Bangkok hotels, locations, where to stay
Bangkok hotels the world famous cheapness. According to some estimates, Bangkok hotels – cheap hotels in Kiev in the world. Perhaps this is true, although in recent years, due to rising real estate prices, the room rate jumped by almost half. Normal room with air conditioning you can get from 800 baht (currency of Thailand) for a double room, and the price for the hotel starts from about 3000 baht! There are options and cheaper, however, on the good quality of the hotel for 300 baht for the room should not count, for the money you can get is that a bed in the Guesthouse.
The perfect solution when choosing a hotel in Bangkok is a hotel reservation via Internet in advance or just before move in. But even if you are focused on finding the cheapest backpacker Guesthouse to stay in Bangkok, the prices at the reception can be almost 30% higher than when booking via the Internet. The thing is that the hotel staff works for the Commission, and usually not going to yield to you. Sometimes helps to bargain down the price, but not by much.
Another important financial time in hotels in Bangkok: if you bring the night to a hotel guest, you will have to pay extra for it (but rather for her). Some hotels are not even allowed to take someone over for the night at all. But all this does not apply to cheap hotels in the Prime touristic area of Khaosan.
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Parts of Bangkok, where to choose a hotel
Regarding the choice of hotel locations, best lodges in the thick of the action, i.e. in the center of the city. Ideally, you should settle close to the stations of the subway of Bangkok (MRT or BTS Skytrain). So you will greatly facilitate their study of the city. Among the Central areas are: the district of Khao San road, considered to be the most budget place in the city; Chinatown is the most colourful and historic district; Sukhumvit is a popular tourist area; Silom business center of the city and its trade area; riverside – a narrow strip along the river Chaopraya with expensive hotels overlooking the river; in the heart of Bangkok main business center of the city with expensive hotels.
Below is a brief description of the areas of Bangkok that make it easier to determine the location of your hotel. For convenience, you can view our interactive map of Bangkok marked on it areas areas and hotels. By clicking on the hotel on the map you can go to check prices and booking.
The Khao San (Khao San Road or Banglamphu)
District Khao San road is located in the heart of Bangkok on the Peninsula Ratanakosin (Rattanakosin), and is considered the tourist center of the city (Khao San road on the map). This is the place where the first depart budget travellers and backpackers.
The territory of the district was formed along Khao San road (Khao San Road) and quite small. Most budget hotels in Bangkok are located here. For example, to find room for two with air conditioning from 500 baht!!! And this, in our opinion, the only area in Bangkok, where there is no need to book accommodation in advance, because you will always be able to find the place by walking around.
Activities and attractions in the area not so much (for entertainment there only bars and nightlife), but literally within walking distance from the main attractions of Bangkok on the island of Ratanakosin: the Royal Palace, Wat Pho, Wat Suthat Temple, Marble temple and others. Tourist life here is in full swing on the streets, always something going on, including a nasty history with tourists as it is one of the most criminal districts of the capital. Here are crawling with various crooks, swindlers and pickpockets. In General, it's just a wonderful place to experience the tourist life in Bangkok.
Go from here buses to different parts of Thailand, here is located the office of the company Lomprayah on catamarans where you can get to Koh Samui, Panga, Tao, etc. Everywhere on the street is an exotic street-food sold counterfeits, including fake documents, driving license.
That is uncomfortable, metro Bangkok around the Khao San side, so you can only get here by taxi or city buses. A few hundred meters from the district flows the river Chaopraya, and a water taxi in Bangkok.
District Suhkumvit runs along the famous Sukhumvit Road (Sukhumvit Road), one of the world's longest streets (length more than 400 km) (Sukhumvit on the map).
It is without a doubt the most popular among tourists and the rich luxury hotel offers a restaurant. In addition to hotels, there are many shopping centers, restaurants, bars, night clubs.
There are few sights here, but the opportunities abound. In Bangkok place to stay if you want to get acquainted with modern Bangkok, go shopping, have fun in the evening in bars and clubs. Well, or just you don't care where to stay in Bangkok, just in a nice hotel. The hotels here are mainly of medium and high level.
Transport in Sukhumvit are well represented: there are Skytrain and underground metro, airport metro station (Airport Rail Link), as well as water taxi. So if you stay here, Yes, and will choose a hotel close to the metro station or from the river, the whole city will be at your disposal.
It is a shopping district of Bangkok (Pratunam on the map). You could even say that this area, a solid trading platform, but unlike Siam, with its gleaming shopping malls, Department store is more typical of trade with the street markets and in small shops. But for the cheap shopping and wholesale trade is to go to the markets of this district, because the prices are sometimes even lower than at the famous Chatuchak market. Hotels, mostly mid-market. The highest city hotel Baiyoke Sky is here.
Urban transport in the district is well represented. The famous station vans around Victory Monument (Victory Monument) is here, lots of metro stations and bus stops and taxi boat to Ratanakosin island from here will allow you to get anywhere in the city.
Overall, quite a good area for budget accommodation and Dating.
Siam (Siam Square)
District of Siam, the main shopping area of Bangkok (Siam on the map). Here are all the major shopping malls, entertainment complexes, luxury hotels. For a budget holiday hotels you will not find here, but the prices in shops here can please. Urban transport in the district is presented of all types.
The Siam tightly adjoins the area of Wireless/Chidlom (Wireless/Chidlom), which in fact is no different from Siam and probably is part of it.
It is said that this district – Bangkok wall street, the business center of the city, dotted with skyscrapers, banks, financial institutions (a silo on the map). Accordingly, the best and most expensive hotels in Bangkok are located here. Though inexpensive hotels here, too, abound.
Day everything is just as in any business district: strictly business-like. But with the arrival of the dark character of the streets is changing and offers many places of entertainment. This place turns into a street of debauchery is for adults only. We can say that the nightlife of Bangkok. And the center of this center is the famous Patpong street (Patpong Soi) with its Go-Go bars, strip clubs and discos. You don't even have to go to any bars on this street to find a girlfriend. Patpong street on a map of Bangkok).
Transport the district is well represented. There are several metro stations, and the river Chaopraya runs a water taxi.
In General, to recommend to stay in this area you can, if you are here on a business trip, want to get acquainted with the business in Bangkok or you just really liked the hotel in the area. And so, little reason to stay here from a tourist point of view, no.
Another area, located on the island of Ratanakosin (Chinatown on the map). Hotels here quite a bit, but if you stay here, will have access on foot to all the main attractions, but you will live in the most picturesque and interesting place of the city, which remained inherent in any Chinatown, the bustle, the closeness and deep-rooted traditions. In our opinion, the Chinatown is a great place for exploring authentic area, of course, if you manage to find a place to stay.
As such, the district called riverside in Bangkok no. However, the area of the hotels along the chaopraya river is called so (riverside on the map). Under the same name a number of hotels represented in the search results, hotels. Passes through this area and other areas adjacent to the river.
Hotels along the river are predominantly fashionable and attractive themes that offer a view from the rooms on the river. However, do not be deceived by the fact that if you find the search results for cheap hotel ($30 per room), you also get the view from the hotel on the water. Often cheap hotels in the area are a few tens or hundreds of meters from the water.
When choosing a hotel along the river should take into account the proximity to downtown (to the district of Ratanakosin – historical city center) and subway stations.
This area is famous and the biggest in South East Asia, Chatuchak weekend market and Park with the same name (Chatuchak on the map). By and large, a huge market is the only way we can describe this area. The rest is very ordinary, unremarkable urban area, and somewhat away from the center. For Hiking and exploring the local color is not the most interesting place. But, basically, staying at a hotel near market and Park, a couple of days you will be busy Hiking through the ranks of the market, and in between the market, walks in the Park.
Hotels here enough, although this is not the place where you will come across the hotel every hundred meters. The hotels are mostly large, with many rooms. Transport is represented well: there are both metro.
So if you liked hotel here, you can safely settle, but preferably closer to the metro, market and Park.
Thonburi is a huge district, whose territory extends for many kilometers (Thonburi on the map). When choosing a hotel in this area, pay attention to, to be closer to the center of the city and river Chaopraya, otherwise you risk to be far from all the attractions and entertainment in the drab residential neighborhoods. And besides, even without the convenient transport of the Bangkok – metro. If you stay near the river, you will find yourself in the tranquil atmosphere of this district, and at any time can cross by boat to the other side, in the Ratanakosin district (Chinatown and Khao San road).
This is another business area of the city. To the Central areas of Bangkok to get him would be a stretch: a large district and a small part of the area is more or less close to the center, while the rest are quite far from the city center (district of Bangkok on a map of Bangkok).
Among tourists it is known for being the place to experience the locals. So, if in the Sukhumvit district, the main visitors of bars, restaurants and Nightclubs are Western tourists, in the heart of Bangkok is mainly local youth and tourists from other Asian countries. There are, incidentally, not only nightly entertainment but also a range of entertainment for the whole family.
District from a tourist point of view is quite new and modern, but the hotels here have plenty of. Transport in the district is represented by underground metro, buses and water taxi.
In addition to these areas there is another area of airport Suvarnabhumi / Bang na; don Muang / Impact; heart of Thonburi – South. These areas can be described quite simply: pretty damn far from the city center and nothing to do. Although perhaps someone will find it and certain advantages, because there you will be just among the locals, away from the crowds and far from the urban bustle of Bangkok.
PS There are other options for dividing the city districts. So, for example, Wikipedia mentions the existence of Dusit district, Phahonyothin etc.