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  • HannahHarris

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    hi
    I am coming into Bangkok next week and looking for somewhere to stay for the first couple of nights which is not too pricey but where i can meet some likeminded travellers. I'm late 20s and on a budget but would like somewhere clean and probably with single rooms as opposed to dorms.
    Any tips? Tried to search on this for the accommodation reviews but couldn't find them (such a rookie - if anyone could steer me in the right direction i'll do that too!)
    Thanks

    #1 Posted: 28/4/2011 - 05:36

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  • busylizzy

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    I can't recommend the sort of place that you are looking for, but went to find the link of Accom reviews for you - but it's not there?!

    If you go to this page: http://www.travelfish.org/location/thailand/bangkok_and_surrounds/bangkok/bangkok
    there would normally be a button at the top (next to Transport, Sites, etc) - but it's not there!
    I'm wondering if it's because in BKK there are just TOO many options for the TF reviewers to keep up with...?

    Perhaps generate the free eFish guide from the Member Centre area (after you login) for Bangkok. You might find something in there.

    #2 Posted: 28/4/2011 - 07:36

  • goonistik

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    Hi!

    You don't mention a budget. There are two places that I can find that offer rooms for a single traveler.

    http://www.refillnow.co.th/
    http://www.phranakorn-nornlen.com/

    I'm pretty sure there are more choices.

    Try looking here
    http://www.travelfish.org/feature/137

    #3 Posted: 28/4/2011 - 08:38

  • tinoh

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    Hi,

    You might like the rambuttri village inn:
    http://www.travelfish.org/accommodation_profile/thailand/bangkok_and_surrounds/bangkok/khao_san_road/all/846
    This hotel is near KS road and there you will find lots of likeminded travellers.
    There is a nice pool on the roof.

    Greetings Tino

    #4 Posted: 28/4/2011 - 13:38

  • Thomas922

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    Suk 11 has singles but its not Khao Sarn rd. It IS near the skytrain though.

    #5 Posted: 28/4/2011 - 14:22

  • 9preciousGe-
    ms

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    i would also recommend the the rambuttri village inn - dont mind the moody receptionist - she;s lovely really!
    althoguh there is no restuarant here so may not be to great for meeting poeple

    #6 Posted: 28/4/2011 - 18:38

  • HannahHarris

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    14th April, 2011
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    Thanks all for your help - i'm definitely on a budget but willing to pay for a clean, safe room :)
    Do you think dorm rooms will be full of younger backpackers? That's what's putting me off at the moment.

    #7 Posted: 30/4/2011 - 23:22

  • MADMAC

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    "...which is not too pricey but where i can meet some likeminded travellers."

    That depends on how you define "like-minded".

    #8 Posted: 1/5/2011 - 12:59

  • sayadian

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    When I was last in Bangok 8 weeks ago I visited a friend staying at Nat 2 which is easy to find as it is opposite the old Post Office in Banglumphoo behind the unmissable Ratchdamnoen Avenue and near Khaosan road but far enough away to get some sleep.I saw a room out of curiousity, looked OK for 200 baht.Clean and tidy.

    #9 Posted: 1/5/2011 - 13:44

  • MADMAC

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    Man tyhat's a great deal! 200 baht?

    #10 Posted: 1/5/2011 - 13:49

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  • sayadian

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    Madmac
    I'm pretty sure it was 200 baht because a lot of the 'doss' houses nearby charge that and I remember discussing it with people.
    I didn't stay there mind you.Maybe the receptionist got her numbers wrong.
    It does sound cheap.
    OK, I'll check it out.Will be in Bangkok wednesday.

    #11 Posted: 1/5/2011 - 14:02

  • MADMAC

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    I'm not doubting you man. But what a great deal. Hell, I'd take it up but I have to stay close enough that I can walk to the dance scene. And that's all in Sukhimvite.

    #12 Posted: 1/5/2011 - 14:04

  • sayadian

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    BTW I can recommend a place for 100 baht.It's clean but when you wake up you'll think you're in prison.Hasn't seen a coat of paint since Rama V was on the throne.

    #13 Posted: 1/5/2011 - 14:04

  • sayadian

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    Sukhumwit, is it true that the Rusians have taken over there? got one or two in PP now.The rudest people on earth but I kinda like them, they don't take any s***.

    #14 Posted: 1/5/2011 - 14:06

  • HannahHarris

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    Wow thanks everyone for the recommendations - rambuttri looks good but doesn't seem to have any single rooms free. The Nat 2 place sounds good.
    Madmac - likeminded as in late 20s so not just going to thailand to party and get a tan but to see a bit more of the place!

    #15 Posted: 1/5/2011 - 17:55

  • sayadian

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    Hannah, most of the 'Old city' and the 'old palace are in that area I mentioned and near the river where you can get a riverbus to see other sites such as Wat Arun.Whatever you do don't miss the chance of a trip on the river bus, the best deal in town and the easiest way to get to Chinatown as well.

    #16 Posted: 1/5/2011 - 20:21

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