Best Budget Hotels Near Bangkok’s BTS Sky Train Stations
If you’re staying in a hotel in central Bangkok the first thing you’ll notice is the nightmarish traffic jams that occurs throughout the day. And as cheap as a fare is for a public taxi ride – getting stuck in traffic is no way to explore this fascinating city. The solution is to stay in a hotel that is close to a BTS Sky Train station – Bangkok’s best way for sightseeing.
Just over a decade old the BTS is what many local Thais rely on to get to work, shopping and social gatherings in time. But tourist as well are finding that the Sky Train is really useful for getting to the city’s central commercial districts. Sky Trains run on elevated train tracks above the city’s most traffic condensed avenues. As these trains easily glide across the traffic mess below it is easy to see why it is named ‘Sky Train’.
Even though the BTS train networks are not so extensive it will still take tourist to places of interest such as:
Jim Thompson House
Chatuchak Weekend Market
Suan Pakkard Museum
Besides getting you quickly to your destination, riding the Sky Train is considered inexpensive compared to Western train systems. Fares are based on distance traveled and currently the maximum is just 40 baht. And since the BTS is not so extensive it is very easy to use and hard to get lost on. The English language is widely used so riding the Sky Trains is quite tourist friendly.
The trains travel on 2 lines called Sukhumvit and Silom. Coincidentally there are many station stops with popular budget hotels as well as luxury accommodations close to these stations.
Some popular budget hotels near a station are:
Bedrooms Boutique Hotel
Bally’s Silom Suites
There are many more budget hotels to choose from that are conveniently located near a BTS train station. As a budget traveler or just anyone looking to explore Bangkok with ease, staying at a hotel near a Sky Train station is the smart way to go.