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book before or not

Posted by greektraveller on 22/2/2011 at 05:20

Im landing in bangkok on the 5th of april. Would it be wise to book a guesthouse or hotel before or Should I just walk into one once i arrive there. Also whats a good area to stay. I had a look at WE hostels. anyone have experience with them?

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Posted by busylizzy on 22/2/2011 at 06:32

If you are arriving after a long-haul flight and/or late at night, it is nice to have your accom organised ahead to time - just one less hassle when you are tired, etc.

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Posted by greektraveller on 22/2/2011 at 06:43

you are right....any recommendations? cause I don't really know which areas in Bangkok are good apart from Khao San Road

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Posted by Krabiman on 22/2/2011 at 07:10

I wouldn't call Khao San good.

Look at Agoda, Sawadee and Wotif for hotels.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 22/2/2011 at 10:34 admin

I'm on Khao San at the moment. There are a gazaillion places to stay, but by late evening most of the ones I'd recommend off the top of my hat are full. I'm changing places today and the four on my shortlist are all full and I have to go back at midday to see if any rooms are free.

What sort of price range you looking at and what time of the day are you arriving? If you're arriving late at night and this is your first time to Bangkok, I'd book ahead, ever if April won't be quite as busy as now.

Never heard of WE hostels

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Posted by greektraveller on 22/2/2011 at 14:55

i am arriving at 8am in the morning....im looking at 5-10 uk pounds daily max for accommodation.

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Posted by ThailandDiaries on 28/2/2011 at 14:31

Greek traveler, for 250-500 B there are many options on neighboring roads to Khao San Rd, it can be very very noisy on K.S Rd . We did not book anywhere on our first visit- big mistake, its so hot and we were so tired after the flight. We now always book in advance for the first night and then you can move if you find somewhere better.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 28/2/2011 at 17:34 admin

I've looked at just about everything now in the Khao San Road immediate area. The best place, in my opinion, in your budget (say under 500B) is Chada. http://chadahostel.com Very clean, includes breakfast and free WiFi and about 18 inches from KSR. For an 8am arrival I wouldn't bother booking. A lot of stuff is full, but huge turnover.

Enjoy!

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