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Bangkok (founded in 1782) is the capital of Thailand and easily the biggest city of the country with it's population of over 11 million people. There are plenty of accommodation options catering to different budgets. Bangkok (along with the rest of Thailand) is really backpacker-friendly and cheap for travelers. There are several areas with concentrated lodging options, like the legendary Khao San Road, which has the most hostels in Bangkok.
Bangkok is divided into 50 districts, but most places of interest (at least when it comes to sightseeing) are found in the Old City area (which is part of Rattanakosin Island). One of the notable things to go see is in the Old City is The Grand Palace which has served as the residence of Thai Kings since the 18th century (though the latest king has chosen to live elsewhere).
If you're interested in Thai Boxing, there are two stadiums in Bangkok (Ratchadamnoen Stadium and Lumphini Stadium) where you can watch matches. There are also plenty of other entertainment options, such as horse races, puppet theatre, thai dance etc. Also keep an eye out for the annual festivals, like Chinese New Year, the Songkran Festival, and the King's Birthday.
The taxis and tuktuk's (kind of a three-wheeled moped) are the most convenient options when traveling around Bangkok. However, keep your wits with you when bargaining the price, and ask the taxi drivers to use the meter (or alternatively negotiate a price that you feel comfortable paying). That being said, there is also a decent public transport system available, and the Skytrain covers most of the downtown area. There are also buses, boats, and a metro available.
Bangkok is very well known for its share of scam attempts, so remember to keep your street wits about you. If a deal seems to be almost too good to be true, it probably is.
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Bansabai Hostel - Bangkok
"Excellent - This was the most comfortable hostel I have ever stayed in. It's quiet, clean, very affordable, and the staff are very friendly and accommodating. I will be staying at the Bansabai again when I return to Bangkok next year." … "I was at this hostel at June 2004 for a week! To go to the center of Bangkok you will need a lot of time! It costs 200 baht for a taxi to the most interesting places! The cleaning service of the room...
HI - Bangkok - Baan Thewet Hostel
Si Sao Thewet Dusit
"This hostel offers the usual discounts (50 Baht here with a HI card) and facilities associated with HI hostels. It's also the usual big institutional place HI's are - kind of ostere and impersonal with fairly unsmiling staff who seemed to think showing you to a room was an inconvenience. The dorm rooms had 10 or 12 beds, which were all bunks and rather close together. The rest of the rooms were a serious of rather hot, often windowless...
HI - Bangkok - Rama Place Hostel
"… and is popular with the local community. The swimming pool and exercise room are also of a good standard for those who want to sweat out during their stay here. All guests are made to feel welcome and treated with a respectful and caring attitude throughout their visit. All in all, Baan Siri is highly recommended for an economic and enjoyable stay. Bangkok Rama Hotel is officialy 3 star qualified by The Hotel Standard...
The Urban Age
"The Urban Age is a no-frills hostel with not really that much on offer, yet it's still quite a nice place to crash. It's right next door to Patpong Market and it provides free tea and coffee throughout the day. The Location Silom Road is one of the most well-known roads in Bangkok, so any taxi driver should know this address. If coming via Bangkok's MRT, head to Silom station. When you exit you'll see a cross road, take Silom Road...
Bangkok Centre Sukumvit 25 Hostel
"Great - this hostel is clean, people are friendly and can speak good english, and also very responsible staff. you can keep your valuables in the room and not worry about it being stolen. there is even cable TV. its location is very good as it's near main road if you wanna catch a tuk tuk or a taxi and it's also near the BTS sky train or subway. the staff are very responsible and honest. there is a family mart within one minutes' walk away...
"HI - Bangkok - Sukhumvit Hostel is a clean, well located, affordable, budget accommodation, perfect for people looking to spend a few nights in Bangkok. The Locationb> The hostel is located a short walk away from the Thong Lo BTS station, and very easy to find. The Suvarnabhumi Airport is easily accessible by BTS and MRT and the Don Mueang Airport is accessible by BTS and then cab. It is not very centrally located or in a popular area,...
Refill Now! Hostel
"… At affordable prices REFILL NOW! has it all: clean rooms, share dorms, hot showers, friendly and knowledgeable staffs, extensive facilities, including coffee shop, restaurant, bar, internet services, travel desk, outdoor deck; and of course, Thai massage. REFILL NOW! is more than just a hostel. Its contemporary look, with ground-to-roof glass fronts surrounding all sides of the four-story building ,and a lush garden area create a...
Cozy Bangkok Place Hostel
"Clean, Comfy, Friendly, Affordable - Everything I needed was provided. The hostess was very nice. I plan on coming back! Also, internet speeds were great. I had a skype call with with work that was flawless. If you're on the fence, do it!" … "Just perfect - Great place to stay, great location. Clean, comfortable and friendly staff. Will definitely stay when we return to Bangkok to fly out." … "Lovely atmosphere - My second visit...
Hostel HI Mid Bangkok
"Good base for getting a start exploring Bangkok - very central. good location. good base for taking any transportation exploring Bkk and commnity belt." … "HI Mid Bangkok - Great hostel! I stayed in the 10 bed female dorm and the first night there were only two of us in the room. Second night I had the room to myself! It's a very clean and neat place. Bed was comfortable and they provide you with a towel. My only gripe was that it's...
New Road Guest House
"Fantastic - Definitely one of the best hostels we've stayed in. We're even going to stay in their hostel in Hanoi." … "Good - Nice hostel. If you're big on the party atmosphere this is your hostel. It seemed like every night many guest gathered in the bar, drinking, chatting, and playing pool. The two dorm rooms are mixed dorms with six bunk beds in each, housing twelve people. In the middle of November the dorm rooms were hardly...
Niras Bankoc Cultural Hostel
"… Info Desk 4. Free! Wireless & Internet Access with your own notebook 5. Living Room (common room) - TV with International Satellite (CNN, NHK, HBO, ESPN, Premiere league) - DVD player with many kinds of DVD 6. Relaxation Corner 7. Open Air Roof Garden Terrace Room There are only 9 compact rooms with own unique style. According to old house and the purpose of staying at home, Only 2 rooms are ensuite and the rest share clean &...
Lub d Bangkok - Silom
"Lub d Bangkok - Silom is one of the better hostels to stay at while in Bangkok. It is clean, well located, and a good choice for both solo and group travelers. The Location The hostel is located not very far from the Chong Nonsi BTS station, and is thus easily and cheaply accessible from the Suvarnabhumi (BKK) airport. The Don Mueang airport or the Northern Bus terminal are accessible by a combination of public transportation and cab,...
River View Guest House
"… The China Town is about 10 minutes walk. There you can enjoy a variety of delicious Chinese food. Sampeng is also a good place for value hunting, and though most of the items are available for wholesales, but retails can be provided at a bit extra cost. * Price is NOT included breakfast but already included 7% Value Added Tax (VAT.) ** All rooms have ensuite shower except for Young Traveler rooms have to share a common...
Hostel HI HQ Hostel Bangkok
"The best hostel I have ever seen and stayed in my life. - Our group went to HQ hostel on August 10th, 2008. We booked at HQ for a day in the Type M room (four-bunk bed dorm type) from the booking engine site but after our first night, we had extended our stayed at HQ for five more nights. It's the best experience ever. Staffs were great, very friendly and helpful. If you want to go to Bangkok, this is the place for you." … "Clean...
"Centaur Inn is perfect if you want to be located near Hua Lamphong train station. It lacks in atmosphere; however, the dorm is massive, so meeting new people shouldn't be a problem. The area doesn't offer much, but you will get the feeling of being in the thick of Bangkok as opposed to a tourist area. The Location Firstly and most importantly, the location on the map is wrong and the address is very misleading due to the many little...
"… hostel, Shimi, an all-you-can-eat Shabu-Shabu restaurant.” + Finest Cuisine & Restaurants + Our hostel is near Soi Ari, a popular area of fine restaurants among Thai and foreign residents. PERFECT REST Located out of hustle area, provides you a perfect tranquility ambience with comfy bed and nice clean room. BASE TO EXPLORE BANGKOK AND THAILAND + Bangkok + Our hostel is easy to access public transportations like sky train, bus and...
The Overstay Hostel
"You'll probably either love The Overstay or hate it. It's no ordinary hostel, as the accommodation side of it definitely isn't the main focus. It's a late-night bar, a live music venue, a modern art exhibition, and a total hipster hangout ... oh, and it has some sleeping facilities upstairs. Artists will probably feel at home here; you may, however, find that on your arrival you're just surrounded by hipsters doing a bar crawl of Southeast...
NapPark Hostel at Khao San
"Very good hostel - It's in an ideal location just off the chaos that is Khao san, which is needed if you want some sleep. Good rooms nice beds which had blinds to separate the different sleeping berths which was a nice touch. Good atmosphere easy to meet other peeps, will certainly return." … "… Lockers and Locks. -Free Linens, Towels, Duvets, and Luggage Deposit. -Free Internet Access and Computers. -Free access to guide books...
At Hua Lamphong
"… care of all customers with our heart. Also, a hostel itself is so comfortable in a modern style with full facilities such as LCD TV, refrigerator, warm-water heater, air condition, private bathroom and etc. Moreover, we provide free Wi-Fi for 24 hours at the lobby and a common room for a group of your friends and family to spend time together pleasantly. @Hua lamphong has both private and dorm types available. The private...
Khaosan Rainbow Hostel & Guesthouse
"Khaosan Rainbow Hostel & Guesthouse is perfectly located for staggering home from a night out on Koh San Road just yards away. It's not a party hostel, but you won't need it to be with what's on your doorstep. Although it has an Indian restaurant instead of a common area, meeting other people up for a night out will certainly not be hard. The Location Every taxi and tuk-tuk driver anywhere near Bangkok knows Koh San Road, so just ask to...
Lub d Bangkok - Siam Square
"Fabulous location -- great stay - No complaints. The location alone (right at the base of National Stadium BTS station and steps away from Siam Square malls) makes this hostel a top choice. It was clean and safe. The only downside is no air conditioning in the shared bathrooms. Highly recommended!" … "Perfect - I had stayed her once before, and I returned because it was a great location across from MBK and so clean for Bangkok. I did...
The Chilli Bangkok
"The recently opened Chilli Hostel is a clean, modern, and relaxing place to stay close to the main railway station in Bangkok. The Location The hostel is located just off Charoen Krung Road, around eight hundred meters south of Hualamphong railway station. Bangkok is a large place, so no one location is ideal for reaching the whole city. Chilli is a reasonable compromise, as it's quite close to Chinatown and also the shopping areas at...
Feung Nakorn Balcony Rooms & Cafe
"… you can even view the magnificence of the famous Grand Palace and Wat Arun (Temple of Dawn),two of Bangkoks most famous temples. The second section is located a few more steps in from the road and hosts a much larger 4 story building, which has been converted from a local elementary school but retains many of its classic structure and design. Here youll find the main reception area, a cozy open-air restaurant, and a peaceful...
"Saphaipae Hostel is one of the cheaper hostels in Bangkok and a good value for your money. It is relatively well located and perfect for groups or couples traveling. It is, however, not a social hostel so it's not very good for solo travelers or groups wanting to mingle with others. The Location The hostel is located a short walk away from the Surasak BTS station, in a quiet part of Silom. It is very easily accessible by public...
"… get convenience because Chinatown area is about 45 kilometers away from the inner of Bangkok to International Suvannabhumi Airport, 1 kilometer from Bangkok Railway Hualamphong Train Station, MRT. A few kilometers from the Bangkok tourist attractions, such as, The Golden Buddha (Wat Trai Mit), The Royal Grand Palace & The Emerald Buddha, Shopping center at MBK>(Ma-Bun-Krong), Siam Paragon, Central World Plaza, Guest could get...
"A more upmarket and very well looked after hostel, ETZzz Hostel lacks in atmosphere a bit but has a lot of facilities compared to other Bangkok hostels. The area is great if you want to be away from the Koh San backpacker ghetto and really see Bangkok. There's a great little night street food market around the corner and it's right next to the underground. The Location The hostel is a very easy find, as it's located very close to...
Khaosan Baan Thai
"… 1 room of Basic 2 Bed Mixed Dorm: Tiny cozy white share room with fan. BUNK BED for 2 persons. - 2 rooms of Twin Private: Private lovely blue twin bed rooms with fans. - 1 rooms of Standard Twin Private: Shiny green private twin bed room with fan, view and patio. Add 1 extra bed is 200 Baht. ------------ 5 rooms with Air-condition; - 4 rooms of Deluxe Twin Private: Charming cozy private twin bed rooms with...
Bed Bangkok Hostel
"… per night, per bed, per person: 390 THB Room type: 4 Bed Lady’s Dorm (share bathroom) Number of bed in a room: 4 Bunk beds Price: per night, per bed, per person: 390 THB Room type : Twin Private Ensuite Number of bed in a room : 2 Bunk beds (private room with bathroom) Price: per night, per room: 800 THB Room type : Deluxe 3 Bed Private Ensuite Number of bed in a room : 3 Bunk beds (5 ft. bed for 2 persons and small bed on...
The City at Fifty
"… public areas, car park, Internet corner,washer, dryer Public Lobby area with TV, and dinning area. The Hotel features 28 rooms which are divided into 4 types:40 Standard Dormitory beds,9 Executive Dormitory beds(mostly recommended),8 Private Deluxe rooms and 4 bedrooms Family Suite each including hot shower and air conditioning. The complete list of recreational facilities is available at the hotel, including fitness center,...
"… HOSTEL Comprises of the following: **Lobby: A comfortable zone with couches and a big screen TV with cable channels along with a small minibar to provide you with snacks as well as fresh brewed coffee to serve your needs. **Hip floor: Pool tables are available for guests to enjoy as well as computers with internet access. For book readers, we have a book exchange shelf with a variety of books to choose from. **8-bed...
"Highly recommended - Pros -- Great location. It's right in the heart of downtown, close to restaurants and night bazaar. 10mins walking distance from sky train and subway station. If you want to have traditional sweets, there are small vendors on Silom selling them in the morning.(They are extremely cheap and delicious!) It's a clean facility and my room was as well. Staffs are really helpful and speak good English. They'll give you...
Asok Montri Hostel
"Asok Montri Hostel is a very homey hostel that will attract people looking for a bit more comfort. It's definitely not a party hostel, and you'll probably find that the crowed is a little older than the standard Thailand backpacker, too. The Location This hostel is just two minutes from linked Sukhumvit underground and Asok Skytrain stations. When you exit these you'll see a busy four-way junction with a large Citibank on one of the...
"… speaking staffs are friendly and committed to give the warmest Thai Hospitality to visitors. Pridi Hostel provides clean and comfortable beds with other facilities such as Hot Shower, Air-condition, shared and private bathroom, separate shower and toilet, Laundry, Free Hi-speed Internet & Wi-Fi. Our fresh brew coffee is also known as one of the best in town. Visitors will experience a real Bangkok life in local communities...
de Talak Hostel
"De Talak is close to heart of Bangkok, making it easy for you to experience the most stirring and inspirational places all around city. The hostel is a place at which you can mix with other guests, and meet new and interesting people: an adventure in itself! We’re only five minutes' walk to the MRT (Bangkok’s subway); and also only five minutes from Khlong Toei Market; an enormous Fresh Market open round-the-clock -- this is where...
"U-Baan means 'Stay home' in Thai. We would love to you to feel like home with us. 5 minutes walking distance from BTS WongWainYai Station, ( The station no. S8 ). You could experience an authentic Thai lifestyle with our neighbor. There is public transport for taking you around all major sites of Bangkok within 15-20 mins by metro or bus. Let's enjoy Bangkok together. Our reception operation hour is between 8.00 am.-22.00 pm....
Feel At Home Backpackers
"… Falls-The best water falls in all of Thailand( swimming allowed) Hot springs, Hell Fire Pass- ('Lest We Forget') - monkey training zoo, the big tree and bamboo rafting are also available! Make it a 3 day run and you can add three Pagoda Pass, Viwagaram Temple, underwater temple, orphanage, and a long wooden bridge. We have dorms and private rooms available. We have separate female dorms and mixed dorms too at a very competitive...
Link Corner Hostel Bangkok
"Nice location - The hostel is just next to the airport-line station, which is very good for a traveler who just arrives the city by train. The hostel is generally quite clean as they require people to leave their shoes at the entrance. HOWEVER, my sandals were missing because of this. Also, my room was filled with smell of mold and the staff I talked to could not really understand English (and my complaint)." … "… Link Corner...
Siam Journey Guesthouse
"… reading light and power sockets. On the ground floor you will find shared bathrooms with hot and cold showers. Come relax on our bean bags in the large common room, and share a cold beer with your fellow travelers, while making use of the guide books and guest computer. Free clean drinking water, coffee and tea are available throughout the day. Or you can head upstairs to the rooftop terrace to enjoy some conversation while the sun...
Nomads De Moc - Bangkok
"… and the beautiful Golden Mount. Nomads Bangkok is based within the grounds of Hotel De Moc, offering our you hotel quality services for a backpacker hostel price! Upon arrival you will be welcomed with a glass of fresh fruit juice, you will check in at the hotel desk and enjoy the facilities and services as other guests. Nomads Bangkok offers the most up-to-date facilities including:5 star bunk beds and mattressesall hotel linen...
"… between you, new friends, and us! What else we can do to give you very special moment in CheQinn in Bangkok? Activities! We will bring you out and spend time together. We can provide you in-house activities. You will never forget the joy we share! CheQinn want to change the image of ordinary hostel and bring the top service and quality for you. We have; - Free Wifi throughout the building - 24-hour reception (no curfew) -...
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Bangkok Travel Tips & Suggestions
I loved the place -- Bangkok was really the place to be and people out there are very welcoming.
I love Bangkok -- it's really a very nice city.
— Abbi Ali
I love Bangkok and Thailand.
If you are going to Ko-Samui or any way in that direction, do not take the night bus. Spend a few more Baht and take the night train. The night bus is a hell I would not wish on anyone, while the train is the fun and relaxing way to go.
There's too much pollution in Bangkok. My itinerary consisted of taking a small, two-day visit in Bangkok and straightway heading to Koh Samui by Bangkok Airways. A return ticket costs somewhere around 11000 Baht. If you are looking for a cheaper (and more thrilling) option fly to Surat Thani at a very cheap price from Bangkok (around 1500 Baht, one-way) via a local airways (I forgot the name, maybe it's Air Asia) and then take a boat from Surat Thani to Samui. Next time I travel to Thailand, I will bypass Bangkok and straightway head for Samui.
— Dr Maajed
There is now a new airport in a different location. The old airport at Don Muang is closed. Go absolutely nowhere by taxi of any form. Use the bus, sky train, ferry train, or mass transit train and your stay in Bangkok and Thailand will be safe and free from annoyance. Remember that it is the people you deal with who colour your holiday.
— Long time here
This is the best place on earth for bachelors.
Bangkok is the most exciting city in the world.
The best location to stay would be near the Pratunam area. Super place to shop, easy taxi distance away frm most places. Lumpini night market is really great for shoppers with a budget and of course, needless to say, one has to bargain.
If you don't have much luggage, go to Central Bangkok by rail. The railstation is only few minutes walk from the arrival terminal. Use the footbridge over the highway. Arriving at Hua Lumphong Rail Station, avoid the tuk tuk as they will rip you off. Taximeter is the answer.
Get the direct bus from the airport departures to Khao San road for 100 baht if that is your final destination. Most taxis will try and charge you between 500 and 700B with excuses of tolls etc. If you get a 350 baht taxi to Khao San, and you can't find the bus, take it, its a pretty good offer. I lived in Bangkok for 4 months, and any taxi ride from the centre of the city to the airport for 300 baht or less is a pretty good find.
if you stay in Banglampu, I highly recommend taking the boats to the center. It is incredibly cheap (16B) you dont need to talk to the staff (they just take their baht and move on) and it is like a 100 times quicker than any other way of getting around.
Go to the departure area when arriving at Bangkok Airport and get a cheap taxi downtown for about 150. bt. on the meter. Don't use the arrivals level taxi else you will pay abot 300 or 350 bt.
For a bit of a thrill and the quickest trip across town, take a motorcycle taxi. Just look for the orange vests. And remember to bargin - this is Thailand after all!
For getting around air-con taxis are a far better option than the (initially fun) tuk tuks. Metered taxis deliver a much cheaper fare (tuk tuks will extract as much money as they think youre good for), and you avoid the thick exhaust fumes. However by night a tuk tuk will take you around Bangkok for an hour sightseeing and it's great (less traffic and smog by night). Pay no more than 150 baht (despite the fact they may ask for 500!).
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