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Introduction

Bangkok Skyline

Bangkok Skyline

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In Thai, Bangkok is known as the "City of Angels", a name which may be a little misguided. Bangkok is the capital and largest city of Thailand, a magnetic and impressive city with many attractions for travellers. Bangkok offers a snap-shot of the cultural makeup of Thailand, since it is inhabited by people from throughout the country. It is possible to find food and goods from all over Thailand in Bangkok. Bangkok may not be the kind of city you'd fall in love with (it's very commercial), but it is an amazing city nonetheless.

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Neighbourhoods

Pat Pong

The most famous, or infamous, area in Bangkok is the Pat Pong area, which is heavily populated by lady boys. Lady boys are trans-gendered males who dress and act like girls. But other than that the small roadside stalls in Pat Pong are one of the best places to get a bargain on shirts, shoes and the like - just remember that most of the stuff is fake. This is also a dangerous area, with heavy mafia connection, so it's best to maintain a low profile and not to get into arguments with the stall owners.

Sukhumvit

Sukhumvit is both the business and the primary expat district of Bangkok. Filled with international restaurants, hotels, and markets, it is a great - though rather large - neighborhood to wander around. It also has some great - and some seedy - nighttime entertainment. It is more posh than other areas of the city, and can therefore be heavier on the wallet.

Khao San

Khao San is the backpacker's neighbourhood located near to the river, and the palace complexes in the centre. Filled with dingy backpackers accommodation and moderately-priced guesthouses, this is the place where most people begin and end their trip to Thailand. Loads of cheap street food and typical tourist market gear. Loads of travel companies, loads of tailor shops, loads of bars and restaurants. Loads of massage parlors. A fun time, but this is not the real Bangkok.

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Sights and Activities

Temples

Bangkok Grand Palace

Bangkok Grand Palace

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The temples in the centre of town are worth visiting to admire the intricate way in which they were built. Remember to comply with the dresscode, that comes with visiting temples. In the bigger temples, clothes can be rented.

Wat Phrakaew and Grand Palace

In the middle of the centre of Bangkok you will find the complex of temples of Wat Phrakaew. It includes the temple of the Emerald Buddha, the most important Buddha statue in Thailand. You will also find many other temples, spires and pieces of art. The Grand Palace that is also located within the complex is nowadays only used for ceremonial purposes.

Reclining Buddha and the temple complex of Wat Pho

The Reclining Buddha is the most famous and largest statue that can be found in Wat Phra Chetuphon Vimolmangklararm Rajwaramahaviharn temple complex, which is more familiar under the much shorter name of Wat Pho. The complex houses over a thousand images of Buddha and is considered to be the birthplace of the traditional Thai Massage. The statue of the reclining Buddha is painted with gold plating. The soles of the feet are decorated with 108 auspicious signs of the Buddha made out of mother of pearl in Thai and Chinese styles.

Wat Arun

The temple complex of Wat Arun Ratchawararam Ratchawaramahawihan is located on the west bank of the Chao Phraya river. The most eye catching feature of the temple is the central prang in the Khmer style. You can climb the steep stairs of the prang to get a great view of Central Bangkok and the river. Most people arrive by boat, crossing the river after seeing the other main temples. Make sure to take a little bit more time to also see the rest of the complex before heading back to the east bank. The prangs are being renovated at the moment.

Jim Thompson's House

Jim Thompson was an American entrepreneur who mysteriously disappeared in Malaysia in 1967. His teak home has been converted into an interesting museum and is open daily. Admission is 100 Baht.

Klong tour

Hire a longtail boat for a fascinating tour along the Klongs (canals) and see how many Bangkok people still live.

Safari World

Safari World is the open zoo and it has two parts. The first part comprises looking at the animals in the wild from special buses but one can only stay in the bus and look at the wild animals from giraffes to lions to hippos to a lot of other species. The other part is about special performances by the animals which have been domesticated. The shows include the dolphin show, the parrot show, elephant and the snake show. Besides there are also some performances like the Wild West Show and a show inspired from the James Bond movie. The performers do a good job with the audience truly involved. You have to devote an entire day or at least half a day for the Safari World.

Crocodile farm

The crocodile farm is also a treat where one can see live crocodiles playing with their handlers from close range.

Cycle tours

A number of company's are running cycle tours. These are a great way to meet people, and see the city in a way not many others would, and places not many other tourists would venture. A nice cycle tour company is Follow Me Bike Tours that offers cycling tours through China Town and the Green Lung.

Parks

If the concrete jungle get too much for you, and you want to escape, there are a couple of options:

  • Lumphini Park (Silom or Lumphini MRT station), is a nice wooded area, with a couple of ponds. It has several options for jogging and cycling, or just relaxing away from the traffic. If you are Lucky you can spot one of the dragons that live in the ponds.
  • The Dusit Palace Gardens and the closeby Bangkok Zoo are located north of the city centre.
  • Wachira Park close to the Chatuchak weekend Market is a good place to relax when your shopping is done at the market.

Shopping

Bangkok has lots of shopping malls:

  • The most famous is the MBK found at the crossing of Rama I and Phaya Thai street. It host many of the larger brands, but also a lot of of little shops. You can also go here to eat as there is a great food court in the mall.
  • Adjacent to it is Tokyu -Both can be reached via the sky train so not a problem in terms of transportation. MBK is the place where most of the stuff is copied or just own designer labels so it’s a bit cheap but the quality of the goods is a lot better than those bought from the street but Tokyu is the branded one. It’s a bit more expensive than MBK.
  • The Chatuchak Market - also called the weekend market, which is supposed to be the biggest of its kind, is a place worth paying a visit to, especially on the weekend. You can get there directly via the sky train. It's a shopper’s paradise, especially for those people looking for some authentic Thai stuff to decorate their houses. There are wooden goods of a far greater quality than what is generally available in the rest of the city and the things are cheap as well. Mind your wallet though as pickpockets and scammers know this is a tourist favourite.
  • The Suan Laum night bazaar is a place for the night. Here you can see a fight of Muay Thai and enjoy the night as well as do some shopping and indulge in local Thai food. The atmosphere here is one of resigned friendliness. A lot of tourists come here through booked tours, but it's pretty easy to come on your own account and save some money.
Fruit Vendors at Damnoen Sadouak

Fruit Vendors at Damnoen Sadouak

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  • The Floating Market is a market on the river. The growers come to sell their stuff in long boats which are powered by small engines. They have tasty coconut juice here, as well as some souvenir shops, but you have to bargain a lot if you want it at the right price because the place is too touristy.

Here are some of the other great places to shop in Bangkok:

  • The Gaysorn Shopping Center - located on the legendary Ratchaprasong shopping district.
  • Platinum Mall
  • Siam Paragon, Siam Center, Siam Discovery - close to the MBK Center.
  • Emporium
  • Pantip Plaza - Known for computer hardware and software-copies. The authorities have tried to get rid of the copying-industry but without big success. You should however keep a low profile if you are looking for copies since the ships do still run a risk by selling it.

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Events and Festivals

Songkran

Probably one of the best festivals worldwide, Songkran is the ultimate water fight. For three days every April, residents young and old crowd the streets to throw water at one another. Some do it from the back of pickup trucks plying the roads, but most wander the districts of Silom or Khao San shooting water guns at one another. Sometimes you get a bit of clay smudged along your clothing and face. A lot of alcohol is drunk by most, loud music blasts from invisible speakers, and going outside without getting wet is impossible.

Loi Krathong

Loi Krathong is a beautiful, more quiet festival in November. Celebrating the water spirits, in the evening of this festival, people light candles on floating containers made out of bread or styrofoam and decorated with flowers, and send the floating decorations out into rivers. It's beautiful to see thousands of tiny fires floating out to sea, and the locals will often let foreigners light their containers and send them off.

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Weather

Although Thailand has 3 seasons (hot, rainy and warm/dry), Bangkok tends to have only two. These two seasons are the hot and then the rainy season because it is normally only pleasantly warm in Bangkok for about a few weeks or so per year during December/January. The heat builds up after January and around May it is possible to experience a temperature above 40 °C and a humidity close to 100%. The rainy season normally starts in June. The rainy season does not mean that the rain is pouring down all day long but is normally restricted to a heavy shower once a day. Sometimes the rain persists for hours and the enormous amount of rainwater is not able to escape in the sours so floods are not uncommon in Bangkok during the rainy season. The rain cools down the air somewhat, but the humidity is still very high. The warm/dry season ought to start around October but as mentioned above, Bangkokians do not perceive this season as anything different from the hot and dry season. Even during the dry season it is not uncommon that Bangkok receives a shower once in a while but it rarely leads to floods.

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Getting There

Buddha

Buddha

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By Plane

Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) is the main airport in Bangkok. Located about 25 kilometres east of downton Bangkok, it opened in september 2006 for most domestic and all international flights. It is one of the busiest airports in Asia and has connections to many intercontinental destinations, as well as hundreds of flights in Asia. Although it has only 1 terminal, it's the 4th largest in the world, after Dubai, Beijing and Hong Kong. Several budget airlines, such as Air Asia, operate from here making for cheap flights. There are even IATA agents in the airport that can easily arrange tickets to cities in Thailand or neighboring countries day of if necessary. There are several public buses that go to and from the airport all over the city. If you take a taxi the cost should be between 300-400 bhat plus a 50 bhat surcharge.
Some of the main destinations from Bangkok include London, Paris, Amsterdam, Sydney, Tokyo, Berlin, Beijing, Moscow, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Vienna, Hanoi, Rome, Hong Kong, Dubai, Jakarta, Bahrain, Tel Aviv, Delhi, Singapore, Melbourne, Frankfurt, Kathmandu, Phnom Penh, Zürich, Auckland and Istanbul.

Don Muang Airport (DMK) is the old airport in Bangkok. Currently only Thai Airway non-connection domestic flights, Nok Air domestic flights and One-Two-Go domestic are using this airport. Right now metered taxi is the only way to get to and from the airport.

From the Suvarnabhumi Airport to Bangkok:

  • The 28.6-kilometre-long Suvarnabhumi Airport Link will open in August 2010. The airport express, informally known as the Pink Line and operated jointly with SRT's planned Red Line commuter service, will connect with the BTS Sukhumvit Line (Green Line, Route 1) and MRT Blue Line at Phaya Thai and Phetchaburi stations respectively, offering airport-bound passengers a fast 15-minute limited stop journey from the city.
  • Meanwhile, SRT provides a suburban commuter train service between Hua Takhe (the nearest station to Suvarnabhumi on the East line) and the northern suburban city of Rangsit via downtown Bangkok and the old Don Mueang Airport. The train also connects with BTS and MRT at Phaya Thai and Phetchaburi stations respectively. Passengers pay a flat fare of 30 Baht. The service will be stopped when the Airport Express Link is completed.
  • At the airport, go downstairs and outside. Buy a ticket for the tourist bus (operated by Airport Express), to the Khao San Road. Ticket cost: 150 Bahts. Children free.
  • The Bangkok Mass Transit Authority operates regular bus routes from the airport to Bangkok. To catch the regular bus, you need to take a free shuttle at the 2nd floor of the airport to the domestic airport. Ticket cost: 34 Baht. Children free.
  • Long distance bus services include regular buses to both Pattaya and Nong Khai.
  • Taxi from airport - Don't hire the taxis inside the airport. They are more expensive than the ones outside. Go down stairs and outside. Ask the taxi driver to turn on the meter, or else it will cost more. The taxi cost to the Khao San Road is less than 500 Bahts. There is also a limousine service.

By Train

The girl on the boat

The girl on the boat

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Bangkok - Malaysia - Singapore
Although technically only the famous (and expensive!) Orient Express travels directly between Bangkok and Singapore once a week, travelling by train between these two destinations is a blessing and much more comfortable than taking the bus again. You have to break up your journey at least once in Butterworth from where there are ferries to the island of Penang.
From Singapore there is one daily train to Butterworth, where you have to spend the night, before travelling to the southern Thai city of Hat Yai, where you have to change trains again for Bangkok. Between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur there are 3 trains a day, one of which is a sleeper train. It takes 6.5 hours during the day and 9 hours for the sleeper.
In the other direction, strangely enough, the train from Bangkok travels directly to Butterworth in Malaysia. From here there are 2 daily trains and 1 night train to Kuala Lumpur, with onward connection to Singapore again 3 times a day, of which one is a sleeper.

By Bus

Buses connect Bangkok with almost any major Thai city, including regular connections to Pattaya, Phuket, Krabi, Ayyutaya, Phitsanoluk, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and cities in the northeast of the country. There are also minibuses, they arrive and leave from Victory Monument. They depart when full, usually each 10–30 minutes. Fare is usually similar to long-distance buses with the same destination (if there are any). Other way, it could be estimated as 1 baht/km.

Some useful destinations: Ayutthaya (around 70 baht), Lopburi, Nava Nakorn (50 baht, for Don Mueang Airport or to get out along hwy 1 for hitching to the north/northeast), Min Buri (around 30 baht, for Siam Park), Suvarnabhumi Airport (40 baht), Pattaya (130 baht), Rayong, Ban Phe (for Ko Samet), Chanthaburi, Kanchanaburi, Phra Ram 2 (to the highway, for hitching to southern Thailand), Samut Songkhram, Samut Sakhon, Phetchaburi, Hua Hin. Destinations are written on the front and the side of the minibuses in Thai, so you should ask drivers or ticket sellers about your destination. Minivans are usually the fastest way of transportation because they take elevated expressways right from Victory Monument, thus avoiding traffic jams. Another advantage is that they start from the city centre of Bangkok and usually arrive at the city centre of their destination. Normal long distance buses sometimes stop further away from the city centre. Minibus drivers used to drive at very high speed, though 2012 there was a government campaign to enforce speed limits for them, after a few major accidents. A disadvantage of minibuses is that leg room is limited, and might be not comfortable for tall people.

By Boat

Not many people come to Bangkok by boat, but there are some cruise ships that berth at the city. Large ships must dock at Laem Chabang Port, about 90 minutes southeast of Bangkok and about 30 minutes north of Pattaya. A taxi service desk is available on the wharf, but charges extortionate prices for a trip to Bangkok, a whopping 2,600 baht to charter a taxi (4 passengers), or about 5,000 baht to charter a minibus (usually 11 passenger seats). Slightly lower prices can be found by walking out to the main road, about 4,000 baht for a minibus, but even these rates are still almost double the typical rate in the opposite direction.

Smaller ships may dock further upriver at Khlong Toei Port, close to Bangkok's city centre. A modest terminal provides processing for passengers (who may receive Thai customs and immigration processing on-board), as well as offering "managers" who arrange tours and taxis. Reaching major hotels and other points of interest is much cheaper than from Laem Chabang, but can vary according to the passenger's negotiating skills. The facility is not close to the MRT stop of Khlong Toei, so the best way to get there is by metered taxi.

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Getting Around

If you need to cover short distances, you can hire the three wheeled tuk tuk. Be aware that people have been mugged by tuk tuk drivers before, so make sure your driver is taking you to the right place.

By Public Transport

You can use public bus service operated by the Bangkok Mass Transit Authority. Also check this Interactive Bus Map to get around the city. The Bangkok Metro System and the BTS Skytrain provide fast and frequent services.

The Skytrain covers most of downtown and is especially convenient for visiting Siam Square. There are two lines: the light green Sukhumvit Line travels along Sukhumvit Road, Siam Square and then follows Phahonyothin Road up north, where it terminates at Mo Chit (N8), near the Chatuchak Weekend Market. The dark green Silom Line starts in Petchkasem Road (Bang Wa Station, S12), passes the Express Boat pier at Saphan Taksin (S6), goes through the Silom area and ends at National Stadium (W1), right next to MBK Center. Both lines come together at Siam (CEN), where you can interchange between them. Unfortunately, there is no station near Khao San Road, but you can take the Express Boat from Phra Arthit Pier to Sathorn Pier, where you can switch onto the Skytrain.

You must have 5 or 10 baht coins to purchase Skytrain tickets from vending machines, so hold on to them. At some stations there is a single touchscreen machine that will accept 20, 50 and 100 baht notes, but there is often a queue to use it. Fares range from 15 to 55 baht depending upon how many zones you are travelling. Consult the map (in English) near each ticket machine. If you do not have coins, queue for change from the staff at the booth. If you are in town for several days (or will make several visits during the next 30 days), weigh your options and consider a rechargeable stored-value card (from 100 baht, with a 30 baht refundable deposit and a 30 baht non-refundable card cost), a "ride all you like" tourist pass (from 120 baht per day) or a multiple ride pass of 20 trips or more to any zone (15 trips cost 345 baht, 25 trips cost 550 baht; plus a 30 baht refundable deposit for a rechargeable card that is valid for 5 years). They will certainly save you time, scrambling for coins, and maybe even money. Check for information with the English speaking staff.

The MRT finally opened in July 2004. For now there is only one line, the Blue Line that connects the central Hualamphong Train Station (1) to the northern Bang Sue Train Station (18), running through Silom, Sukhumvit, Ratchadaphisek and areas around Chatuchak Weekend Market in Phahonyothin. There are interchanges to the Skytrain at Si Lom (3), Sukhumvit (7) and Chatuchak Park (16) stations.

Tourists do not use the metro as much as the Skytrain, but there are some useful stops. The terminus at Hua Lamphong (1) provides a good access to Yaowarat. If you're going to the Chatuchak Weekend Market, don't get out at Chatuchak Park, but go one stop further to Kamphaeng Phet (17) as it drops you right inside the market.

Metro tickets are not interchangeable with Skytrain tickets. Fares range from 16 to 40 baht and are based on distance; pre-paid cards of up to 1,000 baht are also available. For single ride fares, a round plastic token is used. It is electronic: simply wave it by the scanner to enter; deposit it in a slot by the exit gate leave.

By Boat

A ride on the Chao Phraya River should be high on any tourist's agenda. The cheapest and most popular option is the Chao Phraya Express Boat, basically an aquatic bus cruising up and down the river. The basic service goes from Wat Rajsingkorn (S4) all the way north to Nonthaburi (N30), with stops at most of Rattanakosin's major attractions including the Grand Palace (at Tha Chang) and Wat Pho (at Tha Tien). The closest pier to Khao San Road is Phra Arthit. Enter the express boat at the numerous piers and pay the conductor for the trip. She will approach you bearing a long metal ticket dispenser. At some bigger piers you can buy the ticket before boarding. When the metal cylinder lady approaches you, just show her the ticket you bought on the pier.

The Saen Saep Express Boat serves the long Saen Saep Canal, one of the remaining canals (khlong) that used to flow through Bangkok. Mostly used by locals to commute to work, the service is cheap and you get to see the "backside" of the neighbourhoods, so to speak. Also, It is immune to Bangkok's notorious traffic jams. The total distance is 18 kilometres, and the service operates from 05:30am to 8:30pm.

Finally, for trips outside set routes, you can hire a long-tail river taxi at any major pier. These are fairly expensive and will attempt to charge as much as 500 baht/hr, but with some haggling they may be suitable for small groups. To circumvent the mafia-like touts who attempt to get a large cut for every ride, agree for the price of the shortest possible ride (30 minutes), then negotiate directly with the captain when on board.

By Foot

Many of Bangkok's main attractions are within 5 kilometres from Siam Square. Walking long distances in hot weather along busy streets can be exhausting, but is a good way to get to see the city up close. Just drink plenty of water and watch out for uneven surfaces and motorcyclists. Food leftovers and the occasional surprises left by stray animals are other reasons to look where you're going. Be careful when crossing the road, even if you have a green light. Drivers turning left on red often do so without indicators and without yielding to pedestrians. Drivers will not stop or slow down at crosswalks without traffic lights. When waiting to cross at major intersections with rounded corners, stand well away from the road, as turning motorcyclists may lean over the curb in order to squeeze past other vehicles. Always use pedestrian overpasses when available. Expect to be accosted by taxi and tuk-tuk drivers and hustlers demanding to know where you're going, insisting that there is nothing to see ahead, and attempting to usher you to various businesses. Most will quickly move on to their next mark if ignored or firmly dismissed.

By Bike

Although not recommended, there are some options and several companies offer tours.

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Eat

Damnensaduak Floating Market

Damnensaduak Floating Market

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All kinds of foods are available in Bangkok and Thais loves to eat. Local food from all over Thailand can be obtained here and it is also possible to find Chinese, Japanese, Indian, Vietnamese and Western food. Food can be very cheap with a bowl of noodles for just 25 baht (approximately US$1 US) from a street stall. Many restaurants offer main courses for around 100 baht per dish and it is normally possible to find at least one waiter or waitress who is able to speak English. But it is also possible to find more expensive restaurants which are more exclusively decorated and have fine service. Almost every shopping centre in Bangkok also has a food centre. Here it is quite common to buy coupons upon entry, and then choose between the food in small stalls along the walls. The food and drink are paid for with the coupons and if any coupons remains you can exchange them for money upon exit. The more expensive shopping centres tend to have more sophisticated (and more expensive) food too. Thai people like to eat spicy food (spicy=phet) and add chilli to almost anything. However, they are aware that most Westerners prefer non-spicy food and you will often not get any bad surprises except if you order spicy food, which actually means really spicy!

Besides ordinary food, it is possible to buy all kinds of snacks and fruits in the streets and shopping centres of Bangkok. Grilled chicken, beef, pork and banana are very common snacks and if you choose some of the meat you should also order a bag of sticky rice. One stick of pork or beef normally costs 5-10 baht, while chicken is more expensive simply because it is bigger. Strange snacks can also be found in some parts of Bangkok, including Khao San Road. This can be as strange as fried insects of all kinds: grasshoppers, worms, bills and so on. But don't get scared by the looks of it; most of it just tastes like french fries so it is worth trying.

Best Thai Food to try:

  • Bamee haeng - dry, fried noodles
  • Tom yung koong - spicy and sour soup with shrimp
  • Yum blah dook foo - deep fried breaded fish salad

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Drink

Water is a very essential drink in Bangkok, as well as in the rest of Thailand simply because of the heat. Drinking water can be bought from 5 baht and up per litre. In addition to this you can buy soft drinks like Coke and Fanta at many places for just 10 baht. Normally the bottle will be emptied in a small plastic bag and ice will be added. This way you can walk around with your soft drink without worrying what to do with the empty bottle after finishing your drink. Beer is also very common and the most common are Singha and Chang, which are normally served with ice in restaurants. It is also possible to buy beer in supermarkets and smaller shops and they cost around 25-30 baht for a small bottle and 40-45 baht for at big bottle. In addition to this it is possible to buy iced tea and coffee from street stalls and supermarkets as well as energizer drinks. Fruit juices of various kinds are also quite common and sometimes it is possible to find fresh sugarcane juice as well.

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Sleep

Khao San Road by day 1

Khao San Road by day 1

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  • The Silom area is famous for the fact that most of the South East Asians live and work there. It is the business district.
  • Khao San Road on the other hand is a totally different spot. It’s the hub of backpackers visiting Bangkok. This is the place where all the cheap accommodation is available. The place is also littered with a lot of bars and other hangout places, but the activity doesn't start till night falls.
  • The Soi Rambuttri area is a slightly more sedate alternative to Khao San Road. There are many budget options along Soi Rambuttri itself, as well as cafes and restaurants.
  • Sukhumvit road is another area that offers backpackers another option in a more central location of Bangkok with more options for public transport (like the Sky-Train, subway and canals).

Budget

  • Khaosan Rainbow Hostel & Guesthouse - 43 Thanon Chakrabongse, Bangkok, กรุงเทพมหานคร 10200, Thailand, (+66) (0)2-280 6648 mailto: reservations@khaosanhostel.net. Budget hostel in Khaosan Road area of Bangkok. Only 20 meters from Airport Express AE2 bus stop. Aircon Dorm beds 150THB per night, private rooms cost more. Has Indian restaurant, free Wifi throughout the building, and each guest gets their own steel security locker that they can use their own padlock on. Private rooms in the front of the building are near to Gazebo Bar, so they can be loud, but the dorm rooms are generally ok.
  • Soi 1 Guesthouse - 220/7 Sukhumvit Soi 1, (+66) 2-655-0604 mailto:soi1guesthouse@hotmail.com. Budget hostel with a social atmosphere and guest-friendly management. Bar, pool table, internet (1 baht/min) and free wi-fi. All rooms have air-con and cost 350 per person per bed.
  • Sawasdee Smile Inn - 35 Soi Rongmai, Chao Fa Road, Phranakorn, Bangkok, +66 (0) 2 256-0890-2 mailto: info@sawasdee-hotels.com. Sawasdee Smile Inn is located on Soi Rongmai which is just a walking distance from the famous Khao San Road.
  • Sawasdee Welcome Inn, 5-7 Soi Rongmai, Chao Fa Road, Phranakorn, Bangkok 10200, +66 (0) 2 629-2321, +66 (0) 2 282-3747 mailto: info@sawasdee-hotels.com. Sawasdee Welcome Inn offers you a suitable accommodation that goes easy on your budget from dormitory bed, private rooms with shared or private bathrooms, satellite cable TV, hot water and even air-conditioned room. It is located very near to its sister hotel Sawasdee Smile Inn.
  • Sawasdee Krungthep Inn - 30 Rambuttri Road, Phranakorn, Bangkok 10200, +66 (0) 2 629-0079, +66 (0) 2 282-1881 mailto: info@sawasdee-hotels.com. This small modern and conveniently located hotel offers you a clean and comfortable room featuring Air-conditioner, Cable TV, Hot water etc.
  • Sawasdee Bangkok Inn - 126/2 Khaosan Road, Banglamphu, Phranakorn, Bangkok 10200, +66 (0) 2 280-1251, + 66 (0) 2 282-1880 mailto: info@sawasdee-hotels.com. Most of the guests enjoy the unique colonial architecture and the charm of the old Siam. The rooms had been decorated with the antique teakwood and inviting colours, reflect a bygone era in Thailand.
  • Sawasdee Banglumpoo Inn - 162 Khaosan Road, Banglamphu, Phranakorn, Bangkok, +66 (0) 2 282-3748, +66 (0) 2 629-2526 mailto: info@sawasdee-hotels.com. Sawasdee Banglumpoo Inn offers a quiet and friendly atmosphere with a modern Thai-Style accommodation.
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BBB Inn918 Rama 4 Road Bang RakGuesthouse-
Be My Guest Bed and Breakfast212/4 Nathong1 Lane (Ratchadaphisek7) Ratchadaphisek Road, DindaengGuesthouse85
Bed in Bangkok894 Petchkasem Road Soi 77/7 NongkhaemGuesthouse-
Bhiman Inn55 Phra Suman Rd.(connecting with Phra Arthit Rd.) Banglampu,Hotel78
Bluefin Guesthouse76 Soi Sriyan 3, Nakornchaisri Road Dusit, BangkokGuesthouse81
Boonsiri Place Hotel55 Buranasat Rd PranakornHotel82
BS Residence Suvarnabhumi836/2 Ladkrabang Rd., Ladkrabang, Bangkok, Thailand 10520Hostel80
Budacco122/44-46, Ratchaprarop Rd., Thanon-Phyathai, RajthewiHotel-
Buddy Lodge265 Khaosan Rd. Taladyod, Phranakorn 10200Hotel81
Chada Hostel216/6 Khao san road phra na kornHostel-
Charoendee189 Khao San Rd.Hostel-
Citin Pratunam88/19 Ratchaprarop Road, Phayathai RatchathewiHotel-
Cozy Bangkok Place41/146-148 Soi sunthonpimol, rama 4 rd., PrathumwanHostel88
Diamond House Khaosan4 Samsen Road, Banglampoo PhranakornHostel-
Discovery Lodge234 Rachadaphisek Road Huai KhwangHostel-
Erawan House17/1-2 Chanasonkharm, Phra-Artid Road PhranakornGuesthouse80
Floral Shire Resort56,Soi Lad Ka Bang42 Lad Ka Bang BangkokHotel77
Galleria@SUBWAY24 Soi Pracharajbumpen 1 Ratchadapisek RoadApartment-
Grand Lucky Hotel6/2-5 Sukhumvit Road Soi 3Hotel-
Grand President14, 16 Sukhumvit Soi 11Hotel-
Grande Ville Hotel903 Mahachai rd PranakornHotel-
HI-SukhumvitSukhumvit Soi 38, Sukhumvit Rd, BangKokHostel86
Hostelling International Bangkok Hostel25/15 Phitsanulok Rd. DusitHostel83
Hotel De Moc78 Prajatippatai Road PranakornHotel78
Hotel Woodlands Inn1158/5-7- Charoen Krung Road 32 Near silom and suriwonge RoadHotel74
House 11501150 Soi Satupradit 20 ,Satupradit road Rama IIIApartment79
HQ Hostel Bangkok5/3-4, Silom Soi 3, Silom RoadHostel83
Imm Fusion Sukhumvit50 Sukhunvit Rd. Prakanong, KlongtoeiHotel84
JL BangkokSoi Ramkhamhaeng 23 Huamark BangkapiGuesthouse-
K.S. House Guesthouse133 Phrasumen Road, ChanasongkramGuesthouse75
L.A.Tower46/1 Soi Intamara corner 47 Dindaeng HuakwangHotel-
Lub d Bangkok Silom4 Decho Road Suriyawong BangrakHostel90
Monaco Bangkok71 Marcopolo Building, Sukhumvit 2 KlongtoeyApartment-
Mariya Boutique Residence at Suvarnbhumi Airport1627/2 Latkrabang Road LatkrabangHotel88
Metro Point Bangkok666 Soi Ladprao 130 (Ramkhamhaeng 81) Ladprao Rd Ramkhamhaeng Rd KlongjunHotel-
MHC-Guesthouse8/4 Sukhumvit 28 Klongton,KlongtoeyGuesthouse86
Mirth Sathorn Hotel60/1-5 Sathorn Soi 4, North Sathorn Road, Silom, BangrakHotel-
New Empire Hotel572 Yaowaraj Road SampanthawongHotel72
New Joe Guesthouse81 Trokmayom Chakrapongse road Taladyod PranakornGUESTHOUSE73
New Road Guest House1216/1 Charoen Krung between soi 34 and 36Hostel80
New World City Hotel2 Samsen Rd Banglumpoo, Banpanthom, PranakornHotel82
Niras Bankoc Cultural Hostel204-206 Maha Chai Rd. Samranrach Phra-NakornHOSTEL89
Omni Tower Bangkok69 Sukhuvmit Soi 4Hotel-
On8 Sukhumvit Bangkok162 Sukhumvit Road, at Sukhumvit Soi 8Hotel-
Padi Madi Guest House2/7 Sukhumvit Soi 53 WattanaGuesthouse82
Penpark Place22 Samsen 3, Samsen road Sampraya, Pranakorn, BangkokHostel79
Phiman Water View123 Samsen Soi 5, Samsen Rd., Banglumphu, Phranakorn BangkokHotel-
Phong Apartment125 Ratchada Soi 13, Ratchadaphisek Road. DindaengGuesthouse80
President Park95 Sukhumvit Soi 24Hotel-
Prince Palace Hotel488/800 Bobae Tower Pomprab KlongmahanakHotel-
Princeton Park SuitesNo. 3 Mitrmaitri Road Din Daeng District 10400Hotel-
Queen's Garden ResortSoi 7, On Nuch Road, Lat KrabangHotel-
Rambuttri Village Inn95 Soi Ram Buttri, Chakkra Phong Road NakornHotel81
Ratchada 17 Place368 Ratchada Soi 17, Ratchadaphisek Road DindaengGuesthouse-
Refill Now191 Soi Pridi Bhanomyong 42 Sukhumvit 71Hostel86
Regent Suvarnabhumi30/1, 32/1 Ladkrabang 22, Ladkrabang Rd.Hotel-
Rikka Inn259 Khaosan Road Phra NakornHotel84
River View Guest House768 Soi Phanurangsri, Songwad Rd., Talad Noi, SampanthawongHOSTEL-
Roof View Place90/1 Samesean Soi 6 Banpanthom, PranakornHostel76
Royal Asia Lodge#91, Soi 8 off Sukhumvit Road KlongtoeyHotel-
Royal Ivory Bangkok73 Sukhumvit Soi 4Hotel89
Royal President43 Sukhumvit Soi 15Hotel-
Sam Sen Sam48 Samsen Rood, Soi Samsen 3 BanglampooHostel85
Sam's Lodge28-28/1 Sukhumvit Soi 19 WattanaGuesthouse81
Samsen 5 Lodge58/1 soi samsen5 ,samsen rd,pranakorn pranakornGuesthouse-
Sathorn Grace Service Residence81/1 Soi 11, Sathorn Road Yannawa, SathornHotel-
Sawasdee Bangkok Inn126/2 Khaosan Rd., Banglumpu, Pranakorn, BkkHotel74
Sawasdee Banglumpoo Inn162 Khaosan Rd., Banglumphu, Pranakorn, Bkk.Hotel75
Sawasdee Khaosan Inn18 Chakapong Rd., Banglumphu, Pranakorn, Bkk.Hotel77
Sawasdee Smile inn35 Soi Rongmai, Chao Fa Rd., Phanakhon BkkHotel75
Sawasdee Sukhumvit Inn123 Sukhumvit 57 PrakanongHotel-
Sawasdee Welcome Inn5-7 Soi Rongmai, Chao Fa Rd., Phanakorn, Bkk.HOSTEL66
Seven Place Executive Residences988 Seven Place, Sukhumvit 71 Klongton nue, WattanaHotel-
Shanghai Mansion Bangkok Boutique Hotel479-481 Yaowaraj Road, SamphantawongHotel-
Siam Piman Hotel, Suvarnabhumi AirportNo.8 Ramkhamhaeng soi.170, Ramkhamhaneng Road, MinHotel-
Siam Star Hotel178/7 Rajprarop 5 Road PratunamHotel71
Silom City Hotel72 Soi Prachum (Silom 22) Silom Rd. Bangrak, Bangkok 10500, ThailandHotel82
Silver Gold Garden,Suvarnabhumi Airport541/1 On-nut Rd.,Huatakhe Market,LatkrabangHostel77
Sinad Guesthouse1 Samsen Rd.,Banglamphu PranakornGuesthouse-
Sinsuvarn Airport Sutie73 Soi Latkrabang 30, On-nut Latkrabang Rd.,Latkrabang,Hotel82
Siri Sathorn27 Saladaeng I, Silom Road BangrakHotel-
Sivalai Place168 Soi Isaraphab 33 Isaraphab rd, Thra Pra Bangkok-Yai, ThonburiHostel85
Smart Suites43/17 Sukhumvit 11Hotel83
Baan Cedarberg Bangkok125/2 Sukhumvit 89, Sukhumvit Rd. Bangchak PrakhanongHOSTEL-
Sukhumvit Soi 1Backpackers Hostel220/7 Sukhumvit soi 1Hostel-
Take a Nap920-926 Rama4 Rd. Silom districtHostel77
Thai Cozy House111/1-3 Tanee road Taladyod PranakornHostel78
The Best Bangkok House68/1-4 The End of Soi 15 Petchaburi Road PratunamHotel83
The Blooms Residence203/1 Soi Sribumphen Thung Maha Mek, SathornGuesthouse68
The Imperial Queen's Park Hotel199 Sukhumvit soi 22 Klongton, KlongtoeiHotel-
The Key Bangkok19-19/1, Soi.Sukhumvit 19, Sukhumvit Road. WattanaHotel-
The Miami Hotel Sukhumvit Soi 132 Sukhumvit Soi 13 KlongToey Naue, Wattana, BangkHostel77
The Overstay100m before Charan Soi 40Hostel70
The Rajata46 Samsen Soi 6 BanglumphuHotel-
The Siam City Hotel477 Si Ayuthaya rd PhayathaiHotel-
The Tawana Bangkok80 Surawongse Road BangrakHotel-
The Twin Towers Hotel88 Rong Muang PatumwanHotel80
The Urban Age130/6 Silom soi 8 Silom Rd.Hostel71
The Victory Executive Residences37 Soi Sri Ayuthaya 12 Sri Ayuthaya Road,RajtheveeHotel-
TheRoomBKK86 Prasumeru Road Taladyod, PranakornHostel-
Thong Ta Resort And Spa1894 Latkrabang RoadHostel81
Tonaor Place67/2 soi jarensak huawkwang bangkok 10320Hotel-
Golden Tulip Essentail Vasu99/1 Wisutkasat Road Bang Khun-Prom, Pra Na-KornHOTEL79
Tuptim Bed&Breakfast82 Rambuttri Road, Next to Khao San Road, BanglumpuGUESTHOUSE-
Udee Bangkok49 Pradiphat Soi 19, Pradiphat Rd., PhayathaiHostel88
Urban House35/13 Soi Yommarat, Saladaeng Road, SilomGuesthouse86
Vabua Asotel Bangkok392 Ladprao Soi 130HOTEL82
Viengtai Hotel42 Tanee Road, BanglampuHotel78
Wendy House36/2 Soi Kasemson 1, Rama 1 Road PatumwanGuesthouse81
Win Long Place Hotel & Service Apartment1179/42 Chareonkrung Soi 47 BangrakHOTEL-
Winnie House777/24 Pracharatbumpenh Road SamsenNok, HuayKwangGUESTHOUSE-
Woraburi Sukhumvit128/1 Sukhumvit Soi 4 Klongtoey Bangkok 10110HOTEL-
YHA Bangkok Airport58/203 KingKaew 58 KingKaew Rd,Bangplee,Hostel-
YHA Bangkok Downtown395/4 Silom Road (Near Silom 7)Hostel62
Sunflower Place Silom39/17-19 Soi Narathiwas 1 Surawong Road, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500Hostel83
Grand Pinnacle Bangkok Airport1666/1 Ladkrabang Soi 11/5 Ladkrabang RoadHotel81
The Ecotel Bangkok1091/333-4 New Petchburi Road 35, RajtheveeHotel81
Chew House Bangkok68/1 Phaholyothin Soi 6, Samsa, Phayathai, BangkokHOSTEL-
NapPark Hostel at Khao San5 Tani Rd. (Banglampoo) Taladyod Phranakorn BangkoHostel92
President Solitaire Hotel & SpaSukhumvit Soi 11Hotel-
The Ambassador Bangkok Hotel171 Soi 11, Sukhumvit RoadHotel-
Montien Riverside Hotel372 Rama 3 Road BangkhloHotel-
Chatrium Hotel Riverside BangkokA Dusit Thani Hotels Partner 28 Charoenkrung RoadHotel-
S2S Boutique Resort bangkok21/1 Soi Ratchatapan Makasan District Ratchaprarop Rd PratunamHotel-
Legacy Suites12 Sukhumvit Soi 29Hotel-
Adelphi Suites6 Sukhumvit Soi 8Hotel-
President Palace18 Sukhumvit Soi 11Hotel-
Interchange Tower Serviced Apartment94 Soi Ratchatapan (Mor Leng) Ratchaprarop Rd Pratunam Makkasan RatchatheweeApartment-
Romance Serviced Apartments19 Soi Apiwat Srinakarin Rd Nongbon PravateApartment-
Summit Pavilion Hotel55 Pattanakarn Road 65 Pattanakarn Rd. PravetHotel-
Great Residence Hotel1892/1 On Nuch Road Ladkabang SuvarnabhumiHotel82
Summit Pavilion Suvarnabhumi Hotel55 Pattanakarn soi 65, Pattanakarn road, PravethHotel-
Hope Land Serviced Apartments1110/5 soi sukhumvit 46/1 Phra Khanong Klongtoei DistrictApartment-
Hi- Baan Thewet25/2 Phitsanulok Rd. DusitHOSTEL-
Kingston Suites Bangkok39/3-7 Sukhumvit Soi 15Hotel-
Siam Place Airport (Suvarnabhumi Airport)136 Soi Siam Place between Soi 14-16Latkrabang Road, LatkrabangHotel81
Just Beds56/6 Soi Pramote (Juses) SuriwongseHostel79
Khaosan Road Rainbow Hostel43 Chakrapong Road BanglumphuHOSTEL70
Ziniza Boutique Residence494 Rimklongprapa Fang Kwa Road , Bang SueHotel-
Panasiri2074/19-20 charoenkrung road , watprayakrai BangkorlaemGUESTHOUSE-
Himalaya Residence235/4-5, Soi 31 Sukhumvit 31Guesthouse79
Legacy Express Bangkok29 Sukhumvit soi1, Sukhumvit Rd., Klongtoey Nua, Wattana, BangkokHOTEL-
Emporium Suites622 Sukhumvit Road Klongton Klongtoey BangkokHOTEL-
Lub d Bangkok Siam Square925/9 Rama 1 Rd. Wangmai, PatumwanHostel89
Sivarin Guesthouse11/1 Soi.SamSen3, Samsen Rd Watsampraya, PhranakornHOSTEL87
King Park Avenue Hotel69 Soi Supapong 3 Srinakarin Road Nongbon, PravetHotel-
Bangkok Natural Resort and Spa1148 Soi Pattanakarn 30 Suanluang PravetHotel-
The Regent Silom Hotel60/15 Silom 2/1 Silom Road Suriyawong, BangrakHotel-
Sabai-Sabai@Sukhumvit Hotel984 / 22-27 Sukhumvit 71 Road Pridipanomyoung 40, Prakanong WattanaHotel-
Baan Boran27 Boonsiri Road San Chao Por Sua, PranakornHostel80
Sawasdee @ Sukhumvit Soi 842 Sukhumvit Soi 8, Sukhumvit Road Klongtoey,HOTEL-
Erika's Home2102 Soi Thedinthong 4 Samut-PrakanHOSTEL81
Admiral Premier Bangkok138 Soi 23 Sukhumvit RoadHotel-
Amana HostelHualamphong Bangkok 472/8 Rongmuang Rd. Patumwan BangkokHostel-
The Chilli Bangkok53/15 Jareonkrung 37 Sripraya, Bangrak BangkokHostel76
Orchid Resort (Suvarnabhumi Airport)Soi. Latkrabang 48 Latkrabang Road Latkrabang Bangkok 10520Hotel82
Feung Nakorn Balcony Rooms and Cafe125 Trok Feung Thong Feung Nakorn Road,PharnakornHOSTEL82
Saphaipae Hostel35 Surasak Road Silom, BangrakHostel88
Merlin Lodge2294 Sukhumvit RoadHotel-
Merisess Sukhumvit 16Sukhumvit 16 Sukhumvit Road KlongtoeiHostel-
Best Western Mayfair Suites36 Phethburi Soi 13 Phethburi Road, Rachthevee,Hotel84
Salil Hotel Sukhumvit - Soi Thonglor 144/14-17 Soi Sukhumvit 53(Paidee-Madee), Sukhumvit Rd.,Hotel-
Salil Hotel Sukhumvit Soi 850,50/1 Sukhumvit Soi 8, Sukhumvit Rd., KlongtoeyHotel-
China Town Hostel526 Yaowaraj Road Sampuntawong, Bangkok 10100HOSTEL81
Miramar Bangkok777 Mahachai Road WangburaphapiromHotel-
Glitz Bangkok135/18-19 Surawong Rd., BangrakHotel-
Focal Local Bed and Breakfast279-283 Soi Charoennakorn28 Charoennakorn Road, KlongsanHOSTEL-
Khaosan Baan Thai11/1 Samsen Soi3, Phranakorn, Bangkok 10200HOSTEL83
P&R Residence34 charoenkrung 30, Bangrak Bangkok 10500GUESTHOUSE-
Darjelling boutiqueSukhumvit 18 BKK 390/35-36HOTEL-
Aravinda Living Home384 Sukhumvit 65 Prakanong NuaGuesthouse-
Bed Bangkok Hostel11/20 Sukhumvit 1 Sukhumvit Rd.HOSTEL79
WE Bangkok122 Soi Sathorn 12 BangkokHOSTEL85
Honey House 2106/3-4 Sukhumvit 22 Klongtoei BangkokHOTEL80
ETZzz Hostel Bangkok5/3 Soi Ngamduplee, Rama IV Road Tungmahamek, SathornHOSTEL80
The Fifth Residence29/36-38 Rama 6 Soi 13 Rongmuang PathumwanHotel86
The Cozi Inn122/32-34 Rachprarop Road Phayathai, Rachthewi, PratunamHotel-
Green House84 Ram Buttri st. BanglampooGuesthouse80
P-Park Residence Rama 9 - Suvarnphumi597 Srinakarin Road Suanluang DistrictApartment-
Bayoke Suite Hotel130 Ratchaprarop Rd., RatchathewiHotel-
Bangkok CNR House Hotel334 Soi Charoenkrung 63 Charoenkrung Road Yannawa Sathorn Bangkok ThailandHotel-
P-Park Residence Rama 7683/3 Charansanitwong Rd . bang-or bang-phlatApartment-
Baiyoke Sky Hotel222 Ratchprarop Rd., RatchathewiHotel-
Nomads De Moc Bangkok78 Prajatipatai Road Pra-Nakorn, BangkokHOSTEL-
BACC Serviced Apartments Bangkok688/61 Supalai Park Condo, Srinakarin Rd. Pravet, BangkokHOTEL-
Loog Choob463/5-8 Luk Luang road Dusit, BangkokHOSTEL-
The City at Fifty ( Former Madee)1150/11 Soi Sukhumvit 50, Premruethai Village Soi 6, Soi RoemCharoen, Khlong ToeiHOSTEL78
Heaven@420/3 -4 Sukhumvit 4 road KlongtoeyHotel-
The Privacy Suites140 Sukhumvit Soi 20Hotel-
Nouvo City2 Samsen 2, Samsen Rd. BanglumphuHotel-
Grand Inn Hotel2/7-8 Sukhumvit Soi 3 ( Soi Nana Nua ) WattanaHotel-
Smile Society130/3-4 Silom Soi 6 Silom Road, BangkokHOSTEL92
Room at Bangkok Bed & Breakfast8/16 Soi Sammitr (Sukhumvit 16) Sukhumvit Rd. Klongtoey BangkokHOSTEL-
Asok Montri Hostel16/19 Soi Sukhumvit 19, Sukhumvit Rd., Klongtoey Nua, WattanaHOSTEL82
KS GUESTHOUSE133 Prasumen Rd. Naer Kaosan R hanasongkram PranakornGuesthouse-
Sakul House108/17 Soi Rambuttri BanglumpooHotel-
Fortville Guesthouse Khao SanNo.9, Phrasumen Rd., Chanasongkram PhranakornHOSTEL-
BS PREMIER AIRPORT HOTEL836/4 Ladkrabang Rd LadkrabangHotel83
Pridi HostelCorner of Soi Pridi 35, Sukhumvit 71 Road Unit Number 957/43, Klongtan Nue, WattanaHOSTEL85
Plai Garden Guesthouse Suvarnabhumi Airport88 Soi.Kingkaew 43, Kingkaew Rd., Rachatewa, BangpleGUESTHOUSE-
Unico Express @ Sukhumvit - Bangkok74 Sukhumvit Soi 3 Road Klongtoey-Nua , WattanaHotel-
Rafael Mansion Bangkok Thailand195 Soi Kingkeaw 33 Kingkeaw Rd. Samut PrakranHotel85
Malee Suites Sathon311/2 New Sathorn Rd Chongnonsi YannawaApartment-
Buddy Boutique Inn62 Chakkapong Road Taladyod, Pranakorn, Bangkok, 10200 ThailandHOSTEL-
Buddy Oriental Riverside Pakkred17/56 Moo.7 Sukhaprachasan 2 Bangpood Pakkred Noonthaburi Thailand 11120Hotel-
Baan Tepa245/1, Soi 9, Sri Ayutthaya Road Dusit, BangkokHOSTEL-
For You ResidenceSilom Road BangrakApartment-
The Son Hotel372/1-2 Soi 24 Rama 9 Road Huaykwang Bangkok, Thailand 10310HOTEL-
Lanna Kala230 Ladprao 134 Ladprao Rd. Bangkapi BangkokHostel-
Check Inn Phromphong2/20-22 Sukhumvit 43 Sukhumvit Rd., Khlongtan NuaGuesthouse-
Check Inn Regency Park12/3 Soi Sainamthip (Sukhumvit 22)Guesthouse-
White Orchid Hotel409 - 421, Yaowaraj Road, SamphanthawongHotel-
Check Inn Chinatown204, 206, 208 Charoenkrung Soi 14 Charoenkrung RdGuesthouse-
U-Baan Guesthouse961 Soi Rat Ruam Charoen (Via Soi Krung Thonburi 1) KlongsanHOSTEL89
Feel At Home Backpackers218 Charkrapong Street Turnbon Talardyord, Pranajorn DistrictHOSTEL77
Marcopolo Bangkok71 Sukhumvit 2Hotel-
Link Corner Hostel86/7 Ratchaprarop rd. Phaya ThaiHOSTEL81
Siam Journey GuesthouseSoi Nom Chit, PhayathaiHOSTEL84
Royal Express Inn Bangkok4/3 Sukhumvit Soi 8Hotel-
Tailek's House BKKOpposite Inthamara soi 30 Din DaengHOSTEL-
Royal Asia Lodge Bangkok# 91, Soi 8 off Sukhumvit Road, KlongtoeyHotel-
Lebua at State Tower1055/42 Silom Road BangrakHotel-
Tower Club at Lebua1055/42 Silom Road BangrakHotel-
Tarntawan Place119/5-10 Surawong Road BangrakHotel-
Wallada Place Hotel71/1 Soi Ramkhamhaeng 53 Ramkhamhaeng Road Plubpla, WangthonglangHotel-
The European Place11 Ngamwongwan Rd Soi 47 yak 41 (Soi Shinnakate 2/39) Toong Song Hong LaksiHotel-
The Mix Bangkok1533/3 Sukhumvit Road Wattana, BangkokHotel-
Nara Suite & Residence Bangkok311/2 New Sathorn Road Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra 24 Chongnonsi , YannawaApartment-
HI Mid Bangkok481/3, Rachawithi Rd. between Soi 6 and Soi 8 Victory MonumentHOSTEL85
de Talak Hostel14/33 Soi Phaisingtoh,Rama 4 Rd. Klongtei, KlongHOSTEL84
CheQinn21/10 Sukhumvit 4 KlongtoeyHOSTEL81
Bangkok Palace Hotel1091/336 New Petchburi Road Makkasan, RajchtheviHotel-
Golden house @ Silom1039/1-2 Silom Soi 23 Silom Rd. BangrakGuesthouse-
Papa&&Mama Niece Hostel663/2 Soi Chalongkrung LadkrabangGUESTHOUSE-
Mystic Place224/5-9, 224/11-18, Pradipat Road, Phayathai, Bang BangkokHOSTEL-
Tai Derm Hostel138, Khao San Rd.HOSTEL-
Suwanninplace1858/1 Rama 8 Bridge (Krung Thonburi) Arun Ammarin Bang PhlatGUESTHOUSE-
Smile Inn136-138 Damrongrak Road Pom Prap Sattru PhaiGUESTHOUSE-
J&J Bangkok Guesthouse43/2 Sukhumvit soi 11, Klongtoey Nua, WattanaHOSTEL-
Suneta Hostel Khaosan209-211 Thanon Kraisi PranakornHOSTEL89
Nomads De Moc, Bangkok78 Prajatipatai Road Pra-NakornHostel-
Inter Residence71/14 Vibhavadi Rangsit 44 Ladyao, ChatuchakGuesthouse-
Nest Boutique Resort424 Soi Latkrabang 3 Prachatorn Road , LatkrabanHOTEL79
The Phoenix Hotel88 Ladkrabang Soi 7, Ladkrabang Road, Ladkrabang, BangkokHOTEL81
House 1194Chan 43 yaek 26 Wat Pai Ngoen Bangklo. Banglolam.Guesthouse-
Metz Pranunam Hotel39/22-23 Phetburi Road (Soi 15) Rachathewi BangkokHotel-
Arom d Hostel336 Maharaj Road PhranakornHOSTEL-
Silom Art Hostel198/19-22 Soi Silom 14 on Silom Rd.HOSTEL-
Bangkok Home StayTani Rd.168/1 BanglampoHOSTEL79
Loft 77 Sukhumvit Bangkok1707 Sukhumvit 77 Road (On Nut33) Suanluang BangkoGUESTHOUSE80
Shadow Inn550 Vanich 1, Wat Koh Sampathawong, China TownHOSTEL-
Baan Dinso 278/3 Ratchadamnoen Klang Road Borvornnivate PranakornHOSTEL83
Cozy Villa Hotel Bangkok90/41-44, 90/79-91 Rachaprarop Rd., Phayathai, BanHOTEL-
Centaur Inn448-448/1 Soi Charoen Krung Road SSripraya BangrakGUESTHOUSE76
Backpackers Airport Lounge and Hostel31 Romklao road soi 58 LatkrabangHOSTEL-
1Yolo710/7 Sukhumvit soi 26 100 meters from BTS phromp Sukhumvit roadHOSTEL-
Lodge 611221 Sukhumvit Soi 61, KrongTan Nuer, Wattana,Hotel-
Florencia Apartment363 Rachdaphisek Road Soi 36 Yaek 9-9 ChatuchakApartment-
Area Residence Sathorn132 Narathiwatratchanakharin Road, SathornHOTEL-
SN mansion111 Intamara Soi 22 Sutthisan Rd., DindangApartment-
A-2 House21/5 Juladis Tower 1st Floor Petchburi 19 Phayathai RachateveeGuesthouse-
Prince House48/5-6 Soi 17 Petchburi Road Phayathai RatchathewiGuesthouse-
House23 BangkokSukhumvit23Hostel-
Marvin SuitesSathorn Soi 11, Sub soi 2 Sathorn Road Yanawa SathornHotel-
Citrus Sukhumvit 13 Bangkok22 Sukhumvit Soi 13Hotel-
Paradiso Boutique Suites1/11-12 sukhumvit Soi 10Hotel-
3Howw Hostel316/5 Samsen Soi4 Phanakorn Khaosan Rd.HOSTEL-
Mile Map Hostel36/4 Pan Road Silom, BangrakHOSTEL-
Inn33 Bangkok1091/110, petchburi 33 Petchburi Road, MakkasaHOSTEL-
Longkrung Guesthoue486/160 Soi Petchaburi 16, Phayathai Road, RatchatHOSTEL-
BKK Lumphini Home StaySathorn Soi 1 Soi Sri Bumphen 34/8GUESTHOUSE-
Grand Alpine Hotel88/15-17 Phetchaburi Rd Phayathai RatchathewiHotel-
Nice Palace Hotel72/54 Soi Inthamara 1/1 Shutthisan RdHotel75
Hotel The Continent413 Sukhumvit Road Klongtoey Nua, WattanaHOTEL-
Lilla Hotel1503/1-2 Sukhumvit Rd. North Phra Khanong WattanaHotel-
Suphan Lake Hometel106/999 Soi 31-5 Keharomklao, Klongsongtonnoon Ladkrabang RoadHOTEL-
25@Dormitory25 Soi Chanasongkram Pra arthit rd. BangkokHOSTEL-
Bangkok Backpacker Guesthouse131/9-10 Pan Rd SilomGuesthouse-
Tanatawey Places504/1 Tanatawey Places Bldg Soi Ratchadphisek3 Asok-Dindang Rd. DindangHotel-
Le Fenix Sukhumvit33/33 Sukhumvit Soi 11 Klong Toey Nua, WattanaHOTEL-
Shadi Home and Residence Hotel38/5 Soi Wattanawong Ratchaprarop rd Makasan, PatunamHotel-
Phra Arthit Mansion22,24,24/1 Phra Arthit Road Kheang Chanasongcram Khet PhranakornHotel-
Chatrium Residence Bangkok Sathon291, Naradhiwas soi 24, Rajanagarindra Road Naradhiwas, New Sathon RoadAPARTMENT-
O'Nidra House288/18 Surawongse Road Si Praya, BangrakHOSTEL81
The 26th Floor Guesthouse Bangkok22/634 Evergreen View Tower Bangna-Trad 56, BangnHOSTEL-
Khaosan River Inn Hostel14 Daokhang Road Washira DusitHOSTEL84
Petals Inn20/7-8 Sukhumvit 4 Sukhumvit Road Khlong ToeiHotel-
Komol Residence Bangkok976 Borommaratchachonnani Road BangbumruHOTEL-
Born Free HostelSamsen Soi 6 (Soi Woraphong)Hostel-
Salil Hotel Sukhumvit Soi 1121/4 Soi Sukhumvit 11(Chaiyos) Sukhumvit Road Klongton Nua, WattanaHotel-
California Hotel1/61 Sukhumvit Soi 30Hotel-
The Blast Silom Hostel5/7 Decho Road. (Silom) SuriyawongHOSTEL-
Bangkok OceanKhaosarn Road SilomHOSTEL-
Sathorn-Silom Guesthouse24 Sathorn Soi 13 Yaek 6 YanawaGuesthouse-
Poste 43 Residence351,353,355 Charoen Krung RoadHotel-
TUB Mansion56/95, Moo 5 Changwattana Rd Don Muang / ImpactHotel-
Chan Cha La 99 Hostel6/3 Sukhumvit Soi 99 Sukhumvit RoadHOSTEL-
Boxpackers Hostel39/3 Petchburi 15, Petchburi Rd. RatchatheveeHOSTEL83
Cinnamon Residence62/67 Soi Vibhavadi Rangsit 42 Ladyao ChatuchakHotel-
The Mix XP Bangkok98, Sukhumvit Soi 65 Phrakhanong, WattanaHotel-
Aranta Airport (Suvarnabhumi) Hotel999 Soi Lat Krabang 1/8, Onnuch-Latkrabang Road, Latkrabang, BangkokHotel-
Cinnamon Residence62/67 Soi Vibhavadi 42, Vibhavadi-Rangsit Road Ladyao, ChatuchakHOTEL-

Mid-Range

  • Furama Xclusive Asoke-Sukhumvit - 133/2 Sukhumvit Soi 21, Wattana, Bangkok 10110, Thailand, (66) 2 677 8484, mailto: fxasoke@furama.com. The hotel is located within a walking distance to the Asoke BTS and Sukhumvit MRT Stations. Rooms are complete with air-conditioning, coffee & tea making facilities, daily newspaper, IDD phones, iron & ironing board, minibar with refrigerator, safe deposit, sofa, working desk, a 29-inch LCD television with satellite channels and a DVD Player.
  • I-Residence Bangkok - Narathiwat Rachanakarin Road, Soi 3, Silom, Bangrak, Bangkok, +66(0)2 2679700-3 mailto: rsvn-ires@ihotelresort.com. I-Residence is located right in the busy commercial area in front of the Chong Nongsi BTS Station and just a few minutes from major shopping center. Free Boardband Internet Access in all Guest Rooms.

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Work

Many Bangkok expats are working as English teachers. Though some have actual teaching degrees and can thus work in the better-paying International Schools, even people with unrelated university education can easily get a job teaching English. Your remuneration package will generally be better if you sign a contract while still abroad, but more options present themselves if actually in the country for interviews. In the past, even people without a college education could teach in Bangkok, but the government is making this more and more difficult.

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Keep Connected

Internet

There are countless internet bars across the country in big and small towns. Internet cafés are widespread and most are inexpensive. Prices as low as 15 baht/hour are commonplace, and speed of connection is generally reasonable, but many cafes close at midnight. Higher prices prevail in major package-tourist destinations (60 baht/hour is typical, 120 baht/hour is not unusual). Keyloggers are all too often installed on the computers in cheap cafes, so be on your guard if using online banking, stock broking or even PayPal. Remember that in the smaller towns and more traditional areas the owners and staff of internet bars prefer if customers take off their shoes at the entrance and leave them outside. This might seem strange although this gesture goes a far way to make friends and give a positive image of foreigners to Thai people.

Outside the most competitive tourist areas, free Wi-Fi is not as common as in neighbouring countries in many budget hotels and guesthouses and they may charge small fee for Internet by LAN or Wi-Fi even if you bring your own laptop. Wi-Fi is commonly available in cafes and restaurants serving Westerners.

Phone

See also: International Telephone Calls

The international code for Thailand is 66. 999 connects to all emergency services. Standard GSM emergency number 112 is supported in mobile networks. 911 for Tourist Police Department, English available.

For mobile phone users, Thailand has three GSM mobile service providers - AIS, DTAC and Truemove - which may be useful if you have a mobile phone that will work on either one or both of the GSM 900 or 1800 frequency bands (consult your phone's technical specifications). If you have one, you can buy a prepaid SIM card for any of the Thai carriers in any convenience store for as little as 50-200 baht and charge it up as you go. Using your own mobile phone while on holiday with a Thai pre-paid SIM card can save a lot of money and lets you give your number to family back home, so they can have an emergency contact number.

Post

Thailand Post is the Thai postal service that deals with all local and international mail in Thailand. The business is operated from local post offices. Post offices are easy to recognise with their red white and blue motifs and the words 'Thailand Post' in English and Thai above the entrance. They are open from Monday to Saturday, usually 8:30am to 4:30pm (main ones until around 8:00pm), though keeping shorter hours on Saturdays (usually until 1:00pm). They are generally closed on Sundays and Public Holidays. Each post office offers a comprehensive service which includes an Express Mail Service (EMS) and parcel post. They also have a price calculator for letters, postcards and parcels, both domestically as well as internationally. They also have a track and trace system and money transfer services. If you want to send packages, it might be a good idea to check with private courier companies like DHL, TNT or UPS, as they are fast, reliable and generally quite competitively priced.

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Coordinates
  • Latitude: 13.757327
  • Longitude: 100.502008

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