Bangkok, Thailand is without a doubt one of the most fascinating cities to explore in Southeast Asia. To make your exploration of Bangkok stress free, consider staying at at hotel next to one of the best ways to get around the city, the BTS Sky Train.
Since Bangkok is a compact city there are many types of different hotels with different costs. Obviously most travelers today are concerned about spending too much money. The good news is that there are plenty of budget hotels close to BTS stations dotted along the train's routes.
First off the BTS Sky Train travels along two different elevated train tracks, cutting through two of Bangkok's most heavily congested avenues called Silom road and Sukhumvit road and are by no coincidence the busiest districts in the city where a major of tourists and expats choose to make their stay.
The train system is not too extensive and makes stops along commercial Bangkok and a competent of popular tourist shopping destinations. So it's easy to use especially since signs and train announcements are in English. Even station attendants are able to aid in English as well. But one of the best reasons for using the Sky Train is the affordability, an important reason for anyone traveling on a budget.
And all along the BTS train lines are plenty of budget hotels within short walking distance to stations. Many of these hotels are very popular not only because of the price but because of its quality. To simply put the price you pay for a 2 star hotel in the West you can get a 3 star hotel in Bangkok.
One such popular budget hotel is the new Salil Hotel Thong Lor near Sukhumvit road and it's near BTS station Thong Lo. The hotel is located in a trendy neighborhood with many popular bars and eateries filled with local yuppies.
A more centrally located alternative is the Manhattan Hotel next to Nana BTS station. It's popular with tour groups but the hotel is large enough to not feel overcrowded. There's also a lot of activity surrounding the hotel including 2 red light districts in walking distance.
The last recommended budget hotel is City Lodge 9 which is also along Sukhumvit road. It's a smallish hotel run by a very popular hotel chain. Like the Manhattan hotel City Lodge 9 is located in a popular central location close to the red light districts. And you can catch the Sky Train from BTS station Nana.
Riding Bangkok's BTS Sky Trains is the ticket to exploring the city's cosmopolitan edge. It's easy to use, quick and cheap. And staying in a budget hotel near a station is a real true bonus for exploring Bangkok with ease.