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Silom Road runs parallel to Sathorn Road and it’s easy to walk from one of these well-known thoroughfares to the other. The places filed under the Sala Daeng section of Silom Road are all within easy walking distance of Sala Daeng BTS station and Silom MRT station towards the east end of Silom. The west of Chong Nonsi section covers Silom Road running west from Chong Nonsi BTS station to Charoen Krung Road. The Saphan Taksin section is for accommodation closer to the Chao Phraya River, including the old European quarter. Sathorn Road includes places to stay near Surasak BTS station and otherwise directly on Sathorn Road itself. Finally, Soi Ngam Duphli covers an old traveller ghetto hosting some of the Silom area’s only dirt-cheap guesthouses.
These places are all found within easy walking distance of the interchange between Sala Daeng BTS station and Si Lom MRT station. The alleys extending from the northern side of this stretch of Silom host the Patpong red-light district, but the southern side, where most accommodation listed here is located, features abundant street food, trendy cafes and loads of urban energy. Lumpini Park is also an easy walk away.
The Park Saladaeng is a pint-size hotel set in a quiet residential neighbourhood within easy walking distance of Sala Daeng BTS station. If you prefer intimate and homely accommodation rather than larger hotels, this is an excellent choice. Fronted by a cluster of greenery bending over the front porch, the tiny lobby was staffed by a very cheerful young man who spoke good English when we... Read our full review of Park Saladaeng.
With a slick black-and-white urban theme, HQ Hostel aims for trendy, tech-savvy twenty-somethings. The name stands for “headquarters” and indeed the vibrant Silom location makes a great base for exploring the city. It’s not the biggest or cheapest hostel in town, but HQ isn’t a bad choice for those wanting to stay in Bangkok’s modern side. Unfortunately, the central location... Read our full review of HQ Hostel Bangkok.
Situated on a quiet side street within easy enough walking distance of both Sathorn and Silom roads, the Mirth Sathorn offers good-size rooms with a classic Thai design. Though it’s not without some minor hiccups, the independent hotel represents solid value in one of Bangkok’s priciest areas. Love the leafy lane. The five-storey brick-and-cement building stands handsomely alongside several... Read our full review of Mirth Sathorn Hotel.
Silom One Hotel is one of the only options if you want a comfy room within a few steps of Sala Daeng BTS station and the vibrant atmosphere that surrounds it. The super-convenient location does however mean that you’ll have to part with more cash than at some of the other small hotels in this general vicinity. Occupying a converted shophouse-style building on Silom Soi 1, the aptly named... Read our full review of Silom One Hotel.
Though always colourful and with plenty of tuk tuk drivers trying to sell you “tours,” the stretch of Silom Road running west of Narathiwas Road and Chong Nonsi BTS station to Charoen Krung Road isn’t quite as busy as the Sala Daeng stretch a bit further east. Several good hostels are located down this way, you’re always within a 15-minute walk of the skytrain and the Chao Phraya River is within walking distance to the west.
At the end of an alley just off Silom Road, the charming Cooper Hostel opened in late 2014 to offer a range of rooms for under 1,000 baht a night. Perhaps better described as a guesthouse due to the limited dorm options, it’s an especially good choice for backpackers seeking an affordable private room with a homely vibe and helpful staff. Grab a seat. The hostel’s unassuming frontage gives... Read our full review of Cooper Hostel.
Opened in 2008, Lub d Silom was one of the pioneers of Bangkok’s trendy hostel craze. While a select few of the city’s less hyped hostels offer an (at least) equal experience for less cash, Lub d’s social atmosphere, excellent common facilities and good security have helped it to remain one of the most popular dorm options in town. This is the hostel that so many hostels have... Read our full review of Lub d Silom.
Opened in 2012, Mile Map Hostel dishes out some of the cheapest dorms that we’ve come across in the Silom area. While it only scores average points in just about every category, travellers on a shoestring budget should be satisfied here. We dig the high ceilings. The best part about the four-storey building is an airy ground-floor common room with multiple sofas, tables, free WiFi, maps,... Read our full review of Mile Map Hostel.
The stylish and very cushy rooms at Triple Two Silom represent terrific midrange value in an excellent location, especially if booking online. You probably won’t do better than this if seeking plush digs for under 3,000 baht a night in the heart of the Silom area. Tough to beat this location. A spinoff of the neighbouring Narai Hotel, which is far older and more boring, Triple Two Silom aims... Read our full review of Triple Two Silom.
Silom Art Hostel probably wins the prize for the most colourful accommodation in a city known for its bright and vibrant nature. It’s a solid choice if you prefer your hostel to be over-the-top funky but also quiet and secure. Just be sure to assess all of the different room options before booking, as some are quite good while others leave something to be desired. No shortage of distractions... Read our full review of Silom Art Hostel.
The properties included here are within walking distance of Saphan Taksin bridge and the same-named BTS station, which stands next to the central Chao Phraya express boat pier. If you’re looking for a name-brand luxury hotel on the riverfront, this is where you’ll find the Mandarin Oriental, Shangri La and Royal Orchid Sheraton, among others. Those after something cheaper/smaller will find a handful of solid options in this historic area, part of which was once Bangkok’s European quarter.
With a Thai name that we’d translate as “House Down a Lane,” Baan Glang Soi offers 10 spacious rooms on a colourful side street with easy access to the river boats, the skytrain and an abundance of street food. This is excellent value in a part of Bangkok where clean and well-equipped rooms are hard to find for under 1,500 baht a night. The soi of Baan Glang Soi. Spread across two upper... Read our full review of Baan Glang Soi.
Midrange travellers seeking a comfortable room in a very convenient location might want to give the Bossotel Inn a look. There’s nothing extraordinary to say about it, but the all-round solid package should satisfy those who prefer a more straightforward hotel experience. Who’s the boss? The medium-size hotel greets you with a spotless lobby staffed by a professional team of receptionists... Read our full review of Bossotel Inn.
Set in a strategic location between Chinatown and Silom Road, the New Road Guesthouse is a solid choice for backpackers and flashpackers who aren’t into the trendy hostels but don’t want to miss out on a lively traveller scene. Dorms start at 250 baht and the most basic private rooms go for as low as 280 baht, making this one of the cheapest options in a pricey part of town. Say hi to the... Read our full review of New Road Guest House.
The following options are located on and around Sathorn Road in the business district. You’ll need to walk a bit or take the skytrain for a stop or two in order to reach the street food enclaves, but some travellers will dig the modern-urban feel. Surasak and Chong Nonsi BTS stations, and Lumpini MRT station, keep the area connected to public transport. Silom Road is walking distance to the north of all of these places.
Graced with traditional Thai and Khmer artistic styles along with abundant water features, modern nuances and an impressive attention to detail, The Sukhothai achieves a level of elegance that few other hotels can match. If we had to pick just one of the Silom area’s many luxury hotels for an end-of-trip splurge, this would be it. Plenty of greenery. Stepping off busy Sathorn Road and onto... Read our full review of The Sukhothai.
For the price of a double room at one of Bangkok’s upscale hotels, you could rent out an entire three-bedroom villa within 100 metres of the skytrain at an excellent Sathorn location. Occupying a beautifully restored house with loads of space, a kitchen, three full bathrooms and numerous outdoor terraces, Littlest Guesthouse is a big score for large groups, families or anyone who likes their... Read our full review of Littlest Guesthouse.
One of Bangkok’s best all-round hostels, the well-equipped Saphai Pae has a great reputation and convenient location in the Sathorn business district. The Thai name translates as “backpacker,” and indeed this is a fine choice for budget travellers or flashpackers seeking plentiful common spaces. Silom’s backpacker factory. The nine-storey cement building on Surasak Road housed a number... Read our full review of Saphai Pae Hostel.
Calling itself The Ordinary Hostel, de Talak is situated in a very ordinary neighbourhood that’s off the tourist trail but within fairly easy striking distance of Sukhumvit and Silom. You don’t have to be “ordinary” to stay here, but if seeking a clean and cheap hostel with an unpretentious vibe and hidden-away location, this should be right up your alley. Low-key hostel in a low-key... Read our full review of de Talak Hostel.
Set in a pair of stately heritage houses on a hidden-away street, FAB Hostel (formerly Baan Sathorn Backpacker) bucks the sleek and trendy hostel trend by going with a more classic Thai design. The homely vibe, relaxed atmosphere, no-frills accommodation and “authentic” neighbourhood will appeal to budget travellers seeking something beyond the ordinary. Providing a more “local-style”... Read our full review of FAB Hostel.
If you’ve got only around 1,000 baht to spend and are looking for a spacious air-con room next to a BTS station with a solid array of in-room amenities plus a swimming pool and fitness centre — well, your options are very limited. Yet King Royal Garden Inn offers all of that. It’s not the lap of luxury, but for the location, comfort and value, the King is worth considering. The atmosphere... Read our full review of King Royal Garden Inn.
Once a go-to backpacker area before Khao San Road overtook it in the 1990s, Soi Ngam Duphli is still the only other place in the city where you’ll find a selection of old-style guesthouses selling dirt-cheap private rooms in one tightly packed neighbourhood. In more recent years these have been joined by some flashier midrange options, though the area still has a somewhat tired and seedy feel. It is fairly convenient, with easy access to Rama IV Road, Sathorn Road, Lumpini Park and the MRT at Lumpini station. Cars and motorbikes often use the narrow streets as shortcuts, so be careful when walking around here.
S1 Hostel's bright yellow-and-grey frontage is hard to miss in the old backpacker hood around Soi Ngam Duphli. Converted from an old guesthouse and opened after extensive renovations in 2013, S1 is a flashy, modern and comfortable choice for those who aren’t particularly looking for an in-house social scene. It sure does catch the eye. Bright yellow might sound cheesy or tacky, but the hostel... Read our full review of S1 Hostel.
All four of the old Lee guesthouses have consolidated their efforts into Lee Travel Inn, a quality backpacker option in an unusually quiet slice of the Soi Ngam Dupli area. After renovations in recent years, the squeaky clean guesthouse is one of the best (and only) options if you’re after a dirt-cheap private room in the Silom/Sathorn area. Formerly known as Lee Guesthouse 4. While most of... Read our full review of Lee Travel Inn.
Sharing a quiet side lane with a few other budget haunts, Madam Guesthouse occupies an old two-floor wooden house that possesses a certain rustic charm. With more of a homestay feel than its slightly pricier neighbours, Madam is part of a dying breed of old-style Thai guesthouses where guests sleep, eat and live in close quarters with the resident family. The woman in charge (that would be... Read our full review of Madam Guesthouse.
Set in the somewhat seedy Soi Ngam Dupli area, the Malaysia Hotel is one of those “if these walls could talk” places that hasn’t changed much since first opening its doors in the 1960s. It remains a reasonable and notably gay-friendly choice for those who like their accommodation to come with a few stories attached. The eccentric great uncle of Bangkok’s accommodation scene. The... Read our full review of Malaysia Hotel.
Blurring the line between “guesthouse” and “serviced apartment,” the Penguin House delivers spacious and well-equipped rooms at flashpacker-friendly rates. Your baht goes quite a bit farther here than at trendier places elsewhere in the Silom/Sathorn area, and the rooms are quite comfy for the price. The block-like five-storey building had received a fresh coat of yellow and brown... Read our full review of Penguin House.