Thailand is probably one of the cheapest countries in Asia in terms of food and accommodation, meaning that to find a room in Thailand is never a problem.
The country offers a wide range of rooms for every budget in almost every city and village. Due to a large choice of accommodation a room can be booked upon arrival in almost every part of Thailand.
Where to stay in Bangkok
Bangkok is a large and crowded metropolis. To avoid the stress of searching a room upon arrival it is advisable to choose your preferred area and to book accommodation in advance.
Silom is one of the best areas to stay in Bangkok. It is home to the city’s biggest park, Lumphini, Patpong night market, many great restaurants and shops. Silom is also well-connected with the other parts of the city.
If you like shopping Siam is definitely the best area to stay in Bangkok. It has many modern air-conditioned shopping malls and a perfect transport connection with all parts of the city.
Khao San Road is called the center of the backpacking universe and is popular among young hippies who come to the area to party. There are plenty of cheap guesthouses, street food stalls, bars and clubs. Keep in mind that the area is noisy and some of the hostels are very outdated.
Where to stay in Chiang Mai
The Northern Thailand is home to probably the cheapest food and accommodation in Thailand.
The old city area is one of the most popular places to stay. It is surrounded by the old wall which was protecting the city many years ago. Today the city within the walls offers a wide range of accommodation located next to beautiful temples and historical monuments.
The night market area is also a popular place to stay in Chiang Mai. It offers numerous good massage places, cheap eateries and a great shopping.
Where to stay in Krabi
Due to scenic and beautiful beaches Krabi is one of the most popular travel destinations in Thailand. Krabi has a well-developed tourism infrastructure and offers a wide range of accommodation from budget to luxury.
Railay and Phi Phi Islands boast the most spectacular beaches and are only accessible by boat. The number of hotels is limited in both, therefore it is advisable to book accommodation in advance during the high season which lasts between November and April.
Ao Nang is a resort town which has more hotels and shopping opportunities than Railay and Phi Phi. It also has a nice beach and is the best starting point for boat tours to neighboring beaches.
Ko Lanta is an island district in Krabi Province. It is less developed and much more laid back than Ao Nang, Railay or Phi Phi. Ko Lanta can disappoint party lovers, however it is a perfect destination for a relaxed beach holiday. Ko Lanta’s beaches do not have spectacular rocks as Krabi or Phi Phi, but they are longer, quieter and cleaner.
Krabi Town is the main town in Krabi Province. Due to convenient location and cheap accommodation it is a good base for budget travelers. Krabi Town is home to a colorful Walking Street night market which is open on weekends from Fridays to Sundays.
Krabi Town has no beach and is located within 30 minutes by scooter ride from Ao Nang beach and 15 minutes by scooter ride from the famous Tiger Cave Temple. Railay and Phi Phi Islands are easily accessible from Krabi Town by boat.
Book accommodation in Thailand online
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To book accommodation we recommend to use Booking.com, the cheapest and the most user-friendly accommodation booking platform. A great and simple interface, clear booking conditions and a 24/7 support in more than 40 languages makes Booking.com one of the most popular travel web sites in the world.
A popular online platform Airbnb is also widely used in Bangkok. It is a web site where locals offer their own homes for rent, which are often cheaper than standard hotel rooms.
Make sure you read other travelers’ reviews before booking a room. The platform also allows you to contact the owner of the property in case you have any questions regarding the room before you complete your reservation.
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