Of all cool cities in Asia, Bangkok indeed is one of the favorite destinations for backpackers. Bangkok does offer a plethora of travel attractions that make this capital of Thailand oh so tempting. Starting from its cool beaches, mesmerizing culture, to the glimmering nightlife; you can find everything in Bangkok. In other words, you will never run out of things to do while you’re in Bangkok.
Another reason why Bangkok is popular among backpackers is the vast availability of cheap activities or attractions. Backpackers can easily find budget-friendly accommodations. Still not convinced? Let’s take a peek of these 10 cool, gorgeous and budget-friendly hotels!
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1. Mellow Fellow Hostel, A Cool Hostel That is Far from Mellow.
This hostel may be called the Mellow Fellow Hostel, but believe us, you won’t feel mellow at all during your stay here. Other than its captivating interior design, this hostel is also strategically located.
You can reach the hotel by 5-minute walk from Exit 1 of Ratchathewi BTS Station. From the hotel, you only need 2-5-minute walk to get to popular culinary spots, and 10-15 minute walk to various popular shopping center, such as the Siam Center and Grand Diamond Plaza.
This hostel offers 3 room types: 8-bed mixed dormitory, 8-bed female dormitory and family room (4-person capacity). The rooms are minimally-designed and each bed is equipped with a personal night light and a curtain for privacy. FYI, the minimum age allowed here is 15 years. So, you might want to consider other hotels if you’re planning to travel with children.
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2. The Local Surasak Hostel, Offers the Cheapest Rate at Under USD7.5!
Of all districts in Bangkok, Sathorn district is a ‘new’ one that has been vastly developing for the past few years. This district holds an abundance of local and international restaurants, trendy hotels, and other tourist attractions. However, there are also some budget accommodation for backpackers, one of which is The Local Surasak Hostel.
The Local Surasak Hotel offers fantastic rates. I mean, fantastically cheap. They start at under USD7.5 Isn’t that great? It’s only a 6-minute walk from the Surasak BTS Station, and approximately 2 km away from Patpong and Snake Farm-Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute.
The hotel offers 2 types of dormitory-style room: the 6-bed dormitory (female only) and 10-bed dormitory (mixed). They’re quite comfy, with a 3-tiered bed and each room equipped with a fan and an AC. This is what they look like:
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3. Looking for a Budget Accommodation with a Cool Atmosphere? Try the Movylodge Hostel!
Typically, budget accommodations are perceived as everything minimalist. Minimalist ambience, minimalist amenities, and other ‘minimalist’ things. However, when you look at the Movylodge Hostel, you might have a hard time believing that it is a budget hotel. They have such a cool interior!
Yup, the hotel interior indeed is one of the plus points that are often praised by guests staying here. The newly operated hotel (in 2016) has a clean interior with modern minimalist design that reminds you of Muji from Japan. This hotel also provides several fun common room, equipped with bean bag chairs that are perfect to chill and relax after a whole day travelling.
The rooms are also designed with a modern minimalistic feel. The room types include dormitories (bunk bed), capsuels, triple bed rooms, and studio private rooms.
The rates begin at THB540/night. However, you might score a deal up to THB410/night (approximately 154 thousand) if you reserve the rooms through online booking sites. This is the appearance of the bedrooms:
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4. Economical Overnight Stay in a Unique Atmosphere, Discover It at The Yard Hostel Bangkok.
If you identify as a backpacker who loves unique experiences, you might fall in love with The Yard Hostel Bangkok. This hostel is located in Ari, a hipster region that houses many cool boutiques and fantastic eateries. The Yard Hostel is very easily accessible from Ari BTS Station, which means it will be relatively easy for you to access various attractions in Bangkok.
One interesting point about this hostel is its hip ambience. The building is made of containers stacked neatly on top of each other. They also have a large garden, which is often used as a place to socialize with other guests.
The guests, mostly backpackers, usually spend their time relaxing in the garden, chilling on a hammock, or enjoying a variety of entertainment provided on the spot.
The Yard Hostel offers 5 types of rooms suitable for all types of travelers. They have 6-bed dormitories (mixed and female only), 4-bed dormitories (mixed), private rooms (up to 4 persons) and a private garden. The rates are also budget-friendly, as they start at around USD11.85. Just so you know, you have to be at least 18 years of age to stay here!
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5. Moving on to Bang Rak District, The Backpack Hostel Offers a Hip Budget Accommodation.
Are you looking for a backpacker-style, budget-friendly accommodation in Bang Rak? Here’s one that you should check out, The Backpack Hostel. The hostel is located approximately 1,3 kilometer from Patpong, 1,4 kilometer from the Snake Farm-Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute, and 1,7 kilometer from Sampeng Market. It is a little bit farther away from the station, but with rooms that are offered from USD6, The Backpack Hostel remains an attractive option.
The Backpack Hostel only offers dormitory-style room, which have 8 beds (mixed) and 6 beds (female only) in them. This is what they look like:
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6. The Cube Boutique Hostel, A Georgeous Capsule Hotel That Welcomes You, Fellow Backpackers.
The Cube Boutique Hostel is a budget hotel that offers enhanced experience for its guest. This hotel is managed by a family that has lived in several cities all over the world, starting from California, Boston, LA, Hong Kong, etc.
When the family decided to build a hotel, their main concept is a place to stay beyond the check-in and check-out process. Experience and comfort are their main thing, and it’s guaranteed to make you feel at home.
The Cube Hostel do not take comfort and guest experience lightly. Each part of the hotel was designed neatly and photogenically, which will look super gorgeous on your Instagram.
The hostel offers a green outdoor area plus a rubber pool. Is the weather in Bangkok too hot for you? If you date, you can also jump into the pool and cool off!
The hotel offers sleeping capsules. They have single capsules with a front entrance and a side entrance, double capsules, and female-only capsules. Don’t you want to know what they look like? Go ahead and check out these pictures:
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7. Beyond the Deals, Here Hostel Bangkok Offers a Stay Amidst the Local Culture of Thailand.
Living Thai, living Here Hostel. That’s the slogan of Here Hostel Bangkok. Believe us, this is not just a slogan. Here Hostel Bangkok is located between the intersection of Ratchadamnoen and a traditional community.
Around the area, you may see plenty of spectacular historical attractions, such as the Metal Castle dan Rattanakosin Exhibition Hall. If you want something more thrilling, you can walk for 5-10 minutes to get to Khaosan Road, known as the “backpacker paradise”.
Concept-wise, the Here Hostel building is quite captivating. This hotel occupies a building that is more than 100 years old. The building was redecorated based on an environmentally-friendly concept, and it’s made of pieces of wood from old houses. FYI, they have a slide that will fit adults!
This hotel offers two types of rooms: dormitories (4, 6, 8, 12 beds) and private rooms. For female travelers, this hotel offers female-only rooms. This is what they look like:
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8. Nitan Hostel Khaosan, A Favorite for Everyone Who Wants to Explore Khaosan
Khaosan Road is indeed popular among backpackers. Along the 1 kilometer stretch of this road, you will find internet cafes, cool bars and clubs, restaurants, bookstores, tour agents, tattoo parlors, and many more. Budget-friendly, backpacker-friendly hotels are also scattered along this road. One of them is Nitan Hostel Khaosan.
Nitan Hostel Khaosan is quite unique compared to other budget hotels. The hotel is designed based on a blue and white color palate, with both modern and classical elements.
This is unlike other minimalistic budget hotels. By the way, if you’re staying at this hotel, make sure you take a picture on their unique stairways!
Room-wise Nitan Hostel Khaosan only offer dormitory-type rooms that can be differentiated into 3 categories: 4-bed dormitory (female only), 10-bed dormitory (standar, mixed gender), and 10-bed dormitory (deluxe, mixed gender). What’s different between the standard and deluxe type is the availability of lockers. The standard rooms are equipped with a locker in each room, while the deluxe rooms are equipped with a private locker next to each bed.
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9. LaMurr Sukhumvit 41, A Cool Budget Hotel in Sukhumvit Built in 2016.
Looking for a place to stay around Sukhumvit? You can start by checking out LaMurr Sukhumvit 41. The budget accommodation has only been operating since 20016, so everything looks new. As for their rates? Super budget-friendly! Isn’t that great? Even better, this hotel is conveniently located. You only need 3-5 minute walk to get to various culinary spots, cool restaurants, and shopping centers.
The hotel offers only dormitory-type rooms, either a 4-bed or 8-bed room. For female travelers, they provide female-only rooms. Each room is equipped with a storage (padlocked), personal night lights, folding table, air conditioning and a pretty big bed (1,2 meter wide).
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10. You Can Also Consider the Analog Hostel If You’re Hunting for a Budget-friendly Accommodation in Sukhumvit.
Analaog Hostel is another cool hotel you may try in Sukhumvit. It is easy to recognize due to its unique name sign, emblazoned with an old typewriter.
Its unique ambience is prominent as you step foot inside the hotel area. You’ll be welcomed with a retro-industrial atmosphere, and you’re guaranteed all the thrill of capturing all parts of the hotel, all of which are Instagramable.
This hotel offers dormitory-style rooms. They have mixed dormitories, female-only dormitories, and also a family room (up to 4 guests) that are equipped with a private bathroom. However, please not that the minimum age for this hotel is 12 years. So, if you’re travelling with children, perhaps you need to look at other child-friendly options.
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