Where to stay in Thailand

Welcome to our comprehensive guide on where to stay in Thailand, your ultimate resource for finding the perfect accommodation in this tropical paradise. Thailand, known for its breathtaking landscapes, rich culture, and warm hospitality, offers an array of accommodation to suit every traveller’s needs and budget.

Popular Types of accommodation in Thailand

  • Luxury Resorts: Thailand is home to some of the most affordable luxury in the world. There are world class resorts offering top notch amenities and service across the country.
  • Boutique Hotels: For a blend of style and comfort, consider booking a boutique hotel. Many are independently operated, which means your money is likely to stay in the community. These offer unique designs and personalised experiences that often reflect local culture and art.
  • Traditional Guesthouses and Homestays: one of the best ways to learn more about Thai culture is to stay in a traditional guesthouse or homestay, offering a genuine local experience.
  • Hostels and Budget Accommodations: If you are trying to make your travel dollars go further or are a solo traveller longing for some company you will be pleased to hear that hostels in Thailand run the full spectrum from incredibly cheap and basic to more modern properties with fantastic communal spaces offering affordability and a social atmosphere.
  • Private Villas: Enjoy the privacy and luxury of your own space, especially popular in beach destinations like Phuket and Koh Samui.
  • Serviced Apartments and condos: the perfect choice for longer stays with all the comforts of home Thailand’s major cities offer plenty of apartment style properties. From the skyscraper condos of Bangkok to smaller serviced apartment blocks on the Southern Islands.
Humble Villas Koh Samui

Things to consider before booking accommodation in Thailand

Rather than basing your choices solely on price consider the following before you choose where to stay.

  • Location: Choose your stay based on your preferred experiences. – do you want to be in the centre of the action or a few streets back where you are more likely to get a quiet night’s sleep? Is it worth it to you to pay a little extra for direct access to the beach on your island getaway?
  • Proximity to attractions: Easy access to public transport, local attractions, and dining will be a godsend in the hot and wet seasons, especially at the end of the day when your energy is low.
  • Diverse experiences: Mix things up a bit, a lux hotel with a rooftop pool and bar in Bangkok contrasts well with a floating cabin on the river in Kanchanaburi or a tree house in Khao Sok.
  • Booking tips: In high season the most popular hotels and resort, especially on the beach island hotspots of Phuket or Koh Samui book out very early. If you have your heart set on something, book well in advance. We always recommend booking a rate that can be cancelled at no penalty. Consider reviews, especially on platforms like booking.com where only verified guests can comment. This reduces the risk of fake reviews.

Finally, consider the time of year you plan to visit. Thailand’s seasons can greatly affect your stay, from the lively festivals in the cool season to the serene beauty during the rainy season. Each season offers its own charm and challenges, so choose your accommodation accordingly.

Explore our articles to find detailed insights and tips to make your stay in Thailand unforgettable. From luxury resorts to cosy hostels, let us help you discover the perfect place to stay in this vibrant and diverse country.

**We share reviews of properties we, or are writers have stayed at or sometimes completed extensive tours. When these stays have been hosted (ie we have not paid for them) this is clearly noted.

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