Pattaya’s Best Hotels – $20-40 a night

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Pattaya has some great hotel options in the $20-40 range. This is a list of my personal favourites, I’ve stayed at most of these and would recommend them to anyone.

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NB. All the hotels below are ‘guest friendly’ meaning there are no girl joiner fees when you stay alone. Make sure you check 2 in the people staying in the room when booking.

 

Location is the number one thing I look for when booking Pattaya hotels. It can be a nightmare getting around if you are not close to the central baht bus routes. There are some very nice hotels in Pattaya, competitively priced, but they are in terrible locations for getting around. The last thing you want to do is walk for 10 minutes in scorching heat, or be forced to hire a motorbike or take short mototaxi rides that start at 40 baht. 

Cleanliness is also very high on my priorities as I always want zero hassle from creepy crawlies in my room. Facilities (swimming pool / fitness centre) are a bonus but not essential to me as I spend most of my time in Pattaya drinking in the bars, sleeping or recovering from hangovers 🙂

So here is my solid list of the best Pattaya hotels in the $20-40 range. I have recommended these places to many friends over the years who come and stay in the area. Prices are from low to high and are quoted in $ Dollars for clarity.

 

At a glance:

R-Con @ Siam from $24.50

Red Planet Pattaya Hotel from $25

Galaxy Suites from $25.50 [Wild Card]

Opey De Place from $26

Pattaya Blue Sky from $27

April Suites from $29

D Hotel from $33

Ibis Pattaya from $36

August Suites from $36

Adelphi Pattaya Hotel from $40

 

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Locations of these hotels relative to the 4 main bar areas of Pattaya.

 

 

R-Con @ Siam

A 3-star guest friendly hotel with 170 rooms.

Rooms rates start from around $24.50.

Fast WIFI in the rooms and it has a unique long shaped swimming pool. The location is good on Soi Buakhao, not far from any of the bar areas. There are many inexpensive bars and are restaurants close by. This hotel was fully refurbished in Autumn 2015 so it has a modern feel.

Overall: This is one of my favourite places and locations to stay in Pattaya. It ticks almost all my boxes as the rooms are large, WIFI is fast, and it is quiet and you are not too far away from any of the action.

Tip: Book direct through this agoda link for the best deals. Also, try to book at least a couple of weeks before you stay for the best room prices. (I was quoted 859 baht a night in March 2017 which is great value)

NB: Room prices here increase steeply midway through October for the high season.

For more info on this hotel view this YouTube Video from when I stayed:

 

Red Planet Pattaya Hotel (Video of my stay here)

A 3-star, guest friendly hotel with 192 rooms.

Room rates start from around $25.

Red Planet Pattaya is a former property of the Tune Hotel group. The rooms are on the small side, but they are clean and functional. Free WIFI in the rooms. The location is good as it’s on Second road.

Overall: A very good place to stay if you are short on cash. The rooms are on the small side so this place won’t be for everyone. It’s only a short walk to the beach and a big shopping mall is opposite, with lots of dining options around. It’s location on second road is great for taking the cheap baht buses around.

When I stayed here I absolutely loved the comfy bed and the rain power shower.

Tip: Book direct through this agoda link to get the best rate (I was quoted 880 baht for a night in May 2017).

Sometimes they drop their prices even lower for individual nights so Red Planet can be a good last minute place to book.

 

Galaxy Suites [Wild Card hotel – above a gogo bar!]

A 3-Star, guest friendly hotel with 12 rooms.

Room rates start from around $24.50.

Large 40 sq. m. clean rooms, free WIFI, unlimited tea / coffee in the communal sitting area. The location is pretty much on Walking Street itself. The Heaven Above gogo bar is downstairs 😉

Overall: This is a great place for party animals / people who want to stay as close to the action as possible. A 40 sq. m. room for 750 baht is really good value for money. The more expensive rooms in this hotel have jacuzzis in them too! 🙂

Tip: Rooms are cheaper if you book direct through this booking.com link (I was quoted 895 baht a night in May 2017).

 

Pattaya Blue Sky

A 3-star, guest friendly hotel with 63 rooms.

Room rates start from around $27.

Nice, clean 3-star hotel in a good location very close to the beach. Rooftop swimming pool, large fitness centre and great service.

Overall: I stayed here in July 2016 and had a very good stay. The room was fine, and I loved the rooftop pool and it was completely empty when I ventured up. The bathrooms are bigger than normal and the shower was one of the best I’ve ever tried.

When I stayed they let me checkout at 2pm because I was very hungover so bonus points are awarded 🙂

Tip: Book through this agoda link to get the best room rates (I paid 1320 baht for a night in July 2016 and thought it was good value for money). The further ahead you book in advance the cheaper the room rates are here.

Current rates for May 2017 onwards are only 952 baht a night which is amazing value.

Pattaya Blue Sky is a very popular hotel and is often fully booked so reserve your room as far in advance as possible.

 

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My room when I stayed at Pattaya Blue Sky. Nice and clean, 2 minutes walk to the beach. Close to Soi 6 too 😉 (video coming soon)

 

Opey De Place

A 3-star, guest friendly hotel with 72 rooms.

Room rates start from around $26.

Free WIFI in the rooms, Swimming pool, location just off Soi Buakhao means getting around is very easy.

Overall: An older style hotel in an amazing location, very close to the bars and restaurants on Soi Buakhao and LK Metro. The hotel itself is a little bit old and tired, but this was included as many return visitors swear by this place and only ever book here. So it’s a place worth considering at this price point and it always gets fully booked up in the high season.

I’ve tried to book a room here a few times but they were always full so that says a lot.

Tip: Book through this link for the best rates (I was quoted 920 baht for a night in April 2017 which is very good value).

 

April Suites                  (view the video here)

A 3-star, guest friendly hotel with 79 rooms.

Room rates start from around $29.

A nice, clean hotel with modern rooms, good service and great facilities. It has a rooftop pool and bar, gym, and even a sauna. The location is on a quiet cul-de-sac and you are just off second road (with the baht buses) with less than a 5 minute walk to Soi 7 & 8.

Overall: April Suites often comes up when searching for the best value for money hotel in Pattaya, with good reason. I had a very pleasant stay in August 2016 and would definitely recommend it.

I stayed in the larger deluxe room but would probably choose the Superior room if I was staying again.

Tip: Book through this agoda link for the best room deals (the current rates are around 1012 baht a night in from Feb-July 2017 which is fantastic value, you must book a few weeks in advance though and this hotel does get fully booked often). Room rates increase slightly in October for the high tourist season.

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My Deluxe room when I stayed in April Suites, the room was very clean and everything was in working order.

 

D Hotel (my personal favourite from this list)

A 3-star guest friendly hotel opened in January 2016.

Room rates start from around $33.

A new hotel in a good location on Soi Buakhao. Spacious, clean rooms with balconies, very helpful staff and an amazing rooftop infinity pool. Free WIFI and unlimited Tea / Coffee provided in the lobby along with a kettle in the room.

Overall: This is my personal number one choice from this list. They have only just started accepting online bookings and the hotel is not that well known yet and there are few reviews online. Many inexpensive bars and restaurants are nearby and a 7-Eleven close by. The location is quiet at night yet you are never too far away from the action. No fitness room is the only negative I can think of about this hotel.

This hotel will definitely be popular in the future so reserve a room as far in advance as you can.

Tip: They have only just started agoda bookings so the hotel is hard to locate online. If you book direct through this agoda link you will get the best rate available (I was quoted just 1152 baht for a night in May 2017 which is amazing value for what you get).

NB: D Hotel often gets fully booked so reserve your room as far in advance as possible.

Screen Shot 2016-08-04 at 10.00D Hotel Rooftop infinity swimming pool.

 

Ibis Pattaya

3-star, guest friendly hotel with 254 rooms.

Room prices start from around $36.

Clean, functional rooms with WIFI and a nice swimming pool. Quiet at night as it is away from the main bar areas. It’s a 2 minute walk to the beach and a good location for catching the baht buses on beach road.

Overall: I’ve stayed here before, it gets fully booked often and it’s easy to see why. It’s a very good solid choice and gets the basics right. The service isn’t amazing, and there is no gym or room service, but those things are not high on my list of priorities.  ‘If in doubt, just book the Ibis’ is a mantra that I tell my friends when you are totally stuck for a hotel in Thailand.

Tip: Book a few weeks in advance direct through this agoda link for the lowest room rates (I was quoted 1271 baht for a room in June 2017 which is good value)

 

August Suites

A 3-star, guest friendly hotel with 79 rooms.

Room rates start from around $36

Free WIFI in the rooms, nice swimming pool, fitness centre and sauna. Clean and well maintained rooms. Good location just off second road so it’s easy to catch a baht bus. 5 minutes walk to the beach.

Overall: A very good value for money hotel in a great location. Owned by the same management as April Suites, the rooms are larger here and the facilities are top notch. Many return visitors stay here and the hotel receives regular glowing reviews.

Tip: Book direct through this agoda link for the best insider deal rates (I was quoted 1255 baht a night in May 2017 which is great value)

 

Adelphi Pattaya Hotel  (Video of my stay here)

4-star, guest friendly hotel with 76 rooms.

Room rates start from around $40.

A great 4-star hotel, spacious clean rooms, with good facilities and glowing online reviews. Nice rooftop pool, probably the cheapest 4-star hotel in Pattaya. Great service when I stayed. It’s a 2 minute stroll to Soi Buakhao and is located directly opposite PP Massage which is a famous soapy massage parlour 😉

Tip: At this hotel they drop their prices according to how busy they are, so it is a great place to book last minute and get a great deal (I was recently quoted 1394 baht a night booking direct through this agoda link in June 2017).

 

 

 

Also consider:

March Hotel: 3-Star, nice clean guest friendly hotel with 104 rooms. Room rates from around $27. Newish hotel, nice rooms and facilities and the location is ok too (I was quoted 951 baht a night booking direct through this agoda link).

Sabai Wing: 3-star, guest friendly hotel with 200 rooms. Room rates from around $35 Dec-March, dropping to $27 Apr onwards.  Very good location on Soi 1 close to the beach and great for the baht buses. 2 nice swimming pools, clean rooms, average facilities and service. I was quoted 1289 baht a night in January 2017 through this agoda link).

LK Royal Wing 3-star, guest friendly hotel with 74 rooms. Room rates from $39.50. Good quiet location, large rooms, glowing reviews and an all round great value hotel at the price point (I was quoted 1372 baht a night booking direct through this agoda link).

 

Also, if you are planning to stay in a Bangkok hotel then make sure you don’t book without reading these posts first:

Where to stay near Nana Plaza

Where to stay near Soi Cowboy

Where to stay on Soi 11 – Nightclub street

Cheap Bangkok hotels under $30

 

Thank you for reading this article. I would appreciate your comments or feedback and I plan to revise and improve this list to keep it as up to date as possible. Coming soon is a guide on where to stay in Patong, Phuket.

 

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(Prices in $ Dollars were taken in August 2016. If you book a hotel close to the date you stay then the prices might be higher)

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      Bangkok 112

      Thanks, you won’t believe how much time its taken to put all this together. If there is a good response and people use the links to reserve rooms then I will continue updating the hotel info. I’m also working on full guides for Pattaya and Bangkok at the moment and these should be on the website within a month or 2. Thanks for your comment.

  1. Ilias Bar

    Mr. Bangkok 112 ,

    I have to say that your work of this project is a masterpiece.
    You love what you are doing.

    You love Thai people, Thai food, Thai explorations, Thai girls.
    You give us information that make our life more happy and to believe that one day we could visit and live at this world.

    Although the beaches at Pattaya perhaps are not the most clear of the earth,
    Too many motorbikes ! Why?
    Much prostitution , but at the end the traveller understands that
    Its a Spiritual place with people who smile , Always smile , make love ,
    Eat nice food at some places, and enjoy the gift of life.

    Some weeks ago you have answered me in a bad way at a comment i have made,
    But i didnt stop to see your videos.
    Perhaps you didnt understood what i wanted to comment. I was very sad.
    Its over , and i and my friends still watch your videos and subscribe.

    Continue to send happiness all over the world with all this.
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    Athens, Greece

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  2. H-508

    Just booked Galaxy Suites on your rec for November and used your links so you get a (very) small kickback! Thanks for the help in sorting out possible hotels. I wanted to make sure I could stumble back to the room so the interactive map with the 4 party areas and the hotels tacked on really helped.

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      Bangkok 112

      Thank you most kindly for using the website link to book your hotel. Thanks for the comment about the map too, I’m still playing around with it but it’s taking shape fast! The map is interactive too so if you get a wifi package then you can activate your location on a smartphone / tablet and know exactly where everything is 🙂

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      Bangkok 112

      I was planning to stay at the Queen Vic but never got round to it. It probably wouldn’t make my list due to the nearby bar noise which makes it only attractive to party animals only. If I did stay it would be on the top floor as you get a balcony overlooking the Soi 6 bars 😉

      Booking the Queen Vic is not all that easy too as they are not on agoda (the most popular hotel booking site in Asia). They do take reservations through booking .com through this link though: http://www.booking.com/hotel/th/queen-victoria-inn.html?aid=1131389

      Thanks for your comment Dustin and have a great trip! 🙂

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      Bangkok 112

      Good looking girls and low prices don’t normally go together in Thailand. In Bangkok you can get pretty freelancers around the Soi 4 Nana car park area for 1200 baht. In Soi 6 Pattaya you can get some pretty girls for 1000 baht. Thanks for your comment.

  3. H-508

    Lol not sure how I’m supposed to take a shower in galaxy suites – sit on the toilet?! One other thing I found out is the taxi has to drop you off a block away as its Def in walking street! And this is my 1st night ever in thailand…

  4. HRM

    Bangkok 112,

    First of all, great movies!

    I’ve stayed twice in D Varee in jomtien. It’s only a 10 bath ride to walkingstreet and the rooms are good with a nice ocean views and it has 2 swimmingpools. And i booked a executive room that allowed me to haven breakfast 38 floor. Maybe you could check it out if you have time. I would realy like to know how it compares to the other hotels.

    Gr HRM

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      Bangkok 112

      Thanks to watch my YouTube channel. I’m sure D Varee is a very nice place to stay, but I would never stay there or recommend anyone to as the location is very poor for the bars and nightlife in Central Pattaya. D Varee is in Jomtien which means you must take a long baht bus ride or 2 to go anywhere in central Pattaya. Much better to stay at the north end of Soi Buakhao if you want a quiet location with loads of cheap bars nearby and very convenient to get anywhere fast. Thanks for your comment.

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  5. Krishnendu Roy

    Hello
    This is Krishnendu Roy from India
    I had booked this hotel in this month for may 17
    Got a really good price as u said nice choice, I hope for the best.
    Can you please suggest me how can I go to lk metro area from here? Please!!

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  6. Jon

    Brilliant Info Bangkok 112, stayed at D Apartments in September but decided on D Hotel next trip in February, same price, but as you mentioned D Apartments booking system needs looking at, people don’t like giving bank details to a hotel they have never used before, which I may add with D Apartments was not a problem for me as they were very trusting, they really need to get themselves on a booking website though to attract more custom. Finally the only reason I have chosen D Hotel instead of D Apartments this trip is a load of recommendations including yours so thanks again.

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      Bangkok 112

      No worries Jon, very good choice of hotel and great value for money. I don’t know if you like infinity pools but the D Hotel one is great around late afternoon / sunset time. Have a great trip! 🙂

  7. Lee M

    Man, this website is awesome! I’m planning a 10 day trip in December 2017. It is going to be mostly a fun time trip. So my question is how would you split the days up between Bangkok and Pattaya?

    Thanks

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      Bangkok 112

      Hey man, it’s normally standard to have a couple of nights in Bangkok, then head to Pattaya. Or if you can’t wait head straight to Pattaya and have a night out or 2 in Bangkok on the way back depending on how your trip is going. Enjoy your travels 🙂

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          Bangkok 112

          Direct taxi for around 1000 baht, make sure to pre-book a day or 2 before in Pattaya. If you are a more seasoned traveller you can save money by taking the cheap bus from Pattaya to Ekkamai station (Bangkok Eastern Bus Terminal) and then take the BTS Skytrain to Asok saving around 7-800 baht but it takes double the time. Taxi is best as it’s door to door. Have a great trip 🙂

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      Bangkok 112

      Depends on the girl as always. For one hour it could be anything from 500 baht (beach road freelancer) to 5000 baht (pretty gogo dancer). For one night usually more. Hope this helps!

  8. Lee M

    Thanks man, you have been a lot of help! So i’m about to book a hotel, of course through your Agoda link. I’m down to Pattaya Blue Sky, $29 a night and April Suites for $30. For overnight/long Time Freelancers or bar girls, Which place do you recommend? Do a lot of Beach road Freelancers do LT or are they more into the cheap quickie?

    Thanks Again

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      Bangkok 112

      Hey man, I like both hotels but April Suites is my favourite of the 2 as it’s a bit more modern. Pattaya Blue Sky has a better gym / swimming pool so it depends on your preference. You can’t go wrong with either really and both are great value for money in excellent locations.
      For taking back ladies overnight, they wouldn’t mind either hotel you choose.
      Some beach road freelancers would do long time, but most are into short times to maximise their earnings.
      Have a great trip!

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