Khaosan Road

Khao San Road which includes nightlife, street scenes and markets
A hot spot for backpackers, budget travellers and revellers, this street is crammed with raucous bars, cheap hostels, bargain clothing and party people.

The notorious Khao San Road has been attracting budget travellers since the 1980s, and is now Bangkok’s backpacker hub. Expect to see anything and everything on this short street that’s full to overflowing with hawkers, travellers, tour operators and revellers. By day you can pick up cheap clothes and jewellery, and at night you can get a Thai tattoo and party until the sun comes up.

In contrast to the serene atmosphere of the nearby Grand Palace, the Khao San Road is a riot of colour, people and noise. Scooters and tuk-tuks compete with pedestrians for space, and food stalls compete with fast food chains for your business. You can get everything from Thai to Indian to Israeli food here, along with the obligatory banana pancakes and Singha beer. Pull up stool and swap tales with your fellow travellers before heading to a bar or club when the sun goes down.

Despite appearances, Khao San Road dates back to the late 18th Century when Bangkok first became the country’s capital. For two hundred years it was just another street. This all changed in the 1980s when travellers started renting cheap rooms from the residents. Then the hit movie “The Beach” filmed its opening scene here, and the rest, as they say, is history.

Located in the Banglamphu district, Khao San Road is not on either of the inner-city train systems, so it’s best to get a tuk-tuk or taxi. You can also take a bus straight from the airport, or a ferry along the river. Very few places ever close on Khao San – it’s a 24 hour street.

Top 10 Hotels Near Khaosan Road

Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Siam, an IHG Hotel
Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Siam, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
889 Rama 1 Road, Wang Mai Pathumwan, Bangkok, Bangkok, 10330
The price is S$84 per night from 16 Feb to 17 Feb
S$84
per night
16 Feb - 17 Feb
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Bangkok. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Our guests praise the overall value and the property ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (1,013 reviews)
"Great location and good breakfast included. Toilet didn't flush well."

Reviewed on 18 Jan,2023

Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Siam, an IHG Hotel
Amari Watergate Bangkok
Amari Watergate Bangkok
5 out of 5
847 Petchburi Road, Bangkok, Bangkok, 10400
The price is S$180 per night from 6 Feb to 7 Feb
S$180
per night
6 Feb - 7 Feb
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Bangkok. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,032 reviews)
"Super friendly staff all around. Enjoyed my stay there."

Reviewed on 26 Jan,2023

Amari Watergate Bangkok
Shangri-La Bangkok
Shangri-La Bangkok
5 out of 5
89 Soi Wat Suan Plu, New Road, Bangrak, Bangkok, Bangkok, 10500
The price is S$309 per night from 4 Feb to 5 Feb
S$309
per night
4 Feb - 5 Feb
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Bangkok. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the restaurant in their reviews. ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,053 reviews)
"Very nice hotel. Comfortable bed and excellent service. Modern and extensive facilities."

Reviewed on 18 Jan,2023

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Asia Hotel Bangkok
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4 out of 5
296 Phayathai Road, Bangkok, Bangkok, 10400
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Amari Watergate Bangkok
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5 out of 5
847 Petchburi Road, Bangkok, Bangkok, 10400
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5 out of 5
89 Soi Wat Suan Plu, New Road, Bangrak, Bangkok, Bangkok, 10500
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Holiday Inn Express Bangkok Siam, an IHG Hotel
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4 out of 5
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Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel & Towers
5 out of 5
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4.5 out of 5
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Millennium Hilton Bangkok
5 out of 5
123 Charoennakorn Road, Klongsan, Bangkok, Bangkok, 10600
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iSanook Bangkok
3.5 out of 5
118, Soi Songphra, Siphraya Road, Kwang Maha Pruttaram, Khet Bangrak, Bangkok, Bangkok, 10500
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4 out of 5
567 Rachaprarop Rd., Makkasan, Bangkok, Bangkok, 10400
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