When looking for cheap hotels in Bangkok, Western tourists may be unhappy. Ideas about the basic standards of accommodation vary depending on where you are from. Hiram and Hettie in Houston may wish for better facilities than Han in Hanoi or even Henry and Hannah in Harrogate (UK). Let me guide you. To ensure Western luxury, stay in one of the many familiar Western chain stores. The only problem is that they can be very expensive. And let’s face it, staying at the Hilton or Marriott in Bangkok, you might as well live in New York, London or Cairo.
Do you want to stay in Bangkok? The good news is that there are many independent hotels in Bangkok that provide reasonable accommodation standards at low prices. After all, who needs a wardrobe? The hanger is the important part-right?
You may know that Bangkok is the capital and main city of Thailand. Called in Thai Khun Tai Maha Nakhon (Or Karen Tep Referred to as “City of Angels”). The population of Bangkok exceeds 6 million. The dominant religion is Buddhism, with 5% of the city’s population practicing Buddhism. Most of the rest are Muslims, scattered among Christians. Bangkok is a messy temples and gardens, plus (let us forget) a thriving sex industry. One of Bangkok’s strengths is the fascinating combination of its ancient Thai culture and Western capitalism.
This is my personal choice for the best budget hotel (Bangkok):
New Siam Riverside
21 Soi Chanasongkram Phra-A-Thit Road, Chanasongkram, Surat Thani, Bangkok, 10200
This is an upscale hotel with great views, located by the Chaophaya River, very close to the Grand Palace. It is air-conditioned and has a coffee bar, a decent restaurant and a large swimming pool. Like most high-end hotels in Thailand, the beds are made of foam rubber. Each room is equipped with bedside control, cable TV and refrigerator. All rooms offer high-speed wireless internet. All rooms are non-smoking.
Please pay more attention when booking, because there are two other branches along the new Siam River. Room prices start from 1390 baht (single). One of the other rooms with a fan and non-air-conditioned room starts at only 590 baht (20 USD) ) ).
Silom City Hotel
Soi Prachum (Silom 22) 10500 on Silom 22, Bangkok
Formerly known as Silom City Inn, this hotel is located in the middle of Bangkok’s business center and close to every major shopping mall. Silom City is a short walk from the main nightlife and shopping areas as well as Suan Lumpini Park, Bangkok Railway Terminal and the river. It has 70 rooms, all of which are equipped with air conditioning, personal safe, PC and fax connection, in-room music system, color TV with satellite and en suite bathroom. The advertised weekly single room starts at 1,150 baht (approximately US$40) per night, but we were told that bartering is possible.
920-926 Rama4 Rd. (Located at the Sulawesi junction opposite the Red Cross), Bangrak Province, 10500 Silom District,
The cute name TakeANap is a family-run hotel with avid supporters. Single, double and dormitory rooms are mixed together, starting at 350 baht ($12) per night. A single person costs about 1,000 baht (US$34). Very suitable for backpackers, not for business travelers or traveling families. The 30 single and double rooms are decorated with different themes, most of which are designed to make you feel headache after drinking too much beer! TakeANap is located very centrally, only a few meters away from the Sky Train (BTS) and Metro (MRT). TakeaNap is also close to nightclubs, downtown and market areas. The freaks in the closet should note that there is no favorite furniture in the room, but there are hangers and rails. You are also lucky to get a refrigerator,
168 Isaraphab Soi 33 Isaraphab rd Thra Pra-Yai Bangkok 10600 Thailand
This apartment offers great value for anyone on a budget. Their smart studio apartment prices range from 1,450 baht (less than US$50) per night, and the price of a double room apartment is only 100 baht higher. It is expected that there will be a queen-size bed and a bathroom with a shower panel equipped with 6 massage jets. The facilities are better than the average level in Bangkok, from well-equipped karaoke rooms to tennis courts, restaurants, cafes and chlorine-free giant swimming pools, all are filtered by the environmentally friendly “O zone” non-chemical filtration system. Then there is a sauna, a “good karma” library and a well-equipped game room. Highly recommend Sivalai Palace.
These are my recommended Bangkok-style budget hotels. I wish you a great time, if there are other gems, please contact me.