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1. Posted by N6F1989 (Budding Member 3 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Hi I am planning on going backpacking in Thailand in june from the 6th till the 27th on my own leaving from Edinburgh I have booked my flight but was planning on just staying in Bangkok for the first 3-4 days then see what happens just looking to find out if my budget of £1500 will be enough ? and if any 1 is heading to Bangkok at the same time ? any help would be much appreciated

2. Posted by Vincent143 (Budding Member 9 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Me to made plans to go Thailand..
I am going on 17th and will be leaving Thailand on 24th Most probably

I am not sure if you are planning for Full Moon Party (can't afford to miss) 19th June Ko pha hagan island

I will be going to Ko tao then Full mon party followed by Phuket (phi phi island and more) then bangkok and pattaya..

Let me know if you're on for FMP...

3. Posted by OldPro (Inactive 400 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Why not leave the FMP to the sheep. I understand the attraction it may hold but no one does the world a favour by attending.

4. Posted by Vincent143 (Budding Member 9 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

for what you're saying, is similar to leaving a birthday party without having cake...lolz...

5. Posted by fluffybadger11 (Budding Member 4 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Hi there

I think that budget sounds fine but really it does depend on what you intend to do. Thailand is cheap to eat and if you go for hostels they're cheap to stay at.

I'm going out there on 30th May and will be in Bangkok from 8th June until I depart on 11th June. I'm hoping to meet some new folks by staying in hostels during my trip but it's nice to hear who will be around during similar time. Hoping to plan a few meet ups ahead of time!


6. Posted by N6F1989 (Budding Member 3 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

hi thanks for the reply yes I am just going stay in hostels as well just booked my first night in Bangkok in a hostel just off khoa san road I would be happy to meet up if u are staying near me:)

7. Posted by Suyashsolo (Budding Member 2 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

I will be in thailand around the same time. I would love to go to the FMP but I hear its become more of a disgrace to the true travellers these days. But who can say no to a bucket full of alcohol and a beach full of piss and shit right? :)
I have done some pretty extensive research on thailand, the dos and donts for a solo traveller. And found real weird responses from the internet. So if you are planning on staying in a hostel, I reckon not prebooking any. But rather search on foot. That helps a lot. And the budget is more than enough for a cheap backpacking trip.
And if anyone wants to meetup, please let me know. :)

8. Posted by N6F1989 (Budding Member 3 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

hi thanks for the reply. what dates u in Thailand ? yes that's what I was thinking about the hostels I have just booked my first night in Bangkok and will just book the rest on the day, I would happily meet up with u if u want

9. Posted by rosydovey (Budding Member 5 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Yes,Most Amazing trip to Thailand… heaven for budget backpackers. Which memories time to time that what excitement in the place. Nice trip i remember when we left the Thailand, everyone has fun in Thailand!

10. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1833 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!


In Thailand some guest houses and smaller private hotels can be around the same price as a hostel. In a guest house or cheap hotel you usually have your own bathroom with hot water, TV and basic maid service. June is "low season" for hotel prices. You should be able to find a room with a walk-in. After Bangkok you will probably find more guest houses than hostels. A hotel in the price range of 500 baht to 1000 baht a night should be easy to find.

Change your money in Thailand for best return. (No commission charges in Thailand too.) Rates are not fixed but day to day differences are usually not drastic. Changing currency is easy in Thailand but bring newer printed bills, no dirty or torn currency. (Maybe stick to larger denominations to save room.) Thailand has ATMs for cash withdrawals with many foreign debit and credit cards. There is fee to use the ATMs. If you intend to use ATMs notify your card provider you will be overseas before your trip. You don't want them to think someone stole your card and it is suddenly being used in Asia.

You may have a little rain from time to time. How much rain you get depends on where you are. Most of the time the rain will not last long.

Thailand has some good bus service from top to bottom. Also long distance rail service too. But the trains do not go everywhere. Bangkok can be cheaper than some beach areas because of cheap city transportation. Buses available and Bangkok meter taxis are not expensive if you pay the meter fare and not pay a flat rate.

In Bangkok there is even city rail service from the Suvarnabhumi Airport. This Rail Link connects with a subway and with the Skytrain. But Bangkok is a very big city and the rail service does not go everywhere.

Bangkok, beach area and visit to Chiang Mai/Chiang Rai area are some of the places tourists visit. My suggestion is to spend the last night back in Bangkok before you fly home. Do last minute shopping, etc.

Koh Phangan FMP. Maybe if I was a teenager again I would consider this, but being an old fart I have no interest in it. Google up on how to get there for more help.

Have fun.