Bangkok is a popular tourist destination, popular for its thriving nightlife, world-class shopping and delicious street food. It is also the financial capital of Thailand. Bangkok attracts a number of tourists, business travellers and medical tourists every year.
Owing to the number of tourists visiting the city, there are a wide number of accommodation choices in the city. First time visitors to Bangkok are confused about where to book their accommodation in the city. Bangkok is a huge city and has many areas that are popular among the tourists and other visitors. Travellers to the city should book their accommodation, depending upon their preferences and budget range. For example, tourists looking for luxurious accommodation near to the MTS and BRT stations can book hotel in Sukhumvit, and tourists looking for cheap accommodation like hostels and guesthouses can stay at the Khao San Road.
There are there main districts in Bangkok that are popular among the tourists for their accommodation options.
- Khao san road – This is the old Bangkok, close to the river. Khao san is also a backpacker’s paradise. It is the best locality for tourists who are looking for cheap accommodation options. The area is close to many of the sightseeing attractions in the city. The nightlife of Khao san is also interesting with many gogobars, pubs and Street side restaurants that stay open till the wee hours. However, this area is not suitable for families looking for a luxurious vacation. They can book luxury hotel in Sukhumvit that offers world class amenities and is close to the mass transit stations.
- Sathorn – Sathorn is the cosmopolitan area in Bangkok. This is the best place to stay if you like the vibes of an international city. Sathorn is preferred location for expats and most of the business travellers because it is close to the business districts of Bangkok. Sathorn is close to the most popular party district of the city. The hotels here are costlier than the hotel in Sukhumvit and the traffic of the area are the disadvantages of staying here.
- Sukhumvit – Most of the tourists, who visit Bangkok for shopping and medical tourism, prefer to stay at luxury hotel in Sukhumvit, because of its modern amenities and good connectivity. Sukhumvitis well connected to all the business districts of the city through mass transit system. The posh locality is centre of entertainment and has some of the upscale restaurant and pubs. The area also has some of the best shopping malls in Bangkok.