The exotic city of Bangkok in the Kingdom of Thailand is packed with great hotel accommodation to suit all budget and discerning tastes. What most visitors will experience in Bangkok budget hotels is that the money they pay goes well in relation to hotel value and service.
When most people think of the words "Budget Hotel", the first thing that comes across their meaning is blood stained carpet, peeling paint and a huge mess to a room mate. This is certainly not the case for budget hotels in Bangkok. Sure you do not want a butler or a hot tub in the room. But here's what you can get in a budget hotel in the $ 40 USD area; Flat screen TV, CD / DVD player, small swimming pool, free Wi-Fi internet connection and daily breakfast.
If I was at a hotel in the United States, I would be lucky to get a bagel included in my stay at a $ 40 a night hotel.
Here are 5 tips on choosing budget hotels in Bangkok for a walk in life.
1. Select hotels with easy access to Bangkok MRT or BTS stations
Mass Rapid Transit is an underground metro station and BTS (Bangkok Train Station) is an elevated two-way train , also known as Sky Train. These two modes combine to take you to about 60% to 75% of the major attractions, historical sights and red light areas of Bangkok. As you can see staying in a hotel near any of these stations is a big advantage. MRT and BTS are fast, cheap and easy to use, especially because characters and cards are in English. But most importantly they are well air-conditioned.
2. Stay at hotels near and on Sukhumvit, Siam, Silom and Chidlom.
There are plenty of budget hotel choices here, so there is no need to stay far away from Bangkok's main attractions. Living in hotels in these areas will put you up to many shopping and other commercial sights in Bangkok.
3. Do some studies where you want to go
Not to say obvious, but walking around Bangkok is not a good idea as the city is not organized and planned well. So if your main goal is shopping and sight seeing, then plan accordingly. One of the main attractions is the red light districts like Patpong, Nana and Soi Cowboy. These areas are filled to the bars with all kinds of bars, including the infamous Go-Go bars that make Bangkok so famous. And yes, there are plenty of budget hotel options around these areas.
4. Look for Serviced Apartments in Bangkok
Serviced apartments are very affordable and are good for a longer stay, especially if you are traveling with a family because the rooms are larger. They offer the same hospitality as a hotel, but often at a lower or more reasonable price. Certainly a good alternative to standard hotels and worth looking at. Most even include buffet breakfast at their prices. Not confusing, but most serviced apartments are labeled as hotels, such as Center Point Hotels, which is a very popular service center in Bangkok.
5. Book Before Time
The best times to travel to Bangkok are between October and March because the weather is cooler with less humidity. Prices are higher during these months, but you can still find very high value on the internet.