Bangkok is a huge city, full of great options for all types of travelers, so choose the best area to stay in Bangkok can be trick. Before choosing where to stay, you need to know what are your interests and priorities.
Here at The Yard, for example, we are connected with all the city and transport to other parts of Thailand. The fact is that all areas are good to stay, but some fit better for the type of trip you are taking. Check out our guide to choose the best area to stay in Bangkok:
Silom is the Central Business Distric with several corporate offices and international banks are. There are many dining options, since the local until the luxurious ones. It also has shopping mall, many options where to stay, a busy nightlife with the infamous Patpong Night Market with go-go shows. Despite this, the prices in the area are very good and it’s very well connected area of Bangkok.
Transport: This area is accessible by the Silom MRT station and Sala Daeng BTS station.
Siam is well known as shopping area. There are plenty options of shopping malls such as MBK, Siam Paragon, Siam Discovery, Central World and so many others. Almost everything in this region it’s about shopping. I say “almost” everything because there are also options family friendly such as Ocean World, options for those who like art and design as at Yelo House, Bangkok Art and Cultural Center and Jim Thompsom House, and for those who like spiritual places like Erawan Shrine and Wat Pathum Wanaram.
Transport: Siam is the central BTS Skytrain station and offers easy access to the rest of the city area.
Sukhumvit is actually a huge avenue that run through Bangkok, so it’s always important to know its number. The best area of Sukhumvit is close to the Asok BTS station. It’s the best area for anyone who wants to see all of the city in one place: good dining options, shopping malls like Terminal 21, Emporium Shopping Mall and EmQuartier. And also lots of luxury hostels and a busy nightlife with rooftop bars, Soi Cowboy with gogo shows, lots of street food and even Muay Thai shows. It`s a well connected area of the city by metro and subway.
Transport: The BTS Sukhumvit line runs on the Sukhumvit road from east to west and The best area is nearby Asok BTS station with interchange with Shukumvit MRT station.
Ari is undoubtedly the best area for anyone who wants to escape the chaos of Bangkok and still be easily connected with the whole city. It’s also perfect for anyone who works online, because it has many cafes, co-wokings such as Dice! and the Ease. And gardens for quiet work too. I like it! Also is home of The Yard Hostel, the best hostel in Bangkok elected by Hostel World and we are very proud of it. Here in the Ari neighborhood there is more concern for the environment with many events about social care and environment concern.
Ari has the best hostel of Bangkok
Transport: Ari BTS, direct access to Airport Rail Link to/from Suvarnabhumi International Airport, A2 bus direct to Don Muang Airport, near the Mo Chit Northern Bus Terminal and direct access to the train station connecting the all Thailand.
If you have money and want to spend well, I definitely recommend Thonglor. There are excellent restaurants, hostels for executives and co-working where are people working remotely for world-renowned startups. There aren’t touristic attractions here, but if your goal is to work and or have a pleasant stay, this is a good area to stay in Bangkok. It is also close to the Ekkamai Eastern Bus Terminal.
Transport: ThongLor BTS satation that connects the whole city.
Chinatown is almost like being in the Old City with good options to stay and cheap food. It’s busy during the day and quiet at night. The best place it’s nearby the river, which makes it easy to go to famous places and also be easier to visit the city easily by metro. In Chinatown there are several important temples such as Wat Traimit, Wat Mangkon Kamalawat and China Gate. The Chinatown of Bangkok is the largest in the world and also has art at Cho Why and good pubs to enjoy the evening. I’ve been there and it’s nice and pleasant to relax.
Transport: The MRT station at Hua Lamphong MRT station and Ratchawong pier.
Old Town in Bangkok is the best area to stay in Bangkok if you are looking for a cheap place to see what you have can’t miss and party all night long. It’s a popular and exciting destination for travelers seeking budget lodging and quirky shopping. In Old Town are major historical sites of Bangkok as The Grand Palace, Wat Arun and Golden Mount. Being close to the river, it still has an easy access advantage to get a public boat and see more attractions along Chao Phraya river. I personally like to visit this area, but not to stay there.
Transport: Boat from the Phanfa Leelard pier. There’s no other option unless taxi to get to the city.
Now I think we made it easier for you to choose the best area to stay in Bangkok.