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11 Best Neighborhoods To Stay In Bangkok, Thailand - Updated 2020

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Annelene
Annelene
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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 11 neighborhoods.

1. Khao San (from USD 31)

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.


Buddy Lodge, Khaosan Road

Address: 265 Khaosan Rd., Taladyod, Pranakorn
Price: from 31 USD

Room service Smoke alarms Outdoor pool Internet services Terrace Shallow end Security alarm Lift

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2. Chinatown (from USD 47)

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.


Grand China Hotel

Address: 215 Yaowarat Road, Samphantawongse
Price: from 47 USD

WiFi available in all areas WiFi Currency exchange Room service Safety deposit box Smoke alarms Tour desk Kid-friendly buffet

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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

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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. Sukhumvit (from USD 76)

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.


Mercure Bangkok Sukhumvit 11

Address: 18 Sukhumvit Soi 11
Price: from 76 USD

Face masks for guests available Contactless check-in/check-out VIP room facilities Food can be delivered to guest accommodation Fire extinguishers Process in place to check health of guests Happy hour Swimming pool

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6. Bangrak (from USD 31)

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.


Silom Serene A Boutique Hotel

Address: 7 Soi Pipat (Silom 3), Silom Road, Bangrak
Price: from 31 USD

Air conditioning Internet services Cashless payment available All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized Fax/photocopying Meeting/banquet facilities Thermometers for guests provided by property Library

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7. Thonglor (from USD 32)

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.


The Residence on Thonglor by UHG

Address: 73 Sukhumvit Soi 55 (Thonglor), Sukhumvit Rd., Klongtoey, Wattana, Bangkok
Price: from 32 USD

Daily housekeeping Free parking Free WiFi WiFi Special diet menus (on request) On-site parking Family rooms Luggage storage

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8. Banglamphu (from USD 11)

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

Canale Hostel Khaosan : Lady Dorm Room
Bangkok, Krung Thep Maha Nakhon, Thailand
68 reviews
Room in hostel 8 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice full breakfast & great view from the hostel
Cleanliness:
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
Host:
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
Location:
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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9. Thornburi (from USD 24)

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

Bai Pho: Thai Folk with BTS access
Thonburi, Bangkok, Thailand
197 reviews
Private room in house 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
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
Cleanliness:
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
Host:
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
Location:
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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10. Bangkok Riverside (from $32)

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.

Lovely well lit flat for three by Chao Phraya River

Price: from 32 USD

Number of Guests: 3 guests

42 sqm near BTS & RIVER
Bangkok, Thailand
518 reviews
Entire condominium 2 Beds 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
great apartment with amazing view
cool and quiet place the view from the room was a calm city view
fun fact: the kitchen is on the balcony
a great location a great studio apartment really good aircon and good wifi
it was really nice the view was amazing and the apartment was quite big
Cleanliness:
clean and well kept space
clean quiet and very spacious
great accommodation clean and comfortable
the apartment was clean and nicely decorated
the place was very clean and organized
Host:
a very nice host
she is very helpful too
such a great host and was always on time with responses
overall ann is a nice host and she responds fast to your questions
ann was a great host and responds pretty fast
Location:
great location close to train station and shoping streets
simple place in good location
location is good - close by to the train and bang rak market
the location was great for me as i wanted to be near shopping malls
its a bit of a walk from the bts station but located in a nice and quiet neighborhood
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11. Rattanakosin (from USD 47)

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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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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Annelene is a marketing graduate with a zest for life and a passion for travel. She believes these things help bring new perspective, introduce new cultures and educate us about life.

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