Hotel Name: Pink Guest House
Address: 2/7 Sukhumvit 53, Bangkok – Thailand
On my last visit to Bangkok I stayed at what might be the cheapest hotel on Sukhumvit. Technically it isn’t possible to say that anywhere is the cheapest place due to the nature of hotel booking sites that offer steep discounts at various times, but at $10 a night for a single room (shared bathroom) I’m going to call it as the cheapest.
The hotel/guesthouse was Pink Guest House, and I made the booking at the last minute with Agoda. It was so last minute that I had woken up that day in Phnom Penh not knowing I would have to go to Bangkok that night. I by 10am made a flight booking and searched for a room on Sukhumvit Road near a BTS station.
The Pink Guest House is an interesting concept. The guest house is on the roof of Padi Madi Guest House. They are the same place but run as separate brands. It’s like the equivalent of the nosebleed seats in a football stadium, where the cheapest seats are in the top row, away from the action. In Pinks case, that is on the the 5th floor with no elevator. You can see from the photo that the rooms look like they were added on top of the building.
[Pink Guest House, Bangkok – Thailand]
The rooms are basic fan rooms with shared toilets and the usual spartan furnishing typical with Southeast Asia guest houses. The showers are cold water only, but not uncomfortably cold. The rooms though are warm, especially during the day, so plan your time to be out during the day. The bed was comfortable enough and the wifi reached my room at full strength.
[Single Room – Pink Guest House, Bangkok – Thailand]
The guesthouse is well located on Soi 53 next to Thonglor BTS station, and across the road from the Soi 38 night street food market. For me it was just what I required; a budget room on the part of Sukhumvit Road that I needed to be near. The rooms are similar to the budget places that I first used to stay at on Khao San Rd in the backpacker area of Bangkok. If you don’t mind basic conditions in exchange for having a private room in the heart of the city then this is as cheap as it gets. If you need air conditioning then this isn’t the place for you.