Hostels in Bangkok have been the lifeline of young backpackers on a budget for a very long time. It’s cheap rooms and no frills but friendly services offer you a satisfying guarantee for a very long day of touring. But just recently hostels in Bangkok have made a go into modernization just like everything else in this old exotic city. But, choosing the right hostel is essential to getting a memorable holiday.
Ask any well traveled backpacker which area you need to stay in and they will answer anywhere near Khao San road, a little lane packed full of bars and sidewalk food carts selling cheap eats. But throughout the years Khao San road is experiencing a string of commercialization. For instance Shambara Boutique Hostel located close to the entry of Khao San road is a cozy two story guest house that’s been offering exhausted budget travelers comfortable beds for years.
Just like the resort industry in Bangkok, hostels compete for tourist dollars. So you are going to find hostels in the popular neighborhoods of Silom and Sukhumvit with really affordable beds. HQ Hostel in Silom is one such instance. Their contemporary dorm rooms aren’t only comfy, but to be more competitive their rates include free breakfast. And because they are located in Silom, guests are not far from the nightlife action of Patpong or the international beer gardens in Lumphini Night Bazaar.
To no ones surprise you’ll also find some cheap yet great quality hostels down the street. HI Sukhumvit is one such low priced hostel providing cheap beds not only to backpackers, but also for anybody who does not need to spend a lot of.
Whether you are a backpacker or someone who is looking for a tight budget that wishes to enjoy a certain comfort level, you should definitely try staying in a hostel. Private rooms can be found nowadays so there is no need to share with unknown strangers anymore. And the money you save could be used to get a daily foot massage after a long day of exploring the sights and culture of Bangkok.