Bangkok is home to world-class street food, countless cultural treasures and some of the best beaches in Southeast Asia. Whether you want to visit the infamous Khao San Road, take a trip to the islands in the South or spend some time in the mountains of the North, Bangkok is where it begins.
Do you prefer to party into the early hours or put your feet up for an early night? Whatever your preference, there are plenty of cheap hostels in Bangkok to meet your needs. Some of the best hostels in Bangkok also offer swimming pools, BBQ parties, pod beds and plenty of green space.
There is a huge amount of choice when it comes to cheap accommodation in Bangkok, but where is the best area to stay? Two of the best areas include Khao San, the backpacker capital of the universe, and Sukhumvit, one of the city’s most modern and cosmopolitan neighbourhoods. If you’re planning to stopover on the way to somewhere else, there’s also a great selection of hostels near Suvarnabhumi airport (BKK)
No trip to Bangkok would be complete without a visit to the Grand Palace, which sits on the bank of the Chao Phraya River. You can also visit the giant reclining Buddha at Wat Pho, or one of the many floating markets dotted around the city. If you’re suffering from temple fatigue, there is also a huge selection of rooftop bars in Bangkok where you can grab a drink and take in the views of the city. Thanks to the number of cheap and delicious restaurants in Bangkok, the Thai capital is also a foodie paradise.
You have a few options to choose from when it comes to public transport. The BTS Skytrain and MRT are ideal if you’re sticking to the city centre and surrounding areas. For shorter journeys you can also jump on the back of a motorcycle taxi or Tuk Tuk. Getting from Suvarnabhumi Airport to the city centre is easy as well, thanks to the Airport Rail Link (ARL) which takes around 30 minutes.