Can people suggest actual hostels/guesthouses/backpackers where they have stayed, preferably with an address or some form of contact info:
Also, any info/experiences/suggestions on Phang Nga?
Thanks so much!
For Bangkok try ...
Wild Orchid Villa
Address : 8 Soi Chanasongkram,Pra Arthit, Bangkok 10200
Tel : 0-2629-4378 fax 0-2629-0046
e-mail : -snip-
For Chiang Mai
or more luxurious/ expensive in Chiang Mai
Outside Chiang Mai in the mountains
Chiang Dao Nest (It's actually my place!!!)
[ Edit: sorry, no email addresses in the forum please. ]
When you leaving ?
I should be there during june so if you need a travel partner hola me.
In Bangkok, another vote for Wild Orchid Villa, while if you want a pool go for D&D Inn
For Chiang Mai, Julie Guesthouse and Sarah Guesthouse are both very good.
In Ayutthaya, there is a new guesthouse called Baan Lotus - it is outstanding - set in a large old teak house.
Phang Nga isn't so much of a backpackers area - you don't mean Ko Pha Ngan do you? The beaches though there are very nice and there are stacks of places to stay there - from cheap backpacker places to five star hotels. You can though do tours into the gulf of Phuket from there - a bit touristy, but still good.
Hope that helps
D&D Inn, Kohsan Rd, Bangkok. Just the job.