Welcome to Bangkok, where gleaming skyscrapers grace the skyline alongside dazzling, historical temples, and luxury hotels. Bangkok has it all; it's a sensory thrill that never ceases to delight while it's fascinating, vibrant, colourful, and at times even mind boggling.
From floating markets and fruit carvings to robed monks and the infamous tuk-tuks, the true marvels of this city is the contrast and diversity. Make sure to make the most of the city's famous nightlife, or take a dinner cruise on the Chao Phraya River. What about treating yourself to a legendary Thai massage or a rejuvenating spa treatment and then of course, there is bargain shopping galore!
Bangkok City has guesthouses, hotels, resorts, apartments and other accommodation to suit all budgets from back packers to luxury seekers.
This guide will help you find some of Bangkok City best guest houses, hotels and accommodation. With hundreds of guesthouses, hotels and other accommodation spread across the city, it can be a hard place to pick the best location to stay.
The vast majority of Bangkok guest houses are situated in or around Khao San Road, Bangkok's famous backpacker area, Although the Khao San Road area is popular, other parts of Bangkok are just as good, if not better. Although Bangkok guest houses are generally aimed at budget travellers some of these guest houses are as expensive as hotel rooms in Bangkok.
There are a lot of other options out there so pick the accommodation that will fit your budget and suit your style.
The Bangkok Province borders six other provinces: Chachoengsao, Nakhon Pathom, Nonthaburi, Pathum Thani, , Samut Prakan, Samut Sakhon and and all six provinces are joined in the conurbation of the Bangkok Metropolitan Area
Here's is a quick guide to the most popular areas in Bangkok
Bangkok has a small Chinatown located along Yaowat Road. Hotels in this area are 2-3 star properties catering to mostly to local business travelers or visitors looking for budget accommodation off the beaten track. It's a colourful and interesting option.
Din Daeng Don Muang
With Bangkok MRT (subway) running through the heart of Din Daeng, this area is one of the fastest growing areas and quickly becoming the new commercial centre of Bangkok. North of Din Daeng is Don Muang, Bangkok's domestic airport and commercial area.
Khao San Road
and its surrounds are good for meeting with other backpackers going out every night till late, and really good value guesthouses. There is no BTS or subway, but you do have the Express River Boat
North of Siam Square Pratunam is the area around Ratchadamri and Petchari intersection. Best known as the centre for garments and handicrafts hotels in Pratunam are popular with wholesalers, exporters and price conscious tourists.
Bangkok's oldest and most historical area Rattanakosin Island is home to Grand Palace, Wat Po, Wat Phra Kaew, Royal Palace. This is where you will find Khaosan Rd., famous for budget hotels, restaurants and souvenir shops.
Rama I Road
Which has the Siam Paragon, Siam Square, and the Siam Discovery Center shopping malls. Siam Square is good for Shopping, and some more shopping meeting Thais, particularly students, and a variety of Thai food around Siam Square is excellent. It can be easy accessed by the BTS sky train.
Siam Square area is defined as the area running along Rama Road I and adjoining Ploenchit Road to the north & Rama IV Road to the south, the most exclusive shopping area in Bangkok.
Silom / Sathon
Bangkok's central business district with many international companies and foreign embassies. Hotels are generally smaller independent 'boutique' style properties with international standard facilities and personalised service.
The Wireless Road include the Stock Exchange of Thailand and many foreign embassies, also many shopping malls, and other businesses.
is the largest neighbourhood in Bangkok and hence has the most number and variety of hotels. Known for great shopping, fine restaurants both Thai and international, and the exciting nightlife, Sukhumvit is a good choice for first time visitors to Bangkok. There are some really good quality guesthouses here also. Not so great for sightseeing but you have access to Both BTS and the subway.