Bangkok is a fascinating city with a dizzying array of color, sound and culinary delights that will satisfy anyone with a voracious Asian appetite. And there is just so much to do in Bangkok. It’s a serious shopaholics paradise with some of the poshest malls to the crowded street market where you can haggle like a native. There’s a vast array of temples for you to go temple hopping by day, and by night you can go club hopping to the beats of International DJ’s in many of Bangkok’s famous nightlife venues.
But the best thing of all about traveling to Bangkok is you don’t have to spend a lot of money for quality and value. This is especially true for hotels in Bangkok. It’s true that there are many ritzy hotels in Bangkok with consistent awards from travel magazines. Those hotels will set you back $400 US per night. But you don’t have to spend a lot to stay in a nice hotel with good guest facilities such as a pool and gym all for under $50 US.
Matter of fact there are lots of budget hotels in Bangkok that include Wi-Fi Internet access, shampoos, soap and almost all include a free daily breakfast in the room rate. And it’s buffet style!
Most budget hotels in Bangkok are very well maintained by the hard working maintenance crew and housekeepers. Even though most budget hotels are at least 10 years old the mattresses are often changed and damaged furniture are replaced. This may not mean everything is perfect like a brand new hotel but you do get a sense of comfort, Thai style and decor.
Some of the downsides on staying in budget hotels in Bangkok is that some of the rooms may not be so spacious. Or the bathroom may be a bit small for comfort. To most travelers like myself it’s not a serious issue since Bangkok has so much to see and do, it would be a total waste to stay in.
Another problem might be the language barrier. Thai hotel staff’s language skills may not be up to par especially reception at the front desk. But they do try hard as long as you speak clearly and slowly. Before I learned to speak Thai I found that somehow, someway they will eventually figure out what you want without you getting frustrated.
Now the best news of all is that there are plenty of budget hotels located in central Bangkok near cultural sights and great shopping. Some are even conveniently next to a train station to zip you to your next attraction to discover.
So when considering your hotel accommodations in Bangkok, I suggest you take a good look at some of the budget options. You may be surprised at how much you can get for how little you spend.