Guesthouses, hotels and resorts
The beginning of Sukhumvit Road can be viewed as an extension of the shopping and office districts of nearby Siam Square, with mostly tall and shiny high-rises set on some seriously pricey real estate often occupied by major hotels. This is a good area if you want to avoid the seedy (in places) scene found a bit further east while remaining close to the skytrain and central Bangkok. Ironically, two of the hotels listed here shrug off the norm by occupying one-of-a-kind buildings constructed in the mid-20th century.
Just lovely65 Sukhumvit Soi 1, Bangkok
T: (02) 254 8880, (02) 253 8800;
Heritage architecture and an exquisite design combine with strong facilities and thoughtful service to make AriyasomVilla stand out in Bangkok’s upscale accommodation scene. With an intimate feel ... Read the full review of AriyasomVilla.4,000B to 8,000B 1 vote Toprange
Homely spot next to Bumrungrad Hospital230/8 Sukhumvit Soi 1 (in the alley directly south of Bumrungrad Hospital), Bangkok
T: (02) 655 5181, (02) 542 285;
The Oasis occupies a pair of small buildings painted bright yellow and red, located across the street from one another on a sleepy lane next to Bumrungrad International Hospital. It’s an obvious ... Read the full review of Oasis Inn.
Clean with a terrific location29 Sukhumvit Rd (corner of Sukhumvit Soi 1), Bangkok
T: (02) 655 7474; F: (02) 655 6070
One of several Bangkok hotels run by the Compass Hospitality group, Legacy Express is a good choice for flashpackers seeking a clean and comfy room in a very convenient location -- and little else. ... Read the full review of Legacy Express Bangkok.
Certainly one of a kind78 Sukhumvit Soi 2, Bangkok
T: (02) 252 6069, (02) 252 1650;
One of the Thai capital’s oldest and oddest hotels, The Atlanta hasn’t changed much since opening back in 1952. The spartan rooms and uptight rules are definitely not for everyone, but vintage ... Read the full review of The Atlanta.600B to 1,500B 10 votes Flashpacker
Nana and Asoke
The area around Nana and Asok BTS stations is one of Bangkok’s most vibrant, convenient and popular, boasting stacks of big-name hotels like Sofitel, Westin Grande and Aloft. This includes the lively Sukhumvit Soi 11 and multi-lane Asoke-Montri Road, but also some quieter streets with a few great hostels to choose from. Two out of Bangkok’s three red-light districts are also found here, but they’re mostly contained in their respective streets: Soi Cowboy and Sukhumvit Soi 4. The area also hosts an enclave of Middle Eastern travellers along with swanky nightclubs, loads of restaurants, upscale spas and an interchange between the skytrain and subway.
Artistic hostel with a lively scene120/13-15 Sukhumvit Soi 23, Bangkok
T: (02) 117 1012;
Good vibes, funky art and a banging social scene all make Bodega Hostel a prime choice off Sukhumvit Road. While the cool young staff and fun atmosphere are the main draws, guests can also count on ... Read the full review of Bodega Hostel.
A top Sukhumvit hostel pick77 Sukhumvit Soi 8, Bangkok
T: (098) 654 5505;
Fu House Hostel manages to be bright and homely, warm and cool, all at the same time. Set in a restored 50-year-old house down a fairly quiet side street, the small hostel puts you within easy ... Read the full review of Fu House Hostel.
Sleek midrange digs217 Sukhumvit Rd (corner of Sukhumvit Soi 15), Bangkok
T: (02) 651 2000; F: (02) 651 2345
Shooting for sophisticated guests who prefer glossy glass and muted greys over creaky wood and bright colours, S15 is a fairly large midrange hotel within an easy walk of either Nana or Asok BTS ... Read the full review of S15 Hotel.
Cosmopolitan capsule hostel32/9-12 Asoke-Montri Rd (Sukhumvit Soi 21), Bangkok
T: (092) 520 3339;
Expanding beyond its successful original property near Khao San Road, 3Howw Hostel opened a bigger and sharper urban-style hostel within sight of Asok BTS station in 2014. The spotless dorms and ... Read the full review of 3Howw Hostel at Sukhumvit 21.
Great value rooms and a pool503 Sukhumvit Rd (between sois 27 and 29), Bangkok
T: (02) 665 2922-3 ; F: (02) 665 2924
If you can forgive the goofy name, RetrOasis Hotel sells great-value flashpacker rooms in a convenient location. Some will interpret it as little more than a mid-size motel, but those who see the ... Read the full review of RetrOasis Hotel.
Great budget option16/6 Sukhumvit Soi 19 (first alley on the right if coming from Sukhumvit Road)
T: (02) 000 7353;
Every now and then we come across a place to stay that’s truly more than just a place to stay. Opened in July 2014 in the vibrant Asok area, COW Hostel offers comfy dorms for less than we’d ... Read the full review of COW Hostel and English Club.
Cosy Thai-style bed and breakfasts3/13-14 Sukhumvit Soi 18 ; 392/38-39 Sukhumvit Soi 20, Bangkok
T: (02) 204 0301-3, (02) 258 5622;
The personable owners of Baan Sukhumvit Inn run two small bed and breakfasts within a three-minute walk of one another. Both are set in nondescript shophouse-style structures at the corners of ... Read the full review of Baan Sukhumvit Inn.
Tight dorms, convenient location1/3-4 Sukhumvit Soi 10 (down the first side alley on the left after entering the soi), Bangkok
T: (090) 909 3565;
Industrial-chic The Blocks is yet another design-y hostel geared to budget travellers looking to stay near the happening nightlife of lower Sukhumvit. While rather cramped, the dorms have some ... Read the full review of The Blocks Hostel.
Excellent choice if you fit the profile1/33 Sukhumvit Soi 11 (Soi Chaiyot) (behind 7-eleven), Bangkok
T: (02) 253 5927; F: (02) 253 5929
An eclectic mash-up of traditional Thai touches, long bamboo-thatched corridors and a policy that encourages guests to write on the walls, Suk 11 remains one of Bangkok’s most popular ... Read the full review of Suk 11.Under 600B 17 votes Backpacker
Phrom Phong and Thong Lor
Continuing east up Sukhumvit, the area around Phrom Phong and Thong Lo BTS stations is less seedy, more trendy (at least in places) and with notably large communities of Japanese expats and hi-so Thais. Though very convenient and with a terrific dining, shopping and nightlife scene, the vibe is more laid-back than around Asoke and Nana, with more condos than big-name hotels. If you don’t mind being a bit further from the rest of Bangkok, you’ll have some very good small hotels to choose from.
Gorgeous rooms filled with antiques14/29 Sukhumvit Soi 45, Bangkok
T: (02) 259 2871-3; F: (02) 259 2870
Offering a taste of colonial-era ambiance in the middle of modern Bangkok, Cabochon Hotel blends abundant antiques with high-end luxuries and impeccable service. The mid-size boutique hotel is one of ... Read the full review of Cabochon Hotel.4,000B to 8,000B 1 vote Toprange
Huge rooms on a quiet street11/3 Napha Sap Soi 2 (off Sukhumvit Soi 36), Bangkok
T: (02) 661 5525; F: (02) 261 3025
Personable service and enormous rooms at very reasonable rates make Napa Place Bed and Breakfast a terrific midrange choice near Thong Lor BTS station. Families and comfort-minded travellers will ... Read the full review of Napa Place Bed and Breakfast.
If you like model airplanes8/4 Sukhumvit Soi 28, Bangkok
T: (02) 259 9884, (081) 173 3767; F: (02) 661 4598
Set in a quiet but convenient spot off Sukhumvit, MHC Guesthouse is an affordable choice for families, couples and solo travellers wanting to avoid the big, impersonal hotels without sacrificing ... Read the full review of MHC Guesthouse.
You might not want to leave1/61 Sukhumvit Soi 30, Bangkok
T: (02) 661 5133; F: (02) 661 5135
Clean rooms with all of the bells and whistles for 600 baht are increasingly tough to come by in Bangkok, and they’re almost unheard of in the Sukhumvit area. Along with an intimate vibe and ... Read the full review of Hotel California.
Style on a budget2/7 Sukhumvit Soi 53, Bangkok
T: (02) 662 4272;
The Thong Lo area is best known for trendy wine bars, pricey boutique hotels and hi-so nightclubs. Going against the grain of this upscale market, Padi Madi Guest House delivers affordable rooms ... Read the full review of Padi Madi Guest House.
Uber-trendy and intimate3/15 Soi Sawasdee 1 (off Sukhumvit Soi 31), Bangkok
T: (02) 662 0951; F: (02) 662 3344
The Seven Design Hotel is what happens when a nondescript building in a busy urban area collides with a truly creative and imaginative eye. Six guestrooms plus one ground-floor lounge are designed to ... Read the full review of Seven Design Hotel.
Ekkamai, Phra Khanong and On Nut
The accommodation surrounding Ekkamai, Phra Khanong and On Nut BTS stations put you at least six skytrain stops from Siam Square and a solid hour’s journey from the historic Rattanakosin district. The pluses of staying here include very easy access to the eastern bus terminal and relatively close proximity to Suvarnabhumi Airport. Sukhumvit’s livelier areas are a short cruise up the skytrain line, and some interesting art galleries are found in the Ekkamai vicinity.
Creative and modern5/5 Sukhumvit Soi 69 - 69/1, Bangkok
T: (02) 178 0077; F: (02) 178 0080
Opened in mid-2014 off Sukhumvit Road, the Beat Hotel blends comfort and a creative edge into a large, modern space. From gallery-worthy wall murals to individually stitched pillows, the place was ... Read the full review of Beat Hotel.
Quiet and great value285/2-4 Sukhumvit Soi 50, Bangkok
T: (02) 331 8256;
Opened in 2013 in Bangkok’s southern reaches, VX The Fifty covers everything we look for in a hostel for those looking to avoid a party scene. The location will be too far from the action for ... Read the full review of VX The Fifty.
B&B atmosphereCorner of Pridi Banomyang Rd (aka Sukhumvit 71) and Pridi Soi 35, Bangkok
T: (089) 103 1388;
Named after the non-touristy avenue where it’s located, Pridi Hostel offers the homely atmosphere of a bed and breakfast in a budget-friendly package. The location may be too far from the action ... Read the full review of Pridi Hostel.
Luxurious hostel far from the action191 Pridi Banomyang (Sukhumvit 71) Soi 42, Yak 5, Bangkok
T: (027) 132 055-5;
Refill Now! is no ordinary hostel. From the ground-floor hangout zone that feels like it could be in a pricey boutique hotel, to the mini swimming pool, to the thoughtful info packets given to all ... Read the full review of Refill Now!.
Affordable rooms next to the skytrain1533/3 Sukhumvit Rd (just west of Sukhumvit Soi 69), Bangkok
T: (02) 381 8542;
This tall and slender budget hotel occupies a shophouse-style building that’s literally two steps from an entrance to Phra Khanong BTS station. Such effortless access to the skytrain is a good ... Read the full review of The Mix Hotel.
Where's Alladin?1594/50 Sukhumvit Rd (just northwest of Sukhumvit Soi 50), Bangkok
T: (02) 331 5555; F: (02) 742 7374
The Moroccan-themed Imm Fusion Hotel serves up decent-value rooms in a setup that’s one-of-a-kind in Bangkok. Read on if you seek affordable comfort and a swimming pool, and don’t mind an ... Read the full review of Imm Fusion Hotel.
Newly developed as a direct result of Suvarnabhumi Airport’s opening in 2006, the Lat Krabang area in the city’s far eastern reaches has a handful of good-value small hotels. If you want the absolute closest bed to your departure gate, splurge for the Hotel Novotel Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport. Suvarnabhumi is far removed from the rest of Bangkok and we wouldn’t recommend staying here unless you’ve got an early departure or late arrival.
Pretty great rooms near the airport1892/1 Latkrabang, Bangkok
T: (02) 326 7206, (02) 326 7741;
A new location for the longstanding and popular Queen’s Garden near Suvarnabhumi airport, the Great Residence has the same owners, a similar set-up and many of the same friendly staff, but a new ... Read the full review of The Great Residence.
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