Hostels in Bangkok
Capital of Thailand, known by many as the “land of smiles”, Bangkok is the gateway to South East Asia and a vibrant city with something for all tastes. For cheap hostels and hotel accommodation many backpackers head for the infamous Kaohsan Road with its bustling street market, silk and jewellery stores and lady boys. But there are many other places in Bangkok to find cheap hostels other than the Kaohsan tourist trap. Visitors can take a hair-raising trip around the city on a tuktuk and take in the fast pace of the Thai capital and its notable sights. Built in 1782, the Grand Palace and Wat Prakaew are home to the Thai King. A trip to the floating market will take visitors through a myriad of waterways full of exotic fruits and vegetables and street food freshly cooked before your eyes. The city has many temples to visit too with statues of Buddha is various poses such as the giant reclining Buddha at Wat Pho in the Old City.
Alternative hostel accommodation
Once the bright lights of Bangkok with its aromatic streets and crowds of tourists have taken their toll, comfortable and reasonably priced hostel rooms will see you through the night. Many budget hotels and hostels have single and double private rooms with air con units or fans and if you’re lucky a roof top swimming pool. Thai massage and fresh fruit breakfast can be found at many hostels too. But if you are looking for a more intimate experience of the city than a sterile hostel room, why not stay in your own apartment? Renting a privately owned apartment off a local offers a comfortable alternative to staying in a hostel. On the website Wimdu you can search through a list of privately owned apartments available for rent from local Thai owners. With all the comforts of home and a local host to point out all the hot spots this new way to travel offers a more personal way to see the city and the freedom to explore!
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