Bangkok is definitely a popular destination for shopping, eating and sightseeing. But with so much to see, eat and do, choosing the best hotel to retreat and rejuvenate is very important!
It's even better if you can get accommodation that's in a good location so that you won't have to waste time travelling! Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered and have broken down the accommodations based on major train stations. And they are under RM160 per night (for twin/double rooms!) so you won't have to bust your budget. Here are our top picks!
Note: The prices for the accommodations are based on a search done in the second week of November 2022. Do note that the rates may change based on travel seasons.
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8 Affordable Accommodations In Bangkok
BTS Siam/National Stadium
As the interchange station for both the Sukhumvit and Silom BTS lines, Siam station is probably the busiest train station in Bangkok! Not to mention that it's also connected to popular malls like Siam Paragon and Siam Square. However, most of the accommodations around this area are located near BTS National Stadium (connected to MBK Center), just one station away.
1. Chao Hostel
Even though it's located very near the main shopping malls, Chao Hostel feels like a world away.
Credit: Chao Hostel Bangkok on Facebook
Blending together rustic old-world charm with modern amenities, stay at one of Chao Hostel's stunningly decorated authentic Thai-style rooms!
Credit: Chao Hostel Bangkok on Facebook
Their Comfort Twin or Comfort Double Bedrooms with private bathrooms cost from just RM141 but if you're travelling solo, you can even pay less - the prices for their 6-person dorms start from just RM48!
Note: Chao Hostel Bangkok is temporarily closed in November 2022.
Rates: from RM134 on Agoda (Comfort Twin/Comfort Double Bed)
Address: 865 Rama 1 Road, 8th. Floor, inside Siam@Siam Hotel Building, Wang Mai, Patumwan, Bangkok, Siam, Bangkok, Thailand, 10330
Distance from BTS National Stadium: 210m (2 min walk)
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2. Lub D Bangkok Siam
A popular hostel and well-established chain in Thailand, Lub D has a youthful and hip vibe. One of the things that stand out is their brightly coloured decor, definitely something to look forward to after a long day being out and about!
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If you don't mind sharing a bathroom with other guests, you can get a twin or double room for as cheap as RM104.
What's great about Lub D is that its lobby is always buzzing and you can definitely find some activities or tours to do if you're looking for more than just the usual shopping and eating. Plus, the common areas are really lovely too, with beanbags and a cafe where you can chill out at.
Rates: RM104 on Agoda (Standard Twin/Double with shared bathroom)
Address: 925/9, Rama1 Rd., Wang Mai, Phatumwan, Siam, Bangkok, Thailand, 10330
Distance from BTS National Stadium: 11m (1 min walk)
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Ratchaprarop ARL Station
Conveniently located on the Airport Rail Link, Ratchaprarop is the gateway to Bangkok's busy shopping district of Pratunam. The station is just a walking distance from Pratunam wholesale market and the popular Platinum Fashion Mall.
3. Gaam Hotel
For a cosy and affordable stay, look no further than Gaam Hotel! This hotel impresses right from the lobby!
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The rooms feature elevated beds, cool greys and warm wood accents for a cohesive stylish feel. Other amenities include a minibar, climate control, satellite TV, en-suite bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries.
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A short walk will take you to Pratunam Market, Platinum Fashion Mall and if you walk further, you'll even get to Central World! Not to mention that there are many well-established massage shops around the hotel, perfect if you need some rest and retreat!
Rates: from RM109 on Agoda (Asteroids Queen Room)
Address: 39/33 Phetchaburi 15, PhayaThai , Ratchathewi, Pratunam, Bangkok, Thailand, 10400
Distance from ARL Ratchaprarop: 750m (9 min walk)
4. Lemontea Hotel
Located in the heart of Thailand’s premier wholesale fashion market, Lemontea Hotel is a great base from which to start your shopping spree in Pratunam.
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Each of the rooms in Lemontea is cleverly inspired by the varieties of beverages like Matcha Green Tea, Latte, O-liang (Thai iced coffee) and Earl Grey. You can expect decorative cups, teapots and pleasant pastels of green matcha, brown latte, and cool greys in each fully air-conditioned room!
Credit: Lemontea Hotel on Facebook
This picture-perfect hotel is Instagram-worthy right from its entrance to its lobby and its cosy rooms. Don’t be surprised to see your camera roll filled with views of this hotel!
Rates: from RM147 on Agoda (Superior)
Address: 55 Soi Petchaburi 15, Petchaburi Road, Ratchathewi, Pratunam, Bangkok, Thailand
Distance from ARL Ratchaprarop: 650m (8 min walk)
Phaya Thai Station (BTS/ARL interchange)
Another important station in the Pratunam shopping district, staying around Phaya Thai is convenient as it's the interchange station for the Airport Rail Link and BTS. So you can conveniently arrive from the airport and take the BTS to other shopping places and sights in Bangkok!
5. Tarawish Hotel
Swanky interiors at an affordable price? Count us in! Tarawish Hotel offers you a clean and comfy stay in their newly renovated rooms and no, you don't have to burn a hole in your wallet to stay in their gorgeous rooms!
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What's great about this hotel is that the rooms are both stylish and spacious so you'll have enough space for your luggage! As the hotel is located in the alleys of Pratunam, the hotel also offers a free tuk-tuk service to bring you to the main road, so it's super convenient.
Rates: from RM159 on Agoda (Standard Twin)
Address: 45 Petchaburi 13 Petchaburi Road Phayathai, Pratunam, Bangkok, Thailand, 10400
Distance from Phaya Thai: 5 min walk
BTS Asok-MRT Sukhumvit Interchange
Sukhumvit is a popular tourist area with many shopping malls, halal eateries, cafes and high-end hotels and one of the main places to stay is around BTS Asok/MRT Sukhumvit stations. Here's where you'll find the Terminal 21 shopping mall, known for its interesting themed floors and great shopping!
6. Red Planet Bangkok Asoke
Located strategically near the busy Sukhumvit Rd and minutes away from Terminal 21, Red Planet Asoke offers one of the most affordable yet comfortable accommodations in this area.
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The rooms have a modern feel to it and plenty of natural light as well which is a plus point for any accommodation. The hotel also prides itself on being tech-savvy so you can expect free and fast WiFi and plenty of power sockets to charge your phone or laptop!
Rates: from RM134 on Agoda (Standard Room)
Address: 7 Sukhumvit Soi 14, Sukhumvit Road, Sukhumvit, Bangkok, Thailand, 10110
Distance from BTS Asok: 260m (3 min walk)
7. Jellybean The Blocks Hostel Sukhumvit 10
Who says you need to spend a lot to stay in the upscale area of Sukhumvit? Jellybeans The Blocks Hostel offers private rooms from as cheap as RM105 per night! Quite a steal if you ask us!
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What's great about Jellybean is that it doesn't just cater to couples but there are also triple rooms and family rooms for 4-6 people below RM150 (shared bathroom)! If you'd like to spend a little more for a private bathroom, a family room for 6 will only cost you around RM250!
Rates: from 105 on Agoda (Private King Bedroom)
Address: 1/3-4 Sukhumvit Soi 10 Klongtoey, Sukhumvit, Bangkok, Thailand, 10110
Distance from BTS Asok: 350m (5 min walk)
Hua Lamphong Railway Station/MRT Hua Lamphong
For those of you who are planning to travel by train to other parts of Thailand like Chiang Mai or Hua Hin or if you're arriving from these places, then staying around Hua Lamphong station is definitely a great choice. Plus, Hua Lamphong is also near Bangkok's Chinatown, Yaowarat which is also a popular tourist destination.
8. Metro Hotel
Located directly opposite the railway station, Metro Hotel's chic design will give you a respite from all the hustle and bustle of Bangkok.
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With private double rooms from as cheap as RM124, Metro Hotel is an extremely affordable accommodation set in a prime location. Although it's not near the prime shopping areas, it's situated within a relatively short distance from historical areas like Chinatown and the Old City where you'd find the Grand Palace and museums.
Rates: from RM124 on Agoda (Superior Queen Room)
Address: 326/20-22 Rama 4 Rd.,Maha-Phruttharam Bang-Rak Bangkok 10500 Thailand, China Town, Bangkok, Thailand, 10500
Distance from Hua Lamphong: 57m (1 min walk)
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