The leafy sois and quiet village feel of Ari have become the stuff of Bangkok legend. On paper (and on Instagram), these streets lined with food trucks and coffee shops appear to be the perfect place to call home. But with new condos constantly sprouting up, replacing the stately family homes of old and disturbing the peace, what’s it like to live in Ari? Here’s what you should know.
Last year, Bangkok’s Banglamphu district ranked as the second highest-growing area in the world for the number of Airbnb rentals available. Here, we speak to Airbnb users across Bangkok, from the person with a spare room to rent to the young entrepreneur starting their own hostel, to find out what it takes to be a successful host—and if the rewards are worth the effort.