night.

8. Amari Watergate (Luxury)

Are you coming for the shopping markets in Bangkok and want to stay somewhere nice and extremely convenient? Amari Watergate Hotel is literally located above the bustling Pratunam Market and directly across the street from the mega Platinum fashion center.

Shop till you drop and then come back to Amari Watergate for luxurious 5-star accommodation and amazing service! The location could not be better.

For Who: Families, couples, businessmen
Prices: Deluxe to Grand Deluxe rooms range from $100 – $200

Also, if you are coming to Bangkok be sure to check out these safety tips, and also discover the amazing attractions Bangkok has to offer in my 101 thing to do in Bangkok guide.

Have a great trip to Bangkok!

13 comments. I'd love to hear from you!

  • Moe

    10 years ago

    Hi, Mark
    Great information on your site.
    Those cheap hotel, hostel you recommended are available at any time if going in person to location or travelers should book via website.? If web site booking, than which one you recommend and how the process is done to make sure room reservation?

  • bill adams

    10 years ago

    Great article, as are all yours (i especially love the food blogs). This is ok for hotels, but what about how to find good priced apartments? I want to move to bangkok for the 6 months – 1 year and want somewhere more affordable longer term, is there a specific place (web site) or agency to look at?

  • Rabi

    10 years ago

    The below link says that there is no LIFT at Lub de Bangkok Siam.

    Is that true? If so then this place is not for families with kids and for people traveling with luggage. As if we get the room in some top floor then with the baby pram and few luggage bags its very difficult to mange without Lift in the hotel. Hope you will reply soon.

    • Rabi

      10 years ago

      Can you recommend me of some good hotel in the same area? Siam or Silom? and in your opinion which one is better area? Siam or Silom?

  • Asad Sharazi

    10 years ago

    Hi Mark Wiens,

    I am planning my next holidays at Bangkok. Your videos at Youtube are the best one can find about Bangkok.

    I want to stay at some lively area of Bangkok where Muslim Food is easily available. What place do you recommend me to stay? Lucky i found this page today 🙂

    / Asad

    • Asad

      10 years ago

      Hi Mark, Thanks for recommending the areas.

      Do we have any Halal restaurants near Lub d Siam Square (Mid)?
      And is this hotel near to the BTS/Train station? Walking distance?

      Few other questions?
      1. Whats the difference between BTS and Underground trains? Do we need to buy separate tickets for each of them?

      2. How much a Daily BTS pass cost?

  • Hardy

    10 years ago

    Hi Mark,

    I need your help here, do you have any suggestion for an area/apartment to stay near this address: 4, 4/5 Rajadamri Road
    ZEN World, Level 12M
    (CentralWorld Plaza)
    Pathumwan Bangkok 10330.
    I’ll be studying in SAE Institute Bangkok and I have no Idea to find a place nearby.
    My budgets are 3000 THB – 4000 THB. rent per month.

    Have a nice day !

    Thanking you !

    • Hardy

      10 years ago

      Thanks Mark !!! I’ll try my best to find one there !

      Thanking you a lot !

  • Tim

    10 years ago

    Hi, Great blog!

    Just heading over to Bangkok for a few months, next week. Any suggestions? Need something with a kitchen, under 10,000 baht/month preferred.


  • Andy Cox

    11 years ago

    Thanks for the information. Very useful indeed. I had the chance to visit Bangkok on a business trip last monthand I remember that we stayed at a place called Smart Suites. It was a mid range place that was quite comfortable with good amenities. I liked the place for its location and cleanliness. They also had good wifi connectivity which helped me a lot. It is a place worth checking out if you are looking for good accommodation.

  • joyce

    11 years ago

    Hi Mark,

    I’m so glad I found your site with the recommendations. I’ve never been to Thailand, I am arriving late about 11PM at the bkk airport, do you have suggestions on a safe inexpensive way to get to the hostel Lub d Siam Square? Thank you so much!!

  • Laura

    11 years ago

    Those are great suggestions! Hopefully I’ll be able to check them out sometime in the future. 🙂 The treehouse one looks awesome!

  • Paul

    11 years ago

    Nice post. Always good to get honest information from a trusted source.

    btw have you read Thoreau’s Walden? He’s one of my favorite writers and philosophers.