If you’re in Bangkok for a short time and primarily want to visit around Banglamphu, chances are that you’re going to end up in Khao San Road. If you’re wearing flip flops and a backpack, it’s a certitude.
Don’t believe the hate, Khao San is a place that has a pretty nice atmosphere and is located near the Grand Palace, Wat Pho, Wat Arun and not far away from Chinatown or the Golden Mount (Wat Sakhet). If you’re sticking to the basic to do list, you might end up spending a day or two in Bangkok without going near Sukhumvit.
Here are 5 choices of hotels and hotels in the Khao San area that should suit your budget.
La Moon Hostel
If you’re up for a dormitory in a cozy atmosphere a bit away from Khao San. Enough to stay calm, but near enough to get all the bars and food you need (10 minute walk). If you’re not looking for a party hostel, but more of a place where you can meet people, and exchange in a nice environment, that might be the best choice.
Book at La Moon Hostel, from 350thb
32 Soi.Watratchanatda, Din Sor Rd., Bawornniwet, Ratchadamnoen Klang, Pranakorn, Bangkok, 10200 Bangkok
Located near the Golden Mount (definitely worth the visit), the Krit Hostel is walking distance to Khao San road and gets a nice chillout rooftop (not really the Sky bar at Lebua but that’s not the spirit). Bunk beds in mixed or female rooms are available and the breakfast is surprising.
Book at Krit Hostel, from 200thb
1 Siriphon Road, District Samranrat Phra Nakhon, 10200 Bangkok, Thailand
That’s not because you’re staying near Khao San that you need to get a lousy room ! Chillax offers beautiful rooms and a gorgeous pool on the top floor and jaccuzzi in some rooms. What do you need more to enjoy Bangkok ?
Book at Chillax resort from 2,250thb
274 Samsen Soi 2, Phra Nakhon, 10200 Bangkok, Thailand
Clean, comfy and full of luxury, the Casa Nithra is a great way to enjoy Bangkok with elegance. The pool is beautiful and the whole hotel is designed in a classic yet neat style, and a thai hiso touch.
Book at Casa Nithra from 3,300thb
176 Soi Samsen 8/1, Samsen Road, Ban Phan Thom, Phra Nakorn, 10200 Bangkok, Thailand
You might want to take a dip in a pool but have less budget ? no worries, let’s head to the Villa Cha-Cha. This mid range accomodation provides nice rooms and a pool only a few steps from Khao San Road. The helpful staff will be resourceful if you need.
Book at Villa Cha-Cha from 1,400thb
36 Tani Road Taladyod Pranakorn, 10200 Bangkok, Thailand