We recently spent a couple of nights in Bangkok at the end of a housesit, catching up with some of our traveling friends from Our Family Travels (check out their amazing photos on FB!). But as we were booking we had one question to answer – Where to stay in Bangkok?
We’ve been to Bangkok a couple of times but given that we have always been housesitting, we’ve never really had to figure out where to stay in Bangkok. This time we were lucky enough that the Sadler Family were already on the hunt and were looking in a fantastic location – right near the MBK Mall – a very central location – close to everything.
Where to stay in Bangkok?
The Bangkok Hostel that we ended up staying at was called the Orchid Hostel. At the cost of less than $AUD30 per night, and being our first true experience at a budget hostel, we were somewhat nervous about what it might be, but we were looking forward to staying with friends and having a couple of days with them. From everything we saw it looked fantastic – the only downside though was the shared bathroom facilities, which Cam is not a fan of – AT ALL! But, again, we wanted to spend time with our friends, and, after all, it was only 2 nights!
Upon arrival we were very impressed – everything was clean, modern and much nicer than we may have expected for the price! We headed up to our rooms, and to be fair I think we were all a little shocked at the size, or lack thereof, but in reality, it was two nights, and really, you’re not going to get a mansion for $30 a night!!! And Cam had forgotten that there was no ensuite! Not… Happy… Jan! LOL
Overall, we not only survived, but we had a wonderful weekend with our friends. The beds, albeit a little firm, were pretty good by Thailand standards, and it was clean and comfortable. The bathrooms were clean but a little awkward to use given the limited size of the shower cubicles.
Would we stay there again? I don’t know that we’d ever book shared bathrooms again, but we’re definitely happy to look at hostels again in the future. Check out our YouTube Video to watch our moving day in Bangkok!