11 Best Neighborhoods To Stay In Bangkok, Thailand - Updated 2024

best neighborhood to stay in bangkok
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Pallavi Mandar Jadhav
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Pallavi Mandar Jadhav

Bangkok welcomes all travelers with the ever-comforting smiles from the Thai locals to the radiant hues from the majestic temples and architecture. Bangkok is all about sensory overload from the tantalizing Thai cuisine, bustling market places and an eclectic nightlife. With a fancy display of twinkling city lights and glittering temples, one cannot avoid the charm and lure of this vibrant city. Arguably, one of the top destinations for backpackers, Bangkok boasts a microcosm of distinct and unique neighborhoods catering to the travel needs and taste of all visitors. While in Bangkok, immerse yourself in the culture and charm of these neighborhoods.

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1. Khao San (from USD 41)

Venture out to the vibrant and eclectic neighborhood of Khao San, where you will be greeted by the robust scent of street food and the hums of the bustling marketplace. Famously known to be a haven or backpacker, Khao San offers affordable accommodation in hostels, boutique-style hotels and comfortable Airbnbs. Not only will you enjoy affordable accommodation but Khao San is also the hub attracting many young travelers to the streets to experience the active nightlife. Mingle with locals in the Lava club or catch a drink at the roof top Gazebo. Go on a gastronomical adventure in the markets where you will find authentic Thai cuisine at cheap prices while also finding an array of international food options as well. Looking for some memorabilia? Grab a souvenir at the street market or nearby mall.

Tip from Trip101 local expert

Bangkok is a vast city and the Skytrain along with the MRT is the fastest way to get around. Make sure that the hotel you book is walking distance to the station or that a shuttle service is offered. Khaosarn is best for budget travelers, while Sukhumvit/Siam area is ideal for families.

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Buddy Lodge, Khaosan Road

Address: 265 Khaosan Rd., Taladyod, Pranakorn
2.81 km (1.8 mi) from Wat Traimit Withayaram Worawihan

Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Terrace Non-smoking rooms Laundry Family rooms Ironing service

2. Chinatown (from USD 23)

Take your taste buds on a tantalizing journey when you visit the district of Chinatown. As the oldest neighborhood in Bangkok, Chinatown boast streets laden with vendor after vendor of delicious eats. Though there are many Chinatowns peppered all over the Globe, Chinatown in Bangkok is the largest and arguably the most unique. Venture down Yaowarat Road, and get the taste of authentic Thai cuisine or if you’re feeling a bit adventurous why not try shark fin soup. Chinatown also offers world-class hotels and accommodation options.

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Grand China Bangkok

Address: 215 Yaowarat Road, Samphantawongse
869 meters (0.6 ft) from Wat Traimit Withayaram Worawihan

Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Terrace Non-smoking rooms

3. Pathumwan

If you wish to live and play in the heart of Bangkok, then venture to the Pathumwan district. This district is more for the traveller who is willing to splurge a bit as Pathumwan offers upscale hotels, dining options and the opportunity to shop till you drop at Siam Paragon. For close encounters with sharks head off to Planet Scuba or marvel at marine life at Siam Ocean World.

Siam Ocean World

Operating Hours.10am - 9pm

Address: 991 Rama 1 Road Khwaeng Pathum Wan, Khet Pathum Wan, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10330, Thailand

Website: Siam Ocean World

4. Siam

Thailand Bangkok SiamParagon Night
Source: Photo by user Mark Fischer used under CC BY-SA 3.0

Looking for the shopping hotspot in Bangkok? Then look no further than the Siam area which boasts world-class shopping centers like the MBK centre and Siam centre. The Siam Square offers tourists and locals of all style tastes an array of shops and services from swanky shoe stores to quant boutique clothing stores. Visitors can also mingle with the locals over traditional Thai cuisine at the many restaurants and cafes peppered around Siam Square. Tourists in search of staying in the hub of excitement can find a myriad of accommodation options to choose from.

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5. Bangrak (from USD 56)

For those looking for a more romantic, laid back setting, then the quaint area of Bangrak captures the romantic charm and allure of Bangkok. Known as the Venice of the East, Bangrak offers visitors some of the swankiest hotels in the area among picturesque settings. Spend mornings walking along the Chao Phraya River or watch the sky breakout in beautiful hues as it sets in the afternoon. At night, the streets come alive with activity, as it boasts the city’s many gay bars and restaurants. Alternatively, Bangrak offers plenty of fine dining options and romantic spots to spend with your loved one.

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Silom Serene A Boutique Hotel - SHA Extra Plus

Wifi Available

Address: 7 Soi Pipat (Silom 3), Silom Road, Bangrak
2.29 km (1.5 mi) from Wat Traimit Withayaram Worawihan

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Sauna Fitness centre

6. Thonglor (from USD 49)

Dubbed the hippest and trendiest area in Thailand, Thorglor has rose from the ashes and has set itself apart from the other areas by boasting high-quality cuisine and party hotspots for expats and tourists. Over the years, Thonglor has attracted artists and bohemians from around Thailand giving the area its attributes and personality. There is a strong Japanese influence, so one will stumble upon some of the finest Japanese cuisine in the area. As the trendy area, Thonglor also plays host to some upmarket hotels which visitors can choose from.

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The Residence on Thonglor by UHG

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: 73 Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), Sukhumvit Rd., Klongtoey, Wattana, Bangkok
7.65 km (4.8 mi) from Wat Traimit Withayaram Worawihan

Parking Restaurant Room service 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Fitness centre Non-smoking rooms Business centre Laundry

7. Thornburi (from USD 22)

Thornburi offers visitors unique and interesting ways to explore the area and is host to world-renown tourist attractions. While in Thornburi, the towering beauty of Wat Arun beckons visitors to admire the splendor of the temple. For a fun way to explore the historical parts of the city, be sure to get a chance to check out the Khlongs (Canals).

Wat Arun

Address: 158 Thanon Wang Doem, Khwaeng Wat Arun, Khet Bangkok Yai, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10600, Thailand

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Thonburi, Bangkok, Thailand
3.94 km (2.5 mi) from Wat Traimit Withayaram Worawihan
253 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
PRIVATE ROOM IN HOME 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wonderful room and space surrounding( balcony etc )
the house rooms and garden with fabulous ambience look even better than pictures
the bed was really comfortable and the view outside was really nice
the garden yard is also extremely comfortable
the rooms are clean beautifully decorated and ac and wifi both work very well
very clean very comfortable bed
the room and bathroom were perfectly clean and well decorated
the house and room were clean and beautiful
flawless~ the place is super clean neat and beautiful
the room and whole house is spotlessly clean
the host is very nice
nice host and nice place
what an amazing host and beautiful space
very delicious and the host was so kind and lovely :)
they have security uniform staff stationed at phayathai taxi stand
there is also interesting location near bts
the location is good as well close to the bts and local food stalls
i liked the location
the location is great (depending on what you want from the trip )
the location is easily accessible with the bts train
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8. Sukhumvit (from USD 38)

A visit to Bangkok would not be complete without a visit to Sukhumvit. Dubbed the pulse of Bangkok, tourists flock to Sukhumvit to party like the locals and indulge in the array of entertainment options this area has to offer. Sukhumvit Road runs all the way to the Cambodian border and many shopping facilities, restaurants and spas are within walking distance from each other. What makes Sukhumvit so appealing is that you can taste the world as the area boasts cuisine from around the world, from Italian, American and even Middle Eastern cuisine. Synonymous with an active nightlife, watch the streets come alive in a kaleidoscope of neon colors and festivities.

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Mercure Bangkok Sukhumvit 11

Address: 18 Sukhumvit Soi 11
4.74 km (3.0 mi) from Wat Traimit Withayaram Worawihan

Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities Outdoor pool Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas Physical distancing rules followed Outdoor pool (all year) Babysitting/child services On-site parking Contactless check-in/check-out

9. Bangkok Riverside (from USD 68)

Beautiful riverside, Bangkok - panoramio
Source: Photo by Wikimedia Commons user Anil Kaushik used under CC BY-SA 3.0

If you wish to stay in Bangkok’s historic areas, then Bangkok Riverside is one place to consider as it is the foundation of what Thai culture is today. Staying in top-notch hotels while also being near iconic temples like Wat Arun and Wat Pho are possible when you book five-star hotels or Airbnbs near or in the Bangkok Riverside. This area lies along the Chao Phraya River where early Chinese immigrants founded the initial settlements we know now as the country’s capital.

Transportation is of utmost convenience with sky trains, buses, taxi cabs, and ferries to help you get to your accommodation in the riverside area of Thailand.

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Phanakorn, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, Thailand
2.26 km (1.5 mi) from Wat Traimit Withayaram Worawihan
80 reviews   Wifi Available
Entire townhouse 3 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
theres a morning food market on the doorstep which was great for picking up breakfast / lunch
a lovely cool quiet apartment perfect for exploring bangkok
very comfortable beds and good size rooms
very nice and clean place
it is clean warm water for shower and centrally located in old town
the owner is very responsive
very nice host who is responsive let’s us check in early
lisa was very helpful arranging for taxi to pick me up at 4 am
good communication throughout and friendly host
lisa's place is really well located in bangkok
wonderful location in heart of old town
great place in a super location
nice apartment great location and smooth check-in
lisa’s house is clean nice close to center and also close to market
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10. Rattanakosin (from USD 52)

Immerse yourself in the rich and vibrant history of Thailand in the Rattanakosin area, also known as The Old City. This is where you will find most of Bangkok’s glistering historical attractions. Marvel at the historical wonders peppered around the area. Soak in the regal majesty of the Grand Palace, be enthralled by Thai history at Wat Pho or admire the grandeur of Wat Phra Kaew.

Grand Palace

Address: Na Phra Lan Rd, แขวงพระบรมมหาราชวัง Khet Phra Nakhon, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10200, Thailand

Operating Hours. 8:30am - 3:30pm

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Royal Rattanakosin Hotel SHA Plus

Wifi Available

Address: 2 Rajdamnoen Avenue, Khaosan
2.89 km (1.8 mi) from Wat Traimit Withayaram Worawihan

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-HOUR FRONT DESK Non-smoking rooms Laundry

11. Banglamphu

Banglamphu is the top neighborhood when visiting Bangkok. Nestled along the Chao Phraya River, Banglamphu welcomes visitors with an array of riverside restaurants, bohemian cafes and quirky parks. Beat the traffic by commuting via the river ferries and be sure to visit one of the celestial temples in the area like Wat Saket.

Wat Saket

Address: 344 ถนน บริพัตร Khwaeng Ban Bat, Khet Pom Prap Sattru Phai, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon 10100, Thailand

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Bangkok, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, Thailand
2.9 km (1.8 mi) from Wat Traimit Withayaram Worawihan
68 reviews   Wifi Available
ROOM IN HOSTEL 8 Beds 1 Guest 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 1

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice full breakfast & great view from the hostel
this is a really charming place and very clean hostel
everything was clean and all of the beds have really good privacy in the dorm rooms
was the nicest hostel i have stayed in over the past month of traveling and the cleanest
staff was super nice and friendly
the host is very friendly & helpful
staff was very friendly and helpfull too
thanks to all the staff who assisted me there
the staff is very nice and thoughtful
getting a taxi closer to down town was easy too
nice location for a little peace in bangkok and great common space for relaxing
quiet enough for a rest but only a walking distance away from party life
everything was great super good location close to khaosan road but quietperfect stay in bangkok
good location -close to khaosan road and also the palace & temples
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Say yes to Bangkok...

With world-class accommodation options, awe-inspiring temples and architecture and unrivaled Thai hospitality, it’s no wonder Bangkok has been on the top of many travelers bucket list destinations. Appealing to all, visit the beautiful city of Bangkok and experience all of the vibrancy and culture the city and all its microcosms of eclectic neighborhoods has to offer.

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