We list the best hotels, hostels, B&Bs and guesthouses in Bangkok as recommended by travel experts from CNN, Lonely Planet, Frommer’s, Fodor’s, New York Times and more. All hotel recommendations have been referenced with customer reviews and we only listed places that have at least a 4 out of 5-star customer review rating.
“There are a handful of super luxurious hotels in Bangkok, and the Peninsula should be considered one of the finest of the group. Situated on the west side of the Chao Phraya River, the hotel defines quality with spacious river-view rooms, incredible drinking and dining options, and a world-class spa.”
Featured as Fodor’s Choice in Bangkok.
“The Siam, opened in 2013, is something very special, and though the rates are astronomical, the place is already the talk of the town. With just 38 suites and pool villas, the smallest of which is 860 square feet, it offers the height of luxury.”
Featured as Frommer’s Exceptional Choice in Bangkok.
“The place is crammed with curios, ranging from the intriguing (retro typewriters) to the downright kooky (cheetah skulls). It’s got character to burn, not to mention a rooftop pool, a restaurant serving Isaan and Lao cuisine, and prime location just off of Sukhumvit Road.”
“The hotel’s personality is spelled out by the stores in the mall it’s connected to—all upscale, all chic. Park Hyatt Bangkok offers top-notch luxury in a prime spot connected to the exclusive Central Embassy mall and Ploen Chit BTS station.”
Featured in CN Traveler’s 2018 Hot List
“The Yard Hostel is an attractive and funky collection of container dorms and rooms located in one of the backstreets of Ari, a hip residential quarter near the famous Chatuchak weekend market. The garden and common areas make this hostel a great place to socialise for solo travellers.”
“Created to connect people through cooking, the well-run Hom Hostel sits incongruously on the edge of one of Bangkok’s nightlife areas. But with clean dorms, simple rooms, a huge kitchen, a rooftop garden and cooking demos and classes, it’s a great option for travellers curious about Thai cuisine.”
“Lub D proves that being on a budget doesn’t have to mean losing out on style or location. There are two Lub D “hostels” in Bangkok, both rocking an industrial chic design. The original is on Decho Road, off Silom. The newer Siam location is opposite National Stadium, close to the BTS SkyTrain and a short walk to Siam Square and the malls of Rajaprasong.”
“A 1920s building with 12 dormitories and nine private rooms — splurge at the adjoining 80/20. Decorated in an industrial style, the gallery-restaurant serves daring, playful and delectable neo-Thai concoctions.”
Featured in New York Times’ 36 Hours in Bangkok.
“The Siam@Siam Design Hotel Bangkok feels just right among sky trains, high rises and gigantic malls – smart, very cosmopolitan, but informal. It also has a superb downtown location near some of the city’s best shops and restaurants.”
Featured in The Telegraph’s 36 Hours in Bangkok.
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Bangkok is the capital city of Thailand that is renowned for its vibrant street life and ornate shrines. The city has some world famous landmarks such as Wat Phra Kaew Temple, Grand Palace, Rattanakosin royal district, and Chao Phraya River.
Some of the best neighborhoods in Bangkok are:
Ari is a neighborhood in the capital city that has a wide range of luxurious, fine-dining restaurants as well as streetside eateries co-existing and thriving side-by-side. The neighborhood has a wide range of coffee shops to choose from.
Banglamphu is among the main neighborhoods in the city that is lined with numerous hippie markets, street food options, live music, and much more. The neighborhood is home to one of the most notorious streets named Khao San Road. The area also is home to religious sites Wat Suthat and Wat Saket.
Bangrak is a neighborhood that is famous both for its food and nightlife. From fine-dining restaurants to bakeries, a majority of eateries are situated right next to BTS Skytrain Station Sala Daeng. The neighborhood is also home to nightclubs and discotheques.
Ekkamai is a neighborhood that has one of the busiest bus terminals in Bangkok and is a great option for visitors on move. The neighborhood has swanky coffee shops, shopping malls, and art centers where travelers can pass their time and experience the local way of life.
Thonglor is a neighborhood that serves as a center of connection to the other neighborhoods in the city. The neighborhood is home to several nightclubs, gaming bars, eateries, cafes, as well as landmark tourist spots such as Benjasiri Park.
Also check our guide about the best areas to stay in Bangkok.
If you're looking for a cheap hotel in Bangkok, then try Hotel Riva Arun. It's an excellent budget hotel offering great value for money. It's in a good location, it's been recommended by travel experts and the hotel has excellent customer reviews.
If money isn't a problem and you're looking for a luxury hotel in Bangkok, then go for Mandarin Oriental Bangkok. The hotel offers excellent service, it's in a top location, it has been rated very highly by previous guests and renowned travel critics have recommended it.
If you're looking for a great hostel in Bangkok, then you should check out Hostel Lub D Siam. The hostel has magnificent reviews by backpackers, it has been recommended by well-known travel experts and it's in a good location. Also check out our list of best hostels in Bangkok.
Looking for a great view while having your dinner or drinking a pint? Siam@Siam Design Hotel has a great rooftop bar, while the Cabochon Hotel & Residence offers an excellent rooftop swimming pool and Hotel Riva Arun offers a fabulous rooftop restaurant. It's not a hotel but the Sky Bar offers probably the best views of Bangkok.
Hotels are relatively cheap in Bangkok compared to other major cities in the world. For a 3-star hotel in Bangkok you'll pay around $45 per night. A 4-star Bangkok hotel will cost you approximately $85 a night and a luxury 5-star hotel will cost around $165 per night.
Bangkok by Night: Temples, Markets and Food by Tuk-Tuk. This award-winning night tour by tuk-tuk provides a great introduction to Bangkok for first-time visitors, but it also showcases a side of the city that most repeat visitors haven't seen. Price: $74.
Damnoen Saduak Floating Market & Maeklong Train Market Tour. Enjoy the unique experience to reach the iconic Maeklong Railway Market (umbrella pulldown market) by taking a local train. Then, visit Damnoen Saduak, the most famous floating market in Thailand filled with colorful boat vendors to explore. Price: $31.
6-Hour Best of Bangkok City Tour including Lunch. See the top sights in Bangkok with a professional guide who shares key details about each place you visit along with the history of Thailand’s capital city. Price: $96.
More things to do in Bangkok
The city of Bangkok is the capital of the Kingdom of Thailand. It is also the most populous city in Thailand. Bangkok is an extreme primate city with its influence in terms of significance dwarfing the other urban cities in the kingdom of Thailand. It is known as Krung Thep Maha Nakhon in Thai, or simply Krung Thep for short.
Numerous multinational corporations have their headquarters in Bangkok due to the Asian Investment Boom of the 1980s and 1990s. Bangkok is a major force in the region of Asia, both in finance and business. As an international hub for transport and health care as well as arts, fashion and entertainment, Bangkok is widely visited by tourists throughout the year.
The city of Bangkok is widely popular for its street life and cultural landmarks which makes it even more attractive to visitors. The notorious red-light districts of Bangkok are famous throughout the world, an important source of attraction and entertainment in the city.
Bangkok was named the “World Best City” for four consecutive years by Travel + Leisure while it is named the world’s most visited city in MasterCard’s Global Destination Cities Index.
We recommend that you read our guide about where to stay in Bangkok. It gives you an excellent overview of the most popular areas, highlighting the main attractions and hotel recommendations for each area. If you like our list of best hotels in Bangkok, then you should also check out our selection of boutique hotels in Singapore or luxury hotels in Hong Kong.