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recommendations for acommodations in bangkok

Posted by smponsaa on 28/12/2008 at 14:36

will be flying in from melbourne first week in january. looking for budget accommodations in bangkok to get acclimated. any recommendations would be appreciated.

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Posted by exacto on 28/12/2008 at 22:35

greetings. there are heaps of listings for accommodation in bangkok right on the website. apart from the write-up from the travelfish researcher, there are often additional reviews from fellow travellers. good info. have a look and see what you think.

also, let us know in which part of town you'd like to stay and what your budget is per night for accommodation and we can recommend specific places based on that information. regards.

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Posted by sirhalberd on 29/12/2008 at 04:32

When you ask for a recommendation for budget accommodation also mention the price range you want to be in. Budget doesn't mean the same thing for everyone.

For Bangkok my recommendation is to choose a hotel near the Skytrain route. This way you can use this overhead rail service to get around town real easy.

Without a definite price range here are some rough ideas on accommodation. If you are really young then you might want to consider the Khao San Road area, that area is popular with back packers but no access for the Skytrain. The Skytrain can connect you to the Ekamai Bus station, to the subway via the Asok stop (the subway can connect you to the national train station.) MBK and Chatuchak Weekend Market are also on the Skytrain line.

Suk 11 Hostel, not far from the Nana Skytrain stop. Easy walk to restaurants, street vendors, travel agencies for tours, bars, malls, supermarkets and small shops.

Swiss Park Hotel, not far form Suk 11.

Bangkok Inn, near the Swiss Park Hotel.

Atlanta Hotel, old style elegance at a cheap price. Don't choose this hotel if you intend to bring a boyfriend or girlfriend in for the night! About a 5 minute walk from the Swiss Park, near a church too!

Hotel chain with hotels in Khao San Road area and Pattaya. They have some cheaper dorm style rooms too

Only cheap place that I can think of with free WiFi in the rooms. Maxims Inn, located on Soi 7. Same shops and malls, supermarkets, travel agencies like Suk 11/Swiss Park.

Asia Hotel if you really meant something closer to this price range. Asia does not have many bars nearby, easy walk to shopping on Phetchaburi Road. Best of all it is right on a Skytrain stop. After paying for hotels in Japan this is budget pricing too!

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Posted by exacto on 29/12/2008 at 05:40

This Travelfish feature article on what is a good guesthouse in Bangkok might be useful too. It is at:

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Posted by smponsaa on 29/12/2008 at 15:39

thanks for the reply here are more details that will help you help us. we are two bartenders from new orleans, louisiana, usa. we have lived and worked in the french quarter for the past 10 years. our age is the mid 30's. we are interested in the local food, culture and nightlife. our price range would like to be between 20 and 40 us dollars. any info would be appreciated.

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Posted by guineverjavier on 30/12/2008 at 10:15

YHA Hostel is in the Silom area and is centrally located (a Sky Train station is about five minutes away from the front door).

I stayed here with a couple of family members in May 2008 and found it comfortable enough to stay in again should we return. I advise you to go for the "ensuite" room which has its own tiny T&B, as the communal bathroom didn't look too inviting.The rooms are very small and furnished very basically but are clean. Be prepared for a steep climb to the rooms, though, as the building is built tall and narrow and there is no elevator.

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