So here you are today wondering what you are going to do. You have wanted to go to Thailand for a while now. You have diligently saved up money for a while now and even stood for hours at the embassy to get your visa. You even scoured through multiple websites searching for the cheapest ticket you can find and now when everything else is in place, a new obstacle is in your path. The hostel in Bangkok available is more than what you can afford and the ones you can afford are awful. You don’t know what to do. It shouldn’t be this hard to just visit the country you have wanted to visit for a while now. There must be something; some decent place should be available.
Well here is the thing, there are decent places available. However to find them just searching for hotels is not going to be enough. You need to expand your search a bit wider. Specifically you need to search for a hostel in Bangkok not a hotel. In Bangkok, accommodation is generally quite expensive for obvious reasons. It is the capital of Thailand. It is the commercial centre of the country and in most of the countries you can go to, it is the capital that generally has more expensive accommodation. This is because accommodation here is generally nicer and more modern with facilities such as Wi-Fi provided.
Good hotels in Bangkok provide more than just a room. You would have laundry services available. Huge buffets for meal options. Some even have Gyms and Children play areas and such. So all these services when you add them up, become expensive. If you are travelling on a budget, you would not need most of these. You probably are only carrying a few pieces of luggage and are already hoping to do the laundry by yourself so laundry is not necessary. The same goes to many of the other facilities as well. They would not be necessary furthermore they are expensive.
So if you do not want to go to such a Hotel, you would have to resort to cheaper ones but these are a gamble. Sometimes the rooms would be maintained well, sometimes you would rather sleep in a cave. Hostels are different. Here, you can choose to get a room with an attached washroom or stay in a dorm and share the facilities with other travelers. Even a Bangkok hostel private room would be cheaper than the same type of room available in hotels simply because there are no hidden costs for services you would not use. If you choose to stay in a dorm, you would have to pay a fraction of the cost of having an entire room for yourself. So if you are a budget traveler this is good news. The rooms are very cheap and would not dig too harshly into your savings. So do not worry about accommodation. If you go for the option above, your trip to Bangkok will be perfectly within budget and within your reach.