Thonglor is an excellent jumping off point for travellers after the edgy vibe of Bangkok’s young and hip population. Known for its superb food, shopping and artsy culture, its stylish hotels and hostels offer the perfect blend of convenience and sophistication. Whether you’re after a mix of peace and charm at a value, a social atmosphere, or privacy and luxury, Thonglor’s mix of high-value accommodation delivers.
Brand new with a sleek, modern touch, this hostel breaks the perception of Bangkok hostels as dark and dingy, a-la Leonardo DiCaprio’sKhao San abode in The Beach (2000). Clean and bright, the hostel is just a few minutes walk to the Thong Lor BTS and is surrounded by the excellent Japanese eateries Thonglor is known for. Its cosy common room boasts a modern brick layout with a soaring ceiling, equipped with workspaces and a guest lounge.
Working while travelling or just need some comfy downtime in chaotic Bangkok? This part-hostel-part-co-working space is an idyllic sanctuary just down the street from the busy EmQuartier Mall. Its minimalistic lounge and working areas mesh beautifully into the vintage décor of the quiet dorm and private rooms, and as a hotspot for local working professionals, you won’t find a stronger Wi-Fi signal anywhere else. Lovely staff and a cute neighbouring café complete the work-hard-relax-hard vibe, and the central location is just minutes from anywhere you need to go.
This gorgeously designed hostel boasts an ultra-central location next to The EmQuartier Mall. Quiet and quaint, it’s the perfect spot to recharge in their huge, ultra-private pod beds, with easy-access to public transit to explore the city. Its garden theme runs central throughout the property, giving the chic concept hostel a crisp, green vibe.
With the BTS station directly outside its front doors, you won’t get more convenience than this value-for-money spot. Simple yet peaceful, guests can get their caffeine fix in the stylish downstairs café before jumping on the train to explore Bangkok, or wandering along the nearby side streets to find some of the best street food in the city. Alternatively, take in the view from above. The hostel boasts a tranquil rooftop area to wile away beneath the city lights.
This boutique hotel channels every ounce of Thonglor’s inner artiness through its theatre-themed rooms, modelled after Romeo and Juliet (1996), Mary Poppins (1964), Aladdin (1992), and the Thai musical See Pan Din. Its downstairs bar, Behind the Scene, is dimly lit and moody; styled after a backstage dressing room to complete the theatrical theme, and serves up delicious signature cocktails like the dark and tropical Obstructed Love, inspired by Romeo and Juliet.
Styled after Victorian elegance, this hotel adds a modern twist, offering excellent service and beautiful rooms, each with its own individual panache. Fit with a gym, pool, and pub-style restaurant, the Salil offers a five-star Bangkok stay at the fraction of the price of nearby chain hotels.
In the mood to party? Among the range of quaint boutique accommodations in Thonglor, Monkey Nap Hostel stands out for its social vibe. It’s easy on your budget, centrally located, and offers super comfortable beds and spacious common areas to meet other travellers.
This adorable townhouse channels the bed & breakfast vibe of quaint American cottages. Perfect for those travellers after a little extra privacy, without shelling out the big baht for one of the area’s many luxury hotels, the beautiful interior and comfortable amenities create a true home away from home, the spell only interrupted by the stunning Bangkok city views.
This concept residence ranks high on the list of Bangkok’s luxury-for-value lodgings. Its colonial design meshes old-world charm with contemporary comfort, sporting brass chandeliers and antique typewriters among its 1920s-inspired décor. If you can pull yourself away from the stylish rooms, you don’t even need to go off-site to enjoy its elevated garden, vintage boutique, on-site library, and rooftop pool. But if you’re keen to explore Bangkok, the residence’s prime location allows for easy access to transportation and main attractions.
Its prime location aside, Somerset Sukhumvit Thonglor excludes modern tasteful style. Rooms are spacious, and the building is fit will all the amenities you could need, including an on-site gym, steam and sauna rooms, meeting room for business travellers, and an indoor playroom for those arriving with kids. But the hotel’s crowning pinnacle is its incredible infinity pool, offering beautiful views of bustling Thonglor from nine storeys above.