My regular spot for a room. 600B per night for a single room but they might give you a discount if you stay for a while and ask nicely.
Bangkok Story Hostel
Nice dorm, good A/C. Basic outdoor showers. Busy area near Chinatown.
Nightlife, bars & cafés
Great rooftop bar with a decent selection of craft beers. They have a pint of the day for 200B.
Hair of the Dog Phrom Phong
Great little craft beer pub with a weird hospital theme. Lots of tasty beers!
When we arrived, it was empty. It's a massive place with an amazing selection of craft beer but it's even more expensive than most.
Surely the most famous backpacker street in the world. During the day it's quite tame with market stalls trying to get your business, but at night it goes crazy!
A slightly more subdued version of Khaosan. I much prefer it.
The upper part of Rambuttri is much nicer and more relaxed. You can get some really cheap drinks too.
This is the station to get the night trains to Chiang Mai. You can buy tickets direct from the station but they sell out so go a few days early.
The main international airport. It's so easy to get from/to here using the Airport Link train system. It leaves from the lowest floor of the airport, it's cheap and there's no traffic unlike the crazy roads of Bangkok.