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  • waveandsea

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    Hi there all! I will be touring Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam for the firs time in November-December. I am planing to visit few best places in each country. I am coming to the Bangkok first, so could please somebody recomend me some nice but not expensive place to stay in Bangkok? Just for info. Thanks!!!

    #1 Posted: 3/10/2008 - 21:42

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  • sirhalberd

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    What does "not expensive" mean to you? For me it is a place under $25 US, for someone who just came from touring Japan it could be any place under $100 US!

    Do you have a baht value for your hotel expenses?

    If you are really young then you might want to check out a place in the Khao San Road area. If you are slightly more mature you might want to get a place in the Siam or Sukhumvit Road area so you can take advantage of the Skytrain service.

    Links to some hotels in many price ranges.

    http://www.thaiwebsites.com/hotels-sukhumvit-bangkok.asp

    http://www.sawadee.com/hotels/bangkok.html

    http://www.sawasdee-hotels.com/

    http://www.travelfish.org/map_detail/thailand/bangkok_and_surrounds/bangkok/sukhumvit_soi_1_to_asok/8


    Have a nice visit.

    #2 Posted: 4/10/2008 - 02:26

  • Tilapia

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    I can think of two places that would provide a "soft landing" for first timers into Bangkok.

    1) KT Guest House
    2) Reno

    Both are mid-range (in the B600-B850 range.)

    KT is in a quieter area, it's less expensive, and has better rooms than the Reno. But the Reno is very good and is much more convenient for transport.

    You can find KT Guest House by searching the net ("KT Guest House Bangkok"), and their site will show you what the place is like. You can make reservations by e-mail. I'm not so sure that you can do this with Reno.

    The Royal Hotel is more of a grander place that is walking distance to most of the major sites along the Chao Phraya River. And, despite the name, it's a mid-range place as well. I've only stayed there once and it was quite nice. Traffic around that place can be crazy, though. Still, it's great to be so close to the river, Royal Palace, Wat Pho, Temple of the Emerald Buddha, flower market, etc.

    #3 Posted: 4/10/2008 - 03:30

  • nedz

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    Reccomending, heading to Kao san way. Can bus or taxi x airport. Bus really easy ,drop off near Kao san. stay in Temple soi area. Soi Rambuttri. Laneways between Khao san and the river. Heaps of rooms to choose from. All night and day, unless high season or weekend. Other tourist areas in Bkk are more set up for...the bar bar go go scene. Cheap regular mini buses back to the airport available at travel agents on the soi.
    Some rooms very cheap, share bathroom.
    Air con usually own bathroom worth the extra $.
    Good luck, watch your step. Nedzx

    #4 Posted: 5/10/2008 - 12:01

  • Jon_Mak_Mak

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    Where ever you stay, ask to see the room first and try to get a cheaper price just by asking. Some places will discount if you stay a few nights or more. Also try asking for cheaper price if you DONT HAVE BREAKFAST. (which is usally a shit fired breakfast anyway in the cheaper places), much better to go out and eat on the street.

    good luck.

    #5 Posted: 5/10/2008 - 15:49

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