|Facing the entrance of Soi 8|
There are a handful of economy hotels down the Soi so it's very popular for those who choose to stay in Bangkok longer and stretch their Baht. The area is quiet and not too busy. But it's not boring either. There are massage parlors and Indian restaurants plus shops to buy a suit during a hot and humid day.
|Deluxe Double room at On8 Sukhumvit Hotel|
Right now a deluxe double cost around 2000THB with an American style set breakfast at On8 hotel which is not expensive considering the location and quality of the hotel. Though there is no swimming pool or gym which is what most would expect with that price range.
|Superior room at Adelphi Suites|
It's the best hotel on the Soi. A 36 square meter studio room with kitchenette will set you back around 3200THB. Though currently you can find discounts for a 1 bedroom at Adelphi Suites for around 3600THB per night for a 46 square meter room. And the room has a washer/dryer and kitchenette so it's a good hotel choice if you're planning to be in Bangkok for a little while.
If both hotels don't fit into your budget range then take a look at Sawasdee Hotel 8. The Sawasdee brand name operates a bunch of economy hotels throughout Thailand. Most of their cheap hotels are crap in my opinion but their newly built Sawasdee Hotel 8 is in top condition with friendly service.
|Sawasdee Hotel Sukhumvit 8|
It's definitely one of the better budget guest friendly hotels in the area. And even though the hotel is not far from the Nana BTS station they still provide a 24 hour tuk tuk service.
Finally just 300 meters down is another inexpensive hotel called Salil Hotel 8. It's another very clean hotel and it's not so old either. They are a bit further down so they do provide complimentary tuk tuk service too. A superior room at Salil Hotel 8 currently cost around 1600THB.
And there are quite a few bars on Soi 8. On Fridays check out Det 5 Bar for a free buffet starting 7pm. All you have to do is buy a drink, even if it's a bottle of water. They typically have utility Thai food like pork and holy basil, green curry chicken, fried rice and fruits for dessert.
Sukhumvit Soi 8 is not devoid of any action at all either. Lolitas Bar located right by the entrance of the Soi is a place where guys go not only to grab a beer but to get their pipes cleaned at the same time.
For some late after hours club action, head over to Club Climax in the basement parking level of the Ambassador Hotel. It's a decent area to pick up Thai freelancers if you're too lazy to walk to Nana or Cowboy.
I think staying at a hotel on Sukhumvit Soi 8 would make a great base for checking out Bangkok's nightlife