Bangkok is a must see destination for anyone who is travelling in Asia. With it’s bright lights, vibrant street life and ornate shrines and temples, Bangkok is an exciting place to be. This article looks at the best hostels in Bangkok for the cash strapped traveller.

Smile Society

A room at Smile Society, Thailand

A room at Smile Society, Thailand

The smile society hostel is very cheap and cheerful with friendly staff and a great atmosphere. If you have some time on your hands and want to explore Bangkok then this is a great place to stay. This hostel offers cosy accommodation on a budget. It is located near the bus station which allows you to explore the city easily. There’s also a great night market within walking distance.

Saphaipae Hostel

This hostel is great value for money as it’s very clean and modern with great facilities such as an outdoor terrace, onsite restaurants,free Internet as well as free Wi-Fi throughout the building. This hostel has a very social atmosphere which is great if you’re looking to meet other travellers to hang out with or explore the city. The hostel arranges weekly social events and has a nice communal area. They also have a pool table and large selection of board games.

Niras Bangkok Cultural Hostel

This hostel is great for backpackers who want to experience a taste of traditional Bangkok life and learn about the culture of the country. The hostel is situated in a very convenient central location close to the Grand Palace and Wat Pho. The surrounding area has many temples and restaurants for you to explore. The hostel itself has a great atmosphere with air conditioned rooms, comfortable beds, clean bathrooms and a café attached.

Lub d Bangkok Silom Hostel

Lub d Bangkok Silom is a friendly, welcoming hostel which is very spacious and clean, making it great value for money. This hostel is located near Bangkok’s main train station allowing for easy onward travel. It has many home comforts such as laundry facilities, and an onsite bar. There’s also a cinema room with a well stocked DVD collection and 24hr reception. The staff are very welcoming and will do anything they can to help. Each of the beds has it’s own locker, shelf, power socket and towel rack. This hostel definitely feels like a home away from home.

Pridi Hostel

The entrance to Pridi Hostel, Thailand

The entrance to Pridi Hostel, Thailand

Pridi is a very modern, newly renovated boutique style hostel with many great features clean, comfortable rooms. It’s very easy to get to by train from the airport and is also in a good location for exploring the city. The hostel offers many free extras such as a free Breakfast daily and free Hi speed Wi-Fi 24 hours. The staff and very welcoming and provide great hospitality. Pridi Hostel is more like a hotel then a hostel but the price is very reasonable and they offer great value for money. The hostel is near to Shopping areas and must see attractions like the Weekend Market, Grand Palace and Kao San Road.

Bangkok holds the record for being the city that has the most visitors in the whole world. It’s easy to see why this is the case. Where ever you decide to stay in Bangkok; enjoy the city.