HI im going to be arriving in bangkok in 2 and a bit weeks and am wondering where to stay. Im an 18 year old first time solo traveler and have been thinking about staying at KSR area. My first day i plan onseeing sights such as the grand palace with the second going to chatuchak market. Is KSR a good place to stay? Im on a budget so do not want anything more than 600 baht really. Lamphu house i am considering but anyone else got any recomendations?
#1 mrk12a has been a member since 4/12/2010. Posts: 19
Maybe you can use this place. One advantage is that you can also use the Skytrain to take you to Chatuchak. Keep in mind that Chatuchak is a WEEKEND MARKET!
You can also use the Skytrain to connect you with MBK, subway and Ekamai bus station.
Lub D Hostel.
#3 sirhalberd has been a member since 30/12/2007. Posts: 295
KSR itself you can avoid, but around it, there's lots of good & affordable places to stay and meet fellow travellers.
minimum =150Baht for single room fan shared bathroom. so for 600 you can stay in a very luxurious suite just search travelfish, your roughguide or the LP for a good place.
#4 tjeered has been a member since 30/1/2011. Posts: 2
600 baht luxury wtf - 600 baht gives you a basic a/c room in bangkok
chatuchak market is a long way from ksr and is a weekend mkt mainly.
in between the grand palace and ksr is the national musuem which is good.
read the guesthouse reviews on this site for places to stay. ive never stayed below 550 baht so dont know what those places are like.
#5 Krabiman has been a member since 2/1/2011. Posts: 223
Lub D seems very good, near the sky train for siam and nearish the river to get a boat to grand palace ect. I like the look of the dorms as well.
#6 mrk12a has been a member since 4/12/2010. Posts: 19
This is a place recommended by exacto (a regular TF poster) which I bookmarked for my next visit. I thought it looked quite good, and costs 590baht for aircon and hot water.
Search on this site to find his comments about it.
Lubd Silom is pretty good. Beds and bathrooms are clean.
The Chong Nonsi skytrain station is about a 10-minute walk away. I am forever grateful to the staff for pointing me in the direction of Healthland Spa for the best thai massage I have ever had. (Pricey but worth it!)
There is a wet market nearby. I'd go there to get some prata with condensed milk for breakfast. Or I'd walk to this other street for some Khao moo daeng.
At lunchtime, the employees of the adjacent AIA building go to the side street and have lunch at the sidewalk stalls. Just follow them.
The only downside is that you have to commute to go the palace/temples. I enjoyed taking the river ferry so it wasn't a problem for me.