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.

Reception area and lobby at Mellow Fellow Hostel
Reception area and lobby at Mellow Fellow Hostel, via agoda

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.

Lobby
Lobby, via hotels

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.

Bedroom
Bedroom, via hotels
Close up view of the sleeping area
Close up view of the sleeping area, via hotels

Address: 692/55, Soi Phayank, Phetchaburi, Ratchataewi, Bangkok, Thai 10400
Check in: 15.00, Check out: 12.00
Rates: start from THB297 or USD8.2 (weekdays, low season, 1 adult, dormitory) Check the Latest Price!
Amenities: [General] WiFi, laundry, common lounge, locker, [service] express check-in/out, luggage storage, [language] Chinese (Mandarin), English, Thai

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2. The Local Surasak Hostel, Offers the Cheapest Rate at Under USD7.5!

The Local Surasak Hostel
The Local Surasak Hostel, via booking

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 hotel interior
The hotel interior, via booking

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 interior
The hotel interior, via booking

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:

Room with 6 beds
Room with 6 beds, via The Local Suraksak Hostel/facebook
Room with 10 beds
Room with 10 beds, via The Local Suraksak Hostel/facebook

Address: 681, Charoenrat soi1, South Sathorn Road, Yannawa, Sathorn, Bangkok 10120
Check in: 14.00, Check out: 12.00
Rates: start from THB206 or USD5.7 (weekdays, low season, 1 adult, dormitory) Check the Latest Price!
Amenities: [General] WiFi, locker, [service] airport pick-up/drop-off, [f&b] coffee shop, [language] English

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3. Looking for a Budget Accommodation with a Cool Atmosphere? Try the Movylodge Hostel!

MovyLodge Hostel
MovyLodge Hostel, via agoda

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!

The hotel interior
The hotel interior, via MovyLodge Hostel/facebook
The hotel interior
The hotel interior, via MovyLodge Hostel/facebook

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 hotel interior
The hotel interior, via MovyLodge Hostel/facebook
Relaxation room
Relaxation room, via MovyLodge Hostel/facebook

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:

Bedroom
Bedroom, via MovyLodge Hostel/facebook
Bedroom
Bedroom, via MovyLodge Hostel/facebook
Bedroom
Bedroom, via MovyLodge Hostel/facebook
Bedroom
Bedroom, via MovyLodge Hostel/facebook

Address: 505 Petchaburi Road, Phaya Thai, Ratchathewi, Bangkok 10400
Check in: 14.00, Check out: 11.00
Rates: start from THB410 or USD11.4 (weekdays, low season, 1 adult, dormitory) Check the Latest Price!
Amenities: [General] WiFi, locker, laundry, common lounge, shared kitchen, smoking area, luggage storage, [service] 24-hour reception, [language] English, Thai

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4. Economical Overnight Stay in a Unique Atmosphere, Discover It at The Yard Hostel Bangkok.

The Yard Hostel Bangkok
The Yard Hostel Bangkok, via agoda

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.

The hostel’s exterior
The hostel’s exterior, via agoda
Garden and bar
Garden and bar, via agoda

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 interior
The interior, via agoda

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!

Bedroom
Bedroom, via agoda
Bedroom
Bedroom, via agoda
Bedroom
Bedroom, via agoda
Bedroom
Bedroom, via agoda

Address: 51 Phahonyothin Road, Samsen Nai, Phaya Thai, Bangkok 10400
Check in: 14.00, Check out: 12.00
Rates: start from THB435 or USD12.1 (weekdays, low season, 1 adult, dormitory) Check the Latest Price!
Amenities: [General] WiFi, locker, laundry, common lounge, shared kitchen, smoking area, garden, parking, [service] tour, bike rental, massage, [language] English, Thai

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5. Moving on to Bang Rak District, The Backpack Hostel Offers a Hip Budget Accommodation.

The Backpack Hostel
The Backpack Hostel, via agoda

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 interior
The interior, via agoda
The interior
The interior, via agoda

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:

Bedroom
Bedroom, via booking
Bedroom
Bedroom, via booking

Address: 184/59 Maha Set Road, Sripaya, Bangrak, Bang Rak, 10500 Bangkok
Check in: 14.00, Check out: 11.00
Rates: start from THB217 or USD6 (weekdays, low season, 1 adult, dormitory) Check the Latest Price!
Amenities: [General] WiFi, locker, common lounge, shared kitchen, convenience store, [service] taxi service [language] English, Thai

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6. The Cube Boutique Hostel, A Georgeous Capsule Hotel That Welcomes You, Fellow Backpackers.

The Cube Hostel
The Cube Hostel, via The Cube Hostel/facebook

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 interior
The interior, via The Cube Hostel/facebook
The interior
The interior, via The Cube Hostel/facebook

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 interior
The interior, via The Cube Hostel/facebook
Garden area
Garden area, via thecubehostel

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:

Single capsule (front entrance)
Single capsule (front entrance), via The Cube Hostel/facebook
Single capsule (side door)
Single capsule (side door), via The Cube Hostel/facebook
Double capsule
Double capsule, via The Cube Hostel/facebook

Address: 3/9 Saladaeng Road, Silom, Bangkok 10500, Thai
Check in: 14.00, Check out: 12.00
Rates: start from THB332 or USD9.2 (weekdays, low season, 1 adult, dormitory) Check the Latest Price!
Amenities: [General] WiFi, locker, common lounge, meeting room, laundry, luggage storage, business center, game room, garden, [service] concierge, 24-hour check-in, 24-hour reception, tour, taxi service, express check-in/out, [f&b] bar, [language] English, Thai, Tagalog

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7. Beyond the Deals, Here Hostel Bangkok Offers a Stay Amidst the Local Culture of Thailand.

Here Hostel
Here Hostel, via herehostel

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”.

The interior
The interior, via herehostel
The interior
The interior, via herehostel

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!

The hotel interior
The hotel interior, via herehostel
A slide that goes to the lobby
A slide that goes to the lobby, via Here Hostel/facebook

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:

Bedroom
Bedroom, via herehostel
Bedroom
Bedroom, via Here Hostel/facebook

Address: 196/3-8 Ratchadamnoen Road, Phranakorn Bangkok, Thai 10200
Check in: 14.00, Check out: 12.00
Rates: start from THB364 or USD10 (weekdays, low season, 1 adult, dormitory) Check the Latest Price!
Amenities: [General] WiFi, locker, common lounge, laundry, luggage storage, vending machine, family room, parking, [service] 24-hour reception, tour, 24-hour security, [f&b] bar, [language] English, Thai

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8. Nitan Hostel Khaosan, A Favorite for Everyone Who Wants to Explore Khaosan

Nitan Hostel Khaosan
Nitan Hostel Khaosan, via Nitan Hostel Khaosan/facebook

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.

Lobby area
Lobby area, via Nitan Hostel Khaosan/facebook

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!

The interior
The interior, via Nitan Hostel Khaosan/facebook
Stairways
Stairways, via Nitan Hostel Khaosan/facebook

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.

4-bed dormitory (female only)
4-bed dormitory (female only), via Nitan Hostel Khaosan/facebook
10-bed dormitory (mixed)
10-bed dormitory (mixed), via Nitan Hostel Khaosan/facebook
A closer view of the bed in deluxe dormitory
A closer view of the bed in deluxe dormitory, via Nitan Hostel Khaosan/facebook

Address: 190/09-10 Khaosan Road, Talad Yod, Phra Nakom, Bangkok, Thai 10200
Check in: 14.00, Check out: 11.00
Rates: start from THB395 or USD11 (weekdays, low season, 1 adult, dormitory) Check the Latest Price!
Amenities: [General] WiFi, locker, common lounge, luggage storage, [service] 24-hour reception, 24-hour security, [language] English, Thai

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9. LaMurr Sukhumvit 41, A Cool Budget Hotel in Sukhumvit Built in 2016.

Reception area at LaMurr Sukhumvit 41
Reception area at LaMurr Sukhumvit 41, via LaMurr Sukhumvit 41/facebook

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 interior
The interior, via LaMurr Sukhumvit 41/facebook

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).

Bedroom
Bedroom, via LaMurr Sukhumvit 41/facebook
Bedroom
Bedroom, via LaMurr Sukhumvit 41/facebook
Inside the sleeping capsule
Inside the sleeping capsule, via LaMurr Sukhumvit 41/facebook

Address: 2/46 Sukhumvit41, Soi Pirom, North Klongton, Wattana, Bangkok 10110
Check in: 14.00, Check out: 12.00
Rates: start from THB435 or USD12 (weekdays, low season, 1 adult, dormitory) Check the Latest Price!
Amenities: [General] WiFi, locker, common lounge, luggage storage, laundry, dry cleaning, shared kitchen, [service] 24-hour reception, 24-hour security, check-in 24 jam, tour, taxi service, [language] English, Thai

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10. You Can Also Consider the Analog Hostel If You’re Hunting for a Budget-friendly Accommodation in Sukhumvit.

Analog Hostel
Analog Hostel, via analoghostel

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.

The interior
The interior, via analoghostel
The interior
The interior, via analoghostel
The interior
The interior, via analoghostel

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.

Bedroom
Bedroom, via analoghostel
Bedroom
Bedroom, via analoghostel
Bedroom
Bedroom, via analoghostel

Address: 3/17-18 Soi Sawatdi 1, Sukhumvit 31 Road, Klongtuey Nue Wattana, Bangkok, Thai
Check in: 13.00, Check out: 11.00
Rates: start from THB371 or USD10.3 (weekdays, low season, 1 adult, dormitory) Check the Latest Price!
Amenities: [General] WiFi, locker, luggage storage, shared kitchen, [language] English, Thai, Japanese

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