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Have you decided to take a backpacking trip to Thailand or East Asia? Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport has become a regional transit hub and has made the city a springboard for backpackers exploring the jungles and beaches of Thailand and beyond. This has turned Bangkok into a hive of backpacker activity; although the city is by no means only a transit point. Will you be spending some time in Bangkok? Well, we’ve put together a short list of four backpacker-friendly hotels in Bangkok that will certainly set you on your way.

 

1. Khaosan Palace Hotel – in Backpacker central

 

The Khaosan Palace Hotel is located at backpacker central: Khao San Road. What’s more, the hotel offers every amenity that backpackers may need (and more). Apart from its very comfy rooms, the hotel has a rooftop pool and terrace that are ideal for cooling down and socialising with fellow travellers. From this Khao San Road hotel, you’re right next to the Wat Chana Songkhram, Temple of the Emerald Buddha, and the Grand Palace.

 

2. Baan Tipa House Wanglang – to use the river boats

 

At €26 a night, the Baan Tipa House Wangland hotel offers everything backpackers may need for a knock-off price. The hotel sits on the western side of the Chao Phraya River, close to the Prannok Pier, giving you easy access to the entire city (and an excuse to jump on river boats).

 

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Floating Market, Thailand

 

3. Praya Palazzo Hotel – on your way back home

 

Hang up your boots and kick up your feet at the five-star Praya Palazzo. This riverside hotel is the ideal location to collect yourself on your way home after a backpacking trip. The building, which would not be out of place in the Veneto, is surrounded by tended gardens that are an oasis from the hustle of Bangkok. The hotel’s finest feature is its emerald pool and decked terrace, whose sunbeds will be a welcome treat your body.

 

4. Smile Inn – by a busy klong (canal)

 

The Smile Inn sits on the banks of one of Bangkok’s many klongs (the city’s canals). This no-thrills hotel, is located at a stone’s throw from Bangkok’s centre. From less than €25 a night the Smile Inn will give you comfy clean beds, a private shower, and laundry facilities – don’t know when next you’ll get your clothes washed!

 

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Words: Jeremy Sacramento