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Budget room near DMK

  • Vaishali

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    Hi,

    I have a flight at 6:20 a.m from DMK.
    Does anyone know of a budget accommodation for backpackers.
    Dorm with shared toilet will do too.
    I want to spend about 500 THB and we are three!

    I shortlisted We Train International House and they have accommodation of 6 beds in a dorm at 900 THB but they are force feeding me to accept another room with 3 beds.

    Can anyone living in Bangkok, call them and help me book 3 beds with them?
    Their address and number are as follows:501/1 Dechatungka Road, Don Muang,, Bangkok, 10210 | 02 967 8550

    Thanks,

    #1 Posted: 29/12/2013 - 02:38

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  • captainbkk

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    there is not. We-tr is also not at all ''closeby''-you will always need an taxi to get there and out and these are scarce as not on main road.(discrimination-though much less as you yourself are likely doing) may also play a role. Thai facts.

    #2 Posted: 29/12/2013 - 07:25

  • Vaishali

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    Hi Captain,
    If I need a taxi to get to We-Train and also walk till main road to flag a taxi to the airport at 4:30 a.m. in the morning, then I don't think We-Train is such a good option. Can you suggest something else more on the main line than interiors and somewhere within 10 kms of DMK? Or do you have any other idea? What should I do?
    Thanks

    #3 Posted: 29/12/2013 - 23:12

  • LeonardCohe-
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    U want someone to book your hotel for you hahaha

    What for? Are you going to pay them?

    #4 Posted: 29/12/2013 - 23:24

  • Vaishali

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    Leonard,
    I only asked Captain to suggest. Where does it say I asked anyone to book for them. Your name sounds English but do you understand any?
    It appears you did not understand the OP. I have booked 3 beds in a dorm with we-train but they are not giving the same to me in a room with 6 beds although that is available. They are forcing me to accept a dorm with 3 beds. I asked a Thai based person to help! (help is different from book, hope you will agree)

    #5 Posted: 29/12/2013 - 23:44

  • LeonardCohe-
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    Do you? You ask for someone in Bkk to call them for you lol

    Oops

    Hotel policy is up to them not any of us. Must be your first trip anywhere.

    #6 Posted: 30/12/2013 - 00:45

  • Vaishali

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    Leonard,
    The accommodation I have requested for is available. Hotel does not say they wont give it to me. They just don't respond and keep telling me to take the expensive option.
    I have been a Destination Expert on another site.
    On one occasion I went to the Railway counter and purchased railway tkts for an elderly couple from England and couriered it to them.
    On another, I drove 20 miles in another city 200 miles from my home and organized dates for the train called palace on wheels for a group of tourists from UK.
    I am Indian and by nature VERY helpful.
    I believe that what goes around comes around and I enjoy helping travellers.
    Its ok if you don't wish to help. You don't have to.
    In India making a call cost 1 paise per second i.e. equal to 6000 minutes for every dollar.
    There is no cost or time involved.
    Infact it takes longer to write replies.

    #7 Posted: 30/12/2013 - 00:50

  • LeonardCohe-
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    Your problem not ours. People on here give advice, not book your hotels. That is what travel agents do.

    #8 Posted: 30/12/2013 - 01:43

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    Leonard,

    If you can't/don't want to help why on earth are you posting on this thread except to ridicule the OP?

    Wait don't answer that question - and don't post in this thread again. Thanks.


    Vaishali Agoda has a bunch of places near Don Muang but I'd be wary of what you get for 500 baht around there - I spent 600baht there a few weeks ago for a hotel (Max One) that was supposedly close to the airport - took a cab an hour to find it - and finding a taxi in the morning when I was leaving at 3am was a nightmare. I'd be inclined to spend more and stay closer to airport, or stay cheap and go into town. Phra Nakorn Grand View just south of the airport is supposed to be ok...

    #9 Posted: 30/12/2013 - 02:59

  • Vaishali

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    Thank you Somtam2000,

    Your suggestion makes a LOT of sense. Guess I'll stay in town from where I can get transport.

    #10 Posted: 30/12/2013 - 03:05

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