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1. Posted by danahawkins (Full Member 128 posts) 10y

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Any recommendations for hostels in Bangkok? I'm a 23 year old female travelling alone (and I would prefer a single room if possible). Any must do's for Bangkok?

2. Posted by honeythief (Budding Member 29 posts) 10y

if its hostels your after go to ko san road, there are plenty there . i would recommend the Atlanta Hotel tho on sukhumvit rd soi 2. its old traditional and has a great menu. rooms start at about 350-400bht which is good for down town .
as for must do's in bangkok i would say do leave quickly and go to chiang mai, its much nicer tc ... j

3. Posted by ta-scha (Budding Member 13 posts) 10y

Hey,

I started the whole SEA route alone in Shanti Lodge and met the people I travelled with for the next three months, so that was a good starting place for me! It's a little off the craziness of Khao San - but that street is still walkable in about ten minutes, or tuk-tukable for 40B, if you feel like merging into the bars and markets. Actually, the little street with Shanti has a few other guesthouses too, so it hasn't totally the traveller feel - it's just less manic.

The dorm is really good if you want to meet people easily but a single room (with shared bathroom - but the bathrooms are decorated really beautifully and cleaned pretty regularly) with fan is 300B. Of course, there are other rooms with private bathroom and air-con, but I'm not sure of the prices for those. It has a vegetarian restuarant attached (which also serves chicken and fish, so it isn't technically what it calls itself!) and I think the food there is some of the best I had in Thailand.

There is a website (although I'm not sure if I'm allowed to post it? Sorry if it's edited out): www.shantilodge.com and it's a really good idea to book because they get really busy. Don't be put off by the staff; they come across as seriously unfriendly, but I think they just aren't brilliant at English!

Hope this helps.

4. Posted by mhcornwall (Budding Member 6 posts) 10y

well i just came from bangkok and the place i stayed was called asha guesthouse, it was clean and friendly but a little way out from the city and the craziness, it was about 5-10 mins walk from a skytrain station and only 30baht from htere to get to siam so it wasnt to detached from the city in terms of travel.

hope you have good luck on your travels

5. Posted by einna430 (Budding Member 5 posts) 10y

Hehe, I asked the same question on www.faq4me.com one month ago and I've got some quite good suggestions, share with you here--I would suggest you stay in Soi Rambutri which is near Kao San Road, it is quiet and convinient. Three guest house there are very nice: Mango Lagoon, O'Bankok, Wild Orchid (around USD15-20 per room night for air-con rooms). You can refer to this map at http://www.doyouhike.net/gallery/photo.php?photoid=473844

6. Posted by einna430 (Budding Member 5 posts) 10y

Quoting funkfaerie

Any recommendations for hostels in Bangkok? I'm a 23 year old female travelling alone (and I would prefer a single room if possible). Any must do's for Bangkok?

Do's: enjoy the tasty food there...there are plenty of nice food in paragon food street, a lot local people go there, lovely and inexpensive.

Dont's: don't go to small massage shops in bangkok, unless you are very sure...take good care of your belongings during the massage...especially mind the lady boy who do massage for you.

7. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1596 posts) 10y

Quoting funkfaerie

Any recommendations for hostels in Bangkok? I'm a 23 year old female travelling alone (and I would prefer a single room if possible). Any must do's for Bangkok?

How much do you want to spend per night? In Bangkok the hotels are a little cheaper than you might expect compared to the U.S. or Europe. Smaller towns may have hotels with A/C and HW for as low as 350 baht. All depends on how much you want to spend or how little you need.

You can get a air conditioned hotel(with hot water)and private toilet/shower, in the 650 baht range on up. Fan only rooms a little cheaper, the fan rooms may or may not have a private toilet or hot water.

SUK 11 Hostel on Sukhumvit Soi 11 has both private rooms and dorm style rooms. They have a webpage explaining what's available. This is pretty popular with backpackers.

One advantage of a hotel, or this Suk 11 hostel, on Sukhumvit is the nearby Nana Skytrain stop. The Skytrain does not have a stop in the Khao San Road (KSR) area. The Skytrain connects you to many popular areas of Bangkok including the Ekamai Bus Station and the subway (Asok stop) which can bring you to the main national train station.

Good luck.

8. Posted by lodesafun (Budding Member 56 posts) 10y

I'm staying at a new guesthouse in Bangkok,called "soi 1 guesthouse" #1 like is Clean, like real clean.


  1. 2 the hardest thing in asia is usally - THE BEDS. Here there are Great mattresses on beds. ( I'm in a dorm for 250 4 beds and I'm the only one) btw,single rooms here are 750 with A\C and shower.

  2. 3 24 hours. no curfew Kitchen,small Bar ,gameroom -all 24hr.

  3. 4 The dude running this joint is solid, enthusiastic,helpful and if he doe'snt have an answer he gets one for you.!( good resorces)

  4. 5 It;s not a huge hostel like the one I was in in Sydney, I like the smaller ones as they have more time for you. small hostels can remember your name big hostels often ask "what room your in?" I like being more than a number.

  5. 6 this should be like #1 The location, being in the middle of bangkok is better than staying in the far west or east (Koa san rd ,ewwww after 1 oclockAM it's nothing but ladie boys trying to fool young backpackers.) cause you can get to either by canal( 2 blocks away and cheep/fun.) sky train is 3 blocks. moto bike boys and taxis just outside of door.

  6. 7 FOOD--- I love thai food,this area is in all the dining books so you can eat a noodle soup for 20 baht or eat inside A/C places for a litle more.

  7. 8 4 blocks from here is NANA. Party central! just far enough away.

  8. 9 gives 20 minutes free on computer to each guest. Handy for a fast check on e-mail.Also Free secure/storage for you bags.

  9. 10) Next to bumrungrad hospital thats not so exciting but they just put a immigration/tourist visa office in it. NEVER a line the last 2 times I went in. I hate waiting.

things to do.. Shopping is huge here.
temples and wats, the river is a great day out and cheap as.
but best to get outta Bangkok and see more, outside of Bangkok it's a bit cheaper, and you usaualy (when you leave asia) leave from Bangkok so you always get a few days here. DO your shopping a few days before you leave.
The talest building i angkok is caled BAnyan tower, KILLER bufet om top and they have a sky walk 360 degrees. get theer as the sunsets , Eat and then go out dancing. Thats always a good day. little pricy but well worth it.
Happy trails

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10. Posted by cblanco (Budding Member 2 posts) 10y

if u r referring to hostels and not hotels, then as mentioned by others, Khao San is most ideal....is farang (foreigner) friendly and buzzing nightlife at affordable prices. Can get rooms for <500 baht.
Other other hand, Sukhumvit area is more upmarket and commercial and more places to party. You can still find affordable hostels/inns for <1000 baht. :)