The Bangkok budget hotel scene has never been better. From stylish hostels to small boutique hotels, there is a wealth of choice without draining your pockets. Funky and atmospheric seems to be all the rage these days, and the colorful and artistic Phra Nakorn Norn Len is the pick of the litter, with individually styled and painted rooms located in a charming part of old Bangkok. Other similar budget options in old Bangkok neighborhoods include Baan Dinso and Loy La Long. For modern and convenient, consider Imm Fusion, which is just steps from a skytrain station, or the nearby Klassique, making it easy to get into the center. For those who can't bear to be out of the heart of the city, Lub d has to be the world's most stylish hostel and has private rooms as well at excellent prices, and the S33, of the boutique S Group, has an affordable option right in the middle of one of Bangkok's most posh neighborhoods. Back out on the Chao Phraya River, the Ibis Bangkok Riverside gives all the pleasantries of sitting next to the banks of the river without any of the usually associated high end prices. For a budget value stay where you choose just how many amenities you want to pay for, nothing can be the Asok branch of Tune Hotels, the popular chain that is redefining the budget market.