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1. Posted by HATTY95 (Budding Member 18 posts) 10y


Can anyone recomend the best area to stay in Bangkok? I cant decide whether to stop on the notorious Th Khao San road or stay in the slightly more up market Siam Square?? Any one got any past expreiences?


2. Posted by rbyslipahs (Respected Member 349 posts) 10y

I liked staying up the river a bit in Thonburi. It was quiet, cheaper, and we had easy access to the river ferries to get down to the city center, which was only a few minutes away. Plus, it was fun to see Bangkok from the river every day!

Royal River hotel was pretty nice, but there are plenty of other places in the area.

I didn't think Khao San Road would really be my bag. Bangkok is a frenetic city enough for me!

3. Posted by Maktub (Budding Member 49 posts) 10y

If your young, single and looking for a bit of a party, I would advise Ko San Road. I spent nearly 3 weeks there last year. Just great people, cheap drink and fun times.
The D&D Inn is a beautiful and cheap hotel on that rd, and has a swimming pool on the roof.
but thats just what i think... :)

4. Posted by HATTY95 (Budding Member 18 posts) 10y

I think Ko san road might be a bit too hectic fort me....I might stick to Siam Square so I can do lots of shopping!!

5. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1614 posts) 10y

I would find a hotel in the Siam or Sukhumvit area. The Skytrain runs through this area, it can connect you to many places in Bangkok such as the subway, Ekamai bus station, Chatachuk market even Patpong.

There are lots of vendors in this area as well as cheap restaurants. You can find hotels in the price range between 650 baht to 1300 baht with A/C, HW, TV private toilet/showers. Of course if you want higher priced lodging that's available too! Cheaper fan rooms available also.

The Skytrain does not have a stop in the KSR area. You would have to take a taxi or bus to the nearest Skytrain stop. Taxi's are cheap anyway, hop in and say meter please. The meter price will be cheaper than bargaining.

Another part of town that doesn't get too many recommendations is the New Phetchaburi Road area. You have lots of street vendors, there is sort of a "garment center" area on the soi leading up to the Baiyoke Tower (Hotel). From the Baiyoke Tower you can see most of Bangkok. Lots of small shops in this area - if you want to get away from so many bars - this is the place to be. If you like computers and electronics nothing beats the Pantip Plaza on Phetchaburi Road (except maybe MBK.)

For accomodation in this area you can check on the First Hotel and the nearby cheaper Opera Hotel. There is no really close Skytrain stop but a 10 minute walk takes you to the Asia Hotel where the nearest stop is. Of course expensive hotels can be found in this area too.


6. Posted by ghostdog (Full Member 142 posts) 10y

Pick one!

7. Posted by HaadRinGuide (Travel Guru 542 posts) 10y

Khao San Road and Siam Square are both cool areas, so I'd try to get to both at some point if you have enough time.

Siam Square has loads of shopping areas and cinemas and stuff, whereas Khao San Road has more hotels, restaurants and bars.

Khao San Road is definitely more backpacker orientated and also more lively for going out, but if you wanted somewhere a bit quieter you could stay at Soi Rambutri which is the next street up from Khao San Road. As well as being quieter the hotels and restaurants here also tend to be slightly cheaper.

8. Posted by Twinkle (Travel Guru 1112 posts) 10y

Hello!I personally only stayed in the Khao San Road area but we spent quite a lot of time in Sumkhivit (sorry about spelling!)as its easy enough to use one as your base and local transport is really cheap!What I like about Khao San is the fact it never really sleeps, theres always new people to meet, cool stalls on the streets, loads of bars and restaurants to choose from.....If you decided to stay there I could reccomend the Siam Oriental Inn, its cheap, clean and has a decent restaurant downstairs! I you decided to stay around the Siam Square area be sure to check out Patpong market,got some amazing bargains there and also the Jim Thompson house is worth a look and Lumphini Park!

9. Posted by miranda73 (Full Member 76 posts) 10y

Suggestion stay in Khao San: Four Sons Inn - they give discount 10% and quiet. You won't miss anything there.

In Siam Square: Grand Diamond.

10. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1614 posts) 10y

There is nothing wrong with a hotel in KSR. This area tends to get a lot of the younger travellers, even 16 - 19 year olds. There is no close Skytrain stop to KSR.

A hotel in the Siam or Sukhumvit part of Bangkok allows you to use the Skytrain too!