How to Make Friends While Traveling Solo in Bangkok

May 24, 2019
Boulevard Hotel Bangkok

No matter the reason why you are a solo traveler, this is an excellent chance for you to make more friends. Being alone actually opens the opportunity for you to meet new people everywhere. One thing to remember is that you need to look approachable. No one will want to talk to you if you seem not friendly.

If you want to make new friends on the journey, here is how you can do so:

Stay at a hostel

Many people only opt to stay in hostels when they have to control their budget. However, there are more benefits to choosing this type of accommodation. Your chances of getting to know new people drastically decrease when you opt to stay in a hotel.

After all, you will largely be enjoying your own company in your room, and no one will come to talk to you. A hostel, on the other hand, is a place centered around everyone having a chance to enjoy each other’s company. If you still want a little privacy, many hostels offer single rooms. If you really want to meet people, however, it’s best to stay in a dorm room.

There are many options when it comes to dorm rooms. Dorm room capacities can range from four to twelve people. If you are a woman and scared to sleep in a room with men, you can choose female-only dorms as well.

Staying in a room with other people gives you many more opportunities to strike up a conversation. There is a high chance that you will meet other fellow solo travelers. If you don’t know how to initiate a conversation, just ask them about where they are from and what is their plan. You might end up having a new companion for your trip!

Hang out in communal areas

How do you expect to make friends if you shut yourself away in your bunk with a pair of headphones? You will never meet new people without socializing. Since it may seem strange to say hello to random strangers, try to hang out in communal areas instead. This is the place that everyone expects to talk to people.

Most hostels have a lobby or entertainment areas for the guests to get to know each other. If you have never stayed at a hostel, you will be surprised at how the vibe really encourages people to communicate.

You can check if a hostel has a common room before booking a reservation. If they don’t, look for the other choices.

Hanging out in communal areas can make you seem approachable. Even if you don’t know how to approach, other people may come up to you. This is not the time to be shy. Just keep the conversation going and learn from them. Some of these travelers might give you some advice on where to go around the area.

Sign up for group activities

Some hostels host barbeque or pool nights where people can socialize. If there are activities going on, don’t skip them! In fact, ask the people at the front desk about any events that you can participate in as soon as you check in. This is another amazing opportunity to meet people and have fun.

If you’re looking make the most out of your trip, you need to find the right accommodation.
Boulevard Bangkok is a luxury hotel that provides incredible accommodation with a central
location in Bangkok. Get in touch with us today to book your stay!