It is quite a challenge to find accommodation in Bangkok, it is a huge city and there is no city centre or something like this, there is the old town and the shopping center spot but it is quite difficult to choose where to stay if you don't know the city well.

Here are some tips:

  • Stay somewhere near the sky train, it will make your life so much easier
  • Swimming pool hotels are a good thing, believe me the heat is incredible
  • Do not look for appartments, you have very cheap food available so cooking won't help but take out time from your vacation
  • My favorite area was: Thong Lo and Ekkamai, also Sukkhumvit is a nice area, all very near the sky train
We went for cheap and nice, we wanted so save some money in our accommodation so we could eat nicely and a bit posh if we wanted, so these were our accommodation choices:

Padi Madi Guest House

We liked this one, when we arrived we had a tiny room but nice and comfy, the pitty was that somehow the draining system of the shower died, but lucky for us they moved us to another room, bigger. It was 200m from the sky train in Thong Lo, near a super market and 10 min away from Siam where all city centers are.

The only thing that we didnt like was a hard bed, we would definetely stay another time there but not for a long stay if not our back would suffer the consequences. The staff was very nice and the price 25 euros per night per room, with no breakfast.

Padi Madi Guest House

Padi Madi Guest House

Hi Sukkhumvit

It is a hostel near the night food street soi 38 sukkhumvit, so you can grab your meal there and go straight to your hostel. The hostel has a nice terrace on top with sofas and even a guitar to play and share with other travellers.

The hostel was nice, basic room but with a double bed, shared bathroom very clean and big enough, one bathroom in every floor of the building. We had the breakfast included but we didn't make it to breakfast as we had to leave early for our bus to Koh Samet.

24 euros per night per room with breakfast included with no wifi, the weird thing is that it was only available for internet explorer devices. Excuse me?

Rambuttri Village

This hotel was in the middle of the old town near Khao San Road, not really my favorite area, very touristy but the hotel was nice and had a swimming pool, we loved it! In Bangkok's heat the swimming pool was a plus!

The room was basic but comfortable and had wifi available. If you are visiting the old town is the perfect spot as you have everything around. There is loads of street food places, cheap and nice, probably one of the best places in Bangkok as it is full in every corner so you can choose easily.

20 euros per night per room with no breakfast included.