Bangkok is the capital on Thailand and around 8 hours drive from Lampang at a distance of around 600 KM. One can find many luxury to 2nd class buses plying from Bangkok to Lampang and Lampang to Bangkok everyday. The journey is quite comfortable with modern vehicles and moreover these transport companies provide snacks and meals on board.
Bangkok has many hostels, guest houses and rental places. Hostels near Silom, Sukhumvit, Khaosan, Patpong are very famous but are quite popular for many bad stories. So, be careful to stay in some of the creepy cheap rentals. Some of the hostels are really cheap from 200 baht for beds in dorm with shared bathroom.
I have been to Bangkok and tried many hostels and one of the most safe and secure with good price is Himalaya Residence on Sukhumvit 31. It just takes about 10 minutes (900 meters) to walk to the main street and catch buses to move all around the city. Some of the red buses are free. Sky train station is a mere 15 min walk too, a bit hot during summer though. With lots of fun places nearby and many restaurant nearby serving all types of food (Japanese, Irish, Indian, Thai) and there are many places to go around at night time.
you can find more information on their website: http://www.himalayaresidence.net
Safe, Secure and Service welcome to the most preferred Accommodation on Sukhumvit soi 31.
Stay with Himalaya Residence where value and convenience meets together
Himalayan Residence is a cozy little villa, Bed & Breakfast situated at sukhumvit 31, and it s in the heart of the city center! 18 Units are fully equipped with high standard facilities designed in the classic and modern style and a full range of 3-star services to ensure your comfort, convenience and delightful accommodation.
We provide accommodation for leisure, business as well as family traveller, with all modern facilities and 24 hours internet access. Our rooms can accommodate 4 to 8 people is perfect for Families who like to stay together.
We also have dormitory with all modern facilties for the back packers from just 300 baht/night, who want to explore Bangkok and Thailand.