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Where to stay last night, close to Suan Lum

Posted by amz155 on 5/2/2009 at 10:04

On our last day in Bangkok, we will be coming from the Suvarnabhumi Airport (back from Krabi) and will need a place to stay for one night.

On our last night we would like to visit Suan Lum Night Bazar if its still open at the time. The next morning we fly home. Most likely we will be at Suan Lum until late and will need to take a taxi back to our hotel.

Where should we stay:

-that is either a safe quick walk back to hotel or a cheap metered cab ride from Suan Lum to hotel

AND

-is convenient considering we are coming FROM the airport on Firday afternoon and heading back to the airport on Saturday morning?

Sathorn? Siam Square?

Looking for something clean, safe, in the 600 baht range or LESS! We are only there for one night so not too concerned with what it looks like as long as its safe.

Thanks!

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Posted by amz155 on 7/2/2009 at 01:29

bump.

anyone?

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Posted by somtam2000 on 7/2/2009 at 18:22 admin

Hi amz155,

Just back from Bangkok and still collating my notes, but a few thoughts -- the number one determinant is your price ceiling of 600B. Taking that into account, I'd say your best choice is either Wendy House on Soi Kasem San (so near MBK and Siam Square) OR picking one of the budget places down on Soi Ngam Dupli -- Sala Thai Daily mansion is the best of a very average lot.

If you can up your budget to the 1,000B mark I could recommend quite a few new places -- I found between 20 & 30 new properties I'm about to add into the site, but most are over 600B.

If you stay around Ngam Dupli, you're walking distance from the market, if at Wendy House it is either a walk and syktrain ride or a cab ride.

Friday afternoon coming from the airport -- ahh doesn't matter where you'll be the traffic will be awful!

Hope that helps!

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Posted by exacto on 7/2/2009 at 21:44

that 600 baht ceiling for accommodation stumped me too. i can't think of any place i'd recommend - or want to stay - in the lumpini park area for that little.

the good news is that the market is more or less right on the subway, so that might open up the available areas where you can stay.

personally, i'd likely just stay out near the airport that night and commute into town for the market. it is for such a short time, and it will be easier getting in and out without having to take your pack/luggage with you. cheers.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 8/2/2009 at 11:41 admin

Sorry, just a correction on my post above, I meant to say White Lodge on Soi Kasem San (which is under 600B) not Wendy House (which is over 1,000B).

Anyway I've updated the Kasem San listings here

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Posted by Jon_Mak_Mak on 9/2/2009 at 05:10

Hey Somtam, Would be great to edit our posts, no?! lol :)

It's funny because the 600B for around Silom/Sathorn area threw me too.
There is a cheap guest house on a soi off the RAMA (can't remember which one, 4?) road the goes past silom and into Satorn. Its not far from the Malaysia Hotel. I have stayed there before but I don't think it's listed on this site yet but im sure its on Asiarooms.com. I think the name is Charlie Guest House or somthing like that.

I remember it is cheap and not far from Suan Lum. It's actually pretty close to the Lumphini boxing stadium (over sode of road). Might be worth searching anyway.

Goodluck!
Ant.

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Posted by amz155 on 10/2/2009 at 00:57

Thanks for your suggestions.

I realized I didn't say so in my original post but I was considering Suk 11. Mainly because that's where I stayed last time on my last night in BKK. Not sure how convenient that is for getting to the airport in the morning but we have a 6:40am flight so I'm not too worried about traffic at that time.

As for relying on the skytrain to get back at the end of the night; I'm pretty much sure we wills tay late i.e. beyond skytrain hours. That's why I was asking for a place that's either in walking distance or a cheap cab ride away bc we probably wont' be able to take the skytrain.

I checke dout Charlie Guesthouse. Its on Soi Saphan Khu and seems to be in walking distance on Suan Lum. At 540 baht for a double its def in the budget.

exacto, you do bring up a good point about just staying near the airport and then grabbing a taxi into town to visit Suan Lum. It does put us closer to the airport in the AM (which I"m not owrried about traffic for a 6:40 am flight) and also does let us avoid having to be stuck in traffic heading into the city after we arrive from Krabi.

I guess I'm thinking that we'd fly in from Krabi, cab it to Charlie's Guesthouse (or wherever we decide), drop our bags and head right out to Suan Lum to spend the rest of the day. Prob relax with a few beers in the beer garden before dinner and before the market opens up. Then its light shopping and beer till the market closes. At least if we bunk in the city and we stil have energy left we can cab it to a good late night walking street to people watch for a few hours till we catch a quick nap at the hotel and off to the airport we go!

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Posted by exacto on 10/2/2009 at 03:30

sounds like a good plan and a great day. plus beer! have fun.

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