Choosing Bangkok’s Best Budget Accommodations


The price range of accommodations in Bangkok is huge. Besides the price differences, there are many types of accommodations to choose from as well, from standard hotels, motels to guest rooms and day apartments.

The cheaper options might not be the most convenient and difficult to commute to and from the city center. So it’s not really about budget accommodations we’re going to cover here but the best value for your money. Here’s a list of standard hotels that’s just right. Not overly pricey, great location and ensures your comfortable stay with a wide range of facilities.

The first must-mention hotel is non-other than Mercure Bangkok Siam which is probably located in one of the best spots in Bangkok, smack in the center of all the action. The hotel is an Accor managed hotel, so there’s no need to question service and facility standards. The hotel is walking distance from the skytrain (National Stadium station); which is just one station from Siam, Bangkok’s large skytrain and subway intersection station. The hotel is a 4-star hotel and located near large shopping centers such as the famous Siam Paragon and MBK.

Next in line is Hotel Muse at Langsuan area. Hotel Muse is a boutique hotel but prices are in the range of 4-5 star hotels. The hotel décor gives a nostalgic sophisticated feel, donning colors such as dark marble, carpet and wood-based furnishing. The hotel features several restaurants and bars for evening chill-outs. The hotel’s main access is by car or taxi but just a short ride from the skytrain. Highlights near the hotel include the Jim Thompson House and Central World shopping complex. There are also quite a lot of dining options in Langsuan area. So if you’re planning your trip with an adventurous streak for food tasting, then Hotel Muse is a great choice.

A notable hotel to consider is Sofitel So Bangkok is an urban design hotel that offers club rooms and suites on top of standard rooms. In terms of transportation, the hotel is easily accessible via Lumpini Subway and Sala Daeng Skytrain station. The hotel is situated near some of the major business towers such as U Chu Liang and Abdulrahim buildings and walking distance to Lumpini Park.

Next in line is Novotel Bangkok Ploenchit on Sukhumvit road. This hotel is located near one of the key shopping complex in Bangkok: Terminal 21. Hotel rooms options ranges from standard rooms to the hotel’s premier executive suite. Some highlights walking distance from the hotel are those like the Erawan Shrine and Central World. The hotel is suitable for anyone wanting to stay right next to the skytrain and in the business district.

Finally, we come to ibis Bangkok Nana, which is truly a budget hotel; but nevertheless one of the better budget hotels out there. Décor is minimal and simplistic, yet offers you a highly comfortable stay. Ibis Bangkok Nana is definitely not bad for the money and pose as a great starting point to explore Bangkok.