Thailand is a great travel destination for solo travelers or couples. If you’re thinking about a couple’s vacation, this could definitely be the spot for you. There are loads of fantastic places to visit in Thailand, but you have to start with the biggest city of them all: Bangkok. It’s an iconic travel location with so much to offer. Few cities provide such a blend of intriguing travel delights to enjoy. You have ancient Buddhist temples, market stalls, incredible street food, wonderful museums, and bustling nightlife. Put simply, it’s one of the best places to visit!
Naturally, you have plenty of concerns when planning a trip. You have an itinerary to put together, and I’m not about to tell you where you should go or what you should see. That’s up to you, and I’m sure you’ll find plenty of help and inspiration online. Instead, this post is all about where you should stay. What should you look at when choosing your Bangkok accommodation? It’s not as difficult as it looks, just be sure your chosen place ticks all of these boxes:
Is it safe?
In general, Bangkok is a safe city for tourists. You will get the odd bad story here and there, but it’s the same in any tourist hotspot. Still, it gives you confidence when you know you’re staying in a safe place. Some areas aren’t as good as others, but you get that everywhere else as well. Start your search by looking for the safest districts in Bangkok and nearby. You may have to extend your search to some of the suburbs a bit outside the city limits. Don’t worry, transport links are excellent, so you can easily hop in and out of the city every day.
How far away is it from the main tourist hotspots?
Next, you have to think about its location in relation to all the things you want to see or do. Nowadays, a lot of travelers will search outside Bangkok for places to stay. It’s common to see people looking for a house for rent in Salaya or another nearby district. They do this for two reasons. Firstly, refer back to the first point on safety – these areas are quieter and a lot safer. Secondly, they tend to be a lot cheaper than staying slap bang in the middle of Bangkok.
As such, you have a decision to make. Basically, figure out how easy it is to get to all of the main tourist spots you’re hoping to see. You may find that most of the things you’re looking for aren’t that central. So, staying slightly outside the city could benefit you. Ultimately, it’s up to you and what you perceive as far away. For some, a 20-minute journey into Bangkok is fine; for others, it’s really long. Just keep the location in mind when searching for places to stay.
How much does it cost?
Next, you need to take the price into account. As a popular tourist destination, Bangkok commands some high rates. You will see hotels and B&Bs offering high prices during the peak points in the year. This is simply because there’s an influx of tourists and limited places to stay.
Again, like the location, the price of your accommodation is subjective. It depends on how much you’re willing to pay, but take a few things into consideration. Look at what you get for the price – is it in a decent location? Do you get any extras as part of the costs? You’d expect to pay a premium price for a central hotel with loads of amenities. But, if you find a flat to rent on the outskirts of Bangkok and it charges the same price as the central hotel, which one offers better value?! It’s clearly the hotel as you get more bang for your buck.
How many people are traveling with you?
If you’re traveling as a couple, you have loads of options available. You can pretty much stay in any type of accommodation you like. However, if you have a large group of adults with you – or your family – then the options become limited. Suddenly, you need to find a place that can house all of you without being overly expensive. So, bear that in mind when you’re looking for a place to stay.
Overall, Bangkok definitely offers plenty of accommodation options for travelers. Keep all of these things in mind when you’re deciding where to stay. Then, you can sit back, relax, and enjoy an amazing holiday in Thailand.
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