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We absolutely love Bangkok. There is a weird sense of calm and chaos mixed into this vibrant and bustling city.

Bangkok is one of those cities that can be overwhelming, especially if it’s your first time in Asia. Between all the street food stalls, shopping malls, and insane traffic, finding a good place to stay is crucial. Since we’ve flown in and out of Bangkok many times, here are a few of our top picks for the best places to stay in Bangkok for hotels and hostels.

Best Budget Places to Stay in Bangkok

Fun Wan Hostel


Quick Info
Room Type: Dorms | Single

Wifi: Yes

Near: Terminal 21 Shopping Center (5 minute BTS ride)

Price Range: From $6 a night

If you’re traveling to Bangkok on a budget, Fun Wan Hostel has to be one of the best options in the city.

Conveniently located close to the metro stops, this hostel offers serious value for money. The beds and linens here are super comfy and belie the low price point. When not in your bunk, you can chill out in the shared lounge and common areas and meet other fellow travelers. There’s a bar on site, and they also arrange nightly dinners, drinks, and party games to give people a chance to socialize.

Best of all, the hostel is close to a lot of street food places, bars, and restaurants so that you can experience Bangkok’s amazing food and nightlife.

To see prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com | Agoda

NapPark Hostel


Quick Info:
Room Type: Dorms

Wifi: Yes

Near: Khao San Road

Price Range: From $13 a night

Located two streets away from Khao San Road, NapPark Hostel is a great choice for those who want to be near all the parties yet want a good night’s sleep. The beds here are comfy and have privacy curtains so you get some measure of privacy even in a room with 22 beds!

This hostel is legendary in Bangkok and is known for having amazing common areas where you can meet tons of travelers and backpackers. Clean, comfortable, and very social, this is definitely the spot to be if you’re looking to meet while you’re on the road.

With movies playing all throughout the day as well as parties and drinking games in the evenings, you may never want to leave.

To see prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com | Agoda

Mystery Hostel



Quick Info:
Room Type: Dorms

Wifi: Yes

Near: Khao San Road

Price Range: From $10 a night

If you’re looking for something modern and clean, we suggest taking a look at Mystery Hostel.

Located within walking distance to Thailand’s must-see tourist destinations such as the Grand Palace, Temple of Reclining Buddha, and Temple of Dawn, this place is ideal for those who want to be located right in the center of everything.

Decorated in dark green tones and wood, this hostel definitely gives off a mysterious vibe as per its name. The bunks are spacious and comfy, with your own curtain so you can stay cocooned after a long day exploring the city.

This is a nice spot for any budget traveler.

To see prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com | Agoda

Cubic Bangkok Hostel



Quick Info:
Room Type: Dorms | Private | Family Rooms

Wifi: Yes

Near: MBK Center

Price Range: From $15 a night

If you want to stay near the main shopping districts, Cubic Bangkok is a great choice.

The hostel itself is new and modern, with lots of great amenities. They offer a range of rooms, which makes it ideal for groups or families who are traveling together. Plus, they have an awesome common area as well as a rooftop area where you can chill.

Although a little bit on the pricier side, the cleanliness and quiet charm at Cubic Hostel is worth it. The price of the room also comes with free breakfast which is an added bonus!

To see prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com | Agoda

Transportation: We recommend downloading the Skyscanner App and using Bookaway or 12Go website to view bus, boat, and train schedules ahead of time. We’ve used these websites all over Asia and it saves us the hassle of lining up in travel agencies or bus stations.

Best Mid-Range Places to Stay in Bangkok

Adamaz House



Quick Info:
Room Type: Twin | Double | Rooftop Suite | Family Room

Wifi: Yes

Near: Khao San Road

Price Range: From $36 a night

Located within five minutes from Khao San Road, Adamaz House is a great mid-priced hotel for those who don’t want to stay in a hostel.

While the hotel is mostly no-frills, the rooms are comfortable, with tasteful decorations that add some interest to the space. Plus, each room comes with a kettle, flatscreen TV, and other basic amenities that you would need.

The draw here is definitely the great location — within just minutes, you’ll find yourself in Bangkok’s historical heart where the Grand Palace, Wat Pho and Wat Arun are located. This is a value-for-money pick for travelers who favor a central location.

To see prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com | Agoda

Vince Hotel Pratunam


Quick Info:
Room Type: Private Rooms

Wifi: Yes

Near: Pratunam Shopping District

Price Range: From $68 a night

Located less than 1km away from Pratunam’s shopping mecca, Vince Hotel is a great choice to travelers who are looking for something affordable yet comfortable.

Besides being near the shopping area, the hotel is located 600m from the Ratchathewi BTS Skytrain Station and other local restaurants and bars. Vince Hotel is fairly new, with rooms that are modern and well-decorated.  Plus, the room rates come with a buffet-style breakfast.

If you’re in need for a day of relaxation, simply stay in and spend your time chilling by the pool and lounging in the sunbeds. There’s even a bar so you can enjoy a drink or two while taking in the sun.

This is a great value pick in Bangkok!

To see prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com | Agoda

Paragon One Residence Bangkok



Quick Info:
Room Type: Twin | Double

Wifi: Yes

Near: Khao San Road

Price Range: From $26 for private rooms

Located 700m away from Khao San Road, this hotel is such a bargain!

While the rooms at Paragon One are fairly basic, they are clean and comfortable and are housed in a modern building. The best thing about the hotel is its location; according to guests, the hotel is within walking distance to many attractions. The staff are also available to provide you assistance with your sightseeing.

This is a solid option for whose seeking comfort without a high price tag.

To see prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com | Agoda

Best Luxury Places to Stay in Bangkok

Amari Watergate Hotel

Quick Info:
Room Type: Deluxe | Twin | Executive | Suite Rooms

Wifi: Yes

Near: Pratunam Shopping District

Price Range: From $102 a night

Located in the hub of the city’s shopping district, Amari Watergate Hotel is a great place to stay if you want to make the most of Bangkok’s shopping areas.

The rooms are modern, clean, and very luxurious. If you stay in any of their Executive Rooms (which we highly recommend), they offer a free daily happy hour from 5.00pm to 7.00pm where they serve unlimited cocktails, wine, and finger food.

The hotel also has loads of facilities to complete your stay. Whether you want to soak in the pool, relax at the spa, or get a workout in, Amari Watergate has you covered. You also have five dining options on-site, so you never even have to leave the hotel!

If you want to know more about the Amari Watergate, check out our full review: Amari Watergate Hotel: A Nostalgic Blast From the Past

To see prices and read reviews, check:  Booking.com | Agoda

Metropole Bangkok



Quick Info:
Room Type: Studio Rooms

Wifi: Yes

Near: Thong Lor

Price Range: From $65 a night

If you want a little bit of home when traveling around Bangkok, consider staying in the luxury apartments at Metropole Bangkok.

Located in the vibrant Thong Lor area, this place is like a home away from home and is perfect for those who want a basic kitchen during their stay. Their studio rooms come equipped with a kitchenette, a bathtub, and all the basic amenities of a hotel.

The entire hotel is beautifully decorated in Victorian style, so you’ll feel pampered during your stay. Plus, the lovely staff will go above and beyond to help you out. This is an excellent luxury stay that won’t completely hurt your wallet!

Read: Metropole Bangkok Review

To see prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com  | Agoda

W Bangkok



Quick Info:
Room Type: Twin | Double | Suites

Wifi: Yes

Near: Sathorn

Price Range: From $177 a night

If you’re looking for a trendy and stylish place to stay while in Bangkok, W Bangkok is our top choice.

Located in the hip and vibrant Sathorn area, the W Bangkok is a luxurious treat. The rooms here are modern, luxurious and well-decorated. The hotel has a great in-house bar and a 24-hour pool area with DJs and underwater sound systems. They also offer a delicious and plentiful breakfast with a good mix of both Asian and Western fares.

A stay in W Bangkok is worth every penny!

Read our full review: W Hotel Bangkok Review

To see prices and read reviews, check: Booking.com  | Agoda

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Travel Must: At the risk of sounding like your parents, make sure you get travel insurance before hitting the road. Trust us, it’s one of those things you don’t want to leave home without. We recommend either World Nomads or Safety Wing, depending on the type of traveler you are.


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