A good trip to Bangkok starts with choosing the right accommodation.
Whether you’re coming for a few days, a few weeks, for the first time, or every year, here are the best places to stay in Bangkok.
The Best Areas To Stay in Bangkok
- Sukhumvit. Sukhumvit is for many the heart of Bangkok. It’s an area with a lot happening. It’s also the area where most expats live, and where you’ll find plenty of high-end restaurants, bars, and nightclubs.
- Sukhumvit soi 11. The soi 11 of Sukhumvit (soi means street in Thai) is known for its incredible nightlife. It’s home to many trendy restaurants, rooftop bars, cocktails bars, and nightclubs. But even with a busy nightlife, the area is quiet during the day, which makes it a great place to rest and recover too.
- Thonglor / Ekkamai. Thonglor and Ekkamai are two of the busiest streets in Bangkok. It is in this area that a lot of celebrities and wealthy Thais and expats live. It’s also a great spot to explore with plenty of cafes, wine bars, famous restaurants, and busy bars. And a few clubs where Hi-So Thais (Thais from rich families) love to pop bottles.
- Silom / Sathorn. The CBD of Bangkok near the iconic Lumpini park is a popular area to stay for tourists because it makes it easy to explore every corner of Bangkok, whether it’s Sukhumvit, the Grand Palace, or the riverside. The nightlife is not as developed as in Sukhumvit, but the area has an incredible choice of 5-star hotels.
- Chinatown / Old Town. For a taste of the local lifestyle, chose to stay in a hotel in Chinatown or Old Town. During the day, the area is super lively with a lot of street food, markets, craft shops, and more. At night, a few of the top cocktails bars in the city keep the streets alive all night.
- Khaosan. The most famous backpacker and party street in Bangkok is where budget and young travelers prefer to stay. It’s close to the city’s main attractions (The Grand Palace, the Chao Phraya river, and Chinatown…) and at night it’s as busy as it can get, every day of the week.
- Ratchada. Rachada is the most local place on this list, with very local nightlife and an interesting list of things to do. It might not be the best base to explore the rest of the city, but if you’ve been to Bangkok a couple of times already, and you’re looking for something more local this time, Ratchada is a great neighborhood to call home for a little while.
If you’re coming to Bangkok to party, read our guide of the best areas to stay in Bangkok for nightlife:
Map Of The Best Areas To Stay In Bangkok
The Best Places To Stay In Bangkok
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Where To Stay in Bangkok For Nightlife?
The best area to stay in Bangkok for nightlife is Sukhumvit. Between Sukhumvit soi 1 (Nana) and Sukhumvit soi 63 (Ekkamai) is where you’ll find a lot of the best restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in the city.
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What Is The Best Area To Stay In Bangkok For Adults?
The best area to stay in Bangkok for adults is Sukhumvit – and especially the Nana area. Unlike other adult entertainment areas, this area has no markets or nearby tourist attractions.
It’s filled with lively gogo bars and freelancers in the surrounding streets.
If you’re looking for a gorgeous Thai girl to take back to your hotel, Nana is the best place to look.
What Is The Best Area To Stay In Bangkok For Foodies?
The best area to stay for foodies in Bangkok is Chinatown.
At night the main street of Bangkok’s Chinatown, Yaowarat Road, becomes Thailand’s biggest street food restaurant.
The road is lined with small restaurants offering dim sum, oyster omelets, and fresh seafood.