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The area immediately surrounding Victory Monument (both the actual monument and the BTS station) has some interesting accommodation that puts loads of great food and drink at your fingertips. A few stops further north, Saphan Khwai is worth considering if you're after something more laid back.
The following options are located within easy walking distance of Victory Monument and the eponymous traffic circle, minibus hub and BTS station. Here you’ll find loads of great food and nightlife in a vibrant neighbourhood that sees few tourists passing through.
A fine choice for mature budget travellers and flashpackers, HI Mid Bangkok skips the wall murals and over-the-top decor in favour of a classy Thai theme. As of mid 2016 this was the only hostel within easy walking distance of the Victory Monument traffic circle -- and it’s a good one. Mid Bangkok offers eight- or six-bed dorms in women-only or mixed varieties. Set up on either side of... Read our full review of HI Mid Bangkok.
Bringing elegance to an everyday Bangkok lane, K Maison Boutique Hotel’s minimalist rooms attract fashionistas and foodies looking to explore the vibrant Victory Monument area. While the rooms are good, the attention to detail among the staff makes this a terrific option. Flanked on either side by ordinary row houses, K Maison’s flush white facade and black-and-white checker floors look... Read our full review of K Maison Boutique Hotel.
Small wood houses with lawns, trees and flowers are almost unheard of in central Bangkok today, yet in an area otherwise defined by concrete lots and high-rise buildings, The Bangkokians Garden Home makes it possible to enjoy a patch of greenery along with well-equipped rooms for less than 1,000 baht a night. Located on a narrow lane just off busy Ratchaprarop Road, the guesthouse greets you... Read our full review of The Bangkokians Garden Home.
Looming over one of the quietest streets in the otherwise bustling Victory Monument area, Le Tada Parkview offers comfortable rooms, helpful service and several extras that make it a solid option for flashpackers. The views of Santi Park don’t hurt either. The complex includes two buildings: the seven-storey white one is where you’ll find reception and most of the rooms that are available... Read our full review of Le Tada Parkview Hotel.
One of Bangkok’s trendiest neighbourhoods, Ari is filled with luxury condominiums but lacks regular hotels. Luckily there’s The Yard, a terrific option for a dorm or private room for those looking to dig into the area’s eclectic food and nightlife scene. Ari BTS station also makes it convenient.
The Yard Hostel does indeed boast a spacious tree-lined lawn with places to chill, but the Thai word yard translates to relatives. This double meaning captures the essence of the place: a green mindset and actual green spaces overseen by staffers who treat guests like their long-lost cousins. A one-of-a-kind setup starts with a little burger joint up by the road and then leads to an open-air... Read our full review of The Yard Hostel.
One skytrain stop north of Ari and also one stop south of Chatuchak market, Saphan Khwai is a grittier neighbourhood with loads of street food and amulet vendors stuffed along the pavement. It’s a good option if you’re keen to stay in a non-touristy yet relatively convenient part of Bangkok.
Friendly staff, affordable bunks and a common area that’s a few metres away from the platform of a skytrain station make Adventure Hostel a great choice for younger backpackers in Northern Bangkok. You could almost jump from Saphan Khwai BTS station to Adventure’s rooftop chill space decorated with fairy lights. Those who aren’t into parkour can go downstairs to the hostel’s street... Read our full review of Adventure Hostel.
Udee Bangkok should fit the bill for flashpackers and budget travellers seeking a quiet and sophisticated hostel in a working-class neighbourhood. Look elsewhere if you want to be in the middle of the action. Accessed by stairs, a spotless mixed dorm with eight beds and a six-bed women-only edition offer thick mattresses on wood-frame bunks placed against pink or lime-green walls over brushed... Read our full review of Udee Bangkok.
Once a Bangkok base for American and Chinese officials, the Capital Mansion emerged after much-needed renovations in 2010 to offer plush rooms and a massive swimming pool. It’s now a good fit for flashpackers who appreciate properties with a bit of history. The website Old Bangkok relates that shortly after the Capital opened in 1962, the US military leased the entire building to house... Read our full review of Capital Mansion.
Mystic Place is definitely a departure from reality, with three buildings crouch around a tiny lane that makes up the hotel’s courtyard, housing 36 of the most eccentrically decorated rooms this city has to offer. If you’re into the non-touristy location and unforgettable decor, go on and settle into the Mystic. After passing through a large cafe/bar decked out with vintage clocks, a... Read our full review of Mystic Place.
Part of the greater Ratchada area, Huai Khwang is a colourful neighbourhood that draws very few tourists in Northern Bangkok. It’s worth considering if you’re keen to see how working-class locals live rather than being close to big attractions and travel services. Huai Khwang MRT station also makes it a reasonably convenient base.
Three cool young staffers smiled to greet us as soon as we walked into Yim Huai Khwang Hostel, introducing themselves by name and encouraging us to have a seat before we even asked to see the accommodation. We quickly concluded that Yim has some of the best dorms and private rooms of any hostel in Bangkok -- and the spirited vibe made us want to stick around. The Thai word yim means... Read our full review of Yim Huai Khwang Hostel.
Well suited to budget travellers looking to dig their toes into a working-class Bangkok neighbourhood, the long-running K.T. Guest House offers up simple rooms, friendly staff and an unexpected swimming pool. Look elsewhere if you desire big-name attractions and travel services at your fingertips. K.T. stands down a leafy lane amid a warren of streets stretching west from Ratchadaphisek Road,... Read our full review of K.T. Guest House.