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  • Louw

    Joined Travelfish
    4th December, 2009
    Location South Africa
    Posts: 14

    Hi all,

    I'm having great difficulty in booking a double fan room in Shambara Boutique hostel just off Khao San rd, Bangkok.
    Our booking is only for Feb 2010. I've phoned them a few times, but each time they put the phone down while I'm speaking. They were quite friendly though.
    I've also emailed them about 7 times over the past two weeks, only my 1st email got answered.

    So I've gone ahead and booked the room on HostelWorld for the 6th -8th, but now the 1st day, our arrival date, (5th Feb) is not available.

    You can also not specify the fan room when doing an online booking, it only has the A/C available.

    Now I need to get hold of them, to make sure they book the fan instead of the A/C and make the booking from the 5th instead of the 6th.

    Does anyone have advice or an alternative way of contacting them?

    #1 Posted: 15/12/2009 - 16:58

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  • Louw

    Joined Travelfish
    4th December, 2009
    Location South Africa
    Posts: 14

    no worries,

    Sorted this out. Got hold of the 'boss lady' who knows everything.

    #2 Posted: 16/12/2009 - 18:24

  • shadek

    Joined Travelfish
    30th November, 2009
    Posts: 37

    Hi Louw,

    How did you get in touch with her??? I'm having the same problem, reservation for Feb/10, can only book online an AC single room, but I would rather have the fan one. On their website they announce the single fan room for 280, but either here on TF and on HostelWorld it says 390.


    #3 Posted: 21/12/2009 - 01:42

  • Louw

    Joined Travelfish
    4th December, 2009
    Location South Africa
    Posts: 14

    Hi Sani,

    I just kept phoning them cause i was desperate, they seem quite popular and probably get full quickly.

    When you phone them on: +66 0282 7968, ask for Niki, the boss. Or ask for her cellphone number. She handles all the bookings. I think this is her number: +66 81839 5170, but double check.

    I asked her about the prices that differ, she just quoted me the cheaper one (500B for double fan). I paid the 10% deposit on Hostelworld for 3 (instead of 4) nights, and she said it's fine, she'll reserve the room for 4 nights and she told us the correct balance of the room we have to pay when we get there.

    It's a shame they don't have someone who can speak English when you phone their main reception, it would've made things so much easier.

    Good luck!

    #4 Posted: 21/12/2009 - 09:08

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