Bangkok is a massive city with a lot to see. The first thing you’ll realise when you arrive is that there is a lot of ground to cover. Getting around to all the temples, markets, bars, eat streets and river front spots is a full time job. But as with any big city you can plan ahead to make sure you don’t spend too much time stuck in trains or walking about lost. When you’re planning ahead for your trip to Bangkok one of the best things you can do is book to stay in a convenient area. If you’re in the right part of the city your trip here will be so much more fun. So here is our list of the best places to stay in Bangkok
Stay around the Khao San/Banglamphu Area
The Khao San/Banglamphu area is the place to go is you want to experience Bangkok at full throttle. Notoriously famous for partying all night it’s most definitely the place to go for fun. You’ll also find cheap eats and lots of shopping here. If you’re young and single its one of the best places to stay in Bangkok.
You’d be unlucky to find expensive accommodation here, it’s mostly cheap cheap cheap. But do remember, you get what you pay for. The perks is that it’s easy to get to some of Bangkok’s best palaces from here.
Find a place in the Sukhumvit Area
The Sukhumvit area sits in the heart of metropolitan Bangkok. If you’re into your fashion, shopping and great restaurants this is the place to stay. You’ll find some of the best shopping spots in the city can be walked to. It’s probably one of the most international parts of Bangkok with food from all over the world too.
One of the best things about staying in the Sukhumvit area is that both the BTS train and the MRT subway have stops here. This makes it super easy to access the rest of the city from.
Stay in the historical Chinatown
Bangkok’s Chinatown is one of the cities oldest suburbs. Full of markets, cheap eats and winding, narrow alleyways. The area is probably most famous as one of the best places in Bangkok to get street food. So if you’re a foodie this is definitely on the list of the best places to stay in Bangkok.
Although there are boutique hotels in Chinatown it’s probably more famous for its cheap accommodation and backpacker prices. Although the area is fairly conveniently located in terms of Bangkok Railway Station (if you’re taking a train out of the city) it doesn’t actually have a BTS station so can be a little harder to get around. You can find more on how to get around Bangkok on our best ways to get around Bangkok post.
Looking for a local guide in Bangkok?
If you want to see more of this city taking a local guide is a great way to explore. You’ll get all their local knowledge of the best places to go and what to see. Check out our Bangkok tour guides here.